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!

The Commander in Chief on True Fatherhood

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On any given day of the year he is known as the Commander in Chief, but today we will refer to him as Mr. Fit Father. Here we have President Barack Obama and his daughter Malia enjoying a leisurely bike ride on Treks while vacationing on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. As daunting and consuming as the job of running the United States is, President Obama still makes effort to spend quality time with his children while showing them that exercise is a much needed component to reviving the body and relieving the mind. He is doing an excellent job in our book.

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…]

Fit Fathers Day Inaugural Celebration

FitFathersDay-FINAL-IG without logosFit Fathers, Daddy’s Cool, Whole Foods, Powerful Beyond Measure, Shoe City and Children’s Hospital Foundation are calling all dads, male role models, families & friends to join our free Fit Fathers Day Celebration in Downtown Silver Spring, MD!

Sunday June 15 at 11:00 am!!!

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

Free parking at Town Square Garage 61 at 801 Ellsworth Drive.

Please RSVP!

On Sunday, June 15, 2014 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.

  • Rain or shine enjoy an hour “Social Workout” on Veterans Plaza’s covered pavilion along with, fitness contests, prizes and a car and bike show from Auto Fit, Throttle Life and Automotive Rhythms.
  • Afterwards, walk a few steps to to 1 of 31 wonderful and diverse restaurants in Downtown Silver Spring for your Father’s Day brunch and then take in an exciting movie at the Regal Majestic Stadium 20 & Imax theater. It’s all in one convenient location! DowntownSilverSpring.com.
  • The fitness session will be led by Kimatni Rawlins and Nike celebrity trainer Deanna Jefferson and will include 100+ families interacting socially and physically for Fit Fathers Day. Please RSVP.
  • 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!
  • Lead by example so your child becomes the example. Eat Clean, Stay Active & Continuously Energize Your Life!

Fit Fathers Day is powered by Fit Fathers, Whole Foods, Shoe City,  Children’s Hospital Foundation, Mazda USA, WANADA, The Washington Auto Show, Volkswagen USA, DaddysCool.com, Under Armour, Vitacoco, The Marines, Mothers, Powerful Beyond Measure and PCRM.

A big thank you to Fit Fathers Day sponsors & partners!

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Fit Fathers Day Call To Action!

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On Sunday, June 15, 2014 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. [Read more…]

Fox 5 Fitness for the Family: Fit Fathers & Kids Being Fit for a Healthier Generation

Fit_Kids_Fit_Families...014It was a beautiful and energetic morning in Washington, D.C. for a cadre of dads and their beautiful and active kids. Why? Because Fox 5 invited Fit Fathers and Kids Being Fit in studio for a poignant news segment discussing family fitness and nutrition in support of Global Youth Service Day in partnership with The Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

Fit Fathers’ Kimatni D. Rawlins spoke about the need for parents to become more focused on foods that heal and provide energy for children and to say no to foods of mass destruction such as sodas, fast food, and processed meals. Good eating in combination with active living is a precursor for long-term, positive health. As expected, Rawlins demonstrated a micro Social Workout with Fox 5 anchor Wisdom Martin and the gang of kids and parents that were invited including Kyle Aye, Leon Brittain, Cody Evans and Phil Lozano. The kids were super-excited and enthusiastic all morning long. [Read more…]

First Lady Michelle Obama Headlines Partnership for a Healthier America 2014 Summit

Partnership_Healthier_America_Michelle_Obama...06It was a poignant two days at the the 2014 Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) Summit in Washington, DC as Michelle Obama took center stage to address attendees and media on solutions for eating healthier and exercising daily. Her pivotal focus was on families cooking at home more often than not. This concerted effort will control what we put in our bodies and keep out what we shouldn’t be ingesting. Essentially, we all need to get back to the basics of eating which includes added fruits, veggies, whole grains and lean proteins. In fact, the food served at the luncheon consisted of fruit salads, veggie medleys, quinoa salads and low-fat wraps. PHA works with the private sector and its honorary chair First Lady Michelle Obama to end the nation’s childhood obesity crisis. [Read more…]