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The Infinity Insider
April 2019

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

Happy Spring! (Well, at least it's spring on the calendar - Mother Nature seems to be confused.)

Spring is in full swing at the gym. This is a bitter-sweet time of the year as we close out some of our cheer teams and move into post-season with others. We've had a great Season 10 thus far with three prep teams and three all star teams. We hope every cheer athlete is proud of the team accomplishments and personal achievements this season has brought.

As a reminder, tumbling classes are offered year-round and makeup tumbling classes do not expire. April is a great time to catch up on classes and focus on advancing tumbling skills in preparation for Season 11 clinics and tryouts. We also will have a cheer class to bridge the gap between the end of the season and beginning of the next - more information will follow soon. (The Season 11 cheer packets will be available very soon.)

As I write this, we have just completed one of the most physically and emotionally exhausting weeks of the year. The calendar piled up on us and our all star cheer athletes and families experienced a regular season/post season scheduling crash over the past four-five days. Our all star teams went through challenging choreography changes with Brandon Hale, from ShowTyme Productions, while amidst their regular season. Adding in 12 hours of choreography into an already busy week was challenging. The teams only have two practices to put these new routines on the floor in Columbus next weekend. In the middle of this, Envy decided to accept their paid bid to The One Finals, which took place in Sandusky this weekend. We appreciate everyone's sacrifices and support and are very proud of the hard work Envy put in to pull a brand new, unfinished routine together and to bring home 1st Place and the coveted ring. Congratulations Envy!


Coach Mark

IMPORTANT APRIL DATES
April 6-7
American Cheer Power - Columbus
(Unity, Envy and Icon)

April 14
Candyland Cheer Championship - Sandusky
(Virtue)

April 18
Last Day to take advantage of 30% Off Pro Shop Sale

April 21-27
Infinity closed for ALL classes


April 28
All star Cheer practice resumes
LOOKING AHEAD:
Infinity Cheer Season 11 packets will be available soon. Early registration discounts will be available until May 5 and registration is open up through Clinics. 
30% OFF PRO SHOP ITEMS
A Healthy Tip From Wellness Babe
Adolescent Anxiety and Nutrient Deficiencies
 
Did you know that 31% of adolescents, ages 13-18 are suffering from an anxiety disorder? The number is also alarmingly higher in females (38%) than in males (26.1%). There are a number of different anxiety disorders, varying by the object or situation by which it is triggered. Anxiety disorders can interfere with daily life and cause disturbances in job performance, school and relationships. For adolescents and adults, it’s important to get treatment to help. New research is showing that nutrient deficiencies may be the cause of anxiety disorders and we may only need to turn to the grocery store for treatment.
 
There could be 9 or more nutrient deficiencies contributing to anxiety disorders in kids. Two that are easy to fix and the most problematic are Vitamin D and Magnesium. Here in Cleveland, the weather leaves us at a disadvantage in terms of getting enough Vitamin D because the best source of this nutrient is from the sun. 20 minutes per day (before you put on sunscreen) is all you need to keep your vitamin D levels sufficient. Supplementation during the winter months is something to consider for everyone, especially because low Vitamin D levels has been linked to other diseases such as cancer. Wild-caught tuna and salmon are great food choices along with egg yolks and mushrooms. A high-quality over the counter supplement is a great idea for kids.
 
Magnesium is probably a nutrient that you’ve heard less about. Its most common use is to relax the body, so it’s no wonder that lack of magnesium may be exacerbating anxiety disorders. Antibiotics, excessive sugar and excessive salt intake will deplete the body of magnesium stores.  Magnesium deficient can look like many other problems in the body since it is involved in so many bodily processes, but symptoms include: fatigue, migraines, irregular heartbeat, muscle fatigue and irregular sleep patterns amongst others. As always, you should consult with a doctor if you or your child are experiencing any concerning symptoms. Magnesium-containing foods include: dark chocolate, nuts, seeds and avocados. Some magnesium supplements come in a powder form which could be a great way for kids to make sure they are getting enough.
 
As society continues to become more open-minded about the state of our mental health, more doors are likely to be opened in terms of treatment. Don’t be afraid to speak to a doctor or someone you trust about anxiety, depression or other mental health issues. Sometimes medication can help people with anxiety disorders. We should always strive for homeostasis within our bodies to ensure mental, emotional and physical health.  


 @Wellness_Babe
Please help us spread the word to friends and family with toddlers age 4 and under.
Expand Your Cheer Vocabulary
What is The Summit?
The Summit and The D2 Summit are "Super Bowl" championships of all star cheerleading. Teams work all season to earn a "bid" to attend these competitions. The competitions are exactly the same and are held in the same location (ESPN Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL) on back-to-back weekends in early May. The D2 Summit, which all three Infinity all star teams have received bids to participate in this year, is for D2 size gyms (under 125 athletes), and The Summit is for large gyms.

In the 2017-2018 season, 12,000 teams competed for 1,241 bids to D2 Summit - so only 10.3% of teams were talented enough to earn a bid. Although this only represents 10% of cheer teams across the country, over 1,200 teams makes for a gigantic competition. Cheerleaders take over Disney for (what always falls on) Mother's Day Weekend. The entire event is broadcast live on Varsity TV.

Earning a bid and making the climb to D2 Summit is an honor but also pushes our athletes into a different level of preparation to compete at this level. We will be hosting a Summit Send-Off for Infinity Summit-bound athletes in early May. Please stay tuned for more information - we hope you can join us.
Meet Bryson
As may of you may be aware, Beaux, Coach Mark and Stephen's precious Boston Terrier, has a new brother - Bryson!

Bryson is an adorable yellow English lab that recently made his first trip to Infinity.

Mark and Stephen are happy to have multiple dogs in their home again. And, since they are such great dog parents, they have decided to also open their home and hearts to a human child (or children). If you haven't seen it, please check your email for a message from Coach Mark with the subject, "A personal note from Coach Mark" sent on March 26.
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440.933.4422

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