5th Annual “Fit Fathers Day” Call To Duty Video

On Sunday June 17, 2018 Fit Fathers Day will focus on the tools needed for long-term life enhancement including daily exercise influence, the reduction or elimination of negative habits and the adoption of fresh, positive lifestyle choices. It’s important on Father’s Day and each subsequent day that dads and male role models spearhead this call to duty by taking time out to engage in physical fitness with their families and employ healthy food choices. For more detail please visit www.FitFathersDay.com.

Take the “Fit Fathers Day” Pledge

It’s important on Father’s Day and each subsequent day that dads and male role models spearhead this call to action by taking time out to engage in physical fitness and employ healthy food choices with their families. It is a fact that health risks are increased in men 20 years and older, and with added stress and more responsibilities a father is at a higher risk of various potential problems. So keep in mind that exercising and healthy eating saves generations.

Become a Fit Father by following these simple steps to lead your family to a healthier lifestyle.

I pledge to become a Fit Father and will …

  • attend my doctor’s office for routine checkups and screenings.
  • exercise 3 to 5 days a week for 30 to 45 minutes minimum and include my children in most fitness activities.
  • eat 3 to 7 pieces of fruit and veggies daily.
  • drink 8 to 10 glasses of water daily.
  • limit or eliminate sodas, candy and pastries entirely.
  • limit or eliminate fried foods entirely.
  • limit or avoid carcinogens entirely: smoking, drugs and heavy alcohol.
  • replace enriched white foods with whole grains (quinoa, brown rice, etc.)
  • Never eat with less than 3 hours in-between bedtime.
  • spend quality time with my children daily.
  • on Father’ Day enjoy one hour of energetic activities with my loved ones such as a 5K to 10K run, family bike ride, soccer, hiking, ball games, swimming or a simple walk through the park with nature.

Stay active, eat well and energize your life!

Tennessee Titans Jason McCourty: Fit Fathers Day National Ambassador

in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans won 26-13. (AP Photo/John Russell)

Health, fitness, nutrition and overall wellness are priorities for the extension of life. We must eat whole foods from the earth daily to achieve the balance of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients our bodies need. In addition, appropriate nourishment helps us function properly, perform sustainably and effectively fight off the onset of degenerative diseases such as cancer, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and more. Regular exercise is required to maintain muscle mass, strengthen bones, balance blood sugar, stabilize weight, circulate blood and regulate the metabolism.

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For this reason cornerback Jason McCourty of the  NFL’s Tennessee Titans has pledged with Fit Fathers to continue steering his family towards proper health and nutrition. “Becoming a Fit Father has completely changed my life, everything I do I know my little princess will be watching,” McCourty states. “Staying fit and eating healthy will allow me to watch her grow into a beautiful, strong woman. It’s important to develop the habits “now” of a healthy lifestyle that will impact my entire family for decades to come.”

Jason McCourty is a starting cornerback for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Titans in the 6th round as the 203 overall pick of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Rutgers University with his twin brother Jason McCourty of the New England Patriots.

  1. BornAugust 13, 1987 (age 27), Nyack, NY
  2. 40 yard dash time: 4.3 seconds
  3. Height6′ 0″ (1.83 m)

Jason and Devin McCourty were football standouts at Rutgers before moving onto the NFL where they are both currently starting defensive backs. Devin is a safety and team captain for the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots while Jason is a cornerback and team captain for the Tennessee Titans. The twins were both recently recognized for their work on and off the field as they were both named “Walter Payton Man of the Year” by their respective NFL teams. “We have seen first hand the devastating effects of sickle cell on family members and we are choosing to use our platform to help families in similar situations,” said Jason. “This is something very personal to us and we’re thrilled to continue working with Embrace Kids Foundation,” added Devin.

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Their work in the field of chronic disease awareness continues on Saturday, June 20, 2015, where the McCourty twins will be hosting the 3rd Annual Tackle Sickle Cell 5K Run/Walk in Liberty State Park in Jersey City, NJ. This event is the major fundraising component of the Tackle Sickle Cell Campaign. The Run/Walk is for all ages and will be followed by a celebration including music, food and fun at the park. Jason and Devin McCourty will be joined on this day by fellow members of the NFL and Rutgers football community.

So remember, eat clean, stay active and continuously energize your life!

in the first quarter of an NFL football preseason game on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Joe Howell)

Fit Fathers would like to thank all of our partners for the 2015 Fit Fathers Day Celebration!

Fit Fathers Day is back on Father’s Day June 21, 2015

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June is National Men’s Health Month

Fit Fathers Day is back on Father’s Day June 21, 2015: Empowering dads, role models, father figures, families & children!


WHO:  The Fit Fathers Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that educates families on nutritional and fitness awareness. Fit Fathers provides recipes, family fitness activities, and health tips to inspire fathers to embrace healthier lifestyles. Fit Fathers hosts free Social Workouts and other events to help encourage fathers with life-enhancing solutions. [Read more…]

Fit Fathers Day Pledge! View the Video PSA

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On Sunday, June 21, 2015 Fit Fathers Day will have little to do with ties, socks and cologne but will offer focus on the tools needed for long-term life enhancement. It’s important on Father’s Day and each subsequent day that dads and male role models spearhead this call to action by taking time out to engage in physical fitness with their families and employ healthy food choices. Visit www.FitFathersDay.com to take the Fit Fathers Day pledge.

Take the Fit Fathers Pledge

 

Fit Fathers would like to thank all of our partners for the 2015 Fit Fathers Day Celebration!

12-Year-Old Organizes 3rd Annual Fun Run & Fitness Event for Kids

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Kids Encouraged to Join “For Kids by Kids” Event on April 18th

WHAT: Kids from Prince George’s County and surrounding areas are invited to join a “for kids by kids” Fun Run & Fitness Event for Kids. Jodi Evans, a 12-year-old Bowie resident, is organizing the event to inspire her peers to get moving, eat healthy and have fun at the same time.

WHY: Childhood obesity is at epidemic levels. 1 in 3 kids are overweight or obese and many kids need to find fun, easy ways to get more physical activity.

As part of her 3rd year of service on the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Youth Advisory Board, Jodi receives support from organizations such as Fit Fathers, Healthy Little Cooks, NEXSTUP Training, PG Parks & Planning and Bowie High School. Approximately 75 kids attended the first Fun Run & Walk for Kids and 150 kids attend the 2nd event. Jodi stated, “I am so excited to see our fun fitness event for kids gain momentum. The Bowie Wellness Council decided to change the name from Fun Run & Walk to Fun Run & Fitness because the kids really enjoy the creative games and fitness contest. This tells me they are committed and that the initiative is evolving.”

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Rewind the Future — Stop the Cycle

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By now, you’ve met Jim—the character in our Rewind the Future video. As a parent, you might be thinking “I’ve done some of those things!” Don’t worry; we didn’t create the video to make you feel guilty. We created it to fast-forward to the year 2030 to show you what the future might look like for Georgia’s kids if we don’t act now.

The good news: it’s not 2030 and it’s not too late to rewind your child’s future.

Video Credit: www.Strong4Life.com

Fit Fathers Day Inaugural Celebration: A Healthy Serving of Success

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 It was a monumental day as hundreds of people stepped away from their typical Father’s Day activities on Sunday, June 15, 2014 to take part in the groundbreaking, Fit Fathers Day (FFD) inaugural celebration on Veterans Plaza in Downtown Silver Spring, MD.  Fathers, male role models and their families participated in exercises, fitness competitions, healthy eating and more to celebrate Father’s Day in a brand new way. Fit Fathers, DaddysCool.com and Powerful Beyond Measure came together to show fathers the importance of being health conscious and leading by example through positive, nutritional choices. The celebration was a resounding success.

 “The moment has never been better for Fit Fathers Day to manifest,” stated Fit Fathers founder Kimatni D. Rawlins. “It was time for men to rise to the occasion and positively lead their loved ones into daily fitness, ultimate nutrition and positive lifestyle habits.”

Sponsored by Mazda, Volkswagen, Whole Foods, BOSE, The Washington Auto Show, Vitacoco, Shoe City and Mothers, FFD also included an eye-popping car and motorcycle show featuring 30 of the hottest, new and custom vehicles to entertain a wider audience. Fit Fathers closed down the plaza street to display some of dad’s favorite two and four wheelers. This magnetic motor component was powered by Automotive Rhythms, Throttle Life, Capitol Cadillac, Fitzgerald Auto Mall, Apple Ford and Rolling Status Car Club. A special thanks to local builder and customizer ‘Bay’ for bringing out a few of his custom works of art. [Read more…]

Nourishing Rewards for your Child

fruit__protein_shake_healthyReward your kids with fruit, nuts and freshly made, non-dairy smoothies opposed to chips, cookies and ice cream. It’s only right. You do not want them to associate bad foods with good deeds. But more importantly, you certainly do not want to poison their growing bodies. Nurture them with purity as often as possible. #EatClean #DrinkClean

Girls Soccer vs Candy Crush

10403461_861690117179001_5709010182816600270_nThe girls really enjoyed their new soccer net. Yes, practice does make perfect and involving your kids in the build process creates a greater sense of appreciation and pride. Now instead of Candy Crush on iPads they’ll be occupied with balls in nets and hoops .#FitFathers