Have you found yourself lounging by the pool and either of these scenarios has occurred:
1. your lounging neighbors are either talking too loudly in detail about their oh so incredibly disgusting bout of food poisoning they just recently recovered from (talking about bowel movements and puking is to- innapro- for the pool people)
2. your lounging neighbors choice in pool music is less than desirable aka polka music, crazy ghetto rap about b*tches and money, or Beethoven (sorry Ludwig) Nothing against these genres, there’s a time and a place but the pool/beach is not one of them.
Well you are in luck! FIT Radio has a Poolside genre just in time to drown out the noise of the ones who make it difficult to get your tan/relax/buzz on. Just push play and go to hear artists like Dave Matthews Band, Darius Rucker, Bob Marley, Sheryl Crow etc. Good stuff. Be sure to check it out the next time you’re poolside or even cooling down from a killer workout and kickin’ it in the sauna. It’s perfect for any relaxing occasion.
So if you haven’t noticed, this year’s 5k trend is pretty awesome. It’s a mixture of black lights, neon glow paint, dance music, flashing lights, and did we mention it’s a race? If you’ve seen all your friends post pictures from their glow run experiences, and you’re dying to post your own, here is your chance! LivingSocial is hosting their own glow-in-the-dark 5k at Turner Field in Atlanta, GA! If you’ve ever experienced a LivingSocial event, you know this one should definitely not be missed. Did I mention FIT Radio is providing the tunes?! Watch the video and check out the “need to know” details. Get ready to put all your friend’s glow party pics to shame!
As you all know, we’ve been in the throes of an intense crowd-funding campaign with Fundable (unless of course you’ve been living under a rock). It’s getting close to the end and we want to see how far we can get this thing to go. If you are a part of the small group that has no idea what I’m talking about or just need a little refresher, we’ve launched a campaign that allows our users to be a part of FIT Radio’s progress. The pledges made by loyal users and adoring FIT Radio fans will go toward improving the app, new and exciting features within the app and expanding the platforms in which FIT Radio can be used like Windows and Blackberry! We are super excited about this custom “swag bag” full of FIT Radio goodies and those sunglasses alone are enough to get any competition fired up. We want to see how many people you can reach out to about our Fundable campaign. The person with the most combined likes/RTs (across the Social Media board) wins the ultimate “swag bag.” We think you have what it takes, don’t let us down!
Here’s what your post needs to contain:
– A brief description of what we’re doing (describe the Fundable Campaign and talk about how much you love FIT!)
– The link to our Fundable page: www.fundable.com/fitradio (the www can be omitted if you run out of characters)
– And make sure you tag us so we can count your likes/RTs! @Fitradio (Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram)
Pretty freakin’ simple right? You’re going to look so good walking through the gym with that custom gym bag. So get to work! We look forward to seeing who comes out on top as our #1 Supporter!
So this past weekend we experienced the latest 5k trend, The Electric Run! The night race started at 8:50 pm at Atlanta Motor Speedway and we were dressed in our FIT Radio gear and glow painted up so we made a quick pit stop at the Step and Repeat before heading to the starting line
With the new year comes more exciting races to get everyone active. This year is definitely the year of night races, more specifically The Electric Run. Do you see this picture, how could it not be?! Reasons why: It takes place at night (party hours), you get crazy fun glow swag like sunglasses, bangles and necklaces, there is music playing the whole time so no worries about plugging your ear buds in, and (drum roll) as if it couldn’t get any more fun, there’s an after party. Yup. Does this sound like the most fun 5k ever or what?
Each event is unique. Depending on the event you participate in you may experience many of the following:
- Glowing neon trees changing colors to match the music
- Tunnels with dancing patterns and figures on the walls, ceilings, and floors
- Lakes and rivers glowing in other-worldly hues
- Tunnels of light created by a rainbow of lasers
- Glowing arches and columns
- Neon saguaro cactus
- Red rock cliffs glowing in psychedelic colors and patterns
- Glowing arches changing color in tempo
- Colored fountains dancing to the beat
- Entire buildings lit so brightly that they can be seen from space
- And so much more.
If you haven’t signed up yet, don’t stress, there’s still time! Register as an individual or save money and have more fun by registering as a team of 4 or more. The race takes place at 8:50 pm, May 11th, at Atlanta Motor Speedway! If you’re not from Atlanta and want to run, there are plenty of dates to come on their website.
Check out their video and you can see what I’m talking about!
Hey guys! Not sure if you’ve noticed on our social media outlets but yesterday was the launch of our Fundable campaign. With beach trips and pool parties upon us, what better time to lock in on Premium FIT Radio for a sweet price than now? We are giving our users the chance to support a company they believe in… US! If you go to our page www.fitradio.com/fundable you can see that there are multiple ways to show just how much you care 🙂 Pledging up to $60 gets you a lifetime of Premium FIT Radio. Yea, a lifetime. For-Ev-Ver (name that movie). What do you own that you know will last that long? We’ll put it in perspective for you:
Yea and we heard that there was a re-call on Lulu Lemon Yoga pants because they were too revealing. Just in case you all didn’t do your downward dog test before sporting them at the gym. So you’re already spending at least $60 to keep that fine body of yours in shape, why deprive your workout of the only thing that keeps it going? We’ll be your motivation if you’ll be our monitization 🙂 Help us expand and be the best app we can be. The proceeds from Fundable will go toward helping to keep FIT Radio ad free, adding new and exciting features, and expanding to multiple platforms.
Researchers Say The Right Tempo Boosts Stamina, Energy Efficiency
Looking for a perfect tune for your workout?
Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” has the optimal beat. So does “Gangnam Style” by Psy and Lady Gaga’s “Edge of Glory.”
Research has found that at the right tempo, music can reduce the sense of exertion as well as boost motivation. Costas Karageorghis, deputy head of research at the School of Sport and Education at London’s Brunel University, says the “sweet spot” for workout music is between 125 and 140 beats per minute when people aren’t trying to time their movements to the music. Previously, experts believed that the faster a person exercises, the faster the music tempo should be.
Other new studies have shown that when athletes synchronize their movements to a musical beat, their bodies can handle more exertion: Treadmill walkers had greater stamina and cyclists required less oxygen uptake. And swimmers who listened to music during races finished faster than others who didn’t
“Music can alter emotional and physiological arousal much like a pharmacological stimulant or sedative,” says Dr. Karageorghis, who has worked as a consultant psychologist to music and sports-equipment companies and for Olympic athletes. “It has the capacity to stimulate people even before they go into the gym.”
The benefits of music seem most pronounced during low-to-moderate-intensity exercise—in other words, it’s more effective for recreational exercisers than elite athletes, scientists say. And finding just the right beat isn’t difficult, as a lot of popular music falls within the optimum tempo range and most other musical genres also have music in that range, Dr. Karageorghis says. For classical music buffs, two pieces that work for him are Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, known as the “Eroica” symphony, and Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G minor. Other qualities that make music ideal for workouts are motivational sounds and lyrics—think the theme from “Chariots of Fire” with its associated image of men running on the beach.
Sylwia Wiesenberg, owner of Tonique Fitness in New York City, says she keeps tempo in mind when compiling playlists for her two-hour cardio and body-sculpting class. “The hardest part of the class is the first 15 to 20 minutes,” she says. “I use music as my powerful instrument to push people harder,” she says. More
Pink Cadillac Status: One Determined Mary Kay Sales Representative’s Journey to the Top
This week we are posting about something a little different but it’s still in the realm of motivation and perseverance. At FIT Radio we come across people who motivate us whether it be the DJs through their mixes, the athletes, trainers and fitness models through their will power and healthy lifestyles, or our friends who persevere in such competitive atmospheres that most of us are in awe of their success because most others have failed. We are featuring a young woman who worked her way from the bottom to the very top in a field where not many can say they’ve done the same. We’re talking about Mary Kay and the revolutionary make up line that’s changing women’s lives. One life in particular is Keara Murphy!
(Keara is on the left)
Keara Murphy moved from New Orleans to Atlanta 3 years ago (2010) after a break up, only knowing her sister and brother-in-law, and what better way for a fresh start than moving to a new city? She began her Mary Kay business just a few months before moving to help herself branch out and grow her network. Within four months of being a Mary Kay Representative she earned her first free Mary Kay car, a brand new Cheverolet Malibu! Keara says: “I loved the person I was becoming in the process of the challenges I had to overcome being a business owner in a new city. My confidence in the business and in myself grew to the point where I honestly believed I could earn one of those gorgeous pink Cadillacs! So I did what my mentors who had earned Pink Cadillacs before had told me to do. There were a lot of no’s, a lot of cancellations, a lot of things deterring me from the goal, but every set back is a set up for success. If growing a business was always easy then everyone would do it. I made mistakes and learned from them. I didn’t dwell on the small things and I kept my eye on the prize!” Then it happened, just 21 months from beginning her Mary Kay business Keara had done it, she earned the gorgeous Pearl Mary Kay Pink Cadillac! Keara says: “It’s almost been a year and every day I drive around in my trophy on wheels and I feel like a million bucks. Every day I get positively affirmed from perfect strangers and people who didn’t always believe in me. The thing I love the most about my Mary Kay business is the person I have become in the process; I am more confident and I get to help other women grow their successful Mary Kay businesses as well!” A feeling that is a reward in itself if you ask us.
We like to think that some of Keara’s success is due to the fact that she plays FIT Radio at her Mary Kay parties 😉
Check out Keara’s contact information if you are interested in pursuing a future with Mary Kay Cosmetics! And make sure to check out her video!
To start a Mary Kay business it all begins with a Starter Kit! From there we go over your dreams, your goals, how much money you want to make, how much time you want to spend then make a business plan for each woman individually! It’s exciting to have control of your financial future!
So, this week we’ve come across not one, but two incredible mentions in two separate Mashable posts! If you aren’t privy to the importance of being featured in Mashable just know this, it is “a leading source for news, information & resources for the Connected Generation. Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world. Mashable’s 20 million monthly unique visitors and 6 million social media followers have become one of the most engaged online news communities.” We know what you’re thinking, “whoa! 20 million unique visitors?!” and we’re right there with you. We typically keep our users updated with all the exciting news going on through Twitter and Facebook but it doesn’t hurt to put both mentions in one handy blog post for you all. Take a look and try to imagine the excitement we’re experiencing in the office. We’re pretty much peeing our pants.
Thanks to everyone who shares FIT Radio with anyone they meet, we’re sure that you might have a little something to do with this 😉