Four Standout Benefits of Interval Training

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If you’re currently wishing for a workout that’s quick, effective, and simple, you’ve come to the right place! High Intensity Interval Training, aka HIIT, is all the rage right now, and rightfully so. Here are 4 standout reasons why you should make interval training part of your workout routine!

1. Interval training is super efficient

While 40 minutes of running on the treadmill or outside can do wonders, HIIT training maintains all of the benefits of a long cardio workout but whittles it down to about 20 minutes (or less!).

2. It’s great for weight loss

By training in intervals, you’re getting your heart rate up faster and in quick short bursts which makes this technique your metabolism’s new BFF.

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3. It keeps working even after you do

The trick to keep your body working out long after you’ve finished your gym sesh is an optimized heart rate. The more exercise your ticker gets, the more blood flow throughout your body. 20 minutes of intense sprint work can keep your heart working (at least) 45 minutes after you’ve left the gym = more calories burned

 

4. It does wonders for your heart

If you haven’t noticed yet, there’s a recurring theme here and it’s all about the star of your cardiovascular system, your heart. The more exercise you get, the better your heart, the better your body functions overall! The best part is that all of this and more can be achieved in just 20 minutes a day, talk about zero excuses!

 

Here are some workout ideas for your next HIIT session:

7 High-Intensity Workouts that Take 20 Minutes or LESS

8 AMAZING FAT-BURNING INTERVALS

Interview with Red Bull Thre3 Style Atlanta Champion DJ EU! #KeEsLaKe

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We caught up with 2013′s Red Bull Thre3Style  Atlanta champion, DJ EU, to get a little insight on this year’s goals, what makes him stand out from the rest, and also a tiny look inside of some of the crazy things DJs do to get the crowd moving, check it out!

 

Q: Aside from winning, what was your favorite part from last year’s Thre3Style competition?
A: Meeting so many great DJs during and after the battle.

 

Q: Is there anything you plan on doing differently this year?
A: I plan on making it to the Finals.

 

Q: What advice would you give this year’s participating DJs?
A: Make sure your set reflects your style as a DJ & be unique.

 

Q: Do you have a favorite track that you like to keep in your back pocket to get the crowd going?
A: I have this routine that brings the latin element into my routine. Love doing it, it brings flavor into my set. Shhhh!

 

Q: Do you drink while you spin? If so, what is your beverage of choice?
A: I try not to drink while I’m DJ’ing, but if I do it’s usually Vodka RedBull or Beer. Also water, very important to hydrate.

 

Q: How do you feel about people in the DJ booth? Posse or no posse?
A: I don’t mind it as long as they don’t hit, spill, or push anything regarding the DJ’s set up or the light guy.

 

Q: What’s your craziest DJ booth story?
A: A girl bought a champagne bottle and sprayed it toward me. Got on the turntables and a little on my laptop. Music kept playing.

 

Q: What made you want to get back into the Red Bull 3Style?
A: I want to defend the title & also make it further into the competition this year. I also want to put Atlanta on the map. Not so much in the Hip-Hop aspect that it is already recognized for. I want to be that “Atlanta DJ” that has residencies in Vegas.

 

Q: Would you rather play YMCA or The Electric Slide? Your life depends on it, you have to choose.
A: YMCA but why not the Macarena?

 

Q: What is the most you’ve been paid to play a song? And do you remember what song it was?
A: Between $100 – $200. One was Justin Bieber’s – Baby & Nas – Hate Me Now.

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Stay tuned for news and updates on all things DJ EU and the 2014 Atlanta Red Bull Thre3Style competition on our social media!

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“Nothing will work unless you do.”

These famous words spoken by the late Maya Angelou are part of what inspired today’s post.  Recently, I’ve been noticing more and more people and news stories talking about the newest “quick fix” and “fat busters” to shed weight for summer. It started about 2 weeks ago when a Facebook ad caught my eye. It was an ad for a miracle, all natural ingredient proven to melt away fat. Typically, I don’t even entertain these ads but something else made me think this product could be different from the thousands of others promising the same results. It was being promoted by someone who I thought was a reputable source. The infamous Dr. OZ not only backed this ingredient, but featured a demonstration of how it works on his show. I thought, “this must be a new health break through if Dr. OZ is willing to back it up and give it his stamp of approval!” The secret ingredient to burning fat, according to Dr. OZ, is called Garcinia Cambogia. It toutes appetite-suppressant and fat-blocking abilities.   The active ingredient in Garcinia Cambogia is called hydroxycitric acid (HCA), and researchers claim that HCA can double or triple one’s weight loss.

I can totally agree with everyone that this would be awesome; no more sweating profusely in the name of a tight tushie and flat stomach.  Now I can sweat as much or as little as I’d like AND eat all the things?! It’s a no brainer right? Here is the gut wrenching/inevitable bubble bursting moment: it’s currently unclear if these effects actually occur in humans. Which also leads me to believe that if there isn’t research to back-up it’s effects in humans, how the heck are we supposed to know if it’s even safe?!

Just this morning, Good Morning America covered a story on a new syrup that is being marketed as a new way to lose weight called Yacon Syrup. This product is also promoted by Dr. OZ (wth is this guy’s deal?!) as an all natural and easy way to drop pounds quickly. The story had an interview with a nutritionist expert who said while this syrup might actually have redeeming qualities, they come at a cost, one of them being gastrointestinal complications. YUCK.

 

 

These are just two examples of the scams out there trying to give people hope to achieve their dream bodies without actually having to put forth physical effort. It’s just not feasible. Not only is it unrealistic, but products that claim themselves all natural or fat busting just are not either of those. If they are at all effective, it doesn’t last and it at what cost does it take to put your body through it?

 

Well I have some good news, we here at FIT Radio have actually discovered something that does in fact work and can have long lasting results. It has been proven (yes, I said proven) to NATURALLY increase energy levels, serotonin (that feel good chemical your brain emits), improve your immune system and promotes more restful nights. What we’ve discovered also helps with your overall outlook on life which comes with a slew of benefits (professional, romance, and self empowerment). However, there is one downside. This nutritional breakthrough is only available to those who want it badly enough. If you haven’t already figured out what I’m describing through deductive reasoning then I’ll make it simple: it’s exercise. Like everything else in life, if you really want something, you have to pay for it. Whether it be with health risks, money, sweat, and or time, it’s ultimately a trading game this life we lead. Now, I’m not going to get all dark and deep on you, I’m going to tell you what you don’t want to hear but also provide you with a fun easy solution. “Nothing will work unless you do.” You can take all the supplements, all the expensive juice cleanses, and all the heart pounding, horse tranquilizer sized extracts you want. But the reality is this, nothing works better (best for the overall health of your body and well-being) than good old fashioned exercise and balanced diet. You heard me. And not because you just read it in this post a couple seconds ago but because you knew the answer all along. So, I’ll spare you the list of workouts and obvious tips on how to cut back on unhealthy food (put down the cheetos and go for a walk/jog/run). People already know the answer. What I think people lack is proper and consistent motivation. Zig Ziglar said it best: “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” The FIT Radio app provides just that, all you have to do is just turn the dang thing on. We even provide motivational quotes the play on top of the music to help push you further if you so choose to hear them. Like everything else in your life, it’s up to you. So if you’re ready to get what you want, we’re ready to help motivate you to reach and see passed your goals.

Who’s Ready For a Pool Party?!

It’s warming up outside (for some of you!) Which means:

warmer temperatures + less clothing = pool parties!

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Here’s what you do, go to the website: www.fitradio.com or open our app on your iPhone, Android, or BlackBerry and head to the Stations tab. There, you will find the Pool Party station and you are all set! Now all you have left to do is  get those poolside bevs on ice, push play and party!

T.B.T. + A Dash of Southern Comfort = Today’s Mix Post!!

It’s Throw Back Thursday and you know what that means, blasts from the past are taking over your timelines and news feeds! So shouldn’t they be doing the same thing to your earbuds? Well today we’re posting 3 mixes that will make you think back to those days you couldn’t believe you wore your hair like that and you’ll swear someone just sprayed Ralph Lauren Polo Sport! So quit spinning your boyfriend’s watch already and go check them out!

 

 

And for those down south listeners who couldn’t care less about TBT, we’ve got something for you too! DJ Steel is new to the fam at FIT Radio and he has quickly become a favorite. If country mixes are what you desire, then child look no further! (please read in southern drawl). Listen here! www.fitradio.com

New Mixes Are Up!!

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Today’s featured new mix is sure to make you want to move whether it’s on the treadmill, or elliptical, getting ready in the morning or getting steamy dancing in the kitchen while making dinner. If you need upbeat, current hits to keep you going, this mix is for you!

 

“Pompeii” by Euphoria 

 

1. Beyonce – Partition

2. Lorde – Team

3. Macklemore – White Walls

4. Shakira – Can’t Remember To Forget You

5. Bastille – Pompeii

6. Passenger – Let Her Go

7. Jason Derulo – Talk Dirty

8. Katy Perry – Dark Horse

9. John Newman – Love Me Again

10. Miley Cyrus – Adore You

11. Pharrell – Happy

 

 

 

“Have It Your Way” has a whole new meaning!

 

We’ve got some exciting news we really think you’re going to like! With everything being customizable to a consumer’s preferences, we thought we’d jump on the bandwagon and give our users what they want. The newest mixes from only the top genres they choose!

 

You don’t have to wade around in mixes you might have heard already to find the latest, you can go straight to the source. We’ve created the New Mixes Genre for our Premium users so all you have to do is select the genres you wish to hear the newest mixes from and viola! there they are in one convenient spot!

 

So go pick out some gym clothes, pack those pesky earbuds, and hit the gym. A brand new mix from your genre of choice awaits! Now that’s how you have it your way.

 

Kinda confused on how to customize your genre? This might help!

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Happy Holidays Ya Filthy Animal

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It’s that magical time of year again where you can’t feel the tip of your nose or your fingers and toes but it doesn’t matter because your so distracted by all of the fun holiday festivities! We are happy to announce the return of our Holiday Genre on the app. So whether you’re trimming the tree, hot glueing tinsel and glitter to a tacky sweater, cooking up a feast, or you’re one of the select few that enjoys breaking a sweat to Jingle Bell Rock, we’ve got you covered!

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So forget the dropping temperatures outside! Turn up the tunes, light that obnoxiously sweet sugar cookie candle, rev up that gas fireplace and get ready to celebrate the holiday season!

side note: if you’re the type of person who gets easily annoyed by misbehaving Christmas lights, check out this badass gadget I saw on the telly the other day —>> badass gadget