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.
Val, Owner and Head Instructor
Teaching pole since 2005, aerial since 2011, dance and fitness since 2003. Certified group fitness instructor in 2003 and CPR/First Aid certified. Certified Piloxing instructor in 2013. Trained with Phoenix Kazree, Nadia Shariff, 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.
From the age of 5 Toby always knew he wanted to fly. At 9 years old he started participating in circus summer camps for the next 5 years. By age 14, Toby started intensive training for all around circus training at Grimaldi Circus Academy and he stayed there for 2 years. Over the summers he was head camper at Smirkus Camp for acrobatics as well. The summer of 2012 Toby did a residency at the New England Center for Circus Arts and was granted the opportunity of teaching fellow residents as a Chinese Pole coach. From October of 2011 he's been training and performing at Infinity. His past coaches include: Rebecca Starr (NYC), Trap Twins, Xelias Aerial Arts (MN), Circus Smirkus (VT), and NECCA (VT).
Lana, Zumba and Fitness Classes
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, Zumba Sentao certification, Group Fitness Certified, CPR and AED certified.
Kelsey, Aerial and Acrobatics
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. CPR/ First Aid certified.
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.
Toby, Men's Acro and Aerial
Adrienne, Pole 101 and Contemporary
Adrienne has been involved and trained in dance for over 23 years. After competing in team dance for 6 years (in which her squad won multiple state and national championships) she began judging dance competitions all over Ohio. Adrienne then started coaching girls competitive team dance at IYooWee in Westerville. She choreographed and coached her squads to state and national titles. She fell in love with pole in February of 2012 and has been training ever since. In 2013, Adrienne competed as a finalist in the Motor City Pole Competition and has also performed at the Arnold Sports festival.