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Double Whammy!

By superadmin,

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 😉

Getting To Know Your Favorite FIT Radio DJ's: Nacho Vega

By superadmin,

I got to chat with one of our most popular hip-hop DJ’s on Fit Radio, Nacho Vega! Nacho Vega got his start learning from some fellow DJ friends (he was only 14!) and since then has been creating awesome hip-hop and house mixes and spinning around the US! Read on to find out more about one of our favorite DJ’s, Nacho Vega…

 Where are you from?

I was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico, Grew Up in Orlando, Florida but I’ve lived in San Francisco, CA for the last 5 years.

Where is your favorite place to spin?
My favorite place to spin has to be at Temple SF where I do my residency.  Although I’ve played at some amazing places in the US and Canada, Temple SF feels the most like home away from my studio at home.

What made you get into music and DJing?
The reason I got into the DJ culture was two different friends of mine.  The first was Enrique Gonzalez aka Rick G of 3rd Wish whom at the time was called DJ Inferno and was one of Central Florida’s best Battle DJ’s.  Rick taught me how to DJ every night for two weeks and let me borrow my first crate of records.  I was 14 and he was 15.

Then I met Mark Villajandre aka Mark V. who taught me all about song selection and dance music when I was 16.  From there the journey has been one filled with many friends and good memories.

Favorite food?

Pernil con Arroz y Gandules  (I had to look this up, found out it was a delicious Puerto Rican dish made up of pork and yellow rice, yum!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Favorite TV show/s?

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Archer, Doctor Who, sports, and my guiltiest pleasure; Love and Hip-Hop Atlanta.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Paris, France.  I’d love to take my wife Naomi there one day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you have an idol? If so, who?

My idol and hero has to be my mom.  No matter what she finds the good and wants to help everybody. She has endless amounts of love and I love that about her.

Favorite genre and/or style of music?

House and Hip-Hop.  I grew up with both and both have been a part of every facet of my life.  So like a picture album, I have so many memories tied to Hip-Hop and House Music.

What is your favorite thing about being a DJ?
My favorite thing about being a DJ has to be the improvisation playing records and the fact that every night is different. The crowd is different every night. Every place you play they have different moods as a dance floor, so you have to improvise and be creative to give the crowd a new and unique experience.

What is your favorite track at the moment (or favorite DJ/producer/artist is fine too) ?
Hands down favorite song right now is “G.O.O.D. Morning (Europe)” by 2 Chainz.  The record is dope and suits a veteran of the Dirty South that reinvented himself as a persona that has brought credibility to the hyper swagged out culture that is Trap Music, the next evolution of the Dirty South Genre.

What type of equipment do you use?
I use a Native Instruments Traktor S2 DJ Controller.  I switched to it one and half years ago from Serato Scratch Live and I have not looked back.  Best investment for DJ’s that want all in one portability for any gig and the comfort of using the same physical and virtual DJ interface.

What is the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
Graduate college.  It took time, commitment, and money.  But overall, best investment of my life.

How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Funny.  Crunk.  Loyal.

Do you have any secret talents?
I’m a pretty awesome shadow puppeteer and Lego architect.

What do you do when you aren’t spinning?
I hang out with my wife Naomi, work as a Network Architect, exercise w/ Fit Radio at my local Stonestown San Fran YMCA and have a First Class ticket to the Jet Life on Flight 420.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I see myself doing the exact same thing except with some little copies of Naomi and I running around to share in life with.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
Mind reading.  I think Mind reading would be awesome for obvious reasons, but I also don’t know if I want that kind of super power. It might be like the Kanye joint “No One Man should have all that Power”.

What are your thoughts on FIT Radio?
Fit Radio is awesome. It is like having an on-demand catalog of some of the world’s best DJs right at your fingertips, literally. Fit Radio has also given me the opportunity to share music with all the Fit Radio members around the world.  Fit Radio is the premier music provider for fitness goers anywhere and everywhere.  It’s probably one of the best mobile apps EVER!

LivingSocial's Buckhead Beer and Wine Festival!

By superadmin,

Hey everyone!! We had an absolute BLAST DJing this party last year and can’t wait to do it again! Check out the details below and grab a pass before the prices go up! As you can tell from the video, you don’t want to miss this!

what you get

  • Entrance to LivingSocial’s Buckhead Beer and Wine Festival!
  • One General Admission Ticket, Including:
    • Unlimited Tastings of More Than 100 Beers and Wines
    • Souvenir Tasting Glass
    • Live Music from Girlz Girlz Girlz and FIT Radio DJs
    • Food Trucks
    • LivingSocial Sunglasses
  • One VIP Admission, Including:
    • One Hour Early Entry
    • Everything Included with a General Admission Ticket
    • Lanyard Beer Glass Holder
    • GoVino Go Anywhere Wine Glass
    • Meet-and-Greet with Winemakers and Brewers from Noon to 1 p.m.
    • Exclusive Tasting Lounge with Four Hand-Picked Wineries and Two Craft Breweries

If you missed LivingSocial’s Buckhead Beer and Wine Festival last fall, never fear: We’re back at it again this spring with the kick-off to our national Beerfest tour! With twice as much to indulge in from the beverage department, and even more unique entertainment, this is sure to be one of the season’s best events.

Head to Chastain Park on March 23 to enjoy live music from ’80s tribute band Girlz Girlz Girlzand FIT Radio DJs. While the park is open to the public to enjoy the entertainment, those 21 and over who’d like to partake in the festivities should grab a ticket. Pay $25 for one general admission ticket (the price will increase as the event date gets closer), or pay $45 for a VIP ticket, and receive a tasting glass to enjoy unlimited samples of more than 100 beers and wines. Munchies from some of Atlanta’s best food trucks will also be available for purchase, so you can keep well-nourished as you partake in backyard lawn games and activities. Check out the interactive art experience from Georgia Foundation for Public Spaces and hang out in the brand new two-story Budweiser lounge, complete with six flat screen TVs for a basketball viewing party. Basically, this one festival you won’t want to miss… again.

Check out Living Social’s Facebook page for updates on the event.

Save $15 on the SHAPE Diva Dash – a FIT Radio sponsored event

By superadmin,

Georgia Divas: Don’t miss the SHAPE Diva Dash – a women’s only adventure obstacle run coming to Atlanta on 2/23. It’s your chance to Ditch the Dudes for this women only obstacle run sponsored by SHAPE Magazine. It’s a challenging 5K run course dotted with a dozen or so obstacles designed to test your strength, speed, balance and agility. This run is for gals of all ages and abilities. It’s about camaraderie and support as much as it is about going fast. Costumes and bling encouraged. Plan to stick around for the after party for contests, games and prizes!
Use code: FITRADIODIVA and save $15 off of your entry free!!!

First Chalene Johnson & now Living Social?!

By superadmin,

 

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!

http://www.livingsocial.com/cities/1697-atlanta_citywide/deals/561156-1-year-premium-subscription

 

Getting To Know Your Favorite FIT Radio DJs: ### (Pound Pound Pound)

By superadmin,

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.

Favorite candy?
Jeremy-gummy worms

Josh- beef jerky

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 is your favorite track at the moment?
Either “Flex” by Heroes x Villians or the Jay Fay remix of “Ladies In The Back” by Star Slinger
  

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

You guys have any secret talents?
FIFA… It’s our goals to become the best FIFA players out of all the producers out there haha

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!

Getting to Know Our FIT Radio Users: Scott Stewart, Pro Wakeboarder

By superadmin,

Scott Stewart
Pro Wakeboarder 

From Springville, Ca
Currently residing in Auburndale FL

” I hope to bring the realization of what is real and what is Hype!! I want riders who work hard and ride well to get recognition for doing so.” – Scott

Favorite Motivational Quote:
“As you think, so shall you become” 
-Bruce Lee

How do you use FIT Radio? I enjoy music almost all day to stay motivated and pumped up to train as much as possible, and FIT Radio get me there!

Describe your typical day? Typical day at home usually is waking up, making a healthy breakfast and tea while catching up on emails and my web pages. Then I start warming up the body by rolling (using a foam roller) and performing dynamic stretches before I go ride. Head to the gas station to get gas for the day, and then come back to the house to start riding. Usually ride once or twice. If I don’t ride twice, I usually make it to the gym. Then I fuel up with some lunch, and train or ride again. Then when I am done riding I make dinner and rest for an hour or so. After digesting I do some form of yoga nightly to stay loose for the next day usually while watching t.v. 

What makes you stand out? I feel my style of riding, of going big in the flats while incorporating tech tricks helps me stand out. Also my training and work ethic towards wakeboarding, it’s kinda unorthodox.  

What is your favorite wakeboarding move? To me the simple moves seem the most fun! But doing them big and poked out makes them feel so good! My favorite trick is a backside 180 in the flats, or a switch backside 180 in the flats. Love it!

Where is your favorite place to wakeboard? Lake Powell. Lake Powell is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen, it’s gorgeous!! 

How do you train? My training depends on the day and what it consists of. If I ride multipul times a day, I will just foam roll and do yoga to loosen my body after intense riding. If I only ride once or not at all, I am in the gym training high intensity workouts, building explosive fast twitch strength. I usually do circuit style training, but I change it up every month or so. And always end training sessions with cool down yoga 🙂

What do you plan to do to grow wakeboarding into new industries? I want to push my riding, doing new things in a different way and have them be seen. To introduce the public to what wakeboarders are really doing. I want to do film projects with outside industry networks to showcase wakeboarding to the masses. Also put on events that exposes wakeboarding to new crowds.

What is your favorite time of day to wakeboard and why? best time is anytime after 11am, haha. It takes a little bit for the body to wake up and get motivated after previous days of riding and training intensely. 

Do you travel a lot? If so explain where/why? I travel quite a bit! In the last 2 months, I have been home 6 days of those 2 months. I travel a lot due to sponsor obligations, appearances, signings, shows, photo shoots, and video shoots. Its mainly all over the U.S as of now. 

Why do you love wakeboarding? I love riding! Since the day I started! It takes me out of the head. Puts me directly in the moment, where nothing else matters except what is happening in that moment. And I love that!

What is your goal in life? Happiness and Happiness of others!

How do you live differently than most pro wakeboarders? Diet, physical training, Coaching, Sports Phycology,  no alcohol.

What is your favorite type of music? Anything that compliments the moment! But a lot of the times, real HIP HOP!

How old were you when you jumped your first wake? I was probably 14? It was the first day I ever tried wakeboarding. 

Describe the feeling of landing your first jump? My first jump was actually no big deal to me. I had grown up snowboarding and doing way bigger airs than that at the time, so it wasn’t that big of a deal to me. But landing my first flip was when I got stoked, and was addicted to riding from then on.

Why did you become a pro wakeboarder? It wasn’t really a choice. It came to me out of necessity. It help mold me to what I am today.

How do you stay energized? Natural ways or products. Yoga, diet, music, USPLabs supplements, Organic teas (Yerba Mate) love that stuff!!

What is your favorite wakeboarding gear? Favorite gear is probably my HYPERLITE System wakeboard bindings!! I no longer have to worry about heel or toe lift, or tweaking my ankle. They provide the best support out there, period!

Are you an only child? If not, what do you siblings do? I have a sister, Julie who is awesome!! And she is expecting a boy soon, and I couldn’t be more exited!! He’s gonna come stay with me and learn to ride!!

Have you ever gotten injured while attempting a move? Yes, after doing a basic double flip, I started working on variations of that double flip that has never been done before, and got pretty broke off while working on it. Took me out for a little bit.

What motivates you to stay on track and work hard? Everything I have accomplished up to this point, and how much I have left to give back to the world. It’s not a conscious thing, it comes naturally, just something I have to do right now. I wake up in the morning knowing that this is what I need to do. Life’s too short not to go after what you want.

What are competitions like? There not my cup of tea at the moment. I respect it and know it is necessary. I would just like to see the courses get bigger, and riders be rewarded for going bigger and faster. I know it would grow the spectators appreciation.

 I would just like to thank everyone who has ever supported me. God, My family, friends, Coach Scott Harwood, and Trainer Chris Christoff. All my Sponsors, Chuck at Buywake.com, Ambush boarding co, Hyperlite Wakeboards, and Usplabs supplements.

If you want it, go and get it, Now!!

Thank you, Scott, for doing this interview with us! Photo props go to Ryan Taylor!

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WIRED & Ready To Go!

By superadmin,

 

 

 

 

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 😉

We Got The ZUMBA Fevah!

By superadmin,

Zum·ba

[zoom-buh, ‐bah]

a fitness program consisting of short dance and aerobic exercise routines performed to popular, mainly Latin-American music.

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!!
 
 

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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!

SUPPORT THE INTERNET RADIO FAIRNESS ACT

By superadmin,

FIT Radio’s primary purpose is to provide our listeners with up-beat mixes that motivate
our users to keep moving in an energetic and positive direction. Currently, we at FIT
Radio ask our users to take just a few minutes to help keep us moving in a direction to
better serve those who enjoy our app and the artists that make our content so incredible
and unique. We respectfully ask our listeners to contact their representatives to
support the Internet Radio Fairness Act.
Ever since the Internet and music have crossed paths, this union has invited a stream of
contention and conversation between listeners, musical artists, music providers, and of
course, the federal government. This ongoing conversation primarily centers on how
music providers should compensate musical artists for playing their music. In other
words, the issue of how to handle royalties has dominated the discussion. Unfortunately,
these royalty stipulations placed on Internet radio (including FIT Radio) providers
hinders their ability to play the songs and artists you know and love. Even worse, the
rigors of royalties may prevent you from enjoying up-and-coming artists that FIT Radio
features.
Presently, royalty restrictions place discriminatory and outdated penalties on Internet
radio providers that somehow escape the satellite-based SiriusXM. For example, last
year alone, SiriusXM only had to pay 10 percent of their revenues to artists, while the
Internet-based Pandora shelled out a staggering 50 percent of their revenues to artists.
Yes, royalties took up half of Pandora’s revenues, and FIT Radio is under the same fire.
This glaring difference is solely due to outdated royalty laws. Changing these unfair laws
is not only crucial to our existence and your enjoyment of the music we play, such a
change is now finally possible.
All you have do to is take a few minutes to call, email, or even Tweet your representative
(insert name and link here) to support the Internet Radio Fairness Act. Doing so will not
only help us continue to create the mixes you enjoy, contacting [your representative] will
help aspiring talented artists to have their music heard.

 

Thank you all for listening and for your support,

 

FIT Radio

 
 
 
 
 

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