4th Annual “Fit Fathers Day” Celebration: Silver Spring, MD

— Empowering dads, father figures, families and children —

Sunday June 18th 10am to 12pm

— FREE —

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

— workout begins at 10am and the yoga warmup at 9:30am —

On Father’s Day join us for a “fun-for-all” group exercise with trainers Michelangelo Bance, Tiffani Jenkins, Styves Exantus and the Ravens’ Kyle Arrington. Also enjoy fitness games, Zumba by Z Sweat Dance and Fitness and Ray & Roze Zumba, healthy snacks, yoga led by 5 Sense Wellness, an interactive playground and music from DJ Blinks and PanLara steel drum. Attendees can compete for over $2,500 in prizes from Nike, Bose, Road Runner Sports, Modell’s, Soul Cycle, Strider Bikes, Thule, Live Nation, Yokohama Tires and Vibram in the Mr Fit Fathers, Fit Mom, Fit 50+ and Fit Kid contests. Also the reigning 2-time Mr. Fit Father, James Paul Swink, will be back to defend his Gym Source title against any takers of the grand prize.

Hosted by Fit Fathers Founder Kimatni D. Rawlins

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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…]

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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. www.FitFathersDay.com

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 InfoDesk@FitFathers.com 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

Chrysler Wellness

nahjChrysler Group continued its dedication in promoting health and wellness by launching a two part health initiative. The first phase was a 30-day Wellness Challenge with members from the National Association of Black Journalists Detroit and Chicago chapters and National Association of Hispanic Journalists Los Angeles and New York chapters competing to log in the most steps on pedometers for scholarship money. Next, Chrysler Group partnered with Blue Cross Blue Shield and Kaiser Permanente to sponsor health pavilions at the NABJ National Convention in Orlando, FL and the Excellence in Journalism Convention in Anaheim, Cal., which included blood pressure and BMI screenings, nutrition information and exercise tips for journalists to become knowledgeable about health disparities among multicultural communities.