Augusto Cangahuala on Fatherhood

Fatherhood to me means living to become a better person and role model for my kids. Fatherhood also allows me show my son and daughter what true love and selflessness represents while focusing on taking care of Self. The Fit Fathers movement is a responsibility for teaching younger generations how to nourish their bodies, be mentally and emotionally aware, stay physically fit and showcase kindness to others. I love Fit Fatherhood!

Augusto Cangahuala, Father and Experience Designer

Styves Exantus on Fit Fatherhood

A Fit Father means being both the teacher and the student. One day my daughter stated, “you don’t know what it’s like as a kid!” We were in disagreement about a topic and that statement made a major imprint in my mind. I was born in 1983, my daughter was born in 2006 and my son was born in 2017. We will all experience different social trends, advancements in technology, job markets, education, etc. Now, my mindset is learning what it is like to be a kid in 2018 and help her be successful and create characteristics that will be impactful in today’s society. My son will go through a different world when he is 5, 10 and 15 than we all did. Specific moral codes will remain law but the way they move will change and vary differently in comparison to the generation before them.

As Fit Fathers we know that we are teachers, providers and protectors, but continuously learning about the world our kids are living in will be an ongoing journey. My children will look to me for guidance and I will look to them for understanding of the daily triumphs and tribulations they face. Together we will keep each other growing.

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EJ Kaku on Fit Fatherhood

When I ponder on what it means to be a Fit Father I think of the word “serve.” Serve, like “love” has so many connotations such as being present when your children take their first step. Other shining examples include offering words of wisdom, taking care of them when they are ill, holding them tightly during hard times and celebrating during good times. Fathers offer so much value within the family structure, yet the greatest asset for each is to be a shining example.

When we serve we are setting the bar high in a positive manner and that is what leaders do. Being a great leader for your family will do so much for your children. You may not know it but they watch everything that we do and strive to be just like us. Leading by example will allow them to carry your life lessons into their own character traits.  Yes, every dad should be a leader and a server.

EJ Kaku, 5 Star Nutrition Moody AFB

 

Roberto Tapia on Fit Fatherhood

My fatherhood habits are a lifestyle, an expression of love that has a beginning but no end. It’s a choice we make for 24 hours. The path I chose to be a Fit Father requires more sacrifice than any career but is also far more rewarding since my love for my kids is unconditional. I wouldn’t change the circumstances for the world!
-Roberto Tapia, Capoeira Instructor

Fit Father Devin McCourty of the New England Patriots

Fatherhood has been amazing to me so far and I look forward to raising my child and strengthening the family bond. From Fit Father and husband responsibilities to playing on the field for the Patriots I have always approached every task with top leadership qualities. It’s been a joy watching my little girl grow and shine in just this first month. I’m eagerly anticipating my obligations along the way while showing her how to be a great and honorable individual.

Damon Redmond on Fatherhood

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Being a father is one thing, but living the lifestyle of a Fit Father means so much more when it comes to raising energetic and healthy children. We are proud to be a part of the Fit Fathers movement which empowers dads of all nationalities and ages to take part in healthier living. Spearheaded by Kimatni Rawlins, the fatherhood platform keeps me accountable in relation to my family and I exercising and making positive choices.

Fit-Fathers-Damon-Redmond-FatherhoodI teach my children the importance of knowledge of self, honesty, building strong connections with family and close friends and living a nourishing and productive lifestyle. Life is not just about working and taking vacations. There comes a point when we have to realize what our priorities are and the impact they have on everything else important to us.

As I mature and witness my son and daughter develop and grow, it has become central to pay close attention to my eating and exercise habits so that I will be around longer to enjoy quality time with them and friends alike.

Fit Fathers is the beginning of something much greater than what it is today and I am personally excited to be a part of the journey.

Stay Active My Friends!!

Fit Families Rock

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Ever since I took the Fit Fathers pledge my life has taken a wonderful change. But the most satisfying reward is how fitness has infected my entire family. Being a Fit Father has transformed us into a fit family that has allowed each member to embrace all types of fun and energetically engaging activities as one unit.

Kyle Ayoung

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2nd Annual “Fit Fathers Day” Celebration

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Sunday June 21st 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

–It’s FREE —

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

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Rain or shine join Fit FathersDaddysCool.com and Powerful Beyond Measure for the 2nd Annual Fit Fathers Day Celebration in Downtown Silver Spring, MD presented by Mazda, Volkswagen, Children’s National, Wegmans, The Washington Auto Show, DC Capital Striders and City Sports. The Father’s Day event features an energetic Social Workout to the sounds of DJ Blinks, fitness contests, fun games, family activities, healthy snacks, gift bags, and fitness demonstrations. Another highlight will be the timed fitness course to decide who will be crowned Mr. Fit Father ($500 Grand Prize).

The Social Workout will be led by Fit Fathers founder Kimatni Rawlins, celebrity trainer Michael Bance and 12-year-old fitness guru Jodi Evans. There will be prizes and giveaways courtesy of City Sports, Soul Cycle, Bose Audio, Shoe City and Mothers car care. All participants will receive exclusive Fit Fathers swag bags.

The event also highlights the amazing work of our community and media partners including: LoveLife Foundation, 14th Legislative District (Montgomery County), Action for Healthy Kids, Aspire Sports Drink, Automotive Rhythms, Bance Fitness, Children’s National, City Sports, Creative Edge PR, African American Health Program, DC Capital Striders, Embrace Kids, Fathers Incorporated, Fit For Life, Greenbelt S.I.T.Y. Stars, Healthyblackmen.org, Kids Being Fit, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (Dr. Neal Barnard), Men’s Health Network, Mocha Moms, Powerful Beyond Measures, Kids Being Fit, Shoe City, Soul Cycle, Strive 2 Tri, The Boot Camp Girl, Throttle Life, Vegan Pro, Girls On The Run DC, Wegmans, Meatless Monday, Montgomery County, MD Dept. of Police, Center for Nutrition Studies and Washington Sports Club.

Hashtag your Fit Fathers Day photos with #FitFathersDay and #FitFathers on our Facebook,Instagram, Twitter and Flickr  pages for a chance to win Bose audio, Mothers car care and Shoe City prizes. Everyone will receive a gift bag while supplies last!

TAKE THE FIT FATHERS DAY PLEDGE: Childhood obesity is at an all-time high, while hypertension and other health risks are increased in men 20 years and older. This national campaign asks fathers to commit to specific healthy choices. It starts with dads on Father’s Day taking the pledge and following the simple steps to wellness. Exercise and healthy eating saves generations. Hosted by DC Capital Striders Running Group, participate in our 5K training in preparation of your Father’s Day activity of choice. Take The Pledge 

National Ambassador: Jason McCourty of the Tennessee Titans: Becoming a Fit Father has completely changed my life, everything I do I know my little princess will be watching. 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. So make sure you take the Fit Fathers Day Pledge!

Lead by example so your child becomes the example. Eat Clean, Stay Active & Continuously Energize Your Life!

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

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Automotive Journalist Dan Carney

HPIM0997The world needs more Fit Fathers like automotive journalist Dan Carney. In his words: After my wife and I had kids we instantly understood the importance of leading by example.  Instead of telling the kids to turn off the TV, get off the couch and get active, I did that myself.  Now I’m a triathlete and have a daughter who is a college runner, a son who is a high school athlete and another daughter playing middle school sports. Fit Fathers’ efforts will encourage others to come to the same realization.  I hope other dads have as much fun racing with and against their kids as I do with mine!