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UFC GYM × NRG

UFC GYM® and UFC FIT® to Partner with NRG for a Product Collaboration and Complimentary 30-Day Membership

UFC GYM®, the first major brand extension of UFC®, has announced a partnership with NRG, one of the most successful professional gaming and entertainment companies in the world, for an exciting product collaboration including a complimentary 30-day membership at select UFC GYM® and UFC FIT® locations. 

With each company having a broad reach into the e-sports and fitness industries, this unique collaboration between the two market leaders will provide a glimpse into both worlds of each brand. With the purchase of co-branded merchandise, NRG customers and UFC GYM members will receive a complimentary 30-day membership at select UFC GYM® and UFC FIT® locations across the country. 

“We are very excited to partner with NRG and expand our reach into the gaming world. Gamers love fitness, and we are thrilled to welcome gaming enthusiasts to UFC GYM, where they can ‘train different’ with the best coaches and exercise equipment in the industry,” said Adam Sedlack, CEO of UFC GYM®.

“UFC GYM is the perfect first partner for collaboration with NRG! This merge brings together two great brands from different worlds. Our fans will love the fun, durable, high-quality merchandise represented in the capsule and will also get rewarded with a complimentary 30-day membership to check out the amazing facilities and programs at UFC GYM,” said Andy Miller, NRG Founder and CEO.  

UFC GYM® was the first to unite the benefits of MMA with fitness. The brand’s TRAIN DIFFERENT® approach provides members with the ultimate fitness experience and programming that secures results for all ages and training levels. With 160 locations opened and 500 additional locations currently in development globally, UFC GYM® has revolutionized the fitness industry and positively impacted countless lives worldwide. For more information, please visit www.ufcgym.com or www.ufcfit.com.

ABOUT UFC GYM®

UFC GYM® is the first major brand extension of UFC®, the world’s premier MMA organization, created in alliance with New Evolution Ventures™ (NeV), developers of many of the world’s most successful fitness brands. As the first to unite the benefits of MMA with fitness, the brand is not what you expect, and more than you can imagine. UFC GYM’s TRAIN DIFFERENT® approach provides members with the ultimate fitness experience and programming that secures results for all ages and training levels. With 160 locations opened and 1,000 additional locations currently in development globally, UFC GYM has revolutionized the fitness industry and positively impacted countless lives worldwide. In addition to its corporate-owned clubs, UFC GYM offers the opportunity to own and operate a franchise domestically and internationally through the UFC GYM® or UFC FIT® model. For franchise information, contact franchiseinfo@ufcgym.com or visit UFCGYMfranchise.com. For more information, please visit UFCGYM.com or UFCFIT.com. Follow UFC GYM on Instagram and Twitter @UFCGYM, Facebook.com/UFCGYM, and youtube.com/UFCGYM.

About UFC®

UFC® is the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization (MMA), with more than 688 million fans and 207 million social media followers. The organization produces more than 40 live events annually in some of the most prestigious arenas around the world, while broadcasting to nearly 900 million TV households across more than 170 countries. UFC’s athlete roster features the world’s best MMA athletes representing more than 75 countries. The organization’s digital offerings include UFC FIGHT PASS®, one of the world’s leading streaming services for combat sports. UFC is owned by global entertainment, sports and content company Endeavor, and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information, visit UFC.com and follow UFC at Facebook.com/UFC, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram and TikTok: @UFC.

ABOUT NRG ®

NRG is a professional gaming and entertainment company headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 2016, NRG has embodied competitive esports excellence and the best of gaming culture over the last half-decade. Known for championship teams and innovative gaming lifestyle content, NRG is one of the most-watched organizations in the world on Twitch and YouTube, and the most watched org across platforms in North America for 2021.
NRG boasts the most-viewed and storied competitive Fortnite roster in the game, a World Championship Rocket League team, an Apex Legends squad with numerous national and international titles under its belt, and a top ranked fan favorite Valorant squad. Additionally, NRG is home to the San Francisco Shock, the org’s Overwatch League team, who is the winningest and most popular Overwatch team of all time, having won 2019, 2020 back-to-back Grand Finals.
NRG’s content channels span YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and multiple Snap Discover shows. NRG’s social gaming brand, Full Squad Gaming, has become an instant powerhouse amassing millions of followers on TikTok and YouTube in its first year since launch! Currently, NRG content channels reach over 60M uniques a month throwing off over 3 million views a day!

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Martial Arts Adds New Editorial Staff

Way Of Martial Arts Adds New Editorial Staff Made Up Of Real Instructors And Champions

Founded in 2019, Way of Martial Arts is one of the most well-known and respected sites devoted to martial arts and combat sports.

Their new editorial staff is made up of real instructors and champions with years of experience in martial arts and combat sports, working with children, amateurs, and professionals.

They are committed to providing you with high-quality, informative articles, videos, and reviews based on their personal experiences that can help you get started on your martial arts and combat sports journey and to make you a better overall athlete.

Team of Champions

Way of Martial Arts has rapidly grown to become the leading information website on various martial arts and their equipment, rules, interpretations, and comparisons, and where you can find all the latest news from the world of martial arts and combat sports.

The knowledge they provide is designed to help all martial arts and combat sports enthusiasts, even if you are an amateur, professional, or prospective martial arts fan, succeed – whether you’re looking to compete or to just become better at self-defence and fitness.

Their specialized content is the result of many years of hard work and comes from a variety of authors who are all current or former coaches in different martial arts and combat sports, including, but not limited to, MMA, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Taekwondo, Karate, and boxing.

With new articles being updated regularly, you can expect content from their new editorial staff, which is made up of real instructors and champions, and are devoted to giving you all the information you need to start your martial arts and combat journey.

Some of their current team members include:

Stefano Secci

Born on the outskirts of Genoa, in Valpolcevera, Stefano Secci has more than 30 years of experience in martial arts and combat sports.

He is a master of Savate Boxe and Krav Maga and uses his skills to provide his clients with vital knowledge and techniques in combat sports.

Raffaello Sambiagio

Raffaello Sambiagio is from Rome and first encountered martial arts at his local gym, where he found a passion for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Now a black belt, he is one of the members of the Tribe Jiujitsu Roma Nord, one of the most prestigious in the capital.

Butch Pornebo

Since 2002, Butch Pornebo has devoted his life to studying and practising Kung Fu.

He is a 2nd Degree Black Sash Fringe of Choy Li Fut Kung Fu and Yang Tai Chi and currently trains under the guidance of Sifu James Lendech and Tai Sifu Alan Hubbard from the teachings of Grandmaster Doc Fai Wong, who is the president of the Plumblossom International Federation.

Vladimir Vladisavljevic

Vladimir Vladisavljevic has been training in the art of kickboxing for over 7 years, holds a Taekwondo black belt, and has a master’s degree in sports and physical education.

He is best known in Bulgaria as a mixed martial arts commentator, analyst, and podcaster.

Gianluca Martucci

Involved in the athletic training of several professional fighters, Gianluca Martucci is a personal and athletic trainer who is the owner and personal trainer of Fast Training fit in 20 minutes in Carate Brianza.

The way to become a champion is through hard work, grit, determination, and a love for what you do. You have to be willing to sacrifice everything to get into martial arts or combat sports, but once you’re in it, the rewards can be unparalleled.

Way of Martial Arts helps you learn the essentials and gives you the best advice to start your journey to champion.

More information

To find out more about Way of Martial Arts, please visit their website at https://wayofmartialarts.com/.

Source: https://thenewsfront.com/way-of-martial-arts-adds-new-editorial-staff-made-up-of-real-instructors-and-champions/

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Yoga Vs. Pilates via 360 MAGAZINE

Yoga Vs. Pilates

Yoga Vs. Pilates – What is the most popular fitness class in the country?

  • Yoga is the most popular fitness class across America, with 16 states searching for Yoga classes more than any other fitness class. 
  • Pilates is the second most popular, with 11 states searching for ‘Pilates classes’ the most. 
  • Zumba is the country’s third most popular fitness class, especially across the West.  

New study reveals the most Googled fitness class in each state, with Yoga taking the top spot, followed by Pilates.

The research, conducted by fitness experts Fitness Volt, analyzed Google Trends data to discover the most Googled fitness classes in each state over the past year, to determine which was more popular across the country – Yoga or Pilates

Yoga is the most popular fitness class in America by some distance, according to the research. Yoga is the most searched-for fitness class in 16 states, including Arkansas, California, and Illinois. Yoga is especially favored in the Northeast, as states such as New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts all search for Yoga more than any other fitness class. 

The second most Googled fitness class across the country is Pilates. Pilates has surged in popularity over recent years and currently receives 9,000 average searches a month across the country for the phrase ‘Pilates classes’. Pilates is the most Googled fitness class in 11 different states, including Florida, Oklahoma, and Washington. 

The research revealed that Zumba ranks closely behind Pilates as the country’s third most popular fitness class. A total of ten states search for Zumba classes more than any other fitness class, such as Kansas and Alabama, and the popular dancing workout also receives 12,000 average monthly searches for the term ‘Zumba classes’. Zumba classes also ranked particularly popular across the West, as states such as Colorado, Idaho, and Wyoming all search for Zumba the most. 

BodyPump follows as the fourth most Googled fitness class across the country, with a total of six states searching for it more than any other fitness class. BodyPump is a fast-paced, barbell-based workout specifically intended to help people get toned, lean, and fit. This workout class is most popular in the West, ranking number one in states such as Nevada, Utah, and New Mexico. 

The fifth most popular fitness class across the country is Boxing. Four states search for Boxing classes more than any other fitness class and the term ‘Boxing classes’ receives a huge 20,000 average monthly searches across the country. Boxing also ranked particularly popular across the Southeast, as states such as North Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia all search for Boxing classes the most. 

A total of three states search for Aerobics classes more than any other class, making it the sixth most Googled fitness class across the country. These states include Michigan, Missouri, and South Carolina. 

A spokesperson for Fitness Volt commented on the study: “The popularity of fitness classes first became apparent in the 1970s and are still as popular as they have ever been today, with people eager to reap the benefits of a workout in the form of organized group exercise. 

This data offers an interesting insight into which fitness classes are the most popular across the country, with the unwavering popularity of Yoga showing no signs of slowing down, although the popularity of Pilates is definitely on the rise.” 

This research was conducted by Fitness Volt, a comprehensive online resource dedicated to Strength Sports, from healthy eating to exercise and everything in between. 

State Most Googled fitness class  
Alabama Zumba 
Alaska Yoga 
Arizona Pilates 
Arkansas Yoga 
California Yoga 
Colorado Zumba 
Connecticut Yoga 
Delaware Zumba 
Florida Pilates 
Georgia Boxing 
Hawaii Zumba 
Idaho Zumba 
Illinois Yoga 
Indiana BodyPump 
Iowa Yoga 
Kansas Zumba 
Kentucky Zumba 
Louisiana Zumba 
Maine Boxing 
Maryland Yoga 
Massachusetts Yoga 
Michigan Aerobics 
Minnesota BodyPump 
Mississippi Pilates 
Missouri Aerobics 
Montana Pilates 
Nebraska Pilates 
Nevada BodyPump 
New Hampshire Zumba 
New Jersey Pilates 
New Mexico BodyPump 
New York Yoga 
North Carolina Boxing 
North Dakota Yoga 
Ohio Yoga 
Oklahoma Pilates 
Oregon Yoga 
Pennsylvania  Yoga 
Rhode Island Pilates 
South Carolina Aerobics 
South Dakota  Yoga 
Tennessee Boxing 
Texas Yoga 
Utah BodyPump 
Vermont Pilates 
Virginia  Yoga 
Washington Pilates 
West Virginia Pilates 
Wisconsin BodyPump 
Wyoming Zumba 
Engwe EP 2 PRO EBike is review by Vaughn Lowery for 360 MAGAZINE

ENGWE EP-2 Pro E-Bike

ENGWE EP-2 PRO, THE FOLDING ELECTRIC BIKE THAT YOU CAN TAKE ANYWHERE

Modern e-bikes are great alternative transportation methods for those looking for quick, enjoyable, and exhilarating travel. We see them all the time — whether it’s your Uber Eats driver dropping off your midday lunch or your friend meeting you for dinner in the city – e-bikes are everywhere.

The ENGWE EP-2 Pro e-bike is an excellent option for those interested in delving into electric transportation. Priced at $999, the ENGWE is an affordable option, furnished with essential e-bike features. The Engwe EP-2 PRO Electric Bike will be delivered FREE, within 3-5 business days to the US, EU and UK Mainland.

360 MAGAZINE had the opportunity to test out the ENGWE EP-2 Pro e-bike in the concrete jungle. Please read below to find out what we thought about this practical e-bike.

Curb Appeal

Coming in at 70lbs, the ENGWE EP-2 Pro sports a conveniently foldable frame for optimal storage. Though this e-bike is heavier than other models, it offers an easy daily commute.

Available in the colors Black, Dark orange and Slate gray, the design of the e-bike is sleek and unisex. Structured with distinct and sharp lines throughout, the ENGWE carries a modern and universal sense that would adorn many.

Design

The original ENGWE comes furnished with 20 x 4.0 all-terrain tires to tackle varying landscapes. At 360, we swapped out those tires for a puncture-proof option, and acquired a saddle seat for the e-bike. The new tires were puncture-proof and withstood potholes that encompass the city.

The neck of the ENGWE can be adjusted according to passenger height with leather handlebars. The 48v 13Ah lithium battery is hidden with the suitable design of the e-bike in the battery compartment. To ensure further safety of the battery, the ENGWE made the compartment locks with a supplied key. An electric bell is, too, included with the ENGWE.

Technology

With a 5-level pedal assist, the ENGWE conforms to each passengers riding style with assistance from the LCD display screen. The 12.8 Ah battery fully charges within 5-6 hours and can be charged on the go with the charging port.

The 48 V front ambient light illuminates your pathway with bright and prominent rays. The mechanical breaks sport rear lights, sparking up when you begin to slow down.

Performance

The enhanced 750W motor is the star of the ENGWE show. The e-bike exhibits top speeds of up to 28 miles per hour, and ranges around 50 miles while in route. With easy torque customizability, passengers have the option to increase or decrease their torque.  

Purchase an Engwe E-Bike HERE

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Engwe EP 2 PRO EBike is review by Vaughn Lowery for 360 MAGAZINE

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Reebok announces three new colorways of the Premier Road Modern Mid via Reebok PR team for use by 360 Magazine

REEBOK-PREMIER ROAD MODERN MID

Reebok announces three new colorways of the Premier Road Modern Mid, a mid-cut version of the Premier Road Modern silhouette that was first launched in 2020. 

This unveiling follows a drop in Reebok and KANGHYUK’s ongoing partnership that debuted the silhouette last month. Similarly to the Reebok x KANGHYUK Premier Road Modern Mid, this inline version of the shoe features bold details, sculpted design lines, and a variety of textures.

The shoe will be available in three colorways – Indigo Navy (GW5915), Forest Moss (GW5913), and Sand (GW5914). All three colorways references tactical hiking boots, and the tonal executions regard nature (sea, forest and sand, respectively).

The Premier Road Modern Mid will be available for $220 on Reebok.com beginning in July 2022.

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Lexus Wellness Destinations

Lexus is hitting the road for health and wellness. For those striving for a better self and looking to incorporate more balance and mindfulness into their lives, the luxury automaker is launching Lexus’ “Wellness Destinations.” This new program features collaborations with four luxury hospitality and wellness resorts–Cal-a-Vie Health Spa and all three Miraval Resorts and Spas–and offers Lexus-curated wellness packages paired with complimentary transportation for each guest. 

“After the last couple of years we have all experienced, it’s no surprise to see the focus on self-care paired with the desire to get away resulting in demand for wellness travel,” says Vinay Shahani, Lexus vice president of marketing. “As a luxury lifestyle brand, Lexus is meeting this need by offering curated, integrative experiences that focus on wellbeing at award-winning destinations.” 

At Cal-Vie Health Spa in Southern California, travelers can book the “Lexus Living in Luxury” package, which includes: 

  • A four-night stay in a Mediterranean-style French Provencal villa with a terrace or balcony 
  • All meals and nutrition breaks, featuring gourmet spa cuisine 
  • A cryotherapy session designed to flush toxins and help reduce chronic pain and inflammation, a metabolic test to better understand the guest’s metabolism, or a BodPod session to gain knowledge of body fat and lean muscle mass, as recommended by the fitness director 
  • One specialty spa treatment, such as a hand and foot renewal, hydrating wrap, or similar treatment 
  • One rejuvenating facial and two 50-minute Cal-a-Vie massages 
  • One private fitness session with a 50-minute take-home program 
  • Full spa amenities, including two pools, an outdoor jacuzzi, a sauna, and a steam bath 
  • A meditation ceremony at the end of the stay to regard the guests’ intentions and put meaningful closure to their time at Cal-a-Vie Health Spa 
  • Complimentary transportation in a luxury Lexus vehicle to and from the San Diego International Airport upon arrival and departure 

Lexus owners also receive a VIP welcome gift and 10 percent off the $7,300 cost per person (valid through March 2023).  

“We want to provide a luxury experience from the moment our guests arrive to the day they depart. We care about creating life-changing wellness experiences for our guests and that’s exactly what we do here at Cal-a-Vie Health Spa,” says Terri Havens, owner of Cal-a-Vie Health Spa.  

Miraval resorts are offering guests a “Lexus Drive Your Way to Wellness” custom experience for $495 per person (valid through March 2023). This one-day experience–ranging from six to eight hours–is available at the three Miraval resorts, located in Arizona, Austin and the Berkshires which includes a complimentary Lexus vehicle to use throughout the experience. Highlights include: 

  • An intention-setting ceremony with a Miraval Guide 
  • Scenic drives to various destinations where a private guide leads hiking, biking and swimming expeditions 
  • A chef-prepared picnic lunch and a locally-oriented activity, such as kayaking, paddle boarding or birdwatching 

Each wellness package highlights the unique offerings available at the three Miraval resorts and is available to schedule directly through the selected property. 

“We are excited to team up with Lexus to offer our guests exclusive drive experiences at each of our destination resorts and spas,” said Susan Santiago, head of Miraval operations at Hyatt. “These new and unique offerings allow us to immerse our guests in scenic, natural settings off-property that encourage external exploration and space for internal reflection. We look forward to continuing our mission of providing authentic experiences focused on our guests’ physical, spiritual, and mental wellbeing.” 

Lexus deeply values the health and wellbeing of its guests, and comprehensive sanitization procedures are in place for each Lexus vehicle. Please also refer to each resort website for additional information on health and safety protocols. For more information or to book a Lexus Wellness Destination, click HERE or HERE.  

Is Music a Must-have for everything You do?

No matter who you are, or what you do, music always seems to find its way into your life. Whether it is listening to the radio in the car on your way to work or cranking up your favorite songs on headphones at the gym, music has a unique ability to influence and enhance our daily routines. But does that mean we need it for everything we do? In this blog post, we’ll explore the benefits of music and look at some situations where listening to music can make a massive difference. So, sit back and turn up the volume – let’s get started!

The benefits of music

For many, listening to music is a huge part of our lives. But did you know that it helps make us more productive or can actually enhance your workout?

There are plenty of ways that music can be beneficial to us. Here are just some of the ways that listening to your favorite songs on repeat can help us, both at work and in our personal lives:

Listening to music even improves productivity. Have you ever found yourself struggling to get through your work? You might think it’s because you’re not passionate about what you do – but research shows that the actual reason could be much simpler. In fact, scientists have proven that listening to music while working can block out distractions and even help you get more done in less time.

Here are some ways that music can enhance your experiences. 

Music for exercise 

As well as helping us get through the day at work, music can also enhance workout sessions at the gym.

Studies have shown that relaxing or energizing songs can directly impact how much you enjoy your exercise regime, and therefore encourage you to exercise more often.

For example, listening to fun songs while exercising can give you that extra boost of motivation to get through your workout.

But it’s not just about feeling the beat. Listening to music while working out can also help with specific exercises too. For example, people tend to lift more weight when they’re listening to fast-paced songs compared with slow songs. In fact, working out to the right kind of music can even help you burn more fat!

In addition to helping us get fit, listening to our favorite tunes while exercising has been shown to improve our stamina and concentration too. So, it turns out there are a number of physical benefits from using your iPod at the gym!

Music for relaxation

In a world where we’re constantly glued to our smartphones and tablets, it’s no wonder that many of us struggle to switch off. Our brains are always on the go – which can make relaxing after work really difficult. Fortunately, there is one activity that can help calm your mind and encourage you to relax: listening to music. Studies have shown that just 15 minutes of music every day helps reduce stress and encourage a more positive outlook on life.

In addition to helping us relax, listening to soothing sounds can also help with better sleep – perfect if you’re struggling to nod off at night. In fact, there have been studies that show that playing relaxing background sounds or music before bedtime can help reduce stress and encourage a better night’s sleep.

So, if you’re looking for ways to unwind after a long day at work, it turns out that turning up the volume on your favorite songs could be one of the best strategies!

Music for events 

No matter what you’re doing, music can always help to set the scene. Whether it’s turning up the volume at a party, or putting on your favorite song for a romantic dinner with your significant other, listening to music is an easy way to enhance every aspect of our lives.

Let’s look at an example. You might be throwing a casino party for your friends. If so, you need all the details to be right so everyone can really buy into the whole thing. That’s why it’s important to have some classy music that you’d hear in a high-end casino. If your friends can’t make it, you could play on live casino games online at sites, like slots.lv/casino/live-dealer, where the live dealer could make the things a bit more exciting. Pairing this with the right music is destined to get your casino event off the ground. 

This is just one example. There are loads of ways that music can enhance your event. It’s all about making the right choices and finding the perfect tunes to go with it. So, what are you waiting for? Get listening!

Music to motivate you

Of course, not all music is the same. Different genres of songs can have very different effects on us, depending on our own personal tastes. 

If you’re looking for some intense motivation to get you through an intense workout session, more upbeat songs are the way forward. 

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Apple Music Fitness DJ Mix Series

From Apple Music comes their very own DJ Mix series; a special space where all artists, DJs and producers can come together to produce an exclusive fitness experience, only on Apple Music.

Everyone has a distinguished taste for their workout music, and the Fitness Mix series allows artists to customize their own tracks to create an unparalleled experience for listeners.

The Fitness Mix series is separated into four differing subcategories, which includes Run, Ride, Gym and Yoga. Each mix is solely produced to be worked out to.

The first set of the Fitness Mix series includes mixes from Aluna (Ride), Loud Luxury (Run), Valentino Khan (Gym) and Above and Beyond (Yoga).

Detailed descriptions on what listeners can look forward to in the first round of mixes is featured below.

Aluna: Ride

The first Apple Music Fitness Mix for cycling showcases the British electronic producer and singer Aluna (formerly one half of AlunaGeorge). Aluna set out to encapsulate her DJ point-of-view in the mix, styling the mix for cyclists. “I take whichever club or festival I’m playing all around the world with my collection of global dance music,” Aluna tells Apple Music. “This time, it’s on a bike.” Crafted specifically with a cycle set in mind, the mix flows from a comfortable warm-up to a powerful set of climbs and sprints. Eventually, Aluna directs viewers to what she calls the “sweet spot” of 90 RPM. The combination of all of Aluna’s distinct songs in the mix sets up viewers for a kinetic cycling encounter.

Loud Luxury: Run

The LA-based house due Loud Luxury generated a mix sure to get listeners motivated and amped to run. Inspired by their own personal preference for fitness music, Joe Depace, one half of the group, told Apple Music, “in terms of the set’s structure, we were really intentional about having some sections that are very high-energy, big sing-along moments mixed with sections where it’s a bit more rhythmic and repetitive. The goal here is to keep you on pace so you’re never getting bored but also not losing all of your energy on one song.” The duo referenced their own busy schedules for creativity in the fitness mix, aiming to create something that would be easy to listen and get active to.

Valentino Khan: Gym

All Apple Music Fitness mixes have a shared goal in common; to pump up the viewers and give an essential boost of energy during workouts. Valentino Khan, an LA-based DJ/producer, created the fitness mix for the gym to get anyone through weight trainings, HIIT workouts or any other demanding fitness routines. Khan elaborated on his mix, stating, “I wanted to keep the energy high, while still selecting tracks that were pleasant to listen to play in any setting. It’s a bit of a crescendo, with the higher-energy tracks towards the later stages of the mix. At the same time, I wanted to give people a great ending that they can ride out to.”

Above & Beyond: Yoga

The UK trio Above & Beyond has released three albums since their Flow State project in 2019, with intention “to bring people’s attention and focus towards helping themselves find better mental fitness and overall happiness in life,” Paavo Siljamäki, one third of the group, tells Apple Music. Since collaborating in the past with yoga experts Elena Brower and ChauKei Ngai, the group was the innate choice to cultivate the Apple Music Fitness mix for yoga. The mix is a crucial one, as the flow of the mix will directly correlate to the energy and tempo during one’s yoga workout. “Through raised awareness, being more present, one can reach a state of flow: a creative and free state of mind where time, fear, and stress dissipate,” says Siljamäki. Above & Beyond strives to provide a sense of calm and comfort through this fitness mix.

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New Latinx Community Studies

 Leading Latino digital media company mitú, in partnership with premier multicultural marketing and communications agency The MRKT, released the first of a series of studies titled The mitú InTell Series. The studies aim to gain and socialize insights on the current state of the U.S. Hispanic community while digging deeper into their motivations and behaviors behind topics ranging from health and wellness to finance, sports, food, commerce, and travel.

“As a digital media brand that has stood for Latinx representation for 10 years, mitú has conversations with millions of Latinos daily. This interaction and our editorial process allows us to gather signals and real-world concerns from our audience to develop insights not only on what our community is thinking, but also why, and to do so while the topics are still actionable and timely,” said President of mitú, Stephen Brooks. “Ultimately we feel a responsibility to not only share these insights, but to give a voice to our audience.”

Both mitú and The MRKT are inherently able to provide insights into the state of the U.S. Hispanic population both from a macro, public perspective and at an interpersonal scale, allowing them to uncover nuances and evaluate the community from a unique point of view not seen before. 

“As a leading multicultural marketing and communications agency, our team lives and breathes the experiences that permeate the cultural zeitgeist within our community, making the issues that affect the U.S. Hispanic community incredibly evident to us. It is with that real-world and professional experience that we help create these studies which we hope enable other entities and organizations to identify the most current needs of the U.S. Latino population and bring us closer to a future where our community is fully seen and heard.” said President of The MRKT, Marcos Barron.

This first online quantitative study – conducted by a third party, HyperFocus ROI, with a sample size of 1,000 U.S. Hispanics–consisted of evaluating participants for their various attitudes, perceptions and behaviors across a number of demographic segments relative to the broader topic of health & wellness. Four key areas under this topic–medical, mental health, fitness, and nutrition–were evaluated across key audience segments broken out by age, income, gender, and country of origin.

While specific insights relative to each of these four areas were uncovered across the various audience segments, mental health emerged as the most common denominator, garnering the highest overall importance ratings when compared with the other three subcategories, with 65% of all respondents rating mental health as very important. Notably, mental health has declined across all segments of the U.S. Latino population vs. two years ago.

 Additional key findings include:

  • U.S. born Latinos are reporting health issues that affect multiple generations at nearly twice the rate as non U.S. born Latinos.
  • 37% of the Latinos surveyed report that the #1 reason they don’t have a primary care physician is their financial situation, with non U.S. born Latinos expressing this as a barrier with even more frequency at a rate of 46%. 
  • Latinos in the lowest income bracket (earning under $49K) are rating all of the health subcategories (medical, mental health, fitness, nutrition) as being somewhat/not at all important to them. However, there are some key barriers and reasons that surfaced on why they may not be placing importance on their health when compared to the other groups.
  • Out of the four subcategories, Latinos aren’t placing as much importance on fitness even though their reported habits are demonstrating that they are exercising at higher rates when compared to two years ago, with 45% stating that they are exercising more often.

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About mitú

Mitú is the leading digital media company representing the Latino point of view among consumers 18-44. Through our multiple touch points in video, editorial, social media and commerce, we connect brands, content buyers, and creators to the massive community of Latino consumers in America. Our audience is the 200%, 100% American and 100% Latino, who inspire us to create authentic, culturally relevant stories. We reach a massive, cross-cultural audience across a variety of social and O&O platforms. Mitú is a GoDigital Media Group company headquartered in Los Angeles, CA with operations in New York, Miami, Chicago, Mexico, Colombia, Belarus, Sri Lanka and South Korea. 

About The MRKT

The MRKT is the full-service multicultural marketing and communications division of Terry Hines & Associates (THA), a leading entertainment-marketing firm for over 40 years. The MRKT offers a comprehensive approach to creating narratives and experiences that connect clients to diverse, multicultural demographics via culture and lifestyle, over stereotypes and assumptions. The MRKT specializes in reaching Latinx, African American, and AAPI consumers and executes campaigns with both a national and local footprint, all infused with cultural resonance, across several disciplines including: PR, social media, influencer marketing, experiential, grassroots, and creative (print, digital, AV) on behalf of some of the largest entertainment and consumer brands in the world.

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Why kicking an addiction is more than just quitting

Why kicking an addiction is more than just quitting; the importance of self-improvement to recovery

Regardless of what someone becomes addicted to, be it drugs, food, or a computer game, there are usually underlying causes that have led to the addiction developing. So, it makes sense that when the addict chooses to try and break their addiction, it is not just the addiction that needs to be addressed but also the underlying causes. Without doing this, the person is far more likely to fall back into their habit. Thankfully there are many routes to self-improvement that can be used in the fight to overcome addiction.

Talking therapy can be a valuable tool for uncovering deep-seated issues that have eroded a person’s confidence and mental health and pushed them into escapism that became a dangerous addiction. Whether you choose to use a psychologist or a trained counselor, they will work to improve your mental health, giving you much-needed strength to break that addiction. Therapists are also there for you once you’ve broken the addiction but are perhaps still struggling with old triggers or when other stresses arise that could become triggering so that you can develop coping mechanisms to overcome them.

Rehab centers can be a scary thought, but they aren’t just there for those at the lowest ebb of their addiction issues. Rehabs are also designed to help you learn how to deal with day-to-day life after addiction so that you don’t need their services again. An Arizona Rehab Center will also provide outpatient services to provide that ongoing support while you reintegrate into the community. Being in a rehab facility also lets you see others who are at different stages of recovery than yourself, letting you look back at how far you’ve come and forwards to where you will soon be.

A general improvement to mental health is beneficial for anyone, especially when dealing with deeper issues. As well as therapy and addiction-specific help, look at other approaches to balancing the mind, such a meditation and mindfulness, which can be practiced in a group setting or alone in a quiet moment. Many people’s addictions stem from trying to escape the noise in their heads. The practices of meditation and mindfulness work to help you calm that internal noise and reset your mind, thus allowing you to step away from chaotic thoughts that have become overwhelming and, therefore, harmful to your mental health.

As well as working on your mental health, paying attention to your physical health is very important, too, especially if you’re fighting an addiction that has a particularly detrimental effect on it. Start small and gentle; if you’re coming off drugs or alcohol, a heavy gym session will not go well. Instead, opt for gentle exercise such as a yoga class or join a walking group (classes and groups have an added social benefit that will lift your mood). As you see improvement in your fitness and overall health, look at finding other activities in which to get involved.