” . . .the only one that can limit me is myself.”
CHEERFIT AMBASSADOR FEATURE: ELLIE MEYER
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.
This week, we meet Ellie – a competitive cheerleader who shares with us her personal struggles and what she does to stay strong and how she never forgets to give back to her community. We are honored to present our CHEERFIT ‘Ambassador of the Week Feature’ with Ellie Meyer!
CAN YOU SHARE WITH US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR JOURNEY AND HOW YOU GOT TO WHERE YOU ARE TODAY?
I was born with cleidocranial dysplasia. It’s a very rare syndrome that mainly affects your skeletal system. After I was born I had a lot of x-rays and scans and doctors told my parents I might not ever walk on my own, and I would most definitely never be an athlete.
Now, 13 years later, I play multiple sports for school and for fun. I am also on two competitive cheer teams. I discovered competitive cheer two years ago and found my passion. Because I have cleidocranial dysplasia, I have to take extra care of my body and my muscles, because they make up for what I’m missing in my skeleton.
Fitness and training is so important for me to be able to cheer. It allows me to continue my passion, with no excuses or limits.
I can do anything anyone else can, I just have to work a little harder to reach my goals.
Because of this, I’ve learned that the only one that can limit me is myself. When I stop focusing on reasons that I can’t do something and start working, amazing things happen.
– CHEERFIT Ambassador Ellie Meyer
ARE YOU INVOLVED IN ANY VOLUNTEER OR NONPROFIT AND HOW DO YOU MOTIVATE OTHERS?
I am a straight A student and a member of National Junior Honor Society. I also volunteer at Operation Kindness, the largest no-kill animal shelter in North Texas. I want everyone to find what they are passionate about and go for it, with no limitations.
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS?
I compete and am involved in softball, volleyball, track, cross country, sideline cheer and competitive cheer. There is rarely a time I’m not at practice or in the gym. When I’m not doing sports, I’m working on art, which is another huge passion of mine. I’ve had several pieces advance to state level competition for my school.
HOW HAS BEING AN AMBASSADOR HELPED YOU?
Being an ambassador helps keep me motivated and helps keep me honest. It’s easier for me to make healthy choices because I know that I am representing a lifestyle.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART ABOUT BEING A CHEERFIT AMBASSADOR?
My favorite part about being a CHEERFIT ambassador is having a forum to help people. Last year during Summit I pulled a muscle in my back and spent a whole summer in rehabilitation before I was able to work on getting my skills back. It was so hard and extremely frustrating. I want to help spread the message to other athletes that good fitness and conditioning will help limit those frustrating setbacks and injuries, and it helps you recover more quickly if you are injured.
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO TELL OTHERS WHO WANT TO BECOME CHEERFIT AMBASSADOR?
If you are thinking about becoming an ambassador, I would say go for it! There’s nothing more rewarding than to be able to help people and keep yourself motivated at the same time!
WHAT 3 THINGS ARE ALWAYS IN YOUR CHEER BAG?
I always carry my back balls, which are these two balls I lay on to stretch out my back, my teasing comb and makeup wipes!
FAVORITE SONG TO JAM OUT TO DURING A SWEAT SESH:
Right now it’s 24K Magic by Bruno Mars
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE EXERCISE?
I love yoga!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE?
“Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” – Goethe
FUN FACTS ABOUT ME!
I’m an older sister to two brothers and 3 rescue pups and two rescue kitties. I love God, my family, friends and I want to give back as much as I can.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE?
The best feeling in the world is leaving it all on the mat with your best friends. Win or lose, doing your best and hearing the crowd get behind you… there is nothing better. The rush of adrenaline before you take the mat is thrilling. I’m also fairly certain cheerleaders are among the most superstitious athletes out there. I have so many good luck charms woven into my shoelaces. And I won’t replace my shoes mid season, even though they are worn through the bottom because we are undefeated and I can’t change out my lucky shoes!!!
Thank you so much for sharing your amazing story Ellie! You energy and passion is SO strong and we love how motivated you are in all you do. We are so lucky to have you as a CHEERFIT ambassador, and we look forward to hearing about your many accomplishments ahead! #CHEERFITstrong!
Stay FIT <3,
your CHEERFIT team
cheerFIT is so much more than just a workout brand – we are a lifestyle, a community and an inspiration. We are a community who is strengthened through fitness – both mentally and physically. It is our mission to spread the awareness that cheerleaders need fitness. We are dedicated to building a community of strong, powerful individuals who are a true inspiration to their team and leaders in their community. Together we are disrupting the traditional methods of fitness training and revolutionizing the way people think about cheerleading and their fitness needs! Are you the next cheerFIT Ambassador? Apply today.