I think many of you will agree, we get rounder around the holidays. This is a well-known phenomenon and, invariably, people try to undo the past for the New Year.

I’m reading the invites and announcements popping up on Facebook about programs that promise to kick start weight loss, fitness...whatever it is that you want to achieve. A few look particularly interesting, including the upcoming Second Annual Delray Beach Fit Day, Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Old School Square Park from 9 a.m. to noon.

This event is hosted by Ground Zero Fitness in Delray Beach, a fitness training company created about four years ago by Rod Redzanic, his wife Gina, and James Adams. According to Rod Redzanic, Ground Zero Fitness offers 30 classes a week, including boot camps, kick boxing, kettlebell training and cardio-boxing.

Rod and Gina Redzanic approached the City of Delray Beach last year, he says, about starting a Fit Day. This annual event is free to the public. Attendees will be able to walk around and get free health screenings, product samples and watch demonstrations. You can also join ongoing classes in yoga and Ground Zero Fitness classes. Make sure you have water and a mat, if you’re planning on joining one of the yoga demonstrations.

“We’re up to about 34 or 35 vendors," Rod Redzanic said. "We have salons, four nutrition companies, nutritionists, chiropractors and physical therapists."

Even kids will be occupied, with face painting and an on-site gym for kids.

Ground Zero Fitness is located at 2505 Seacrest Blvd., Delray Beach. For more about Delray Beach Fit Day, call 561/886-8124, or email info@gzfbootcamp.com.

Stay tuned. Next week, I’ll tell you about new fitness center in East Boca, which is launching a 90-day program for fitness and weight loss success.

Safe Shopping

West Boca Medical Center passed along timely toy safety tips for people doing their holiday shopping. Here are a few:
    •    Buy the right toy for the right age.
    •    Select toys that are durable and have tightly secured parts that can withstand pulling and twisting.
    •    Stay away from toys that have sharp edges or points, or toys that are made of brittle plastic.
    •    Avoid toys with long strings or cords that could pose a strangulation risk.
    •    Never give a young child an un-inflated balloon (or piece of balloon) because balloons are the leading cause of suffocation death. Remember to discard wrappings from toys after they have been opened. Plastic bags can be a suffocation hazard for young children.

    •    Projectile toys, such as darts or arrows, should have soft tips or suction cups on the ends to avoid eye injuries. Toy guns should be brightly colored with a red tip so they do not look like real guns.
    •    Choose toys that comply with safety standards. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) regulates all toys made in or imported into the United States.

For more information about toy safety, visit the CPSC website at www.cpsc.gov.