Study Verifies Strength Training Helps Musicians

Well, this is super exciting!  A study just recently published on PubMed has just come out being one of the first studies to find out if specific strength training is more helpful to musicians than general fitness. And the takeaway? YES! You can read the summary here:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28599016 What exciting things to know?  up to 91% of musicians experience playing related musculoskeletal pain  (wow….that’s almost everyone…) Continue Reading →

Playing Flute With Double Jointed Fingers

When I was in the Nashville Youth Symphony in high school, a fellow flutist had these beautiful rings I commented on and to my amazement she told me: “oh, I have double jointed fingers. These rings help prevent my fingers from flying backwards if I play too fast.” Say what?? So I looked into it and through the years I have recommended these beautiful rings to Continue Reading →

New Study Shows Benefits of Working With a Personal Trainer

Over the course of my career specializing in fitness training for musicians, it has become obvious to me the benefits that come from using a personal trainer, especially when it is combined with a proper nutrition plan. Clients look better, feel healthier, have increased energy, and can play for extended periods without pain. While I see these benefits on a daily basis when working with clients, Continue Reading →

Lyle McDonald’s Books and Body Recomposition

I am constantly referring people to Lyle’s books. From Rapid Fat Loss, to Flexible Dieting to getting in contest ready shape, he is an absolute authority on the science of fat loss, muscle gain, etc.   I’ve put all of his books together in one easy to find place right here.  He also has a free forum you can join to get more information from people using Continue Reading →