Smart DJ Tips: No More Achy Back and Feet!

November 13, 2016 by Jason Rubio

Despite popular belief, DJing is not as easy as people think it is, especially for mobile DJs! Setting up heavy equipment, and standing all night, weekend after weekend, takes a toll on your body. Of course the older you get, the more you feel it! I’ve been a DJ for 25 years, this year (started as a kid) and I started to feel the aching about 3 years ago. So, as I always tell our DJs and my readers, “work smarter, not harder!” I have another solution for this problem.

First of all, a Podiatrist once told me that you should never wear shoes more than 3 months, if you wear them often. This truly surprised me, but hey, he was the doctor, not me. So be sure to have a few pairs of comfortable athletic shoes to wear for your events. I rotate between a few different pair of shoes, weekly. This makes my shoes last longer and look new, longer! So it’s a win-win! I usually wear all black, comfortable athletic shoes for weddings and events. They aren comfortable and easily pass as dress shoes. So be sure and get you a pair or two, of all black, comfortable athletic shoes.

Next, buy a few pairs of orthotic insoles, they work great! I buy the Profoot brand, because they’re inexpensive and work well! No, I’m not affiliated with them. I simply like a great deal and like products that work! Here’s a link to check them out: Profoot Orthotic Insoles

Additionally, purchase an anti-fatigue mat. These mats will truly make a difference. Standing on hard floors, all night, isn’t easy, even though it looks like it. Trust me, buy a mat, you’ll be glad you did! Here’s a great one that I use: Anti-fatigue Mat It’s easy to add to your setup and makes a huge difference! So overall, just invest a little money in some products, like the ones above, and your sore feet and back will be gone! 🙂

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Jason Rubio is the co-owner and founder of Austin’s Best DJs, a professional DJ & photo booth company that provides music and entertainment for hundreds of weddings and events in the Austin and central Texas area. Jason started his DJ career as a mobile DJ, at age 13, and has since DJ’ed thousands of events, providing music and entertainment for clubs, bars, radio, concerts, festivals and various other events. In addition to writing for Mobile Beat, Jason also writes “The DJ Insider,” and has been featured in Canadian Special Events Magazine, Wedding Planner Magazine, and numerous other sites and publications. Jason is also a graduate of Texas State University with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Education, as well as a Master’s of Public Administration, from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Contact Jason Rubio at

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