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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.

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by Michael Rhattigan
Nothing beats playing outside! Just make sure your kids are safe and know what to do in case of problems.
by Michael Rhattigan
Try these 7 ideas for keeping kids entertained indoors while it's raining outside.
by Michael Rhattigan
April is National Autism Awareness Month. How can we better understand and engage children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?
by Michael Rhattigan
It's critical for kids to develop proper brain architecture during early childhood. Try these "brain activating" ideas at home with your...
by Michael Rhattigan
Try these 5 tips from Adventure to Fitness to help raise healthy eaters in your family.
by Michael Rhattigan
Follow these 6 tips to help your loved ones lead heart-healthy lives.
by Michael Rhattigan
The Super Bowl is a great time for bonding as a family. Here are some easy-to-do ideas for planning a Super Family-Super Bowl weekend.
by Michael Rhattigan
Exercise not only provides children with health benefits, but it can also help them improve academic performance, behavior, and cognitive skills.
by Michael Rhattigan
Let's try to make some resolutions that the family can maintain.
by Michael Rhattigan
The winter holidays provide many teaching moments for our children, particularly around giving and charity.

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