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J Is for Jeep Twitter Fitness Party

Tomorrow is our J is for Jeep Twitter Fitness Party. We are super excited because we will be talking about a subject we love – fitness and Jeep! We are excited to share our new Jeep jogging stroller with you and are THRILLED to announce that Derek Kite will be tweeting with us. Derek is a dad of three, married to the illustrious Valerie from the blog A Nation of Moms, and has extensive knowledge of fitness – you know all the tips on how to work in fitness as a family, how to stay fit even on a busy schedule, etc.

A little about Derek:

Derek is a former professional triathlete, duathlete, and runner. Derek brings to the sport of triathlon/duathlon his expertise and experience in running, having trained with some of the world’s fastest Kenyan and American runners.  He was named Rookie Duathlete of the Year (2003), finished 3rd in the nation in triathlon and 6th in the world in duathlon and has several other podiums under his belt, including two consecutive wins at the Malibu Triathlon.

As a professional runner, he competed in the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Trials in the steeplechase and was coached by world-famous coach, Joe Vigil, with former training partners Deena Kastor, Meb Keflizighi, and Dan Browne.

Derek attended and competed for Lubbock Christian University, where he ran and trained with Kenyan teammates.  He earned 14 All-American honors in running and 5 National Team Championships.  By his senior year, he was 4th in Cross Country National Championships, the Indoor 3-mile National Champion, and the Outdoor 3,000-meter Steeplechase National Champion.

Even as a young athlete, Derek has always been a coach at heart. And with over 17 years of coaching experience and 13 years of professional racing, he has a keen understanding of the many needs of the endurance athlete. Derek can attribute his very eclectic coaching style to training under about 20 different coaches with different training philosophies.

Impressive isn’t it? We are just super excited! You can follow him at @anationofmoms

To help you on your fitness track, we will be giving away J is for Jeep jogging strollers throughout the party.

There are quite a few blog moms attending the event as well. These moms have the J is for Jeep jogging stroller so they can give you first hand experiences of it.

The blog moms attending are:

  1. Jyla’s Three of Us @jylasthreeofus
  2. A Nation of Moms @kitekoop
  3. Girl Gone Mom @GirlGoneMom
  4. Steals, Deals & Life @stealsdealslife
  5. Real Mom Reviews @RealMomReviews
  6. Mommy Mandy @MommyMandy
  7. Houghton Happenings @tweetmomRN 
  8. Written by Mama @WrittenByMama
  9. The Life of Rylie & Bryce too! @thelifeofrylie
  10. Not Quite Susie Homemaker @NotQuiteSusie
  11. Shop with Me Mama @shopwithmemama
  12. One More Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest @TheRhinoMisses 
  13. Baby Dickey @BabyDickey
  14. Minnesota Must Haves! @mnmamamusthave 
  15. Freckleberry Finds @freckleberrymom
  16. Suburban Coupon Mom @Suburbancoupon 
  17. Party of Five & Counting @MommyinNJ
  18. A Mom’s Balancing Act @mombalancingact
  19. All Aboard the Review & Giveaway Train! @Giveawaytrain
  20. Jabbering Jessi @JabberingJessi 

We can’t wait to party with you! be sure to follow @kolcraft and all the moms listed above so you can increase your chances of winning a Jeep jogging stroller! More info on the J is for Jeep Fitness Twitter Party can be found here.



Posted August 6, 2012

by MichelleH


61 Responses

  1. Jodi Flaherty says:

    The Twitter party sounds fun! Love your products and your awesome CS! Proud owner of a Stroller hoping to win the 3 N 1 bassinet from @Arizona Mom

  2. alaine says:

    sounds awesome!

  3. Katie O says:

    So excited! Crossing my fingers for a Jeep stroller!

  4. bunnyb says:

    awesome! jogging strollers sound so fun

  5. Addison Kat says:

    I’m there!!

  6. Cathy spyers says:

    I would sooo love to win!!!!!

  7. Jill K says:

    This stroller looks great!

  8. Pinky Sade says:

    What a great party and stroller!

  9. karen says:

    This is an awesome party. Do the jogging strollers actually help? I have wondered that many times, the regular strollers seem a little clumsy. I would love to hear some feedback from someone who actually uses one.

  10. Andrea C says:

    I’ve loved Jeep’s products for kids and babies! The twitter party sounds fun :)

  11. Jenny Sims says:

    karen, I don’t own a jogging stroller, but have used one before and I can tell you for sure that jogging strollers do work/help! The ability to fix the front wheel, plus the air-filled tires and suspension make the ride smooth and safer for babies. Honestly, a jogging stroller is the only thing I feel I missed out on for baby #1 that I want the second time around!

  12. Gaitha says:

    Love my double jogging stroller, but my oldest is getting to big for it, and I sure would love this great single jeep one!!

  13. Laura Y says:

    Fitness and Jeep go together wonderfully! My husband does all sorts of running activities- marathons, half marathons, triathlons and this stroller sounds like it would be great to fit our needs!

  14. Jess says:

    I can’t wait to get my hands on one of these! Exciting! ;)

  15. Love your products! sent me.

  16. Katie T. says:

    I hope I can get one of these. I’m having back surgery next week and this will help me with walking and, eventually, running.

  17. Wendy Sanders says:

    What a wonderful idea.. Not only good-looking, but functionally, Fun and not a single detail left out. Awesom; not sure the price but it certainly appears as though it’s worth every penny!! sent me:))

  18. molly buehl says:

    Looks like a great stroller. Would love to win.

  19. Carrie says:

    I love running, and this looks like a great stroller to take my son along with me.

  20. Joanne says:

    I would love to win a jogging stroller… I need to get my butt back in shape!!!!

  21. Joanne says:

    I want one!

  22. Crystal M. says:

    Sounds fun!

  23. erin says:

    this is a great looking stroller

  24. Jessica says:

    Love the new stroller!

  25. Joanna says:

    Love the new stroller! It looks like so much fun!

  26. Lisa Cole says:

    Cool stroller! Love Jeep Brand!

  27. HilLesha says:

    Too bad I missed it!

  28. Charity S says:

    OMG a jogging stroller is a must! I’ve borrowed a friends before and want one SO badly! I think it’s a great way to have no excuses for not going for that walk or jog now! :)

  29. Michelle Stice says:

    So sad I missed this party…..I love the Jeep jogging strollers and can’t wait to see this one in action.

  30. Tori F says:

    Would love a jogging stroller!

  31. Terelyn Killpack says:

    What an awesome giveaway! Sorry that I missed the fitness party, sound like it a lot of fun and great info and motivation. Having a jogging stroller sure would help with my fitness goals!

  32. Jackie S. says:

    I am going to have to figure out how to do these Twitter parties. I keep missing out on all these great giveaways!

  33. LinhC says:

    This stroller sounds like just what my sister needs to continue with her jogging, but now with a baby!

  34. lauren knott says:

    What a great story and awesome stroller!

  35. Michelle Thrasher says:


  36. Juliane says:

    Fantastic stroller! Would definately love to have one.

  37. Carissa says:

    Looks Great!

  38. Olga V. says:

    Sounds awesome!

  39. Olga V. says:

    Sounds awesome

  40. nina the mom says:

    WOW! What a fun giveaway! I have a Jeep jogging stroller. (Not this particular one.) I love it. Now that we’re expecting baby #2 we’re going to need another stroller, or a double stroller. If I won this, it’d be a sign that I don’t have to get a double stroller, right? :)
    <3 <3 <3
    ps. thanks for hosting!!

  41. tracy voit says:

    WOW what an awaesome stroller! this would be great!

  42. Lisa Marie Anctil says:

    I had absolutely no idea Jeep made strollers! I am so in love with this one!! Thanks for the great post!

  43. Jessica S says:

    Love this stroller!

  44. erica badstibner says:

    This stroller has great features to help moms get out there and exercise by just taking their child for a walk with the j for Jeep stroller! !

  45. erica badstibner says:

    This stroller is a great idea to help get moms out there to wanna exercise just by taking their child for a walk. I want one!

  46. kristiiina says:

    doing a jeep giveaway now :)

  47. Allison Marie Parkyn says:

    Love this stroller!

  48. Amy Cates says:

    I love this stroller! I think that the sound system would make workoits fun.

  49. Whitnie T says:

    I would LOVE to win one of these strollers!! My husband and I just started jogging and would LOVE a better stroller to run with our little girl!!

  50. Ken Ohl says:

    I love this stroller my niece would love it. Thankyou, Ken

  51. Kathy H. says:

    Love to win this stroller.

  52. Jessica A. says:

    I would love to win this stroller! It would be perfect for us especially where we live.

  53. Kelly P. says:

    Awesome stroller. Suburban Coupon Mom sent me!!!

  54. Teresa F says:

    Love this Stroller! Thank you!

  55. jodi hess says:

    Would love this stroller!

  56. Wendi C says:

    This is awesome!

  57. Anna misener says:

    This would be great for our Disney trip!

  58. Resham says:

    Stroller looks so nice. This is awesome and will be great use during any trip.


  59. Sheree Algie says:

    This stroller looks so awesome. I would love to win this for my first grandchild!

  60. Jenni A. says:

    What a clever idea! Can’t wait!

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