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…]

Great Day Washington Welcomes the Fit Fathers Foundation

Thank you WUSA 9 for having Fit Fathers on Great Day Washington to discuss our 3rd Annual Fit Fathers Day Celebration in Downtown Silver Spring, MD Sunday June 19. We are highly appreciative of the opportunity. It was fun discussing health and working out with the kids on set. More event details at www.FitFathersDay.com.

Fox 5 DC Celebrates 3rd Annual “Fit Fathers Day” Event

The Fit Fathers Foundation had a great time on Fox 5 — Good Day DC — this morning with Wisdom Martin discussing the 3rd Annual “Fit Fathers Day” Celebration Sunday June 19 in Downtown Silver Spring, MD. Come join us for a free, fun for all, family event with Baltimore Ravens’ Kyle Arrington, music artist Raheem DeVaughn and Fit Fathers Founder Kimatni Rawlins. More details at www.FitFathersDay.com.

All fitness levels and ages

Eat clean, stay active and energize your life. 

An Event to Benefit Pediatric Cancer and Promote Good Health

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Brought to you by Thule, Mazda, Toyota, Children’s Hospital Foundation, Volkswagen, Whole Foods, REI, Bose, DC Capital Striders, PCRM, 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, Philadelphia, TX, Atlanta, South Jersey, Oakland, CA, Seal Beach, CA, Cincinnati, OH, North Carolina, Houston, New York City and San Diego, CA. Email InfoDesk@FitFathers.com for specific details on each Fit Fathers Day location.

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.

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!

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