Music Strong at University of Chattanooga

In Special Thanks, Travel, Workshops by Angela0 Comments

Yesterday I had the wonderful privilege of getting to present a 2-hour workshop to the students and faculty at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga.  Special thanks to Dr. Heather Small for organizing this event.  We had a great turnout and lots of class participation.  It was amazing to see how almost everyone had an ache, a pain, an injury …

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Foam Rolling Class in Hermitage, TN!

In Boot Camp, Corrective Exercise, Fitness, Resources, Workshops by Angela0 Comments

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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Sleeping Booty: Anterior Pelvic Tilt and Sleeping Butt Syndrome Part 2

In Corrective Exercise, Fitness by Angela0 Comments

What Can Be Done? This is, by no means, the definitive work and end-all be-all answer to this question.  I am not a doctor, a therapist or other medical practitioner and EACH situation is different.  Therefore, understand that these are suggestions, to be used in conjunction with possible other training modalities and may be contraindicated by your specific issue, so …

The Most Annoying Part of Exercising

In Fitness, Motivation and Success by Angela0 Comments

You know what annoys me most about exercising? It isn’t getting up early or making time for it in my day, it isn’t the study and research involved in my job, it isn’t the educational aspect, it isn’t the soreness or the dedication or any of the obvious things. It’s the increased oxygen flow to the brain that causes me …

The Flutists’ Pain Points

In Fitness, Flute by Angela0 Comments

  Ask almost any flutist that has pain brought on by playing, and odds are they will mention one of these sites as giving them trouble: wrist, upper back (between shoulder blades), shoulder area or lower back. Sometimes the problem is that the pain is in ALL of these sites. Studies have been done, but the results are inconclusive as …

Stretching ADEQUATELY before/during/after playing

In Fitness, Flute by Angela0 Comments

What does it mean to stretch adequately?  And why should I bother? Stretching is underrated and underdone and people, especially musicans, are paying the price for it.  The body was designed to move and it was not meant to hold static positions for long lengths of time, be that sitting in a car, typing, playing an instrument, etc.  If one …

Music, Fitness and Travelling

In Fitness, Flute, Travel, Uncategorized by Angela0 Comments

As you may know, I am a proud member of the 129th Army National Guard Band.  What this means is that I am in the Army, but it’s a part time job for me.  I “drill” with my unit one weekend every month and for two weeks in the summer.  Right now is that two-week time period, called Annual Training, …