“Hard work and Dedication Pays off!”
CHEERFIT AMBASSADOR FEATURE: MARIAH HUTTON
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?
Mariah was born with spirit in her eyes. she started tumbling around the house and walking on the edge of couches and doing splits when she was a three year old. She just couldn’t stop. My older son (13 year old now) had been playing little league football so I went ahead and put her in cheer for his team as their little mascot. She learned pretty quickly and fell in love with it. She did that for tow years and a friend introduced me to Cheer Eclipse. I didn’t know much about competitive cheer at the time. Her dad and I took her to open gym and a meeting. She was six years old by then and was teaching herself how to do a back bend. She was there for open gym for two hours and by the time we left she was doing a back bend walkover. The owner was pretty impressed and asked me to bring her to a class and it went from there. She has now been with Cheer Eclipse for 3 seasons going on 4. She is a flyer and helps base at times. She is such a leader and an inspiration to others. Mariah started doing heel stretches and scorpions at a young age and we didn’t really know the names of them at the time, she learned by watching on TV and watching the older girls. She was able to get her full straight Scorpion by her 2nd season of cheer.
Cheer is her life and her passion, even on her off days, she still is working on something at home.
Mariah is a perfectionist so anything she tries, she will not stop until she succeeds. Mariah is always full of fun, sass and spunk. She is super outgoing and she cares so deeply for others that if they are sad, she is sad. Cheer is her life and her passion, even on her off days, she still is working on something at home. Mariah didn’t have any issues as a young child, so we don’t really have a struggle as of now. There was a time when she first started at Cheer Eclipse she was only 1 of 2 minorities on her squad at the time so she went through an “insecurity” phase and wondered why her hair was different or why her skin color was different. There was nothing bad that had happened to her, she is a very detailed person and pays attention to everything so I think it’s something she noticed on her own. The girls there never made her feel bad, they have always made her feel welcome and part of the team and loved. They are family, they are “cheer sisters”. I’m honestly not sure why she went through this, but she did. I had to constantly talk to her to let her know she should love who she is and what she looks like no matter what her hair looks like and her skin color. Eventually she overcame that and gained her confidence again. Mariah now has more confidence than I have ever seen and she loves who she is and owns it. I am Mariah’s biggest cheerleader and she is not only an inspiration to others, she is my inspiration as well!
– CHEERFIT Ambassador Mariah Hutton
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS?:
Mariah did work hard at getting her scorpion to be straight and her jumps high and legs straight. She has also worked really hard on her tumbling and getting her Back handspring. She’s recently completed a full series and is super proud of herself as am I. Mariah’s words,”mom, i’m super proud of my back hand spring series!”
HOW HAS BEING AN AMBASSADOR HELPED YOU REACH YOUR GOALS?
Mariah’s words: “Since I have had to help base this season more than usual, the CHEERFIT workouts have helped me with my strength and endurance. I have gained more confidence than ever and look mom, i’ve got a sixpack!” “Being a base and using my strength from the CHEERFIT workouts have also made me work hard at my flying skills and stretching. I love the CHEERFIT flyer workouts too, I even get my mom to do some of these workouts with me.” Being a better flyer will help my bases at their job also. I will continue to do these workouts daily!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART ABOUT BEING A CHEERFIT AMBASSADOR?
My favorite part of being a CHEERFIT Ambassador is being a part of a community of leaders who truly love what they do and who lift each other up and inspire each other. I love how we can all give each other advise to help with whatever skill we are working on. I love how it’s a mixture of girls and boys and that we are all on the same team.
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO TELL OTHER PEOPLE WHO WANT TO BECOME A CHEERFIT AMBASSADOR?
I would tell them they would be joining an amazing team and we’re not only a team, we are a family! I would tell them they would be uplifted and become stronger not only on the outside but on the inside as well. I would tell them they would be making the best decision ever!
WHAT ARE 3 THINGS ALWAYS IN YOUR CHEER BAG?
hmmm… lots of bows hanging on my bag.
1. my bow box
2. lip gloss and lotion, you can’t go anywhere without those two things
3. tissues and hand sanitizer.
FAVORITE SONG TO JAM OUT TO DURING A SWEAT SESH:
I love anything Justin Bieber and Bruno Mars!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE EXERCISE?
I love lots of crunches and anything that helps the abs.
“Hard work and Dedication Pays off!”
My brother’s basketball coach used to say that all the time and it just is the quote that me and my bother and parents all use daily!
ANY FUN FACTS, SOMETHING INTERESTING, OR ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO SHARE?
I can wrap my legs around my neck and walk around on my hands. It grosses my mom out haha. I like to play soccer, too. I’m in the 3rd grade, but I work on 4th grade math and 5th grade reading. My teachers use me to help teach other kids, which I love to do. I love to teach and help others. My teachers told my mom that I have the highest scores out of all of the 3rd grade class in my school. I have an older brother who plays basketball and he’s 13. I love my mom and dad so much! I have 2 dogs named Toby and Tara and they are my babies. I love to spend time with my friends and play outside. Yes Cheer, tumbling, dance are my life and I love them, but I also love to just be a kid and run around acting crazy. I actually love watching the news with my mom even at 9 yrs old and I love to watch 20/20. I love to be in front of the camera, not behind it and I love to take Selfies, Sing and Dance all around the house. I want to be a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader and be a Veterinarian. I love being a part of the CHEERFIT family and being a CHEERFIT Ambassador!
Thank you so much for sharing your amazing story! 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