Last training lead to some health competition between friends
Some of the best people
My girl sitting through over 4 hours of competition just to watch me. I love her.
This year I joined my university’s cheerleading team. I was placed in level 1, quite rightly so, I wasn’t the greatest.
For those of you who don’t know, Cheerleading is divided into 6 levels, 1 being the lowest and 6 the highest. levels 5 and 6 are the levels that compete in world championships.
We competed in two competitions during the year, and we won both. Winning overall varsity in the last competition.
Throughout this year I’ve been a base, a back spot and even did a spot of flying! Not only have I made amazing friends, who I trust without doubt, but my fitness has increased exponentially. Throughout this experience, I pushed my limits and improved in almost every aspect. I can now do a 2-minute run, a set of pushups and situps, and can catch a freaking person. These are things that almost seemed an impossible distance away at the beginning of this year, and honestly, I’m so impressed with myself.
Not only has my general fitness improved by I can now tumble! That’s right, handstands, cartwheels, even forward rolls. I’ve got them down.
Cheerleading has been a great way for me to make friends, improve my fitness and generally improve myself. The people within my team are people who all seem to share a similar sense of humour and this honestly made practices such a fun experience.
The coaches are world class, literally. They are so supportive and they know their shit. It’s amazing to be taught by such awesome people. Not once have I felt that I didn’t belong or that I wasn’t good enough, and all my questions have been answered, even the stupid ones.
It’s been the best thing I could have done this year. Not only for my fitness but also for my general happiness. I’m stronger, in every meaning.