CHEERLEADING HANGED MY LIFE!
Woman’s Day Magazine NZ|November 23, 2020
After watching her kids on the sidelines, mum Michelle has picked up the family pompoms
Brigid Auchettl

When Michelle Parkinson decided she needed some fun in her life, she started an adult cheerleading squad with some fellow mums, as a means of getting fit and making friends.

Now the 42-year-old shakes pompoms every week at the Reign Elite cheer club in Western Sydney. “When I first stepped on the mat it was so daunting,” says Michelle, who spent five years watching her daughters compete.

“Now I look forward to it. It doesn’t feel like hard work when you’re having that much fun.”

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