When your life becomes a business, are you fit for it?

Broadway actor Derek Keeling talks staying fit with LSY! teen reporter Maddie Eberhardt.

Broadway actor Derek Keeling talks staying fit with LSY! teen reporter Maddie Eberhardt.

Think about the amount of physical work actors and actresses do on stage.

Now imagine what happens if a performer gets hurt …

There’s not much to imagine. If you get hurt, you can’t do the job — which means someone else will take your place.

Injuries aren’t just a threat in sports. They’re very real for entertainers too, and something that performers work hard to avoid.

When LSY! interviewed singer and Broadway actor Derek Keeling, he acknowledged this right away.

“I’ve had to start doing yoga,” he said with a laugh, “to keep my back flexible.”

Derek, who debuted on Broadway in 2008 as Danny Zuko in “Grease,” tells us that staying in shape and taking care of his body is essential. If he gets hurt, he could miss out on jobs.

To minimize that possibility, Derek exercises, eats healthy and makes sure he stays fit. It’s not just a lifestyle choice.

It’s a business choice, too.

“You want to make sure that you’re taken care of,” he says. “Our life becomes a business and you can’t forget that this is a business or you won’t make any money.”

— Maddy Eberhardt, Mount St. Mary Academy

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