2019 Toyota RAV4: The Adventuring Family Ride

I had an amazing time in Carmel Valley, CA with Fit Fathers and Automotive Rhythms exploring the attributes of the 5th generation 2019 Toyota RAV4 while enjoying wilderness activities such as trail running and meditating with Mother Nature from the exquisite grounds of Carmel Valley Ranch. Representing as Toyota’s best seller, the CUV’s edgier exterior styling is pretty prolific while featuring a new grille, higher clearance, wider body, Dynamic Torque Vectoring, panoramic moonroof and much more. Inside you’ll find added legroom, unique trim highlights, soft touch materials, Verizon WiFi connectivity and an upgraded JBL premium 11-speaker, 800-watt audio system with Clari-Fi sound restoration technology and A-pillar horn tweeters. [Read more…]

Vacation Fitness in Paradise: Experience The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali

Words by Kimatni D. Rawlins

Welcome to “The Island of Gods” in the magnificent Republic of Indonesia for an immersive vacation to focus on deeper spiritual awareness and living in the presence of Mother Nature’s serenity. Located between Lombak and Java, Bali is a majestic land consisting of volcanic mountains, mesmerizing topography, stunning flora and heartwarming people. The tropical climate — commingled with deep ravines, hillside rice fields, enchanting waterfalls and delectable Balinese fare — has created an indelible imprint that will remain with me indefinitely.

The lifelong dream of visiting Bali was shared by my wife Misa so we decided to manifest our intentions and make reality come true. Deciding on accommodations, whether it’s a resort, condo or villa, is always pivotal. Since Misa is a Platinum member with SPG we zeroed in on The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali which is conveniently located 10 kilometers from the Ngurah Rai International Airport (resembles an ancient temple) and close to the capital city of Denpasar, the main gateway to the island. The luxuriant 5-star family resort is nestled on white sandy beaches with beautiful vistas of the Indian Ocean. The Westin was perfect for enhancing our constellation of wedding commemorations. [Read more…]

WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studios introduces TRX Suspension Trainers to Create Custom Workouts for Travelers

Renowned Hospitality Brand Lengthens its Lead in Well-being with 250 Run Concierges Worldwide, Now Enhancing Group Runs with Custom TRX Pre-Run Workout

Westin Hotels & Resorts together with TRX announce a partnership that brings the global leaders in functional training and fitness equipment to more than 200 WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studios around the world. In addition to putting fitness at guests’ fingertips with curated content in the new TRX App, both brands have created a custom pre-run workout, allowing Westin Run Concierges to enhance group runs and leverage TRX equipment — including TRX Suspension Trainers and Functional Training Tools — available in the hotels. [Read more…]

Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend

Join the celebration and prepare to feast on an exciting menu of races during the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend presented by MISFIT! They are serving up the Disney Fall Feast 5K, Disney Wine & Dine 10K, runDisney Kids Races and the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon to cap off the weekend. Plus, runners can take on the Disney Two Course Challenge, combining the 10K and Half Marathon, to earn the coveted Challenge medal. You won’t want to miss this event where there will be plenty of surprises, Disney entertainment and an exclusive Post-Race Party for runners and their guests!

Sunday, November 4, 2018 at Walt Disney World Resort, Florida

Registration for the 2018 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend will open March 13, 2018 at Noon ET! Sign up for an email reminder today: http://di.sn/6006D1EUI

2016 Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K

Reggae Marathon 2015

Photography by Errol Anderson and Karen Fuchs

Are you an adventure seeker who enjoys ultimate fitness challenges while exploring the world? We are! “Vacation is to relax the mind, not the body” is a Fit Fathers mantra that we remain committed to no matter the destination, an island or the middle of the rain forest. What more can you ask for other than an extended run while jamming to the tunes of roots, rock reggae, breathing revitalizing oxygen from the Caribbean Ocean, nourishing the body with glorious ital foods from mother nature and exchanging energy with our Jamaican brothers and sisters.

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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

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Vacation Fitness in Aruba

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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

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Enjoying Rio’s Outdoor Gyms at Ipanema Beach

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The Fit Fathers motto is simple, “vacations are meant to energize the body and revive the mind.” So wherever we venture to, whether local or global, the formula has to remain constant. My latest escape took me through Brazil to explore the high-octane energy of Rio.

Along the lively beaches of Ipanema you will witness traditional sporting activities like volleyball, fútbol and surfing in unison with circuit training. In addition, along the waters are outdoor gyms ready for usage by buffs and neophytes. Very similar to the coastal gym at Muscle Beach in Santa Monica, California, these fitness facilities are used by people of all ages and include familiar exercise equipment such as pull up bars, elliptical machines and spinning bikes. Classes incorporate CrossFit, Yoga, Pilates and many more group exercises. Aside from the beautiful location of the gym, the best news we discovered was that usage is free. With that, there should be no excuse to staying healthy and improving your quality of life. On top of my typical walk, run or swim, I also added the Rio formula to the mix. Some of the circuit training included a series of exercises and obstacles with medicine balls, elastic bands, cones and hula hoops.

unnamedAdmiring the exotic Brazilian view and listening to the crashing ocean waves is a sure fire channel for reviving the mind while the body is being energized. Remember not to forget water for hydration since the sun is very strong in Rio de Janeiro and you will sweat more than normal.

This was indeed a great surprise and welcomed addition to vacation with my wife. When in Rio, be sure to check out the outdoor gyms as they do not disappoint.

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Vacation Fitness

Vacation Fitness

Vacation is to relax the mind, not the body. So we ran free in Miami, Florida during the kid’s recent spring break. This magnetic city  used to be a party haven for us, but now we righteously enjoy its sun for Vit D, its oceans for long strokes and its beaches for extended exercise on foot!  There should never be any excuses for energizing the mind body and soul. One Love!

Vacation Water Fitness

483Water is not just for relaxation and sunbathing when vacationing. During your time off try swimming a few laps before ordering drinks and pulling out the suntan lotion. The goal is to return home just as fit as when you arrived to the resort. Swimming works every muscle in the body and with less stress than running. As well, swimming increases your cardiovascular capacity and exercises your lungs, which helps clear out foreign agents. So swim first and drink later. But don’t drink too much if you do make that choice. We’d rather have a fresh Rainbow Delight with oranges, pineapple, strawberries, and apples. Hold the alcohol please! [Read more…]