Friday, January 2, 2015

New Year? New Class info!

Happy 2015, squad mate! Can you believe we've been cheering together for four years now? Thanks so much for your support and love these years. We do it all for YOU! We have some classes coming up and changes in the schedule, so here is all the info you need!

Hi Squadmate!

We here at Cheerobix HQ would like to thank you for another year of sweaty smiles and sparkly poms, and we hope this holiday season has been filled with joy and rest and lots of fun parties. We just wanted to send you some info on our NEW upcoming class schedule so you know when and where to get your CHEER! Look for weekly studio schedules, super-cheap classes at UIC, and special events in the Chicagoand area and BEYOND>>>

Mondays at 7PM with Mattrick [Matthew Hollis]

Saturdays at 10AM with Jenarator [Jena Ertel]

Classes at Indigo are now only $15 cash at the door! There isn't a pre-registration system anymore, so please make sure to arrive at least 5-10 minutes before class to snag your spot! [Doors will have to be locked by 5 minutes after class, so please leave enough travel time]


1819 W. Grand Ave

Wednesday at 7:30PM with LoRida [Lauren McLaughlin]
$17 per class, or check out their great packages!


Edgewater Fitness Center
1106 W Bryn Mawr Ave 

NEW TIME!! Thursdays from 6:30PM -715PM with Inbognito [Brooke Hunter]
$12 per class/first class free!


Register NOW for Thursday night classes at University of Chicago! All are welcome to sign up for a semester of Cheerobix classes at UIC! Come cheer with The Jenarator on Thursdays from February 29-April 30th for $132. [that's only $10.15 per class!]

January 29th-April 30th

737 S. Halsted St
$132 pre-pay for 13 week session of classes
$66 for UIC students
$88 for UIC members

Registration instructions HERE. Class is by registration only/No drop-ins



Cheerobix with Hot Lavo and Krystenite in Glen Ellyn!

Join tiny powerhouses Lauren Lavorato and Krysten Kellly in Glen Ellyn THIS SUNDAY!! Pre-register HERE

Cheerobix in Glen Ellyn
Sunday, January 4th

800 St. Charles Rd
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

$15 Pre-Registration
$16 Cash at Door


January 90-minute Cheerobix Workshop
Happy New Cheers!

Sunday, January 11th with Jenarator, Merarvelous and Hot Lavo

820 N. Orleans

$15 for one
$25 for two
$35 for three


January Cheerobix Express
Sunday, January 25th with Mattrick and Jenarator

820 N. Orleans

$15 for one
$25 for two
$35 for three

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!