Hike with Anne!

Join me for a waterfall hike this summer!

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I send 2-4 emails a month with info about hikes, plus “The Five” exercises, healthy recipes, and local events.

  • Who: You, me, and our friends.
  • What: 3-10 mile hikes varying in length and difficulty.
  • When: Weekends this summer.
  • Where: Various locations, most will be within an hours drive of Portland
  • Why: Get outdoors, move your body, enjoy nature, meet new people!
  • How: Read our newsletters for the next hike date and location.

My goal is to do a long (10-12 mile) hike by the end of October. In July we started with smaller, 3-5 mile hikes. This month were shooting for 7 milers and I’d love for you to join me!

If getting out in the woods in search of waterfalls sounds like fun, keep your eyes peeled here for the upcoming hike schedule and locations. Most of these will be on Sundays. I may do a few weekday hikes for those of you with a flexible schedule.

To join one of these hikes, please text or email me 24 hours prior to the hike so that we will know to look for you.

(503) 705-4762


Please be advised: YOU are in charge of you.

Before venturing out please read the description of the hike to make sure it is suitable for you right now.

Our first few hikes will be easier, as the months progress we will do harder and longer hikes.

The pace will be set by whoever shows up that day. One week we may have a chatty group of slowpokes, the next we may have a more quiet, faster group. By “group” I mean, it could be you n me, or a couple other people. I will walk with the slowest person in the group.

We will be doing mostly out and backs, so at any point you can decide to stop and wait or rest. Some of the hikes will be loops.

Please do not depend on me for medical care. I suggest you pack the hikers 10 and at the very least bring water, snacks, and dress in layers. Expect to be out of cell range.

If you’re interested in getting outdoors, meeting new people and having an adventure this is for you!

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What are “The Five” monthly exercises and why should you do them?

What does R.O.S.S. stand for and how can this trademarked system can help you?

Check out my interview with Howard Wolpoff on his Small Business Marketing Then and Now podcast!

We chat about how I got my start, how Covid changed my business for the better, and who I love working with (hey that’s YOU!).

Click this link to listen.

And as always, thanks so much for your support!


The March Five – hip circles, swimming, hamstring curl, chest press and hamstring stretch

This month we’re using a Swiss ball (or sliders), medium heavy weights, and a band. Grab your gear and do with me today!

March Five exercises:

  • Hip Circles
  • Swimming
  • Hamstring Curl
  • Chest Press
  • Hamstring Stretch

Use this 7 minute strength and mobility routine to improve hip mobility, core stability, leg strength, chest strength, and stretch your hamstrings.

This series follows my trademarked R.O.S.S. protocol – Release, Organize, Strengthen, and Stretch for efficient movement and injury prevention.

We start with a slow, Somatics style Hip circle, the “Release” part of our R.O.S.S. protocol. Notice how smooth or sticky this feels. Your goal is to make this easy and listen to your body. No forcing, no pushing, just allowing.

Swimming is our “Organization” move. Think of getting longer as you do this move, reaching out through the top of your head, your tail, and your arms and legs. Please pay close attention to your neck, and low back. If anything starts to feel uncomfortable, or painful, stop, go slower or smaller and see if you can find YOUR pain free range for today.

Ball Hamstring Curl is your first “Strength” move. I’m showing this move on a Swiss ball. You could also rest your heels on sliders, paper plates, or towels on the floor. While we target hamstrings, this is truly a whole body exercise. Keep one long straight line from your shoulder, hip, and knee as you bend your knees and drag your feet towards you.

Chest Press strengthens your chest and shoulders. Listen carefully to my cues about your arm and shoulder position. You should feel wide and stable across your shoulders and upper back. Control your weights on the way down rather than just letting them drop.

Lastly we have Hamstring stretch. Stretching is the last “S” in our R.O.S.S. series. Almost everyone I work with suffers from tight hamstrings. Earlier we worked to strengthen these muscles, now we get to stretch them. Please stop at the point where you feel slight resistance, not pain.

So how do YOU use this program?

  1. Take yourself thorough this program with me right now following along with me on the video (7 minutes).
  2. Do this series as a warm up before your next walk, or fitness class.
  3. Do this video 2-3 days a week as a stand alone strength workout. Spend about a minute doing hip circles and swimming, then pause the video and do 2-3 sets of 8-10 reps of your hamstring curl and chest press. Then start the video back up and spend one minute stretching your hamstrings.

Want to do these moves live with our group of friendly, silly people (and dogs)? Join our Saturday 10 am Barre class on Zoom!

YOU are in charge of you. Please listen to your body and only do the things that make you feel really good. Please see your medical professional prior to starting a new exercise program.

Free Pilates Class Wednesday February 15th!

Love your body!

Join our Wednesday 6 pm Pilates class for free!

We start with a gentle warm up, rolling on the floor, mobilizing our spines, juicing up our shoulders and hips. Next we get organized engaging the small stabilizers. Our strength series includes traditional Pilates mat exercises – Hundreds, Roll up, Teaser, as well as Lunges and Rows to strengthen your whole body. We cool down and reconnect our minds and bodies with a gentle stretch at the end of class, following my trademarked R.O.S.S. protocol.

Join us Wednesday February 15th 6-7 pm P.T. on zoom.

You’re welcome to tune in with your video on or off.

Whether you are brand new to Pilates, or have years of experience this class is for YOU!

You’ll leave feeling like you’ve done just the right amount of work and stretching.

Come meet our fun, silly, welcoming group of ladies (and our mascot Cody the labradoodle).

Email me and I’ll send you the Zoom link Anne@FluidPortland.com

Pajama Yoga 6 pm January 2, 2023

Help us kick off our first class of the new year from the comfort of your own home in your jammies!

Join us Monday January 2nd at 6 pm on Zoom for an hour of stretching and mobility work. You are welcome to wear your p.j.’s (or other comfy clothes) and tune in with your video on or off.

Please email me for the zoom code.