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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

 

Optimal Music for the Gym

Researchers Say The Right Tempo Boosts Stamina, Energy Efficiency

Looking for a perfect tune for your workout?

Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” has the optimal beat. So does “Gangnam Style” by Psy and Lady Gaga’s “Edge of Glory.”

Research has found that at the right tempo, music can reduce the sense of exertion as well as boost motivation. Costas Karageorghis, deputy head of research at the School of Sport and Education at London’s Brunel University, says the “sweet spot” for workout music is between 125 and 140 beats per minute when people aren’t trying to time their movements to the music. Previously, experts believed that the faster a person exercises, the faster the music tempo should be.

Other new studies have shown that when athletes synchronize their movements to a musical beat, their bodies can handle more exertion: Treadmill walkers had greater stamina and cyclists required less oxygen uptake. And swimmers who listened to music during races finished faster than others who didn’t

“Music can alter emotional and physiological arousal much like a pharmacological stimulant or sedative,” says Dr. Karageorghis, who has worked as a consultant psychologist to music and sports-equipment companies and for Olympic athletes. “It has the capacity to stimulate people even before they go into the gym.”

The benefits of music seem most pronounced during low-to-moderate-intensity exercise—in other words, it’s more effective for recreational exercisers than elite athletes, scientists say. And finding just the right beat isn’t difficult, as a lot of popular music falls within the optimum tempo range and most other musical genres also have music in that range, Dr. Karageorghis says. For classical music buffs, two pieces that work for him are Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, known as the “Eroica” symphony, and Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G minor. Other qualities that make music ideal for workouts are motivational sounds and lyrics—think the theme from “Chariots of Fire” with its associated image of men running on the beach.

Sylwia Wiesenberg, owner of Tonique Fitness in New York City, says she keeps tempo in mind when compiling playlists for her two-hour cardio and body-sculpting class. “The hardest part of the class is the first 15 to 20 minutes,” she says. “I use music as my powerful instrument to push people harder,” she says. Continue reading

Getting to Know Our Users: Mary Kay Specialist Keara Murphy

Pink Cadillac Status: One Determined Mary Kay Sales Representative’s Journey to the Top

This week we are posting about something a little different but it’s still in the realm of motivation and perseverance.  At FIT Radio we come across people who motivate us whether it be the DJs through their mixes, the athletes, trainers and fitness models through their will power and healthy lifestyles, or our friends who persevere in such competitive atmospheres that most of us are in awe of their success because most others have failed. We are featuring a young woman who worked her way from the bottom to the very top in a field where not many can say they’ve done the same. We’re talking about Mary Kay and the revolutionary make up line that’s changing women’s lives. One life in particular is Keara Murphy!

(Keara is on the left)

Keara Murphy moved from New Orleans to Atlanta 3 years ago (2010) after a break up, only knowing her sister and brother-in-law, and what better way for a fresh start than moving to a new city?  She began her Mary Kay business just a few months before moving to help herself branch out and grow her network. Within four months of being a Mary Kay Representative she earned her first free Mary Kay car, a brand new Cheverolet Malibu! Keara says:  ”I loved the person I was becoming in the process of the challenges I had to overcome being a business owner in a new city. My confidence in the business and in myself grew to the point where I honestly believed I could earn one of those gorgeous pink Cadillacs!  So I did what my mentors who had earned Pink Cadillacs before had told me to do. There were a lot of no’s, a lot of cancellations, a lot of things deterring me from the goal, but every set back is a set up for success.  If growing a business was always easy then everyone would do it. I made mistakes and learned from them. I didn’t dwell on the small things and I kept my eye on the prize!”  Then it happened,  just 21 months from beginning her Mary Kay business Keara had done it, she earned the gorgeous Pearl Mary Kay Pink Cadillac! Keara says:  ”It’s almost been a year and every day I drive around in my trophy on wheels and I feel like a million bucks.  Every day I get positively affirmed from perfect strangers and people who didn’t always believe in me.  The thing I love the most about my Mary Kay business is the person I have become in the process; I am more confident and I get to help other women grow their successful Mary Kay businesses as well!” A feeling that is a reward in itself if you ask us.

We like to think that some of Keara’s success is due to the fact that she plays FIT Radio at her Mary Kay parties ;)

 

Check out Keara’s contact information if you are interested in pursuing a future with Mary Kay Cosmetics! And make sure to check out her video!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To start a Mary Kay business it all begins with a Starter Kit!  From there we go over your dreams, your goals, how much money you want to make, how much time you want to spend then make a business plan for each woman individually!  It’s exciting to have control of your financial future!

 

 

Getting To Know Your Favorite FIT Radio DJ’s: Nacho Vega

I got to chat with one of our most popular hip-hop DJ’s on Fit Radio, Nacho Vega! Nacho Vega got his start learning from some fellow DJ friends (he was only 14!) and since then has been creating awesome hip-hop and house mixes and spinning around the US! Read on to find out more about one of our favorite DJ’s, Nacho Vega…

 Where are you from?

I was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico, Grew Up in Orlando, Florida but I’ve lived in San Francisco, CA for the last 5 years.

Where is your favorite place to spin?
My favorite place to spin has to be at Temple SF where I do my residency.  Although I’ve played at some amazing places in the US and Canada, Temple SF feels the most like home away from my studio at home.

What made you get into music and DJing?
The reason I got into the DJ culture was two different friends of mine.  The first was Enrique Gonzalez aka Rick G of 3rd Wish whom at the time was called DJ Inferno and was one of Central Florida’s best Battle DJ’s.  Rick taught me how to DJ every night for two weeks and let me borrow my first crate of records.  I was 14 and he was 15.

Then I met Mark Villajandre aka Mark V. who taught me all about song selection and dance music when I was 16.  From there the journey has been one filled with many friends and good memories.

Favorite food?

Pernil con Arroz y Gandules  (I had to look this up, found out it was a delicious Puerto Rican dish made up of pork and yellow rice, yum!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Favorite TV show/s?

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Archer, Doctor Who, sports, and my guiltiest pleasure; Love and Hip-Hop Atlanta.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Paris, France.  I’d love to take my wife Naomi there one day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you have an idol? If so, who?

My idol and hero has to be my mom.  No matter what she finds the good and wants to help everybody. She has endless amounts of love and I love that about her.

Favorite genre and/or style of music?

House and Hip-Hop.  I grew up with both and both have been a part of every facet of my life.  So like a picture album, I have so many memories tied to Hip-Hop and House Music.

What is your favorite thing about being a DJ?
My favorite thing about being a DJ has to be the improvisation playing records and the fact that every night is different. The crowd is different every night. Every place you play they have different moods as a dance floor, so you have to improvise and be creative to give the crowd a new and unique experience.

What is your favorite track at the moment (or favorite DJ/producer/artist is fine too) ?
Hands down favorite song right now is “G.O.O.D. Morning (Europe)” by 2 Chainz.  The record is dope and suits a veteran of the Dirty South that reinvented himself as a persona that has brought credibility to the hyper swagged out culture that is Trap Music, the next evolution of the Dirty South Genre.

What type of equipment do you use?
I use a Native Instruments Traktor S2 DJ Controller.  I switched to it one and half years ago from Serato Scratch Live and I have not looked back.  Best investment for DJ’s that want all in one portability for any gig and the comfort of using the same physical and virtual DJ interface.

What is the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
Graduate college.  It took time, commitment, and money.  But overall, best investment of my life.

How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Funny.  Crunk.  Loyal.

Do you have any secret talents?
I’m a pretty awesome shadow puppeteer and Lego architect.

What do you do when you aren’t spinning?
I hang out with my wife Naomi, work as a Network Architect, exercise w/ Fit Radio at my local Stonestown San Fran YMCA and have a First Class ticket to the Jet Life on Flight 420.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I see myself doing the exact same thing except with some little copies of Naomi and I running around to share in life with.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
Mind reading.  I think Mind reading would be awesome for obvious reasons, but I also don’t know if I want that kind of super power. It might be like the Kanye joint “No One Man should have all that Power”.

What are your thoughts on FIT Radio?
Fit Radio is awesome. It is like having an on-demand catalog of some of the world’s best DJs right at your fingertips, literally. Fit Radio has also given me the opportunity to share music with all the Fit Radio members around the world.  Fit Radio is the premier music provider for fitness goers anywhere and everywhere.  It’s probably one of the best mobile apps EVER!

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!

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.

 

 

 

The Great Urban Race

Come out and join The FIT Radio family, DJ Chris Rimby, and our promo girls at The Great Urban Race on April 14th! What is The Great Urban Race you may ask? It is an urban adventure through the city; the course takes about 3-4 hours to complete depending how badly you want to win!  The competitors will be given 12 clues some physical some mental that each team will have to complete to finish the race and discover the city.

 

The Great Urban Race competitors will be given the chance to have a fun adventure a t-shirt, a clue sheet, and a race number. Also for any one of the participants that are 21 and up will receive one free beer! First, second, and third place will all be given cash prizes along with free entry to the championship. All team members must wear matching or themed costumes, and the best costume wins a prize! Make sure to bring your, cellphone, ipod, or whatever and amp up FIT Radio to get the team in the racing mood! This is a great way to have fun with friends, family, and co-workers; while exercising your body and mind. For more Details about the race and how to sign up visit  The Great Urban Race. Make sure to check back on our blog for more upcoming info and news about The Great Urban Race.

 

“I Wanna Rock!”

FIT Radio is ampin’ up the rock content. Now, not only will you have Rock to choose from, but you will have Hard Rock, Alternative Rock, and Indie Rock as well. FIT Radio knows what Rock n’ Roll can do for your workouts, so we will be giving you all the best hits from today and yesterday to keep you going.  Top DJs like DJ Greg J, Commander, and DJ T Rex are cooking up the hottest mixes to get you through your toughest workouts. So what’s the difference between these stations you ask? We know EVERYONE has different definitions when it comes to music, so here is how we’ve laid it out. When you are listening to the “Rock” Station you can expect a broad and diverse collection of all kinds of rock music.  ”Indie Rock” holds mixes of underground and independent bands like Yeasayer and Arcade Fire.  ”Hard Rock” is on the heavy side, with lots of loud and aggressive guitars and vocals.  Bands like Korn and Pantera will be found here.  We’ve set up the “Alternative Rock” station to contain bands such as Bush,  Weezer and Foster The People. New mixes will be posted regularly to each station so stay tuned and keep on rockin’ in the free world!

Getting Ready for Your Night on the Town: A NYE To Never Forget

Carolyn Seaman, Social Media

This post is for the ladies! (sorry boys)

Being that we work in the Music, Nightclub, and Fitness industry, New Years Eve is a HUGE DEAL to all of us here at FIT Radio. As you can imagine, this week has been extremely busy for all of us. We’ve been running around trying to get ready for DJ sets, the new release of our website, seeing our families for the holidays, and every other imaginable task that continually transpires. However, like I said, NYE is a big deal, so we had to make a blog post about it. GETTING READY FOR YOUR NIGHT ON THE TOWN: A NYE TO NEVER FORGET

I am going to break this down into topics that every standard NYE prep itinerary should cover. :)

 

Tame that Holiday Weight Gain!
Do you find yourself wondering, “wtf was I thinking eating all that fattening food on Christmas?? How am I going to fit into my NYE dress?!” SarahFit (a popular FitFluential Ambassador)’s Guide to losing 5 lbs by the weekend!  Watch: Sarah’s Video Guide

“I have absolutely nothing to wear!”
I know I spent a bit more than I would have liked this year on gifts and my NYE dress budget is super limited. However, that doesn’t mean I don’t want to look absolutely amazing! Check out affordable *designer* NYE dresses at Rent the Runway!! “It’s couture without the cost” Time not on your side to wait for a delivery? No problem! Stylish, fun dresses for a girl on a budget can be found at most any mall… Peruse Forever 21′s site to get an idea of what you’ll be looking for in the stores.

REMEMBER to listen to FIT Radio while you get ready for some extra INSPIRATION! :) I would suggest anything by DJ Vice and DJ Scene!

What are the latest and greatest trends that people are rocking this NYE?
Lauren Conrad and her style guru team have a great site to inspire! Take heed with The Beauty Department’s never ending style ideas from makeup and hair tutorials to accessories and nail polish designs!  *Also, nothing says festive like shimmering metallic make-up! Check out theses 5 gorgeous, glistening holiday makeup looks on Glamour!
*Here’s a tip* START EARLY Take the time to pamper yourself and practice new make-up ideas and/or hairstyles before NYE day/night. Practice makes perfect, and you don’t want to be late for the countdown and perfecting that smokey eye takes a little time! And while we’re on the topic of makeup, be sure to brush up on the Do’s and Don’ts of Glitter. Continue reading