Entornointeligente.com / Performers on Broadway, like athletes, face particularly taxing physical demands, thanks to the long hours and the repetitive rehearsals they are tasked with to get their vocals and choreography flawless. The focus is always full-body, shared Dalton Harris, who revealed that he started flexing his muscles, on and off, in the gym in 2019 before the COVID-19 outbreak.
“I don’t isolate any muscle group when I work out. I am not a person that lifts for biceps. Instead, I do exercises that are good for the whole body, like an athlete in training,” Harris said in a recent interview with The Gleaner .
However, in 2020, while coming to terms with deep-rooted mental health issues and then sharing personal information about his sexuality on social media, the Jamaican singing sensation stopped focusing on physical fitness, he said.
“My mental health wasn’t at its best, that’s before coming out — I was a weaker person — that took a toll on me. Eventually, during the pandemic, I took it back up seriously,” Harris shared.
He added, “It is important to stay healthy and flexible on stage and off. I am ready to be on stage because this is the longest I have gone throughout my career, not performing. It feels unnatural, and I have gotten so much better during the pandemic – with my strength, increased to a tenth level.”
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