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Rush Cycle Carmel Valley Celebrates One Year Anniversary - San Diego Fitness DJ

San Diego DJ, Justin Kanoya, sets up in the lobby of The Rush Cycle spin studio, playing music in celebration of the studios one year anniverary. 

San Diego DJ, Justin Kanoya, sets up in the lobby of The Rush Cycle spin studio, playing music in celebration of the studios one year anniverary. 

The Rush Cycle is a spin studio with four locations in San Diego. The Carmel Valley location, which moved into a new space one year ago, celebrated its one year anniversary of that move on October 21, 2017.

To celebrate the occasion, local juice and health food vendors exhibited in the studio’s lobby, and I DJ’d throughout the morning for the students who were coming and going.

Congrats on one year Rush Cycle! Here’s a look at the setlist.

  • Chris Malinchak - If U Got It
  • Sir Mix-A-Lot - My Hooptie (Select Mix Remix)
  • Naughty By Nature - Jamboree
  • Sia - The Greatest (G Duppy Remix)  
  • Eve - Who's That Girl (Quick Hit Clean)
  • LFO - Summer Girls (Zea Short Edit)
  • De La Soul ft./ Jungle Brothers, Q-Tip, Phife, - Buddy  
  • Rihanna ft Drake - Work (Mr. Collipark Remix)  
  • Fugees - Ready Or Not (Cheyenne Giles Remix)  
  • MO - Nights With You
  • Solange - Cranes In The Sky
  • LP - Lost On You
  • HAIM - Want You Back
  • Kings Of Leon - Use Somebody
  • Gavin DeGraw - Chariot
  • Bay Ledges - Safe
  • Mr. Probz - Till You're Loved
  • Capital Cities - Safe And Sound
  • Noah Cyrus f./Labrinth - Make Me (Cry)
  • Khalid - Location
  • Vance Joy - Fire And The Flood
  • Rag'n'Bone Man - Human
  • Cage The Elephant - Cigarette Daydreams
  • Coldplay - Clocks (Cristian Poow Nu Disco Remix)
  • Calvin Harris f./HAIM - Pray To God
  • R. Kelly - Bump N' Grind (Thrizzo Future House Edit)
  • Drake - Fake Love (Caked Up Remix)  
  • Destiny's Child - Jumpin' Jumpin' (Jean Tonique Remix)
  • Calvin Harris ft Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean - Feels (Fabian EWF Mix) 
  • Smash Mouth - Allstar (Quick Edit Acapella Out)
  • Mann ft 50 Cent - Buzzin (Remix)
  • LL Cool J - Around The Way Girl (Untouchables Remix)
  • Rihanna - Pon De Replay (Ed Marquis Remix)  
  • Blackstreet - No Diggity (Bondax Edit)  
  • ZHU - Generationwhy  
  • Drake ft Majid Jordan - Hold On We're Going Home (Panic City Remix)
  • Sia ft Sean Paul - Cheap Thrills (Xemi Canovas & David Pateo Mambo Remix)  
  • Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop The Feeling (Praia Del Sol & Renco Bootleg)  
  • George Ezra - Budapest
  • New Politics - One Of Us
  • Lorde - Perfect Places
  • The Killers - The Man
  • Soul ll Soul - Back To Reality (KLATCH Remix)
  • Bruno Mars - 24k Magic (Rock It Scientists Hype Edit) (Dynamiq Cutdown)
  • Usher - Yeah
  • Bleachers - Don't Take The Money
  • Cage The Elephant - Whole Wide World
  • HAIM & BloodPop - Little Of Your Love (Remix)
  • Chris Malinchak - Magic
  • Snakehips & MO - Don't Leave (Throttle Remix Full Radio Edit)
  • Halsey - Colors (Blonde Remix Radio Edit)
  • Sia f./Sean Paul - Cheap Thrills (Le Youth Remix)
  • Lost Frequencies f./Sandro Cavazza - Beautiful Life
  • Christina Aguilera - Telepathy (Rare Candy Radio Edit)
  • Hotel Garuda - Smoke Signals
  • Tinashe - Flame
  • Axwell /\ Ingrosso - More Than You Know
  • Post Malone f./Quavo - Congratulations (Uptempo Pop Remix)
  • Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop The Feeling (Loud Luxury Remix)  
  • Drake ft Wizkid & Kyla - One Dance (DubRocca Remix)  
  • Missy Elliott - WTF (Chris Lake Remix)  
  • DNCE - Cake By The Ocean (Riddler Remix)  
  • Empire Of The Sun - Walking On A Dream (Marc Stout & Scott Svejda Island Remix)  
  • M.I.A. - Paper Planes (MIME Remix)  
  • Rihanna - Pon De Replay
  • Marshmello x Khalid - Silence
  • Chris Malinchak - If U Got It

Challenged Athletes Foundation Fundraising Spin Class - The Rush Studio

Fitness DJ Justin Kanoya, with corporate wellness professional and spin instructor, Sheri Matthews.

Sheri Matthews - my friend, spin instructor, runner, encourager, multi brand ambassador (notably Fitbit and Lululemon) -- is running the New York City Marathon. She runs a lot of racers, but this particular one is in recognition for the Challenge Athletes Foundation, an amazing organization that provide opportunities and support to people with physical challenges, so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics.

While many people run marathons to meet personal goals, Sheri’s primary reason for running the NYC marathon was to raise awareness and funds for the CAF. When I heard her fundraising efforts were carrying over to a spin cycling class she was leading at the Rush Studio in La Jolla I knew I wanted to be a part of that.

So Sheri and I once again shared a stage where she led a sweat inducing workout and I kept her riders motivated with some intense tunes.

And, BTW, Sheri did awesome in NYC, with another sub-four hour marathon finish and a cool picture with Meb Keflezighi.

Here’s a look at the setlist from the spin class.


  • Alessia Cara - Here
  • Sam Feldt & Kimberly Anne - Show Me Love (EDX Remix)  
  • Ellie Goulding - Burn (Gryffin Remix)
  • Nina Simone - Feeling Good (Goldcash & RIVAS Remix)  
  • Alessia Cara - Wild Things (MK Remix)  
  • Backstreet Boys - Everybody (Backstreet's Back) (Lazy Bear & Zerky Remix)  
  • Disclosure - Holding On (Armand Van Helden Remix)  
  • No Doubt - Hella Good (Cazztek Remix)  
  • Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing (Mr. Saccardo Remix)  
  • Music P & Marque Aurel - The Feel Good Funk  
  • Mart ft Casey - Heart Of Glass (Mart 2015 Edit)  
  • Rihanna ft Drake - Work (Lost Kings Remix)  

Spin with Sheri Matthews

  • The Weeknd f./Daft Punk - Starboy (PeteDown Remix)
  • Meghan Trainor - Me Too
  • Babert - Boogie Oogie  
  • Avicii - Broken Arrows (Promo Only M-22 Quick Edit)
  • Hailee Steinfeld ft Grey & Zedd - Starving (PeteDown)  
  • Drake ft Rihanna - Too Good (Liam Keegan Remix)  
  • Joe Stone vs Montell Jordan - The Party vs This Is How We Do It  
  • Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop The Feeling (Praia Del Sol & Renco Bootleg)  
  • Major Lazer ft Justin Bieber & MO - Cold Water (Kue Remix)  
  • The Chainsmokers ft Rozes - Roses (The Him Remix)  
  • Snoop Dogg - Drop It Like It's Hot
  • Snoop Dogg & Dr. Dre ft Nate Dogg - The Next Episode (Loczi & Rafi Remix)
  • Sam Hunt - House Party (Bpm Supreme ReDrum)  
  • The Chainsmokers ft Halsey - Closer (Not So Typical Remix)  
  • Afrojack f./Mike Taylor - SummerThing!
  • DNCE - Cake By The Ocean (Riddler Remix)  
  • Ariana Grande f./Nicki Minaj - Side To Side
  • Afro Rican - Give It All You Got
  • Salt N Pepa - Push It

Cool down

  • Charming Horses feat. Grace Grundy - Higher Love (Original Mix)
  • Palm Trees - Casanova
  • Justin Timberlake - Senorita
  • Sia ft Sean Paul - Cheap Thrills (Mr. Collipark Remix)  
  • The Weeknd - I Can't Feel My Face (DJ Jam HeaterVille Remix)
  • Mike Perry f./Shy Martin - The Ocean
  • Fifth Harmony - Write On Me

Fitbit Flex 2 and Fitbit Charge 2 are the ‘Next Big Step’ in Wearable Fitness Trackers

The Fitbit Charge 2 will be available for purchase in September 2016.

The Fitbit Charge 2 will be available for purchase in September 2016.

The Fitbit Charge 2 has interchangeable bands to fit your style at the gym and a night out on the town. 

Fitbit, the leader in wearable fitness trackers, has been rolling out new products in the past year, and just this week announced upgrades to two of its most popular products, Flex and Charge/Charge HR.

The upgrades, naturally named Flex 2 and Charge 2, are currently available for pre-order on Fitbit’s website and other major online retailers. They will be in stores this Fall.

Here’s a brief overview:

Fitbit Charge 2
The updated version of the Charge/Charge HR has PurePulse® heart rate tracking, and now features an enhanced exercise experience, new health and fitness tools, the smart notifications (such as text message and call notifications right on your wrist). The new design with it’s larger display, is reminiscent of the sleek Fitbit Alta, but a bit heftier and dare I say, more "manlier." Like Alta, Charge 2 has the ability to interchange bands that easily let you go from a workout to a night out.

SRP $149.95; packaged with one of these classic fitness band colors; black, blue, plum or teal

Additional bands for purchase include:

  • Classic fitness accessory bands in four colors, sold separately ($29.95)
  • Luxe premium leather accessory bands in blush pink, brown and indigo ($69.95)
  • Special edition series in gunmetal and rose gold coming soon ($179.95)

Fitbit Flex 2
Flex was my first daily wear fitness tracker and it’s great to see an updated version of what I would call Fitbit’s “base model.” The first version was essentially a fancy pedometer, with an unreliable clasp that I always worried would fall off. In fact, I’ve known more than a few people who lost theirs.

Flex 2 is completely redesigned and reengineered - including a much more secure clasp. It’s an ultra-slim, first-ever swim-proof fitness wristband featuring a removable tracker that transforms with classic bands, elegant bangles or pendants, allowing you to effortlessly track all-day activity, exercise and sleep in a style that’s all your own.

The fashion accessories are really where Flex 2 outshines every other fitness wearable, even within Fitbit’s own product line. Users can choose from a range of luxe, premium mirror-finish bangles in silver stainless steel, and 22k-plated gold or rose gold stainless steel, or elegant lariat-style necklaces in silver stainless steel or 22k-plated gold stainless steel for an elevated look that fits seamlessly into everyday life. Tracking 10,000 steps has never looks so stylish.

SRP: $99.95 packaged with one of these classic fitness band colors; black, lavender, magenta or navy

Additional accessories for purchase include:

  • Classic fitness accessory bands in seven on-trend shades of black, blush pink, gray, lavender, magenta, navy and yellow, coming soon and sold separately ($14.95)
  • Classic 3-pack fitness accessory band hues in Pink (blush pink, lavender and magenta) and Sport (gray, navy and yellow) coming soon ($29.95)
  • Bangle accessory in gold, rose gold ($99.95) and silver stainless steel ($89.95)
  • Pendant accessory in gold ($99.95) and silver stainless steel ($79.95)

Fitbit Employee Workout With Haley Pasternak - Asilomar Conference Center

Fitness DJ Justin Kanoya, showcases his custom vinyl/turntable set-up that was used at the Fitbit Sales and Marketing

Fitness DJ Justin Kanoya, showcases his custom vinyl/turntable set-up that was used at the Fitbit Sales and Marketing

Celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak leads a Fitbit employee workout.

Fitbit held it’s annual Sales and Marketing Summit at the Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove California. The employee event was the opportunity for the sales and marketing staff to learn about the few Fitbit products and accessories releasing later this year.

I had a couple of responsibilities during the conference. One of them was to play music in the main meeting hall while attendees entered and exited the room. Also to play music and keep the vibe going at different times during the presentations.

I was also brought in to partner up with Harley Pasternak again as he led a workout at the end of the second day of the event. The workout was for the employees, who were outfitted with new, not yet released Fitbit devices. This allowed them to get hands on use of the fitness wearables.

Harley is a lot of fun to work with, as it was the second time around I was able to work with him. The first being in New York City for the launch of Fitbit Alta.

Here’s a look at the setlist for the summit workout.


  • Kygo ft Ella Henderson - Here For You (DAO Remix)
  • Seinabo Sey - Younger (Kygo Remix)
  • Adele - When We Were Young (Promo Only DiscoTech 2AM Intro Edit)
  • Timeflies f./Natalie La Rose - Worse Things Than Love
  • Mariah Carey - Honey
  • Big Pun - Still Not a Player (feat. Joe)
  • Heavy D - Gyrlz, They Love Me (Select Mix Remix)

Workout with Harley Pasternak

  • Kanye West - Through The Wire
  • Rihanna ft Drake - Work (Lost Kings Remix)
  • Fat Joe & Remy Ma f./French Montana - All The Way Up
  • The Game - How We Do
  • E-0 f./Nef The Pharaoh & D.R.A.M. - Slappin
  • Too Short - Blow The Whistle
  • Chainsmokers, Ashanti - Only U vs Roses (J. Espinosa Jumpoff Edit)
  • Del Tha Funkee Homosapien - Mista Dobalina
  • Kygo ft Parson James - Stole The Show (TWRK & Doobious Remix)
  • Chris Brown - Run It
  • Lil Jon - Get Low
  • Dr. Dre ft Snoop Dogg & Nate Dogg - The Next Episode (Dani Deahl & Jason Edward Remix)
  • Heavy D & the Boyz - You Can't See What I Can See
  • Desiigner - Panda
  • Drake f./Wizkid & Kyla - One Dance

Post workout

  • 99 Souls ft Destiny's Child & Brandy - The Girl Is Mine (DiscoTech Midnight Remix)
  • Fifth Harmony f./Ty Dolla $ign - Work From Home (Rap Version)
  • A-Ha - Take On Me (Kygo Remix)
  • Justin Bieber - Sorry (Kue Remix)

Five Songs For Your CrossFit Playlist - Music For Working Out

This week's installment of the DJ Kanoya 5 gives you a list of five songs for a boot camp, CrossFit style workout. When you need to dig deep for one more squat or to PR that barbell lift, get motivated with these hard hitting hip hop beats. To listen, click on the Spotify playlist below. And subscribe to the entire DJ Kanoya 5 playlist