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Happy Father’s Day: A Special Episode of the Fit Father Project Podcast

By: Dr. Anthony Balduzzi, NMD - Men's Health Doctor & Founder, The Fit Father Project & Fit Mother Project,

Today, being Father's Day, we're bringing you a very special episode of the Fit Father Project Podcast to celebrate you as a man, a leader, and a FATHER!'

Here at the FFP, we are on a mission to help busy men over 40, lose weight, gain muscle, and become fitter and healthier for themselves and their families. The majority of the men we serve are Fathers.

If you are aware of the story behind the Fit Father Project, you'll know where the passion and drive comes from to help and support as many men as we possibly can.

Along with our videos, articles, and programs, we now have the FFP podcast as a platform to share the combined knowledge of our trainers, coaches, and support team, and reach more and more men and families every day.

This episode is dedicated to each and every man out there who knows what their duty is as a Father and happily fulfills it on a daily basis for the simple feeling of a hug from his kids at the end of the day.

It's dedicated to the Fathers who lead their families by making disciplined choices every day and setting an example to their children, knowing that they are watching and learning from every one of those choices.

It's dedicated to men like you! We want to be here whenever you need us, to support you with those choices and help you be the role model you are and want to continue to be.

This podcast can help you and anyone like you, whether that's friends, family, colleagues, or neighbors. Please help us share our message as widely as we can.

Click below to listen to ourSpecial Father's Day Episode and subscribe to the Fit Father Project Podcast!

Happy Father's Day: Special Episode Transcript

Good leaders are those that eat last and lead from the front. They go into the charge and they're doing it because intrinsically they know that this is what their heart is designed to do.

Happy Father's day my friend! This is Dr. Anthony Balduzzi, and I want to welcome you to a very special episode here on the Fit Father Project podcast.

Normally our episodes on this podcast are all about helping you as a busy guy, lose weight, build muscle, and improve your overall health and wellbeing.

But today's podcast is different today. I want to share some wisdom with you and then forum of 10 quotes about being a father.

Because for me, being a dad, being a father is one of the most important jobs in this entire world. And the reason I actually started the Fit Father Project is because growing up, I watched my own dad get sick, lose his health, and eventually die at 42 years young.

So my team, my Fit Father Project Team, and everything we dedicate ourselves to is helping to empower you as a busy guy, to be a better, healthier man, a stronger father for both yourself and your family, and today I want to share some wisdom in celebration of everything that you do and everything that you are.

And I have 10 quotes for you on being a father that I handpicked from great men throughout the ages that I believe really speak to the heart, soul, and essence of being a father.

And I hope they touch you. And I hope they inspire you. Like they have inspired me and I want to share them with you right now.

The first quote is from Reed Markham: “Being a great father is a lot like shaving, no matter how good you shave today, you have to do it again tomorrow”.

And I believe this quote is absolutely true. Every day is a gift. We wake up with this blank, clean slate, and we get the opportunity to make choices, choices, to empower ourselves and be better men choices to eat the right foods, choices, to exercise choices, to open our hearts, and be there for our kids, for our spouses, for our missions.

And we have to do it every single day. We have to put in the work. And that's why we're such huge proponents here at the fit father project of knowing your why, and knowing your motivation.

Next quote is from Billy Graham: “A good father is one of the most unsung and praised unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society”.

And I truly believe what Billy Graham said to be true. I believe that dads are the silent rock, the bedrock of our families. They're here to support, to protect, to lead. And good leaders in my experience are those that don't need the praise. Good leaders are those that eat last and lead from the front.

They go into charge and they're doing it because intrinsically they know that this is what their heart is designed to do. They have the desire and the passion to be better for themselves and everyone around them.

The next quote is from Frank Pittman: “Fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man”.

From Plato: “The best way of training the young is to train yourself at the same time, not to admonish them, but to never be seen doing that of which you would admonish them”.

From Dan Pierce: “The greatest mark of a father is how he treats his children when no one is looking”.

From Charles Kettering: “Every father should remember one day that his child will follow his example”.

This particular quote really speaks to me because with all the things we're doing at the Fit Father Project helping, empowering you to get and stay healthy. That's not just for you. Your kids are watching. Your spouse is watching. Your community's watching. As you become stronger; as you get yourself on point as a natural byproduct of that, all those around you rise.

Another quote from Reed Markham: “The quality of a father can be seen in the goals, dreams, and aspirations he sets not only for himself but for his family”.

From Frederick Douglas: “It is easier to build strong children than it is to repair broken men”.

For me, this one really hits home because when I look around, particularly in health and fitness, I see so many kids who are unhealthy these days. They're eating crap food. They're glued to video games. They're hooked on social media, not spending enough time outside.

And I think that this is setting ourselves up for a next generation of kids who are going to need to unwind all these bad behaviors. It's also why I'm so passionate about making more fit fathers because I know as I make more fit fathers, I make more fit families.

I make more fit mothers and eventually I make more fit children. And those kids are going to become fathers one day and they're going to change the world.

A quote from Jim Valvano: “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person. He believed in me”.

And finally a quote from the Talmud: “When you teach your son, you teach your sons' son”.

And I believe that's true for me. One of my greatest motivations in health is knowing that the ripple effect of everything I set up today with my power, with my intention is going to ripple forward through generations.

It's going to set a new tone in my community, a new tone in my family, hopefully a new tone in your life, and you can resonate that higher energy, that greater purpose to your family, to your friends, and you're helping your great-great-great-grandson.

Follow your lead with the choices you made today.

For me, that's power and it's also responsibility. And that's why here at the Fit Father Project, we are so passionate about helping men find that responsibility and power to take the hill for your health, for your family, for your life. Happy Father's Day to you!

My friend, I'm so grateful you found this podcast, that you're a part of this community, and that you're working on bettering yourself in all domains and largely through the vehicle of health and fitness, which is one of those powerful levers we can use as men to improve ourselves.

I want you to share this with someone in your life who you think's special.

This is an easy way to say Happy Father's Day to an amazing man in your life. Who's putting in the work. And this doesn't mean we're perfect. It means we're committed to progress, to being better, to moving forward, and to recommitting every single day. Because like shaving, this is an everyday job and our fit father brotherhood.

We're going to help you get this stuff done. Thanks for being here, My friend. Listen to future episodes, share this podcast with the man you love, and I'll see you around the episodes.

Thanks for listening to this week's episode of the Fit Father Project podcast. If you love what you heard, please rate and review our podcast on apple podcasts.

It really helps spread the show to more men who need this valuable info to watch.

Full video episodes of this podcast and other motivational videos to inspire your training and more visit our Fit Father Project YouTube channel. It's free and everything's made for busy guys over 40.

Simply visit our Fit Father Project YouTube Channel to get access to our entire video library.

And finally, if you or someone in your life is interested in becoming a fit father or needs help losing weight, building muscle, and living healthier after age 40, then visit the Fit Father Project where you can see our proven programs, something in line for guys 40 plus and free meal plan and workouts to get you started.

This is Dr. Anthony Balduzzi signing off. I'll see you in the next episode.

Dr. Anthony Balduzzi NMD - Men's Health Doctor & Founder, The Fit Father Project & Fit Mother Project

Dr. Anthony holds dual degrees in Nutrition & Neuroscience from the University Of Pennsylvania, a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, and is also a national champion bodybuilder.

After watching his own Dad lose his health and pass away at the young age of 42, Dr. Anthony founded The Fit Father Project & Fit Mother Project to help busy Moms and Dads get and stay permanently healthy for their families.

Brotherhood Nickname: Mr. Results
Bragging Rights: Has helped over 10,000 families lose over 100,000 lbs of fat and rebuild lean muscle

*Please know that weight loss results & health changes/improvements vary from individual to individual; you may not achieve similar results. Always consult with your doctor before making health decisions. This is not medical advice – simply very well-researched info on the concept of ‘change your mind, change your body.'


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Our Fit Father Project Team’s deepest commitment is to helping you live healthier for both yourself and your family. And when it comes to online content, integrity and trust is everything. That’s why our Fit Father Project staff-writers are all trained professionals in the field of health and wellness (registered dieticians, licensed personal trainers, and licensed physicians) – see the full team here. We rigorously run all of our articles through a rigorous editorial process to ensure the accuracy, simplicity, and utility of the information. And we aren’t just a team of “academics” sitting in an ivory tower. We are real people – with jobs, responsibilities, and families – working hard in the trenches and testing our tips & methods out to make sure you can stay healthy for family.

Here is what you can expect from us on our Fit Father Blog and YouTube channel:

  1. All of our content is written and reviewed by licensed health professionals (dieticians, personal trainers, doctors).
  2. In nearly all of our articles, we link to published research studies from the most respected peer-reviewed medical & health journals.
  3. We include research-based videos to accompany our articles to make it easier for you to consume our content, put it into action, and see results.
  4. Inside our articles & videos, we do promote our free meal plans, workouts, and/or paid programs, because we know they have the potential to change your life.
  5. We openly take feedback here on our contact page. We welcome your content suggestions… and even feedback on grammar (we’d like to thing that we’re pretty OK at spelling and “stuff”).
  6. Above all, we are a community of likeminded men and women committed to living healthier. We do not advocate any health advice that we wouldn’t personally implement with our families. Because as far as we’re concerned, you’re our family too.

Thanks for checking out the blog. We can’t wait to support you toward greater health, energy, and vitality. – The Fit Father Project Team


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