Fit Father Devin McCourty of the New England Patriots

Fatherhood has been amazing to me so far and I look forward to raising my child and strengthening the family bond. From Fit Father and husband responsibilities to playing on the field for the Patriots I have always approached every task with top leadership qualities. It’s been a joy watching my little girl grow and shine in just this first month. I’m eagerly anticipating my obligations along the way while showing her how to be a great and honorable individual.

The Nutrition Plans of Different Types of Athletes


The Nutrition Plans of Different Types of Athletes

Nutrition is an important part of staying fit and healthy. When looking to get inspired and stay motivated, looking at how athletes eat is a great way to keep on top of your own diet. In this post we look at the diets of different types of athletes so that you can get a better understanding of a healthy nutrition plan.

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Indoor Rock Climbing


Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

One of the greatest family oriented and exciting activities during the cold fall and winter months is indoor rock climbing. Not only does it present exercise and physical fitness challenges but also taps into your coordination skills. For a play date I recently visited Earth Treks Rockville with another Fit Father and our daughters who each had  a blast.


Since the girls are best friends it was a no-brainer that they would challenge one another with a bet at who could reach the top of the three walls we each scaled. One of the tricks to learn is to push off with your legs so you don’t overwhelm your upper body. But of course everyone was immediately sore from improper technique. Nevertheless the two-hour morning was energizing and increased our collective bond. Next time will we return with some training under our belt. Afterwards we took the girls to get smoothies to keep the healthful platform on deck.


Off the Field with Baltimore Ravens’ Kyle Arrington


ARtv poignantly captured the family essence of Baltimore Ravens’ Kyle Arrington “Off the Field” alongside the Kia Sorento with Fit Fathers and Automotive Rhythms. Enjoy this “Day in the Life” feature with one of the proudest dads in the NFL.

Ready to Live Health & Wellness Mixtape!


Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

The 10th Element of Hip Hop mixtape “READY TO LIVE” is specifically tuned for my brothers and sisters looking for health promoting Hip Hop aka Fit Hop with the same flow and flavor we have come to love. Why bang in these streets when you can run these streets? Yes, literally run as in three to five miles like myself more than a few times a week. The choice is simple and is poignantly presented to us by way of Hip Hop Is Green and RBG Fit Records.

Executive produced by Stic of dead prez, the mixtapes features Nas, KRS-One, Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, Styles P, Zayd Malik and many others. Please make sure to become familiar with Coach Nym as he dissects some of your favorite tunes like “Paid In Full” with new age, life-enhancing lyrics. Featured with five lively sets, Nym is as versatile as any rapper I have heard from. He can flow with NY’s state of mind or travel coast to coast with the chill vibrations of Cali cruising. No longer do we have to sit through songs of rappers promoting gun violence, syrup, sex and drug money. Finally, conscious music for my thought provokers has arrived. Lift of your conscience people because it’s a movement. So continue to eat clean, stay active and energize your life! 

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Dr. Yashima Talks with the Men of Fit Fathers Foundation


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June National Men’s Health Month! On this episode, Dr. Yashima talks to the men of Fit Fathers Foundation! Joining me is the Founder, Kimatni Rawlins and Communications Director, Michael Tucker. Fit Fathers Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that educates families on overall wellness. Fit Fathers informs men with strategies for eating whole, nutritional foods and incorporating stimulating activity in their daily regimen, while encouraging them to lead their families to healthier lifestyle habits.

On Father’s Day Sunday, June 20th from 10 am – 12 pm, the 3rd Annual Fit Fathers Day Celebration will take place at the Silver Spring Civic Center at Veteran’s Plaza – 8325 Fenton Street, Silver Spring, MD. There will be family, fun-for-all exercises with celebrity trainers Michelangelo Bance and Tiffani Jenkins, Fit Fathers founder Kimatni Rawlins, Baltimore Ravens’ Kyle Arrington, 12 year old fitness instructor Jodi Evans, and GRAMMY nominated artist Raheem DeVaughn. Enjoy music, healthy snacks, fitness games, swag bags vendors, a fit kid’s area, and a chance to win $3,500 in prizes. FREE! RSVP at

News Channel 8: Let’s Talk Live About Fit Fathers Day

This Father’s Day there is something different and exciting for the entire family. Fit Fathers Day is a free fun-for-all fitness celebration, taking place in downtown Silver Spring, MD on Father’s Day. Today on “Let’s Talk Live”, we learned more about the event and its host organization from Kimatni Rawlins, Founder of the Fit Fathers Foundation. [Read more…]

Five Healthy Tactics To Celebrate Father’s Day


Kimatni D. Rawlins, Fit Fathers

It’s no enigmatic secret that Father’s Day clearly doesn’t bring the excitement and allure in relation to the celebratory activities that mothers receive on their day of recognition. Which is fine because mothers are the foundation of human existence. Their 9-month nurturing alone holds enough weight to debate any philosopher on the comparative subject matter. Nevertheless, I would like to see additional efforts put forth on everyone’s part to strengthen the acknowledgment towards this special observance day for dads and the families they support. [Read more…]

Fit Father’s Day 30 For 30 Challenge

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We are 30 days out from “Fit Fathers Day” which takes place in 11 cities across the US. The 3rd Annual in Silver Spring, MD can be found at Join the life enhancing movement by partaking in our #30For30 inspirational set which is a minimum of 30 minutes of daily exercise starting today and leading up to Father’s Day on June 19th. That’s easy work right? You can bike, walk, lift, swim, bat, jump, hike, sprint, box, shoot, spin, cross fit, yoga or choose any other fitness movements of your liking. Please follow the movement on Social Media at @FitFathers and share with friends and family. We are giving away a pair of Bose sports phones, a 3-months supply of Mothers Car Care products and Modell’s gift certificates for the most enthusiastic posts using the #FitFathersDay hashtag!!! Let’s motivate!!!!

3rd Annual “Fit Fathers Day” Celebration Video

Empowering dads, role models, father figures, families and children during Father’s Day Weekend and the entire month of June which is Men’s Health Month.

Brought to you by Mazda, Children’s Hospital Foundation, Volkswagen, PCRM, Whole Foods, REI, Bose, DC Capital Striders, Nissan, Mothers Car Care, The Washington Auto Show, Road Runner Sports and Yokohama Tires, the Father’s Day celebration has now spread beyond the Washington, D.C. area to Austin, TX, Atlanta, South Jersey, Oakland, CA, Seal Beach, CA, Cincinnati, OH, North Carolina and San Diego, CA. Email for specific details on each Fit Fathers Day location.

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 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. So make sure you take the Fit Fathers Day Pledge!

Fit Fathers Day 2016 Youth Ambassador: Journey Butler is your normal, super active teenager. The 13-year-old is involved in a nationally competitive double-dutch jump rope team, the Greenbelt S.I.T.Y. Stars and is also cheerleader and an aspiring rapper. Check out this adorable video about ratting out on her older brother called “I’m Telling.” A few months ago Journey was diagnosed with Renal Medullary Carcinoma (RMC), a rare and highly aggressive form of cancer affecting young Black patients that carry the Sickle Cell trait. The average survival rate is 12 months but some patients survive more than two years. There is no cure yet for RMC but early detection can help by way of knowledge of the disease, its symptoms and getting tested if the Sickle Cell trait is present. Journey’s family has started #JourneyToHappiness to assist and encourage people against this lethal opposition.

Lead by example so your child becomes the example. This is an event to benefit Pediatric Cancer and promote good health. So eat clean, stay active and continue to energize your life.

#FitFathers #FitFathersDay #JourneyToHappiness #MensHealthMonth

Fit Fathers would like to thank all of our partners for the 2016 Fit Fathers Day Celebration!

Marathon Presenting Partners

10K Training Partners

5K Community Partners