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!
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.
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!
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).
Check out our recent interview with acupuncturist Laura Goff. Laura owns Beacon Acupuncture here in Sellwood. She also teaches alignment based yoga and Qi Gong. Laura shares her self care tips to help you reduce stress, including hand mudras, Qi Gong exercises, and breathwork. She creates her own signature essential oil blends, and just unveiled her latest course to help you work from home with less pain.
Thanks Laura for helping us stay calm during stressful times!