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Rock 'N' Roll Marathon!

Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon!

Looking for a way to combine your love of music with a healthy challenge? Check out the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, coming to Nashville, TN this April! On April 28 I’ll be competing in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon in Nashville and raising money for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.  As a lifelong […]

March 20, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Motivation Mondays: Group Fitness Starts This Week!

Motivation Mondays: Group Fitness Starts This Week!

Our FREE artist fitness program will launch this weekend, with the meet up location to be announced in a forthcoming e-mail.  If you have not yet sent an e-mail to nycartscene@gmail.com expressing interest in joining our list, please do so this week!  We’ll send you the time, location and workout theme of this weekend’s meet […]

February 20, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Motivation Mondays: Artists Shape Up!

Motivation Mondays: Artists Shape Up!

Being an independent artist is a full-time job, and for some people it’s a SECOND full-time job.  Between booking, auditions, social media management, networking, promoting, performing, etc., it’s sometimes impossible to find 5 minutes to just grab a bite to eat and focus on your overall mental and physical well-being. NYC Art Scene wants to […]

February 6, 2012 | 0 Comments More
What's On Your Playlist?

What’s On Your Playlist?

Here in NYC, the winter months are often the most difficult to stay healthy and in shape. Between the never-ending colds that get passed back and forth, and the lack of warmth and sunshine to maintain your daily outdoor run/bike ride/walk/cardio of choice, getting in the proper amount of fresh air and exercise is challenging. […]

January 30, 2012 | 0 Comments More
When All You Have Is Your Own Two Feet

When All You Have Is Your Own Two Feet

Growing up a dancer there has been almost no period in my life where I wasn’t involved in physical activity of some sort (minus junior and senior year of college and believe me… it showed).  As I’ve gotten older, moved, traveled, changed jobs, and fluctuated income it’s been a little more difficult to stick with […]

November 14, 2011 | 0 Comments More
The Healthy Musician: Gut Busters

The Healthy Musician: Gut Busters

Five Common Gut Busters By: Elliot Jacobson The following foods are everywhere on the road. They’re cheap and mighty tasty, but the only thing they’re good for (by the time your body processes them) is lowering your energy, slowing down your metabolism and adding useless calories to your day. Eating any of these foods should […]

November 9, 2011 | 0 Comments More
The Healthy Musician: Tips for a Healthy Tour

The Healthy Musician: Tips for a Healthy Tour

Ten simple tips for a happier, healthier, productive tour. By: Elliot Jacobson 1. Use Twitter: to keep in touch with friends, family and fans. Twitter is great, not only for promoting shows and talking to fans, but also for keeping up with fellow musician friends. Coordinate meet ups if you’re passing through the same cities at the […]

November 7, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Fall Fitness Part Four: Work Your Core

Fall Fitness Part Four: Work Your Core

Our fourth and final installment of this month’s Fall Fitness Fridays concentrates on those deep and rarely worked core abdominal muscles.  Strengthening your core not only gives you lean abs and a flat stomach, it also helps to improve lower back pain by activating different muscles groups to handle difficult activities or excessive strain.  I’ve […]

September 30, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Fall Fitness Part Three: Great Stretches

Fall Fitness Part Three: Great Stretches

Last week we worked those core muscles and incorporated some total body toning, and this week we are stretching out! Stretching is not only good for your flexibility, it’s an excellent way to help maintain those long, lean muscles we crave. Here’s a few great stretches to get you started… you can incorporate them into […]

September 22, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Fall Fitness Part Two: The Ultimate Planks

Fall Fitness Part Two: The Ultimate Planks

Last week we discussed the back problems that artists encounter over the course of their career and how to improve and strengthen the muscles to alleviate that pain.  This week we’re going to focus on one of the best total body conditioning exercises there is… the plank. Be careful not to confuse this with “planking,” […]

September 16, 2011 | 1 Comment More
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