Recap: 7th Annual “Fit Fathers Day” Celebration: Virtual Edition

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

Father’s Day 2020 was such a blessing for the Fit Fathers crew and the dads and families we were able to reach with our spirited health message: “lead by example, so your child becomes the example.” Therefore, blessings to all the kings who pay homage to the honorable role of protecting and nourishing your children.

Fit Fathers Day was presented by Kia and received the support of Men’s Health Month, JBL, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), the African American Health Program, and Turtle Wax. Viewers throughout the United States and as far as Japan and Jamaica were able to join us for a Facebook Live Interactive Workout. We featured dynamic boxing with Coach T, full-body family fitness from Shannon Will, yoga by Dante Settles, and cycling with Kayla Gorrell. The trainers’ team led an energetic and life-enhancing exercise set for everyone’s participation. The new 2020 Kia Telluride SUV was also on display, Turtle Wax sent us shine products for our vehicles, and JBL provided Flip 5 Bluetooth speakers for the crew. DJ P-Cutta also livened us up with his South Jersey flare. [Read more…]

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

Log onto www.FitFathersDay.com

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

#FitFathers #MensHealthMonth #FitFathersDay #FathersDay #MensHealthWeek

Donations to The Fit Fathers Foundation

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

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

@Coach_t_Boxing

https://www.facebook.com/HardTrainingClub/

Akil Taffe, Conscious Crusade

Instagram and Facebook

@ConsciousCrusade

https://www.facebook.com/crusadeyoga/

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

Instagram and Facebook

@will_power_pt

@impactsportspt

https://www.facebook.com/willpowerdpt/

https://www.facebook.com/impactsportspt/

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

Instagram:

@kaylagorrellhealthcoach
www.Healthywholehappy.net

 

 

 

 

MEAT Vegan Cyborg Kimatni Rawlins

1/3 Man 1/3 Plant 1/3 Machine

 

Welcome to the plant-based exploits of “nutrition and fitness technician” Kimatni D. Rawlins aka Vegan Cyborg. The former Georgia Tech running back gave up animal foods in 2010 for continuous education on the benefits of an overall healthy lifestyle and awareness of chronic disease causation. The goal is to eat clean, energize life, and stay active. Plus, he doesn’t mind beating non-vegans in arm wrestling! Currently, Kimatni is 13-0.

Seek me out if you are looking to:

  • jumpstart your new lifestyle
  • incorporate foods from the plant kingdom
  • lose weight, tone, and gain strength
  • increase running speed and cycle distance
  • reduce and eliminate alcohol consumption
  • reprogram your mind and its effect on negative habits

Personal Activities: 5Ks, Marathons, Mountain Biking, Yoga, Hiking, Strength Training, Swimming, Urbanathlons, Sprinting, Basketball, Football, Boxing, etc.

DOB:    11.09.1973

Weight: 205 lbs.

Height:  6’

Diet:    Clean Vegan

Plant-Based Nutrition Certification by the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition.

Feel free to join the Vegan Cyborg YouTube Channel at:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfEdG1yss4sM_A63dSA3kKQ/playlists. 

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

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

6th Annual Fit Fathers Day | WJLA

Calling all dads! The 6th annual “Fit Fathers Day” celebration is headed back to Maryland. The free health festival geared towards family members of all ages and fitness levels

 

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

 

View Last Year’s Gallery

 

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.

Marathon Presenting Partners

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10K Training Partners

 

 

5K Community Partners

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June Is Men’s Health Month—Get Involved

June Is Men’s Health Month—Get Involved

Did you know there was a month entirely dedicated to raising awareness for issues impacting the health and wellness of men and boys?

The month also coincides with Men’s Health Week (June 10-16), a special awareness period created by Congress, and the #ShowUsYourBlue campaign on June 14 where men and women are encouraged to wear blue to work that day to show their support for the health and well-being of men boys and men.

See our easy list of things to do to be active, aware, all month long.
1. June is Men’s Health Month – spread the word and make sure every loved male in your life is living well

2. Early screenings! They will not only save money in the long run but also save your life and/or make life easier to manage if diseases are caught early on

3. Exercise, its summertime! Why do you think most TV shows and football are off? So men can finally go out and move around. (Note: there is no true correlation between summer broadcast schedule and reason to exercise) You shouldn’t need a reason to get at least 30 minutes of exercising in, just help your heart and just do it like Nike says.

4. Father’s Day is coming up! Why not give your father figure in your life the gift of knowledge along with your gift. There are many resources at www.menshealthnetwork.net that help educate you and your father about risks of prostate cancer and other diseases that may be prevalent to you.

5. Keep reading this blog and others like it for the latest on how to improve and support men’s health. (Hopefully starting with this June, we will have regular pieces weekly for you)

6. Remember that anyone can assist in the men’s health movement, and help is not limited by gender basis. Anyone can be supportive and help men make that first step towards a better life. Everyone should be an ally!