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Fit Fathers “Social Workout” at SOULCYCLE Bethesda

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An amazing time was had burning calories to positive vibrations and loud music at SOULCYCLE’s new location in Bethesda, Maryland. The private spin session with ‪an energetic group of ‎over 50 Fit Fathers and Fit Moms kicked off the first of four Soul Workouts in preparation for Fit Fathers Day on June 21. Actor Lamman Rucker showed up in great spirits, while attendees received gift bags from Shoe City and City Sports including another complimentary SOULCYCLE class. Afterwards we stopped in Pure to refuel with fresh green smoothies.

Let’s continue the movement towards daily fitness and ultimate nutrition. Next up is www.FitFathersDay.com. Join Us!

“You know it was a hard cycling class when skinny people were sweating heavy!” — Ron Anthony

“I haven’t sweat that much in a long time. One love to everyone that came out and supported the movement!” Fit Fathers Founder Kimatni Rawlins

‪#‎SOULCYCLE was off the HOOK!!!! Thanks to Kimatni D Rawlins and Mike Tucker, the COOLEST DADS in the CITY. ‪#‎BOOOOOOM!!!” — Jason McCollough

3rd Annual “Fit Fathers Day” Celebration Motivates Dads and Families

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Experienced by Adrian McQueen, Photos by Henri Fisher, Leon Brittain, Adrian McQueen

Coming off an exciting week of media coverage from Fox 5 DC, WUSA 9, News Channel 8, CBS Radio, Radio One and a host of other elite stations, it was finally time for the main event to take precedence. Group exercise routines, dancing, Double Dutching, fitness contests, an active lifestyle vehicle show and smiles and laughter accurately depicted the setting at the 3rd Annual “Fit Fathers Day” celebration (FFD). [Read more…]

“Fit Fathers Day” Pumps New Life into Father’s Day Across the Country

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Celebrities Join Nonprofit in Raising Awareness, Heart Rates and Family Unity

Silver Spring, MD – The Fit Fathers Foundation invites dads to get out of the house for a few hours of fitness, health awareness and fun on Father’s Day. The 3rd Annual “Fit Fathers Day” Celebration takes place June 19th, 2016 from 10am – 12pm at Veterans Plaza, 8525 Fenton Street, Silver Spring, MD. It’s a free event for the entire family that features workouts, fitness contests, live music and information to inspire lifestyle changes that encourage healthier communities, starting with the fathers and father figures that lead them. [Read more…]

3rd Annual “Fit Fathers Day” Celebration

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 — Empowering dads, role models, father figures, families & children —

Sunday June 19 from 10am to 12pm

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

— FREE —

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

On Father’s Day join us for a “Social Workout” with celebrity trainers Michelangelo Bance (Fitness Gratitude) and Tiffani Jenkins (Game Changer Development), Fit Fathers founder Kimatni D. Rawlins, the Baltimore Ravens’ Kyle Arrington and 12-year-old fitness guru Jodi Evans who will lead the youth exercise activities. Enjoy games, healthy snacks from Whole Foods, the interactive kid’s area, giveaways (REI, Yokohama, Bose, Road Runner Sports, Thule, Mothers, Washington Sports, Club, Soul Cycle, Live Nation, Modell’s) live music from DJ Blinks and the Fit Mom, Fit 50+ and Mr. Fit Father contests ($3,500 in Prizes). Additionally, come meet, greet and work out with Grammy-nominated artist Raheem DeVaughn! [Read more…]

Win Elite Prizes and Swag at Fit Fathers Day!

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Join us for the 2nd Annual “Fit Fathers Day” Celebration in Silver Spring, MD to win elite prizes from our sponsors. The Grand Prize winner of the Mr. Fit Father contest will receive a brand new set of tires from Yokohama. In addition, there will be fitness contests, fun games and family activities where the participants will receive an array of giveaways courtesy of City Sports, Soul Cycle, Bose Audio, Shoe City, Washington Sports Club, BMW and Mothers car care. How does a Bose sound dock, a complimentary month membership at WSC or three free cycle classes at Soul Cycle sound? In addition, Fit Fathers swag bags will be given to all participants so prepare to have an exciting time!

–It’s FREE —

RSVP at www.FitFathersDay.com

Sunday June 21st 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Silver Spring Civic Center, At Veterans Plaza
8525 Fenton Street
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Presented by Mazda, Volkswagen, Children’s National, Wegmans and The Washington Auto Show

Elite Prizes and Swag at Fit Fathers Day!

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Join ‪‎Fit Fathers‬ for the 2nd Annual “Fit Fathers Day” Celebration in Silver Spring, MD to win elite prizes from our sponsors. The Grand Prize winner of the Mr. Fit Father contest will receive a brand new set of tires from Yokohama. In addition, there will be fitness contests, fun games and family activities where the participants will receive an array of giveaways courtesy of City Sports, Soul Cycle, Bose Audio, Shoe City, Washington Sports Club, BMW and Mothers car care. How does a Bose sound dock, a complimentary month membership at WSC or three free cycle classes at Soul Cycle sound? In addition, Fit Fathers swag bags will be given to all participants so prepare to have an exciting time!

RSVP at www.FitFathersDay.com

Sunday June 21st 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Silver Spring Civic Center,
At Veterans Plaza
8525 Fenton Street
Silver Spring, MD 20910

–It’s FREE —

Presented by Mazda, Volkswagen, Children’s National, Wegmans and The Washington Auto Show

2nd Annual “Fit Fathers Day” Celebration

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Sunday June 21st 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

–It’s FREE —

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

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Rain or shine join Fit FathersDaddysCool.com and Powerful Beyond Measure for the 2nd Annual Fit Fathers Day Celebration in Downtown Silver Spring, MD presented by Mazda, Volkswagen, Children’s National, Wegmans, The Washington Auto Show, DC Capital Striders and City Sports. The Father’s Day event features an energetic Social Workout to the sounds of DJ Blinks, fitness contests, fun games, family activities, healthy snacks, gift bags, and fitness demonstrations. Another highlight will be the timed fitness course to decide who will be crowned Mr. Fit Father ($500 Grand Prize).

The Social Workout will be led by Fit Fathers founder Kimatni Rawlins, celebrity trainer Michael Bance and 12-year-old fitness guru Jodi Evans. There will be prizes and giveaways courtesy of City Sports, Soul Cycle, Bose Audio, Shoe City and Mothers car care. All participants will receive exclusive Fit Fathers swag bags.

The event also highlights the amazing work of our community and media partners including: LoveLife Foundation, 14th Legislative District (Montgomery County), Action for Healthy Kids, Aspire Sports Drink, Automotive Rhythms, Bance Fitness, Children’s National, City Sports, Creative Edge PR, African American Health Program, DC Capital Striders, Embrace Kids, Fathers Incorporated, Fit For Life, Greenbelt S.I.T.Y. Stars, Healthyblackmen.org, Kids Being Fit, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (Dr. Neal Barnard), Men’s Health Network, Mocha Moms, Powerful Beyond Measures, Kids Being Fit, Shoe City, Soul Cycle, Strive 2 Tri, The Boot Camp Girl, Throttle Life, Vegan Pro, Girls On The Run DC, Wegmans, Meatless Monday, Montgomery County, MD Dept. of Police, Center for Nutrition Studies and Washington Sports Club.

Hashtag your Fit Fathers Day photos with #FitFathersDay and #FitFathers on our Facebook,Instagram, Twitter and Flickr  pages for a chance to win Bose audio, Mothers car care and Shoe City prizes. Everyone will receive a gift bag while supplies last!

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. Hosted by DC Capital Striders Running Group, participate in our 5K training in preparation of your Father’s Day activity of choice. Take The Pledge 

National Ambassador: Jason McCourty of the Tennessee Titans: Becoming a Fit Father has completely changed my life, everything I do I know my little princess will be watching. Staying fit and eating healthy will allow me to watch her grow into a beautiful, strong woman. It’s important to develop the habits “now” of a healthy lifestyle that will impact my entire family for decades to come. So make sure you take the Fit Fathers Day Pledge!

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

Fit Fathers would like to thank all of our partners for the 2015 Fit Fathers Day Celebration!

#FitFathers   #FitFathersDay

 

 

 

Fit Fathers Day is back on Father’s Day June 21, 2015

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June is National Men’s Health Month

Fit Fathers Day is back on Father’s Day June 21, 2015: Empowering dads, role models, father figures, families & children!


WHO:  The Fit Fathers Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that educates families on nutritional and fitness awareness. Fit Fathers provides recipes, family fitness activities, and health tips to inspire fathers to embrace healthier lifestyles. Fit Fathers hosts free Social Workouts and other events to help encourage fathers with life-enhancing solutions. [Read more…]

2017 Kia Sportage: Innovation and Reinvention

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Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

Since my lifestyle is as active as a herd of wildebeest traversing African lands I’ve evolved to a penchant for SUVs and CUVs that replicate the exact or similar pillars in my world. I run, hike, bike, kick and shoot balls and train others seeking to take control of their health. That means storage, utility, AWD, music based technology and a bit of power are essential attributes in the vehicles I choose to drive. Well, Kia is no stranger to this recipe and just recently strengthened their position with the launch of the 4th generation 2017 Sportage, which is also their longest running model in the lineup.

To get a taste of the new bells and whistles of the edgy, little CUV the Fit Fathers team headed to the Gas Lamp District of San Diego where we would spend a few days touring the region’s wandering roads, mountainous panoramas and county landmarks. Offered in three models — LX, EX and SX Turbo – the all-new Sportage sets the tone with a $22,900 price point for a FWD LX loaded with a litany of standard functionality such as a rear spoiler, 5” touchscreen with Rear Camera Display, a Drive Mode Select with Normal, Eco and Sport modes and LED daytime running lights. It’s powered by a 2.4-liter Gas Direct Injection (GDI) 4-cylinder with 181-horsepower (also on the EX) and paired with Kia’s 6-speed automatic transmission.

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“In 2015, the final year of production for the outgoing Sportage model, sales were up 25 percent, which speaks to the appeal and staying power of that vehicle, and with our aggressive pricing strategy for the all-new 2017 model, we’re looking to continue that momentum,” said Michael Sprague, chief operating officer and EVP, KMA.

For the road experience my drive partner Holly Reich and I chose a Pacific Blue Sportage SX AWD with a black, stylish interior trim (one of five interior hues), which was far from inferior in comparison to some of its competitors. From the knobs to the technologically laden center stack to the wide sunroof, everything felt superior. It was boosted with sharp 19” alloy spins, dual exhausts and the latest AWD system. All vehicles on this press trip were blessed with the 2-liter Turbo GDI 4-cylinder with 240-horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque between 1,450-3,500 rpm and the aforementioned 6-speed automatic. I must say, during a skilled highway maneuver I had to cross four lanes before existing which required acceleration before slowing down. Aptly, the Sportage provided the juice and the visibility for the move. Bigger brakes and a sports tuned suspension on the SX Turbo also added to the skillfulness of the smaller CUV.

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The Sportage SX Turbo comes in at $32,500 and features the Technology package, skid plates on the front and rear, Dynamic Bending Lights as part of the bug-eyed HID headlamps, LED tail lights, metal pedals hard like heavy metal, a hands-free Smart Power Liftgate and paddle shifters situated on the thick, thumb-imprinted steering wheel. To go along with the stiffer and safer chassis, a Magna Dynamax AWD is available on all models for $1,500 and is a must-have on the east coast where I reside in Maryland. After the harsh winter we had there is no way I’m rolling without AWD and snow/ice tires. Amazingly the Magna Dynamax system is enhanced with torque vectoring which allows the locking center differential to also provide torque to each individual wheel. More importantly, it’s intuitive and predictive and uses software to determine your driving habits over time.

Introduced in 1994, the Sportage of today is far nobler than its ancestor in every category. Designed in Germany and Korea and tuned at Kia’s California Proving Grounds, the newfangled Sportage has a chiseled physique with a triangular stance that is now longer and wider. Alloy wheels sizing in 17s, 18s and 19s are pushed to the corner for optimal maneuvering while the lower, wider grille is highlighted by “Ice Cube” LED fog lights. I’m wondering if O’Shea Jackson is digging them, especially since Kia is so musically oriented. It helps them reach their consumer base and diverse markets.

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Just like Kia I have an adoration for music — Roots, Rock, Reggae to be exact — so Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Junior Gong, Burning Spear, Wailing Souls, Junior Murvin and Raging Fyah were spinning for the entirety of our drive. Holly was also delighted by my selections. Our ride was embedded with the Technology package (a $2,700 stand alone option) which comes with a smorgasbord of amenities such as the 8″ touchscreen with onboard navigation, Android Auto (Apple CarPlay also available), UVO eServices telematics and a Harman Kardon audio unit with game-changing Clari-Fi technology (cleans up sound distortion from compressed audio files from satellite radio, MP3s, etc). That’s 320 watts, 8-speakers and the 3rd Gen UVO 3 software in a Sportage!

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From behind the wheel and in the passenger chair I felt comfortable and not squashed as I do in many petite utilities. Kia increased the front and rear legroom, amplified the cargo space by 18% and inserted a dual luggage floor which is perfect for separating sports gear from groceries. Standard safety measures are plentiful in the form of Electric Stability Control, side curtain airbags, Downhill Brake/Hill-start Assist Control, Rear­Camera Display and much more. The SX receives even more with a Blind Spot Detection System, Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection System and Front and Rear Parking Assist Sensors. Also, towing capacity for both the AWD and FWD Sportage is 2,000 pounds with trailer brakes and 1,650 without. Perfect for hauling motorcycles or the Fit Fathers fleet of mountain bikes. Of course the best fuel combination is 23 city MPG and 30 highway MPG in a FWD LX. Our SX AWD achieves 20 city MPG and 23 highway MPG.

Together the Sportage and I kept one another active and full of energetic vibes. Before and after my drives with the CUV I hit San Diego’s Embarcadero Park for an 8-mile training run on day one then a 4-mile cool down on day two since I was preparing for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon back home in D.C. I refueled with a quinoa, bean and veggie bowl. Hey, if my ride feels good then I also want those positive vibrations. Remember, stay active, have fun and continue to invigorate your life!

2nd Annual “Fit Fathers Day” Whips DMV Dads & Families into Shape

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Words & Photos by Adrian McQueen; Additional Photos by Henri Fisher & Leon Brittain

Group exercise routines, dancing, Double Dutch teams, fitness contests, smiles and laughter accurately depicts what took place at the 2nd Annual Fit Fathers Day (FFD) celebration. Typical Father’s Day ideas consist of brunches or cookouts so the Fit Fathers team decided to shake things up a bit. We brought the celebration back to Veterans Plaza in Downtown Silver Spring, MD from 10 am to Noon, still leaving time for families to go along with their regularly scheduled plans. Fit Fathers, DaddysCool.com and Powerful Beyond Measure came together to show fathers the importance of being health conscious and leading by example through positive, nutritional choices. The Fit Fathers Foundation believes health, fitness and nutrition can help fathers live longer and challenges all dads to eat clean, stay active and continuously energize their lives!

2nd_Annual_Fit_Fathers_Day...143An energetic Social Workout was led by Fit Fathers’ founder Kimatni Rawlins, celebrity trainer Michael Bance and 12-year-old fitness guru Jodi Evans, while DJ Blinks mixed sounds behind a stellar Bose audio system to keep everyone entertained. A special 80s and 90s mix was put together for our Terminator Genisys movie workout. Movie posters, premiere tickets and t-shirts were given to the FFD attendees. Fitness contests, family workouts and activities, an inflatable obstacle course, healthy snacks, health screenings, gift bags and demonstrations gave this Father’s Day event something for everyone. Another highlight was the timed fitness course that crowned James Swink Mr. Fit Father 2015. He won four Yokohama tires as the grand prize.

FFD is possible due to Mazda, Volkswagen, Children’s National, Wegmans, The Washington Auto Show, DC Capital Striders and City Sports. The event also highlighted the amazing work of our community and media partners including: African American Health Program, Street Wize Foundation,  National Black Child Development Institute, LoveLife Foundation, 14th Legislative District (Montgomery County), Action for Healthy Kids, Aspire Sports Drink, Automotive Rhythms, Bance Fitness, Creative Edge PR, African American Health Program, Embrace Kids, Fathers Incorporated, Fit For Life, Greenbelt S.I.T.Y. Stars, Healthyblackmen.org, Kids Being Fit, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (Dr. Neal Barnard), Men’s Health Network, Mocha Moms, Kids Being Fit, Shoe City, SOULCYCLE, Strive 2 Tri, The Boot Camp Girl, Throttle Life, Vegan Pro, Meatless Monday, Montgomery County, MD Dept. of Police, Center for Nutrition Studies and Washington Sports Club.

Also, NFL players Jason McCourty of the Tennessee Titans and Adrian Coxson of the Green Bay Packers, who attended the celebration, served as Fit Fathers’ National Ambassadors for the momentous occasion.

2nd_Annual_Fit_Fathers_Day...126We thanked attendees for supporting our cause with prizes and giveaways courtesy of Aspire Beverages Baltimore, City Sports, SOULCYCLE, Bose Audio, Under Armor, Shoe City and Mothers car care. Through social media and the use of the hashtag #FitFathersDay appearing across multiple newsfeeds, there is already an air of anticipation for Fit Fathers Day 2016. We greatly appreciate our sponsors and partners who recognized the vision and helped bring FFD to fruition. A very special thank you is in order for all the patrons and volunteers who attended and participated.

Although Fit Fathers Day is a special occasion to recognize Dads during their time of celebration, our mission is to also become active with, Moms, kids and families throughout the year. Stay tuned for more Fit Fathers events as we move forward to engage with different  communities around the country. Enjoy the photo gallery.