Getting in shape during football season when there are nachos, chili, potato chips, and 1,000 calorie-per-scoop dip on the table during the game is really tough. But if you want to look like a Denver Broncos cheerleader, you need to step up your game (like, a lot).

I am in no way or form anywhere near being as fit as a Denver Broncos cheerleader. But would I like to be? Hell yea! To the best of my ability of course because as you and I both know, everyone has a unique and beautiful body and we can't all have a six pack or thigh gap.

One thing we can all do is get healthy and feel good about ourselves! (That doesn't always mean looking like a cheerleader, but I digress.)

A while back, blogger and Shape.com contributor Jennipher Walters got down to the bottom of how NFL cheerleaders get and stay in fantastic shape, turning to NFL trainer and TD1 national director of performance Kurt Hester. He gave tips on everything from when to eat and why, what moves will really sculpt out your body, what will get your fat to incinerate, and how frequently you should be hitting the gym.

Gah, I just love that word: incinerate!

While he didn't cover what foods you should eat, I think it's important to note that the best way to get in shape overall (physically, nutritionally, and even emotionally) is to consult with a doctor or other professional who knows what they're doing. (In-person...NOT over the internet!)

This is just a preview of what it takes to get in shape like the Denver Broncos cheerleaders.