Author Archive: Efren Martinez

I answered the call back in 1983; mixing Music and Entertainment with an eccentric European style has always come easy for me. In the early 80's I was the Disc Jockey for most of the high school dances in Modesto. In the late 80's I found myself in Hollywood working as a dancer and sound engineer for various professional recording industries. In 1990 my wife of 25 years and I started (The Quake Mobile DJ ®) which was seeded from San Francisco's 1985, The Quake, radio station that only lasted a short while on the air. 26 years later The Quake Mobile DJ is bigger & better than ever in the Entertainment industry. Real-Estate, photojournalism, event promoter, saving animals, travel and fitness are a few other of my interests. I also enjoy motivational speaking to children and to those who are struggling with addiction. In my life, I have always been a very direct person and once I see a goal I won't quit till I've achieved it. But out of all of the above I feel in my heart that the best inspiration in my life is my wife and my love for the faith that I practice. Phil 4:20

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FitView: My Tandem Valentine

FitView: My Tandem Valentine

My Tandem Valentine by Efren Martinez It’s no secret that exercising with a friend can be more beneficial to one’s fitness than exercising solo. So why not invite your best friend to join you? For me, my best friend would happen to be my wife. When it comes to cycling one of us obviously has […]

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2017 The Year of the Bicycle & New Store Fun Sport Bikes

2017 The Year of the Bicycle & New Store Fun Sport Bikes

2017 The Year of the Bicycle & New Store Fun Sport Bikes by Efren Martinez This may be the year of the Rooster according to the Chinese New Year, but I’ve got my own Zodiac Signs to get me moving: Swim, Bike, Run.  In 2015, I celebrated the “Year of the Run”, that was a […]

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Back it Up 2016

Back it Up 2016

Back it up (2016) By Efren Martinez As 2016 comes to a close, most of us are looking to plan New Year’s Eve celebrations. Of course I’d like to remind you that if you drink, on any day, don’t drive! But before you get your New Year party on, you might want to think about […]

By December 27, 2016 Read More →
FitView Roller Fitness & Modesto On Ice

FitView Roller Fitness & Modesto On Ice

FitView Roller Fitness by Efren Martinez Four wheels per leg multiplied by two equals Roller Skating Fitness! It’s been years since I put on some roller skates; they pretty much went into storage shortly after Roller King closed its doors. Since then I’ve seen the sport of roller skating evolve into roller-blades, long-board skateboards and […]

By December 1, 2016 Read More →
FitView: Martial Arts Fitness

FitView: Martial Arts Fitness

FitView: Martial Arts Fitness by Efren Martinez So you bike, run, swim, lift weights and maybe even jazzercise for fitness, but how about considering some Kung Fu fighting as part of your weekly workout? If you’ve ever wrestled in high school, you know that even 2 minutes of grappling can be extremely exhausting. This winter […]

By November 1, 2016 Read More →
FitView A, B, or C Running Club

FitView A, B, or C Running Club

A, B, or C Running Club by Efren Martinez With more than a few choices of running clubs out there it can be a bit difficult to chose the right fit for you. There is (A) The ShadowChase running club, which is not only the biggest running club, but also the most competitive club out […]

By October 1, 2016 Read More →
InterView/GlobalView Fitz and The Tantrums

InterView/GlobalView Fitz and The Tantrums

InterView Fitz and The Tantrums by Efren Martinez If you grooved to their LP “More Than Just a Dream”, you’ll absolutely love their new LP “Handclap” that was released this past summer. The LP features 11 amazingly fun tracks.  As a DJ I wasn’t too surprised that the first hit single, “HandClap” was a #1 […]

By September 26, 2016 Read More →
The Foals Exclusive Interview

The Foals Exclusive Interview

The Foals by Efren Martinez     Their newest LP “What went Down” was released in August 2015. Shortly after the album’s debut, the band won “Best Act In The World” at the Q Awards and received a BBC Music Award Nomination for “British Artist of the Year”. Foals was also nominated for four awards at the 2016 […]

By September 23, 2016 Read More →
FitView – Pep Up Fitness

FitView – Pep Up Fitness

FitView By Efren Martinez Pep-up Fitness I am a man who appreciates one of God’s greatest creations on earth, the human body. So I’ll ask you to push aside all your reasons for not exercising, eating healthy and doing the right thing when it come to taking care of our bodies. I realizing that none […]

By September 3, 2016 Read More →
FitView: Fitness Vacation Adventures

FitView: Fitness Vacation Adventures

FitView: Fitness Vacation Adventures by Efren Martinez Let’s make the summer of 2016 a Gold Rush adventure. Back in 2001, a group of Modesto ultra runners who had participated in adventure races decided to organize similar events in the Modesto area. These ultra runners, Adrian Crane, Yitzhak Gilon, Joanne Grether, Frank Earnest  and Brien Crothers, […]

By July 1, 2016 Read More →
FitView – Dusty Bottoms

FitView – Dusty Bottoms

FitView By Efren Martinez Dusty Bottoms Trail Runners Originally founded in 2013 by a group of friends that ran together on the weekends, this is not your ordinary running club. All of their members have a laid back view on running. This means less to do with “tempo runs” & “fartleks” and more about trail […]

By June 1, 2016 Read More →
SummerView Keep Cool

SummerView Keep Cool

Keep Cool by Efren Martinez Friends, please remember before you go to work each day this summer, to make sure your outdoor pets have plenty of fresh water and a shady place to keep cool in, such as tree shade, a canopy or dog house. This Modesto summer should be no different from any other. […]

By May 31, 2016 Read More →
FitView – Playground Fitness

FitView – Playground Fitness

FitView By Efren Martinez Playground Fitness I got this great idea from a friend who’s a Ninja poet. He’s an English teacher by day and an awesome father and husband by night. In fact some of you may know him as Mr. Slam on Rye. Last year Sam Pierstorff had the opportunity to compete on […]

By May 1, 2016 Read More →
FitView – I Double Dare You

FitView – I Double Dare You

I Double Dare You By Efren Martinez Congratulations to those who completed your Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon! Now looking back, you may remember early on when you ran all those countless miles to build up your distance and endurance. You’ve ran in the cold rain, and in the heat along with aches and pains, but […]

Metallica, Pet Shop Boys & SWMRS

Metallica, Pet Shop Boys & SWMRS

Yesterday in music, (March 31st) Metallica announced they will play a rare intimate set for a selected few in Berkeley, CA at the legendary Rasputin Music Store on April 16th to celebrate National Record Day. Today April 1st, The Pet Shop Boys out of Europe released their new CD “Super” globally. Out of New York, Book […]

By April 1, 2016 Read More →