Travel Fitness in Music City!

I know I know, people visiting Nashville — whether it’s business or pleasure — may not have fitness engagement at the top of their list when there are numerous Honkey Tonks to visit along with the boatload of historic sites and museums. Yet, I always say there are no excuses when it comes to treating your body like a temple!

So fortunately for locals and visitors Nashville is ripe with fitness activities such as running areas like the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge that spans the Cumberland River. Since I Always pack running shoes on business trips I popped up early and jogged from my downtown hotel to Nissan Stadium located on the east bank of the river. The roundtrip exercise was around four miles and gave me enough time to prepare for business meetings. On day two I was pleased to discover CYCLEBAR (The Gulch) which was close to where I was staying. The 7:30am class was packed and the vibe was energetic. I was feeling so refreshed afterwards. Trust me, there is no better way to start your day like an hour of cardio or HIIT.

Of course Nashville is also bustling with hip vegan restaurants so replenishing with organic vegan fuel was not a problem. Positive vibrations, happy people and various channels to release energy created a great equation for my health enhancement. I look forward to a return to Music City!

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

Travel Fitness: Austin, Texas

After traveling all day from Washington, DC we had a choice to check emails for a few hours or go outside and enjoy the sun around Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas  before our plant-based media dinner. Well, if you know Fit Fathers then you know we chose the latter for 3 miles while absorbing Vitamin D and vibing with fellow runners. Now we’re energized, refreshed and burned 450 calories. Fyi, the emails aren’t going anywhere. Continue to make life enhancing choices people. Your body and mind deserves it.

 

 

Fit Fathers Nutritious Meal Prep

Fit Fathers styled food prep for the kids’ after school grub. Took us less than 30 mins to prepare this nutritious meal. We will never sacrifice their health over our lack of planning! Here we have organic blueberries and strawberries, watermelon, steamed Kale, vegan caesar salad and Japanese buckwheat soba noodles. #NoExcuses #EatClean

Healthy Vibes at California Roots Festival

We needed to hear more of the band Slightly Stoopid after their Cali Roots set on the opening evening so we ran 8 Monterey coastal miles to the vibes of “2Am” on repeat. The Fit Fathers team is now feeling refreshed, energized and recharged for today’s roots rock performances by Tarrus Riley, Stephen Marley and Damian Marley. Yes, it’s a movement!
#30for30 #FitFathersDay

Island Vacation Fitness

Vacation_Fitness_Fit_Fathers_Kimatni_Rawlins...13“Oh no, you don’t supposed to be exercising in the gym during island vacations,”said the beach bum heckler. “Ha, you must not know the Fit Fathers sacred life enhancement code,” we replied. Eat clean, keep active and continuously energize your life. So scat while we build muscle from fat!

Kimatni D. Rawlins, Fit Fathers

Vacation Fitness in Aruba

Vacation_Fitness_Fit_Fathers_Kimatni_Rawlins...09

As we always say, “vacations are to relax the mind, not the body.” So the first morning of an Aruban getaway we hit the pavement to run free for 4 miles through the hustle and bustle of the Dutch island’s Capital city of Oranjestad. Furthermore, each ¼-mile the team knocked out 25 push ups and 25 dips for a total of 400 each in addition to hopping over a segment featuring 200 meters of cement barriers. Ye, it felt amazing as usual. Swiftly afterwards we were able to reward ourselves with a big fat vegan grub and sunbathing on Palm Beach. Remember, “No Excuses!” is a Fit Fathers mantra.

Kimatni D. Rawlins, Fit Fathers

Los Angeles Auto Show & Fit Fathers Inaugural Auto Fit Run

Fit_Fathers_Inaugural_Auto_Fit_Run ...01

Experienced by Leeann Brzozowski

There was no lack of enthusiasm, energy or anticipation as runners joined the Los Angeles Auto Show and Fit Fathers for the inaugural Auto Fit run/walk this past week. Super dads, mothers and fitness friends were ready, willing and able to start their engines and pace through the Los Angeles Convention Center while receiving a sneak peek of the 2016 and 2017 new vehicles and concept cars before they were shown to the public. [Read more…]

Practice While Your Child Practices!

Fit_Fathers_Social_Workout

The message is very simple fellow parents. Leave the soccer chairs in the garage and put that body to work while your child is on the field practicing. Whether it is at a high school track or soccer field, walking or running for 30 to 60 minutes is the best idea you can put forth as your son or daughter simultaneously burns calories with their teammates. This also alleviates any constraints or hurdles relating to time restraints or tight schedules. For this reason there should never be an excuse for working out at a team practice. 

Travel Fitness: Fruit and a Jump Rope

Travel-Fitness-Fit-Fathers-Jump-Rope-BoseIt was very thoughtful of our corporate sponsor to offer a welcome gift that was more life enhancing than destructive. Typically upon check-in you would see a box of chocolate or cookies sitting on the desk. Well, times are changing for the better. The PR rep specifically acknowledged that they needed something which honored the Fit Fathers mantra. No complaints over hear as it’s time to hit the gym with our new jump rope and Bose performance ear buds. The fruit will come in handy for replenishing our fuel. #NoExcuses #EatClean

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