About Fit for the Stage

How it began

Many singers face the same struggles with nerves, body tension, and lack of focus. Unfortunately, they don’t often have the opportunity to collaborate and connect with other vocalists to fully explore and learn how to solve these issues.  

Leigh Graham decided that it didn’t have to be up to each singer out there to ‘reinvent the wheel.’ Fit for the Stage was born: a live workshop series (with an online program on its way) delivering a comprehensive mind-body training system to singers. Leigh’s goal is to maximize the effectiveness of each vocalist’s mind and body to achieve their greatest impact and freedom on stage.

Leigh Graham, Founder

Since 2003, Leigh’s full-time fitness coaching, mindset and meditation studies and certifications, combined with her  performing, have led her to draw some valuable conclusions on how to build a consistent singing practice.  

Leigh has practiced yoga, rock climbing, martial arts, meditation, pilates, triathlon, and strength training, among other forms of mind and body fitness. Through these challenges, Leigh became acutely aware of how certain methods of exercise can help, and how some can hinder one’s singing approach and ability.

Leigh’s Experience

Music

  • 3-year Artist’s Diploma in Vocal Performance
  • Performing jazz and classical/opera music professionally for events, festivals, outdoor stages, and clubs (from duo to big band) since 2003, including TD Toronto Jazz Festival, Summer Serenades, Taste of the Danforth, and Mel Lastman Square.
  • Performed as lead singer in various bands (Rock, R&B, Folk, Jazz, Blues) since 1992, age 17.

Mindset

As a Fitness for Mental Health Specialist, Meditation coach, and Certified NLP Practitioner, Leigh’s Mindset Coaching expertise will guide you to a new way to joy, freedom and impact when you sing.

Fitness

Put 4-year Kinesiology Degree to use with 15 years as a full-time fitness trainer for individuals and groups in functional fitness, rehab and mind-body training.

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Fit for the Stage1 week ago
I asked Wendy Weiler if she would mind me posting a little video of our coaching the other day. It shows just what is possible with a few shifts in mindset. Beautiful job, Wendy and thanks for going for it! ❤️
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Fit for the Stage3 weeks ago
Worked out with a friend this morning. I know you can’t see her. She’s in my computer. 😂
But lemme tell you, it was fun doing it this way! I got my sesh in, and helped her get going too. 🙂 💪🏼 Today’s playlist was brought to us by @andreazcurra. 80s all day!
Message me if you need a workout bud 🏋️‍♀️.
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Fit for the Stage4 weeks ago
Loved connecting with Wendy today! I shared some new fun tools with her to prep for singing on live video, and to build a solid connection with an audience that’s not there. Super cool!
Can’t wait to share her before and after coaching vids with you.💥
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Fit for the Stage4 weeks ago
A little conscious living every day goes a long way towards true contentedness.
How will you nourish this habit today?
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Fit for the Stage1 month ago
The way in which you love and respect yourself informs how you’re able to show up for others.

Take good care of yourself. 💜
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Fit for the Stage1 month ago
Musicians and other creators need mental health, movement and additional support right now. @therealrockdok and I chat on ways to stay well in this time... and after! Look for the link to our talk in my bio soon. ❤️
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