Ambassador Feature: Callie Calicut

Ambassador Feature: Callie Calicut

When it’s your passion, it becomes your life.

CHEERFIT AMBASSADOR FEATURE: CALLIE CALICUT

The CHEERFIT ambassador community is filled with leaders and motivators who all share a passion for fitness, love for cheering and drive to help inspire others.

Our ambassadors share with us their personal stories and obstacles they overcome along the way. We have an amazing community of athletes who fuel their passion and determination with the CHEERFIT lifestyle.

CAN YOU SHARE WITH US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR JOURNEY AND HOW YOU GOT TO WHERE YOU ARE TODAY?

I started cheering when I was four years old and I had no idea that this sport would turn into such a major part of my life . I quickly began doing privates, and I basically lived at the gym every day. I will never forget the days of hanging out with so many cheer family members . I got a full at the age of six years old. I love the sport so much because there’s so many different levels of cheer that whatever level you are or whatever skill you have you can still be on a competitive team and enjoy yourself meeting new people traveling and enjoying the competitions. I have had to change gyms three times and it was the most difficult times of my life because the gyms that I went to we all became family. It was very difficult to leave gyms, but I had to because of the skill levels that I had at an early age. I thank all my coaches and all my cheer family for always standing behind me supporting me and cheering for whatever team or whatever gym I was representing that year.


I am 14 years old now, and the two things that I’ve always wanted is to be on a level 5 team and win NCA and the Summit. I have accomplished all of those things.


I am 14 years old now and the two things that I’ve always wanted is to be on a level 5 team and win NCA and the Summit. I have accomplished all those things by working very hard, respecting all my friends respecting all of my coaches’ decisions and working very hard. I thank my mom and my family for always supporting me and allowing me to be a part of this great sport .

– CHEERFIT Ambassador Callie Calicut

ARE YOU INVOLVED IN ANY VOLUNTEER OR NONPROFIT AND HOW DO YOU MOTIVATE OTHERS?

I live in Houston and when its flooded here, I volunteered at my church to help the people that didn’t have anything. I try to be a part of my community.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 

I am a five-time individual CheerPower National Champion. I also run AAU and USATF track. I run the hurdles the 4x100 and the 400m. I also play basketball and track for my middle school. I won an NCA National Championship and also the Summit National Championship.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART ABOUT BEING A CHEERFIT AMBASSADOR?

It fits who I am. It’s about working out, it’s about having a great body that will perform for you. With the skills that are taught on the CHEERFIT sites, the workouts are going to help you to be able to perform better on the floor and even for other sports. CHEERFIT was a great ambassador movement for me because I am a “sportsie.”

HOW HAS BEING AN AMBASSADOR HELPED YOU?

Being an ambassador makes me aware that I can help other athletes around me to perform better!

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO TELL OTHER PEOPLE WHO WANT TO BECOME A CHEERFIT AMBASSADOR?

Being an Ambassador to me is making sure that you represent CHEERFIT and be a leader in the sport of cheer!

WHAT 3 THINGS ARE ALWAYS IN YOUR CHEER BAG?

Extra eyelashes, deodorant, and a snack!

FAVORITE SONG TO JAM OUT TO DURING A SWEAT SESH:

Anything Bruno Mars

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE EXERCISE?

Crunches

FAVORITE QUOTE:

“We battle as one.” –Edgar Ruiz

Thank you so much for sharing your amazing story Shawnelle! You are so inspiring and we are so proud that you have joined the CHEERFIT family! We look forward to following your amazing journey and hope you continue to stay healthy, fit, strong, and powerful in all you do!

#CHEERFITSTRONG

Stay FIT <3,

your CHEERFIT team

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Ambassador Feature: Maddie Bell

Ambassador Feature: Maddie Bell

When it’s your passion, it becomes your life.

CHEERFIT AMBASSADOR FEATURE: MADYSON BELL

The CHEERFIT ambassador community is filled with leaders and motivators who all share a passion for fitness, love for cheering and drive to help inspire others.

Our ambassadors share with us their personal stories and obstacles they overcome along the way. We have an amazing community of athletes who fuel their passion and determination with the CHEERFIT lifestyle.

CAN YOU SHARE WITH US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR JOURNEY AND HOW YOU GOT TO WHERE YOU ARE TODAY?

My name is Madyson, but I like to go by Maddie. I am 7 years old and I am a flyer at Ultimate Cheer. I currently struggle with locking my hips when I’m doing heels stretches or splits. When I am stretching, it feels more comfortable and easier to turn my hips to the side. I’m trying to learn how to keep my hips straight, but I’ve been doing it wrong for so long that it hurts and it feels uncomfortable to do. Through my time as a CHEERFIT Ambassador, I hope to learn to correctly stretch and become more flexible. I’ve learned in the past that hard work pays off and I’m committed to being a better cheerleader!


I’ve learned in the past that hard work pays off and I’m committed to being a better cheerleader!


 

– CHEERFIT Ambassador Maddie Bell

ARE YOU INVOLVED IN ANY VOLUNTEER OR NONPROFIT AND HOW DO YOU MOTIVATE OTHERS?

I’m not currently involved in anything right now but I do motivate others. My mom tells me to be kind no matter what. I always encourage my friends to try because you don’t know if you can do something if you don’t try it!

ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 

Overcoming and still fighting a huge medical issue is a big accomplishment for me. I also made honor roll all four quarters for second grade and now will be going to third grade.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART ABOUT BEING A CHEERFIT AMBASSADOR?

This is just the beginning of my CHEERFIT journey, but so far my favorite part would be the access to great workouts and motivating my friends to workout to.

HOW HAS BEING AN AMBASSADOR HELPED YOU?

Because being an Ambassador is such a new experience for me, I hope that by being an ambassador it will help me stunt better, gain new skills and stay fit.

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO TELL OTHER PEOPLE WHO WANT TO BECOME A CHEERFIT AMBASSADOR?

It’s a great way to meet new people and learn ways to improve your current skills!

WHAT 3 THINGS ARE ALWAYS IN YOUR CHEER BAG?

Lipgloss, Lotion and a Drink!

FAVORITE SONG TO JAM OUT TO DURING A SWEAT SESH:

You and Me (Descendants 2)

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE EXERCISE?

Knee ups

FAVORITE QUOTE:

No Pain. No Gain. Push Through.

Thank you so much for sharing your amazing story Maddie! You are so inspiring and we are so proud that you have joined the CHEERFIT family! We look forward to following your amazing journey and hope you continue to stay healthy, fit, strong, and powerful in all you do!

#CHEERFITSTRONG

Stay FIT <3,

your CHEERFIT team

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Ambassador Feature: Katherine McAllister

Ambassador Feature: Katherine McAllister

“A strong woman looks a challenge dead in the eye and gives a wink.”

CHEERFIT AMBASSADOR FEATURE: KATHERINE MCALLISTER

The CHEERFIT ambassador community is filled with leaders and motivators who all share a passion for fitness, love for cheering and drive to help inspire others.

Our ambassadors share with us their personal stories and obstacles they overcome along the way. We have an amazing community of athletes who fuel their passion and determination with the CHEERFIT lifestyle.

CAN YOU SHARE WITH US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR JOURNEY AND HOW YOU GOT TO WHERE YOU ARE TODAY?

I started All-Star Cheer 4 yrs ago. I broke both bones in my left arm, which resulted in them both sticking out of my arm. I had to have multiple surgeries – 2 plates and 16 screws, just for my arm to heal. I wore a cast that went from the knuckles on my left hand, all the way to my arm pit for almost 9 months. I then had 4 months of physical therapy to strengthen my arm and get my range of motion back.

I now have two 6 inch scars and a 1 inch circular scar to my left forearm. It has been difficult relearning my tumbling skills because I still have numbness and tingling to my arm. My elbow also becomes stiff and will lock up at times . . . 


. . .but I’m more determined than ever to succeed.


I also lost my dad to adult respiratory distress in 2011, and my mom is currently battling stage 3 breast cancer. I’ve learned that you keep fighting no matter what.

– CHEERFIT Ambassador Katherine McAllister

ARE YOU INVOLVED IN ANY VOLUNTEER OR NONPROFIT?

I help at our local humane society – I absolutely love animals! I want to be a Vet or a Police Officer when I’m older.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 

I am consistently on the honor role or principal’s honor roll at school.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART ABOUT BEING A CHEERFIT AMBASSADOR?

I love the variety of exercises and what they focus on. I love the community we have – it allows us to cheer each other on and reach our personal goals.

HOW HAS BEING AN AMBASSADOR HELPED YOU?

It has helped with my flexibility and strength. My jumps are so much better ❤️

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO TELL OTHER PEOPLE WHO WANT TO BECOME A CHEERFIT AMBASSADOR?

Do it, you will not regret it!!!!!

WHAT 3 THINGS ARE ALWAYS IN YOUR CHEER BAG?

Deodorant
Phone
Water/sports drink

FAVORITE SONG TO JAM OUT TO DURING A SWEAT SESH:

Love Arctic Monkeys!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE EXERCISE?

Pull-ups – I can do more then most boys at my school😁

FUN FACTS ABOUT ME:

I love to read, write, and skateboard.

I hate chocolate 😂

Thank you so much for sharing your amazing story Katherine! We are inspired by your recovery and we hope you continue to heal and remain determined to reach your goals. We love your passion to keep going after every challenge – we are lucky to have you in the CHEERFIT ambassador fam’!

#CHEERFITSTRONG

Stay FIT <3,

your CHEERFIT team

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Ambassador Feature: Marlei Luna

Ambassador Feature: Marlei Luna

#BOOtOutBullying

CHEERFIT AMBASSADOR | MARLEI LUNA

The CHEERFIT ambassador community is filled with leaders and motivators who all share a passion for fitness, love for cheering and drive to help inspire others.

Our ambassadors share with us their personal stories and obstacles they overcome along the way. We have an amazing community of athletes who fuel their passion and determination with the CHEERFIT lifestyle.

***To recognize ‘Bullying Prevention Month’ this October, we will have special ambassador features every week for the rest of this month. We reached out to some of our amazing ambassadors to share with us how they #BOOtOutBullying – we are proud to have such an inspiring community of leaders and motivators!***

CAN YOU SHARE WITH US A TIME YOU SAW SOMEONE BEING BULLIED AND HOW IT MADE YOU FEEL? 

I saw a kid in my class get bullied because he has a cochlear implant. They were making fun of him and calling him names at recess. It made me feel very sad that they were making fun of him. I told the teacher and we had a lesson about how we’re all made different and that’s what makes us unique. My teacher said we should uplift and support our classmates, not bring them down. 

– CHEERFIT Ambassador Marlei Luna
#BOOtOutBullying

 

WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE YOU CAN GIVE TO SOMEONE WHO IS BEING BULLIED?

Don’t let them get you down – what they’re saying isn’t true. Jesus loves you and you are so special. Be the bigger person and show whoever is bullying you, how being treated nicely feels. Bullies need love too. If the problem gets worse, tell a teacher or an adult who can help you!

HOW DO YOU MOTIVATE AND SUPPORT YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND TEAMMATES?

l support my family by helping in any way that I can: I do my chores, I play with my brothers, I keep my grades up and I always remind them how special they are to me and how much I love them!! I support my friends and teammates by complimenting them, cheering them on and encouraging them to go the extra mile when they’re trying to reach new goals! I love to motivate my teammates and friends to be the best version of themselves. When you focus on being stronger, inspiring others, living healthier and being a leader – it brings out the best in people and encourages them to do the same. 

HOW HAS BEING A CHEERFIT AMBASSADOR HELPED YOU?

Being a part of the CHEERFIT family has impacted my life in so many ways. I’ve gained confidence in myself to try new sports because I feel so strong. I’m getting better in the gym by staying focused on my form and using the workouts y’all send me to strengthen my body! Being a CHEERFIT Ambassador has encouraged me to live a healthier lifestyle by eating clean and working out daily.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE?

“Success doesn’t come from what you do occasionally. It comes from what you do consistently.” – unknown

“I AM AMAZING AND #CHEERFITSTRONG BECAUSE . . .

. . . I believe in the ability of my body. I am strong. I am devoted. I am worthy.”

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Ambassador Feature: Sha’ciah Banks

Ambassador Feature: Sha’ciah Banks

#BOOtOutBullying

CHEERFIT AMBASSADOR | SHA’CIAH BANKS

The CHEERFIT ambassador community is filled with leaders and motivators who all share a passion for fitness, love for cheering and drive to help inspire others.

Our ambassadors share with us their personal stories and obstacles they overcome along the way. We have an amazing community of athletes who fuel their passion and determination with the CHEERFIT lifestyle.

***To recognize ‘Bullying Prevention Month’ this October, we will have special ambassador features every week for the rest of this month. We reached out to some of our amazing ambassadors to share with us how they #BOOtOutBullying – we are proud to have such an inspiring community of leaders and motivators!***

CAN YOU SHARE WITH US A TIME YOU FELT BULLIED AND HOW IT MADE YOU FEEL? 

Last school year I was bullied by a girl in my class. I never understood why she bullied me, but she would hit me and call me names in front of everyone in my class.This made me suffer from anxiety and I was afraid to tell anyone because I didn’t want to get teased for telling. It lasted almost the whole school year until I finally spoke up and told my mom and she handled it privately with my school principal.

– CHEERFIT Ambassador Sha’ciah Banks
#BOOtOutBullying

 

WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE YOU CAN GIVE TO SOMEONE WHO IS BEING BULLIED?

Being a CHEERFIT ambassador I’ve learned to be strong mentally – so the best advice I would give someone is to never let someone bully you to the point were you’re so afraid to speak up. Always report bullying no matter what others may think of you!

HOW DO YOU MOTIVATE AND SUPPORT YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND TEAMMATES?

l motivate and support my family, friends and teammates by maintaining a positive environment and cheering them on even if they are having a rough day.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE?

“I am in competition with no one. I have no desire to play the game of being better than anyone. I am simply trying to be better than the person i was yesterday.”

“I AM AMAZING AND #CHEERFITSTRONG BECAUSE . . .

. . . within a year of becoming a CHEERFIT ambassador I have accomplished every goal I have set since then. I have learn to be strong physically and mentally and I no longer allow negativity in my circle. I live for peace and kindness.”

#bullyingzone 

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Ambassador Feature: Belle Fabian

Ambassador Feature: Belle Fabian

#BOOtOutBullying

CHEERFIT AMBASSADOR | BELLE FABIAN

The CHEERFIT ambassador community is filled with leaders and motivators who all share a passion for fitness, love for cheering and drive to help inspire others.

Our ambassadors share with us their personal stories and obstacles they overcome along the way. We have an amazing community of athletes who fuel their passion and determination with the CHEERFIT lifestyle.

***To recognize ‘Bullying Prevention Month’ this October, we will have special ambassador features every week for the rest of this month. We reached out to some of our amazing ambassadors to share with us how they #BOOtOutBullying – we are proud to have such an inspiring community of leaders and motivators!***

CAN YOU SHARE WITH US A TIME YOU FELT BULLIED AND HOW IT MADE YOU FEEL? 

Throughout elementary and middle school my classmates spread their personal thoughts about me and my character to others. Their words hurt me and at first I was distraught and felt worthless.

As a young child, I didn’t understand why my “friends” would want me to feel this way – as I got older, I realized that kids often bully others because they are insecure about themselves and believe making someone else feel underserving will make them secure in their own character.


If you ever experience someone else being bullied, keep in mind just how important it is to stand up for them and let them know you are there to support them.


This can make all the difference to a person who is going through a tough time. I know first hand how terrible it feels to be bullied and want everyone who is going through a similar situation to know that there are people on your side to help you.

– CHEERFIT Ambassador Belle Fabian
#BOOtOutBullying

 

WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE YOU CAN GIVE TO SOMEONE WHO IS BEING BULLIED?

Some advice I want to give to those who have been bullied is to always stand up for what you believe in. Never ever change yourself to please others. Everyone has special qualities that make them unique . . . if everyone was the same, the world would be a very boring place! 

 

HOW DO YOU MOTIVATE AND SUPPORT YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND TEAMMATES?

I motivate and support my family, friends and teammates by understanding the situations they are going through and keeping a positive attitude in everything I do! I have learned that when I keep a positive outlook, it spreads to others and sends good vibes all around! 

 

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS?

I love that I passed the 1st grade and that I made it to level 1 in gymnastics. I’m working very hard to be the best person and cheerleader I can be and I accomplished that and I’m so proud of myself!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE?

“The road to greatness is not marked by perfection, but the ability to constantly overcome adversity and failure.” – Nike

“I AM AMAZING AND #CHEERFITSTRONG BECAUSE . . .

 . . .I inspire others to be the best version of themselves!

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