I retired from all star cheer quite a while ago due to health/battling cancer. I always longed to return once I was healthy enough, but by the time I got my health back I had also gotten older and a return never happened. I’ve casually watched from the outside as a fan, though there have been times it has been challenging because I have always been heartbroken that I couldn’t get back to something I loved. I sat next to someone on a flight recently and noticed her cheer keychain on her bag and started up a conversation. She’s around my age and is on an international open team. The idea that I could potentially cheer again has filled me with a bit of hope. We discussed international open teams, cheerabilities, and parent teams. Has anyone else returned after several years away? I know I would need to spend time working on regaining skills before attempting to join a team; anyone else go through this? I guess I’m just wondering what steps I would need to take to recondition myself, how to find a gym where I can do this, and if it’s actually possible to return at my age (30 yrs)/after so long out. Maybe it’s just a dream I should give up on? I recently relocated to the Charlotte, North Carolina area; if returning to cheer in any capacity is possible, this is the area I would be looking for a gym.