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 …

Identfying Shoulder Pain Part 2 – What to Do About It

In Fitness, Flute by Angela0 Comments

Additional Disclaimer Before I continue this post, I would once again like to state that I am not a licensed medical professional and this post is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any medical injury, disease, cause, condition or ailment.  If you suffer from any type of pain you should seek the cousel of a qualified medical professional.  A …

Presentation Announcement

In Fitness, Flute, Travel by Angela0 Comments

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

In Fitness, Travel by Angela0 Comments

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 …

Cardio out – movement in and hotel workouts

In Fitness, Travel by Angela0 Comments

One of the worst things about travelling is the constant sitting.  Sitting in a bus, sitting in a hotel, sitting in rehearsal, sitting in a concert, sit, sit, sit.  The human body was made to move and sitting is not per se, a natural position, not for long periods of time, anyway.  As I have been travelling this last week …

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, …

Trip to Nicholls

In Fitness, Flute, Travel by Angela0 Comments

See?  Foam rolling can be fun… These students were such great sports.  We had a lot of fun learning and trying together.  As I stated in an earlier blog post, I got invited to Nicholls University to do a presentation on Workouts for Musicians.  We went through some basic anatomy and physiology and then we all did some dynamic integration …

Need something to kick your own butt in 10 minutes?

In Fitness, Flute, Uncategorized by Angela0 Comments

Cardio can be really boring.  I mean, really, who wants to spend the better part of an hour on a machine staring at a screen?  Even if you’re on a bike outside, or walking or running, if the scenery isn’t great, it’s easy to get bored.  And if you’re like me and you like to try new things, well, meet …

Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Virtual Fitness Trainer

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Unbelievably, I just found a great post about virtual fitness trainers.  This is what I consider myself to be able to do: someone can hire me over the internet to write out a fitness plan for them and we keep in contact by photos and email.  Need more information?  How about the Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Virtual Fitness …