Building Healthy Dads Through Healthy Habits


Our Story


Everything changes the moment you become a Dad, it is suddenly all about them. Worrying about the needs of your family becomes top priority, and all too often the only priority.
However, to take care of our families and be the best Dads possible we need to take care of ourselves. It may feel that life is too hectic for healthy eating, exercise, or friends. The truth is life becomes less hectic when you find balance, and that starts with YOU. Maintaining sanity and taking care of yourself must be a priority.

Before creating The Dad Habit we searched for the answer, but there were no reliable resources to help fathers balance family, health, and a social life. So we did what any Dad would do…We asked our wives, and they gave us permission. We at The Dad Habit have built a community of like-minded fathers who want to get healthy for themselves and their families, be the best possible dads they can be, and share their experiences through this crazy journey. We are helping Dads create this amazing life is by making small, sustainable changes focused on achieving our ultimate goal; being the best fathers we can be.




It starts with you

Have you ever lost your breath while trying to play with your kids or told them "no" because you couldn't keep up?  Lost your temper with your partner because you feel overwhelmed or exhausted?  Putting yourself on the back-burner to meet the needs and expectations of others?

You're not alone!  

It happens to all Dads on different levels at one time or another.  Here at The Dad Habit, we're teaching Dads how to take care of themselves.  From exercise and healthy eating to coping with stress and the challenges of fatherhood, we're helping take care of your mind, body, and spirit to build confidence and reclaim our identity.

Being a better father, husband, & Friend

As you develop the healthy habits to feel great about yourself you'll see it trickle over to the relationships with your family and friends.  But growing up is a lot different today and understanding your kids latest snapchat or bitmoji can be a full-time job.  And watching the latest episode of "This Is Us" on the couch eventually loses its romantic appeal.

Here at The Dad Habit we'll help you understand what your kids are going through at different stages of their lives.  And when you do have some alone time we'll help you reconnect with the person who made you want to have those kids in the first place. 

Support from a brotherhood of experienced dads  

Remember the last time you had the chance to hang out with the guys?  Yeah, we didn't either.  It's hard to justify going to get a drink and watching the game when you're so strapped for time as it is.  But here at The Dad Habit we've got a team of Dads to help deal with all the challenges of fatherhood.  We can help you sort through all the conflicting advice you've been given in the past or deal with a complicated in-law.  You can discuss your issues with Dads who have been through the same situations, or figure it out together.

And with multiple Dads helping tackle the issues of everyday life, we'll have time for a few beers and dad jokes along the way.

Dad Habit is reinventing what it means to be a fit, healthy dad. When you are physically fit, you feel great and have more energy in all areas of your life. Highly recommend Dad Habit and their quick / simple workouts that can fit into even the most hectic daily routine.
— Dan Sevigny (Business Owner Brooklyn, NY)
Great guys with great advice for everyday dads to be the best they can be for their families!
— James (Father of 2 Cincinnati, OH)
Real dads. Genuine support. Helping you be the best dad you can be.
— Mike (Father of 2 El Paso, TX)
Honest conversations with fellow Dads from near and far. I’ve only met a couple of them but feel comfortable conversing with all of them.
— Victor (Father of 2 Boston, MA)
Every new dad should try The Dad Habit out, especially the newer and first-time dads. When our Max was born, I easily got lost in the malaise of the day to day noise that occupies our every day lives. Before you know it, you look up and realize that you’re pretty far away from who you were. Frank and Joe at The Dad Habit creates this program for us dads to incrementally and naturally learn new and healthy habits.
I can’t thank them enough for making me mindful of what I should be doing to live a better life and be more present in the lives of my son and wife, all the while helping me to live a better lifestyle. Thank you guys!
— Alex (Father of 1 Miami, Fl)
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About Us

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Frank Rizzo

(Ellie & Max's Dad)

Frank's journey as a health and fitness professional began more than 10 years ago when he graduated college with a bachelor’s degree in health and wellness. While working as a personal trainer and an EMT with the FDNY he learned that most people are well intentioned and truly want a better quality of life, however are unaware of the steps necessary to become the best version of themselves. He soon after started a personal training business, with a main goal of teaching that health and fitness can be attained without it taking over your life.

As a business owner, husband, and father of two Frank understands the time management challenges that many of us face. Over the course of his career he has developed and refined a program based on small incremental changes that help busy fathers foster a more healthy and fit life without turning their world upside down. Over the last 10 years Frank has helped change the lives of countless individuals using this philosophy.

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                 Joe Mauceri                  (Maddox's Dad)

As a reporter in New York City, Joe got a firsthand look at so many of the issues fathers face today.  From the financial collapse in 2008, which heavily impacted male dominated jobs, to the national debate over paternity leave these issues have changed the landscape for Dads.  Joe was raised in Brooklyn, New York by his mother, but he had no shortage of father figures.  Between five uncles and a devoted step-dad there were plenty of men to learn from and each had their own area to shine.

Joe is the co-owner of BIB Media and is currently working on the documentary "Defining Dad" which addresses the question "what does it mean to be a modern dad?"

In 2016, Joe received the best Christmas gift a guy could ask for when his son Maddox was born.  Together the two can be found singing their ABC's or watching Billions on Showtime.