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.
- 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.
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.
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.