Father's Day 5x5

Father's Day 5x5

We asked 5 amazing Dads about their 5 favorite things to do this Father’s Day. Always inspiring, their answers may surprise you.

Paul Cross, Founder, Academy Institute of Higher Stamina

  1. -My first Father’s Day starts with a pancake breakfast with my wife Leah and 10 month old son Ronan.
  2. -Connect with my own Dad who’s now in his 80’s. He lives out of town so ideally we do it by FaceTime.
  3. -Get in some exercise and get outside with my family. This is generally what we try to do every Sunday anyway but we’re planning a special hike for that day. 
  4. -Have some daddy-son playtime. At this age it generally involves rolling around on the floor
  5. -Have dinner with my family 

Anthony Agatrap, Founder, Engineered Bodies Strength & Conditioning

  1. -Have an awesome breakfast with my wife and two daughters.
  2. -Go outside and do parkour with my girls around the neighbourhood.
  3. -Practice movement like handstands, QDR's, or ring work in the park.
  4. -Watch a few episodes of the girl's favourite Netflix cartoon series with them.
  5. Go for ice cream with the family after barbequing an awesome steak dinner.

 Adam Hart, Founder, Power of Food

  1. -Wake up to the kisses of my little ones (Jacob and Juliette ages 2 and 4)
  2. -Prepare a family "Rise and Shine Smoothie" with fresh local strawberries from our garden, hemp seeds, water and a few dates.  
  3. -Head out for a quick one hour mountain bike ride.
  4. -Afternoon visit to the beach or park with the kids and a picnic lunch.
  5. -Kids go to bed and mommy and daddy enjoy a romantic evening playing scrabble and drinking a glass of organic wine (scrabble is NOT my idea)

Curtis Christopherson, Partner & VP of Operations RAD Roller 

  1. -Enjoying time with my lovely wife and two kids (ages 2 and 3 months). Unfortunately they are at an age where we still need to go on their schedules but enjoying their presence and personalities is the highlight of my day. 
  2. -Sipping on a coffee on my back patio in the early morning before the world is up and at it. June is a great time to really enjoy the crisp mornings (if the weather is good of course). 
  3. -Enjoying the time with my own father (and brothers) as we organize a round of golf every Father's Day. 
  4. -Getting a workout in is a must. I usually do a really good run 5-10km and then a lift. Brings out the father in me. 
  5. -Reminiscing with all the great memories I have over the years with my father and now as a father myself. Scrolling through pictures, telling stories, and just soaking it all in. 


Dai Manuel, Lifestyle Mentor and Best Selling Author

  1. -Breakfast with my family (bacon with a side of bacon is always the starter).
  2. -A Sunday Funday workout with my tribe (and other dads and families).
  3. -A long walk along the seawall with my fam and a Venti Americano in hand.
  4. -Some good ol’ me time – either with a good book, a podcast or the like.
  5. -Steak for dinner (but that’s every day, isn’t it?).

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June 08, 2016