The 6th Annual “Fit Fathers Day” Celebration Continues to Build New Traditions for Father’s Day in the DC, Maryland and Virginia Area


Silver Spring, MD – The Fit Fathers Foundation has announced the 6th Annual “Fit Fathers Day” Celebration, which will take place at Veterans Plaza at 8525 Fenton Street, Silver Spring, MD on Sunday, June 16, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The free event geared towards family members of all ages and fitness levels encourages positive health and wellness habits through group exercises, energetic music, fitness games and informational health demonstrations.

Fit Fathers Day draws over 600 attendees annually while taking over Downtown Silver Spring with a sheltered workout platform for group demonstrations, fitness focused vendors, contests, entertainment and other activities.  A portion of Fenton Street will be shut down for the kids’ fun zone with moon bounces and the Auto Fit car show featuring active lifestyle vehicles from VW, Mazda, Kia, Nissan and the Washington Auto Show.

“June is Men’s Health Month, so quite naturally, we are ecstatic over the opportunity to provide communities with the tools needed for making positive lifestyle changes by way of our signature event,” stated Fit Fathers Founder Kimatni D. Rawlins. “The goal is to lead by example so your child becomes the example. Eat clean, stay active and eliminate negative habits for the best possible scenarios towards life enhancement.”

The Fit Fathers Foundation is asking for the following commitment:

  • On June 16 enjoy at least one hour of energetic activities with your family and friends such as a 5K run, bike ride, hiking, ball games or a simple walk through the park with nature. Or join us at Fit Fathers Day.
  • After Fit Fathers Day dads should be inspired to motivate their families with daily exercise and education to replace chips, cookies and soda with fruits, water and homemade smoothies. They will also be empowered to cook more meals at home and avoid fast food.
  • Take the Fit Fathers pledge by following our simple steps to lead your family towards a healthier lifestyle.

The Fit Fathers Day group exercise and health celebration will include trainers Michelangelo Bance, Tiffani Jenkins and Conscious Crusade. Enjoy dynamic boxing routines from Hard Training Club, Zumba with Marco Castro, 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, Live Nation, Bose and Striders by competing in the Mr. Fit Father push-up contest and female plank challenge.

The event begins with Groove & Flow yoga at 10 am.  It will include a cutting-edge basketball demo from Pat the Roc and a show-stopping jump rope performance by the Greenbelt SITY Stars.

Fit Father’s Day is powered by Volkswagen, Meatless Monday, Mazda, Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine, Mom’s Organic Market, The Washington Auto Show, Road Runner Sports, Striders, ZICO, Soul Cycle, Wegmans, Kia, Hip Hop Fathers, Nissan 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 Father’s Day also highlights the amazing work of our community partners including Men’s Health Network, Washington Automotive Press Association, Black Vegetarian Society of Maryland, Lleft Entertainment, Kids After Hours, Powerful Beyond Measure, PanLara, Daddy’s Cool, African American Health Program, Sean John, Live Nation, Nutrition Studies, 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.

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The Fit Fathers Foundation 

A 501(c) 3 charitable organization that educates and activates through engaging information on positive health, fitness tips and guidelines, nourishment strategies and overall wellness. Fit Fathers enlightens fathers with platforms for eating whole, nutritional foods and incorporating stimulating activity in their daily regimen, while encouraging their families to healthier lifestyle habits. Dads who exercise consistently, eat well and energize their physique can live longer and stronger!