3rd Annual “Fit Fathers Day” Celebration

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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

Fit Fathers Day Celebration: San Diego Edition

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 — Empowering dads, role models, father figures, families & children —

— FREE —

 Saturday June 18th, 2016 — 9:00 am

Fanuel Park

4000 Fanuel Street, San Diego, CA 92109

 RSVP = PacificBeachTraining@gmail.com

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Fit Fathers Day Celebration: North Carolina Edition

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 — Empowering dads, role models, father figures, families & children —

— FREE —

 Sunday June 19th, 2016 — 10:00 am

Lake Pine Park
Lake Pine Loop Trail 3K Run
2200 Laura Duncan Rd.
Apex, NC, 27502

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Fit Fathers Day Celebration: South Jersey Edition

Hard Work Always Beats Talent, If Talent Don’t Work Hard!!!

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 — Empowering dads, role models, father figures, families & children —

— FREE —

Drills For Skills Sports Training OASIS

 3 Station (location) FUN Fitness Circuit

 Saturday June 18, 2016  10am – 12pm

Pemberton Township Nesbitt Center Football Field (1 Anderson Rd. Pemberton NJ 08015)

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Brought to you by Mazda, PCRM, Volkswagen, Whole Foods, REI, Bose, Nissan, Mothers Car Care, Road Runner Sports and Yokohama Tires, the Father’s Day celebration is an event to benefit Pediatric Cancer and promote good health. Eat clean, stay active and energize your life.

 #FitFathers #FitFathersDay #MensHealthMonth

Follow Fit Fathers on IG, Twitter and Facebook @FitFathers

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Drills For Skills Sports Training OASIS will host a 3 station FUN fitness circuit for the South Jersey participants. Starting at 10am, all participants are asked to meet at Pemberton Township  Nesbitt Center Football field.(1 Anderson Rd. Pemberton NJ 08015). There, we will participate in different exercises and games. Then all participants will be asked to drive a mile down the road to the Pemberton Township Baseball Sports Complex where we will take part in running challenges and games on the baseball diamond. Next the group will drive a mile down the road to finish our Fit Fathers Celebration at the Drills For Skills Sports Training OASIS.  Refreshments will be provided for the recovery and networking stage.

Drills For Skills Sports Training OASIS exists to motivate, educate and inspire people to reach optimal levels of performance in life. Our expert and passionate team is driven to transform lives by empowering people to reach their full potential.

Coach Omar Stinney welcomes everyone to the football field and Coach Don will lead the Baseball field activities.  Enjoy!

 

Fit Fathers Day Celebration: Seal Beach, CA

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 — Empowering dads, role models, father figures, families & children —

— FREE —

Beach Fitness Boot Camp Saturday June 18th, 8am

Seal Beach, CA – Southside of the pier (10th street beach parking lot)

RSVP = Info@BeachFitness.com (Bring water and a towel)

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Brought to you by Mazda, PCRM, Volkswagen, Whole Foods, REI, Bose, Nissan, Mothers Car Care, Road Runner Sports and Yokohama Tires, the Father’s Day celebration is an event to benefit Pediatric Cancer and promote good health. Eat clean, stay active and energize your life.

 #FitFathers #FitFathersDay #MensHealthMonth

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Fit Fathers Day Celebration: Cincinnati Edition

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 — Empowering dads, role models, father figures, families & children —

— FREE —

 Sunday June 19th, 2016 — 9:00 am  to 11:00 am

Mount Airy Forest
5083 Colerain Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45223
Water & Fruit Provided
 RSVP =  Saswift15@gmail.com

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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!

#FitFathers   #FitFathersDay

 

 

 

Fit Fathers Day is back on Father’s Day June 21, 2015

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June is National Men’s Health Month

Fit Fathers Day is back on Father’s Day June 21, 2015: Empowering dads, role models, father figures, families & children!


WHO:  The Fit Fathers Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that educates families on nutritional and fitness awareness. Fit Fathers provides recipes, family fitness activities, and health tips to inspire fathers to embrace healthier lifestyles. Fit Fathers hosts free Social Workouts and other events to help encourage fathers with life-enhancing solutions. [Read more…]