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Pump Up The Jam – Positive Effects of Music on Exercise

By Maire,

The secret to scoring your best body ever is hiding in something you already carry around all day: your phone. “Workout music can increase endurance by at least 15 percent,” says Jacque Crockford, Exercise Physiologist/Education Specialist at ACE. With the Fit Radio app, you can enjoy hundreds of mixes from a variety of genres and stations curated specifically for you by professional DJs. Our motto has always been the same: Why spend time making playlists yourself when you can spend time sweating? Here are the top five reasons a killer curated workout playlist can change your workout forever:

1. Workout Music Helps You Keep Your Pace

For maximum benefit, your desired speed/heart rate should match up with each song’s beats per minute, or BPM. According to the Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness. “Synchronized music tends to drive exercise intensity.” Using your Fit Radio app, you have the ability to choose your workout music based on your desired BPM, or even your type of workout, and Fit Radio will deliver fresh new mixes that match your desired heart rate. Plus, through the new Running tab, Fit Radio will automatically detect your pace when you start running. From there, Fit Radio will take care of the rest and deliver the perfect running playlist that matches each footfall of your stride.

Music for your workout

2. Workout Music Increases Your Endurance

Remember those times you spent hours on the dance floor or jamming out all night at your favorite concert? You didn’t even notice because you got lost in the music! Music is proven to increase endurance because it serves as a (positive) distraction. When you turn on your Fit Radio app, our professionally engineered mixes are designed to not only keep you moving and motivated through your entire workout, but also having fun and getting lost in the beats. Your best workout always happens when it doesn’t seem like a workout.

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3. Workout Music Keeps You Focused

Everyone has that go-to song that always pumps them up no matter what. Believe it or not, there’s science as to why that happens. When you can associate songs with certain memories or tap into the emotions of the lyrics, it boosts the motivational power of a song. Each mix that is added to Fit Radio has been specially created by our professional Fit Radio DJs keeping the listeners in mind — thinking about what will help keep them motivated, excited, and wanting more.

Running with Music

4. Music Can Elevate Your Mood

To music lovers, this comes as no surprise, but scientists have recently found that people can boost their mood by simply listening to upbeat music. Not to mention, recent studies have also found that randomness in music increases dopamine levels in your brain. Not only does the Fit Radio app house hundred of mixes from the genres and artists that you love, they’re engineered re-mixes designed to give you non-stop music while also surprising you at every turn so you never know what’s next. (Talk about a win-win!)

Enjoying Workout Music

5. Music Makes You Move

Researchers found that when music possesses “high-groove” qualities, the brain gets excited and induces movement in the listener. With your Fit Radio app, turn on any mix and it has the ability to make you move — no matter how much you’re dreading your workout.

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The Perfect Summer Playlist to Kick Off Your Weekend

By Maire,

Hey there, Fit Radio fam! Want to know what we’re calling our favorite ‘Mix of the Week’ this week? In celebration of one of our favorite holidays, we’re sharing not one, but two of our favorite new mixes to get your weekend started off right!

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The crazy talented DJ Flash has created a 2-part mix for our new ‘Poolside’ station that is perfect for your 4th of July festivities. Whether you’re slaying your workouts in the gym or just relaxing and having some fun with friends over the holiday weekend, Sunset Vol. 1 and 2 have that feel-good Summer vibe that is sure to be a perfect fit! Both mixes are a clean mix of Top 40, Hip Hop, House, and throwback tunes that are sure to keep your 4th of July plans fun and upbeat. Check out the full track lists and links below for your – dare we say it – 2016 Perfect Summer Playlist! Enjoy!

 

Sunset Vol. 1

  1. “Lay You Down Easy” – Magic (feat. Sean Paul)
  2. “Tequila” – The Champs
  3. “Sunset” – Farruko
  4. “Baby Boy” – Beyonce (feat. Sean Paul)
  5. “Shy Guy” – Diana King
  6. “In the Summertime” – Shaggy
  7. “Kiss It Better” – Rihanna
  8. “T-Shirt” – Thomas Rhett
  9. “Old Thing Back” (Matoma Remix) – Notorious BIG (feat. Ja Rule)
  10. “When I Come Around” – Green Day
  11. “Summertime” – Will Smith
  12. “Love Yourself” – Justin Bieber
  13. “Stole the Show” – Kygo (feat. Parson James)
  14. “Everything is Nice” – Matoma

Sunset Vol. 2:

  1. “Boom” – Major Lazer
  2. “Going Back to Cali” – Notorious BIG
  3. “Try Me” – Jason Derulo
  4. “Wasn’t Me” (LosGarcia Remix) – Shaggy
  5. “Controlla” – Drake
  6. “Hymn for the Weekend” (SeeB Remix) – Coldplay
  7. “Beer Weather” – Cold Creek Country
  8. “Stay” – Kygo
  9. “I Took a Pill in Ibiza” – Mike Posner
  10. “Paradise” – Matima (feat. Sean Paul)
  11. “I’m in Control” – AlunaGeorge
  12. “One Dance” – Drake
  13. “Hello Friday” – Flo Rida
  14. “Cheap Thrills” – Sia feat. Sean Paul
  15. “Stick Around” – Akon feat. Matoma

Fit Radio DJ Spotlight: DJ Euphoria

By Maire,

This week, we had a chance to sit down with DJ Euphoria and ask him a couple questions. Here is what he had to say:

 

1. How would you best describe yourself in three words?

Honest , Friendly, and Ambitious.

 

2. What is the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you?

It was picture day in middle school and my mom decided she was going to start cutting my hair herself. Let’s just say, I came out looking like I went to a blind barber. She still made me go to school wearing a hat, but little did she know hats weren’t allowed at school. (Like I told her!) I got called so many names that day and ended up getting my head shaved completely bald. We didn’t purchase the pictures that year. 😉

 

3. Who is or was your celebrity crush?

Shailene Woodley

 

4. If you could read minds, whose would you want to read?

DJ AM – his music selection and live mashups were unreal. A true legend.

 

5. What is the most important thing to you when you make a mix for Fit Radio?

I always put myself in the user’s shoes. I make sure that a listener would love to listen to the mix over and over and look forward to more.

 

Learn more about DJ Euphoria and listen to his latest mixes here.

Fit Radio DJ Spotlight: Fuseamania

By Maire,

Getting to know Fit Radio DJ, Fuseamania! We had a chance to sit down with one of our favorite Running DJs and here is what he had to say:

 

1.What do you think makes your running mixes so great?

They are made with love. 🙂

 

2. What is your favorite thing about the last running mix you sent us?

The diversity of the music in the mix!

 

3. How do you choose the songs you use in your running mix?

I usually try to chose the songs that target around the tempo of the mix I’m making.

 

4. What is the coolest mashup/remix you’ve used a running mix? What makes it stand out?

I really like the Discotech (1.0) version of “Everlong” by the Foo Fighters. (One of my favorite bands.)

 

5. What is the difference between your Fit Radio running mix and a playlist heard on other music apps?

The mixing is flawless and keeps you moving to a steady backbeat.

 

6. Talk about the formula behind your running mix and what goes into creating it.

I really keep the runner / workout in mind when making a mix. I want to make sure they get everything they can out of it.

 

Learn more about Fuseamania and listen to his latest Running mix, “Run Around” here.