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Studio ZFit packs up equipment and delivers it to gym members so they can work out at home

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In other business news: Palm Coast Park, JPS Accountants, Margaret SheehanJones, Intracoastal Bank, Marketing 2 Go, Eagle Pest Solutions
by: Brian McMillan Executive Editor

Updated 10:17 a.m. April 13

After the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders went into effect, Mary Menegazzi tried working out at home, and it was tough. But her gym, Studio ZFit in Palm Coast, got creative.

Owner Kathryn “Coach Z” Zbikowski and others packed up the facility into take-home boxes for clients: weights, kettlebells, resistance bands, etc. Clients also got sanitizer, a bottle of water and a roll of toilet paper.

"We had to adapt," Zbikowski said. "I knew if I lost fitness, I would be devastated, so I went into action."

Menegazzi admires Zbikowski’s dedication.

Mary Menegazzi, client at Studio ZFit. Courtesy photos

“She was there until well past midnight making the fitness survival packs for us,” Menegazzi wrote in an email to the Palm Coast Observer. “I am in awe of the level of commitment Coach Z has to our health and wellness. She not only wants us to continue training virtually, she knows that this will keep our happiness as we remain connected while isolated.”

ZFit instructors are also able to continue getting paid by leading classes virtually.

"It's helping us keep our sanity and allowing us to stay connected to these women," Zbikowski said. "I think they're doing something great by supporting us, and we're helping them by staying fit and safe at home."

Studio ZFit is located at160 Cypress Point Parkway, Suite D112. Call 386-446-4333 or email [email protected].

Zbikowski said the virtual, interactive classes also include "community time" where the coach and client can chat.

“Kathryn Zbikowski continues to bring us classes virtually from her computer to ours,” Menegazzi wrote. “She's lent us equipment from her studio to ensure we would still be able to workout from home. These workouts have helped so much. They've kept me motivated and involved when it would be so easy to do nothing.”

 

In other business news:

 

Dream Finders Homes starts construction in Sawmill Creek at Palm Coast Park     

Dream Finders Homes recently completed site development of 55 homesites in Sawmill Creek at Palm Coast Park. Construction is underway on a model slated for completion by early summer at the homebuilder’s new single-family home community at 52 Rivertown Road off Mantanzas Woods Parkway, a mile south of an I-95 interchange.     

The Auburn model home priced from $269,990 offers four bedrooms, three full bathrooms in 2,488 square feet of living space plus a three-car garage. 

The community is part of the 4,700 acre mixed use development with plans for a town center, various shopping center sites and office space. The location offers close proximity to I-95 and US-1 for quick access to employment centers, Crescent Beach and St. Augustine. 

Visit https://www.dreamfindershomes.com/ or call 888-214-1164 to arrange a tour. Brad Muston is Dream Finders’ division president in the Northeast Florida region.

 

New bookkeeping firm launches in Palm Coast

Retha Potgieter has opened JPS Accountants. The firm has over 20 years of bookkeeping experience focusing on small and medium businesses accounting and bookkeeping. They are able to work and meet clients virtually.

The firm provides income tax preparation for businesses, tax planning and accounting services, and business consulting and succession planning.

Contact Potgieter at 386-276-2956 or [email protected].

 

Margaret Sheehan Jones earns Top Producer Award

Margaret Sheehan Jones, a CCIM at Parkside Realty Group, received a 2019 Top Producer Flagler County award from the Central Florida Commercial Association of Realtors on Feb. 28. She has earned an award every year since 2015 when the organization started recognizing top producers.

“Margaret is an asset to Flagler County and continues to shine a spotlight on our area to many of our regional colleagues from larger areas,” said Sam Perkovich, owner/broker of Parkside Realty.

Contact Parkside Realty Group at 386-693-4804 or http://www.palmcoasthomesforsale.net.

 

Intracoastal Bank names directors for 2020

Intracoastal Bank, held its annual meeting of shareholders on March 19, 2020 at the Plantation Bay Golf and Country Club. At the meeting, the following individuals were elected to serve as directors for the coming year: Dr. Pamela Carbiener, C. Scott Crews, Thomas L. Gibbs, Anand Jobalia, Albert B. Johnston, Jr., Gerald P. Keyes, Michael Machin and Bruce E. Page.

Total assets at Dec. 31, 2019, were $344.3 million, up $18 million, or 6%, from $326.3 million at Dec. 31, 2018. Net income for the full year 2019 increased by 9% from the full year 2018. 

 

Marketing 2 Go celebrates 10 years in business

Cindy Dalecki, owner of Marketing 2 Go, announced the company is celebrating a decade in business this month. She wrote in a press release that the celebration will be "quiet" due to social distancing.

"We've been constantly brainstorming on how to assist our clients during this crisis," Dalecki said. "Now more than ever, it's critical for businesses to utilize social media to get the word out to their customers on how they've modified their products or services during this time, and how they may be able to help."

The company was located in Palm Coast for its first six years in business, and moved to its current office in Flagler Beach in 2016. They are located inside the Ripple Coworking Building on the corner of Oceanshore Boulevard and Eighth Street: 712 S. Oceanshore Blvd. Call 386-566-3466 or visit http://marketing2go.biz/.

 

Pest control company opens: Eagle Pest Solutions

Business partners Lee Parsells, service manager; and Brad Ward, service consultant, have opened Eagle Pest Solutions serving Flagler County. Both are certified pest control operators: Ward holds his general household pest control license, and Parsells has his pest and termite license.

Parsells grew up in Florida and is a 26-year Army veteran and has served two tours in Iraq. He still serves in the Army Reserves.

Business has slowed down due to the coronavirus outbreak, but Ward said they are still serving homes outside and scheduling return visits to treat indoors.

For more information, visit http://eaglepestsolutions.com/ or call 386-445-7414.

 

Brian McMillan has been editor of the Palm Coast Observer since it began in 2010. He was named the Journalist of the Year for weekly newspapers in North America by the Local Media Association in 2012. He lives in Palm Coast with his wife and five children. Email...

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