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By Daddy Clay Monday, September 10th, 2012
The Team at Dove Men + Care recently gave me the opportunity to interview Steven McMichael, the current on-screen combat choreographer for Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit.” After returning from the US Marine Corps in 1995, where he reached the rank of Sargent, McMichael worked as a stuntman until he was seriously injured in 2003, and now works as a stunt coordinator on notable films such as “I Robot”, “Fantastic Four,” “Blade: Trinity” and “X-Men.” McMichael currently lives in Canada with his wife and five children. We chatted about balancing fitness and fatherhood. Read the rest of this entry »
By Daddy Clay Monday, March 19th, 2012
Spring has sprung here in Central Texas. The wildflowers are blooming and that means one thing: Dad’s closet stinks like a old meat locker full of nesting skunks. The Season of Sweat is here, and for dads like me that are into running and fitness, it’s a time of year when I am annually threatened with eviction on the grounds of excessive stench.
Dealing with my own closet stink has led me to gathering a certain amount of olfactory wisdom which I shall now impart.
My feet stink. Ever since I started running longer distances, my feet reek like Roquefort. The fumes are compounded because as my fitness enthusiasm has grown, so has my athletic shoe collection. I’ve got two pairs of “active” shoes that I run in, one retired pair that I wear most days, other pairs for gym workouts or trail runs — all contributing to a symphony of phew. Read the rest of this entry »
By Daddy Clay Thursday, October 27th, 2011
We admit that that Dads here at DadLabs have not always set a sterling example when it comes to health and fitness. All you have to do is look back in the DadLabs catalog to find countless episodes featuring ursine hosts lumbering around the set, pausing only to chug a beer or tuck into barbecue. We were fat. And worse than that, we used our kids as an excuse for being huge.
No time to run with little kids in the house, right?
No more excuses.
Thanks to a series of weight loss challenges here on DadLabs, we’ve shed a few pounds, committed to healthier eating habits, and found exercise routines that have been rewarding and fun. And our kids have noticed. Setting a good example for them is a great motivator.
Now we’re so motivated, in fact, that we’re going for the big one.
The Austin Marathon.
But we’re depending on you to help us accomplish our marathon goals. We want to finish the 26.2 without knee demolition or un manly tears, sure. But we also want to raise funds and awareness for two great non-profit organizations: Colin’s Hope and Hand to Hold. Starting today, we’ll be pestering you regularly (so you might as well get it over with and pledge) to make a donation to Team DadLabs. Our goal is to raise $5000 to be split evenly between the two worthy charities.
No gift is too small. Anything gets us closer to our goal. And it’s easy, just visit this page to make your tax deductible donation.
(In case you aren’t familiar with them: Hand to Hold supports parents of preemies and Colin’s Hope works for drowning prevention and water safety. Please check out their respective websites. And the great videos we’ve made in partnership with these organizations.)
We are very grateful that to the dads that have joined us for past challenges. And the training that Team DadLabs is now doing works hand in glove with our current fitness Challenge — The Marathon to Fatherhood Fitness. If you want support reaching your fitness and weight loss goals — whatever they are — please join up.
So we’re headed out on the road, with Brad, Danny and I all commencing official training this week — rigged out quite nicely by our good friends at New Balance. We’ll be updating our progress here from time to time, and more regularly on the fitness challenge forum.
By Daddy Clay Thursday, September 29th, 2011
Today’s Live Show is really going to shred. And stack. It’s going to stack and shred.
The shred theme is partially a nod to our favorite skate punk, Concretin Nic, who served in many capacities, primarily as host and camera grip, on our recent trip to the ABC Kids Expo in Louisville, Kentucky.
In addition to looking back at the products and trends in evidence at the largest baby product expo in the nation, we have a number of other topics to cover as well.
A recent study predicted that the majority of marriages will split domestic responsibilities 50/50 by 2050. Does this seem on the mark? A touch pessimistic? Not if you look at recent campaigns by Ragu. But then again the same corporation supported the creation of the cool Dove + Men products and campaign.
We will take a look at what happens when your electricity gets shredded — are you prepared for a power outage?
And it’s time for all the dads to get shredded again as we relaunch out FitFatFit initiative. For this fall will will run yet another Fitness Challenge — The Marathon to Normal. The goal here is getting close to a “normal” weight, or finding a “normal” lifestyle that promotes health and fitness and sets a positive example for our kids.
Finally, in keeping with the theme, we will be giving away a Swingline Stack and Shred paper shredder. The Stack and Shred fits perfectly under a desk, you can load up to 100 sheets of paper at one time, close the hatch and it goes to work. You do not have to stand there and feed paper piece by piece or watch for paper jams. It holds up to 7 gallons of shred, and can also shred credit cards. We all have paperwork and documents in the house that at some point need to be properly disposed of — and just tearing them up is really not the best route if you want to ensure against paper based ID Theft.
Join us at 2pm EST for the best 40 minute half hour on the subject if fatherhood that you’ll find anywhere on the web; “Good News, Dad News.”