Meet John Engler: From Smoker to Runner

Fit_Fathers_John_EnglerWelcome to the newfound health promoting world of John Engler, an Austin, Texas father of two who recently quit smoking and took up running after his son Jack asked for help in learning how to run. John obliged and in the process of striding with Jack they collectively learned to love the energizing fitness activity. Pretty soon up to 12 neighborhood kids and two other dads became involved for evening runs on Mondays and Wednesdays. Way to go John, and please do keep us posted on this amazing group.

Question for readers: Have you ever thought about organizing a group like this in your neighborhood? Well, as Nike would say, just do it. You just might be surprised at how many individuals will want to get out and kick it with you! Remember, stay active, eat clean and continue to energize your life!

Words by fit father Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson

downloadAs a father to my 1 year old daughter it has become both important and imperative that I make my own health and fitness a priority. This will allow me to become a great example since no one wants to be the guy huffing and puffing when chasing their little ones around the park. Additionally, I believe too many parents become static observers of the child’s growth and activity when they should be taking part and involving themselves more than they actually do.

Fit Fathers has become an invaluable asset to me in my first year as a dad. Not only as a source of information and awareness for health and fitness, but as a motivation to keep moving and to go above and beyond what I may think my limit is, something every father hopes to see as a virtue in their kids.

I now find myself living by the mantra “stay active, eat well, and energize your life,” and it’s something I want to one day exemplify to all of my kids and grandkids alike.

Baby Fitness Fun from Day One

Mail Attachment-3 (1) It has often been said that it’s never too late to change, especially when it comes to diet and exercise. But rather than setting our daughter off on a path where she would one day have to contemplate what she eats and how active she becomes, my wife and I decided that it’s actually never too early to begin engaging her in a completely healthy lifestyle. [Read more…]