About Our Partners
Regardless of what anyone tells you, running a website like the Fit RV is NOT a way to get rich. That’s just fine with us, because we view the Fit RV as a fun hobby and we leave the money-making to James’ day job (he works in the software industry) and Stef’s online coaching. To help us ensure we keep the Fit RV fun for us, independent of outside influence, and pressure-free, we don’t take on “sponsors”. We do, however, “partner” with various industry entities whether it be on single projects & deliverables (like leading seminars at various RV events & shows or doing short social media videos on RVing health tips) or more of an ongoing basis like the ones below. So, as you’ve probably noticed you’ll find no advertisements on our website and our partner list is very short. We’re proud of that and plan to keep it that way.
WinnebagoLife is a lifestyle blog sponsored by Winnebago. Not only do we sometimes write for the GoLife blog, but we also are RV ambassadors for Winnebago, where we attend events on their behalf and also do ongoing partner projects with them (how to vids and new product launches, as examples). Some of the events we’ve attended on behalf of Winnebago: Sea Otter Classic Bike Fest, Tampa RV Show, Winnebago’s annual rally called “GNR”, the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, and the California RV Show. While we love many different brands of RV’s, Winnebago is our first love. We’re proud to support this awesome company.
RV Magazine and RV.com
RV Magazine and its partner website rv.com officially launched in January 2021. Stef writes as their health/fitness expert and James contributes regularly on the RV tech side. It’s been such a fun undertaking! We’ve both written for years, but mostly for web content and very rarely for print. Print is a whole different world! We hand over the pictures and the text each month, and the layout team takes over from there, transforming our words and pictures into something lovely and artistic. It’s given us a whole new appreciation for print, and we are honored to be part of the RV Magazine team.
We like to describe GoRVing as the “Got Milk” of the RV industry. It’s actually a coalition of RV manufacturers, component suppliers, dealers and campgrounds that works to promote RV travel through various media. We have partnered with GoRVing on a variety of projects: Twitter parties, Instagram videos, articles, recipes, etc. We’re very proud of GoRVing for their work towards promoting healthful RV living, and are honored they find value in partnering with us, helping us spread the healthy RVing message.
We’ve partnered on a wide variety of health and fitness projects with Camping World, and very much appreciate their work to promote a healthy RV lifestyle. Projects we’ve done with Camping World include fitness/healthy eating videos, writing about Fit RVing in their various publications, a “Meet the Fit RV” interview during their virtual Ultimate RV Show, and we’ve even participated in a 3-episode reality show they produced!
Stef here. If you’ve ever watched one of our videos and thought…wow, her outfit is cute, it was probably from Aventura! Aventura Clothing provides me with a few outfits each year, some for the summer season and some for the winter; and full disclosure, they don’t provide any monetary support, just clothes. Their clothes are comfortable with an active focus, which make them perfect for RVers or outdoor enthusiasts. I especially love that Aventura focuses on using organic and sustainable fibers wherever they can, creating a lighter eco footprint… and they’re incredibly passionate about this. Even better, their stuff is made in Fair Trade certified factories, which means the world to me. Check out their website, Aventura Clothing, and buy their stuff with confidence and my full endorsement.
James here. I still have T-shirts from 1992, so Stef is particularly glad that Ecōths has stepped up to provide me with a few outfits each year. They make clothes that are stylish and outdoorsy. That’s what Stef likes. What I like are the features they build into their garments: They sew eyeglass cleaners inside their shirt tails! The material they use in their bottoms is super comfortable and has some flexibility for different sized physiques (like me, smaller waist, larger thighs; it’s that cycling thing). Genius! And what we both like is that for every Ecōths garment purchased, three meals get provided to someone in need through their regional food bank. My closet is pretty much exclusively Ecoths clothing at this point, so anything cool-looking you see me in is likely theirs. But I’m just not parting with my AC/DC t-shirt… Sorry Stef.
Winnebago and National Park Foundation
Starting in early 2019, we embarked on a national parks tour on behalf of Winnebago and the National Park Foundation. Our goal was to visit and promote #parkslesstraveled in the Limited Edition National Park Foundation Travato, and we did just that throughout 2019. The van was loaned to us for the year, and in return each month we provided a video project related to the van and our time in the parks. Being the huge parks nerds we are, we were so excited to have this incredible opportunity! If you missed it, you can read some of our parks adventures in the ‘Our Travels‘ tab here on the homepage. #Findyourpark everyone!!!