The Infinity Insider
November 2018

The Infinity Insider is a monthly newsletter to all members of the Infinity family. We hope it allows you to get to know us better and to assist with staying up-to-date with all of the excitement.


A Note From Coach Mark

It's November! OMG - how did it become November already? November is the month to be thankful, and we sure do have A LOT to be thankful for.

We are thankful to have such a wonderful group of families that trust Infinity to be a part of their children's growth and journey as athletes.

We are thankful to be starting our 10th Competitive Allstar season - THIS SATURDAY IN SANDUSKY for Unity, Envy and Icon and on NOVEMBER 11 IN CLEVELAND for Harmony and Integrity.

We are thankful to have athletes willing to step up and fill in on teams in need.

We are thankful everyone understands the craziness of these sports and has patience when last minute/unplanned things are thrown at us, such as no power for our Athlete Sleepover. :(

We wish everyone a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving holiday later this month. Infinity will be closed Wednesday, November 21 through Sunday, November 25 and will reopen on Monday, November 26 for all classes. (We will likely need to add a practice for our allstar athletes given the competition schedule that week we return. More details to follow.)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Coach Mark

Nov 3         
The Very Scary JAM(fest) Comp - Sandusky, OH (Unity, Envy & Icon)

Nov 11       
Champion Cheer Central Turkey Time Cheer & Dance Comp - Cleveland, OH (Harmony & Integrity)

Nov 21-25   
Infinity Closed for ALL Classes

Nov 22       
Happy Thanksgiving!
Help Us FLOOD the Arenas with a Sea of Green and Blue - Infinity Jerseys Now Available
Season 10 Baseball Jerseys are now available for order. (Sizers will be at the front desk until Wednesday, November 7 - it is NOT RECOMMENDED to go by your normal t-shirt size - these cannot be exchanged or returned.) They are $65 and should be delivered before December 4.

A Nutrition Tip from Wellness Babe...
Avoid Getting Sick This Winter

While everyone else is sniffling, sneezing and coughing this winter, you can boost your immune system and prevent winter illness (even when you’re hanging around sick people) Here are some ways to prevent winter illness:
Nutrition is without a doubt the most important factor to when improving your immune system. Did you know that 70% of your immune system is located in your gut? Of course, we want to eat foods that are full of vitamins and minerals like citrus fruits, but amino acids and antioxidants are essential for rebuilding tissue and removing harmful radicals that can impair the immune systems function. Eat a variety of proteins, like pasture-raised eggs, nuts and seeds, fish, lean meats and bone broth. Vitamins A, C, and D are essential in the winter months for boosting immunity. The best way to get these vitamins are through the food you eat or direct sunlight, but a high-quality supplement can also be beneficial. Sugar is detrimental to the immune system, and as always, should be avoided at all costs. Don’t forget, sugar has many forms and is sneakily hidden in some of your favorite “healthy” foods like yogurt or granola bars. Read labels before purchasing! Stopping at the drive-through for dinner or before practice will do nothing to help your body fight off viruses and in turn will only impede the body from fighting off a potential infection or illness.
Sleep is critical for preventing illness. One sleep study noted that cutting just one hour of sleep resulted in increased inflammation, immune excitability, cancer and diabetes risk. Lack of sleep quickly decreases your immune function, leaving your system wide-open for environmental influences, including viruses like colds and flu. Most people need 8 hours for the immune system to function optimally.
Consider a probiotic. Remember that 70% of your immune system is located in your gut. A good, high quality probiotic supplement will help balance intestinal bacteria. According to one study, children who consumed probiotics had fewer colds, needed fewer antibiotics and missed fewer days of school.
Lastly, good hand washing habits are always an easy way to prevent the spread of germs. Wash hands before consuming foods and after using the restroom. Don’t overdo it! Washing your hands too much can actually remove much of the protective layer on your skin and increase your chances of acquiring an infection.

The New Uniforms Are Gorgeous
Please Help Us Keep Them That Way

So white was not our first-choice either, BUT after discussing the color with industry experts, the uniform manufacturer, other gyms and judges across the country (and allowing influence from our Seniors), we do believe the benefits of the color outweigh the negative of extra work to keep it clean.

White uniforms GLOW on the dark performance stage and the rhinestones will sparkle under the lights. These uniforms will not blend in - they are made to stand out, which is exactly what Infinity plans to do in Season 10!!

We have already taken some precautions such as the non-stain lipstick choice and setting spray for foundation. We have also been told that a formula of 50% blue Dawn dishwashing liquid plus 50%  Hydrogen Peroxide mixed together when needed and applied with a toothbrush is a useful home remedy for keeping the white uniforms white.

With this in mind, the athletes are required to wear their Jerseys over their uniform AT ALL TIMES they are not in Warm-Ups or on the Performance Floor, so hopefully the worry won't be a worry.
Expand Your Cheer Vocabulary
Tick Tock
A tick tock is an element of a stunt that, when performed correctly, adds the "wow" factor to a routine.

It is performed in a liberty (Lib) or heel stretch when the base(s) pop the flyer so that she can gain enough height to switch from one leg to the other.

Watch for this move in the Envy and Icon routines this season.
Meet Our Season 10 Cheer Moms
Icon Team Mom & Team Mom Leader

Melody is the Team Mom for Icon and is the mom that defined this role for Infinity. Her daughter Emma, an athlete on Icon, is a Sophomore at Avon Lake High School.

Melody did not cheer growing up. She played the piano for many years and ran track for a short period of time. If she had an extra day in the week she would spend it "Relaxing!! I desperately need a down time day!" Her favorite movie is Silence of the Lambs and favorite book is Rain Maker by John Grisham. She has two dogs, Trevor and Lenny and her favorite candy bar is a Take 5 - yum!
Envy Team Mom

Terri is the Team Mom for Envy. Her daughter Taylor, an athlete on both Envy and Unity, is in 8th Grade at Learwood Middle School in Avon Lake.

Terri was a cheerleader and a Team Captain growing up. If she had an extra day in the week, she would spend it playing board games or cards with family. Her favorite movie is Star Wars and favorite book is Highlander. She has a Weiner dog named Harley. Terri's favorite candy bar is a Whatchamacalit and she enjoys a Starbucks Iced Green Tea with no sugar.
Unity Team Mom

Jeannie is the Team Mom for Unity. Her daughter Isabella "Bella", an athlete on both Unity and Envy, is a Freshman at Elyria Catholic High School.

Jeannie did not cheer growing up, "I am not flexible at all, and my balance is even worse!" If she had an extra day in every week she would spend it in her PJs doing one of the many things she wants to do around the house and never gets to. She loves a good comedy but can't name just one favorite movie or book. She has two dogs - Poptart and Pebbles! Her favorite treat is Tea and Donuts (donuts are her weakness).
Integrity Co-Team Moms

Bridget and Kathy are sharing the role of Team Mom for Integrity. Bridget's daughter Emma is in 6th Grade at Avon Middle School and Kathy's daughter Mackenzie is in 4th Grade at North Ridgeville Academic Center.

Bridget was a competitive gymnast for 10 years and cheered for basketball and football in high school. If she had an extra day in every week, she would spend it with family just hanging out. Her favorite book is The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. Bridget's family has two cats, a dog and two lizards. Her favorite beverage is coffee.

Kathy did not cheer growing up but was a competitive swimmer. If she had an extra day in every week she would be outdoors hiking or sitting on the beach at Lake Erie. Her favorite move is Finding Forester and favorite children's author is Todd Parr, It's Okay to be Different. Kathy does not have any pets. She likes to drink Diet Coke once in a while and enjoys Reese's Pieces for a treat.
Harmony Team Mom

Lori is the Team Mom for Harmony. Her daughter Liliana is in 1st Grade at St. Joseph Catholic School in Avon Lake.

Lori was never a cheerleader in high school; however, she was a majorette. If she had another day in the week, she would spend it boating and riding Sea Doo's with her husband and kids. She spends her spare time reading medical journals. They also have rescued a lot of animals over the years and currently have two rescued Weiner dogs, one rescued terrier, and two rescued cats! When asked her favorite beverage, she explained their family drinks a lot of water and V8 V-fusion.
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