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Alicia Weber and 27 Champions Produced in 17 Days in 2017

By Weber Way to Wellness Reporter

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Alicia Concluded her 17 Day Track to producing Champions on November 11, 2017, where young men from the Champion Circle Program awaited to do a 45 minute “Mystery Activity.” They were surprised that they competed in a self-esteem booster known as an Archery Fitness Challenge where they officially became ARCHER ATHLETES!! They worked on many skills and excelled in their activity in a timely manner. They learned that in order to develop self-esteem they need to do something and accomplish something. They were all Champions to learn new skills and complete this challenge in only 45 minutes!!

Archery Fitness Challenge Self-Esteem Booster

Alicia Weber re-set her own world record in the 30 minutes of shoulder-width grip chin ups on November 7, 2017, when she did more than 500 (over 50 reps over her previous world record set back on August 10, 2012). She gains great self-esteem when she is able to set, re-set, and re-set her longer more arduous records.

Alicia Weber breaks another record with over 500 reps of proper form chin-ups in 30 minutes!

Alicia captured her 118th overall victory on November 4th, 2017, when she ran a 5k race on packed-sand to raise funds for pediatric cancer. She was over-joyed by the wonderful environment, friends, and new friendly people (and Sandhill Cranes) she met at the event. She had a runner’s high and self-esteem high that day!

Alicia’s 118th Victory!

October 26 – October 31

Nineteen of Alicia’s Archer Athletes would agree that success is achieved in self-esteem building activities. They all took the Qigong Halloween Archery Challenge. Three Teams qualified for the event and they finished in a Wicked Witch nail-biting close match as they took shots to ghost and pumpkin targets.

Top Shots from the Halloween Challenge

Finally, a Big Fan of many years challenged Alicia to an isometric shoulder exercise. Alicia took in the suggestion and created a new type of isometric strength and endurance challenge for Halloween 2017 involving holding two bows and doing lunges on a BOSU. The video reached 2,000+ views in just a few days and has become one of her most popular challenges for this year. Success comes from self-esteem and achievements, which makes people feel secure. Great Achievements make people popular!!!

Alicia’s Halloween Isometric Bow Arm Lunge BOSU Balance Challenge

Last but not least, in order to celebrate Halloween in style, World Record Weber Wonder Woman performed a new Feats of Strength Compilation. She had such a natural high from self-esteem that she had to do a little extra in her cape.

Alicia’s Halloween Feats of Strength Compilation

For archery lessons and/or archery exercise training in the Clermont and Winter Garden Area Contact Alicia at

ALICIA WEBER is recognized as the “World’s Most Prolific Female Recordsetter” and she was one of 10 selected to be in the Most Extraordinary People of Lake County, October 2013 Issue of Lake-Sumter Style Magazine. Weber is the 7th person down in Extraordinary People List. Weber has set over 20 archery fitness world records at Recordsetter and she guided archery athletes to world records too.


Champion Circle Learns 8 Commandments of Possibility Thinking and More in First Session

By Weber Way to Wellness Reporter

October 21, 2017 CLERMONT, FL—The first session of Champion Circle was underway as nine young men (ages 13-19) started their day with lunch sponsored by Chick-fil-a. Then, they visited dedicated professionals in the area of identity and discovery (with Patrick Backer), career development (with David Taylor), financials (with Kate Toscano), and volunteerism (with Otis Taylor). The young men engulfed all their information and they received binders to keep info organized.

Champion Circle Young Men
They finished their day with an energizing visit with Alicia Weber. They heard a real-life story about Weber’s obstacles and triumphs to reach her goals of going to the University of Florida where she received her degree in telecommunication and film studies as she became a letter winning track/cross country runner and the first UF letter winning runner to become a professional triathlete. Based on Alicia’s obstacles, the young men agreed that they did not believe Alicia would ever reach her goals. However, Alicia followed the 8 proven principles of success and she reached ALL her goals!!

Alicia learned that the young men find inspiration in movie stars, basketball and football stars. When Alicia revealed her lifetime inspiration was Dr. Robert H. Schuller and that he discovered the greatest power a human can experience is the POWER OF COMMITMENT, the young men were shocked and it was all new information. Dr. Robert H. Schuller had a television show Called the Hour of Power from 1970-2010 and he died in 2015. Alicia’s favorite show was the Hour Of Power back when she was a teenager. Back then, she also enjoyed impersonating Dr. Schuller as she would go around in a long robe and preach for her sister. Dr. Robert H. Schuller researched success and failures and discovered the 8 Commandments of Possibility Thinking, which really do work wonders as Alicia Weber proved it. The young men all agreed that they have big goals, think big, and are currently working toward goals. Learning these 8 Commandments of Possibility Thinking and applying them in their life will certainly create everlasting victory in their life.

Alicia Weber instilled The 8 Commandments of Possibility Thinking with the Champion Circle Young Men in an Extemporaneous Skit (see below):


Champion Circle Begins Transformation in October 2017

By Weber Way to Wellness Reporter

OCTOBER 14, 2017 IN CLERMONT, FLORIDA—-Six brave, motivated young men became the first group of Young Men at the NEW, empowering Champion Circle program this weekend. The talks by all of the professionals instilled that the boys are born to be champions. They are marked with greatness and they are to run their race with perseverance. In the organized program with many career development opportunities, they begin a process of identity and discovery. They will become volunteers and learn about giving back to get so much more out of life. They initiated a 4 month transformation process to begin winning in finances, school, sports, and life!

Alicia Weber captured a second place finish in the 2017 Clay Trail 5K on October 15, 2017.

Alicia Weber, The Barrier Breaker Coach, will guide the young men in fitness and wellness or as she calls it “mind and body training” in a wide range of innovative activities. Alicia may not win every race (she has 117 career victories out of 249 competitions to date), but it is the winning mindset that creates real winners. In fact, these young men will learn from Alicia that it was in her greatest loss when she was able to grow and achieve her greatest wins. Are you prepared to handle the obstacles? Can you congratulate a competitor when he/she wins? Can you stay positive and look at the bright side in your greatest defeat? Can you work overtime to get to goals? Do you visualize success and positive images on a daily basis? Are you disciplined in your diet, exercise, and emotional well being? If you answered “yes” to all of the above questions, then you are on the RIGHT track to winning in life, which is the ULTIMATE GOAL.


Some of the Game Changers in this program include Patrick Backer (Identity an Discovery), David Taylor and Kate Toscano (Business, Financials, and More), Otis Taylor (Volunteerism), William Graff, and Justin Nichols and others. We could not do this program without our sponsors including but not limited to South Lake Church and Chick-fil-A. Thank you parents for supporting your son in this phenomenal transformation process to make him the best he can be!

Stay Tuned for 2017-2018 Champion Circle Transformation!!


10 Give A Day Foundation Volunteers Earn Presidential Awards for Volunteer Hours

CLERMONT,FL—-February 19, 2017, ten Give A Day Foundation Volunteers earned medals for their volunteer hours accumulated over the past years. GADF is now going into their sixth year of helping to keep Clermont Beautiful and Making a Difference in the community. Volunteers have many attributes and they standout at events with their blue and yellow shirts, but they will soon standout even more with their new logo. GADF volunteers are always ready to reach out and give a helping hand and 10 volunteers did an outstanding job this past year.

First and and foremost, the founder, Otis Taylor, met the highest benchmark of a volunteer by achieving the Lifetime Achievement Award after accumulating over 4,000 volunteer hours!

“This is cool and I like this achievement,” Otis Taylor exclaimed as his wife handed him the rare and well-earned award. This is the highest honor of a volunteer and something all volunteers can strive to achieve.

Ashanti Mattox earned an award last year and this year she earned the Bronze medal along with Samson Backer.

Four Volunteers earned the silver medal including Diamond and Genesis Backer, Dustin Smith, and Sandra Taylor. Smith has been a volunteer the longest as he finished his fifth year with 280 hours this past year. He already received a medal last year, so he decided to get a coin this year. The volunteers have some award options each year.

Three volunteers earned the gold medal including Ivy Minor, Aaron Upshaw, and Shelby Rosenwinkel. Minor was one of the youngest volunteers to begin volunteering in the organization. Now, Aaron Upshaw joins her as one of the youngest. Minor was excited to wear the gold medal this year as she won silver medal last year. Rosenwinkel won bronze last year and this year she is thrilled to wear gold.

If anyone is interested in becoming a volunteer, they can contact Otis Taylor at

We thank the volunteers for their service to the community and we look forward to their continued success!!


Give A Day Foundation Has A Track Record For Success and Making A Difference in Clermont, Florida

Eight Give a Day Foundation Volunteers Receive Distinguished Awards for their Volunteer Service

By Alicia Weber

On Friday, February 26th, 2016, Give A Day Foundation held their Annual Presidential Volunteer Service Awards Ceremony where eight volunteers were recognized with distinct awards including a medallion, certificate, and congratulatory letters from the President of US, President of Points of Light, and the CEO of the Corporation for National Community Service.

GADF 2016 Volunteer Award Winners!

Give A Day Foundation has accumulated 12,000 hours of community service with a total of 360 volunteers, since its inception in Clermont five years ago.

“We are about making a difference in Clermont. Volunteering is not only helping the community, but yourself. It’s very calming and brings out smiles,” said Otis Taylor, President and CEO of Give A Day Foundation (GADF).

The minimum age to be a volunteer is five and it goes all the way up. Volunteers deliver a powerful message and inspire others to take action. GADF Volunteers have produced results that have positively impacted Clermont. The President’s awards are based on a 12-month period and there are different levels of gold, silver, and bronze recognition based on the amount of hours and age of the volunteer.

Ivy Minor, the youngest GADF volunteer at 11 years old, received a silver medal for her 90 hours of volunteer work. She was very thankful and honored to wear her silver medal. She shows the community that you are never too young to make a difference.

Shelby Rosenwinkel earned the bronze medal with her 101 hours, while Dustin Smith earned the silver medal with his 368 hours. Minor, Rosenwinkel, and Smith are commonly seen at the Downtown Clermont Farmer’s Market where they put smiles on peoples’ faces with their generous assistance they provide vendors and customers.

Otis Taylor received the gold medal with his 1,056 hours, while his wife, Sandra, received the bronze medal with her 123 hours.

“I thank Mr. Otis for starting GADF. It’s very good to look upto Mr. Otis as a mentor because of how much he volunteers and he shows us that we can do it too as a teenager. We see him working in conditions that are not optimal. It builds our character to volunteer and it makes us responsible for our actions,” mentioned bronze medal volunteer, Christopher Cooper-Bain who traveled a long distance to volunteer and put in 51 hours.

Ashanti Mattox received the silver medal for her 80 hours, while Richard Carroll received the silver medal with 286 hours.

“Volunteering teaches kids that you can do something out of the goodness of your heart. The older people volunteering really show children that it’s not all about getting paid,” said Carroll and his wife agreed.

“Volunteering is great for youth to learn organizational skills, communication skills, and management. The other side of the coin to volunteering is getting work experience, which can be great to put on a resume,” added Larry Rosenwinkel.

“I have written recommendations and received phone calls from potential employers for the volunteers,” added Taylor.

GADF has a track record of impacting Clermont to positive change especially when they asked Lake County to give them their worst roadway, Blackstill Lake Road, and GADF has turned it around into an attractive area where half a million dollar homes and developments are now moving in.

Nearly 40 volunteers clean roadways like Blackstill Lake Road monthly and Center Lake. When GADF first started cleaning Blackstill Lake Rd, there were 15-20 bags of trash along a 2 mile stretch and mainly beer bottles. Now, that the roadway has become attractive, drivers are happy and they give volunteers thumbs up as they drive by during clean up and people are motivated to keep their road clean.

Another major impact GADF makes is in the nursing homes where they do monthly visits for seniors in memory care where they are in locked wards. They do bowling, games, and bring out a lot of fun, which changes the seniors whole outlook on life. They volunteer at Superior Residences and Clermont Rehab Center. They have performed heartfelt volunteering at Meals on Wheels and during their End of Year Food Drive where families get a holiday dinner and kids receive shirts, pants, and sometimes shoes.

“Volunteering is about giving back and helping one another and this is what we should be doing,” said Carroll.

GADF volunteers are active in downtown Clermont events where they are the first to arrive and the last to leave to ensure the community is helped with event set-up and tear down.

“It was my passion to get something going, but a train without a caboose is just an engine. All the components get it moving and make it special. All the volunteers have made this community special,” declared Taylor.

Otis Tayor and his Give A Day Foundation Celebrate Five Years with a Phenomenal Track Record of Making A Difference in Clermont, Florida.