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

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

Sunday = The Day of Rest. We can prove it!

So, it looks like Sunday really is the Day of Rest. Here at FIT Radio, we have access to analytics that show us how much activity the FIT Radio app is getting each day. It’s crazy to see that consistently every single Sunday the activity level drops.

This leads me to wonder, what is everyone doing on Sunday? And, if it’s “Sunday-Funday”, why aren’t you jamming out to FIT Radio? ;) On a side note: The growth of FIT Radio is rising exponentially. THANK YOU to all of our users! We haven’t even started marketing yet, so this really is all from you.

Need some extra motivation for your Sunday workout? Check out some of our FAVORITE blogs:

  • If you don’t feel like going to the gym, this is a perfect blog to help get you out and about!
    Life to the Full
  • If photos are really what motivate you, try this one (Kelly always has awesome photos):
    Kelly Olexa
  • Do you love setting goals? Then try this one: Resonant Health
  • Are you just not into reading and would rather watch vlogs? Then try this one: Tone It Up
  • Want to learn how to use kettlebells? Try @Kbombshell
  • Find more incredible fitness bloggers at FitFluential

I would suggest Bookmarking all of these blogs; it’s always great to have a few go-tos!

Getting to Know Your Favorite FIT Radio DJs: DJ Christyle

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New Music on FIT Radio: Fuel Your Workout

By Chris Rimby

Hi FIT Radio fans!  Our content is growing faster than ever and that means one thing for you:  more great music to help you meet your fitness goals!

For our Hip Hop fans, we have great new selections from two of our newest DJs.  ”How You Love That” by DJ Spinatik and “Finals” by Nacho Vega.  Both mixes work great in the weight room!

In our Electronic Dance Music genre, we have another new addition:  DJ Beatbreaker.  
His mix “Take Care” has motivation in spades.

The Lounge genre debuts DJ Pony and his mix “Two Years Later”.  This is perfect for your warm-up or cool-down!

In Indie Rock, DJ Bynar offers his mix “Fireworks” for the underground and independent rock fans out there.

Also, be sure to check out our NEW Rock and Indie Rock Stations. We’ve been working very hard to add content to these genres (and will continue to do so over the next few weeks). It has not been an easy task, to say the least!

Thanks and have a great week of workouts!

 

Justin Bieber’s DJ is now on FIT Radio!

That’s right. We have just added Justin Bieber’s DJ to FIT Radio! We know him as Tay James, but you may also refer to him as #WeKnowTheDJ. We met with Tay last week in the FIT Radio office, and we were all very surprised at what a relaxed, down to earth guy he turned out to be! It is always exciting to discover “The Big Man on Campus” is actually a really cool dude too.

 

DJ Tay James is one of the hottest DJs in the game right now. His content and marketing on the Internet is second to none. Covering a wide range of music, he has proven time and time again that he can provide any audience with great music to keep the people moving. In recent years he linked up with pop sensation Justin Bieber and hasn’t turned back since. James has been Bieber’s DJ and hype man on Bieber’s major world tours keeping the Bieber Fever hot for sold out stadiums. Last year, DJ Tay James hit the world of mixtapes hard with his tribute to one of rap’s greatest, Bun B, of the group UGK. The mixtape, titled We Know Bun B The Original OG, was presented by Jimmy Jazz and Diamond Supply Co. Whether he’s hyping a crowd in the big arenas or dropping mixtapes, he always brings the energy and a true passion for music. James has shown the world he can run the mainstream with Bieber or walk with Under Ground King’s Bun B. If you did not know the DJ before, you do now. Be sure to check DJ Tay James out at his website, weknowthedj.com, and listen to his personal radio station, We Know the DJ, streaming on FIT Radio.

Look forward to more posts by Joey Commander.

It’s Survey Time!!

Hey Everyone! We would REALLY appreciate your help in this. We have a very simple survey with only 7 questions (and should take less than 5 minutes). If you do it, we’ll send you a GIFT! We need at least 50 participants, so please feel free to share this with your friends who use FIT Radio. Thank you in advance for your time! Just click the link below to begin the survey.

Take the Survey!

 

Beta Testers: Users Who Get the New Mobile Site Before Anyone Else (now on Blackberry and Windows Phones)!

 

Beta Tester simply means you get our new mobile site viewable on ANY mobile phone before everyone else! All you have to do is let us know when you experience any bugs & remember to be specific. 

Hey Everyone! It seems like we’ve been teasing you about new features and good things coming for months now. Hey, we gotta have fun too. But the wait is almost over, we’re finishing up testing a few things internally but before we release to the masses, we want to make sure everything works properly. That’s where beta testers come in. We’re looking for a few good men and women who aren’t afraid to try something that might not work, and then shoot us an email about how it went. Simple, right?

If you would like to help FIT Radio grow and test some new goodies, then fill out the form below.

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