Your Hips Are A Hinge

In Corrective Exercise, Fitness, Flute, Travel, Workshops by AngelaLeave a Comment

This article was originally written as a recap after a presentation at the Florida Flute Association Convetion. It is such a joy to me to get to be able to personally walk people through the mechanics of fitness and learning how to properly use their bodies to better play their first instrument, their bodies, before picking up the flute. Speaking …

Strength Is a Solution for Hypermobility

In Corrective Exercise, Fitness, Resources by AngelaLeave a Comment

Hypermobility: something I’ve struggled with in one way or another over the years. (How many 37 yo you know can flip a back bend with no warmup?) What is it? An excessive range of motion in the joints. While most people trainers deal with have the opposite of this problem (hypomobility: lack of mobility) the hypermobile person I feel like …

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Exercises for Flutists

In Corrective Exercise, Fitness, Flute, Special Thanks by AngelaLeave a Comment

Recently I was asked to write an article for Flutist Quarterly, the quarterly publication of the National Flute Association. There are a LOT of beneficial exercises for flutists, but I picked 2 stretches and 2 strengthening exercises I felt were the most beneficial, with no equipment, for the general population of flute players. These may be more difficult for some, …

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Addressing Mental Health for Musicians Through Exercise

In Fitness, Resources by AngelaLeave a Comment

I was recently asked to be a contributor in the area of fitness to something called The Musician’s Wellness Starter Pack, which is a comprehensive approach to addressing all areas of musician’s health, but focusing mainly on mental health. As something that doesn’t get talked about enough, I couldn’t say yes fast enough. I took a different approach to an …

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Podcast Interview with Corpsonore

In Entrepreneurship, Fitness, Motivation and Success, Resources by AngelaLeave a Comment

If you are not following these ladies you’re doing yourself a great disservice. They have a fantastic podcast and website on musician’s wellness from all aspects. I’ll include the podcast audio here, but do yourself a favor and check out the page for more goodies! Link to my episode on their page: Corposonore Podcast Interview with Notes and Recommended Reading …

Debunking Weightlifting Myths

In Fitness by musicstrongLeave a Comment

I remember back when I was in school for music, going to the gym to lift wasn’t a very popular thing and to be honest, sometimes it was even discouraged.  I frequently was cautioned against lifting because I could hurt myself, “what if you crush a finger?” was something I heard on the regular.  Most musicians I knew just ran …