Ormond Beach Mayor's Fitness Challenge


Come weigh-in, meet your Sponsors and Perks & Wellness Partners, and get your challenger goody bag, along with everything you will to know about this year's challenge!

Early registration available online or in-person at the Leisure Services office, or register at this event!

Kicks off on January 4, 2020 from 9 am to noon at the South Ormond Neighborhood Center, located at 176 Division Ave in Ormond Beach.  To get more information on what is involved in this fitness program, click here.

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How to Win with Your New Year’s Resolutions


How to Win with Your New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year! With 2020 officially upon us, it is almost a welcoming tradition to create and embrace some goals for ourselves. Unfortunately for most of us, they are incredibly difficult to keep for the entirety of the 12 month duration. 

Whether it be from a lack of proper planning, not establishing accountability buddies or simply realizing the work involved isn’t that important to us-there could be a multitude of reasons behind why we don’t manage to achieve our goals. But, that doesn’t have to be you this year! Here are a few strategies to help you keep and win with your New Year’s Resolutions in 2020.

Hiring a Coach or Mentor

Whatever our goals are, I guarantee you that there is someone that has been where you are with the same questions you have and can guide your path. Life Coaches, Health Coaches, Personal Trainers, Business Mentors, etc. have all been increasing in demand the last few years and it might be time for all of us to jump on board. More times than not, it helps having an unbiased and fresh pair of eyes overlook a situation while providing a clear strategy for things.

Being Strategic with Goals

So many of us come out full speed on January 1st with an inspired mindset, determined to take on our objectives. The problem here is, we must first learn how to walk before we can run. Breaking down each individual goal we have into smaller quarterly goals and then again into weekly goals helps establish a realistic and clear route to success without running the risk of overwhelming ourselves with larger than life goals that don’t seem obtainable.

Setting Reminders

A game changer in my personal growth came when I not only purchased a physical calendar but also when I started setting quarterly reminders so I would look back at the last three months and see my progress or my lack thereof. Using physical calendars that we carry with us as opposed to using our smartphones helps offset the chance that we would never even open our calendar or reminder apps. As hectic as life is, it is too easy nowadays to lose track of what’s important so establishing reminders is key. If hiring a professional coach is not possible at this time, leaving post-it notes in frequently visited areas or setting alarms/reminders on your phone to go off at particular times is helpful as well to keep us on track.

Achieving anything of significant value is never easy but it is always worth it. With the proper planning and accountability, any new year’s resolution is possible. My wish is for all of you reading this to establish challenging yet rewarding aspirations for yourselves so we can all grow and become better this year! If your goals are related to health and fitness, please contact us today so we may help you on your journey.


Coach-TazTaylor “Coach Taz” Rodriguez, certified Personal Trainer & Nutrition Coach, is Owner and Head Coach of Taz Fitness & Nutrition. Taz Fitness specializes in workouts and meal planning for busy adults to help them feel more athletic and improve the overall quality of life despite their time restraints. He provides personal training and coaching services in Volusia County, including to those in Port Orange, New Smyrna Beach, Daytona Beach, and beyond. To read more about his experience, to begin coaching with Taylor, or to request a free consultation, contact us today.

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