My goal in life now is to raise my boys into outstanding men. I want them to live a life full of purpose and meaning. I want them to explore and run outside until they fall asleep with their shoes on. I want them to “move”…… Not be sedentary children, glued to a TV, tablet or computer. I believe most fathers would agree with me; but how are we to develop our children into the adults we wish them to become when we ourselves are too worn out, tired, and unfit? We lead by example and if we wish for our kids to be something we are not, we have an issue.

— Efren, The Dad Lift creator

The Cadre 


EFREN is the father of two rowdy boys and has been married to his high school sweet heart since 2010. He is a police officer in a suburb of Chicago since 2007 where he has been assigned to the regional SWAT team for the last 5 years.


BRAD is has a 2 -year-old daughter and has been married for 6 years. He has been a police officer for 9 years in a west suburb of Chicago. He is currently a patrol sergeant on the midnight shift. He is a cyclist, runner, and Jiu Jitsu practitioner.


ERIC is the father of a new baby girl. He’s a police officer outside of Chicago. He is a former college football player and NFL prospect. He’s worked in the fitness scene for several years.


JAY is the full-time father of four and husband to one. He is a songwriter, producer and graphic designer. He enjoys climbing, running and dabbling in many things. He also brews his own beer.

If you’re looking for more information on programming and want to reach out. Email me, Efren, at epelayo@thedadlift.com.