What Interests You?

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So as you all know, I have two main passions when it comes to career: Music and Fitness.  I’ve gone into mostly uncharted territory with promoting myself as a Musician Health Coach, or a personal trainer for musicians.  What does that mean to you, though?  What does that mean and what do I do and how does that actually benefit …

De-Mystifying Support and the Diaphragm

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As a wind instrumentalist, and especially as a flutist, I hear this question a lot: “What is support?” which is usually followed by this statement “Make sure you breathe/support from the diaphragm“. I hate to tell you, but that is absolutely impossible.  The intentions, when this statement is said, are good, but let’s talk about the diaphragm for a minute. …

3 Exercises + 1 for Core Strength and Stability

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As I was reading through my Google Reader this morning, I came across this blog post: 3 Stability Exercises to Strengthen Core Muscles. (I’m going to use her images here, I give her credit for finding them!)  As I was reading I thought “what a great idea for flutists!”  Americans as a whole are horrifically lacking in core stability.  We …

Great Fitness Deals

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Free Shipping Sale at Perform Better There is a really nice sale going on at Perform Better.  For only another couple of days they are offering FREE SHIPPING!  Why should you care?  Well, besides big stuff (which, if you are interested in purchasing some dumbbells, kettlebells or other things similar in nature – this would save you a TON of …

End of Year Goodies

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Can you believe in about 2 weeks 2010 will be over?  I know, it’s hard to believe! One of the good things about the year-end are the SALES though, and I wanted to share a few music and fitness related ones with you.  If you are in need of some sheet music, check out sheetmusic.com.  They’re having a huge sale …

Presentation Announcement

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I have just received the news that my presentation for the Florida Flute Association Annual Convention has been accepted! I will be giving the presentation, “Lift, Play, Love: Basic Weight Lifting for Efficient Flute Playing” on January 30th, 2011 at 9 AM at the Orlando Marriott. ” In the moment, you want to focus on making music … not on …

Home (And Portable) Workout Equipment/Products

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As I was surfing through my Twitter feed this morning, I came across this great link from ABC, mentioning just a few workout products that were talked about on “Good Morning America”.   Making up excuses to not exercises is about as popular (if not more so) than making up fishing stories here in America.  The truth is, people should not …