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Fatherhood Friday Mr. President

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Today, we show love to the coolest American President and a cool dad, Barack Obama.  President Obama recently did a podcast interview for the show “WTF with Marc Maron,” where he was asked about fatherhood and his father. Check out what he said below and listen to the entire interview HERE.

 

“I tell Michelle, one of our biggest jobs as parents is, ‘Let’s see if we can not pass on some of our craziness to our kids. Let’s see if we can break the cycle’ … It was very important to me to be a good dad.” – President Barack Obama

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Fit Fathers Day Whips Families into Shape

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Father and son at #FitFathersDay

Group exercise routines, dancing, double dutch teams, fitness contests, smiles and laughter accurately depicts what took place at the 2nd Annual Fit Fathers Day (FFD) celebration. Typical Father’s Day ideas consist of brunches or cookouts so the Fit Fathers team decided to shake things up a bit. We brought the celebration back to Veterans Plaza in Downtown Silver Spring, MD from 10 am to Noon, still leaving time for families to go along with their regularly scheduled plans. 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 Fit Fathers Foundation believes health, fitness and nutrition can help fathers live longer and challenges all dads to eat clean, stay active and continuously energize their lives!

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Ladies plank contest winner and family

An energetic Social Workout was led by Fit Fathers’ founder Kimatni Rawlins, celebrity trainer Michael Bance and 12-year-old fitness guru Jodi Evans, while DJ Blinks mixed sounds behind a stellar Bose audio system to keep everyone entertained. A special 80s and 90s music mix was put together for our special Terminator Genisys movie workout. Movie posters, premiere tickets and t-shirts were given to the FFD attendees. With fitness contests, family workout and activities, inflatable obstacle course, healthy snacks, health screenings, gift bags and demonstrations, this Father’s Day event had something for everyone. Another highlight was the timed fitness course that crowned James Swink Mr. Fit Father 2015. He won four Yokohama tires as the grand prize.

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Mr. Fit Father competition

Fit Fathers Day was made possible through the support of Mazda, Volkswagen, Children’s National, Wegmans, The Washington Auto Show, DC Capital Striders and City Sports. The event also highlighted the amazing work of our community and media partners including: LoveLife Foundation, 14th Legislative District (Montgomery County), Action for Healthy Kids, African American Health Program, Aspire Beverages, Automotive Rhythms, Bance Fitness, Creative Edge PR, African American Health Program, Embrace Kids, Fathers Incorporated, Fit For Life, Greenbelt S.I.T.Y. Stars, Healthyblackmen.org, Kids Being Fit, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (Dr. Neal Barnard), Men’s Health Network, Mocha Moms, National Black Child Development Institute, Kids Being Fit, Shoe City, SOULCYCLE, Streets Wize Foundation, Strive 2 Tri, The Boot Camp Girl, Throttle Life, Vegan Pro, Meatless Monday, Montgomery County, MD Dept. of Police, Center for Nutrition Studies and Washington Sports Club.

Also, NFL players Jason McCourty of the Tennessee Titans and Adrian Coxson of the GreenIMG_5772 Bay Packers, who attended the celebration, served as Fit Fathers’ National Ambassadors for the momentous occasion.

We thanked attendees for supporting our cause with prizes and giveaways courtesy of Aspire Beverages, City Sports, SOULCYCLE, Bose Audio, Under Armor, Shoe City and Mothers car care. Through social media and the use of the hashtag #FitFathersDay appearing across multiple newsfeeds, there is already an air of anticipation for Fit Fathers Day 2016. We greatly appreciate our sponsors and partners who recognized the vision and helped bring FFD to fruition. A very special thank you is in order for all the patrons and volunteers.

Although Fit Fathers Day is a special occasion to recognize dads during their time of celebration, our mission is to also become active with, moms, kids and families throughout the year. Stay tuned for more Fit Fathers events as we move forward to engage with different communities around the country. Enjoy the photo gallery.

STORY by ADRIAN MCQUEEN

NFL Player to Support Fit Fathers Day Celebration

IG-FitFathersDay2015-AdrianCoxGreen Bay Packers’ wide receiver Adrian Coxson will be joining us for #FitFathersDay this Sunday in Downtown Silver Spring, MD.  Coxson is a Baltimore native and father to a beautiful son. He will be on hand to workout with Fit Fathers this Father’s Day.

“Firstly, I would like to applaud Fit Fathers for creating a platform for dads and their families to come together and celebrate the importance of health and fatherhood,” said Adrian. “Becoming a parent is the greatest accomplishment of my life and I look forward to continued fellowship with other male role models and their children on Fit Fathers Day 2015. Fatherhood is the lifeline of a man’s legacy!”

Come out to our free fitness festival this weekend for a chance to workout with trainers and NFLers, win elite prizes and leave with a gift bag. #FitFathersFriday

2nd Annual “Fit Fathers Day” Celebration
— Empowering dads, role models, father figures, families & children —
Sunday June 21st at 10:00 am!!!
–It’s FREE –
Silver Spring Civic Center At Veterans Plaza, 8525 Fenton Street, Silver Spring, MD 20910
RSVP at www.FitFathersDay.com
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Adrian’s Community Drive for the Homeless in Baltimore
The Journal Sentinel’s Article on Adrian Coxson

Fit Fathers Day is Back June 21

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Fit Fathers Day is a fitness celebration with family fun for all, featuring an energetic Social Workout, fitness contests, fun games, healthy snacks, gift bags, interactive demonstrations, moon bounce and lots of giveaways!

Fit Fathers and DaddysCool brings the ultimate Father’s Day event to the Washington, DC area for a second year on Sunday, June 21, 2015.  The effort includes a PSA Call to Action video and a Fit Fathers Day Pledge to inspire dads especially June 15-21, which is  National Men’s Health Week.

Fit Fathers Day is sponsored by Mazda, Volkswagen, Children’s National, Wegmans, The Washington Auto Show, DC Capital Striders and City Sports.
The Fit Fathers Day Pledge gives dads specific actions to begin a healthier lifestyle. Dads are encouraged to post workout photos to be highlighted on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Flickr using hashtags #FitFathersDay and #FitFathers. Fit Fathers-to-be can take the pledge at www.FitFathersDay.co

The Fit Fathers Day PSA is an inspiring video of a dad spending time with his kids showing them healthy habits and asking dads to be more proactive and active with their kids.
Washington, DC area dads can join the Fit Fathers Foundation and Green Bay Packers NFL player Adrian Coxson for the Fit Fathers Day Celebration, a free fitness festival providing dads with the necessary tools to lead their families along a positive health journey. The event will include 200+ families interacting socially and physically Fit Father’s Day. RSVP HERE

SUPER PRIZES … you don’t want to miss this event!

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I’m Tellin’ – Video Makes Us Smile

Let us introduce you to 2KS, they have a summer smash for the kids, we hope. The brother and sister have an infectious tune about telling on one another to mom or dad, and they have the cutest video for the song. I hope it catches fire and burns a hole in the monotonous trash on the radio.

Also in the video is a cameo of two of the Tucker3. Didn’t know the video would turn out this cool when my kids mentioned they would be in a video.

Salute Cool dad and Fit Father, Brian Butler for getting his kids 2KS (Yame and Journey) to step out on the performance limb and tightrope walk it out! #DadsRule

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DaddysCool at Men Hurt Too Conference

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If you are in the DC area, join us this Saturday, June 13th at 6pm.   “Know Your Rights Conference for Men and Boys” will feature community leaders, activists, law enforcement and guest speakers including: Harry Thomas, Former Councilmen Ward 5, Elwood “Yango” Sawyer, Community Activist, and Mike Tucker, Founder of Daddy’s Cool.

“Men Hurt Too:” The Other Side of Domestic Violence

What: “Know Your Rights” Conference for Men & Boys
Who: Hosted by Domestic Violence Wears Many Tags non-profit and MD Park & Planning Xtreme Teens

Where: Suitland Community Park School Center
5600 Regency Lane
Forestville, MD 20747

Details:  The community will hear from men both victims & abusers of domestic violence, youth panel, community relations panel, and spiritual leaders. The event will include performers, light refreshments, and local vendors & resources for men in order to help create a comfortable environment for men and boys to address their concerns. Free for the community, women and girls are welcome. CLICK HERE 

Fatherhood Friday Legacy with Allan Houston

Screen Shot 2015-06-05 at 4.36.40 PMEx-New York Knick and NBA All-Star Allan Houston is a father of seven children, so, for him, fatherhood is not a game.  The former player, recently unveiled the trailer for his documentary, “The Legacy of My Father.”  The film features a few familiar faces including Doc Rivers, the only NBA head coach to coach his son on a team.  Our interest is piqued. Watch the trailer for yourself. #DadsRule #FatherhoodFriday

 

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Social Workout at SoulCycle was Rad

 

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Fit Fathers and DaddysCool launched its latest round of free Social Workouts on Saturday, May 30 at the new SoulCycle location in Bethesda, MD.  The energetic spin session brought over 50 ?Fit Fathers and Fit Moms to the hip cycling experience. It was the the first of four scheduled Social Workouts leading up to ?Fit Fathers Day on June 21. Actor Lamman Rucker showed up and all attendees received gift bags from Shoe City and City Sports including another complimentary SOULCYLE class.

To view more photos and testimonials  click here.

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