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 Stage3 days ago
It’s time for a CONTEST... Because this workshop will be even more fun if YOU’re there. And I want you to get your breakthrough. 💥

ENTER TO WIN A FREE SPOT FOR YOU AND A FRIEND (value $598)!

There will be one lucky winner plus a friend who will come for free (savings $299 each) next Sunday Jan 26th 2:30-7:30pm, 918 Bathurst St, Toronto.

Here’s how to ENTER:
1. LIKE this post
2. FOLLOW @fitforthestage FB page
3. Tag a performer friend (or more)
4. Get a bonus entry if you SHARE this post!

Winner will be contacted by dm Wednesday. Get your entry in by Tuesday at 11:59pm. 💥

See below for more details on the day.
Fit for the Stage
Fit for the Stage5 days ago
Try this little warmup for your whole body. It’s my version of a modified burpee called ‘hit the deck’!
And if you’re joining other fab singers for our mind-body-voice integration day on the 26th, come dressed to sweat 💦 🔥.
Fit for the Stage
Fit for the Stage
Fit for the Stage1 week ago
Who says learning can’t be fun? 😁

Nothing like a workshop that ends in a group sing! 🎶
Oh, and this was right before the spontaneous dance party. 😝

Learn amongst other amazing singers how to transform your on-stage experience (and your audience’s!). ❤️

www.fitforthestage.com/workshops/
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Fit for the Stage
Fit for the Stage1 week ago
#happysinger 💜🎙🙏🏻💥
Fit for the Stage
Fit for the Stage2 weeks ago
This day of experiential learning includes all this...!
*mindset tools for the stage (including creating helpful states, and managing nerves and unhelpful self-talk)
*original meditations for singers (with take home audio)
*original exercise sets for strength, grounding and stamina (with take home video)
*resources for keeping your voice and body healthy
*light dinner
*online community follow up
*a chance to sing for the group and receive performance coaching with the new tools
*fun!
Open to professional and aspiring singers of all genres. Early bird on until end of day. Link in bio. ❤️🎙

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