Category: Fun Stuff
If you consider yourself an avid FIT Radio listener, then you probably already “Like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, our two most widely used and constantly updated Social Media avenues. The two places where you can see us post everything from the finished product of the promo video:
…to the exciting mention we got from self-made millionaire and Beach Body/ P90x partner-in-crime, Chalene Johnson:
(both of which we are super proud of and love when you share them with your friends 🙂 that wasn’t me being coy that was me blatantly trying to entice you to share, just bein’ honest)
So you can imagine our awe and excitement with the new year as Living Social adds us to their list of deals! The app is ready for the public and what better platform to launch with than the crazy, fun company that brings the party everywhere they go? Consider them that one friend you have that can always get “the hook-up.” For example: spending $18 instead of $36 on a 1 year premium subscription to a great music app to keep you and your posse moving all day long. Sounds to me like we could all use a friend or two like that 🙂 So spread the word and be the friend who gives the scoop on the best app you can buy for the new year!
I got to have a chat with the DJ duo Pound Pound Pound (made up of Jeremy Rhodes and Josh Wren). Their close friendship and mutual love of music got them to where they are now, producing successful Dubstep and Electro House mixes and even throwing in a bit of Moombahton! Read on to discover more about one of our favorite DJ duos, Pound Pound Pound…
Where are you guys from?
West Lafayette, Indiana
Where is your favorite place to spin?
That’s hard to pick…. Maybe The Metro in Chicago or The Congress Theater
What made you guys get into music and DJing?
We both really had a passion for music. So we bought turntables off
craigslist, and things escalated to where we are at now.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Somewhere in Europe definitely. Probably visit our buddies in England or the Netherlands
Do you have an idol? If so, who?
We wouldn’t say we have an idol,in particular, but when we first started getting into music was in 2008 when we saw so many shows that embraced the culture. It really inspired us to become a part of the movement.
Favorite genre and/or style of music?
We can’t have just one favorite genre. It would be too constricting like a turtleneck. Our taste in music is too broad to pick just one. But the main genres we’ve been hitting lately are Trap, Moombah, Electro and Dubstep.
What is your favorite thing about being a DJ?
The reaction after you’re done and the energy surrounding the show. You can feel if the show was a good show and there’s no better feeling then knowing you made a bunch of peoples’ nights because of the bangers you were dropping.
What type of equipment do you use?
For live shows, 2 Pioneer 1000 mk3s and a Pioneer djm-800 mixer.
For production, we use Logic and Ableton.
What is the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
definitely music production. No matter how much you know or you think you know there’s always something to learn. But that’s what makes it so fun.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
pound pound pound
What do you do when you aren’t spinning?
Making original tunes, going to shows, FIFA, or taking care of LazerLou. He’s our mascot and on out EP cover…he’s our pet skunk.
Where do you guys see yourself in 10 years?
Hopefully living on a coast somewhere doing music full time. Hopefully still touring.
Do you have a New Years resolution? If so, what?
I’d say just to keep progressing…. if you’re not moving forward, then you’re falling backwards in this industry.
Our main goal is to release 2 E.P.’s this year and do some major shows.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
Jeremy: If I could just get really big. Go into a room full of people and just get huge and make them all feel super uncomfortable. lol
Josh: Telekinesis… that way I could sit on my couch and write music just with my mind along with other things.
What are your thoughts on FIT Radio?
We think it’s really awesome and we are thankful to be apart of it. Thank you for providing a way to find new music and for supporting ours!
Aaaand we are back with more FIT Radio music news!! So, last week we posted about about the ZUMBA Station, and this week we’re all about informing you fine people about the WIRED: Sport Specific Station. This station was inspired by an article our Music Director came across in WIRED Magazine that discussed “Sport Specific” music and how listening to the correct BPM (beats per minute) can enhance your workout. For example, listen to an upbeat Top 40 hit during a spin class; WIRED suggests something along the lines of Rihanna’s “We Found Love” which boasts 129 BPM. For a longer, less concentrated intensity workout like distance running, your ears might find something a little less Top 40, more appealing, such as an Indie Dance mix featuring artists like Daft Punk and Foster The People. In a nut shell, this article reiterates what we already knew deep down in our guts: “listening to upbeat music when you workout not only causes you to push harder, it also distracts you from knowing you’re doing so.” Lucky for you, we’ve done all the work and have designed mixes of multiple genres and BPMs for your workout listening pleasure. Don’t be scared to use us outside of the gym too, we like it 😉
Hey readers! If you are an avid FIT Radio listener like we hope you are, you already know we have had a station specifically designed for the ZUMBA workout enthusiasts; however, we have yet to get down to the nitty-gritty about who’s involved and our hopes and goals for the station. The station has blossomed tremendously with the growing popularity of the app and we are being approached and contacted by the best ZUMBA dj’s out there! Currently, DJ Neonglass is our hero right now. He is dominating the FIT Radio ZUMBA scene and generating some serious excitement in the office. We just can’t stop dancing!!
There are currently 10 mixes in the Zumba Station each one different from the last… do you know what that means?? That’s around 300+ hours of non-stop Zumba madness and motivation!! So for your next impromptu dance party in the gym or kitchen, check out the sure-to-get-you-dancing-and-sweating Zumba Station on FIT Radio!
In the spirit of Breast Cancer Awareness month, I thought it would be a great idea (since there are so many races, walks, etc etc dedicated to the cause) to make a “Save the Tatas” station on FIT Radio! We’ve compiled a list of inspirational female artists for your listening pleasure. Think Lady Gaga meets Shania Twain meets Whitney Houston. Yeah, we went there. Currently we have an upbeat fast mix for a hard workout and a slower mix perfect for a cool down. Check it out on your iPhone, Android, or web! –>> http://fitradio.com
If you are one of the select few who have dropped a couple Benjamins on the new iPhone 5 then you know all about the new ‘EarPods’. As for the rest of us, don’t worry, a new pair (sans iPhone) is available for the fair price of $29. The newly designed EarPods boast a more natural fit in the user’s ear (whereas before you probably felt you might be damaging your ears you were cramming in so tightly…I did!). Another change to the design includes a larger remote.
The larger remote (which is FIT Radio compatible just like the old one) will allow the user to change the volume and pause whatever mix they are enjoying much easier than before. So, if you’re looking to upgrade your ear buds, check these out. Anything that makes your workout with FIT easier and more enjoyable is always okay with us 🙂
For more on this go to Forbes.com
Hurry and get your passes while you can!! The Living Social Buckhead Beer and Wine fest is this weekend!! And if the beer, wine, and FIT Radio entertainment doesn’t entice you, we know of a secret that should not be missed. So be there or be square. In the words of “How I Met Your Mother” don’t be “The Blitz” (seen below)
The Curse of the Blitz is a curse that results in the victim missing epic, and sometimes miraculous, occurrences. The effect is so strong that the victim’s absence is sometimes thought to be the very cause of the epic events.
Here is what will be going down this Saturday:
– UNLIMITED Samplings of More Than 100 Craft Beers
– Food Trucks
– Live Music
– FIT Radio DJ @RiMbY_
– Live Art Exhibit From One Love Generation
– Living Social Sunglasses (reason enough to go, hello?!)
– 5 – oz BeerFest Tasting Glass
AND an Adventures staff to guide you!
** Last chance tickets —>> http://livingsoci.al/OesHoQ
And don’t let this be your fate…
For more exciting news and updates, follow this event on Twitter: #LSbeerfest
So, living in the city of Atlanta is awesome, and I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else in GA, but lately the spike in gas prices within city limits is getting a little ridiculous.
My first thought was, “Dang, I thought gas prices went down during election season?!” And then it came to me after a couple seconds… gas prices go up when there is a big holiday coming…Oh my gosh, Labor Day Weekend is almost here!! With the summer winding down, people are scrambling to get everything done at work before the long weekend. So here at FIT Radio, we want to keep everyone entertained on the last warm 3 day weekend holiday. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to depress you or wish away Summer (hell to the nah) but I looked at my calendar and then next “official” holiday (meaning not National Handstand Day, Jill Hanner! :D)
is Columbus Day which isn’t until the 2nd Monday in September, vom. So we absolutely have to enjoy our last warm weather hoorah. The mixes will provide you with the standard “Manic Monday” track list, along with other fun party mixes that will definitely pump you up to make sure you end your summer with a bang! you can find all the mixes under the Labor Day Station on http://fitradio.com
DOB: August 20th, 1986
Birthplace: Costa Rica
Occupation: Personal Assistant
Favorite Quote: “Life is too short to be anything but happy” I count my blessings everyday and remind myself that everything happens for a reason. Obstacles are inevitable and you must learn to overcome them with a smile on your face. In the end you will be stronger for it 🙂
I am a WBFF Professional Athlete, a member of team Total Body Advantage, and a member of the NY DIVAS with five years of fitness competitions behind me. I was born in Costa Rica, raised in New Jersey and achieved a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science Studies with a double minor in Biology and Pscyology at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. I have a grand passion for fitness and everything it encompasses. As it is ever changing, I am constantly doing my research to keep myself up to date. I love to learn, share tips, and meet those who also love this lifestyle.
From a young age, I’ve been heavily involved in sports. There were rarely seasons in which I was not active on an athletic team. I played soccer, lacrosse, basketball, ran track and cross country, and danced ballet and hip hop. While in college, I really missed being a part of a team and playing a sport. It was then, in my senior year of college that I discovered the world of competitive fitness-and what a world it is! It is a world filled with men and women from all paths of life seeking to improve their lives through fitness-in a nutshell. Competing has taught me a lot about myself, my strengths and my weaknesses. Like most sports, it not only tests you physically, but emotionally, and mentally as well. I train hard year round, lift heavy, and am constantly incorporating new techniques into my workouts. I also eat clean, do my research to ensure my training approach is safe, healthy and effective, and meet with my teammates on a regular basis.
My love for fitness goes hand in hand with my love for music. Up until recently I had an iPod (my old faithful) that I bought over 10 years ago! I used to spend countless hours selecting the perfect workout playlist to get me through my intense training sessions. Music just moves me! It wakes me up on sleepy days, gets me through rough workouts, and most importantly AMPS my workouts. I wake up to it, workout to it, and listen to it every chance I get. The day I discovered FIT Radio was the day I stopped sitting hours by the computer composing the perfect playlist as all their playlists are exactly what I am looking for.
My most recent achievement was winning the title Ms. Fitness Atlantic Bikini Overall Champion at the last show I competed in which earned me my WBFF Pro card. In just a couple of weeks I will be competing against professional athletes from all of over the world at the WBFF World Championship in Toronto, Canada which will aire live on
Pay-Per-View August 24th and 25th. Wish me luck! 🙂
Check out Kelly Smith and the other NY DIVAS in their WBFF Promotional Video!