Juan Barnett, Automotive Writer

Fit-Fathers_Juan-Burnett-235-195I was in good shape before my son came along, but not in the same way I am now. Being a part of the “Fit Fathers” movement is not just about maintaining a slim waistline or eating the right foods, there’s a mental component that shouldn’t be neglected. My boy and I will throw back a kale shake like it’s nobody’s business, but I also make sure to take time to reflect on the well-being of my wife and I.

Once a day I mediate, stretch, breathe and relax. It’s a complete package and isn’t easy. Kids at a young age are stressful, and stress can destroy you physically and mentally. The biggest challenge and reward has come from learning to deal with this stress. My family is my motivation, but not just to look good, but also to live a higher quality life dusk to dawn – it’s mental, physical and emotional. This is what Fit Fatherhood means to me!

Juan Barnett