Founder & CEO, CHEERFIT
Danielle is the expert fitness trainer for cheerleaders and founder of CHEERFIT. She holds a national fitness certification through the American Council on Exercise with specialties in youth fitness, sports conditioning, and group fitness. Danielle is a former cheerleader of Syracuse University and is now the go-to fitness guru for the cheerleading industry.
Danielle understands the physical demands of the cheer sport, personally overcoming 2 ACL tears during her college career. Combining her professional knowledge, industry expertise and personal experience, Danielle founded CHEERFIT to serve as the fitness solution for the cheerleading industry.
Featured in American Cheerleader, Omni Cheer, FITNESS Magazine, Chasse Cheer, Women’s Health Magazine, Cheer Living Magazine, Cheer Channel and Livestrong, CHEERFIT is fitness for cheerleaders. Here at CHEERFIT, we are more than just a fitness brand – we are an inspiration, a lifestyle and a community.
Sweat, smile & repeat!
COMMUNITY & SHOP MANAGER
Christina was a cheerleader from middle school through high school. With a passion for the fashion industry, she graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC, with years of experience in retail and visual merchandising. She learned a great deal about the fitness industry as well, while working for a popular NYC Pilates company, acting as a network representative for its teacher community. In addition to her love of cheer, fitness and fashion, she enjoys creative writing, dance, yoga, cooking, and spending time with her pets Jersey and Savannah! She is currently living in South Korea with her military husband, spreading the CHEERFIT lifestyle overseas!
Brittany started cheering in college and fell in love with the sport. When she graduated and became a high school teacher she was also given an opportunity to coach for a brand new program starting out as assistant and eventually becoming head coach. Brittany discovered cheerFIT in 2016 and got certified to be a CHEERFIT captain. In 2017 she was able to merge her love for Cheerleading, fitness and teaching when she became the official CHEERFIT education manager. She now helps teams and gyms across the country get certified to run cheerfit bootcamps and help spread the message that cheerleaders need fitness! Brittany currently resides in the Philadelphia area.
MARKETING INTERN / CHEERFIT AMBASSADOR
Claudia is a longtime cheerleader and someone who just can’t seem to leave the mat. She has over 11 years of experience on recreation, high school and college teams and is an Intern at CHEERFIT. She is currently studying Business Management with minors in Marketing and Spanish at The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C., where she is also a cheerleader. While her love for cheerleading is important, she also enjoys, going to the gym, spending time with her friends and absorbing everything that Washington has to offer.
OUR CAPTAIN TEAM (CERTIFIED CHEERFIT INSTRUCTORS)
Kate McPhail (New York, NY)
Kate is a dedicated fitness enthusiast. As a lifelong athlete and dancer, she feels her day is not complete without movement. Her cheerleading background includes 2 years as a Baltimore Ravens Playmaker, 1 year as a Baltimore Blast Cheerleader, and most recently was a member of the Gotham City Cheerleaders who support the New York Giants. In her cheerFIT class you can build muscle through boot camp style movements and dance it out with NFL inspired choreography.
Julie Napper (Ohio)
Julie is an energetic mom and cheerFIT Ambassador who has never grown out of her Cheerleader phase. Fitness is her passion that and she loves to share with those around her. Julie is thrilled to be part of the cheerFIT Team!
Kelley Green (New York, NY)
Kelley Green is a former Crunch club member who attended so many Group Fitness classes (and rocked out in them!) that she was asked to audition to become an instructor. Since early 2014, she has graced Crunch with her positive attitude and infectious smile while teaching a variety of classes ranging from Hip Hop and cheerFIT to Pound and Antigravity. Kelley received a Masters in Acting from Harvard University and holds a certification in AFAA. In her spare time, Kelley can be found hanging out with her cat, cheering on a team for charity or working with orphans from the Ukraine. She has a huge heart and will make you feel on top of the world.
Lauren grew up dancing and cheered in high school. While she didn’t pursue these in college and beyond, Lauren always missed it! Finding cheerFIT has been the perfect way to reconnect with her old passions while keeping in shape, especially since she sit in front of a computer all day.
Lanoa Curry (New York, NY)
Lanoa is currently a runner, fitness instructor, and also making her way into the dance scene. She started her journey into fitness when she joined a gym at her law firm job in 2008. In 2013, she completed a fitness instructor training with Shape Up NYC, and before she knew it she was teaching her very own Dance Fitness class at a community center in Brooklyn. Since then she has focused on transitioning full time into the dance/fitness industry. She currently teaches various fitness formats at Crunch, participates in dance classes and showcases, and has now added cheerFIT to the mix!
Leah Gambolati (New York,NY)
Leah works as a school psychologist for the NYC Department of Education. She loves all things group fitness and seeks any opportunity to make working out fun. Leah cheered competitively during high school and then went on to cheer for the Manhattan College men’s and women’s Division 1 basketball teams during her four years at Manhattan (Go Jaspers!). When Leah is not working or working out she loves to cook, travel, and spend time with family and friends.
Yanira Teitelbaum (Rumson, NJ)
Yanira started cheering when she was 9 years old and absolutely loved it! Now she is a mom and coach to her daughter’s peewee cheer team. “There’s something about cheer that has always had a special place in my heart…I have great memories including NCA Nationals in Dallas.” Yanirua is also passionate about fitness and is so excited to be teaching cheerFIT!
Logan O’Connor (New York, NY)
Logan grew up in the competitive cheerleading world and eventually competed at the collegiate level. Today, as an attorney, she craves the fun and physical challenge associated with cheerleading and she gets that satisfaction through her cheerFIT workouts!
Jessica Fermin (New York,NY)
My name is Jessica and I was a former high school and college cheerleader now I coach a junior level all star cheerleading team. I love this sport and now I can incorporate fitness and cheer to give everyone a taste of why I love what I do.
Damina Townes(New York,NY)
Damina is a fitness enthusiast, former gymnast, and Air Force veteran. After moving to New York City in 2014, she realized how much she loved staying active and wanted to make it part of her lifestyle. In addition to embarking on her fitness career, Damina also works in information technology. She enjoys barre classes, traveling and taking on exciting opportunities, such as teaching cheerFIT!
Grace Seghini (New York,NY)
Grace is currently working as a professional dancer in New York City with the Gotham City Cheerleaders, an organization that supports the New York Giants and all things New York! She is also a former Brooklyn Royals Dancer, who cheer for the Brooklyn Kings Ruby League. She began dancing at the age of 5, and grew up dancing in the musical theatre realm. She was a cheerleader in high school for 4 years, serving as captain her senior year, and an all seasons athlete (with Badminton serving as her second passion). Grace continued her love of dance and performance through her college show choir, Epic-Glee, and other performance groups, graduating from the SUNY New Paltz Honors Program with her BA in Communication Studies and her Minor in Theatre Arts. Through cheerFIT, Grace hopes to continue her passion for dance and fitness in a fun and engaging environment open to all!
Caleigh Tansey (New York,NY)
I have been cheering since I was eight years old! I was Varsity Captain for 3 years at Taconic High School in Massachusetts. I then went on to cheer at Fairfield University for the D1 men’s and women’s basketball teams. Since college I have been a part of the Gotham City Cheerleaders and am now a current team member of the Brooklyn Royals for the Brooklyn Kings Rugby team. In my free time I am an avid runner and I bake for fun, decorating cakes has become my specialty!
Janet Pollock (North Carolina)
I am a high school English Teacher and Varsity Cheer Coach. I am also a mom to a FurBaby – a Westie named Miss Piper. I believe in the power of fitness and encourage everyone to get up and get out even if it is walking.
Hi guys! Kellianne is a high school English teacher and cheerleading coach! I love being outdoors and to always be doing something! I am outgoing, loud, and super excited for CheerFit!