A Nashville fitness trainer is helping musicians keep their bodies in-tune

Posted at 7:20 AM, Apr 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-23 08:20:11-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Staying strong isn't just for athletes or those looking to run a 10k. Now, there's a Nashville fitness trainer, helping musicians keep their bodies in-tune.

Angela McCuiston has been a musician for nearly three decades. The flutist says what sounds beautiful to our ears, is often damaging to our bodies.

"I have to turn my head 45-degrees to the left and then I have this arm going back that way," she said.

She says holding her instrument on the same side for hours upon hours left her with chronic pain.

"I had tendinitis in my wrist. I had a muscle problem in my back. I had spasms here and here," she said, "Every time I I got injured I'd go to a doctor and they'd say 'quit playing. That’s not an option so I decided instead of having those be my responses, I was going to be a solution,'"

That solution was her own company called Music Strong.

"So I do fitness training specifically for musicians. Injury prevention and everything else," she said.

So whether you're a guitar player or a drummer in pain or looking for preventative measures she's ready to help.

"I love to help people who have been playing for years and years. They want to increase stamina on stage, they want to be able to be creative, have a better mood, be able to play pain-free," she said.