4th Annual “Fit Fathers Day” Celebration: Silver Spring, MD

— Empowering dads, father figures, families and children —

Sunday June 18th 10am to 12pm

— FREE —

Silver Spring Civic Center, At Veterans Plaza
8525 Fenton Street
Silver Spring, MD 20910

(workout begins at 10am so please arrive by 9:45am!!!)

On Father’s Day join us for a “fun-for-all” group exercise with trainers Michelangelo Bance, Tiffani Jenkins, Styves Exantus and the Ravens’ Kyle Arrington. Also enjoy fitness games, Zumba by Z Sweat Dance and Fitness and Ray & Roze Zumba, healthy snacks, yoga led by 5 Sense Wellness, an interactive playground and music from DJ Blinks and PanLara steel drum. Attendees can compete for over $2,500 in prizes from Nike, Bose, Road Runner Sports, Modell’s, Soul Cycle, Strider, Thule, Live Nation, Yokohama Tires and Vibram in the Fit Mom, Fit 50+ and Fit Kid contests. Also the reigning 2-time Mr. Fit Father, James Paul Swink, will be back to defend his title against any takers of the grand prize.

Hosted by Fit Fathers Founder Kimatni D. Rawlins

All fitness levels, All ages, All fun..

Eat clean, stay active and energize your life. 

An event to raise awareness of sickle cell trait and promote good health

                     #FitFathers #FitFathersDay #JourneyToHappiness #MensHealthMonth

Brought to you by Thule, Mazda, Volkswagen, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Whole Foods, Nike, Bose, DC Capital Striders, Nissan, The Washington Auto Show, Road Runner Sports, Striders, Kind Snacks, Soul Cycle, Yokohama Tires and Meatless Monday, the Father’s Day celebration has now spread beyond the Washington, D.C. area nationally including Atlanta, Cincinnati and Philadelphia.

Fit Fathers Day also highlights the amazing work of our community partners including Modell’s Sporting Goods, Body Armor, Greenbelt S.I.T.Y. Stars, Men’s Health Network, Z Sweat Dance and Fitness, The WellnessPlex, Ray & Roze Zumba, 5 Sense Wellness, WAPA, Kaiser Permanente, Powerful Beyond Measure, PanLara, Zico, Daddy’s Cool, Hip Hop Fathers, African American Health Program, Live Nation, Mocha Moms, Montgomery County, Maryland Department of Police, Higher Level Basketball, Vibram, SWEAT DC, 1 Up Handles, The Streetwize Foundation, Downtown Silver Spring, Visit Montgomery County, Road Crew Clusters, Make Smart Cool, Hoop Starts, Great Kids Events, Mothers Car Care, Healthy Life and Soul, LLC and The Department of Environmental Protection.

TAKE THE FIT FATHERS DAY PLEDGE: Childhood obesity is at an all-time high, while hypertension and other health risks are increased in men 20 years and older. This national campaign asks fathers to commit to specific healthy choices. It starts with dads on Father’s Day taking the pledge and following the simple steps to wellness. Exercise and healthy eating saves generations!

National Ambassadors Jason McCourty and Devin McCourty of the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots. Jason and Devin McCourty were football standouts at Rutgers before moving onto the NFL where they are both currently starting defensive backs. Devin is a safety and team captain for the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots while Jason is a cornerback. The twins were recognized for their work on and off the field as they were both named “Walter Payton Man of the Year” by their respective NFL teams. “We have seen first hand the devastating effects of sickle cell on family members and we are choosing to use our platform to help families in similar situations,” said Jason. “This is something very personal to us and we’re thrilled to continue working with Embrace Kids Foundation,” added Devin.

National Ambassador Kyle Arrington of the Baltimore Ravens: Playing in the NFL means constant elevation with new training techniques, eating healthy and maintaining consistent, mental positivity. Also, rest is far too important and I need to conserve as much energy as possible for my defense. But off the field I’m a family guy who dedicates success to my wife and two kids including the addition of a new baby boy in January. Together our teamwork is strong and focused!

 

In memory of Fit Fathers Day Youth Ambassador Journey Butler. Journey’s family started #JourneyToHappiness to assist and encourage people against the lethal opposition of sickle cell trait. The nonprofit, formally called Journey to Happiness Movement, Inc. (J2HM) was founded in order to advocate for sickle cell trait (SCT) carriers and to make the sickle cell community aware of the urgent health concerns associated with being a carrier. SCT is directly associated with Renal Medullary Carcinoma; the cancer that Journey succumbed to. J2HM will participate and continue to support Fit Fathers’ efforts to promote a healthy lifestyle and fitness awareness.

Lead by example so your child becomes the example. Eat Clean, Stay Active and Continuously Energize Your Life!

Fit Fathers, Inc. is a 501c3 tax exempt, not-for-profit corporation that educates and activates through engaging information on positive health, fitness tips and guidelines, nourishment strategies and overall wellness. Donations welcome.

2016 Fit Fathers Day Recap Video

 Thanking our partners for making the 2017 Fit Fathers Day Celebration a possibility!

 

Marathon Presenting Partners

10K Training Partners

5K Community Partners