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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!”

Brandy

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Imagine Music Festival Takes Over Fit Radio

By Maire,

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Stream all of your favorite festival mixes right within the Fit Radio Workout Music app! 

 

Calling all EDM fans! We have just launched our new “Festival Station” on the Fit Radio app! 

 
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For the next few months, Imagine Music Festival will TAKEOVER the new Festival station on Fit Radio – bringing you exclusive, high-energy workout mixes to get you in the music festival spirit! With DJs like Adventure Club, Benny Benassi, Borgore, Dillon Francis, The Disco Biscuits, Excision, Nero, Gramatik, Zeds Dead, Steve Angello, and more – you can look forward to some amazing new mixes! See the full line up here.

 

Imagine Music Festival (IMF) is an electronic dance music festival held in Atlanta, Georgia. Voted Top 30 festival in the world by Fest300, and Top Ten Emerging Music Festivals by USA Today, the festival features multiple stages hosting the world’s top electronic musicians, DJ’s and bands along with captivating cirque style acts & performances.

 

When Imagine Music Festival arrives, the event will transport festival-goers to an immersive aquatic fairytale featuring multiple magnificent stages with world-class sound and lighting production.  Wander through fantastic atmospheres filled with mind-bending circus performers, mermaids, sea creatures, art installations, vendors and more, creating an unforgettable 360-degree experience.

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Check out the newest Festival mix, Hosted by Arque, “IMF 2016 Ep. 1-Arque.”

 

Imagine Festival will be taking place at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Atlanta, Ga from August 26-28th 2016. For more info and tickets, please visit: www.imaginefestival.com

How to Boost Your Metabolism at Any Age

By Maire,

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A Faster Metabolism at Any Age

The secret? Eating more often, sleeping longer, and spending less time working out (really!).

You’d like to do something—anything—to speed up your metabolism, but it’s out of your control. Right? Not quite. Although genetics and your age both play a role, recent studies suggest you have plenty of say over how well your metabolism—which involves your body’s ability to break down food into usable energy—functions.

In fact, you can all but negate the metabolic slowdown that happens after 40 by tweaking your diet, exercise, and sleep habits. “Think of your body as an engine—your metabolism is the rate at which your engine runs,” explains Scott Isaacs, MD, an endocrinologist in Atlanta and author of Hormonal Balance: How to Lose Weight By Understanding Your Hormones and Metabolism. “By making adjustments to these three elements, you can actually make your engine rev higher.”

The eating and exercise plans on these pages were designed to keep your metabolism humming to the tune of up to 10 pounds off in 21 days. Read on for the keys to not only losing, but losing for good.
Key 1: Eat early
Your basal metabolic rate—the number of calories your body burns at rest—is based on things like age, height, and body type, so there isn’t much you can do to alter it. But there is a lot you can do to change the number of calories you burn above that, beginning with your diet. Specifically: Eat breakfast.

We already know the reasons you may not want to (you don’t have the time/energy/stomach for it), but leaving for work on an empty stomach is like hitting the pause button on your metabolism. Here’s why: When your brain senses your stomach is empty, it sends a message to your cells to conserve energy in case another meal doesn’t arrive. In other words, your body holds onto the fat stored in your cells instead of helping you burn it off.

“Breakfast triggers a process called thermogenesis, where the body signals the brain to activate the metabolic process of turning food into energy,” says Mark Hyman, MD, author ofThe Blood Sugar Solution.
Key 2: Eat often
To keep your metabolism humming, Dr. Hyman suggests eating small meals every three or four hours. Aim to make each of those meals at least one-quarter protein—whether it’s animal protein, beans, or dairy, says Marissa Lippert, RD, who designed the eating plan on page 39. A recent study in the journal Neuron suggests that consuming protein stimulates the cells responsible for switching on the body’s calorie-burning mechanism.

Foods high in sugar and processed carbs, on the other hand, can lead to another problem: insulin resistance. “As we get older, it’s crucial to pay attention to how much sugar we’re consuming,” says Diane Kress, RD, author of The Metabolism Miracle. “Too much messes with your metabolism by causing your body to store extra calories as fat.”

 

Key 3: Sweat off the weight
Even more important? Exercise. “Not only does it affect your metabolism while you’re doing it, but research shows you can keep burning calories up to 24 hours after you finish because your metabolism stays elevated,” Dr. Isaacs says.

That’s especially true if you challenge yourself: A new study in the journal Cell Metabolismsuggests that intense bouts of exercise can “turn on” genes responsible for energy metabolism. Researchers found that the activation of these fat- burning genes was higher in cyclists who pedaled at 80 percent of their aerobic capacity versus those who did a more moderate cycling session at 40 percent. So although you can’t permanently change your DNA (if only!), experts say exercise can fire up certain genes that initiate the fat-burning process.

Exercise is particularly helpful once you pass the age of 40, when your metabolism naturally begins to slow down. Experts used to believe it slowed due to an inevitable loss of muscle mass. However, a study in the journal The Physician and Sports Medicine found that fit women ages 41 to 81 who continued to exercise four to five times a week as they got older had little change in body composition. The real reason you lose muscle with age? You stop using it. “We now know that women who keep up a regular vigorous fitness routine don’t experience the metabolic decrease,” Dr. Isaacs says.

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Key 4: Sleep away the pounds
No, it’s not your imagination. Too little sleep can cause you to gain—and not just because you’re spending those extra waking hours in front of the TV nursing a bag of chips. Research suggests that people who sleep two-thirds of their usual amount (five hours instead of eight, say) eat an average of 549 extra calories the following day without realizing it. Experts believe this is because too few zzz’s upset the balance of important appetite-regulating hormones.

But that’s not all: A Swedish study found that even one night of disrupted sleep can cause the body to burn up to 20 percent fewer calories the following day. “Sleep deprivation impacts multiple hormones related to metabolism,” Dr. Isaacs says. “Resistance to leptin—a hormone that regulates body weight—increases, while levels of ghrelin, a hormone that signals to your brain that you’re hungry, also increase.”

Aim for seven to eight hours of pillow time a night, advises Dr. Hyman. “Just a small change in your sleep schedule can make a big difference in your health.” Not to mention your ability to burn calories.

 

(Article Source: Health.com)

Fit Radio T-Shirts Are Now Available

By Maire,

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Get Your Fit Radio Swag!

Rep your love for Fit Radio with our brand new T-Shirt designs available for purchase! 

Click here to shop the entire collection.

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Fit Radio DJ Spotlight: DJ Euphoria

By Maire,

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This week, we had a chance to sit down with DJ Euphoria and ask him a couple questions. Here is what he had to say:

 

1. How would you best describe yourself in three words?

Honest , Friendly, and Ambitious.

 

2. What is the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you?

It was picture day in middle school and my mom decided she was going to start cutting my hair herself. Let’s just say, I came out looking like I went to a blind barber. She still made me go to school wearing a hat, but little did she know hats weren’t allowed at school. (Like I told her!) I got called so many names that day and ended up getting my head shaved completely bald. We didn’t purchase the pictures that year. 😉

 

3. Who is or was your celebrity crush?

Shailene Woodley

 

4. If you could read minds, whose would you want to read?

DJ AM – his music selection and live mashups were unreal. A true legend.

 

5. What is the most important thing to you when you make a mix for Fit Radio?

I always put myself in the user’s shoes. I make sure that a listener would love to listen to the mix over and over and look forward to more.

 

Learn more about DJ Euphoria and listen to his latest mixes here.

What's in Your Workout Playlist?

By superadmin,

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.

By superadmin,

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!

By superadmin,

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.

 

 

 

There's an Armband for That!

By superadmin,

A message from Cari, A FIT Radio Promo Girl & Social Media Guru

Before I joined the rest of humanity and got a smart phone, I honestly thought my workouts were great; I was enthusiastic and motivated and thought I pushed myself hard enough to make a difference. Boy, was I wrong. This past weekend, September 9th to be exact, I became a proud owner of an iPhone 4. Yes, me, Cari, the girl who has been promoting a smart phone app for nearly 8 months, can finally boast about actually being able to use the app! I always listen to FIT Radio while I work at the office, however, I’ve never actually been able to enjoy it for its original intention (to amp your workout) until now.

I brought my brand new smart phone with me to the gym with my mixes favorited and ready to go. However, I was without a trusty armband to keep my little baby safe. Seeing numerous cracked smart phones, I was super paranoid of the thought of this happening to me. Needless to say, I kept the arm flailing to a minimum and rested my iPhone in the cup holder on the machine.

During my workouts, I typically start with a little warm up on the stationary bike and try to burn a few cals and get my HR up a bit to kick start the gym sesh. I’m kinda lazy, so my goal is to burn about 50 calories in no specific amount of time at level 7. Mind you, I generally listen to whatever Top 40 tunes are playing on the radio. Last night, I was on the stationary bike and chose to listen to a favorite mix of mine, Top 40 vol. 6 by Chris Rimby (an oldie but a goodie in my book), and all of a sudden I thought, “screw level seven, let’s go nine!” And so up to level nine I went. I’m sure anybody reading this is like whoa big whoop, 2 levels. But really, for music to give you that kind of motivation is kinda cool; it’s just a song! It gets better. As I get up to 50 calories, and I’ve got a solid HR of 157 and think “kk, time to get off and go row” (my newest obsession), it happened again. One of my favorite songs, I Am No Angel by Wynter Gordon, comes on and I have a sudden urge to go harder and longer on the stinking stationary bike, just as I was about to hop off and call it quits! I got through the rest of the song burning about 75 calories and was pretty proud of myself for the little extra umph.

Now, onto the rowing machine… Again, I am faced with the iPhone flying to it’s death I. tried putting it in my shorts (don’t get grossed out, you would have tried it too) and that was not going to work with the type of movement my legs do while rowing so I put it in the next best spot, right between the girls in my sports bra. It worked fine but as you can imagine, not super easy access. I bent over to put my water down and I was kinda nervous it was going to slip out of my shirt and at this point I was trying to conjure an armband out of thin air. But, I figured as long as I stay upright the phone would be safe enough.

I am happy to say FIT Radio greatly improved the quality of my workout. However, if you are having the same issue of not knowing where to put your phone or ipod touch, pick up an armband. I ordered a TuneBand, and it worked great! On the treadmill, I was able to fully concentrate on my workout without having to worry about accidentally dropping my phone. It was super easy to navigate FIT Radio while on the machines, and I ran a solid 3 miles at 6.5 🙂 Woohoo!

You can pick up a TuneBand or something similar on Amazon.com

Our FIT Radio Office Runs on Red Bull, Daily.

By superadmin,

 

FIT Radio recently partnered up with Red Bull to help host and promote the Red Bull Thre3Style Event: A World Renowned DJ Competition (Crossing Every Ocean!).

Let me start off by saying, here at FIT Radio, we are avid Red Bull drinkers (by this, I mean we have CASES of Red Bull in our office at any given moment). No lie. So, of course, we all wanted to start flying around the office when we heard the news that we were partnering up with Red Bull. Not only were we excited to work with Red Bull, but we were also pumped to have a number of our own DJs be invited to compete in the competition.

As our DJs got ready for their 15 minutes under the spotlight, our Marketing Team got buzzing. On the night of the event, 1,870 people came out to participate in the “dance floor mayhem” this event promised to produce. I can assure you, this promise did not fall short. The dance floor was packed; all you could see was a sea of people from the stage to the wall.

It was a night full of energy (We can thank the “Red Bull Perfect Pour” for that!) and, yes, mayhem. The crowd went nuts when they heard a song they loved, and they all joined in to cheer on and support their favorite DJs. All in all, it was a night to remember – especially for the DJs who participated. They all rocked it out! And, I am happy to point out, a number of our FIT Radio DJs placed in the competition!

Placed: 1st) DJ Jelly,  2nd) DJ KO, and  3rd) DJ Chris Rimby.Great job guys!

FIT Radio has put together a Red Bull Thre3Style Station playing mixes from DJs who competed in the event. Check it out, and, of course, tell your friends!

DJ Jelly will go on to Vegas to compete in the National Final. The winner from National will then go on to compete in the Final Competition against 9 other countries in Vancouver, Canada in December. Good Luck Jelly; Atlanta will be rooting for you!

 
SEE THE EVENT!

Some Insider Information: Working with Red Bull. We cannot say enough wonderful things about the experience we had in working with Red Bull and our Red Bull Event Marketing Manager, Michael Vaughn. Everything ran seamlessly from the very beginning, and you could tell it was not Michael’s “first rodeo”. The event turned out to be a complete success. We look forward to working with the professionals at Red Bull again in the future.

See more photos from this event: FIT Radio Facebook Page