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!

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

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.

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 aahp@montgomerycountymd.gov

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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WUSA9: Start the Day in a Healthy Way at Fit Fathers Day

Workout with your dad this holiday at the 6th annual “Fit Fathers Day Celebration” in Downtown Silver Spring. Kristen gets a preview of the event with Founder/Nutrition & Fitness Technician Kimatni Rawlins and Pat Robinson of Pat The Roc Skills Academy. For more information about the event visit www.FitFathersDay.com

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

Register

 

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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