Just when you thought Miami couldn’t get any hotter, Channing Tatum’s Magic Mike Live announced their North American Tour will debut in the Magic City this fall. The limited-run live experience is premiering in Miami on October 13, 2022, at the Miami Marine Stadium site.
Conceived and co-directed by Channing Tatum, Magic Mike Live is based on the movies “Magic Mike” and “Magic Mike XXL” as well as the HBOMax series “Finding Magic Mike”. The 90-minute performance features some of the world’s sexiest, most talented men performing heart-racing dance routines in front of, above and all around you. Equal parts empowering and exhilarating, the show is punctuated by unexpected, temperature-raising acts from a thrilling range of acrobatic stunts, dance performances under falling water and extravagant musical talent, sure to keep you hooked and ready for more.
We talked to three dancers for Magic Mike Live to find out more about their fitness routines and lifestyle. Is anyone surprised they love the gym?!
What type of cross-training are you doing to prepare for the show? What kind of training do you do regularly?
Nicholas Phillips: My preferred form of fitness or strength training is High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) because not only is there a vital cardio element that keeps my stamina in check, it helps maintain my flexibility and mobility. I am also a coach at F45, a HIIT gym, so I am always there training and coaching.
Nate Bryan: For Magic Mike Live, I stay in shape by constantly stretching and keeping my body as warm as possible every moment of the day. I have a regular gym routine going to the gym 4-5 days a week, alternating heavy lifting with high volume days. My goal is to hit 2 different muscle groups per day.
Brian Siregar: I train at the gym 5-6 times a week with the good old Push/Pull/Legs split. I love the gym!
What does an average day look like for you?
NP: Always start my day with a coffee from my Nespresso machine! If possible, I prefer working out in the morning. Most things after that, such as rehearsal schedules, are frequently changing depending on what job I am working on. If I’m not on a job I tend to fill my time taking dance classes and coaching at F45, sometimes working out twice a day.
NB: An average day is waking up around 10-11 a.m., and heading to the gym for about 1-1.5 hrs. I love producing music on the side, so I typically work on music for the rest of the day while my breaks are spent on stretching and eating since we are burning over 1500 calories while doing two shows a night.
BS: We love a morning gym sesh. After that, I get to meal prepping for the day and soon enough in Miami I’ll be dancing every night!
How long have you been dancing for? What styles of dance are you trained in?
NP: My brother and I started breakdancing when he was 14 and I was 11. Throughout my teen years I took it more seriously and started taking hip hop classes as well. After high school I did two years of full-time training in all styles; adding jazz and ballet technique to my repertoire followed by 1 year of full time musical theatre.
NB: I started my dance journey last summer on an unscripted reality show by HBO Max called “Finding Magic Mike.” I have always enjoyed dancing but this is the most serious I have taken it. While I am new to dance, I feel I have a natural ability to pick up things very quickly.
BS: I’ve been breakdancing since I was 13 but started training in more technical styles when I went to college where I studied dance.
What is your favorite type of workout?
NP: I’m very much into HIIT workouts.
NB: My favorite type of workout is either lifting heavy or just playing a sport to keep my athletic ability up to par.
BS: My favorite type of workout is just dumbbell work. Especially on push day, the pump goes crazy!
What is your favorite post-show or cheat day treat?
NP: I’m a sucker for anything salted caramel, particularly ice cream!
NB: I HAVE AN OBSESSION WITH SWEETS! I find myself waking up in the middle of the night to grab some twinkies. Also a big cheesecake fan!
BS: McDonald’s, hands down. Large meal. Lemme at ‘em!
Anything else you’d like to add about your fitness routine or lifestyle?
NP: Other physical hobbies of mine include tennis and snowboarding, both of which I’ve done from a very young age.
NB: A very big component of mine has always been to listen to my body and to get the right food in my system to help with the overall function of your body! Before working with Magic Mike Live I played professional baseball so I understand what it takes to work hard on and off the stage.
BS: I’d love to do more yoga to be honest. I definitely want to work so much more on my mobility.
Tickets to Magic Mike Live are on sale now at mmltour.com and start at $49 plus taxes and fees. Epic VIP experiences are also available for those looking to up the ante and experience a night to remember.