In July 2007, Infinity was founded by owner Valerie Schrader as place for students to learn, have fun and get in shape. Valerie was tired of working in gyms and studios with huge classes, no personalized attention, students being forced to learn at everyone elses pace and not their own or being told they had to move and dance in a way that didn't fit them and who they were as individuals. All these unhelpful, unrealistic methods finally drove her to create what Infinity Aerial is today...a unique aerial and fitness studio with personalized attention, smaller classes, highly skilled instructors, incredible classes with the safest most up-to-date training and techniques and a friendly atmosphere that welcomes all backgrounds, ages, shapes, sizes, genders, races and lifestyles. Since opening Infinity has worked hard to promote pole and aerial as the unique forms of fitness they are and was honored in early 2013 with Valerie becoming a committee chair for the Arnold Sports Festival and introduced pole fitness for the first time ever.
Teaching pole since 2005, aerial since 2011, dance and fitness since 2003. Certified group fitness instructor in 2003 and CPR/First Aid certified. Trained with Pantera Blacksmith, Becca Butcher, Alethea Austin, Karol Helms, Denise Brown, Michelle Mynx, Amy Kim, Rebecca Starr, Katrina Dohl, PoleKat, Josiah "Bad Azz" Grant, David C. Owen, Aerial Dragonfly studio, Tavon "Jungle Cat" Hargett in pole/aerial as well as many others. Years of training in hip hop, belly dance, contemporary, lyrical, ballet, exotic, pole (since 1999) and aerial (since 2009). Performed in the 2010 Chicago Pole Showcase, Oct. 2010 & July 2011 Detroit Showcase and 2012 Michigan Pole & Aerial Showcase. In 2013 became the committee chair for pole fitness at the the Arnold Sports Festival.
Leah is our Cardio Hip Hop, Core, Bootcamp, and Fitness Barre instructor. She has her NETA Group Fitness Training Certification, a Zumba® certification and is pursuing her personal training certification. She was a Division 1 collegiate cheerleader and the Collegiate Cheer Coach at a University located in the Columbus area. She previously coached pee wee, high school and all star cheerleading, gymnastics for ages 3-18 and taught dance for ages 3-18. Leah has over 8 years of competitive gymnastics experience and 10 years of competitive dance experience. She is also available for private events and classes. Leah is also First Aid and CPR certified.
Cabaret-style belly dance since 1995, Tribal Fusion style belly dance (and variations) since 2008, Bollywood (and variations) since 2009, Burlesque and Hoop Dance since 2010, Ballet, Ballroom, and Broadway styles (pre-1995). Leyla dances with Hip Drop Studio's Tribalusions professional belly dance troupe. She is a member of the Middle Eastern Culture and Dance Association (MECDA) and is the Vice President and Board Member of the new Ohio MECDA chapter. AFAA Primary Group Fitness Instructor and Heartsaver/AED (child/adult CPR) certidied, trained in TRX Suspension strength/resistance training, certified kickboxing and Zumba instructor.
10 yrs of music training combined with a dislike of traditional (boring) exercise led her to Zumba. 3 yrs ballroom dance student, 3+yrs of Zumba classroom experience (1 year teaching), Zumba level 1 & 2 certification, Zumba Toning certification, CPR certified.
20+ years dancing experience (acrobatics, ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, and musical theatre) and training aerial since 2011 (silks, hammock, and lyra). Kelsey took her passion for acrobatics into the air over a year ago, through training with Morph Dance Theater's director Chloe Gonzalez as well as Infinity Aerial. She has over 10 years experience teaching dance and acrobatics, most recently with Xclaim Dance Company (since 2009) and NorthPointe Dance Academy (since 2010). She is also an active participant in the Neighborhood Pride Mentors Program, in which she teaches dance to at-risk middle school students.
Our beautiful 1400sq ft studio is in the convenient Busch Center right off the 161 and 71 exit at 1039 Mediterranean ave. Our studio features several 16ft high grade brass poles extending (our poles are bolted both top to bottom to ensure maximum safety....we highly discourage the use of non-bolted pole in a studio setting). In addition, we have several aerial silks, lyra and corde lisse along with other fitness equipment. The studio has a large bathroom with changing area, cubbies for storage of personal belongings during class time, privacy, ample (free) parking and easy access to the freeway.
Leah, Fitness Barre, Hip Hop Cardio, Bootcamp, Core