The Maturing Flutist

In Corrective Exercise, Fitness, Flute, Travel by musicstrongLeave a Comment

Yesterday Dr. Steve Mitchell and I co-presented at the National Flute Association Convention in Orlando, FL.  Our talk was titled “The Maturing Flutist” and it covered a lot of the issues that concern aging musicians and the elderly populations.  You don’t need to be a flutist to benefit from this, as lots of the things we covered relate to the …

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Resistance Training for String Musicians – professional study

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YAY!! More studies on resistance training for string musicians showing positive results! There is still such a lack of scientific study in this area, so glad to see more research is being done! I only have access to the abstract (if anyone can send me the full study, please share!) but from what I gather: 24 string musicians from 3 …

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Fitness for Instrumentalists and Vocalists in Nashville Feb. 6

In Corrective Exercise, Entrepreneurship, Fitness, Workshops by AngelaLeave a Comment

  I’m super excited to announce that Nashville vocal coach Robin Earl and I have teamed up to bring you what will be the first in a monthly series of fitness for musician workshops.  We don’t want anyone to feel excluded – this casual, interactive workshop is for everyone: vocalists, sound techs, musicians, song writers, load crew, managers, etc.  Musicians …

Music Strong is featured on WSMV Channel 4 in Nashville!

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Well this is super exciting! “Today in Nashville” found out about Music Strong and wanted to interview us to find out just what we do and who we are. If you missed it, the story aired  on January 23, 2017 between 11 AM-12 PM on WSMV Channel 4.  They did a great job showing just Music Strong Fitness Training is …

Physical Fitness for Vocalists and Athletes Post-Surgery

In Corrective Exercise, Entrepreneurship, Fitness, Motivation and Success by AngelaLeave a Comment

Just because vocalists don’t hold an instrument doesn’t mean they don’t have specific muscle imbalances that can hinder their musical careers.  Meet Liz, a vocal coach and voice trainer here in Nashville who utilized our services to improve her posture, body awareness and freedom of movement to release tension in her neck, upper back and hips and can sing better …

Do You Follow Me On Pinterest?

In Boot Camp, Corrective Exercise, Entrepreneurship, Fitness, Flute, Motivation and Success, Nutrition, Pedagogy and Teaching, Personal Life, recipes, Resources, Special Thanks, Travel, Uncategorized, Workshops by AngelaLeave a Comment

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Foam Rolling Class in Hermitage, TN!

In Boot Camp, Corrective Exercise, Fitness, Resources, Workshops by AngelaLeave a Comment

I’m very excited to announce I’ll be leading my first foam rolling class at Next Level Strength and Conditioning in Hermitage, TN. It’ll be 30 minutes of self-massage and just like a good massage, you feel pain followed by relief, difference being YOU are in control of the pressure. You’ll leave the session feeling more relaxed (or possibly more energized), …

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Trigger Point Total Body Package

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Trigger point therapy is a great way to relieve stress, pain and muscle tension and is the first step in all my training programs and warm up routines. These prodcuts are excellent to prevent your thumbs from being fatigued and getting in deeply to the muscles and the best part is that after 5-7 seconds of pressure they mimic the …

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Resistance Bands

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I have used these from all kinds of things: from my boot camp classes to travel, wrist rehab to band resisted squats, pushups and leg kickbacks, you name it. This is your all-purpose resistance band available in several different resistances.

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Gymboss Trainer

In Boot Camp, Corrective Exercise, Fitness, Motivation and Success, Resources, Travel by AngelaLeave a Comment

This little guy is a GREAT addition to your arsenal. If you are like me (like most of us, and definitely all of my clients) rest times between sets tend to go way longer than they should. This guy stops that by keeping you on track whether you are using it to time rest sets, sprint intervals, etc. In fact, …