Kia Face Shield Delivery to Howard University Hospital

Fit Fathers is back in the community with Kia Motors America and Automotive Rhythms delivering Kia-produced face shields for frontline workers at Howard University Hospital. It truly feels good giving, dedicating, and volunteering to help those in need. Hospital CEO Anita Jenkins was very appreciative of the gifts and collaboration and the 2020 Telluride SX SUV was a hit with the hospital staffers. Good times!

 

Kimatni Rawlins Speaks with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

Fun and energetic interview with Chuck Carrol from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine as we spoke about vegan journeys and my athletic path to positive change. Dr. Neal Barnard also discussed COVID-19 and the food correlation. Tune in if you are seeking plant-based health changes. Namaste. www.FitFathers.com

PCRM: “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll is joined by Kimatni Rawlins who went from eating overzealously as a college football at Georgia Tech to motivating thousands as the founder of Fit Fathers. After breaking his own addiction to the Standard American Diet, Kimatni is now educating dads worldwide about the importance of nutrition and exercise so that they can lead the healthiest life possible and pass those healthy habits down to their children!

Watch on FaceBook 

 

Recap: 7th Annual “Fit Fathers Day” Celebration: Virtual Edition

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

Father’s Day 2020 was such a blessing for the Fit Fathers crew and the dads and families we were able to reach with our spirited health message: “lead by example, so your child becomes the example.” Therefore, blessings to all the kings who pay homage to the honorable role of protecting and nourishing your children.

Fit Fathers Day was presented by Kia and received the support of Men’s Health Month, JBL, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), the African American Health Program, and Turtle Wax. Viewers throughout the United States and as far as Japan and Jamaica were able to join us for a Facebook Live Interactive Workout. We featured dynamic boxing with Coach T, full-body family fitness from Shannon Will, yoga by Dante Settles, and cycling with Kayla Gorrell. The trainers’ team led an energetic and life-enhancing exercise set for everyone’s participation. The new 2020 Kia Telluride SUV was also on display, Turtle Wax sent us shine products for our vehicles, and JBL provided Flip 5 Bluetooth speakers for the crew. DJ P-Cutta also livened us up with his South Jersey flare. [Read more…]

AAHP and Fit Fathers Celebrate Juneteenth and Good Health

The African American Health Program (AAHP) and Fit Fathers invite you to join us for a virtual Juneteenth Celebration today. Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, is celebrated annually on June 19th to commemorate the ending of slavery in the United States. In honor, we will praise the liberty of good health through exercise and vegan nutrition demonstrations. Please join us at 4:30 pm. We look forward to seeing you online this afternoon!

Join via Zoom @ https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/93702776207#success

 

Schedule of Events

4:30pm to 4:45pm – AAHP Welcome & History of Juneteenth

4:45pm to 5:15pm – Fit Fathers fitness demonstration with Kimatni Rawlins

5:15pm to 5:30pm – AAHP in the Community

5:30pm to 6:00pm – Fit Fathers cooking demonstration with Sylvia Johnson

6:00pm to 6:30pm – Elite Bodies Fitness Demonstration

6:30pm to 6:35pm – AAHP Closing

Young Black Excellence!

Meet my two mentees Amede and Njoka. Both are from Africa and are currently prospering in America. Both play collegiate football, both are studying cyber security, both respect their parents’ authority, both adhere to law and order, and both possess strong worth ethics. “Proud” is an understatement. I’m looking forward to seeing them evolve while contributing to the needs of humanity. So, continue dedicating time to young Black men in this country because they need the support of mentors and father figures more than you can imagine!

7th Annual “Fit Fathers Day” Celebration

Virtual Edition, presented by Kia and JBL

It’s “Men’s Health Week” so

Join us for a Facebook Live Family Workout

Log onto www.FitFathersDay.com

Sunday June 21, 9am-11am EDT

Hosted by Fit Fathers Founder,

 Kimatni D. Rawlins

9:00 am – Wellness Remarks

9:05 am to 9:25 – Dynamic Boxing w/ Coach T

9:30 am to 9:50 – Full Body Family Fitness w/ Shannon Will

9:55 am to 10:15 – Yoga w/ Akil of Conscious Crusade

10:20 am to 10:50 – Spin Bike w/ Kayla Gorrell

10:55 am – Closing Remarks

#FitFathers #MensHealthMonth #FitFathersDay #FathersDay #MensHealthWeek

Donations to The Fit Fathers Foundation

can be made via Pay Pal from our home page (top right). www.FitFathers.com

Men’s Health Month

Fit Fathers’ team of trainers can be reached on the following social media platforms. Remember to eat clean, stay active, and continuously energize your life.

Coach T, Hard Training Club

Instagram and Facebook

@Coach_t_Boxing

https://www.facebook.com/HardTrainingClub/

Akil Taffe, Conscious Crusade

Instagram and Facebook

@ConsciousCrusade

https://www.facebook.com/crusadeyoga/

Dr. Shannon Will PT, DPT, Impact Sports Physical Therapy

Instagram and Facebook

@will_power_pt

@impactsportspt

https://www.facebook.com/willpowerdpt/

https://www.facebook.com/impactsportspt/

Kayla Gorrell, Certified yoga teacher, indoor cycling instructor and plant based health coach

Instagram:

@kaylagorrellhealthcoach
www.Healthywholehappy.net

 

 

 

 

Free 8-Week Nutrition Class Series: Fight COVID-19 With Food

 

Fit Fathers is  excited to partner with the Physicians Committee for their free 8-week nutrition class series! Physicians and community partners will share practical tips, meal planning, interactive Q&A, and more to help improve health conditions like diabetes, weight, and high blood pressure. Complement “Fit Fathers Day” wellness tips with doctor-led nutrition information! Sign up for free at PCRM.org/NutritionClass.

Open Face Vegan Jerk Tacos

So my Vegan Cyborg daughter Aya and I made super spicy Vegan Jerk Tacos, Homemade Hummus, Homemade Guacamole, and Steamed Purple Sweet Potatoes which I inadvertently called Japanese Sweet Potatoes. Enjoy!

Ingredients

Open Face Tacos

Sprouted Corn Tortillas, Homemade Hummus spread, Black beans, Onions, Seitan, Mushrooms, Red Peppers, Spinach, Tomatoes, Avocado Slices

Homemade Hummus

Chickpeas, Lemon Juice, Water, Garlic Clove, Tahini sauce, Sea Salt

 

Homemade Guacamole

Avocados, Onions, Cilantro, Tomatoes, Seat Salt, Garlic Powder

 

June 21-Day Self-Awareness and Enhancement Fast

The plan is simple Kings and Queens. Let’s strengthen our temples, sharpen our minds, and deepen our spirits with a simple 21-Day Self-Awareness and Enhancement Fast beginning Monday June 1st and ending Monday June 22nd. There will be no check-ins or reminders. Self-motivation is the key.

Simple, we will eat normally except drinking only water and decaf herbal teas (no milk, soda, juice, coffee, alcohol, smoothies etc.), no snacks (chips, crackers, popcorn, cakes, pies, etc) and every Friday we will fast for 24 hours drinking water and decaf herbal tea. It should be self-explanatory that no fried or fast foods are permitted. Only clean, wholesome meals. It doesn’t have to be vegan, but if you want, go for it. Just make sure to eat 5 to 7 servings of fruits and veggies daily.

Some of us didn’t have the choice of life extension. We do, so let’s pay homage to our inner beings.

One Love!

I Can’t Breathe: Poetic Memory of George Floyd

Words by Kimatni D. Rawlins, art by Shawn “SP” Perkins

I arm myself with words and conscious thought to alter perception opposed to violence and ignorance. To honor another man’s life — one taken without empathy — was important to my spirit and to my role as a father and protector of two daughters. Continue letting your voices be heard and seek change through positive action people. One Love! -Kimatni D. Rawlins –

 “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” — Desmond Tutu

 

I Can’t Breathe

Excuse me sir, but I can’t breathe

in the land of the free, home of the brave.

It’s a pandemic and jobs have been lost,

including my own.

Providing for my family is the goal

and spiritual divinity is the fundamental virtue of my throne.

Am I guilty, a threat, or innocent?

A black man in America

overshadowed by cognitive dissonance.

When the looting starts,

the shooting starts, says 45!

God is the source of all energy,

blessing the world with tranquility and serenity.

I loved my life,

I was a father of two

and developed profound friendships.

I enjoyed excelling in sports in Houston,

even picked up the mic a few times, aka “Big Floyd.”

Get to know my story and relinquish your fear,

I’m as human as you with a thirst for creativeness,

even in perilous times, I focus on noble causes. [Read more…]