Ever hear the phrase, “confidence is key“? It’s oh so true..confidence is that secret ingredient that will help your cheerleader advance their skills, bust out of that mental block, and truly SHINE both on and off the mat! If you’re sensing some frustration or stuck in a mental block with your athlete, we’ve got the answers for you!

In this blog, I’m personally sharing my top 3 tips to help your cheerleader stay motivated and rock that confidence 24/7!! 


The trick to staying motivated is setting goals and having a plan. Ladies and gentlemen, get ready for the MOTIVATIONAL PLANK HOLD! (PS: this is one of my personal fav’ go-to CHEERFIT tips!)

This is how it works:

  1. Write down your top 3 summer goals
  2. Hold a plank (30-60 seconds)
  3. While in the plank, repeat your goals out loud and visualize each new skill in your head (yes all while in a plank)

Parents, this is a great one for you to do with your athletes and lead by example : )


Yes, say that 10 times fast : ) Ok, so this now is what you want to do right after the motivational plank challenge. First, we want to set goals, then we want to BUST THROUGH any negative thoughts so our goals can happen!

Here is how:

  1. Mountain Climber time (30-60 seconds)
  2. While climbing those mountains you want to bust through any negative thoughts that creep in
  3. Tell yourself, “I’ve got this!” “There is nothing that can hold me back!” “I am CHEERFIT STRONG!!

Parents again, time to show your cheerleader that negative thoughts mean NOTHING. We’d recommend doing this with them!



Ok, so this is the ULTIMATE TIP! Listen up..I

In order to build that confidence, you have to be strong both mentally and physically! And that is where CHEERFIT comes in! We are a fitness community for cheerleaders, here to support your cheerleader stay motivated, overcome challenges and be supported every step of the way!

BECOME A CHEERFIT AMBASSADOR and get ready to for an instant burst of motivation, confidence, and fun!


is the go-to fitness expert for the cheerleading industry and founder of CHEERFIT (www.cheerfittraining.com). Danielle holds national fitness certifications through the American Council on Exercise and specializes in sports conditioning, youth fitness, and group fitness as it pertains specifically to cheerleaders. Danielle has been featured on NBC,Inside Cheerleading Magazine, FITNESS Magazine, Livestrong, Yahoo Beauty, NY Post, American Cheerleader Magazine and more. Through fitness, Danielle focuses on helping cheerleaders build the confidence, strength, and flexibility they need to reach their goals and prevent injury.