The Science of Cheer: Accessories!

Quick: When you think of cheerleaders, what comes to mind? If you are like most people, you probably think of the cheers, the tumbling, the cute outfits and even the pom poms. But wait, there is even more to cheer than those things. Cheerleaders have “the look” and “the attitude” (that is supported by “the…

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Workout Wardrobe Makeover

You work out hard, and you have the clothes to prove it—holey, stained and a bit smelly. OK, so maybe it’s time to reward yourself with a workout wardrobe makeover. DA Designs, led by Dennette Nakamura, recently launched a new ready-to-wear fitnesswear line that moves in the right ways, protects the right assets and highlights…

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Dancers Power Up with Creative, Healthy Treats

Sugar-laden snacks do nothing for athletes—whether football players or dancers. Dancers often live busy lives, and they almost always have healthy treats close at hand. Forget the drugs and supplements that are advertised for relief of pain and tiredness. Instead, focus on foods that balance the body, help keep ligaments and muscles strong, minds fresh…

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10 Facts All Cheerleaders Should Know

There are a lot of things that most people—cheerleaders included!—simply do not know about cheerleading  Because cheerleading has been practiced for more than 100 years, it goes without saying that there is a whole lot to know about cheerleading. Here are 10 interesting facts that will capture your attention about your favorite activity. In the…

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The World Without Cheer

WOW! A world without cheerleaders, think about it. Talk about dull, depressing and colorless! Who would wear the super cute hair bows or give us sassy sayings? Who would make sports like football so much more interesting? OK, that was a little tongue in cheek, but seriously, cheerleaders work HARD at their sport. Yep, that’s…

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