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Michael Rhattigan

Michael Rhattigan is the CEO of Adventure to Fitness, a leading children's media company whose mission is to make health and education fun for kids. Used and trusted by over 90,000 teachers, Adventure to Fitness was developed with input from leading educational, medical, and parenting experts.

Adventure to Fitness provides a series of animated videos and supplemental resources, taking kids on a journey around the globe. In each adventure, kids follow simple movements to generate activity while learning academic facts. Through compelling stories, friendly characters, and fun activities, the program motivates kids to get healthy and makes learning exciting. Following continued requests from parents, a home version was released in the summer of 2013.

Michael has a strong personal commitment to health and fitness. He is frequently at the gym before work, and rides a bike to and from the office. In some of his more adventurous fitness exploits he ran with bulls in Pamplona and swam with Piranhas (by accident!) in the Amazon. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame and received an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Michael began his career in technology and, prior to Adventure to Fitness, ran a broadcasting business that he founded.

When not focused on raising a healthier generation, Michael and his wife love spending time with their son, Dylan, exploring New York City and beyond. Having lived across four continents, Michael brings his own worldly outlook to Adventure to Fitness.

Contributions

by Michael Rhattigan
Make this school year a healthy one for your kids with these 10 tips.
by Michael Rhattigan
Here are some ideas for what parents can do to increase children's physical activity.
by Michael Rhattigan
Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes they really surprise you!
by Michael Rhattigan
Our kids don't need to look toward celebrities for role models. Learn how you can instill positive values with everyday actions.
by Michael Rhattigan
Here are some suggestions that you can do with your kids to reinforce learning, particularly over the summer break.
by Michael Rhattigan
We all know that exercise helps children's physical health but what about their brains?
by Michael Rhattigan
Here are some ideas to promote health and fitness this spring with your children.
by Michael Rhattigan
Each of us can make a difference. If we can help just one or two children, the multiplier effect means that one simple action can make a real impact.
by Michael Rhattigan
Writing down in a list the many things you'd like your child to experience will help make sure that these events actually happen.
by Michael Rhattigan
It's a challenge putting health and nutrition ideas into practice with active, opinion-filled kids. Here are 9 suggestions from experts.

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