Blues musician Lisa Mann

*LIVE* Interview With Blues Bassist Lisa Mann

We took a little break for September, but our live interviews are back baby!

I’m super excited to chat with musician Lisa Mann. I first saw her perform live at the Waterfront Blues Festival. She knocked my socks off and I’ve been following her ever since. She has a new album out (click here to pick yours up today – you can choose an actual CD, streaming or downloadable audio file).

Watch the recording of our interview to learn how she got her start, the story behind the “monkey” song on her new album, and what she’s been up to during the pandemic.

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As always, you are welcome to tune in with your video and audio on or off (if you wish to remain incognito).

Who should we talk to next? Call me with your interview suggestions (503) 705-4762.


*LIVE* Interview with Jerry – AKA Portland Pizza Peddler

Did y’all miss our live interview with Jerry – AKA Portland Pizza Peddler? Catch up with the recording below!

I accidentally scheduled Jerry’s interview the middle of the Blazers game. We didn’t do push ups or anything fitnessy, just cracked some beers (well he had a beer, I had a glass of wine) and talked about Chicago-style pizza, our favorite Portland food carts, and the Blazers of course.

You are welcome to listen to these interviews with the video off like you would a podcast (although you will miss seeing Jerry’s epic ‘stash!).

I’m Anne McCranie, owner of Fluid Movement + Massage LLC. I started doing these almost weekly “pandemic interviews” in April 2020 as a way to entertain myself, and to expose you, the people I love, to interesting people and ideas. We’ve learned about skincare, decluttering, automating your day, technology, running safety, insurance, mental toughness, acupuncture, intermittent fasting, R.O.S.S., the farmers market, and dance lessons. Who should we chat with next?

Interview with Rachel From Dance With Joy!

Have you met Rachel? If so, you would surely remember. She is a positive ray of sunshine, beaming with love! I followed her around her studio (which was hard, she never stops moving!). We chatted about her summer kids camps, and her online and in person dance lessons.

Watch this video to see how she continues to support her community, and is keeping everyone safe. We even do an impromptu dance lesson at the end!

We start downstairs where she shows us some of the kids camp activities, then head to the upstairs studio around the 7 minute mark, and our dance lesson start at about the 14 minute mark.

P.s. this is my first attempt at filming, and editing an on site video! While it may not be the slickest production value ever you’ve ever seen, I can now add video editing to the things I’ve learned during the pandemic! Yay!

Live Interview with Michelle Rork of the Moreland Farmers Market

Stone fruits, berries, whats new at the farmers market this week? Recently, we spoke with Michelle Rork, current president of the Moreland Farmers Market board of directors. She updated us on the new location (just one block north of Bybee, on SE Glenwood and 14th), and other goings on at the market. The market is open Wednesdays 2-6 pm now thru October.

From Michelle: We officially became a nonprofit this spring! We are now offering online ordering, and our hunger reduction/nutrition education programs are going strong. We are doubling SNAP money up to $10, we started our senior program again this month, and we are offering to-go kids activities.

Martin, of Happiest Healthy Fitness Coaching, Interviews Anne!

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!