Lift Up! Tumbling and Nutrition, LLC
Vanessa N. Gardner
Head Allstar Coach
“Never be afraid to take the Risk that leads you to happiness,” describes me in more ways than one. My love for ballet began at the age of 7 at Jordan Dance Academy and then developed into the love for cheer at the age of 12 when I made the 7th grade cheerleading squad.
The transition from ballet to cheer happened when I realized that I was not only a lover of dance but an extreme athlete that had the need and desire to take more risks, create new challenges for myself, and pursue something that was much more my personality. Choosing cheerleading just made sense!
Stemming from the first tryout, to middle school, to competitive cheer, to being nationally ranked, to founding my own company, I have always had a passion for the Roar of the crowd. To teach others: Leadership, self-esteem, discipline, and confidence from within. I let others know to never give up on their dreams and aspirations in life. I am a first time generation college graduate from Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis. I have three beautiful children, (two boy's and one girl) and a wonderful and supportive husband.
I have always lived by the quote, “You only have 1 stage performance in life, you might as well Rock it and Own it!
Vanessa L. Bartlett
Keep it moving; Press on; and feel the wind, Is the attitude that I have embraced for a healthy life flowing with positive energy; able to meet challenges without fear, that is inspired by all of Gods beauty.
I have been a holistic health Coach for 7 years and have been involved in and orchestrated several youth development programs in exercise. I have written numerous stage plays for my church, and am involved in outreach ministry. I enjoy running, singing, and playing the piano in my spare time.
I am a very energetic person, who has been told that I am the oldest cheerleader in the world! I am a mother of 5 and have 11 grandchildren.
Nutrition is not only what I teach, I live by it!