8 8 the first blog! piano fitness develops over 5 years, and i am 3 1/2 years into the training. after a long break (oct 2000 - feb 2007), i began training to play again. piano fitness is learning to listen- to your body (every sound has a feeling!) -to the sound created by the piano (using the ears is harder than you'd expect). every time i play, it feels and sounds different to me. playing pieces i learned over 30 years ago, are always fresh and exciting as i am still learning to listen.