Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Upcoming Appearances

ABOUT MS. UNITED STATES 2011

Ms. United States Laura Eilers will dedicate her year to promote healthy, active lifestyles through the "Let's Move" initiative. She is a former NFL Cheerleader, current certified personal trainer and fitness/dance instructor. She has a degree in public communication, is a small business owner and believes strongly in women's empowerment and entrepreneurship.

Invite Ms. United States Laura Eilers to appear at your event, present to your group or school, or endorse your organization. Email Ms. United States

UPCOMING APPEARANCES


Saturday, January 7, 2012, 2:00pm
Party with a Purpose - Choreographer
Zumbathon to benefit juvenile diabetes research
Frederick,  Maryland


Sunday, January 8, 2012, 1:00pm
Greater Virginia Bridal Show - Model
Fredericksburg, Virginia


Sunday, January 29, 2012
Dance with the Pros - Choreographer
Otterbein University, Ohio


Saturday, February 11, 2012
DC Pro Dance Convention - Choreographer
Dulles, Virginia


Saturday, February 25, 2012
Missouri Dance Team Association High School Championship - Judge
Kansas City, Missouri


Saturday, March 3, 2012
Princess Virginia Pageant - Judge
Virginia Beach, Virginia


Sunday, March 4, 2012
Carolina Pro Dance Convention - Choreographer
Raleigh, North Carolina


Saturday, March 10, 2012
Richmond Raiders Football Game - Game Day Emcee
Richmond, Virginia



Saturday, March 24, 2012
Richmond Raiders Football Game - Game Day Emcee
Richmond, Virginia


Saturday-Sunday, March 31-April 1, 2012
Miss Virginia United States Pageant (Jr Teen, Teen, Miss, Ms and Mrs Divisions)
Richmond, Virginia

Ms. United States to Represent Let's Move at Maryland Zumbathon on Jan. 7

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Ms. United States Ranks #15 Most Buzzworthy NFL Cheerleader of 2011

Ms. United States 2011 Laura Eilers poses
with other NFL cheer alumni at the annual reunion.
This month Ms. United States 2011 Laura Eilers has been ranked in the year's top 40 stories of NFL cheerleading.


Reported on The Bleacher Report by Washington, DC-based featured columnist Amber Lee  on December 8, 2011, the article to date has received over 95,000 reads. The Bleacher Report is the U.S. 4th largest sports media site with 20 million monthly readers.

At #15 is Ms. United States Laura Eilers, shown in her swimsuit at the national competition on July 14 in Las Vegas. Eilers was a Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleader for five years and a St. Louis Rams Cheerleader for one year. She was a semifinalist for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and was shown on CMT's Making the Team in 2008. Eilers enjoys staying involved in professional cheerleading as the National Sales Manager for Angela King Designs, the creator of costuming for NBA and NFL cheerleading squads. She is also the founder and director of Going Pro Entertainment, a network of alumni professional cheerleaders providing services to the industry such as consulting, choreography and talent castings. Eilers will appear this weekend at the Midwest Pro Dance Convention in Kansas City and in February at the DC Pro Dance Convention.

See the Bleacher Report List
 

Monday, December 5, 2011

Meet Ms. United States at ESPN 950's Holiday Cheer & Gear

Ms. United States 2011 Laura Eilers is proud to return to ESPN 950AM Radio with Greg Burton on Thursday, December 8, 2011 at Home Team Grill in The Fan, Richmond, Virginia. Listen to her interview on Thursday on the ESPN website. Please check the Ms. United States Facebook page for times.

Holiday Cheer & Gear is an official Salvation Army Christmas Assistance Program. The mission is to collect & donate new, unwrapped sporting goods, equipment and gear. That list includes:
• Basketballs
• Soccer Balls
• Footballs
• Baseballs, bats & gloves
• Tennis balls and racquets
• Volleyballs
• Skateboards


This year, there are several locations to drop off you donations.
• Home Team Grill (1630 West Main Street)
Greg Burton broadcasting live from 9:50am-7:40pm
• McGeorge Mercedes-Benz, 8225 West Broad Street 10a-5p
• McGeorge Mercedes-Benz, 12200 Midlothian Turnpike 10a-5p
• Swaders Sports Park, 4725 Whitehill Boulevard, Pr. George 10a-6p

The Salvation Army also accepts donations of cash or checks.
If you have questions, email greg@espn950am.com
Thank you for your support.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

November 2011: A World Record Month

A few years ago I had what I called the "Best Week Ever." It started by flying to Oregon to visit my long distance boyfriend. We saw my favorite musician Jack Johnson play live outdoors with the mountains surrounding us. I then flew to Miami (also my longest flight ever) to vacation with my girlfriends and watch the Chiefs versus the Dolphins. Best. Week. Ever.

Well I'm fairly certain I just experienced the Best MONTH Ever. You can scroll through my appearances and see all the amazing opportunities that came my way this month. I met the director of the Presidential Fitness Challenge and "Let's Move." I threw the ceremonial first pass at a Kansas City Chiefs game alongside one of my all time favorite running backs. I returned to my alma mater to address my sisters within Delta Zeta Sorority. I taught the "Move Your Body" routine to pro cheerleaders while visiting Philadelphia. I launched the Lady Raiders 2012 Swimsuit Calendar in Richmond, Va. And then... I broke a world record.

What!?! Wait a minute. Yep, that's right. Ms. United States 2011 is now in the Guinness Book of World Records. Here's how.

About two years ago I met an amazing woman named Darlene Cavalier. She was a dancer for the 76ers NBA team, and I was an NFL cheerleader for the Rams and Chiefs, so we clicked instantly. Darlene holds a PhD and writes for Discover Magazine. Her passion is teaching young women about science, math and engineering, so she became known as "The Science Cheerleader." Darlene developed a website and began featuring current and alumni pro cheerleaders like ourselves who worked in or studied the sciences.

Darlene's goal was to bring the website to life through a performance team of Science Cheerleaders. These women would greet the public, work with children, and playfully challenge stereotypes. She recruited me as the choreographer and creative director, we designed a uniform, recruited 13 performers, and choreographed a 20-minute stage show to appear at the U.S. Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, DC in October 2010.

Since then, the Science Cheerleaders have become daily water cooler conversation among scientists, journalists, and well, everyone! That performance had over 150,000 views on Youtube and was featured on CNN. The Science Cheerleaders have been invited to perform at NASA, the Hispanic Science & Engineering Festival, and this fall, Darlene, the Science Cheerleaders, and Ms. United States officially made history by partnering with Pop Warner Little Scholars.

Early in November, Darlene asked me to choreograph a 5-minute science cheer to be performed by American cheerleaders in an attempt to beat China's world record of the largest cheer. Five days later, I had gone through three edits of the cheer, hours of video and scripting, and at last... the final instructional video was sent to Trenton, New Jersey for the big event.

On November 12, 1,300 Pop Warner cheerleaders piled into a school gymnasium while Ms. United States appeared on a jumbotron and led a cheer for science. On the floor keeping the energy high were Science Cheerleaders from the Kansas City Chiefs, Philadelphia Eagles and Baltimore Ravens. Here's the Video of the Guinness World Record Cheer for Science!
We waited a few weeks, and by November 30, the confirmation came...
"We are pleased to confirm that you have successfully set the new Guinness World Records title for the Largest Cheerleading Cheer. The greatest number of cheerleaders simultaneously performing a cheer was achieved by Science Cheerleaders & Pop Warner (both USA) at the Sun National Bank Arena in Trenton, New Jersey, USA, on 12 November 2011. Guinness World Records congratulates you on your achievement.” 

I'm so proud to be a part of this event and of the Science Cheerleaders organization. I've met women of amazing backgrounds who share the pro cheerleading experience with me. One of the Science Cheerleaders, a NASA engineer, recently competed to become Ms. Texas United States! I believe we'll be seeing quite a bit more of the Science Cheerleaders in the years to come.

So what does one do when they've broken a world record? I guess I can sleep soundly tonight! Bucket list #8 checked off. What will happen in December?? Only time will tell... 

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thanksgiving Blessings

This has been an emotional week for me, and I am incredibly thankful of many things.

Earlier this month, my family welcomed a child born to my cousin Becky near Boston. We are planning a 2012 summer family reunion, and it will be wonderful to meet the new member of the Eilers Clan!

A few days later came the news that we lost my uncle and Godfather Craig near Dubuque, Iowa to a heart attack. He leaves behind 4-year old daughter Hannah, who he adopted from Guatamala. An accident several years ago left Craig paraplegic, yet he still lived with graciousness and pride, strong and determined to live a life full of meaning. He taught me to be a Green Bay Packers fan and even took me to a game at Lambeau Field in 2009. He has been a wonderful supporter of me through my endeavors, coming to Kansas City to watch me cheer, attending graduations, and always checking in on my relationships. He even asked me to be in his wedding and to be his daughter's Godmother. His brother and seven sisters are celebrating his life now and truly understanding the impact he had on them.

This sequence of events reminds me that as good things come in one's life, you must often sacrifice to make room for God's blessings. That is the circle of life. We all must allow mother nature to move us forward to experience what lies ahead.

During this past year, I've been very blessed. Craig once told me he thought I had no time to cherish my blessings. I was bombarded with success and sacrificing my sleep to reach my goals, which to me, was no big deal! But he was right. I recently vowed to "stop and smell the roses" more often, to have a lazy Sunday, to carve out time for myself and my loved ones. And that is truly what Thanksgiving is all about.

I wish everyone time this week with your family and loved ones, whether it be in person or by phone. Say thank you not just today, but every day. Let others know they are special and that you are proud of them. Take time to let your blessings sink in - the gift of life, of education, work, love and so much more. If times are hard, keep pushing forward and believe in the circle of life and happiness. Your best day is yet to come.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Ms. United States Laura Eilers Returns to Kansas City November 13-14

On Sunday, November 13, Ms. United States 2011 Laura Eilers will appear during the 8:00am morning show on Kansas City's KSHB-TV NBC station. She and morning news anchor Najahe Sherman will discuss the Let's Move initiative to curb childhood obesity.

A native of Lee's Summit, Mo., Sherman and Eilers share a common bond as former high school cheerleading teammates, followed by both cheering at the professional level for the NFL Kansas City Chiefs. Following the morning news program, Eilers will appear at the Kansas City Chiefs game throwing the ceremonial first pass with alumni football player Kimble Anders. Over 100 Chiefs Cheerleaders are expected to attend the game for their annual reunion.

On Monday, November 14, Eilers will represent Let's Move and the American Heart Association at Nieman Elementary in Shawnee, Kan. She will present the school with their award for completing the Jumprope for Heart campaign.

"It's very important for fitness professionals like myself to speak directly to kids about eating right and exercising," says Eilers, a certified personal trainer. "If a child does not receive this influenced at home, they most certainly must receive proper education and motivation at school and in the community."

Eilers will round out her visit to the Midwest with a visit to her alma mater, William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo. Eilers will be a special guest at her sorority chapter meeting. Eilers was an active Delta Zeta during her four years at Jewell, serving as secretary, vice president of recruitment, and Homecoming chair. This summer, Delta Zeta Sorority featured Eilers in their national magazine, The Lamp.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Ms. United States to Appear at Kansas City Chiefs NFL Game

On Sunday, November 13, 2011, Ms. United States Laura Eilers will throw the ceremonial first pass at the Kansas City Chiefs NFL football game. Kick off time is 12:00pm CST, and pregame is scheduled to begin at 11:45am.

Laura was a Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleader for five seasons from 2003-2007, served as captain, choreographer, fitness leader and teen cheer program coordinator. She appeared in two swimsuit calendars and was the Pro Bowl Cheerleaders first runner up in 2008. Laura and her teammates, led by then director Elaine Hart and current director Stephanie Judah, created the Chiefs Cheerleader variety show, performed for the first time in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in 2004. Laura visited seven countries on behalf of the Chiefs with Armed Forces Entertainment. Nearly 100 Chiefs Cheerleader alumni are expected to attend the game on Sunday versus the Denver Broncos.

Laura remains active in professional cheerleading today. She became a 2008 semifinalist for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and cheered one season for the 2009 St. Louis Rams. In 2010, Laura created the "Lady Raiders Dance Team" in support of indoor professional football in Richmond, Virginia. The squad was named the league's best dance team and recently launched the 2012 swimsuit calendar.

Additionally, Laura is on the administrative team of two major businesses associated with professional cheerleading and dance. She is the national sales manager for Angela King Designs Go Wild! Wear, creating costumes and attire for performers. Laura is also the founder and executive director of Going Pro Entertainment, LLC, an international agency offering events, consulting, choreography and other services in support of the professional cheerleading and dance industry. In August 2011, Going Pro launched the inaugural Pro Football Cheerleaders Alumni Reunion in Las Vegas, and serves as the creative production team for the USA Science Cheerleaders.

Ms. United States to Present to Virginia Health & PE Professionals

On Friday, November 11, 2011, Ms. United States Laura Eilers will present to attendees of the Virginia Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance annual national convention in Washington, DC. The VAHPERD convention brings together approximately 900 health, physical education, recreation, and dance professionals from throughout the state. 

Laura's platform is supporting "Let's Move!" the initiative launched by First Lady Michelle Obama aimed at solving the childhood obesity epidemic within a generation. As an NFL cheerleader, dance and fitness instructor and certified personal trainer, Laura is passionate about teaching America's youth how to make healthy choices. Laura is a spokesperson for the city of Richmond's "Healthy Richmond" campaign and is launching a local chapter of "Girls on the Run." 

Following Laura will be the convention keynote speaker, Shellie Pfohl, Executive Director of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (PCFSN), an advisory committee of volunteer citizens who are charged with educating, engaging and empowering all Americans to live an active, healthy lifestyle. Ms. Pfohl leads the Council’s efforts to support Let’s Move! 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Upcoming Appearances

ABOUT MS. UNITED STATES 2011
Ms. United States Laura Eilers will dedicate her year to promote healthy, active lifestyles through the "Let's Move" initiative. She is a former NFL Cheerleader, current certified personal trainer and fitness/dance instructor. She has a degree in public communication, is a small business owner and believes strongly in women's empowerment and entrepreneurship.

Invite Ms. United States Laura Eilers to appear at your event, present to your group or school, or endorse your organization. Email Ms. United States

UPCOMING APPEARANCES

Thursday, November 10, 2011, 7:00pm
Bridal Fashion Show
Pippinhill Winery, 5022 Plank Rd., North Garden, Va.

Friday, November 11, 2011, 7:00pm
"Let's Move" featured presenter
Hyatt Regency, Reston, Va.

Sunday, November 13, 2011, 8:00-9:00am
Kansas City, Mo.

Sunday, November 13, 2011
Kansas City Chiefs Game / Cheerleader Reunion
Throwing the ceremonial first pass!
Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Mo.

Monday, November 14, 2011
Nieman Elementary School Fitness Pep Rally
Shawnee, Kan.
 
Monday, November 14, 2011
Delta Zeta Sorority - Zeta Rho Chapter
William Jewell College, Liberty, Mo.


Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 5:30-7:30pm
Mosaic Bar & Grill, 6229 River Rd Ste A, Richmond, Va.
Celebrity Bartender to raise contributions for Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN)


Saturday, November 19, 2011
Going Pro Cheer & Dance Workshop
Teach the "Let's Move" dance to current and former professional cheerleaders 
Philadelphia, Pa.


Saturday, December 3, 2011
West Broad Street, Science Museum to Downtown, Richmond, Va.



Saturday, December 10, 2011
Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, Okl.
Judge - Oklahoma State High School Dance Team Championship



Sunday, December 18, 2011
Going Pro Cheer & Dance Workshop
Teach the "Let's Move" dance to current and former professional cheerleaders 
Kansas City, Mo.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Confessions of A St Louis Cardinals Fan

I'm a native Missourian, and I'm just so excited for St Louis today! The Cardinals baseball team rallied to win in the 11th inning of game 6 in the World Series, forcing a game 7 playoff, which will be played tonight in St. Louis. They'll be playing the 2010 World Series 2nd place team the Texas Rangers.

Many people know that I lived in St. Louis and was a cheerleader for the Rams NFL Football Team. St. Louis is the most beautiful sports city, and it thrills me to see such excitement coming to the city where I lived.

... but I have some confessions.

1) I grew up in Kansas City and am more of a Royals fan, who in 1985 beat the St Louis Cardinals to win the World Series. We haven't been very good since then, but fair weather fan I certainly am not! Have you seen my KC Royals first pitch from September this year? 

2) Just about 3 weeks ago I was whining about my boyfriend wanting to watch the MLB playoffs on TV. I think my exact quote was, "Baseball is soooooo booooooooooooorrrrrrrrrrrringggggg." The truth is that I LOVE going to baseball games, but can't we all admit that watching the game on TV is dreadfully painful at times?

3) I only lived in St Louis for 10 months.

4) I've never been to a Cardinals game although have gotten lost driving past Busch Stadium many times (it's a beautiful stadium!). I think I have been to a Royals game when they played the Cardinals, but I'm sure I was wearing blue.

5) I do own ONE piece of Cardinals apparel - a red logo tank top. It's about 45 degrees outside today in Richmond, Virginia, but I'm wearing it proudly.

6) I am really afraid of squirrels but for some reason love this rally squirrel. Kinda looks like me in this photo, do you think?? If you haven't heard of Buschie the Cardinals Rally Squirrel, check out this Newsy.com video (which, on a side note, is produced out of University of Missouri - Columbia award-winning journalism department, and I developed their online marketing while I lived in St. Louis. Love me some Newsy.com!)

Whew, I feel much better. I was feeling somewhat like a bandwagon Cardinals fan, so I had to get that off my chest!

What I'm learning about the 2011 MLB World Series is that we can all benefit from a resurgence of energy, no matter where it roots - you just have to open yourself up to let it happen. And if it comes from a city 2,000 miles away from you, who cares!?! If it comes from sharing in the happiness of your friends who are TRUE Cardinals fans, well that is just as exciting. Celebrate. Take time off from work. Watch the game, eat a hamburger, and enjoy the journey - win or lose.

Good luck tonight Cards!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Let's Move is Coming to Richmond VA!

Let's Move is coming to Richmond, VA - hometown of Ms. United States 2011 Laura Eilers. Stay tuned to learn more about initiatives in 2012!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Mayor Jones Announces Healthy Richmond Campaign

Mayor Dwight C. Jones introduced the Healthy Richmond Campaign today during the City’s Employee Health and Safety Fair at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. The Healthy Richmond Campaign is a new City initiative designed to promote the improved health of City employees and residents by addressing the disparities affecting access to health care and health resources in the city of Richmond.
Mayor Jones stated that, “Launching the Healthy Richmond Campaign internally during the City’s Employee Health and Safety Fair presented an excellent opportunity to promote this initiative which includes a comprehensive workplace health promotion program. A public kick-off event is currently being scheduled for next spring. The goal of the Healthy Richmond Campaign is to promote healthier lifestyles and behaviors that will improve individual health and help prevent many of the chronic diseases and illnesses that affect far too many youth and adults in our city.”
The Healthy Richmond Campaign was proposed by the Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Health Policy, which was established in 2010, to address Mayor Jones’ concerns of the disparity in health outcomes across the Richmond community. The Blue Ribbon Commission researched many factors affecting health in Richmond, and proposed five focus areas to help improve the health and well-being of City residents: Healthy Richmond Campaign to promote healthy lifestyles to the community; health and social equity; behavioral health; medical homes for uninsured; and support for healthcare providers.
Members of the Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Health Policy are working on strategies to impact the identified focus areas. At the same time, several departments within the City’s Human Services division are moving forward in implementing the Healthy Richmond Campaign by engaging the community and encouraging the public to proactively embrace the Healthy Richmond concept by improving and maintaining their health.
The Healthy Richmond Campaign is preparing to conduct various activities and to participate with community events. The campaign involves current City initiatives, commissions, and task forces consisting of: Pedestrian, Bicycling and Trails Commission; Breast Feeding Commission; Active Seniors and Special Populations; Food Policy Task Force; and the Richmond Lets Move! Initiative.
For more information or to find out how to get involved in the Healthy Richmond Campaign, please call (804) 646-5823.
 

Monday, October 24, 2011

My Love for Peanut Butter at 8am

Guess what! You can have your peanut butter and eat it too!!

I'm a certified personal trainer, fitness instructor, choreographer and dance team coach. These passions led me to choose "Let's Move" as my platform as Ms. United States. Helping kids make healthy choices is important to me, so I try to follow my own advice and share it with others! Here's a wonderful recipe that will start your day off right.

Typically I choose low-carb, low-fat recipes, especially when training for pageants, shoots and performances. In recent years I've been forced to stray from the peanut butter aisle at the grocery store because I love it so much, I will eat the whole jar! This fall I came across an amazing recipe to start my day off right, and now I'm able to bring home the PB again. Check it out!

Oxygen Magazine, August 2011
High Energy Cinnamon Peanut Butter Pancake

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup eggwhites
  • 1 Tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup oatmeal
Instructions Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Heat a skillet to medium and spray with cooking spray. Add mixture. Flip and cook other side. Makes 2 Servings, each with 220 calories 4g fat 11g carbs 3g sugars 36g protein. Top with light butter, honey and/or another swipe of peanut butter. To add more carbs, chop up a banana and add on top!

I'm certainly no chef, so this is a simple, quick, delicious recipe that makes me look forward to breakfast!

In November, I'll be visiting Kansas City and Philadelphia to talk to kids about health & fitness, to dance and meet new people! Contact msunitedstates2011@gmail.com to request an appearance.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Upcoming Appearances

ABOUT MS. UNITED STATES 2011
Ms. United States Laura Eilers will dedicate her year to promote healthy, active lifestyles through the "Let's Move" initiative. She is a former NFL Cheerleader, current certified personal trainer and fitness/dance instructor. She has a degree in public communication, is a small business owner and believes strongly in women's empowerment and entrepreneurship.

Invite Ms. United States Laura Eilers to appear at your event, present to your group or school, or endorse your organization. Email Ms. United States

UPCOMING APPEARANCES

Sunday, October 16, 2011, 12:00pm
Richmond Folk Festival

Judge - Joey's Hot Dogs Eating Contest
Times Dispatch / Folklife Stage, Brown's Island, Richmond, Va. 
 
 
Friday, November 11, 2011
"Let's Move" featured presenter
Hyatt Regency, Reston, Va.

 
Sunday, November 13, 2011, 8:00-9:00am
NBC - Kansas City Morning Show
Kansas City, Mo.

 
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Kansas City Chiefs Game / Cheerleader Reunion
Throwing the ceremonial first pass!
Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Mo.

 
Monday, November 14, 2011
Nieman Elementary School Fitness Pep Rally
Shawnee, Kan.

 
Monday, November 14, 2011
Delta Zeta Sorority - Zeta Rho Chapter
William Jewell College, Liberty, Mo.


Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 5:30-7:30pm
Mosaic Bar & Grill, Richmond, Va.
Celebrity Bartender to raise contributions for Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN)

 
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Going Pro Cheer & Dance Workshop
Teach the "Let's Move" dance to current and former professional cheerleaders 
Philadelphia, Pa.
 
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Thanksgiving Family Workout
Westwood Club, Richmond, Va.
 
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Greater Richmond Convention Center, Richmond, Va.

 
Saturday, December 3, 2011
West Broad Street, Science Museum to Downtown, Richmond, Va.


Saturday, December 10, 2011
Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, Okl.
Judge - Oklahoma State High School Dance Team Championship

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Ms United States Instructs "Move Your Body" at Zumbathon to Benefit Pancreatic Cancer Research

On October 8, 2011, Ms. United States Laura Eilers appeared in Frederick, Md. to support the Let's Move platform. Created by First Lady Michele Obama, Let's Move strives to educate Americans on the importance of nutrition and daily [hysical activity.

The Zumbathon in Frederick, Maryland brought together women and children to have fun and get fit! Ms. United States instructed the group for 15 minutes, learning the "Move Your Body" routine created by Beyonce.

Kids love the Move Your Body routine because it is a combination of fun and challenging moves including the "running man" and the "dougie." Contact Ms. United States to teach the dance to your organization or event.

Ms. United States Laura Eilers warms up the Zumbathon attendees
with Beyonce's "Move Your Body" routine.

Over 60 participants unite to fight pancreatic cancer in Frederick, Maryland
during the Zumbathon sponsored by Get Heidi Fit.

NFL Cheerleaders Reunion, November Kansas City Chiefs Appearance

Anyone who knows me can attribute to the importance of my time as an NFL Cheerleader for the Kansas City Chiefs and St. Louis Rams organizations. These honors allowed me to realize the importance of service, teamwork, and empowerment within a group of successful women. These women have shown me what it means to be well rounded in career and social lives, to enjoy life, sports and friendship. I truly attribute my success today to my experience within the NFL and the opportunities these organizations have extended to me.

In September 2011, I was honored to be involved in the inaugural NFL Cheerleaders Reunion in Las Vegas, where I emceed the event and met many women from across the country, including cheerleaders from the Buccaneers, Colts, Falcons, Raiders, Cardinals, Cowboys, Jaguars, Panthers and more.

In November 2011, I will return to Kansas City to throw the first pass at the Kansas City Chiefs game vs the Denver Broncos, also in association with the annual Chiefs Cheerleaders Reunion. Stay tuned to many other appearances associated with this visit to the Midwest.

More Photos from Ms United States Pageant

These photos are from the national pageant in July 2011 in Las Vegas. A big thanks to photographer Joe Pier and to New Contours for all your work with me to prepare for the swimsuit division!

  
 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Throwing the First Pitch at Kansas City Royals Game

One of my first stops as Ms. United States was at a Kansas City Royals game in July 2011. I was thrilled to be invited to throw the first pitch this fall during the Royals' final series at Kauffman Stadium. As one of my favorite childhood pasttimes, I was so honored to step on the field and be a part of the action on September 13, 2011. I even threw a strike! Thanks to my friends and family for coming out to share the moment with me.

Watch the first pitch on Facebook!


Monday, September 5, 2011

Ms. United States to Appear at 9-11 Remembrance Las Vegas Events

Meet Ms. United States Laura Eilers 2011 on Sunday, September 11, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Laura will appear on behalf of the United States organization in two events to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the on the World Trade Center and other tragic events occurring in 2011.

WEST COAST HEROES PARADE
This event will be integrated and timed with the events on the East Coast showing full UNITY with the West Coast.
  • The West Coast Heroes Parade and Ceremony will occur on September 11th in the heart of Historic Downtown Las Vegas on the 4th Street Parade Route.
  • This event will be simulcast with the events on the East Coast showing full UNITY with the West Coast. Events on the East Coast will be broadcast live on 4th street, with West Coast events broadcast live on TV.
  • Event will begin at 5:46am, the moment the first tower was hit on 9/11. It will begin in Unity with ceremonies on the East Coast with a moment of silence and ringing of the bells in New York City at Ground Zero.
  • This event will include exclusive entries of international First Responders, Military and Veteran’s agencies.
  • It will be integrated through multiple media outlets with the events occurring in NY, PA, and DC.
  • Celebrities, entertainers, athletes, survivors and families; with Grand Marshal, Lt. General Buck Bedard, Pentagon Survivor, will be on site as we connect personally to that historic event a decade ago and celebrate our Unity today.

Location Las Vegas Hilton
  • Attire Black Tie Optional
 
Heroes 
  • John Feal, President Feal Good Foundation 
  • Glenn Keith, Vice President Feal Good Foundation and Founder of True Blue NY 
  • Lt. General Buck Bedard, Pentagon Survivor 
  • Boyd Gaming 
  • Randy Black Commander, Nellis Support Team Survivors 
  • 911 Survivors, First Responders & Military


Featuring
  • Al B. Sure 
  • CG Ryche 
  • Bonnie-Jill Laflin, Sports personality 
  • Laura Eilers, Ms. United States 2011 
  • Kareem Rush, Former LA Clipper  
  • Local Vegas Headliners 
  • Exclusive Performance by Surprise Guests

Benefiting 
  • 911 Survivors Universal Solutions Fund 
  • Operation Home Front Wounded Warriors 
  • USO of Las Vegas 
  • Various Honor Guards 

VIP Gala Package includes
  • Meet and Greet with Celebrities (Including Photo Op)
  • Red Carpet and Cocktail Party
  • 1 ticket for the Gala, including entertainment!
Make your reservations online now
911 Remembrance Gala Event - Sept 11 @6pm

Friday, September 2, 2011

News Gazette: Pageant Winners To Lead Off Buena Vista Labor Day Parade

Original Article

Full Day Of Activities Planned In City, Rockbridge Baths

Beauty pageant winners, politicians, cloggers and musical performers will take center stage for Buena Vista’s 41st annual LaborFest, which takes place all day this Monday, Sept. 5.

Early morning political breakfasts and stump speeches at Glen Maury Park will usher in the fall political campaign season. The Labor Day parade will be led by Grand Marshal Miss USA Ashley Smith, along with Miss USA Teen Ashley Greenfield, Ms. USA Laura Ellers and Miss Junior Teen Virginia Shania Weaver.

In Rockbridge Baths, a Labor Day festival will be held at the firehouse. Festivities include a gigantic yard and craft sale starting at 8 a.m., a Little Miss and Mr. RBVFD Fire Chief Pageant from 9 to 11:30 a.m., live music and dancing beginning at noon, and a car, truck, tractor and motorcycle show from 1 to 3 p.m.

Musical performers in Rockbridge Baths include Dolly Fridley and Al Wimer at noon, Lonewolf from 1:30 to 3 p.m., and Larry Conner and Crossfire from 4 to 6 p.m.. The Thunder Valley Cloggers will perform at 3 p.m.
In Buena Vista, the Parry McCluer High School cross country team is sponsoring a 5K road race that begins at 8:30 a.m. at Camden Field.

Buena Vista’s Labor Day parade heads down Magnolia Avenue, beginning at 9:30 a.m. There will be a car show at the park that starts at 10 a.m. An opening ceremony for Laborfest will be held at the park at approximately 11 a.m., to be followed by the traditional political speeches.

The Buena Vista Junior Woman’s Club will be holding its annual baby contest at the park at 12:30 p.m. Registration will take place from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the park’s skating ring. Ages are from newborn to 36 months, and the entry fee is $5.

Among the happenings at the park will be an arts and crafts show and sale, amusement park rides by Buffalo Brothers, children’s pony rides and activities by Kid’s University.

Musical entertainment at the park begins at 2 p.m. with a performance by the local gospel group, Wonder. The Blue Ridge Mountain Cloggers will perform at 3:30 p.m., and will be followed by the Rebels of Rhythm Cloggers. Fun-time activities are scheduled for 4:30 p.m., with musical headliner Casper beginning its concert at 5 p.m.
The day’s activities will conclude with a fireworks display, weather permitting, at 8:30 p.m.

The local Democratic Party will be holding its breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at Parry McCluer High School. To order tickets, call Mary Whitten at 261-2974.

The local Republican Party will have its breakfast in the American Legion building at 8 a.m., with the doors opening at 7:15. Tickets can be ordered by calling Debbie Garrett at 261- 3940, or e-mailing her at debbie. garrett@gmail.com.

Buena Vista’s Labor Day celebration actually begins the day before, on Sunday at 7 p.m., with a vespers service gospel concert at the park featuring Glen Shelton.

This is part of the August 31, 2011 online edition of The News-Gazette.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Move Your Body with Ms. United States Laura Eilers

Ms. United States 2011 performing as a
St. Louis Rams Cheerleader.
Ms. United States 2011 Laura Eilers is touring the country teaching everyone how to "Move Your Body" - the dance routine created by Beyonce supporting the "Let's Move" campaign for a healthier America. 

As a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor, 6-year NFL Cheerleader, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders semifinalist, and arena football's "Lady Raiders Dance Team" coordinator and choreographer, YOUR Ms. United States Laura Eilers will get everyone on their feet with this simple and fun dance routine! Contact Ms. United States with your date request, event and location. Other presentation options are available targeting women, teens and girls. 


Get Moving with Ms. United States!


Ms United States Laura Eilers is a certified personal
trainer and fitness/dance instructor.
About the “Let’s Move” Platform:
Ms. United States 2011 Laura Eilers is proud to endorse “Let’s Move,” the campaign initiated by First Lady Michele Obama, encouraging 60 minutes of daily activity and healthy nutrition according to the newly revised “My Plate” food diagram. Laura offers a variety of interactive presentations and online contests for men, women and children of all ages.

Ms. United States Presentation Options
  • Having cheered 6 years in the NFL for 2 teams,
    Laura is recognized for her contributions to the industry of
    professional cheerleading and dance.
    Target: All Ages. Time needed: 20-40 minutes. Learn the “Let’s Move Your Body” dance created by Beyonce. This is an easy, fun dance that children and adults can learn in minutes! 
  • Target: Women and Girls. Time needed: 60-90 minutes. Get moving during a “Diva Boot Camp” including rhinestone hula hoops, jump ropes, and cones. Discussion will include nutrition and health. 
  • Target: Girls. Time needed: 90-120 minutes, or can be facilitated through online participation. Hold a “Miss Fit” pageant. Female contestants ages 5-13 are recognized for their commitment to healthy choices and have the chance to earn fun prizes including a “Miss Fit” banner and crown. 
  • Target: Women. Time needed: 20-40 minutes. Facilitate the influential presentation entitled “Let’s Move – Shape your body, mind and future.” A successful entrepreneur, Laura discusses how her transformation to a healthy body and attitude allowed her career and personal life to flourish. 
 

Ms. United States endorses "Let's Move" - the
White House's campaign for a healthier America.
Invite Ms. United States to your event!  
  • Email Ms. United States
  • Include the following information:
    - Date(s), Time(s)  and Location

    - Description of event and/or website
    - Accommodations if more than 100 miles outside of Richmond, Virginia


About Ms. United States Laura Eilers:
Laura Eilers (Richmond, Va.) is a certified personal trainer with a bachelor of arts in Public Communication. She is recognized nationally for her contribution to the cheer, dance and fitness industry. After working for Universal Dance Association as a high school camp instructor, Laura cheered for the Kansas City Chiefs and the St. Louis Rams, visiting seven countries to entertain the U.S. military. Laura was a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders semifinalist and appeared on CMT’s “Making the Team.” Laura created Going Pro Entertainment, a nationwide agency comprised of pro cheer alumni, offering events, private coaching, choreography and other services. Laura has developed fitness and nutrition programming for Club KidFit St. Louis, i9 Cheerleading, J’adore Fit, Miss Virginia United States Pageant and more. During her reign, Laura will present at the national Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Directors Conference in Washington, DC, the NFL Cheerleaders Alumni Reunion in Las Vegas, throw the first pitch at a Kansas City Royals Baseball Game, emcee game day for Richmond Raiders arena football, and participate in multiple children’s and women’s fitness events. 
Download the Ms. United States Let's Move Program from Facebook

Friday, August 26, 2011

United States Titleholders Appear in TV Commercial

Earlier in August, the Miss United States 2011 titleholders traveled to Charlottesville, Virginia to appear in the Spring Street Boutique fall TV commercial! Check it out!

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Behind the Scenes at the United States Pageant! Day Three


Slowly but surely, I'll think back on our days in Las Vegas leading up to the United States Pageant! Here is day three...

See Day One   See Day Two 

Saturday, July 9, 2011


Photographer Joe Pier
6:00am It's swimwear photo shoot day! I wake up and workout. This is right outside of the area near the pool where the Junior Teens are beginning their photographs. I spot pretty Jr Teen Shania Weaver, she is a knock out!

9:00am I'm photo ready! Before leaving Virginia, Lucinda from Face Value Salon in Charlottesville helped me prepare my hair, and Gigi Curtin, my Mary Kay rep in Richmond, helped with my makeup color and skincare. I feel like a million bucks! My choice is a red Venus swimsuit. I love the cut of the suit! I join the other Ms. candidates near the pool and wait for our photos. Photographer Joe Pier and his assistant Eduardo are great!

10:00am Off to rehearsal again. Today we are learning the preliminary opening number to Lady Gaga's "I Was Born This Way." The Ms. delegates will be in preliminaries with the Teen delegates. We then have a whole new Parade of Gowns to learn. It's amazing the work that goes into these productions!

12:00pm Fuddrucker's salad, thank you very much!

1:00pm Back to rehearsal. Dancing, walking. smiling, need I say more?


Miss, Teen and Ms. Virginia in Las Vegas
5:30pm Free night!! Miss Virginia Ashley Smith and I rest a while, then join Miss Teen Virginia Ashley Greenfield to hit the big town of Las Vegas. We get several cheers for "Virginia!" as we walk past casinos and theatres on Las Vegas Boulevard. We take some time for photos with our favorite Vegas show girls. Our stops also include Caesar's Palace and the fountains outside the Bellagio.

8:30pm Dinner at Bill's Casino on the Strip. I give it a 4.5 out of 10. Sorry, Bill. 

9:30pm Time to head home sweet home to the Orleans. When we get there, the band is rockin in the lobby, so we stop and dance a bit to "Sweet Home Alabama!"

Off to bed ... tomorrow we meet a famous actress from one of my favorite childhood films, and you'll get the inside scoop on Miss United States's favorite ringtone and odd sleeping habits. Nothing is off the record here! Until then....

CHEERS! ~ Laura