Monday, February 27, 2012

MArcH mADneSs!

Cheerobix is MAd about MArcH! Come shake and bounce with us THIS SUNDAY MARCH 4 at
HiFi Fitness! We've got songs about bein crazy, getting crazy, losin your mind, and much more! Spend 90-minutes smiling, sweating and having blast
So come get cRazY, mAd, INsAne and FreaKy with us! It's going to be mADneSs

Cheerobix! February Workshop
MArcH mADneSs
HiFi Fitness
820 N Orleans St. #100
Chicago, IL 60610

Click HERE to register!

The monthly Cheerobix workshop is special! We debut 90-minutes of all-new routines with some old favorites sprinkled in. You get the mandatory ab-tastic Pom Pass, plus Conditioning, Cardio and Sculpting thru fun, simple pom routines set to fun music of all kinds. Bring your smile, supportive shoes and clothing, water bottle and perhaps a towel. [Because your moves are gonna be HOT] No experience required. Smiles unavoidable :)

PS--Thank you for buying your ticket thru this service. It will guarantee your spot in the class. We apologize for the very small fee [$1.82] that will be incurred to allow for this...

See you soon!

The Jenarator

Sunday, February 19, 2012


Special thanks to the Cheerobix squad today for bringing the smiles, hoots, energy, and SPIRIT for our class today! You all looked great and will no doubt be signing autographs once that 190 North episode lands on Chicago!

P.S. your kick lines were Ah-may-zing

The Jenarator

Monday, February 6, 2012

Love, Cheerobix

Dearest Squadmates,

Your energy is what makes Cheerobix so special. We hope you get more than a good workout from your time in class, that you enjoy expressing your inner cheerleader, and watching all those poms shake in unison.

Thank you to the 36 squadmates that sweat it out with us yesterday. We had so much fun!


Sunday, February 5, 2012

Cheerobix ..::LOVE::..

The day is here! So much LOVE to share with our squadmates! See you at 1PM for the SOLD OUT February Workshop.

We can probably squeeze a couple more squadmates in if you want to come pay cash at the door. And we'd ..::LOVE::.. to see you!

P.S. Special thanks once again to Chris Ertel for our awesome monthly workshop pic design. You're hot

The Jenarator

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!