We did drive up one afternoon to attend daughters "Cheer" "challenge." These are held in large, noisy arenas with expensive junk food and lots of
If you are not familiar with this venue, it is something that
According to one consumer report, 67% of the participants suffer injuries. It is probably one of the most dangerous sports around. The girls also get costumes that are flirty and youthful looking with bows in the hair, they wear lots of makeup as if they were showgirls...or something else, some wear artificial wigs so they can look even more "Stepford."
I am not a total downer here, because my granddaughter eats like a horse and without this intensive exercise, she would have a weight problem. She also has a core body that is strong and solid and she is HEALTHY. She also loves this and has few other things she loves as much! She has learned a lot about teamwork and pushing through when things seem tough.
The award ceremony after a long day is lengthy and noisy. All those hormones on a padded mat. Glad I was up in the stands. This pretty much took up the whole day. Wish I would have thought of this as an investment a while back!