CLERMONT, FL—-On November 20, 2016, Alicia Weber, an advocate for soft surface running, dreamed of achieving her 113th victory in the Clermont Clay Trail 5k and her dream came true. On a sunny, 50 degree morning, Weber faced 241 great competitors who shared the same mindset of “soft surface running is the way to go” and she finished as the first woman on the hilly, sandy, bumpy course on Schofield Road on the Clermont Clay Trail (and 4th overall) in 21:50.
It was an out and back 1.55 mile course (10:46 out and 11:04 back for 21:50). She was shooting for low 10’s at the half-way mark, but with the many bumps and thick sand, she knew it would take longer. The challenging terrain and extra strength and balance required draws Alicia to events on sand, dirt, and off-terrain. The races do not focus so much on the time, but rather the fitness required to go as fast possible on the courses. The thicker the sand, the longer the ground contact time, and the double the effort for a workout = greater the challenge and more health benefits. Due to the soft surface, your legs feel really great when you are done. Soft surface running is the healthy choice for running, which brings you closer to nature.
The Clermont Clay Trail Race drew a total of 658 competitors (242 in the 5k and 416 in the 15k). This is tremendous participation, which is greater than in many road races. Many other runners agree that soft surface running is the way to go for longevity as a runner and athlete. The races bring awareness to clay trails and raise funds to restore and build more clay trails in the area.
Alicia’s 113th Victory on Clermont Clay Trail
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
This is Alicia’s 11th competition for 2016 and her final race of the season. She competed in 4 sports. She competed in one world championship (23rd in world), two world qualifiers (both first place), one national championship (2nd place), regional championships (1st and 2nd place), and four local Florida events. She competed in cross country running, beach running, paddle boarding, and indoor rowing this year. She also took up learning the new sport of footgolf, but she has not competed yet.
I have been setting physical fitness world records since 2008. Sports historians have referred to me as the Modern Day Jack LaLanne as a woman. This September 26, 2014, would be Jack LaLanne’s 100th birthday if he were alive.
He died in 2011 and will be remembered as “The Godfather of Fitness” after revolutionizing the health and fitness field. Just in time for his 100th birthday, I have now reached setting 500 world records, capturing 100 sport victories, and I completed what LaLanne considered to be his hardest strength feat of his career.
On August 13, I completed 1,000 pushups and 1,000 chin-ups in just over two hours as a tribute to LaLanne, one of my personal heroes. It was his hardest feat because his skin peeled off his hands.
I prepared for two years and I had no issues. In 107 days I set 100 exercise records up to one hour in duration, which is the world record.
LaLanne and I had different upbringings, but our careers run parallel. We were nonconformists who set our own standards. We were going to achieve our goals despite obstacles.
I grew up in Southwestern, PA, in a family of healthcare professionals where exercise and proper eating were instilled regularly, while LaLanne grew up weak and sickly from a junk food diet. His life changed at 15 when he heard a health lecture from pioneer Paul Bragg where he was “born again.”
I blossomed in middle school, while LaLanne blossomed in high school. I captured a dozen physical fitness records during middle school. I was off the charts in physical fitness and I competed with the boys for titles. These dozen middle school victories with my 88 overall career athletic wins covering 17 sports is where I get my 100 total victories to date.
“We have been friends since fifth grade,” said Karly Sammel, my classmate and long-time friend. “My first wow moment of Alicia was when I saw her do the flexed bar hang for a couple minutes in gym class. No one could do that. Then, people were making excuses so they would not need to compete against her.”
We had to go to stations and complete exercises in gym class. The boys would not let me on the pull-up bar so I pushed one off and did 35 consecutive pull-ups.
“I heard guys saying over and over ‘Oh my God’. The gym teachers’ eyes were popping out of their heads. The boy’s gym teacher grabbed her muscle and became more shocked,” continued Sammel.
It was like a dream. Nearly 100 students and faculty gathered to watch me compete against the boys in different events.
“Alicia surprised everybody. We watched her showdown the boys in a 600 yard dash. I just remember her blowing everybody away at everything,” recalled Sammel.
Everybody was talking about my athletics and my public speaking too. LaLanne developed into a motivational force and was a top public speaker and personality.
“Alicia demonstrated skills and competencies in writing and public speaking well beyond her chronological age. She presented an 8th grade career speech on marine biology that has been the most original, well-organized, and informative presentation I have encountered,” mentioned 8th grade English teacher, Karen Bucy.
By high school, LaLanne became a star football player and wrestler. He hid his bagged lunch of veggies and nuts, so no one would make fun of him.
I self-coached myself in track, triathlon, and cross country to a total of eight medals at National Championships.
“We were on swim team together our senior year. We had a losing streak and had a meeting to figure out what to do,” recalled Sammel. “Alicia just jumped up and started giving a motivational talk.”
The girl’s team began winning and kept winning. Five girls took top places at the State Championships.
“I think people needed her to inspire them to do their best,” expressed Sammel.
LaLanne went to college in San Francisco and earned a Chiropractic degree. He opened the nation’s first health and fitness club in Oakland, CA, in 1936, where he put fitness on the map.
I went to Duquesne University, then transferred to Florida. I earned a degree in Telecommunication, then pursued Biology, a doctorate in physical therapy, and became a licensed massage therapist. I held the first ever world record physical fitness day in Clermont on April 28, 2012.
I have guided seven athletes to world records in fitness and archery and all of us combined have set more than 400 records in Clermont giving the area international acclaim.
LaLanne set many “firsts.” Most notably, he had the first and longest running exercise show called “The Jack LaLanne Show.” He was the first person to perform strength and endurance feats. He was the first trainer to have both genders and all ages working with weights.
“Alicia breaks barriers,” mentioned Sammel.
I was the first woman to set and hold many strict form military exercises. Currently, I compete against men for titles at Recordsetter. I am the only woman inducted into the Official Pushup Hall of Fame. In May, all the branches of the US Military sought me out to provide guidance in preparing women to pass their pull-up test.
We inspire fitness in a fun way. LaLanne would sing, dance, and perform tricks with his dog. I perform fitness comedy. I have reached one million views on my 145 YouTube videos with this genre.
“The world needs more of Alicia to inspire them,” added Sammel.
The best way to get healthy and stay healthy is by taking charge of your health. Now, a new and improved wellness program is available in Central Florida. Weber takes her education, over 15 years of work experience, and her athletics and formulates an affordable program. In addition, she takes her 16 sports she has competed on the elite level and over 350 strength and endurance world records and she designed a specialty sports program for all ages and ability levels. Discounted personal training, massage therapy and over 20 specialty programs are available at 15 percent off the regular price.There is no membership fee and no contract!!
Take Charge of YOUR Health. Enroll today.
This comprehensive wellness program includes specialty programs in sports nutrition, multi-sport coaching, private swim lessons, paddle board, archery, and MORE!!
Alicia, an elite SUP Racer set her first paddle board speed world record on November 24, 2013. She offers paddle board fitness training (with board rentals available) at Clermont Waterfront Park in Lake Minneola.
Watch her set her first paddle board speed record on the 1k course on Lake Minneola, Florida.
Contact Alicia for questions and enrollment in the Weber Way to Wellness Program at Awinningway@gmail.com
Natural Therapies, like massage therapy, have more potential to restore health and prevent disease than conventional medicine.
Studies have shown the following results with those that get therapeutic massage therapy from a licensed massage therapist:
1.) Relieves Aches and Pains
2.) Improves Range of Motion
3.) Increases Blood Circulation and Lymph Flow
4.) Decreases Anxiety and Tension
5.) Facilitates Recovery from Injuries
6.) Increases feel good hormones Serotonin, Dopamine, and Oxytocin
7.) Reduces Blood Pressure and Heart Rate
8.) Promotes Tissue Regeneration and reduces scar tissue and stretch marks
9.) Reduces Migraines and improves sleep
10.) Exercises weak, tight, and atrophied muscles and enhances immune system
Words CAN NOT fully describe the benefits of massage, but even better a demonstration by Massage Therapist, Catalina Calisthenics will SHOW you what massage therapy can do for YOU!
Catalina Calisthenics Teaches Massage Benefits in Fitness Improv Comedy Skit
Contact Licensed Massage Therapist, Alicia Weber, for massage therapy in Clermont Florida at Awinningway@gmail.com
February is National Heart Health Month and Alicia Weber will be going after a variety of Aerobic Capacity Wellness Records…Stay Tuned.
Recently, Alicia took on a challenge that was a fan’s request to go after highly aerobic non-stop 13 minute records for the New Year 2013. Alicia performed 13 minute records covering total body fitness (arms, legs, and abs) and she has an event series where she established world records at Recordsetter. Here are the Series Records and Record Videos.
Rules Followed By Record Video for 13 Minute Mishmash Legathlon
When Alicia thinks of Heart Health month, the first thing that comes to her mind will be aerobics and Dr. Kenneth Cooper – The Father Of Aerobics. In 1986, Dr. Kenneth Cooper submitted the official definition to the Oxford English Dictionary. It reads, “Method of physical exercise for producing beneficial changes in the respiratory and circulatory systems by activities which require meeting a modest increase in oxygen intake and so can be maintained.”
“I don’t criticize weight training – as long as it is not a substitute for aerobic training.” – Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper, The Father of Aerobics
Dr. Kenneth Cooper’s initial mission was to combat the # 1 Killer in America, which was and still is heart disease and increase longevity. Aerobics is a big part of the prevention of cardiovascular disease.
What is your goal for Heart Health month? How is your aerobic capacity wellness? Get on the FAST track to health and join Alicia’s Fitness Program. After all, Beginning is HALF Done. Contact Alicia at Awinningway@gmail.com
Jack LaLanne always said, “Fitness is King and Nutrition is Queen.” Alicia Weber will add, “When they don’t rule, expect a nation of downfall.”
On the contrary, Japan proves to be a nation where Fitness is King and Nutrition is Queen and they are a nation that reigns as the healthiest in the world. The 2011 Nation Master Statistics show Japan is the least obese nation, nation with least heart disease (as well as nation with least cancer and circulatory diseases), and they are #5 nation for longest life expectancy!
It is proven that a diet high in anti-inflammatory foods along with regular daily exercise is your best weapon against disease and having a long, happy, healthy life. So why not do what is right to have a long, happy, healthy life? Do you lack motivation and direction? If so, you have come to the right place. This is home to Alicia “The Machine” Weber – holder of over 100 official exercise world records. Alicia is totally wild about exercise and Alicia has the education and experience to guide people in the right direction to reach health goals effectively and in the shortest amount of time.
For $55 you can receive a personalized exercise program complete with exercise demonstrations and guidance in an online format OR you can get a personalized nutrition plan. Virtually Train with a Winner and WIN with a Winner!! Get with Alicia and win with Alicia! Alicia can be reached at Awinningway@gmail.com for more info or to sign up.
Carol a 70 yr old said, “I spent a lot of money and time on physical therapy and I only improved my strength by 20 percent, but after a week with Alicia’s instructions I improved 80% and I feel I will be totally where I want to be on Alicia’s program in a short period of time. Wow, the results are unbelievable and the price is right! You have nothing to lose!”
Chris a 25 yr old said, “Alicia knows what I need for exercise and nutrition. She is very thorough with the nutrition consult. I am totally happy with her expertise. She truly cares about getting me to my best! I have her for motivation & follow her personalized program & I feel great!”
Contact Alicia to learn about the Online Personal Training and Nutrition Programs at Awinningway@gmail.com
Alicia says, “I am an American, but certainly not American in the way I eat and exercise. I do not eat fast food. I rarely drink soft drinks, only ginger ale on occasion. I am REALLY W-I-L-D about exercise and because I exercise so much, I can not eat foods that aren’t healthy or else I will become sick. Due to the intensity of my exercising, my body is only inviting of alkaline foods. There is NO such thing as splurging or eating bad as a reward for hard workouts.”
Alicia had 3 major big, long stamina goals for 2012 and she achieved ALL of them. 1.) She set the world record for the most total body exercise records in 7 days in a row (2 of the exercises had to be 1 hour in duration). 2.) She then set the world record for fastest time to set 50 total body exercise records. 3.) Finally, she set the world record for the fastest time to set 100 total body exercise world records (where at least 3 records had to be at least 1 hour in duration).
I ask Alicia if she should feel tired and Alicia answered, “No, I am not tired. The more I do the more energized I become and I couple all my physical efforts with healthy eating, so both together are a very empowering combo for my body.”
Alicia would like to empower YOU to a NEW YOU as she does this over and over with her own body and current trainees. Alicia will work with YOU on YOUR goals and maximize your potential. The following are the videos documenting her 3 official long stamina records.
Official RecordSetter World Record where Alicia set 22 exercise records in 7 days in a row (upto 1hr duration covering upper body, lower body, and core exercises for records) on August 10-16, 2012.
“You have to take care of your 640 muscles, and the number one thing is exercise. You can eat perfectly but if you don’t exercise, you cannot get by.” – Jack Lalanne
“You should do it against the clock. Say you are going to do 30 laps in 15 minutes. Then you try to do it each day a little faster. That is putting demands on the body, and that is how you build up. You keep up your energy instead of going downhill.” – Jack Lalanne
Official Recordsetter World Record where Alicia completes 100 exercise records the fastest covering upper body, lower body, and core exercises AND for each of the 3 areas, at least one record of 1hr duration must be set. It took 107 days from May 17, 2012 – August 31, 2012.
“How do you build up your bank account? By putting something in it everyday.Your health account is no different. What I do today, I am wearing tomorrow. If I put inferior foods in my body today, I’m going to be inferior tomorrow, it’s that simple.” – Jack Lalanne
Don’t wait another day and continue to rot away…Build Your Health Account NOW! Beginning is Half Done and Help is HERE if you need it – Contact Alicia at Awinningway@gmail.com for Online Fitness/Nutrition Support!
By: Carol WeberImages below are copyrighted to AliciaWeber.com
After my pregnancies, I used a weight loss method that was very successful for me. Now, to my surprise, I see that it is a method more commonly used than I would have expected!
Upon awakening, I would have coffee with fat free cream. Then, I would “jump” on my rebounder, also known as a mini-trampoline. I would listen to music and usually jump for 15 to 20 minutes.
Here are the important points for this weight loss method:
1. Your body was in a “fast” during sleep. Now you are burning the food from the previous night.
2. You are speeding up your food metabolism which will continue into the day.
3. You are burning fat NOT carbohydrates. If you ate breakfast and then jumped or exercised aerobically, you would burn the carbohydrates from the breakfast. But since you are still in the fasting state, your body burns the fat. This fat-burning state is called ketosis.
After jumping I would be very careful with my meals. I would not eat until lunch time, and I would have balanced meals with low fat and low sugar. I would eat sensibly.I lost 30 pounds using this method.
If you don’t want to use a rebounder, you can do another aerobic exercise. An important point to remember is that exercising in the fasting state really increases fat-burning. CAUTION: Do not use this method if you are diabetic.
Conditioning is vital for risk-free exercise. If you want to jump, start with 5 minutes a day, 5 days a week, for 1 to 2 weeks. Then, after 2 weeks, increase to 10 minutes a day, 5 days a week for 1 to 2 weeks. Use this conditioning method, gradually increasing the exercising time. These days I jump for 30 minutes at a time, 3 to 5 days a week. Otherwise, I go to the gym and use an aerobic machine there. Whatever I do, I use the “fasting” until lunch. Of course, drinking water is vital during the exercise session.
Would you like to test yourself in a low back challenge? The low back challenge or more specifically the “Prone Double Straight Leg Isometric Raise Test” can discover the strength (or weakness) of your back extensors and predict low back pain potential. Watch the video above to get the instructions for the test and watch as I take the test. Below are the main muscles that are tested in this low back challenge.
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Are you aware that in today’s world low back pain affects 70 – 80% of the population with at least one occurrence during their lifetime? The back extensor involved with trunk muscle endurance will “make it or break it.” These trunk muscles control posture and lumber spine forward bending. Studies show significant decrease in back extensor endurance and a decrease in abdominal muscular endurance in patients with low back pain.
Therefore, patients with low back pain need to be very careful when selecting exercises and performing core training as they can have a loss of muscle control from trunk muscle fatigue, which is a cause of low back pain.
On the back side of things, exercising trunk muscle endurance and abdominal muscular endurance are important for preventing back pain. An example of this would be doing supine double straight leg isometric holds at 20 degrees and even doing Leg Lifts.
1.) Coach Deltoid: So you ran your first race in 10 years. What rekindled your flame to race again?
1.) Senior Runner: I got some new friends that do races and I thought I would jump in my new age group and see what happens.
2.) Coach Deltoid: A year ago a big decision needed to be made to get a surgery or not get a surgery. Tell us about that..
2.) Senior Runner: I had a Grade 2 Rectus Femoris M. partial tear. I chose NOT to get surgery. I decided to work under the tutelage of Alica Weber, where I was given a series of exercises to expand my range of motion in my knee joint and undergo light low impact strengthening. It was the best decision to make and I am back up and running!
3.) Coach Deltoid: Could you imagine yourself in ’09 (when the injury took place) ever running again?
3.) Senior Runner: No, it was questionable that I would even be able to run.
4.) Coach Deltoid: Which exercises that Alicia gave you helped you most?
4.) Senior Runner: Gliding Disc flexibility training definitely helped, but it was a combination of many exercises and using Skecher Shoes and using Ultra-Sound before exercise. The real test was being able to run, which I passed in Feb 2010 when I ran a 200m on grass in 50 seconds.
5.) Coach Deltoid: Once you knew you could run again, what was your next challenge?
5.) Senior Runner: I wanted to run a 400m on the track and I completed it in 1:40. I just decided to jump into a 5k race for the first time “cold turkey”. I ran the whole time and finished in 32:30 for 3rd place in my 60-65 age group. So, I am running with the Big Turkeys now! So the success spurred me on for the next race where I lowered my time to 29 minutes! I hope to do one 5k race every month now!
5.) Senior Runner: From Rehab not being able to run to Running and Winning
6.) Coach Deltoid: What kinds of recommendations do you give for a person with Grade 2 Rectus Femoris M. partial tear or to one with a similar knee problem?
6.) Senior Runner: I would highly recommend getting a pair of Skecher Shoes. If you are older with muscle imbalances and in need of ankle strengthening, they will help with all of it. They will help with strengthening the ankles and ligaments in the knees in a way that you can’t get elsewhere. You are sure-footed with them! I run and train in my Skechers Men’s Shape Ups Lace-Up,Black,8.5 M