These past few months, I have found so much joy in connecting with local people via weekly interviews! We’ve learned about everything from how to improve your internet speed, and lower your car insurance bill, to how to care for your skin. Laura showed us Qi gong exercises and hand mudras, Alice and I discussed trail running with or without a mask. We talked mental health strategies with my business coach Heather Stewart (maintaining structure during uncertain times), and Julia AKA The Unclutter Coach, and Elliot (threatened mindset vs. challenged mindset).
This week, the tables have turned, and Martin interviewed me! Check out Martin Rasmussen’s podcasts on his Happiest Healthiest website where he talks with local fitness professionals. Click here to learn about how I got my start, and how my business has changed over the past few months. We talk about why I encourage the movement + massage concept, both for me, and my clients. Also, zoom classes, injury free personal training, my “back” story, “The Five”, and my trademarked R.O.S.S. plan.
We discuss my ideal client, and what I do to keep my body and mind feeling good. I share a sweet success story about a client who completely changed his body composition by cleaning up his diet, and adding strength work.
Listen all the way to the end to find out my favorite (and least favorite) exercise, and whether I’m a cat person or a dog person. This is an audio recording, so you can listen as you would a podcast, while you are out for a walk, in your car, while you are folding laundry, or whatever you are up to this weekend.
Anne McCranie is an ACE certified personal trainer. She creates a culture of healthy movement through online training and classes, social connections, and good food!
I made this delicious, salty, tangy, sweet, crunchy, perfect for July 4th corn salad last weekend, and for once in my life I stuck to the recipe. Well I did have one avocado on the counter who was screaming “eat me now or loose me forever”, so I sliced it and put it in the salad.
Have you heard I’m now oninstagram? It’s true! Smitten Kitchen (where I saw this corn salad recipe) is one of my favorite finds. They have beautiful photos, the recipes are typically easy-ish to follow, and if you click on the photo it takes you right to the recipe.
This is sort of an upside down salad, in that the creamy dressing is on the bottom, and you pile crisp veggies on top. Tajin can be found at most grocery stores (this is the stuff they sprinkle on street corn in Mexico, you can also use it to zaz up a michelada). I made extra of the pickled onions and have been using them all week on eggs, salads, anything that needs a little zing. Try this recipe out and let me know what you think.
Corn Salad With Cojita and Pickled Onions
1/2 a small red onion, thin sliced
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp cold water
4 ears of corn, shucked
1/3 cup sour cream
1/3 cup mayonnaise
3 oz crumbled cojita cheese
1 lime, halved
handful fresh cilantro
small avocado, sliced
First make your pickled onions (don’t worry, this is really easy). Mix red onion with vinegar, sugar, salt, and water and refrigerate it while you work on the rest of the salad.
Grill your corn (I do not have a grill so I just rolled these babies around in a hot pan to sear the outside a tad).
Make your dressing – mix the sour cream, mayo, and cheese, and spread over the bottom over a serving platter.
Once the corn is cool enough to handle, slice off the kernels and pile them on top of the cheese.
Squeeze the juice of half of a lime over the corn, and top with pickled onions, avocado and cilantro. Sprinkle with Tajin (or a mix of chili powder and salt).
Hey there, I’m Anne McCranie, owner of Fluid Movement + Massage LLC. I offer this recipe to tickle your taste buds. I believe in eating a variety of whole foods, in season when possible, and sharing delicious food with people you love. Please see your medical professional for specific dietary advice.
About the Five: Each month I offer five exercises to improve your strength, balance, flexibility, and mobility. My hope is that you will go through these on your own or with me three times a week. Some moves (like this month’s washrag) you could do every day.
Medicine Ball Push Up
Please use your best judgment as to how suitable these are for you right now.
These photos are meant to remind you of work we have done together. Please see your medical professional prior to beginning a new exercise program.
Have you met my friend Beth (if you have, you would remember for sure, she’s a hoot!).
Beth is a three-fer! Her personal life casserole consists of layers…she started as a physical therapist graduating in 2001, then went on to pursue certifications as personal trainer and nutrition coach as she observed that pursuing deep health is complicated. She started GO Training, a now 100% online personal training studio, so she could train folks without the constraints of a specific diagnosis to fill the gap between where physical therapy left off and a thriving fit person began. That eventually led to connecting how food and nutrition patterns provide the energy for one’s movement practice, so she pursued her certification as a Level One Precision Nutrition coach. This led to unraveling the complex relationships of life skills, habits, environment, and how we schedule our lives…so she pursued training as a Level 2 coach.
Beth believes your mindset, your cooking and life skills, and a sustainable movement practice leads to deep health.
She has also been working on incorporating social justice into her practice and community in the last year to make her business reflect her values and priories by taking classes like Social Justice for Fitness Professionals with Dr. Teeom Williams, and other steps to create a liberatory vision for her business.
Watch the recording to learn whether or not intermittent fasting is for you. Also, we talk about rat ovaries, so there’s that (I’m completely serious).
Are you suffering from anxiety, stress, or sleep issues? during stressful times when things feel out of control I like to focus on what is under my control. I can control my breath and my thoughts (well, most of the time)
This Saturday, in lieu of our weekly interview we are going to sit together. Please join us for five or ten minutes, or stay for the whole class.
We will go through simple breathwork exercises, guided meditation, and gentle movement. you will feel calm, centered, and relaxed heading into your weekend.
Anne McCranie is a Portland, Oregon based Personal Trainer and Licensed Massage Therapist. She offers weekly Pilates, yoga, Barre, Energy Flow and R.O.S.S. classes, and one on one strength, balance, and flexibility sessions.