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New to FIT: Featured Genre

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FIT Radio has a genre that will bring users closer to people behind the brand and also closer to reaching their goals. The new Featured genre is a collection of staff chosen mixes from all genres that have been tested and are even on the Favorites list of the FIT Radio team members. The Featured genre not only has team favorites but also new and noteworthy “wow mixes” that are guaranteed to get you excited for your workout, even with plummeting temperatures outside. So, if you’re like most of us and need that extra push to get you out the door, then you’ve found it! Listen now: www.fitradio.com

Live the Blast Life!

 

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BLAST is not your everyday, steady state cardio only class. Every BLAST is designed around intervals, and embodies the basics of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) balancing strength training with variable intervals of aerobic/anaerobic cardio.

Why HIIT?

HIIT is time efficient- ideal for a busy schedule. You can increase cardiovascular health AND improve your muscular strength & definition in one 60min BLAST session.

HIIT preserves lean muscle mass- lose fat, not muscle.
HIIT increases your metabolism and stimulates the production of Human Growth Hormone which is thought to slow the aging process!
HIIT is a great way to exercise your most important body part- your brain! You will never be bored in a BLAST class, and are constantly given opportunities for immediate satisfaction and success.

“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!

“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