A Weekend With Warrior Dash

FIT Radio was hired to MC and DJ the Warrior Dash Georgia Event this past weekend. For those of you who don’t know what the Warrior Dash is, I would highly suggest checking it out here! In short, it’s a 15-45 minute race (depending how fast you are) through obstacles that involve walls, tires, mud, electricity, ropes, water, and even fire!

My favorite part is that the race was pup-friendly! There were dogs just CHILLIN everywhere!

A Word of Advice: Pay attention to what you wear underneath your clothing! That mud is like an x-ray machine (girls, this is not the day to wear your granny panties – I would suggest boy shorts and would definitely recommend a slightly padded sports bra)! There were some grown men wearing tiny speedos (no judgement here – rock on!), but if you aren’t the type of person who wants to show everything, plan ahead! 

At the end of the race, there is food, beer, loud music, and an awards ceremony featuring the best costume and best times. A lot of people dress up for the race, which is always fun!! My favorite costume was a lady in a white wedding dress – which was completely covered in mud by the end of the race!

Everyone seemed to be a HUGE fan of group dances (like The Wobble and Cupid Shuffle), and it was very interesting to watch everyone dance together, all covered in mud, with warrior hats on! :)

The Warrior Dash is held in over 50 locations all over the World; Georgia was only the 5th event or so this year, so check out their website to find a location near you!

Music News

Hi FIT Radio fans! Rimby here with latest news about the exciting times we’re having here at FIT Radio!

First off, we’ve added several great new djs to our roster.

 

For you Trance fans, we’ve finally started a new Trance station!  DJ Ryan and Dan Voyce will keep you inspired with high-energy mixes of moving and melodic tracks!  Both of these djs have exposed me to some amazing tracks already.

 

Secondly, Rock guys and gals…we’ve got A LOT of new mixes for you!  FIT Radio’s own Commander has been churning out mixes in Classic, Hard Rock and Alternative rock genres.  Make sure to give them a spin!

 

My personal favorite addition is # # # (Pound Pound Pound), an electro house duo from Indiana.  Besides their awesome moniker, (seen below)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

these two guys serve up blistering Electro House, Dubstep and Moombahton mixes.  At the moment, you can find them in the Electronic Dance Music genre or their profile page.
Until next time!

How To Make: Sesame-Kale Crisps!

Hey gang! We are back with another health food how-to! Incase this is your first visit I’ll get you up to speed… The past few weeks we wanted to feature a recurring post that we thought would be useful, and I personally find myself looking at a lot of healthy recipes with ingredients I havent even heard of which make them seem difficult and intimidating. Not the case at all! We scour the “net” for the easiest recipes featuring new and fun healthy ingredients so they don’t seem as scary and hopefully entice you all to try and make them yourself! This week, we are posting about Kale Chips or more specifically, Sesame-Kale Crisps (a little fancy twist) from the Whole Living website. Hope you enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Try this and many more healthy snack recipes like Crispy Roasted Cauliflower or Cinnamon Poached Apples with Toasted Walnuts at the Whole Living site and follow them on twitter for everything healthy.

Fitness Magazine, Self Magazine & Tone It Up: Done in a New York Minute!

What we accomplished in 41 hours:

The Fitness Magazine Blogger Meet and Tweet

This past Tuesday, Lexi and I flew out to New York for Fitness Magazine’s first Blogger Meet and Tweet event. We were super excited because we knew that most of the FitFluential team members were going to be there and we were finally going to be able to meet all of the “tweeps” we had been communicating with for the past several months. The event was jam packed with activities and many influential fitness speakers. We were even able to hear a few words from US Olympic Soccer star Mia Hamm! The event started with gathering our name tags and getting our “passports.” The event had a ton of tables chuck full of fitness and well-being related products. Brands such as Schick, Birkenstock, Reebok, and CamelBak to name a few. So, we had our passports and in order to earn the mack-daddy of all goody bags, we had to visit all of the tables and get a stamp/star sticker to prove that we had been there, just like an actual passport! After getting around to most of the tables, we sat down to hear a few keynote speakers from Fitness Magazine and well-being and nutritional experts like Joe Dowdell, Mia Hamm, and A.J. Jacobs. We had a little break for lunch…

It was nutritious and delicious! As the meet and tweet came to a close had completed filling out our passports and were pumped to receive our goodie bag! That was chock full of products we had been hearing and learning about all day!

SO much cool stuff, we’re very excited to start reading “DropDead Healthy” by A.J. Jacobs, he was hilarious so we’re sure his book will be just as entertaining! Following the meet and tweet, we got wind that the Tone It Up girls were going to making an appearance at the Oakley store in Times Square! I checked out their latest twitter post and it said that the first 50 people to be at the store after 5 were getting a goodie bag so we booked it to the Oakley store and we were actually numbers 48 and 49, which means, we got another goodie bag!

Complete with the Beach Babe workout DVD, a copy of this month’s Self Magazine, a $10 Oakley gift card and some other cool treats. To top it all off, I got to meet the ladies behind the Tone It Up brand, Karena and Katrina!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Made my day to say the least! After we left the Oakley store, we headed back to the hotel to freshen up and get ready to go out to dinner with some of the FitFluential girls we had met during the meet and tweet. It was so nice to finally be able to match a face to a twitter handle. I felt like I already knew them all!

So in a nutshell, we schmoozed with Jill Hanner, Nicole Culver, Christy Dean, and Kelly Olexa. We got the chance to hear tips and tricks from professionals all across the Fitness magazine spectrum, enjoyed a delicious lunch, got a TON of gifts, samples, and reading material, scored a copy of the Beach Babe DVD, an Oakley gift card, the latest copy of Self Magazine, not to mention two awesome bags that all the “schwag” came in, and I got to meet the duo that has been inspiring me for the past 4 months. We topped it all off with a couple margaritas and tacos with old/new friends later on in the evening. It was quite a busy day but so unbelievably worth it! Needless to say, we can’t wait to attend the next Fitness Magazine Blogger Meet & Tweet.

 

Celebrity Fitness Spotlight: Bethenny Frankel

We aren’t sure if you consider Bethenny Frankel a “celebrity” but the reality star who won the hearts of many is an inspiration to say the least. She is featured on the cover of the May issue of Self Magazine and shares her take on being honest, indulging, and not taking no for an answer aka advice we have all heard from our mothers in some shape or form. So this Mother’s Day, we want to celebrate Bethenny and mothers everywhere who are a driven, encouraging, and a positive influence to all of us.

Bethenny and daughter Bryn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How To Make: Quinoa

Hey guys! We are back with another post on how to cook the latest health foods that are new and exciting yet somewhat mysterious and unknown like Quinoa! Which is a grain-like crop harvested mostly for its edible seeds! It’s not as strange as it sounds we promise! And it’s super easy to make thanks to this amazing video by @MyNewRoots

Now that you know how to make it, check out these yummy recipes we’ve found on @Pinterest

Quinoa Salad with Pears, Baby Spinach and Chick Peas in a Maple Vinaigrette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spinach and Chicken Stir-fry with Raspberries

Music Festivus

(Coachella 2012)

 

FIT Radio is a fan of the music festival and the season is in full swing now…

Bonnaroo, Ultra, Coachella, or SXSW… you name it and at least one person from our FIT team has attended. Festivals have exploded in the last decade by building a cult following of fans that attend year in and year out to see all their favorite artist. Soon we hope to be sending FIT Radio representatives to all of these festivals with our own FIT promo tent to spread the word about this awesome app. Last year, in FIT Radio’s hometown of Atlanta, Georgia, the city announced the return of the popular annual Atlanta festival Music Midtown. The year of its resurrection was full of “bands of the future,” said long time Music Midtown coordinator and promoter, Peter Conlon. This year, Music Midtown will feature a more diverse line-up bringing in a couple hip-hop artists to the mix. Whether it’s the ten-day SXSW festival or the two-day Music Midtown, you can bet that FIT Radio will be in attendance, because it’s events like these that showcase all the great artists of today. We take the experience that these great music festivals offer music enthusiasts like us and bring it home to our app to provide our users with the best content from around the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(SXSW 2012)

(Music Midtown 2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrity Fitness Spotlight: Jennifer Love Hewitt

Each week we feature a celebrity fitness routine that we find to be easy, realistic and actually do-able because let’s face it, not many of us can afford a personal chef, a personal trainer and multiple trips to the gym to workout everyday; we have lives that don’t revolve around movie roles unfortunately. This week, Jennifer Love Hewitt offers great advice on positive thinking, handling peer pressure and putting a spark in your workout routines via Shape Magazine!