“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.
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?
“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!
Stay FIT <3,
your CHEERFIT team