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10 Reasons why Vocalists are Primed for Athleticism

Happy September, operathletes!! Sorry for the delayed post — we had to take a short hiatus to resolve some technical site issues, as well as enjoy the beautiful summer weather ūüėČ I spent the summer working hard on both my career in the fitness industry as well as my personal fitness, and as I continue to train, I’ve discovered some truly striking similarities between athletic training and vocal training. Believe.. Read More

Active Rest Day Ideas for Summer

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, kids are out of school, and the humidity occasionally becomes unbearable — yep, that means it’s¬†officially summer! Many love the summer for its beautiful weather and happy vibes, but I love it most for the variety of fun activities available for active rest days. Not sure what an active rest day is? Let me elaborate. Rest days are the (very necessary) day.. Read More

The Busy Singer’s Secret Weapon: Meal Prep

Think of your body as a car:¬†without the proper fuel, it’s just not going to run properly, no matter how well you maintain it otherwise. Exercise is a crucial part of maintaining your instrument, but no matter how hard you hit the gym, you won’t be able to go far without a healthy meal plan. As a busy singer, a trip to the drive-through may seem like the easiest (or¬†only).. Read More

Stretching 101

One of the most important components of a healthy and well-balanced exercise regimen is systematically overlooked by the vast majority of exercisers: stretching. Not only can stretching prevent injuries that could keep you out of the gym for weeks or months on end, but it also helps correct poor posture by lengthening tight, shortened muscles, and increases blood and nutrient flow to muscles which can help prevent muscle soreness. Singers who.. Read More

Nicole Cabell is #OPERATHLETIC

Nicole Cabell is an awe-inspiring operatic soprano¬†with a golden, rich, and powerful voice. On top of her prolific opera career, she has also worked hard to become a strong operathlete. From weight lifting to practicing yoga, to¬†performing many¬†of the soprano repertoire’s most coveted roles, Ms. Cabell is an extremely well-rounded role model for performers both young and old. We are absolutely thrilled to share her interview with OPERATHLETIC. Ms. Cabell.. Read More