THE FIT FATHER PROJECT STORY
Welcome to the Fit Father Project. My name is Dr. Anthony Balduzzi, NMD. I'm the creator of this site, and over the past 10 years, I’ve dedicated my life to one thing: helping busy fathers lose weight and build muscle to stay healthy for their families. Growing up, I never dreamed of becoming a men's health doctor. I became one out of necessity. This is The Fit Father Project story.
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WE ARE THE MEN'S HEALTH EXPERTS WHO WILL HELP YOU GET BACK INTO INCREDIBLE SHAPE - AT ANY AGE
Helping busy men lose weight and get healthy is what we do.
This Fit Father Project site is the culmination over 10,000 hours of research and “in-the-trenches” training to distill down the most effective eating, exercise, and motivation strategies to help busy fathers GET & STAY healthy for their families.
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THE NIGHT MY LIFE COMPLETELY FELL APART…
THE PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF DR. ANTHONY BALDUZZI
It was the May 1999 – a burning hot summer evening in Phoenix, Arizona. I woke up to blinding hospital lights in excruciating pain.
The Emergency Room surgeon turned to my mother…
“Linda, your son’s arm is very broken. He has a compound fracture of both his ulna and radius. He is going to need to stay overnight for surgery.”
I watched Mom’s heart skip a beat. I knew she couldn’t stay at the hospital with me.
Mom had to go home to take care of my dying father.
I remember lying alone in that hospital bed – 9 years old – feeling completely terrified. The truth is, I wasn’t terrified for myself or my upcoming surgery. I was terrified for my family.
Frantic questions raced and stampeded through my mind.
Would Dad live another day until I got home from the hospital? Would our family survive if Dad passed? How could I possibly tell Dad how much I loved him and admired his strength as he fought for his life and our family? How was I going to say goodbye?
The next morning, Mom pulled up to the hospital in her white SUV to take me home. The moment I saw the tears welling up in her eyes, I knew something was very, very wrong…
THE FIT FATHER PROJECT STORY
My lungs instantly collapsed inside my chest.
In a single moment, my superhero, my rock, my dad—all that was taken from my family. Even though Dad had battled cancer for as long as I could remember, I somehow always thought he’d live forever.
Growing up, I watched Dad work long, exhausting hours and neglect his health to put food on the table for me, my mom, and little brother. Dad skipped exercise, ate unhealthy, gained weight, and dealt with so much stress. His health slowly began to slip away.
I know Dad was just doing what he thought was best for our family. Yet, I wish I had a time-machine to go back and teach him what I now know about diet, exercise, and healthy living.
If I could go back in time, I’d show my Dad that it’s 100% possible to have it all – a productive career, a healthy energized body, a loving family – all through applying some simple, powerful health habits. I’d show Dad that he didn’t have to neglect his health to provide for us.
But I was just 10 at the time. And I had far more questions than answers…
- Why did God let this happen to my Dad?
- Was I going to get sick like Dad did?
- How was I going to take care of my mom and little brother?
Those questions weighed on my heart for 4 months, until I hit rock bottom at my 10th birthday party…
AT MY 10TH BIRTHDAY PARTY, I MADE A PROMISE THAT CHANGED MY LIFE FOREVER…
Fast forward 6 weeks to July 4th – my 10th birthday party.
I remember staring at the ten shining candles on my birthday cake feeling completely exhausted. I was exhausted from crying.
I was exhausted from the pain. Exhausted from feeling like a victim of my circumstances. Exhausted from my deep anger toward God.
As it was time to make my wish and blow out my birthday candles, something that I can now describe as a “miracle” happened.
I suddenly felt a cool wave of calm determination roll gently through my body. For the first time in months, I felt true peace. I felt deep inner strength from a source far more powerful than myself.
And I felt a deep knowing that there was a PURPOSE behind everything that happened to my Dad and family – a reason that was far bigger than me, bigger than my sadness, and even bigger than my Dad’s own death.
Instead of making a birthday wish, I made a sacred promise instead.
AS I BLEW OUT THE CANDLES, I MADE 2 SACRED PROMISES TO DAD, GOD, & MYSELF…
THE NIGHT “THE FIT FATHER MISSION” WAS BORN…
I TOOK MY FIRST PROGRESS PICTURE 12 MONTHS AFTER DAD'S DEATH.
You can see it here on the right. My younger brother and I look damn happy about the growth of my little “pea shooters” (as my mom used to call them). It’s true. We were genuinely happy in that moment – especially considering the circumstances.
I was happy because I had fallen in love with a mission to building a healthier life – for myself, my family, and every father I would eventually meet down the road. The seeds that would eventually blossom into The Fit Father Project as you see it today were starting to grow.
From a young age, I learned one of life's most valuable lessons that's just as relevant to a 10-year-old boy saving his life as it is to a 40-year-old father taking back his health:
GETTING HEALTHIER IS ABOUT SO MUCH MORE THAN DIETS & WORKOUTS.
WE NEED TO DISCOVER OUR DEEP MOTIVATION TO GET AND STAY HEALTHY.
Here's the fact: when you get clear on your DEEP REASONS for getting and staying healthy, sticking to a diet or workout routine stops feeling like a constant struggle. Health becomes automatic. Healthy living becomes a part of your core identity.
When you are aligned with a DEEP MOTIVATION for healthy living, results become more automatic.
For me, my “HEALTH WHY POWER” is to stay strong to take care of my mom, little brother, and the thousands of men I coach and serve here at the Fit Father Project. It’s the fire that propels me forward every day.
And although we are just getting to know each other as you explore this Fit Father Project website, I need you to know that I see it as my deep responsibility to accomplish two things: 1) Help you discover your own HEALTH WHY POWER… 2) Empower you with the proven tools and strategies (like diet plans, workouts, and accountability coaching) to kickstart your permanent health transformation.
QUESTION #1: WHY YOU REALLY NEED TO START LIVING HEALTHIER…?
QUESTION #2: WHO DO YOU REALLY NEED TO STAY HEALTHY FOR IN LIFE…?
When you get clear on your deep reasons for being healthy, sticking to a diet and workout routine stops feeling like an uphill battle.
When you find YOUR “HEALTH WHY POWER,” you will finally be able to make the lasting progress you truly desire.
My “HEALTH WHY POWER” is to stay strong to take care of my mom, little brother, and the thousands of men I coach and serve here at the Fit Father Project. It’s the fire that propels me forward every day.
I see it as a big part of my job here at the Fit Father Project to help you discover your WHY POWER too… and then empower you with the proven tools (meal plans, workouts, and accountability coaching) to kickstart your permanent health transformation.
I’VE ALSO LEARNED THAT MAKING HEALTH A PRIORITY WILL BLESS OUR LIVES IN IMMEASURABLE WAYS
Because I CHOSE to prioritize my health, I look fit every day. More importantly though: I feel fantastic and I have the energy and passion to take care of my family and coach thousands of men like you through their own health journeys.
Prioritizing my health has also allowed me to stay focused enough to study at the nation’s top Ivy League schools, compete on the world’s most competitive bodybuilding stages, graduate medical school with highest honors, and to share the gift of health on some of the world’s largest TV shows…
Yet all that “flashy stuff” aside, I’m most proud of the fact that I’ve been able to help over 10,000 fathers lose over 75,000lbs of fat and get permanently healthy for their families through this Fit Father Project website.
The fact that you’re reading this right now is really what matters to me most. Out of the millions of sites on the internet, you found this page. I find that absolutely special. And I don’t think our paths crossed by accident today.
I am truly excited and grateful to connect with you through the incredible content on this website… to share stories about our families, missions, and values… AND, if you’re seeking assistance… to help you radically improve your health with our powerful paid programs.
On that note…
LET’S TALK ABOUT YOU, YOUR FAMILY, AND YOUR DEEP MOTIVATIONS FOR LIVING HEALTHIER…
- Whether you’re 40+lbs overweight, feeling like crap, & ready to finally get the weight off…
- Whether you’ve been battling high blood pressure, chronic stress, or pre-diabetes…
- Whether you’re feeling exhausted, achy, and “just old” doing everyday activities…
- OR whether you’re already in pretty good shape and simply want FASTER results…
I need you to know that there are proven principles for eating, exercise, and motivation that work specifically for busy fathers – no matter how many fad diets or unsustainable workouts have failed you in the past.
Over the past 10 years of coaching men through health transformations, I’ve had the privilege of observing some key patterns of that predict health success:
*Weight loss varies by individual, so it's possible you may not experience similar results. This is a required legal disclaimer.
SUCCESS FACT #1:
The most healthy & successful men – living lean and strong well into their 40s, 50s, 60s,& beyond – are following simple & sustainable nutrition and exercise programs designed to respect their aging body & schedule as a busy man.
SUCCESS FACT #2:
HERE AT THE FIT FATHER PROJECT, WE SPECIALIZE IN BUILDING SIMPLE &
SUSTAINABLE HEALTH PROGRAMS FOR BUSY MEN.
And we’ve built a community of over 35,000 like-minded fathers who are committed to living longer, healthier, and stronger for life.
If you are ready to dramatically improve the way you look and feel, my team of health experts and I will provide you with the PROVEN TOOLS (meal plans, workouts, and accountability) – specifically designed for your body and life as a busy guy over 40. Then, we'll support you with our community of like-minded men who are transforming their lives and health for the better.
Our Fit Father Project team absolutely LOVES what we do. I know you will see that passion reflected in the quality of our articles, videos, free resources, and paid programs.
TO GET YOU STARTED…
WHAT’S MOST IMPORTANT TO YOU RIGHT NOW?
PICK ONE MAIN GOAL BELOW.
Here are some of our best free guides & paid programs to get you started with right away…
THE WEIGHT LOSS MEAL PLAN FOR GUYS OVER 40
THE 24-MIN METABOLISM IGNITING WORKOUT FOR BUSY MEN
OUR #1 MOST POPULAR TRANSFORMATION PROGRAM
TO GET STARTED, PICK ONE OF THESE FREE
RESOURCES AND START APPLYING IT.
You may be thinking, “Dr. Anthony, I want to lose fat AND increase energy AND rebuild muscle – all at the same time. It’s hard to pick just one goal.” If you want ALL those things, I totally get it. The good news is that whichever first resource you pick, my team and I will send you everything else afterward in follow-up email training.
- If you need the most help with a HEALTHY DIET, grab our “Free 1-Day Weight Loss Meal Plan” here.
- If you need the most help with a FAST EFFECTIVE WORKOUT, grab our “Free 24-Min Fat Burning Workout” here.
- If you need the most help with BUILDING MUSCLE AFTER 40, get our “Free 5-Best Muscle Builders” video here.
I’M SO HAPPY YOU FOUND THE FIT FATHER PROJECT! FIND OUR TEAM ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND SAY HI…
If what we’re up to here at The Fit Father Project excites you, drop us a comment on our Fit Father Project Facebook Page (using the big blue button below) or send my team and me an email. We receive thousands of messages from fathers all over the world. We read every single one. Thanks for being here, my friend. I’m looking forward to helping you with your health goals.