Shows like Glee convey the impression that music nerds and jocks don't have a lot in common. Despite what Sue Sylvester thinks, music and fitness are actually not dissimilar pursuits. If you enjoy one but don't believe you could do well at the other, consider these things that working out and practicing an instrument have in common.
Both can be painful in the short term, but they pay off in the long term.
At a certain point, it becomes
clear to both musicians and athletes that there are no shortcuts. You
just have to do the work, day after day, inching towards your goal, and
that's it. [.....]
Read the full article on the Classical MPR website.