Franzi started pole dancing five years ago with no previous dance or athletics background. She’s the owner of VerticalArts Aerial Fitness in Stuttgart, Germany since 2013 and also runs the VerticalArts Show, which is an international artistic showcase for all aerial disciplines. Franzi is a qualified gym instructor, pole, aerial hoop and aerial yoga instructor as well as a biomechanics trainer and a functional trainer. In 2014 she was a finalist of the German pole sports championships in the professional category. Franzi has had a little break after her having her first child, but is now back teaching XPERT Fitness.