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Recap: Night Nation Run Toronto with DJ Scuffs

By Maire,

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Last week Fit Radio DJ, DJ Scuffs took the Fit Radio stage at Night Nation Run in Toronto – The World’s first-ever Running Music Festival.

 

We had a chance to catch up with DJ Scuffs after the event and here is what he had to say:

Q: What was the Night Nation Run event like?

A: It was a super dope event. So much energy from start to finish. Essentially, it’s a big music festival with a 5K race course going through it. There are multiple sounds and DJs playing all day and through the night with some DJs actually positioned on the course to help keep you pumped and moving all the way to the main stage.

 

Q: Fill in the blank: DJing at Night Nation Run Toronto was _______.

A: An amazing experience, a cool concept, and one of the best events I’ve ever played at and been a part of.

 

Q: When you create a Fit Radio mix, what do you always make sure to do?

A: I always make sure it’s a perfect combination of style, fun, energy, and it keeps you wanting more.

 

Learn more about Night Nation Run and find upcoming runs near you hereFit Radio users get an exclusive $25 admission price (60% off the regular ticket pricing) using the coupon code FITRADIO at checkout for ALL RACES! Click here to find a Night Nation Run near you!

Fit Radio Success Story – Meet Brandy M.

By Maire,

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Meet Brandy M. Brandy just ran the longest distance of her life (without stopping) all thanks to Fit Radio. Here is her story:

“I did it! I officially ran the longest distance I ever have before (without) stopping! Just did a 10k (6.2 miles) and finished in about an hour at a 10.5 minute mile, which I am extremely happy with! My “personal record” had nothing to do with time, it was simply to FINISH, ideally without stopping, which I DID!!! The Texas heat is no joke in the middle of the afternoon. It was HOT, I was tired and I already worked out at did weights at the gym this morning.

BUT I bought this beautiful diamond finishers medal to do a “virtual run” with some of my ADPi sisters who live in different places. I told myself I would run a 10k for the medal before my 15k next weekend, so today was the day that it was NOW OR NEVER! (I even had the willpower to not open the medal package until I finished my run!)

The trail was really empty today so it made it MUCH HARDER to run and at the halfway point I was TIRED! I knew that I could stop and walk because no one would know but me… But I wanted to prove to myself that I could do this run, alone, without stopping. Talk about SELF MOTIVATION & DISCIPLINE!

Although my body was tired I knew it was MIND that I had to convince to keep going so I kept telling myself “This is so easy”, “You’ve got this girl”, “Be proud of yourself”, “Keep going”, “You’re almost there”… Positive self talk really helped and I have my yoga practice to thank for that.
Just know that if you want to do something, YOU CAN DO IT. I was not a runner before I took on this challenge, but I was determined & motivated… That’s what it takes. Set new goals, determine how to achieve them & then take action to make your goals turn into accomplishments! I couldn’t have done it without Fit Radio!”

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Recap: Night Nation Run Los Angeles with Fit Radio DJ Kerry Glass

By Maire,

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Last week Fit Radio DJ, DJ Kerry Glass took to the Fit Radio stage at Night Nation Run in Los Angeles – The World’s first-ever Running Music Festival.

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We had a chance to sit down with Mr. DJ Kerry Glass about the event and here is what he had to say:

Q: How was your overall experience DJ-ing at the Fit Radio Stage at Night Nation Run in LA?
A: My experience was amazing from the time I arrived until the time I left. The entire Night Nation Run staff was friendly and extremely accommodating. The crowd was probably one of the happiest and most excited crowds I have ever seen in my life. 5 Stars!
 
Q: What was different about performing at this event?

A: The ENERGY from the crowd was insane throughout the entire event. Whatever interaction you gave to the crowd, they would give right back to you ten fold.

 

Q: Would you recommend our Fit Radio Fam take part in the NNR events?
A: Everything about NNR was AWESOME! From their friendly staff, to their impressive stage production to the incredible audience. I 100% recommend in taking part of the event and hope to be a part of it again in the years to come. NNR Rocks!
 
Learn more about Night Nation Run and find upcoming runs near you here! Fit Radio users get an exclusive $25 admission price (60% off the regular ticket pricing) using the coupon code FITRADIO at checkout for ALL RACES! Click here to find a Night Nation Run near you!
 
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Fit Radio Has Partnered With Night Nation Run

By Maire,

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Experience Fit Radio DJs DJ Kerry Glass in Los Angeles and DJ Scuffs in Toronto on the Fit Radio Stages this July at Night Nation Run! The World’s First Running Music Festival will journey you through an illuminated racecourse to multiple on-course performance stages, each with its own unique, exhilarating party, finishing with an explosive main-stage after-party featuring top headliner DJ’s and special guest celebrity performers!

FitRadio users get an exclusive $25 admission price (60% off the regular ticket pricing) using the coupon code FITRADIO at checkout for ALL RACES! Click here to find a Night Nation Run near you!

 

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Pump Up The Jam – Positive Effects of Music on Exercise

By Maire,

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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.

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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.

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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!)

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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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Jump on the Glow-in-the-Dark Bandwagon Already!

By superadmin,

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!

 

 

Electric Run ATL Recap!

By superadmin,

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

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Night Races Making Waves: The Electric Run 5k

By superadmin,

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!

 

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!!!

The Color Run: "Great Success! Very Nice!"

By superadmin,


FIT Radio was invited to provide music for the Finish Line at The Color Run this past weekend at Piedmont Park in Atlanta. Since we all talked about how exciting it looked months before while we sat in the office, we were all thrilled to receive the opportunity to partner up with such a unique race. We brought out a team of Promo Girls with FIT Radio stencils and neon orange paint; as the girls ran around tagging people, they also got in on the action (see Abby, a FIT Radio promo girl, covered in paint to the left).

 

The Color Run was something none of us have ever seen before! It honestly was the Happiest 5K you could ever run! There were people playing around with colored powder everywhere, throwing it in the air, as they danced with their friends. The energy of the crowd was incredible! We may be a little biased, but we believe that it had something to do with our FIT Radio DJ Rimby who was providing non-stop, high-energy music throughout the entire event. All-in-all, it was a great day, and the most fun we have ever had promoting FIT Radio. Kudos to The Color Run for such a great idea!

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