Team Awinningway is Largest US Youth Team at World Championships for Indoor Rowing

By: Weber Way to Wellness Reporter

In March 2017, the TEAM AWINNINGWAY youth indoor rowing championship team grew from 6 competitors in 2016 to 11 competitors in 2017 to once again become the largest US youth rowing team at the 2017 Indoor Rowing Sprints (1 km) World Championships!

TEAM AWINNINGWAY also became the 6th largest team in the world. A team from French Polynesia was first with 74 youth athletes (age 12 and under), then 4 teams from France placed second thru fifth largest teams ranging from 15 to 28 athletes.

2017 TEAM AWINNINGWAY – Top Youth Team in United States represented in two world championships in a row!

Sixty-four countries and 280 youth athletes (age 12 and under) were represented in the 2017 World Championship. The size of the youth race grew 82 percent from last year. This is the second year for the annual world-wide event where athletes compete on a Concept 2 Indoor Rowing Machine at locations all over the world during a brief period in March.

There was only one returning youth athlete to compete in this world championship on Team Awinningway. Aisha was the first to race and she set a positive note for the rest of the team competition. She improved her time from last year by 44 seconds! The rest of the youth athletes on TEAM AWINNINGWAY were all new first-time indoor rowers. All eleven athletes are archers first and then they focus on other athletic activities to become well-rounded.

TEAM AWINNINGWAY – LARGEST US TEAM IN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN 2017

The girls competed first and there were 119 total youth girls (age 12 and under) in the 1 km race.

Aisha became the 4th American and 77th in the world with her time of 5:32.7 for 1km.

Next up was Natalie who became the second fastest on the team as she placed 73rd in the world and 3rd American in a time of 5:27.9 for 1km.

We had an exciting surprise from first-time rower, Jadyn, who became the first American and 39th in the world (fastest on the team) with her time of 4:55.2. She was only 52 seconds off the world champion. She discovered her new talent for indoor rowing in this world championship!

Jadyn was the fastest girl and fastest out of boys and girls on TEAM AWINNINGWAY.

Her sister, Jordyn, became the 9th American and 110th in the world with her time of 6:44.4 and their youngest sister, Jayla, became 12th American and 116th in world in 8:27.7. Jayla (6) was also one of the six youngest competitors in the race.

“I like being the younger one. I feel I can eventually be better than the bigger kids because I am starting younger,” exclaimed Jayla after her race.

Gretchen was the 11th American and 114th in the world with her time of 7:17.4

Official youth results for youth girls here.

On the youth boys side, there were 161 boys (age 12 and under) in the 1 km race.

Kenny was the leading boy on TEAM AWINNINGWAY with his time of 5:30.8, which put him 8th American and 122nd in world.

“Alicia’s instructions on how to use the indoor rower, how to properly warm up, and what techniques to do to increase speed all made us do very well on our first time on the machine,” added Kenny.

Kenny was the fastest boy on TEAM AWINNINGWAY.

Zak was 9th American and 137th in world with his time of 5:58.5.

Matteo was 11th American and 143rd in world with his time of 6:10.6.

“I am up for the challenges that Alicia offers us,” stated Matteo and Zak agreed.

Bryton was 12th American and 153rd in world with his time of 6:49.3 and finally Cody (7 and youngest boy on the team) finished 15th American and 157th in world in a time of 6:59.7.

Official results for youth boys here.

There were a total of 21 athletes on TEAM AWINNINGWAY (including adults). Overall, TEAM AWINNINGWAY placed in the TOP 15 largest US Teams in the entire world championship (4,862 competitors). There were over 150 teams just from the US alone (not counting teams from the other 63 countries).

TEAM AWINNINGWAY adults on 2017 Team.

Official results for lightweight women here.

Official results for heavyweight women here.

Official results for lightweight men here.

Official results for heavyweight men here.

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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 http://www.giveadayfoundation.org/

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

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2017 Central Florida Youth Running Program Provides Unique Opportunities

CENTRAL FLORIDA—February 5, 2017… The 2017 Central Florida Youth Running and Conditioning Program is underway in the new year and it continues to expand on unique programming and fun training methods for youth!

A 2017 TRAINING HIGHLIGHT

Here are just FOUR of the many reasons youth are excited to join this program:

1.) You get to train with the World Champion Athlete and World’s Most Prolific physical fitness record setter, Alicia Weber!

2.) You know you will be getting results and the training is time efficient and fun!!

3.) We promote great sportsmanship, fair play, fun running games, gaining fitness to improve and try other sports, and building friendships!!!

4.) Training is very reasonable with FREE events throughout the year, which we have won!!!! You are joining a WINNING TEAM!!!

2016 Team Awinningway on Global Running Day!

Here are some events youth can look forward to in 2017:
1.) Cross Country Race
2.) Global Running Day World Record Attempt to break existing record, which our team set in 2016
3.) Indoor Rowing Sprint World Championship where we had largest US Team in 2016 and we look to improve in 2017
4.) SUP Fitness Events (where our team competed in the World’s first-ever SUP Archery event in 2016).

Contact Alicia to join a WINNING TEAM at Awinningway@gmail.com

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2016 A Year in Review for World Record Weber

PHOTOS BELOW COPYRIGHTED © ALICIA WEBER

In 2016 The World’s Most Prolific Female Record Setter, Alicia Weber, claimed her fifth consecutive year with the title after setting 210 Official RecordSetter World Records All in Physical Fitness. Additionally, she ended 2016 with 113 Career Victories as an elite athlete. She competed in 4 sports in 2016 (SUP, beach running, indoor rowing, and cross country running).

World Record Weber’s 2016 YEAR IN REVIEW

WEBER LEARNS NEW SPORT IN 2016 – FOOTGOLF
Alicia did not compete in footgolf yet, but she spent the summer learning the new sport.

REFLECT ON FIVE YEARS OF SUCCESS AS WORLD’S MOST PROLIFIC WOMAN RECORD SETTER

The end of a year is a time to reflect on great success and look to improve and become the best you can be in the new year! In 2016, Alicia competed in 11 competitions (6 victories, 4 second places, and 23rd in world championship). Alicia also took her 5th year in a row as World’s Most Prolific Female Record Setter and placing top 10 among all record setters. Also, in the past 5 years Alicia has been featured in top shows and publications including the following:
1. Believe the Unbelievable: The Ultimate Book of World Records and the People Who Pursue Them By Record Holders Republic, Bartleyby Press 2010,
2. Featured in Top Selling Book (7 Weeks to 50 Pull-Ups By Brett Stewart, Ulysses Press on May 20, 2011),
3. Military Times: 3 Drills to Better your Pull-Ups from Record Holder Alicia Weber on April 9, 2014,
4. Played a role in WWE Tough Enough-Season 6 Episode 5 (where she was first woman finisher in obstacle race although her win was not shown in show aired on July 21, 2015),
5. Selected for America’s Got Talent 10 as “World Wecord Wabbit” made it to Final Audition in Tampa, Florida, and was one of 6 selected for special taping on Nov 2-3, 2014), and
6. One of 115 Record Holders featured in DreamWorks Kids Recordsetter Kids Show (2015).

WEBER REACHED 800 RECORDSETTER WORLD RECORDS ON OCTOBER 26, 2016, AND KEPT GOING TO FINISH OUT THE YEAR WITH AT LEAST 850.

Alicia Weber sets records exclusively at Recordsetter where she is the most prolific female record holder and physical fitness record holder. On October 26, 2016, she achieved setting 800 world records all in physical fitness at Recordsetter.

WEBER’S WORLD RECORD PROGRESSIONS

Here you can see Weber’s World Record Wonder Woman Development over the past 7 years.

2016 CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

1.) Alicia’s favorite event was when she won double gold medals at the 2016 Southern Sprints Indoor Rowing World Qualifier Event (and she became only one of 3 lightweight women to win the double in the past 15 years).

2.) Alicia has continued to make her mark in beach running with her second place female finish out of 1,000 competitors at the 2016 Beach Running National Championships. She continues to be the most decorated beach runner!

FINAL RECORDS OF 2016

Weber leaves 2016 with 1,334,736 youtube views and over 1,500 subscribers and an incredible, new VideoTeasing World Record Weber Video Package

New 2017 Strength Feat and Flexing Video Package Preview

Happy 2017!!

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Double Holiday Championship Weekend

Pictures are Copyright © AliciaWeber.com

CENTRAL FLORIDA, Dec 10-11, 2016— Only the Top 22 – 26 percent of all archer-athletes qualified for the 2016 Championship Series. The athletes had to get down an array of athletic routines and skills involving sprinting, archery, volleyball, hand-eye coordination, jumping, and strength. One set of athletes competed in an Obstacle Championship, while another set of athletes competed in the Domino Archery Championship.

The Team Champions in the Weekend Championship!

Highlights of the Double Championship Weekend

The Diamond Cheetahs performed an outstanding (perfect scored) 13 yard volleyball routine.

Finally, here is an exclusive interview with coach and athletes.

Interested competitors can contact Awinningway@gmail.com

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Alicia Weber Takes 113th Career Victory on Clermont Clay Trail

By Weber Way to Wellness Reperter

Alicia's 113th victory came on a Clay Trail!
Alicia’s 113th victory came on a Clay Trail!
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.

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2016 Halloween Athletic Extravaganza

By Weber Way to Wellness Reporter

World Record Weber’s favorite holiday is Halloween for the fun, creativity, and characters that come with it. This year she had 4 days of Halloween events, which included two Inaugural Championship competitions for youth athletes.

Double Endeavor Halloween Championship Weekend

On October 29th, World Record Weber hosted a Halloween Archery Contest, which tested new and veteran archer’s skills at Halloween targets (where a lot of pumpkin smashing took place). The contest was 10 times more challenging than shooting at regular targets, but after a lot of “warming up” all the archers excelled with flying black and orange colors.

A new team called Constellations prevailed on the female side to take individual first (Lanissa with 15pts) and second places (Jadyn with 11pts). Veteran 2 x champion archer, Indaya of the Camo Hunters, took third place with 7pts. On the male side, Robin Hood (Matteo) won with 28pts, brothers Alex and Nicholas tied for second place with 26 pts, and Henry from the legendary team called The Rubies secured third place with 17pts.

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The adrenaline for Halloween competitions was just beginning to brew as some athletes returned the following day and new athletes poured in for the Inaugural Halloween Cross Country One Mile Championship.

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World Record Wonder Woman challenged the excited youth runners to what must be one of the toughest one mile races in the state of Florida. Prior to this competition, Weber (who has competed all over the state and nation) ran the mile course twice in 6:19 each time. Her time is a little more than a minute slower than what she would do on flat grass. She warned the racers that this is very tough and times would be slower than normal. Acting as the pace setter aka Rabbit, the Wonder Woman got the runners off to a whip, roaring start where they huffed and puffed to an incredible triumph (where approx 1,000 meters was on 12 percent grade hills and the remaining 0.4 miles were rolling or flat).

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New cross country runner, nine year old JP, took the victory in 7:56 followed by teammates Nicole in 8:54 and Eli in 9:23. They took 1-2-3 and represented the Mariners.

Cody who helped set a Global Running Day world record, took 4th place. Our male and female Halloween Archery Champions, Matteo and Lanissa, finished this challenging course and called this their first-ever running race as they crossed the line in 5th and 6th place.

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“The harder the challenge, then the sweeter the victory,” said Matteo who had a terrific Halloween weekend.

“It feels amazing to win archery, but I like to challenge myself at events where they are difficult for me,” mentioned Matteo.

Lanissa agreed with Matteo. “It feels good to try this run because I never raced before. It was a great motivation to get me out there. It felt great to win in archery yesterday with the top competition,” said Lanissa.

All athletes agreed that they were happy that Coach Weber challenged them to this tough cross country course rather than give them an easy, flat race.

Now, these motivated young athletes will prepare for their next events as they remember and are inspired by the words from Matteo,

“The harder the challenge, the sweeter the victory.”

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Alicia Weber’s Select Super Endurance Feats of 2016

By Weber Way to Wellness Reporter

Alicia Weber sets records exclusively at Recordsetter where she is the most prolific female record holder and physical fitness record holder.  On October 26, 2016, she achieved setting 800 world records all in physical fitness at Recordsetter.
Alicia Weber sets records exclusively at Recordsetter where she is the most prolific female record holder and physical fitness record holder. On October 26, 2016, she achieved setting 800 world records all in physical fitness at Recordsetter.
Alicia Weber has been raising the bar in physical fitness for over 20 years as she sets record after record, wins at sports, and develops a champion’s mindset in youths, young adults, and senior citizens alike in a variety of athletic endeavors. Each Year Weber takes her game to a new level.

Here you can see Weber's World Record Wonder Woman Development overt the past 7 years.
Here you can see Weber’s World Record Wonder Woman Development overt the past 7 years.

One of her biggest fans has dubbed her feats of strength “Super Endurance Feats.” Alicia Weber smashed records in an unbelievable fashion this year with both mental and physical toughness. Below are some of her her select Official Recordsetter World Records that fans call “Super Endurance Feats” of 2016.

TOP 6 SELECT SUPER ENDURANCE FEATS OF 2016

SHOWN ABOVE #1 This is probably the most talked about Super Endurance Feat of 2016: The Most Non-Stop Combinations of Leg Lifts and Straight Leg Holds (2,030 leg lifts and 34 minutes of straight leg holds)

SHOWN BELOW #2 After setting and re-setting the 1 hour of pull-up world record over the past 8 years, Weber performed the most pull-ups ever in one hour (out of men and women) with 1,070 strict pull-ups in one hour.

SHOWN BELOW #3 Longest Swiss Ball Cadence Test (31 minutes)

SHOWN BELOW #4 Fastest Time to Complete 300 Thick Bar Pull-ups and run a one mile cross country run (30:46.7) The heat made this record tough…it was 100 degrees out and tough to hold onto the pull-up bar after awhile as skin came off the fingers from the heat.

SHOWN BELOW #5 She smashed the former record by 145 reps!!! The Most 90 Degree Flexed Hang Knee to Elbow Raises in 30 mionutes (620 reps)

SHOWN BELOW #6 This might be more challenging than the above ab exercise even though it is just 15 minutes. This video has the most views out of all six videos. It gives a major burn!!! The Most Consecutive Decline Locked Finger Pushups in 15 Minutes (205 pushups)

See All Alicia Weber’s Official Recordsetter World Records Here.

Contact Alicia for Fitness Training at Awinningway@gmail.com

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Central Florida Top Real Estate Agent, Maria Rodriguez

By: Weber Way to Wellness Reporter

Maria Rodriguez is recognized by many as a top real estate agent in Central Florida for her track record of long-term success, community building, and for her strengths in communication, organization and knowledge of the area.  Learn more:  http://mrodriguez.clermontcoldwellbanker.com/
Maria Rodriguez is recognized by many as a top real estate agent in Central Florida for her track record of long-term success, community building, and for her strengths in communication, organization and knowledge of the area. Learn more: http://mrodriguez.clermontcoldwellbanker.com/
Maria Rodriguez has been a licensed real estate agent since 1994, but she is recognized as a real estate marketing expert, custom broker, and an individual who goes above and beyond to help people meet their goals. She has a following of many happy clients of many years and they refer to as their “real estate agent for life.”

She is bilingual in English and Spanish and she works with buyers and sellers. Maria Rodriguez has been with Coldwell Banker Tony Hubbard Realty headquartered in Clermont, Florida, since 1999. She has high end or fixer-uppers and everything in between as well as houses in gated communities and 55+ communities. She has clients wanting to list houses or buy houses all over Central Florida in the following areas:
1. South Lake County including Groveland and Clermont
2. Winter Garden
3. Ocoee
4. Davenport
5. Windermere

Maria Rodriguez has a passion for the areas where she lists and sales as she has grown up in the area with her family. She has watched the area grow and she has become very attached and knowledgeable. Maria Rodriguez is known as a person who is mindful of each person’s needs, reliable about meeting with people, and credible in giving the answers they are seeking to know.

Watch Maria in Action as She Meets with an Interested Buyer, Audrey

After spending the afternoon with Maria, Audrey has decided to have Maria be her real estate agent. Although, Audrey did not make a decision on a house yet, she knows like many know that Maria Rodriguez is the real deal and she only wants Maria.

One of Maria’s clients is still in touch after more than 10 years. She calls Maria, “The best broker I have ever had.” She went on to buy a business and two houses from Maria as her family followed suit.

Maria’s strengths are in communication and bringing people together. She has a track record of being very effective when it comes to selling property, getting closings, organizing and helping people in the process, working with bank negotiation, and working with insurance and title companies.

Another client of Maria’s who has been a client for more than 13 years said, “Maria shows much patience and kindness. She gives you the info you need. She is very knowledgeable about real estate and she goes above and beyond to help you with your needs.”

Audrey heard from some of Maria’s past clients and she experienced how warm, reliable, honest, and helpful Maria was in another visit with Maria. She toured a gated community fitness center to help her decide on the house and neighborhood she wanted to move into. On this second visit with Maria, Audrey decided on a house and chose Maria as her realtor for life.

Watch Maria Rodriguez’s Testimonies and Audrey’s Decision on a House

Maria Rodriguez can be your Real Estate Agent for life too! You can contact her about listings or buying a house at 407-921-7936. You can learn more here: http://www.clermont-realtor.com

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Creative Archery Camp Keeps Archers Entertained in Summer

By Weber Way to Wellness Reporter Photos © AliciaWeber.com

CreativeArcheryMost new archers look forward to their first bullseye as their mark of success and excitement in archery, but Alicia Weber’s Creative Archery Summer Camp goes above and beyond shooting for Bullseyes. Young campers did not know what to expect other than they would be doing archery. Some waited months for this camp to take place. One thing was certain, Alicia Weber’s Creative Archery was out-of-this-world with jammed-packed activities geared to getting young students to master skills quickly and successfully.

Student-Athletes in Alicia’s archery programs become great athletes and excellent students. They develop mental and physical skills and focus needed to achieve any goal they set their minds on achieving. In spring 2016, all the archer-athletes who won the spring championship were also on the Honor Roll. Excelling in athletics and academics are equally important and the Creative Archery Summer Camp allows students to gear up academically with the math, English, writing, reading, public speaking, health, art, and performing arts experiences all tossed into archery in this one week camp. This camp is a great refresher for students about to head back to school after their long summer break or holiday break.

Highlights from the 2016 Creative Archery Summer Camp are below. Contact Alicia for upcoming sport and academic camps at Awinningway@gmail.com

Day 1 Highlights in Creative Archery Summer Camp

Day 2 Highlights in Creative Archery Summer Camp

Day 3 Highlights in Creative Archery Summer Camp

Day 4 Highlights in Creative Archery Summer Camp

Day 5 Highlights in Creative Archery Summer Camp

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