When it comes to Father’s Day, the running joke is that all dad needs is a pair of socks, a tie, or some tools. While that might be true for some, dads are a diverse group of individuals: some spend 40 hours a week at the office, others are on their blue collar grind, and even more are at home handling domestic labor. Increasingly, fatherhood these days means a mix of all three.  

To get some insight into how modern dads balance work, family life, and finding time to keep themselves fresh, we caught up with a pair of notable father figures—celebrity personal trainer, Jamal Liggin (father to 14-year-old Jaiya), and professional football player Kevin Byard (father to two-year-old Elianna Rose and one-year-old Kevin IV). With Father’s Day on the horizon, the proud papas open up about the best advice they’ve received about parenting, the self-care routines that help them get everything done, and the keys to a perfect celebration of dad.

WHAT JAMAL LIGGIN KNOWS BEST…