2019 BMW X7 xDrive50i: Technology Driven

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

It’s very obvious that Americans love their SUVs no matter the size or mileage. From smaller crossovers with amazing fuel efficiency to full-size, pompous road warriors that can escort seven in comfort, consumer demand for the latest utility continues to increase year after year. BMW is no stranger to the category as they literally offer an X-model for every personality trait and all capabilities starting with the introductory X1. So it wasn’t an afterthought that the technology driven 2019 X7 xDrive50i would be arriving soon to satisfy expectations for a bigger, smarter and more luxurious SUV in the marketplace.

Traditionally, individuals looking for a sizeable, sophisticated, and performance oriented SUV turned their attention towards the attractive Range Rover, Escalade or QX80. Income is typically not an issue as desire takes precedence over financial strategy. Room for friends and family, endless amenities and a powerful V8 are key ingredients to a recipe that showcases the owner’s societal status and core fundamentals. [Read more…]

Free Fitness Festival Brings Men and Families Together in Transformational Fashion

The 6th Annual “Fit Fathers Day” Celebration Continues to Build New Traditions for Father’s Day in the DC, Maryland and Virginia Area

 

Silver Spring, MD – The Fit Fathers Foundation has announced the 6th Annual “Fit Fathers Day” Celebration, which will take place at Veterans Plaza at 8525 Fenton Street, Silver Spring, MD on Sunday, June 16, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The free event geared towards family members of all ages and fitness levels encourages positive health and wellness habits through group exercises, energetic music, fitness games and informational health demonstrations. [Read more…]

Free! 6th Annual “Fit Fathers Day” Celebration

6th Annual “Fit Fathers Day” Celebration

Sunday, June 16th 10am to 12pm

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

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Hosted By: 
Fit Fathers Founder Kimatni D. Rawlins

– Empowering dads, father figures, families and kids –

On Father’s Day join us for a “fun-for-all” group exercise and health celebration with trainers Michelangelo Bance, Tiffani Jenkins and Conscious Crusade. Enjoy dynamic boxing routines from Coach T of Hard Training Club, healthy snacks, fitness games, an interactive playground and tunes from DJ Blinks. Win over $2,500 in prizes from Sean John, JBL Audio, Turtle Wax, Vibram, Bose, Live Nation and Strider by competing in the Mr. Fit Father push-up contest and female plank challenge.

All fitness levels and ages. Special tribute to Hip Hop Fathers!

– Basketball demo from Pat The Roc and jump rope performance by the Greenbelt SITY Stars –

*Groove & Flow yoga begins at 10 am sharp so please arrive by 9:30am

Auto Fit car show featuring active lifestyle vehicles from VW, Chrysler, Mazda, Kia and Nissan!

 

** For all things Silver Spring visit www.SilverSpringDowntown.com **

A special thank you to media partner “Radio One” known on the air as:     

93.9 WKYS, The Team 980 – Redskins Radio, WOL-AM 1450,
Spirit 1340 – WYCB
, WMMJ – Majic 102.3 – 92.7 and  Praise 104.1

 

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Stay active, eat clean and continue to energize your life!

Brought to you by Volkswagen, Meatless Monday, Mazda, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Radio-One, Mom’s Organic Market, The Washington Auto Show, Road Runner Sports, Bose, Striders, ZICO, Soul Cycle, Wegmans, JBL Audio, Kia, Hip Hop Fathers, and Vibram, the Father’s Day celebration provides dads with the tools needed to engage their families toward increased fitness, ultimate wellness and positive, nutritional habits while honoring the true meaning of fatherhood.

Fit Fathers Day also highlights the amazing work of our community partners including Men’s Health Network, WAPA, Lleft Entertainment, Kids After Hours, Powerful Beyond Measure, PanLara, Daddy’s Cool, African American Health Program, Sean John, Live Nation, Mocha Moms, Montgomery County, Maryland Department of Police, Downtown Silver Spring, Make Smart Cool, Great Kids Events, DMV Social, Vitality Health and Wellness Center and The Fit Solution.

National Ambassadors: Super Bowl Champions Jason and Devin McCourty of the New England Patriots. The McCourty twins were recognized for their work on and off the field and named Walter Payton Man of the Year. “We have seen firsthand the devastating consequences of sickle cell on family members and chose to use our platform to help families in similar situations,” said Jason.

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2019 Lexus 0 to 60 Celebrity Racing Series

Welcome to the world famous WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for the third season of “Lexus 0 to 60” featuring some of your favorite celebrities ripping runways with authority in the latest ensemble of high-flying Japanese coupes and sedans. The driving action matched up two teams of three drivers through adrenaline pumping motorsports drills utilizing the GS F, RC F, LC 500 and the RC F Track Edition super coupe for a chance to win a new Lexus for a year.

2019 INFINITI QX80 Limited 4WD: Luxury Driven

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

No matter your situational circumstances there is always a need for a full-size luxury chariot that can transport six to seven family members or friends in style and with grace. Be it prom for your kid and his/her best friends or Sunday brunch with the crew, the impressive 2019 INFINITI QX80 Limited 4WD and its well-appointed interior is perfect for the tasks at hand.

During my week-long test evaluation I utilized the mucho grande SUV to escort my teen daughters and their companions to various activities since it was spring break. Of course, I am always the parent who is volunteered to pick up, drop off and chaperone since everyone knows my automotive journalistic profession. But I didn’t mind because the opportunity effectively allowed me to operate the QX80 as an owner while garnering instantaneous praise since passengers love utilities of this proportion. This automotive category is also special because it is represented by only a few players such as the Cadillac Escalade, Lexus LX and the all-new BMW X7. You could include the Land Rover Range Rover as well but this particular SUV only has two rows of seats opposed to three. [Read more…]

2020 Jeep Gladiator: Adventure Driven

The compelling moniker of Jeep’s latest machine sounds like a newly introduced hero from Avengers: End Game. While off-roading through the outskirts of Sacramento Automotive Rhythms discovered the beastly nature of the 2020 midsize Jeep Gladiator while simultaneously witnessing its powerful capabilities in various scenarios such as scaling down trails of boulders and creeping through mud like navy seals. After experiencing dozens of 4×4 adventures from Jeep and other truck brands, the Gladiator is like a chess grandmaster utilizing strategic power moves during the endgame to outmaneuver the competition. [Read more…]

AAHP Community Day 2019

In recognition of National Minority Health Month in April, the African American Health Program (AAHP) is uniting with its partner organizations* to host AAHP Community Day 2019 in order to bridge efforts to help eliminate health disparities and to build a stronger, healthier Montgomery County. The event will be held:

Silver Spring Civic Building
1 Veterans Place
Silver SpringMD 20910

Saturday, April 27, 2019, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

This year’s theme is “KNOW?”.  During the event, we will be focusing on helping the attendees to know their numbers (i.e., blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, body mass, etc.).  We will kick off the day with a panel discussion on “Genetics and Minority Health Care”. We have a robust panel of experts who are confirmed to speak on the topic. The discussion will take place tentatively from 9:30 am – 10:45 am.  The attendees will also have access to various health related demonstrations, energizing group fitness activities, onsite health screenings, and interactive community information booths. The event will be a fun and interactive awareness program, focusing on childbirth and breastfeeding, HIV/AIDS prevention, diabetes prevention and management, oral health, mental health, stress management techniques, men’s health, cardiovascular disease, healthy eating, and physical fitness.

REGISTER HERE [Read more…]

Fit Fathers Open Face Bean Tacos

Mother Earth needs love, respect and care to sustain vitality so let’s begin by preparing meals that nourish and do not harm either her or us. For Meatless Monday we have prepared these ultra-fulfilling Open Face Bean Tacos using Gardein Beefless Ground crumbles. Trust us, you will want more after downing the first because this meal is so scrumptious.

Serves 5 with a 40-minute prep and cook time

Ingredients:

  • 1 pack of Gardein Beefless Ground
  • ¼ onion
  • ½ bell pepper (red, orange, yellow)
  • 1 can of white cannellini beans
  • ½ can of black beans
  • Thyme, garlic salt
  • ½ cup butternut squash
  • ½ can of fire roasted crushed tomatoes
  • ½ can of tomato sauce
  • Choice of taco sauce
  • 1 pack of artisan organic corn tortillas
  • 3/4 cup of shredded cabbage
  • 1 avocado

Start by mashing the white cannellini beans and season with thyme and garlic salt. Afterwards put to the side in a bowl. Next, sauté the butternut squash with the tomato sauce and crushed fire roasted tomatoes for 10 minutes. Simultaneously in another pan mix and cook (low heat) the Gardein Beefless Ground crumbles, black beans and diced onions for 10 minutes. Add taco seasoning and garlic salt. This will be the main filling for your open face tacos.

Then sauté the cabbage and peppers (cut in this strips). Warm the tortillas and spread with the mashed cannellini beans and then layer with the Gardein mixture. Lastly, top with the cabbage and peppers. Serve the avocado slices either on the side or also on top. Add your favorite taco sauce of choice and dig in!

Fit Fathers Mandarin Orange Chick’n Stir Fry  

In honor of Earth Day and Meatless Monday we have prepared a special Fit Fathers stir fry using Gardein’s Asian-inspired Crispy Chick’n Mandarin Orange pieces. The kids were in love with the new dish and the dads were equally elated to have prepared the simple but tasty vegan meal.

Serves 4 with a 20-minute prep and cook time

Ingredients:

  • 1 pack of Garden’s Crispy Chick’n Mandarin Orange
  • Handful of bean sprouts
  • ¼ onion
  • ½ bell pepper
  • Tamari soy sauce
  • 1 pack of riced cauliflower blend

Sauté the bean sprouts, peppers and onions with a few splashes of water and tamari soy sauce for 5 minutes. Add the mandarin chick’n and sauce packet to the veggie stir fry and continue cooking for 8 minutes. In a separate pan sauté the cauliflower rice for 5 minutes (we use a blend with sweet potatoes and kale from Cascadian Farm) while sprinkling with your season of choice. Lastly, combine the rice to the mandarin chick’n stir fry and serve with a few slices of avocado.