The holiday season is upon us! A time of cheer, family & friends, and gorging ourselves until we feel sick. Temperatures are dropping making you less likely to head outside for a walk or run, and relatives are visiting which can raise stress levels and increase your cravings. To top it all off, calorie-laden foods like cookies, pies, gravy, stuffing, green bean casserole – insert delicious fatty food here – are on the menu! And yet, we are expected to turn around on New Year’s Day, shove that winter weight into some spandex, and change everything? Fat chance – no pun intended. Set yourself up for success this winter with these 3 simple tips.
My name is Justin D Quackenbush. I’m 36 years old and I live in Manhattan. I am a professional actor, singer and entertainer working mainly in live theatre. In this profession, I have to go where the work is – which means often working regionally, away from my home gym and group fitness etc. I rely on a strong body in my line of work, but like everyone else -the stresses of life have occasionally disrupted my fitness routine. In September of 2017, I was temporarily uprooted from my life in NYC due to some emergency circumstances, and in the process lost my routine and watched the weight creep on. By November 2017, I was weighing in at 210 lbs.
We had a chance to catch up with Fit Radio DJ, Justin Hickman to ask him a few questions about his all-time favorite DJ moments, where he draws inspiration, and his process for creating the perfect Fit Radio mix. (We also learned some interesting things about him along the way…) Here’s what he had to say.
Attention EDM listeners! Imagine Music Festival is having their annual takeover of Fit Radio’s “Festival” Station. Here you can find some of the most High Energy EDM, of all styles, by some of the biggest DJ’s playing the event! With Imagine less than 20 days away, we are here to highlight the best mixes to get you motivated into the weekend.
My name is LaDonna Willis. I turned 40 this year and am a wife, mother, and recently became a “Gramma” to the most beautiful grandson in the whole world! When I’m not working as a rural health clinic administrator, I enjoy family time, reading, wine, the outdoors, and working out. I’ve not always considered myself to be athletic; that mindset began the year I turned 35.
Hi Fit Radio! This is Taryn, your Fit Flow yoga teacher. I grew up in Portland, Oregon, playing sports competitively. I didn’t start practicing yoga consistently until 2014 when I was training for my first half marathon. My coach at the time (Fit Radio’s very own Coach Bianca…more on that another time!) recommended that I take yoga classes a couple times a week to help prevent injury. After witnessing first hand the physical and mental benefits yoga had to offer, I decided I wanted to learn more. I dove into studying the timeless practice, completing 500 hours of yoga teacher training.
My name is Dr. Shubhrat Misurya. All my life I have been overweight by about 176 lbs. In the year 2016-2017 I gained another 44 lbs of pure fat…now, I was 220 lbs & OBESITY CLASS 2. This put me at a very high risk of hypertension and diabetes and I already had depression. I was absolutely miserable, afraid for my life. Here’s how Fit Radio gave me HOPE, success & helped me turn my life around.
My name is Sophia Perez. When I help my clients, I make sure they download the Fit Radio app. I’m a huge dog lover and I spend most of my time outdoors playing with them. I have 3 dogs who live with me and my husband in Austin, Texas. I’m obsessed with the music scene, laid-back atmosphere, and the amazing running trails near the lake in Austin.
I joined the fitness community about 2 years ago because I was tired of feeling uncomfortable in my own skin. When I reached 193 lbs at 5’4 I knew I needed to do something. I needed a good playlist to help motivate me and had no luck making my own. I came across Fit Radio and my workout didn’t feel like a workout. It was fun!