The singers I talk to that have incorporated a serious fitness regime into their lives always remark on how it changes and focuses them. The physical changes are obvious, but it's the internal, mental shift that I'm really finding fascinating. The singers that can show up for themselves, by dedicating part of their time to their minds/bodies outside of singing, tend to have more drive, focus, and creative juice than those who don't. The mind/body connection is real, and singers are athletes at their physical and animal core. We work with our bodies to create something. That's a real incentive to keep the body healthy and happy.
Mid-set, at Gold's Gym, Oakland, CA.
Determination, and focus are elements that drive our creative processes. These are the same elements I tap into when I'm trying to accomplish a set with the weights, or trying to find the best way to convey a phrase of Verdi.
What are your thoughts? Who has a personal story to share? I'd love to hear it!