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.

Word by Styves Exantus

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!!

Meet John Engler: From Smoker to Runner

Fit_Fathers_John_EnglerWelcome to the newfound health promoting world of John Engler, an Austin, Texas father of two who recently quit smoking and took up running after his son Jack asked for help in learning how to run. John obliged and in the process of striding with Jack they collectively learned to love the energizing fitness activity. Pretty soon up to 12 neighborhood kids and two other dads became involved for evening runs on Mondays and Wednesdays. Way to go John, and please do keep us posted on this amazing group.

Question for readers: Have you ever thought about organizing a group like this in your neighborhood? Well, as Nike would say, just do it. You just might be surprised at how many individuals will want to get out and kick it with you! Remember, stay active, eat clean and continue to energize your life!

Words by fit father Chris Anderson

James “The Beast” Wilson: Mix Martial Arts Fighter

SAMSUNG CSCBeing a part of the Fit Fathers movement is something that I take great pride in. My children see the amount of time and effort I put into training and it rubs off and inspires them. They now try to emulate the things that they have seen me do whether it’s push ups, sit ups, boxing, jogging or simply training others.

I think they see me leading by example, and in turn, they began picking it up.  Hopefully, by watching, it will benefit them firsthand as they carry it throughout their lives. It also provides them with many characteristics that some may not inherit until their teen years or later. SAMSUNG CSCMy children will be equipped with the concepts of mental toughness, consistency, discipline, accountability, and hard work. I didn’t have the luxury of a father molding me into what I am today.  When I look at my children I’m very grateful and blessed that I can be that example to teach them what I’ve always wished I had.  The great thing is, one day they will be able to pass along what they’ve learned onto their kids.  Knowing this is what makes be proud to be a “Fit Father.”

“The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible.” (Anonymous)

James’s next Pro MMA fight is Friday March 28 at Commerce Casino for BAMMA – Badbeat 12

Sean McKoy, Film Director and Producer

Sean-McKoy_Fit-Fathers_Fit-Fatherhood“Fit Fathers” is not just a phenomenal movement, but a wake up call to all men with children! Every father in this world should cherish information and resources to help better themselves physically and mentally for their children.  The resources provided by FitFathers.com, which I have had the pleasure of experiencing consistently, helped shape my entire perspective on healthy eating, daily workouts, and the various misconceptions of food in general.  Moreover, fatherhood means the world to my two daughters and I. For the betterment of society, I hope dads all over the world join the movement; a movement that will bring us closer to our children by adapting healthier lifestyles.  One love!

Juan Barnett, Automotive Writer

Fit-Fathers_Juan-BurnettI was in good shape before my son came along, but not in the same way I am now. Being a part of the “Fit Fathers” movement is not just about maintaining a slim waistline or eating the right foods, there’s a mental component that shouldn’t be neglected. My boy and I will throw back a kale shake like it’s nobody’s business, but I also make sure to take time to reflect on the well-being of my wife and I.

Once a day I mediate, stretch, breathe and relax. It’s a complete package and isn’t easy. Kids at a young age are stressful, and stress can destroy you physically and mentally. The biggest challenge and reward has come from learning to deal with this stress. My family is my motivation, but not just to look good, but also to live a higher quality life dusk to dawn – it’s mental, physical and emotional. This is what Fit Fatherhood means to me!

Marcellus “Dat Dude” Wiley: Fox Sports Analyst

Fit_Fathers_Marcellus_WileyHost of “Speak For Yourself”

As a Fit Father, I share love and wisdom that truly strengthens the bond with my daughter.  We challenge each other in physical endeavors and with life lessons that bring us closer together while becoming teammates during the process.  She gains confidence with every goal and feels better about herself when each milestone is accomplished. A shared experience is ideal for her growth and development and being fit and healthy together affords us this opportunity.  I recommend that dads  follow the Fit Fathers movement; it’s more than simply being active, it’s a lifelong relationship!

Twitter: @MarcellusWiley