Friday, December 30, 2011

Thanks again, TimeOut Chicago!

How great is it to search "Cheerobix" on TimeOut Chicago's online mag and find TWO whole stories about us now??!!!

Thanks Amy Nicole Miller for the sweet and enthusiastic write up

Friday, December 16, 2011

Cheerobix Express THIS SUNDAY!

Ready? OK!

Let's keep that holiday spirit flowing with lots of Holiday routines as well as some old favorites that were requested. We always take requests for new songs to create routines for our monthly workshops as well as requests for fun routines you've liked in the past for our Express class.

Come join us this Sunday!

Cheerobix Express

Sunday, December 18th
Indigo Studio

To Pre-register go HERE

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Cheerobix Ho Ho Holiday Spectacular THIS SUNDAY!

Brrrrrr...It's cold in here. It must be CHEEROBIX in the atmosphere!
This Sunday please join us at 1PM for the Cheerobix Ho Ho Holiday Spectacular happening this month at INDIGO STUDIO!

We'll break out the poms and shake 'em to chilly hits, holiday classics, and pop-tastic new sounds the kids really love. Get ready to spread the holiday cheer!

Register online today!

Only $15 for 90 minutes of superwintryfun.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Cheerobix™ Express THIS SUNDAY!!

One hour of awesomeness. Routines of workshops past! Come bend and snap with us at:


Sunday November 20th


Register HERE or just show up and pay at the door!

The Jenarator

Saturday, November 5, 2011

We're ready to ROCK OUT

Cheerobix THIS SUNDAY November 6th at

HIFI Fitness!

Register HERE

See you soon!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Get Bodied

Beyonce is so inspirational

Monday, September 26, 2011

Divalicious October Cheerobix


This month the Cheerobix crew would like to pay a pom-shaking homage to
some of our favorite DIVAS.  We've got LOTS of new routines set to some
seriously divalicious tracks. We hope you can join us THIS SUNDAY to
celebrate October's Cheerobix with Beyonce, Madonna, Gaga and much much
MORE! And remember, you are always encouraged to express your inner
cheerleader! Dressing the part is FUN :)

Indigo Studio
213 W. Institute Pl #704
Chicago, Il 60610

Thursday, September 1, 2011

This is how we rehearsed all summer....

Fer reals...

Register HERE for this Sunday's workshop!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Register for THIS SUNDAY Cheerobix Workshop

Ah. Summer...

Full of sun and love and slow motion driving down some boulevard with the wind breezing through your hair...

We're holding on to summer as long as we can with this month's

Cheerobix: Endless Summer

Songs that are splashy, sassy and breezy paired with the moves to match. We hope you can join is THIS SUNDAY.


Scroll down a bit to see a full description :)

See you Sunday!
The Jenarator

Cheerobix on WCIU!

So Exciting! Thanks to all who came out to participate in this fun class we taught for WCIU!

Click Here to see the segment

Thursday, August 11, 2011

FREE Cheerobix class NEXT FRIDAY!!

What is that you say? FREE fun?? YES!  WGN would like to do a taping of one of our classes and needed a weekday slot, so we are offering YOU an opportunity to take Cheerobix for free and perhaps even be on tv!

We do hope you can come [sneak out of work early--it's a FRIDAY]

DO a little scrolling and then click on the Register button below to save your spot!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Jock Jams a.k.a Sweat Fest

Whoa. That workshop was so sweaty the mirror had splatters all over it!  Way to work it, squad!  It is always so nice to look out into the crowd and see all your smiling faces.  Smiling, red, sweaty faces. Did we just burn like 1200 calories? [probably]

Hope your shoulders, hamstrings, backs and quads are feeling the burn in that good way today.  Be on the lookout for all our August info coming up!  There's so much Cheerobix this month... Hooray!

The Jenarator

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Yay for proof that we exist! Thanks to Allison Williams [photographing for TimeOut Chicago] who so graciously offered these pics to us after we patiently [sort of] waited for a the contractual 60-day waiting period after the article printed.  So sweet! Check out her other gorgeous work here

Jock Jams ::: New Video

Gimme a T! Gimme an R! Gimme an AIN! 
 Hope you enjoy our latest video with one of our new routines.                          
It's super simple, so make it extra SASSY.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

God Bless? AMERICA!!

Thanks again for another sparkly and spirited Cheerobix, y'all!  It was fun to dress up in red, white and blue and pass our all new poms with you!

How great was it that there were THREE youngsters in there?  Good thing we kept it pretty clean, right? [we kept it clean, didn't we?]

We love all our squadmates and look forward to seeing you again in August!

Sunday August 7th
Indigo Studio

the Jenarator

Thursday, June 9, 2011


That was one HOT and Sweaty Cheerobix! And totally full of people and smiles and laughing  and all the good stuff we love in all our workshops. Thanks so much to all our faithful returning squadmates and to all our new squad members as well!  We are so excited to be growing and making people pom routine at a time.

We hope to post another sneak preview routine before our next workshop, which is ON for

213 W. INSTITUTE PL #704

Hard work? PAYS OFF!!

Monday, May 30, 2011

New Routine!


Mattrick and I have been putting together some fun new routines for the June 5th workshop and thought we would tape one so you could get a sneak peek and learn some moves ahead of time if you like :)

We basically want to get you PSYCHED for this upcoming Sunday! Hope you enjoy!

Special thanks to the lovely and talented Jyl Fehrenkamp [Jildo] for taping this with us and for assisting at our workshops as well! Also thank you to Chris Ertel for filming and editing this video and making us look all professional :)


Thursday, May 26, 2011

TimeOut article

We're getting geared up for another superfun Cheerobix workshop coming next Sunday, June 5th!

Here's what TimeOut had to say after a visit to our last workshop :)

Thanks to Marissa Conrad for writing the story and Allison Williams for shooting

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Another ROUSING Cheerobix!!

Well, that was fun!  Another great group of squad members hopping, prancing and gyrating with spirited smiles!  Thanks so much to all the newbies and the pros! and also--THE BOYS--loved seeing you guys!

And, as one workshop attendee said, "that one was a lot sexier than the last time"

Yes. yes it was. Because we're that kind of cheerleader

Next workshop is:

Sunday, June 5th

Indigo Studio
213 W. Institute Pl
[just north of Chicago and Franklin]

Dressing up in your most spirited outfit is encouraged!  Here's a video that might help :)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Cheerobix THIS SUNDAY!!

It's that time again!

Come join us again for CHEEROBIX

Indigo Studio
213 W. Institute PL
Suite 704

Only $15!! can you believe??

Keep your eyes peeled for videos of the POWER OF CHEER performing at the April 23rd Windy City Rollers bout

Monday, April 4, 2011

Next Workshop Sunday May 1st 2011

Same place/Same time:

Indigo Studio
213 W. Institute Pl
7th Floor/#704


It is a really great idea to pre-register since space is limited and we need it shake our poms. and booties.

To Pre-register:
click here and then click the "workshop" tab and scroll to Cheerobix and then you can click on the sign up button. If you are new to the studio or haven't registered, you will just have to create a user password and blahblahblah....  If by any chance the workshop tab is missing, please call 312.612.YOGA (9642) and we can register you by phone.

The Jenarator

Well, THAT was fun!

Thanks to all the spirited ladies [and GENTS!] who came out for our 3rd CHEEROBIX workshop!

We had 23 awesome squad members with sweat flying off of them in every direction. You know what's so great about it? There is just no way that you can't smile through the whole thing! It's silly, it's fun, and everyone is there to support each other. I love Cheerobix!

It was a blast... [I am sore]

Can't wait for next time!


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Next Workshop Sunday April 3rd 2011

Ready? O! K!

time to dust off those sparkle fingers and get your spirited self to Indigo Studio!

First Sundays of the month

213 W. Institute Pl
7th Floor/Suite 704

only $15!

***since this is a special workshop, any memberships or special deal packages you may have at the studio do not apply***

Your Spirited Leaders

Cheerobix is a magical dance fitness class with poms! You'll be drenched in sweat while you dance, prance and drop it low. This is your squad. Come cheer dance with us!

Matthew Hollis [Mattrick Swayze]

Matthew Hollis has been committed to fitness for over 6 years as a certified personal trainer and iron-pumping addict. He trains individuals, teaches various group classes and boot camps, and will whip your hot tail into gear. His no nonsense approach keeps his clients focused and working hard throughout every workout. Your results are his top priority, but lucky for you, he is also very charming and fun to have around. You can find Matthew teaching and training and Cheetah Gyms, Columbia College, Indigo Studio and corporate classes at Google!

Jena Ertel [the Jenarator]

Jena began her on-again off-again experience with poms in middle school and has had cheer in her heart ever since. A degree in Dance from Columbia as well as a Dance Education certification from UWM led her to over 10 years [so far] of teaching dance and movement of all sorts to people of all ages. Jena currently teaches group fitness and yoga classes and loves the booming sound of unison pom swishes. She is a certified yoga instructor and is constantly building her knowledge of anatomy and kinesiology so she can be the best educator to her students. If she is not practicing her body rolls and high kicks, you'll probably find the Jenarator smothering her little doggie and baby Emmitt with kisses or obsessing over flora or fauna of some sort.


Well, Mattrick and the Jenarator have been great pals for just about ever, meeting as dance students in college. They have performed together and separately for over a decade and have been cheering together for about 6 years.

In 2007, Matthew created a performance group/concept called the "Power of Cheer" based on his need to be his own best cheerleader. So began an honest, funny, raw series of performances done with two other men, and sometimes just he alone.

As the popularity of the Power of Cheer grew, so did the squad. A core group of 5 males and 4 females began to form and not only did Matthew create, produce and execute a hugely successful full-length evening performance piece, but this core squad also began performing full-scale pom routines and original cheers for the halftime shows for the Windy City Rollers, as well as pranced and kicked on a moving float for 3 consecutive Gay Pride Parades.

It seemed evident that the practice that went into rehearsing for these shows was so physically demanding, that it would make for a really fun, cardio-tastic form of group fitness. With that in mind, in summer 2010, Matthew was asked by the City of Chicago to lead a series of ‘Cheerobics’ classes in Millennium Park, which was wildly popular.

One night, Jena and Matthew were dancing around in an empty beergarden and he showed her some of the moves from these ‘Cheerobics’ classes and Jena got so excited she said, “We HAVE to do this. People would LOVE this! “

And now here we are. Present day. Jena joins forces with Matthew to co-create a Cheerobix curriculum and pedagogy to take to all the inner cheerleaders out there. Because it's fun to dance, its fun to prance, and darn it--its fun to play with pom pons!