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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!

pool party

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!

fit radio christmas, tacky sweater party playlist, xmas party music, tree decorating music

 

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

New Mix Alert!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So we’ve tried tweeting the latest mixes to keep you all informed but the list has just gotten too long to squeeze into 140 characters. To  make it easy for ya we thought it’d be best to just put them all in one place at one time. So here is the list of some recently added mixes including the first three tracks, check ‘em out and if you like one make sure to add it to your favorites!

1. “Border Blast Off July” – Prievo (clean*) in the Party genre

  • David Guetta – Ain’t A Party
  • Rihanna – Right Now
  • Timeflies – I Choose You

2. “Lotus” – Maagician (clean*) in the Trance genre

  • BT – Skylarking
  • Dinka – Lotus
  • Gabriel & Dresden – Tracking Treasure Down

3. “Free Falling” – Office Ravers (explicit*) in the Electro House genre

  • Krewella – Live For the Night
  • R3hab & Bassjackers – Raise Those Hands
  • Darth & Vader – Power Trip

4. “Thunder in Paradise Pt. 1 & 2″ – Fuseamania (clean*) in the Poolside genre

  • Peter Bjorn and John Folks – Young Folks
  • The Cars – Just What I Needed
  • Kansas – Carry On Wayward Son
  • Amy Winehouse – Valerie
  • Train – Hey Soul Sister
  • Silver Convention – Fly Robin Fly

5. “Stereo Mixshow” – Miss M (clean*) in the Party genre

  • Avicii – Wake Me Up
  • Ciara – Body Party
  • Bingo Players – Rattle

6. “So Fresh So Clean 2″ – Euphoria (clean*) in the Party genre

  • David Guetta & Glowinthedark – Ain’t A Party
  • Martin Garrix – Animals
  • Calvin Harris & Ellie Goulding – I Need Your Love

7. “Breakfast at Noon” – S.K.A.M. Justin Credible (explicit*) in the Party genre

  • Avicii & Nicky Romero – I Could Be The One
  • The Wanted – Chasing The Sun
  • Zedd – Spectrum

8. “Young Blood” – FIT Radio DJ Affiliates (clean*) in the Poolside genre

  • The Naked And Famous – Young Blood
  • M83 – Midnight City
  • Neon Indian – Polish Girl

9. “Tom Ford” – DJcity Asari (explicit*) in the Hip Hop genre

  • Major Lazer – Bubble Butt
  • Ying Yang Twins – Miley Cyrus
  • Sean Kingston – Beat It

10. “House Connection 3″ – S.K.A.M. Bad Boy Bill (explicit*) in the Electronic Dance Music

  • Armin van Buuren & W&W – D Fat
  • Bassjackers & Kenneth G – Duckface
  • DJ Bam Bam & Alex Peace – So Amazing

What’s HOT for the 4th of July!

Here at FIT Radio, our lives revolve around music, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that today’s discussion circled around what we were each planning on listening to for the 4th of July and what we would recommend to our users. Since we all have such different personalities, we decided to each come up with our own list. Feel free to check them out and add our favorites to your favorites AND, of course, you can never go wrong with the 4th of July Party and Poolside genres. We made sure to fill all our genres with the BEST of the BEST, just in time for America’s favorite holiday!


Evan Malloy
 (Music Director & DJ Funk Manchu) the Cool Kid on the block hosting a “cookout with the fam” recommends “Everything on the Classic Rock and Indie Dance genres, because nothing is more American than good ole fashioned rock n’ roll.” He also recommends: My Body (Inspired by Men’s Health) – a proven alternative rock party starter, All You’re Waiting For - Indie-Dance tracks that really get him going, Triple J Mixup 1992-2002 by Fight Facilities – an impeccably mixed ‘Best of’ from the 90′s decade, and Picture Me Rollin – coastal-centric gangster rap from the 90s.

 

Lexi Bellassai (Vice President), obsessed with The Mars Volta, Glassjaw and lover off all music from the 70s and 80s, will be listening to her favorite FIT Radio mixes while running the Peachtree Road Race: Roxanne’s Easy Lover featuring her favorite Sussudio, Mas Trabajo by The Captains of Industry, Casablanca by Rick Rude, Yacht Magic Pt. 2 by Christyle, and “if the after party crowd will allow it” Burn and Caught A Glimpse featuring her favorite Rock artists.

 

Cari Seaman (Social Media Director) a lover of ALL music who physically cannot choose one or two genres to love, believes she has come up with the perfect list for a crowd that will satisfy everyone who is listening… even the boys on the boat next door: Boujis Ibiza 2011 by Sam Young, STK London mix Pt. 1 also by Sam Young, Vapor Trail by Commander, Carried Away by Commander, Super Sounds by Eddy Xpress (a new DJ just brought on by DJcity), and Deeper Shade of Soul by Chris Anthony.

 

Nora Dillard (Music Director), the festival obsessed, EDM devotee plans to kick off the lake party with her favorite EDM, Open Format, and 2K Mixes (that bring her back to diapers… just joking). Here’s her list for the 4th: Dance Sessions by DJ Wessy Wes, Super Sounds by Eddy Xpress (also mentioned by Cari), What Can Pound Do For You by ###, Pt. 2 My Awesome Mixtape #3 by Clinton Sparks, and Pop 2k by The Party Boy DJ Chris Styles.

 

We also just pulled a list of the MOST FAVORITED MIXES by users on FIT Radio this month:

Feel this moment by DJ Johnny D
Sweet Nothing by DJ Flash
Mami Mix by DJ Mami Chula
thatPower by Funk Manchu (Evan Malloy)
Feel Again by Rapko
Lights by Dizzy K

4th of July Tip: Check to see if you have Explicit turned on or off. You will receive more fun-filled mixes when explicit is turned on. To change your settings, go to your profile on the website www.fitradio.com