A quick lesson about Wifi Vs. 3G/4G
Since more and more providers are switching to smaller data plans, I would suggest using wifi whenever possible (even when checking your email). Wifi will keep your battery from draining as well. The only time you should turn off your wifi signal is when you are on the move (ie running through the park, driving in your car, etc.). This will keep your phone from trying to pick up every signal you pass.
Today I thought I would share how we troubleshoot. A helpful and responsive user contacted me today because their FIT Radio App kept freezing. The reason: Out of Data. Here’s the conversation:
Hello Everyone! I’ve been busy prepping some big changes that are going to make the site and mobile apps 10x better! Can you say apps that load in a fraction of the time? You will be able to soon!
For now, I do need to address this as I see it frequently. If you’re not using an HTC EVO, then move along, there’s nothing to see here. If you have an HTC EVO (which was my first android) and would like to fix streaming problems with FIT Radio and possibly other apps, then… More
FIT Radio flew DJ Ri (pronounced rye) and Craig Smoove to Atlanta back in December to spin at one of the Top 3 Nightclubs in the country, Opera Nightclub. A little bit during and after their set, FIT Radio’s Music Director, Chris Rimby, had a chance to hang out with them and said they were pretty cool dudes… we couldn’t agree more! With so much going on like iClub blowing up and a never ending schedule of events to spin, DJ Ri doesn’t let it all get to his head. He is your typical California boy who enjoys kickin’ it at the pier or surfing some waves. And after the interview we found he’s got a bit of an adventurous side to him as well! Read on to discover more about one of our favorite FIT Radio DJs, DJ Ri… More
Watch this video for a little added motivation! #AmpYourNewYear
Hey gang, not sure if you know what some of my responsibilities entail at the FIT Radio office but a lot of it deals with tweeting about interesting fitness, music, and technology related articles. Since I have worked with FIT, you can imagine the amount of articles I read daily. This week I am reading up on, you guessed it, New Years Resolution articles! I found that there are so many out there that talk about weight-loss, or health, or even just self improvement. I picked my top three that touch on all of these topics:
It’s the cruelest of weight-loss conundrums: The closer you get to your ideal weight, the tougher it is to reach it, says L.A.-based celebrity trainer Holly Perkins. More
Chris Rimby, Music Director
The Rimby Report
Hello Fit Radio fans! We’ve got some great new mixes to tell you about this week.
In the Electronic Genre make sure to give Maxwell Dillin’s mix “Mode” a spin. Huge & inspiring house anthems await you!
The Top 40 Genre sees a new addition to FIT Radio: Chris Anthony. His mix “The Workout Plan” is a compelling mix of mainstream remixes and commercial house. Get your new years resolution started NOW!
In Hip Hop DJ Ikon is at it again with his newest mix “Good Good Night”. Nothing but bangers in this mix! Get in the gym and move some weight around to this!
It has been a really big month for all of us here at FIT Radio. Along with being nominated in the Top 7 Best Music Service/Apps in the World by Mashable (right next to Pandora and Spotify), we’ve gotten mentioned in an article on Mashable and Yahoo News titled, “7 Cool Digital Projects and Apps We Learned About From the Mashable Awards“.
Other than this and staying in touch with our users, we have all been working very hard to get our new Website launched!! You can all look forward to a whole new design along with many new features. 🙂 Get excited!!!!
Carolyn Seaman, Social Media
This post is for the ladies! (sorry boys)
Being that we work in the Music, Nightclub, and Fitness industry, New Years Eve is a HUGE DEAL to all of us here at FIT Radio. As you can imagine, this week has been extremely busy for all of us. We’ve been running around trying to get ready for DJ sets, the new release of our website, seeing our families for the holidays, and every other imaginable task that continually transpires. However, like I said, NYE is a big deal, so we had to make a blog post about it. GETTING READY FOR YOUR NIGHT ON THE TOWN: A NYE TO NEVER FORGET
I am going to break this down into topics that every standard NYE prep itinerary should cover. 🙂
Tame that Holiday Weight Gain!
Do you find yourself wondering, “wtf was I thinking eating all that fattening food on Christmas?? How am I going to fit into my NYE dress?!” SarahFit (a popular FitFluential Ambassador)’s Guide to losing 5 lbs by the weekend! Watch: Sarah’s Video Guide
“I have absolutely nothing to wear!”
I know I spent a bit more than I would have liked this year on gifts and my NYE dress budget is super limited. However, that doesn’t mean I don’t want to look absolutely amazing! Check out affordable *designer* NYE dresses at Rent the Runway!! “It’s couture without the cost” Time not on your side to wait for a delivery? No problem! Stylish, fun dresses for a girl on a budget can be found at most any mall… Peruse Forever 21’s site to get an idea of what you’ll be looking for in the stores.
REMEMBER to listen to FIT Radio while you get ready for some extra INSPIRATION! 🙂 I would suggest anything by DJ Vice and DJ Scene!
What are the latest and greatest trends that people are rocking this NYE?
Lauren Conrad and her style guru team have a great site to inspire! Take heed with The Beauty Department’s never ending style ideas from makeup and hair tutorials to accessories and nail polish designs! *Also, nothing says festive like shimmering metallic make-up! Check out theses 5 gorgeous, glistening holiday makeup looks on Glamour!
*Here’s a tip* START EARLY Take the time to pamper yourself and practice new make-up ideas and/or hairstyles before NYE day/night. Practice makes perfect, and you don’t want to be late for the countdown and perfecting that smokey eye takes a little time! And while we’re on the topic of makeup, be sure to brush up on the Do’s and Don’ts of Glitter. More
Chris Rimby, Music Director
Greetings! We had another great week of mix submittals this week at FIT Radio.
To get things going everybody’s favorite Hip Hop DJ, Dizzy K, makes his return with “Dec. 7 Chart Top”. This is what it means to drop bangers!
In the Party genre we see another ATL superstar: Danny M. His blend of huge club anthems will have you blowing up your workout for real, son!
In the Electronic genre DJ Ri comes strong with “iClub EDM 92”. Incidentally, Dj Ri will be spinning tonight at Opera Nightclub with fellow FIT Radio djs Craig Smoove and RiMbY!
Have a great weekend and keep your heart rates UP with FIT Radio!
FIT Radio just got nominated in the Top 7 for Best Music Service/App on Mashable.com right along with Pandora, Spotify, Rdio, Rhapsody, and Grooveshark. Maybe you’ve heard of them? This is a huge honor and an incredible opportunity for us! All of us here at FIT Radio would like to thank all of our fans for their support!! We couldn’t have done this without you. There are only 8 more days left of voting, so VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!
Lexi Bellassai, Director of Operations
Getting to know your favorite FIT Radio DJs…
FIT Radio flew DJ HOHME down to Atlanta back in July to spin at one of the Top 3 Nightclubs in the Country, Opera Nightclub. Before his set, we took him out to dinner for a little pre-gaming. During dinner and while he was down here, we all got to know him a bit. We were quickly blown away by how humble and courteous he was… must be those North Western roots! During his set, the FIT Radio Team and I partied in an Opera Box; We had a blast! HOHME has great energy behind the decks, and he really knows how to make sure everyone on the dance floor is having a good time.
I recently received the opportunity to chat with him and ask him a few questions. Here is what he had to say…
Where is your favorite place to spin? Anywhere people go specifically to let go and dance. I’d say my recent favorites have to be my sets at Burning Man back in early September, a private beach party in Rincon, Puerto Rico in October as well as my set at Opera Nightclub in Atlanta back in July.
Where are you from? Originally, I’m from Southern Oregon, but I went to school and lived in LA for nearly 7 years. Also, I lived in Beijing for about 6 months.
Where do you live now? I’m currently based in NYC, specifically the East Village.
How did you come up with the idea for your iPad DJ MixBoard App? I was looking for a way to make my DJ efforts as mobile as possible, and having to bring/rely on turntables/cdjs at every event was not something I wanted to do…so I took all the main features I use the turntable for and designed them into the interface of the app. Now I can control basically everything I ever did with a turntable wirelessly on my iPad.
What was the hardest part about launching the iPad app? The hard part was designing it in a way that included everything i needed (gain, effects, loops, cues, pitch control). Other than that, considering it’s based on open-source framework off an existing app, I didn’t really have to worry about launching it at all (which is why I ended up giving it out for free download). More