13 Hot Weather Workout Tips

 

I’m sure you all have seen this type of article at some point in time, “How to Prevent ‘this’ during the Summer”, “Stay hydrated”, “Don’t workout at this time of day”, yada, yada, yada. However, since it’s been several months, and it really doesn’t hurt to stay knowledgeable about being healthy, why not make time for a little refresher course?! With the hot weather quickly approaching, it is important to know the signs and risks of working out in adverse climates. Signs of heat exhaustion and dehydration are somewhat easy to identify but have you thought of just how the humidity and smog alone can affect the way your body’s ability to exert itself in higher temperatures? All the negative things that come with outdoor activity can all and should be prevented. Here are a few tips we found from Woman’s Day Magazine to help keep you informed and prepared for your next outdoor workout (and this applies to everyone, not just the ladies!)

Whatever outdoor workout you choose, keep it fun. It’s the Summer time and it is not to be wasted on monotonous and boring activities!

Celebrity Fitness Spotlight: Emily Blunt

The new Romantic Comedy, “The Five-Year Engagement” starring Emily Blunt hits theaters this weekend and we are pumped to share the leading lady’s outlook on fitness and living a healthy lifestyle from one of our favorite sites, fitsugar.com!

It’s as simple as staying positive, having fun and indulging when you want to as long as you’re smart about it. Could it be any easier? We don’t think so!

 

Don’t Be Fancy Just Get Trancy!

Trance Music: part of speech: a genre of music, esp. electronic, that is hypnotic and suggests trances; any trance-like or trance-inducing music used for ritual or spiritual dance


The moment you all have been waiting for has arrived. With so many requests from our users to add a Trance genre to the FIT Radio app, we had to oblige. If you aren’t familiar and are not really sure what Trance music is, the definition above says it all. It’s music to get you moving and keep you moving. With a tempo between 125 and 150 beats per minute how could you not? Pair that kind of energy with a mesmerizing show of lights and you’ve got yourself a trance show. Trance isn’t just about the beats and the music, the atmosphere adds so much to the genre that when when people hear the word Trance, they not only envision the famous artists that come to mind like Tiesto and Armin Van Buuren, but the crowd, the lights and the movement that surrounds you when you go to a Trance like show. So, naturally we wanted to integrate that kind of life and fun party mentality into the FIT Radio app! So bring Trance to your next house party or gym session and you won’t be disappointed.

 

 

 

Warning! Deliciously irresistible food pictures ahead!

Recently while using Stumbleupon.com I stumbled upon (no pun intended) a website called Punchfork.com. Punchfork is a website that consists of recipes that are put up by certain food sites such as; Bon Appetit, 101 Cookbooks, etc… It takes it one step further and features the most highly talked about recipes through social networking. You can search certain dishes, ingredients, publishers or bloggers. Punchfork also allows you to filter certain dishes by selecting vegan, vegetarian, all diets, or gluten free.  This site is so full of fascinating and unique recipes! Some of the tastiest recipes I’ve found include: Mac and Cheese Cupcakes, Nutella Caramel Hazelnut Brownies, and Grilled Bruschetta Chicken!

Macaroni & Cheese Cupcakes

Nutella Caramel Hazelnut Brownies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Punchfork also allows you to create your own profile where you can sign in and save your favorite dishes. Comment and let us know what you think of Punchfork!! I know what I’ll be eating tonight, what will all of you be eating?

Grilled Bruschetta Chicken

 

 

 

The Moment You’ve Been Waiting for is Almost Here: The New FIT Radio App

The FIT Radio team has been working hard to launch our newest HTML5 website and mobile website (app) that should promise to be faster and more reliable. No one is ready for it more than we are, as we have been working on it for almost a year now! Once released, Windows Phones, Blackberry Users, and anyone with an internet connection will be able to use FIT Radio! Our current app has been having issues handling all the content (as we now have a HUGE library of music) and the high traffic we have been receiving from all our loyal users. :) Alas, we are in our final stages of testing and the wait will soon be over!

 

DIY: A “Dead-Simple” Workout Band

We found this fun and easy DIY project from one of our favorite sites, cnet.com. Not only is it cheap and easy but it’s perfect for the gym and any time you want to pair music with a workout (which should be all the time! ;) Click the pic for the deets! And follow this article’s author, @SharonVak for all of her updates and entertaining tweets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did you like this post? Would you like to see more fun, DIY projects posted?? Let us know, and if you attempted this project yourself let us know how easy it was! We’re rummaging our sock drawers as we speak!

Celebrity Fitness Spotlight: Brooklyn Decker

Brooklyn Decker is gracing the cover of May issue of Women’s Health Magazine and gives them the scoop on her secrets of maintaining her gorgeous Sports Illustrated bod on their website. Brooklyn’s secrets are kind of common knowledge though, as long as it’s fun it doesn’t feel like exercise and you’re more inclined to do it! Easy enough right? Get all the details here and read up on how you can use her tips to get a sexy, model esq physique.

Fanny Packs Are Back In The Form Of Jammy Packs!

I have a friend named Meghan who has been talking about bringing “fanny packs back” for years now. “No way!” I said. “It’s never gonna happen,” I promised. Then, Boom. I stumble upon a website that sells something called Jammy Packs, which has taken the old school Fanny Pack and somehow made it cool again. They are called Jammy Packs and they come in all sorts of bright, trendy colors and cool designs and… the best part… they’ve added loud speakers to them! Voila! They’re “in”. Who knew it would ever be cool to sport that Fanny Pack you’ve been begging your mom to stop wearing for years now (along with those high wasted, bunchy mom jeans – Let’s just hope those never make a come back!). The Jammy Pack Phenomenon is a pretty new thing and hasn’t really made it past the California line yet (oh, those trendsetting Californians). Be the first in your city to bring this trend back! I know our FIT Radio promo girls are all over the idea! What could be better than a bag that can hold all of your belongings and play FIT Radio!? Nothing, that’s what.

But, don’t take my word for it. Check it out yourself.
Jammy Pack Website     Facebook

 

G.U.R. aka The Great Urban Race

 

So this past Saturday, Lexi and I had the privilege of promoting with the team organizing and coordinating The Great Urban Race, which is, if you don’t already know, a crazy fun scavenger hunt throughout Atlanta, or Chicago, or whichever city they are visiting that weekend. Think The Amazing Race television show but on a somewhat smaller scale ;) Anyway, the race wasn’t without a clue sheet, themed teams with fun costumes and, what else, great music provided by yours truly! It was an awesome experience not only because of the stirring atmosphere surrounding all the runners but the people at Red Frog Events were so incredibly helpful and kind. Cynthia, Catherine, Tyler, and the rest of the team were a pleasure to work with and we can’t wait to do more with Red Frog Events! Anytime we ever speak with anyone at their company, they are always happy and full of excitement and energy. You can tell they all must love what they do! Here are some pics, and don’t forget to head on over to our Facebook to see them all!! P.S. I would definitely recommend signing up for this event! Check out their page to see if they’re in a city near you.

Music Update

What’s up FIT Radio fans!  We’ve got some great new mixes to tell you about!
First up is an outstanding Electronic/Indie Dance mix by new FIT DJ Funk Manchu.  It’s titled ”Live @ Backbooth” and features melodic, energetic tracks and expert mixing for the entirety of the mix.  This is a standout piece of work…don’t miss it!
For you rock fans, we’ve got a ton of new stuff to fuel your workouts with.  Bynar’s “Regret It All” will expose you to wonderful indie and alternative rock that you probably won’t hear on the radio.  Trust me though…it’s as good or better than anything on standard radio rotation.
FIT Radio’s own DJ Commander comes strong with two classic rock mixes titled “Communication Breakdown” and “Walk This Way.”  These mixes are made of pure rock classics.  You will know and love all the selections!
Finally the FIT Radio legend Dizzy K is back at it with “Vol. 5 (2012)”.  Don’t let the generic name fool you…this mix is hard hitting club Hip Hop through and through!  I throw this mix on during my hardest workouts of the week!
**Also, we want to hear what you have to say about our content. We are in the process of rating the current mixes on our app and we want your input so let us know which mixes you love to jam out to at the gym, party, or even in the shower!
Do you use favorites? If so, which mixes do you have favorited? Visit http://www.fitradio.com/blog/content-ratings-and-suggestions to rate your favorite (and least favorite) mixes now! Thank you!
Have a great week of fitness and health and check back next week for new great music!