Maui 2012


We are back from our second annual Fluid Stress Relief Vacation in Maui and I wanted to share some of our adventures with you. Here’s a shot from my happy place, “Little Beach” just north of Makena.


We had an action packed week that included daily yoga and Pilates classes, several hikes, Stand Up Paddle, a snorkel cruise where we saw whales, dolphins and sea turtles, and couple of relaxing beach days. A few members of our group even made it to a sports bar to watch the Superbowl.

We had a few cloudy/rainy days in the beginning (see the Luau photos to follow) but then the skies cleared up and we were treated to sunny skies and temperatures in the high 70’s the rest of the week. For me the best part of the trip was being barefoot almost the entire time and seeing dolphins jumping alongside our boat on the snorkel cruise, and of course being able to relax with my cool Fluid family.

Our house in Kihei was a short walk from the beach. Here a view from the Lanai:

And our sunset view:

The custom in Hawaii is to head to the beach around 6 to watch the sunset which happens surprisingly fast. Here we are on our first night down by the beach at Kamaole Park. I noticed on my first day back on the mainland that as the sun was setting I thought “oh it’s happening, I better get somewhere to watch the sunset”. Ahhh Hawaii…

Our days began with some combination of yoga, Pilates, strength training, cardio, tai chi and running/walking drills. Here we are headed to the beach for our morning yoga session.

And some beach yoga action shots.

In an effort to keep each post brief I will stop here and continue on a new post. Want to find out about our yummy eats? Keep reading…


Anne McCranie owner of Fluid Movement + Massage is a Portland based personal trainer and massage therapist. This is her second annual client trip to Hawaii. If you are interested in joining us next year call or email Anne 503-705-4762