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Ultra Music Festival: Check!

By superadmin,

 

The experiment is complete! The newbie has returned with all the details from Ultra Music Festival. With the love of electronic dance music growing in America recently, Ultra was the number one stop for all DJ lovers. Over 50,000 people were in attendance this year making moving around the seven stages very challenging. Upon arrival to the entrance the lines were so long I thought we would have to enjoy the concert from the other side of the fence. Once my crew and I were inside, we were a bit overwhelmed by the size of the park and stages. I first decided to go see Benny Benassi on the main stage, which was packed with people as far as the eye can see. It is really an awe inspiring moment when you see 25,000 people all jamming out to Benny Benassi like it’s a heavy metal show. After Benny, we spent our time walking around taking in little snippets of everybody’s sets until it was late and the fireworks began. By the end of day one I had a weird mix of feelings: confusion, happiness, excitement, and exhaustion.

Day two brought about a new round of adventures that I was more than willing to indulge and some very serious Miami heat. *Remember to always stay hydrated at Ultra because I witnessed one too many people go down from exhaustion and dehydration. The best set of day two would have to have been Avicii because of the very controversial Madonna appearance. Queen Madge came onto stage to declare her love for electronic music, promote her new album,  and claim that she has been coming to Ultra ”in spirit” for the past twelve years. To top off the mind-blowing experience, she proceeded to ask the crowd if anyone has seen molly. Molly is the street name for the drug MDMA, which is very similar to Madonna’s new album title MDNA. For the most part, day two was mainly dedicated to dubstep. All the heavy bass got my body moving and gave me a 7 hour cardio session!

Day three was the most uneventful as I could only stay for three hours because I was extremely late and overslept from the night before. However, I did manage to fit in a set by SBTRKT and Bassnectar. In the end, I must say that Ultra is an amazing experience that any EDM lover should try it out at least once. Plus, all my dancing in those three days made me lose seven pounds so add awesome workout to the description as well!

Exclusive FIT Radio DJ Interview: DJ Scene

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Have you ever wanted to get to know your favorite DJ on a deeper level? Well we did an interview with one of FIT Radio’s hottest DJs, DJ Scene! He’ll be coming to Atlanta and spinning live at Opera Nightclub (Saturday March 31st). So, read up, get the  inside scoop, and blast his mixes on FIT Radio while you’re getting ready to go out or ready to hit the gym!

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A Blog Post From One of Our Favorite FitFluential Trainers, Bonnie!

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Finding Motivation & FitRadio Love

February 29, 2012 in FitnessMotivationShout OutTrainingTRX | Tags: , | by 

Some scenarios for you on this “bonus” Leap Day:

I. The kids are at school after breakfasts were gobbled up and packed lunches were handed out. Your husband left for work after a quick kiss and a slap on the bum (just me?). There’s laundry to be done, dinner to think about, a friend to meet for coffee and miscellaneous errands to run. How do you get motivated and find the time to squeeze some exercise in during your day?

II. The day is dragging on. You’re feeling unmotivated and your energy is lacking as the afternoon slump rolls around at the office. Heading home to the couch sounds so much better than stopping off at the gym on your way home after such a long day. So how do you get yourself pumped up to move your body?

Motivation. We all need it to make changes in our lives and we all lose it from time to time. Many of us are intrinsically motivated while others need something external to get them going. I love movement so much that for me it’s less the issue of time and more about what and when (by the way, if you’re struggling with the what and the how, check out Tina’s post today about creating a workout planfor yourself! Great tips). But one of the reasons I’m in business as an in-home personal trainer is because many people have a hard time getting motivated; if I promise to show up at their door it’s a lot harder for them to skip a workout! ;)

Maybe you need a friend – a gym buddy, a spouse to get on board, someone to email back and forth for accountability. Perhaps you get fired up by reading books about ultra runners and all of a sudden your planned 5 mile run doesn’t seem so unattainable, or the fitness blogs you read inspire you to move and make better choices nutrition-wise.

While I move pretty easily most days, there are certainly times when my own personal motivation wanes and I’m left feeling like a kick in the pants to get moving. It’s in these times when I find myself turning to music as a great motivating tool to get me moving (most of you are nodding your heads in agreement, no strangers to moving music are you!).

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My iPod’s been broken for ages so I got used to not using music to get me going, and while I’ve used Grooveshark in the past for music in general, I couldn’t put good playlists together myself of motivating music. I’ve missed Pandora because it’s blocked in Canada and couldn’t find something with good dance beats. All of that changed, however, when I discovered FitRadio. This is a site that you can load on your computer OR take with you on the go (iPhone and Android phones) and is there to get.you.moving! I love that. :D

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You can create your own list of favorites or simply utilize the different stations they offer. My personal favorites? The FitFluential station, Top 40, and Indie Dance stations. You can also listen to music based on the DJ behind the tunes if you find a particular mix of music you like. Check out their blog for updates, articles on the different FitRadio DJs, and on FItRadio news.

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The GymBoss makes an appearance attached to the left top of my tank. Another great motivating tool I keep in my arsenal!

You can imagine my excitement, after using FitRadio for some time, upon receiving a great piece of mail from Lexi at FitRadio this week! I proudly sported this FitRadio racerback tank (my favorite style of workout tops!) for my own workout and to train clients in, spreading the word about this great motivational tool! I even wore it to my women’s Bible study at church too among the turtle necks and cute sweaters around the tables. ;)

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I love the logo down the center of the back and the sponsors positioned at the bottom of the tank. It’s cute, comfy, and fun to sport…So thanks a ton to FitRadiofor the cute shirt – I’ll keep rockin’ the station as I  need the motivation to move!

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My workout planner for clients, now graced with more than just my favorite TRXsticker! ;)

Are you internally motivated? If not, do you crank music to help get you moving? Ever tried FitRadio? Try it out and let me know what you think as a workout motivational tool!

Have a great workout Wednesday; work it out and be fit and inspired today! Use this “extra” day to do something great for yourself – move more, eat well, laugh a little and love deeply. Live well & be well friends,

Bonnie

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Read more posts by Bonnie at http://bonnielangfitness.com

Thank you Bonnie!! We <3 You!!!!!!!  We just added a TON of new mixes to the FitFluential Station. Enjoy!

-The FIT Radio Team

New Android App Version

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Hey, just to let everyone know, we just released a new version to the android market that cuts loading time down to about a Third of what it was before.

Download it Here!

Getting To Know Your Favorite FIT Radio DJs: DJ Ri

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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

Getting to Know Your Favorite FIT Radio DJs: DJ HOHME

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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

What's in Your Workout Playlist?

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The Rimby Report

Chris Rimby, Music Director

Welcome!  For my weekly blog, I will be calling attention to some of the best new mixes on FIT Radio.

In the Top40 Genre, check out DJ Christyle’s “Marry The Night”.  It features superb song selection and combines Pop remixes with the best new commercial vocal House hits.  Look forward to tracks from Katy Perry, Nervo, LMFAO, Usher and Avicii.

 

In the Electronic Genre, give DJ Vice’s “Earthquakey People” a spin.  It opens with the Dillon Francis moombahton remix of Steve Aoko’s “Earthquakey People” and moves its way to the Progressive House banger “Alive (Tommy Trash Remix)” by Dirty South & Thomas Gold.  This mix is a recent personal favorite of mine!

 

In the Hip Hop Genre, I’m feeling DJ Rapko’s “I’ma Boss”.  It opens up with the Yelawolf track “Hard White Remix”, moves on to Big Sean’s “Dance”, makes an old school nod to Too Short and closes with the club hit “Good Good Night” by Roscoe Dash.  This mix works great in the weight room!

FIT RADIO TIP: You can find mixes on demand by searching for a specific DJ under the DJ tab. Every mix they’ve produced will be listed under their name and is available on demand.

 

Just go ahead and call me Guinea.

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Cari Seaman, Social Media

The premise of my blog posts will basically involve me morphing into a guinea pig and trying out any compelling articles that I come across while tweeting for FIT Radio. These articles feature fun undertakings, such as getting a workout while working at the office by sitting on an exercise ball (to improve posture and strengthen your back/core). This is exactly what I did for an entire week last week! I made notes throughout the process as to how I was adapting to my new fangled “office chair”, and (I have to admit) I am thrilled that the experience of the balance ball is no more.

Looking back at my notes from Monday, I thought it was going to be a piece of cake… maybe even a little fun. Psh! When I got to the office that morning, I pumped up the ball with excitement and looked forward to regaining the posture I had in the days I danced ballet. Dirk, our tech guy, was pretty jealous and kept trying to (unsuccessfully) steal my ball throughout the day.

Some notes I made included, “It might not be a good idea to cross your legs, Cari”. I also jotted down that my back muscles were definitely engaged after the first hour, and by the end of the day, I was convinced I was getting SOME kind of workout (my back was feeling pretty sore and as the hours passed, the harder it got)! The week went by just like the last couple hours of that first day, slowly. It worked my back from between the shoulder blades to all the way down my lower back. However, there were no feelings of soreness in the abdominal region (sad, I know). “TGIF!” We have a shorter workday on Fridays, so when 4:45 PM rolled around that day, I was pumped to trade in the ball for a chair with actual back and arm rests (you really don’t know how much you miss something until it’s gone).

Next time, I will just incorporate the balance ball every so often instead of multiple days in a row. I am happy to report my posture has improved! I sit up straighter at my desk and my posture is even better when I walk. Today, I finally let Dirk have the balance ball; he was already back in his chair after 2 hours! 😉 Ha!

Stay tuned for my next blog post and make sure to follow @FITRadio on twitter so you can give me ideas on what to try next! Also, please feel free to leave comments!! Actually, please DO! 😀

Welcome to our NEW (around-the-clock) Blog!

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The FIT Radio office stays energized with hard work, new ideas, excitement, laughter, and (of course) music. We work together as a team, but within our team we have the perfect array of people and personalities, which we believe will make for very interesting blogging. We are all extremely busy, but we have decided to each take an hour or so out of the week to share our lives and information with the people we love the most, our users. This blog will take you behind the DJ Booth at one of the best nightclubs in the country, to a music conference in San Francisco, to keg-stands at a local fraternity house, to the streets of Vegas, to a meeting with Pauly D, and so on. Not only will we take you places, but we will teach you things (maybe even as we learn them) about Music, Technology, Fitness, Health, Business, and Media. This is the exciting life of working in a Music Startup. So, Follow our blog and check back with us daily!

Let me introduce you to our team…

 

Russell Greene, CEO

Boss, skipper, number one, numero uno, honcho, sachem. You will (occasionally) hear from Rusty when we have some really big news or information to share.

 

 

 


Lexi Bellassai, Director of Operations

This is me. I have been involved with FIT Radio since day 1 and couldn’t be more excited about where we are headed! My posts will feature FIT Radio news, events, and globe-trotting.

 

 

 

 

Carolyn Seaman, Social Media

Cari loves having fun and trying new things. She is a huge believer in the trial and error method, and her posts will feature the trials and tribulations she faces while testing out interesting health and fitness articles she comes across while tweeting about them to our fans. Be prepared to learn from her mistakes and accomplishments!

 

 


Chris Rimby
, Music Director

Dance Music Producer, Rimby, has been involved in music his whole life and is on a mission to spread great music throughout the world. His posts will feature reports on FIT Radio’s latest mixes, DJs, and anything else you need to know about music.

 

 

 

Dirk (yep just Dirk), Director of Technology and Development

Dirk keeps our printer working, phones up to date, and (much more importantly) our development on track! His posts will teach you little tricks on how to improve your cell phone, FIT Radio app, and anything technical that he thinks can improve your life with a simple push of a button.

 

 

 

 


Trey Smith
, Intern

Trey is one of our newest Interns at FIT Radio. Since growing up listening to music in his father’s record store, he has always wanted to be involved in some aspect of entertainment. His posts will give you an inside glimpse of the life of an 18 year-old working as an intern at a new, exciting startup company.

 

 


Joey Commander
, Intern

Joey is a GSU student studying journalism with a concentration in public relations. His posts will feature the world of communications and Internet Radio through the eyes of a young college student.