To introduce our new Cheerleading classes we explore the benefits of Cheerleading, and why we have fallen in love with this American pastime.
1. Physical Endurance
Cheerleading is a great cardio workout! Cheers typically only last a couple of minutes so it is necessary to repeat high-energy routines. Choreography contains not only dance but also tumbles, jumps and sometimes stunts, all which require great stamina especially to maintain a big smile throughout the routine as well!
2. Strength Training
Cheerleading is a whole body workout. You will build strength by rehearsing weekly, particularly in your lower body, shoulders and core.
Stretching exercises within each class will develop your flexibility, increasing your range of movement. This will help improve your high kicks, jumps and tumbles within the sequences.
Coordination is a key element of cheerleading. You will improve your ability to learn routines and perform them in time with your team mates.
5. Team player and Leadership skills
Performing and practising as part of a team is vital for cheerleading in order to complete sequences in unison and support stunts and tumbles. It can also improve leadership skills by building confidence to speak up for the good of the team.
Learning to listen to both team mates and the instructor is crucial for undertaking tumbles and stunts safely. These are great transferable skills.
6. Positive Mood
Release those happy hormones! Exercising releases endorphins which will boost your mood.
Cheerleading in particular is all about portraying a positive outlook with upbeat chants and a huge smile which is sure to leave you in a good mood!
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