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!


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!

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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

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

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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

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Donations to The Fit Fathers Foundation

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

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


Akil Taffe, Conscious Crusade

Instagram and Facebook


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

Instagram and Facebook



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







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

Cooking with Dads

Join Cooking with Dads, Fit Fathers, and the Kia Kitchen Friday May 29 at 1 pm est for a live cooking demo with Fit Fathers founder Kimatni D Rawlins and his daughter Aya Rawlins . They’ll be preparing vegan open-face tacos, fresh hummus, and her special guac dish.

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Glorifying Our Spiritual & Physical Existence for Life Program


The African American Health Program (AAHP) is pleased to announce the Glorifying Our Spiritual & Physical Existence for Life (G.O.S.P.E.L.) Program. The GOSPEL Program is designed to promote exercise as a fun activity and a desirable physical discipline that promotes spiritual growth, improved health, and community connection. Delivered in a virtual format, G.O.S.P.E.L. is a 6-week program that encourages participants to engage in physical activity a minimum of 2 days per week. Participants will measure steps, activities, or length of activities per week. Health education will be offered through a newsletter and additional online formats.

If you, your family, or any members of your community are interested in joining  the program, please email your name and the names of others who will sign up to

AAWALK – DC 5K Walk & Run Saturday, September 21, 2019

Founded in Columbus, Ohio in 2004, the National African American Male Wellness Walk Initiative (AAWALK)  works to combat the alarming numbers of African American men dying from preventable diseases. To date, the AAWALK averages upwards of 50,000 annual participants and has expanded to several cities outside of Ohio, including Washington, D.C.  On Saturday, September 21st 2019 at Anacostia Park in Washington, DC, men, women, and children will come together for the 2019 Washington D.C. AAWalk to raise awareness and take action to combat the health crisis facing African American men. [Read more…]

Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon

Meet Oregon’s Wine Country. People around the world have fallen in love with its premier pinot noir, and once you’re here it’s hard not to fall in love with the place too. Here you’ll find that communities are tight-knit, talented, and creative. While the country roads are quiet, the sweeping vistas, pods of old growth forest, and surrounding mountains standing tall speak volumes, especially in the early morning glow.  Lush vineyards and charming farms are tended by families old and new who still take a handcrafted approach to growing the best grapes and freshest foods, and challenge themselves to do it a little differently, just as Oregonians always have. [Read more…]

Recap Video: 2019 Fit Fathers Day Celebration

Father’s Day in the Maryland, DC and Virginia area was elevated by Fit Fathers for the 6th consecutive year with exercise, laughter, dance, music and fun. We bring dads and father figures together to demonstrate the importance of being health conscious and leading by example through positive, nutritional choices. Enjoy the video recap!

6th Annual “Fit Fathers Day” Celebration: Each One Teach One

 Words by Adrian McQueen, Photos by Leon Brittain, Henri Fisher, Garvin St Villier and Adrian McQueen

Father’s Day in the Maryland, DC and Virginia area was elevated by Fit Fathers for the 6th consecutive year with exercise, laughter, dance, music and fun. We bring dads and father figures together to demonstrate the importance of being health conscious and leading by example through positive, nutritional choices.

Hype for the event was built from engaging social media campaigns and coverage from our media partners at Radio One, Fox 5 DC, News Channel 8, WUSA 9 and a host of media outlets. Additionally, with $2,500 in prizes at stake for our fitness challenges, over 500 attendees came to the celebration ready for action which resulted in an eventful morning.

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