Foam Roller Magic!

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Don’t worry we’re not sawing anyone in half, or pulling a rabbit out of a hat, or making a bird disappear. Although if you come to this workshop your pain could disappear!

Learn the magic of the foam roller!

  • What: 60 minute foam roller workshop
  • When: Saturday January 22nd, 2022 at 11 am PST
  • Where: On Zoom
  • How: click this link to sign up.
  • Why: Reduce tightness, improve mobility, strength, and balance.
  • How much: free for Fit Club members, $20 for guests

We will be following my trademarked R.O.S.S. method, and incorporate seated, standing, and floor work. To be most successful, you will need a 36 inch, round roller, and be able to easily get up and down from the floor.

This will not be a sweaty “workout” but a movement exploration. You may go at your own pace, and I offer variations, so you can chose the best level for you today.

  • We start with release work, warming up and loosening tight muscles, and facilitating your mind body connection. This is where we will spend the majority of our time today. Juicing up soft tissue, breathing, relaxing.
  • Next up – stabilization and organization to connect to your smaller muscles, and prep you for larger movements.
  • Our short strength program includes a handful of upper and lower body exercises. You learn your most efficient way to accomplish daily activities, like getting up out of a chair.
  • Lastly stretching, and mobilization to help you feel length from your head to your toes.

You will leave feeling relaxed, refreshed, and like you did just the right balance of mobility and strength.

Not sure if this workshop is right for you right now? Give me a call (503) 705-4762.

Free for Fit Club Members, $20 for guests.

Click here to sign up!

*Fit Club members please note this is a different link than the one we use for our fitness classes.

The First Rule of Fit Club is…

Tell everyone you know about Fit Club!

What is Fit Club?

  • A monthly subscription service that automates payments.
  • A library of 5 – 60 minute fitness and meditation videos.
  • Weekly fitness classes, personal training, massage therapy or coaching.

Who is Fit Club?

You! Once you are signed up you receive the bennies above, plus Fluid gear and access to our yearly programs like the September Challenge.

You may choose from one of three options: videos only, videos and classes, or videos and one-on-one training. Need fitness gear like a band or yoga mat? Call me and I will mail you one (or drop off on your porch if you are local).

Where is Fit Club?

Right now all of our classes are online via Zoom. In addition to Zoom, I am going to a few clients homes here in Sellwood for massage therapy and personal training. Contact me to discuss schedule and availability. My goal is to ensure your safety, while providing you with excellent value and service.

Why should I join Fit Club?

Do you need support from a lovely group of ladies? Do you need accountability from me? Do you suffer from chronic pain, or are you finding it more and more challenging to make time for self care? Welcome to the land of Fluid, where we focus on safe, effective strength and mobility training, myofascial release, and meditation.

How do I sign up?

  • Click here to sign up for videos. $24 per month. One new video is emailed to you each week.
  • Click here to sign up for monthly class subscriptions, starting at $64 per month.
  • Call me to schedule one on one training, massage therapy, or coaching, 503-705-4762.

Who do you know who would also benefit from this? Can you connect me with your special person?

Thanks, I appreciate you!

Anne

Client Case Study – Forty Pound Weight Loss, And No More Neck Pain!

I love it when a client’s simple, positive, changes lead to huge results!

Meet Bill. In the past year he has:

  • Eliminated his neck pain
  • Cleaned up his diet
  • Increased his strength
  • Lost 40 pounds!

 

In August 2016, Bill first came to see me for massage. He suffered from chronic neck pain, tightness, and limited range of motion. Sometimes the pain and tingling sensation would shoot down his arm, and into his head. His job requires him to be on the computer for most of his work day.

For exercise, he was running, and walking his dog, but not doing any strength work. I spent most of his first massage session working on his neck using myofascial release, cranio sacral, gentle manipulation, and passive stretching. I also showed him gentle release exercises he could do at home (nose circles, and puppet arms). I explained that if he did these exercises at home the results would be longer lasting. Guess what? He did his homework!

He felt less pain, and greater mobility immediately after his first massage, and we scheduled his next one for two weeks out. After his second massage we added a few new exercises. He was continuing to feel better, but still had some pain and tightness. We met for 6 sessions over a twelve week period and by the end of October he was feeling so much better we transitioned from massage to strength training sessions. We began a R.O.S.S. training plan, including release work, shoulder stabilization, upper and lower body strength exercises, and neck and shoulder flexibility work. We now had a catalogue of about 20 exercises, plus we went through the Five at the start of each month.

In March of 2017 he decided to clean up his diet. He rarely eats sweets or fried foods anymore, and he and his wife often prepare healthy meals at home together. He has not only lost weight, he has improved his body composition, gained strength, and eliminated his neck pain! Now (January 2018) we meet once a week for thirty minutes, go through that month’s exercises – this month we are working on hamstring flexibility – then he repeats his strength exercises twice that week on his own, in addition to running and walking his dog. Occasionally (maybe four times a year) his neck will flare up and he will opt for a massage in lieu of training.

I nicknamed him “one more” Bill because each week he does one more of each exercise than he did the week prior. So what is the key to Bill’s success? He meets with me consistently, does his homework, and sticks to a healthy diet (with the occasional treat). He is super motivated because he sees the results of his hard work!

 

What are your 2018 goals? How can I help you get there?

Anne McCranie is a Portland, Oregon based Personal Trainer and Licensed Massage Therapist. She loves helping her clients reduce pain, increase mobility, and look and feel their best! Call her today to set up your complimentary consultation. (503) 705-4762.