Infinity Aerial Is The Most Empowering Workout Around Town

Infinity Aerial is home to four different types of aerial apparatus’ that let you feel like you’re a superhero.

CEO and Owner Valerie Schrader owned her studio in 2007, going on a mission to bring the liberating exercises and arts to the community. Since her first opening, she has moved locations to accommodate even more apparatus’ since she had so much success at her smaller location.

Our intern, Hannah, and I were both complete newbies, but we headed up to their spot at 9032 Cotter St. in Lewis Center to give it our best shot. I had never done aerial arts before but I was certainly ready to try! I’m so glad I did because it was the most empowering feeling of accomplishment when you did a move correctly.

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Originally published on May 25, 2019

Opinion: We Are Done Dying For Your Right To Own Weapons Of War

My name is Tess, I’m 18 years old and if I get killed tomorrow I want my little sister to know that I’m doing this for her.

No person should have to consider this. Especially kids. But unfortunately, this is the reality that we have to live with every day. We go to school in fear, and these fears are real.

Following the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school shooting, my high school was business as usual. I went to class, I listened to lectures, I took notes. But I didn’t learn. I haven’t done any learning since 17 students were brutally shot dead. School has continued for the majority as if we are expected to show up to school without fearing for our lives.

But how can I learn when all I can focus on in class is where I’ll go if a shooter comes into the building? Or how fast I can get to my sister if her elementary school is attacked. I’ve decided it’s three minutes if I’m parked in front of the school and obey no traffic laws.

The list of school shootings in America is larger than any other country. This violence directly corresponds to our lack of gun control.

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Originally published on March 12, 2018

The Columbus Yoga Community Is Facing Facts And Creating Connections, One Inclusive Yoga Class At A Time

It’s time to say goodbye to the cliquey vibes of yoga and exercise in Columbus.

Studios are beginning to pay more attention to who their clientele is and the limited range of people that traditional yoga spaces bring in.

Ashton Colby, a yoga instructor RYT200, is part of a new initiative in Columbus to create inclusive and accessible yoga classes. For those that aren’t familiar with the RYT200 yogi term, it means that Ashton completed 200 hours of yoga teacher training.

Ashton found that in many yoga classes, they would use language particular to the women’s body or to the man’s body that he couldn’t connect with because he is transgender.

“It takes me out of my zone when we assume that bodies are just this way or that way,” he said.

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Originially published May 20, 2019