Fit Fathers Mentorship

Fit Fathers’ founder Kimatni D. Rawlins mentors numerous kids and teens across the country to help them face the complexities of society with simple but strategic solutions. To kick off Black History Month at the Washington Auto Show he brought a few football mentees from his daughter’s high school — Paint Branch in Silver, Spring — to the ART-of-Motion display so they could see how the fruits of their labor is manifested! Amede and Alphonse are smart, kind, hardworking, and passionate. So of course we have to do more to continuously motivate and direct our  young men and women. They are the country’s future leaders!

Take a Walk Through Nature


For the preservation of life spend time within Mother Nature as much and as often as possible. With technology that continues to replace basic humans skills we must escape the digital world to maintain purity of the spirit, physical prowess, and mental clarity. Moreover, we must choose plant-based foods that enliven the mind and body opposed to processed, engineered, and animal products that degrade and deteriorate the fabric of our framework. Aptly so, neurogenesis is stifled when toxins control your foundation. It’s a way of life folks, not a temporary solution.

Ivan Lovegren on Fit Fatherhood

Fatherhood means being there, being available, and letting your children know they can take chances because someone is in their corner.  I don’t always want to carry my sons. I want them to know I will be standing right next to them even when they slow down to a crawl. Giving the kids the support to get started and being present when they turn to you, even if they have to forge the way themselves, is what I believe defines a father. I hope someday my kids will return the parenting skills to their siblings.
Ivan Lovegren
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Little Vegan Athletes: The Art of Jumping

Aya Rawlins is always showing off on the rope scene with her team aka the Greenbelt Sity Stars at community events including the recent Fit Fathers Day!

The 11-year old has been 100% vegan since 4 years old and is now is a top jump roper in just seven months on her double dutch team. They practice three to five hours a day on weekends and two hours during the week. This spring Aya was on four sport teams including Basketball, Jump Rope and two Soccer teams. Three times a week she went to tow practices back-to-back and on Saturdays jumped three to five hours then played in her soccer game right after. Sunday was another round of dual games.

Her main fuel was bananas, smoothies and brown rice. Welcome to the world of a vegan athlete!

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