Maui Vibes – how I’m keeping my chill from vacation

I’m back from Maui!



While I get back into the swing of “regular” life, my goal is to hang on to as much of our chill aloha vibe from vacation as possible. Keep reading to find out how I plan to do this…

Ok hands own, number 1, very favorite thing from vacation – whales! While floating on my back (with my ears underwater) I could hear the whales singing!

This is what they sound like:

We also saw (and heard) loads of tropical birds, Here are the sounds I heard every morning from our condo:

Our very first stop once we got off the plane was the farmer’s market in Kihei. We loaded up on fresh fruit, and of course, banana bread.

Here is our typical breakfast:

Aloha breakfast with local produce

Travel now requires apps, including proof of our negative Covid tests, so Eric talked me into getting a smart phone. While I loved that my old flip phone phone was tiny and indestructible, (why do I drop my phone so much?) my new phone tracks my steps (I know y’all already know this, give me a minute to catch up).

Our location in Kihei meant we could walk to most things. We averaged 6,500 steps each day, mostly barefoot, on sand, rocks, and grass. While here in Portland I spend most of my day barefoot, this is mostly indoors on flat surfaces. My calves were feeling all the beach walking! During my neighborhood walks this week, I looked for rocks, roots, and other uneven surfaces to walk on.

My favorite beach was Kamaole II.

Kam II

It rained a little on and off the first few days, but once it stopped raining we we able to swim! Eric even tried snorkeling for the first time. Swimming in warm water is such a treat, especially if you have only experienced Pacific Northwest swimming.

Here was Eric’s favorite beach, Kahekili. Look close, that tiny black spec to the left of the catamaran is a whale.

Whales (seriously, look close)

A few days it was windy on the beach, so I got in some pool time.

They had Hawaiian radio on at the pool, playing a mix of Hawaiian pop, slack key guitar, reggae, country, and then every once in a while the dj would come on and read a recipe; like the whole recipe, out loud, from start to finish.

pool time!

Speaking of entertainment, I love watching local t.v. stations when I travel and Hawaii did not disappoint. We watched a high school football game, an outdoor cooking show, skin divers spearing fish, and some sweet local commercials.

We ate loads of fruit and veggies (and also fish tacos, bento, ahi poke, teriyaki, and pork lau lau plate lunch). My favorite restaurant was Coconuts, Eric’s was 808 on Main.

Even with all this good food, by the end of our trip both of us noticed our pants were looser. How is this possible? For one thing we walked, and swam a lot. We were also under very little stress. We started our day with fresh fruits and veggies, ate mostly whole foods, and had one big meal each day that often included fish. We also drank lots of water.

Me n Eric sunset selfie

Now, how to bring this aloha vibe back to everyday life?

Here is my plan:

  • Daily meditation. Here’s the meditation I sent to Fit Club members this week.
  • 5 fruits and vegetables a day. Click here to learn why this is important.
  • Daily walking. My goal is to average 6k steps each day, click here to to learn how to add steps by doing your daily activities.

Watch this video for my tips on reducing stress, and taking good care of yourself this spring.

How can I help you look and feel your best this spring? Do you need a walking buddy? I walk most weekday afternoons here in Sellwood. Call or text me and we can schedule a time to meet.

Do you need accountability? I’m happy to email you once a week to see if you are meeting your goals.

How about personalized help improving your diet, lowering your stress level, or adding strength and balance work to your routine (or starting a routine)?

Contact me today for a complimentary consultation.

(503) 705-4762

Anne@FluidPortland.com

My Fit Club shirt helped me keep from getting too much sun.

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Sign up for Fit Club here

double rainbow!

Aloha!

Anne McCranie is a Portland, Oregon based personal trainer and licensed massage therapist. She provides pain relief solutions, for women in their 40’s to 80’s.

She offers weekly zoom Pilates, yoga, Barre, and Energy Flow classes, as well as one on one strength, mobility, and balance training training.

Class schedule and descriptions here.



Here Today, Gone to Maui

Aloha friends! Eric and I are Headed to Hawaii for some R&R March 12th through the 20th.

While I will be reachable by phone, I will not be checking my email. Thanks for your understanding as I take a break from my computer.

Fit Club subscribers, check your inbox! On Sunday you received recordings of all of our fitness and meditation videos from the past three months.

These include:

  • “The Monthly Five”
  • 3 minute hand and foot therapeutic exercises
  • 5 minute hip strength and mobility
  • 7 minute foam roller neck and shoulder release
  • 60 minute yoga and Pilates classes
  • Two 15 minute guided meditations
  • …and a bonus ten seconds of cuteness of my three year old buddy talking you through tree pose

If you would like to be added to this list (and you want to be able to have access to your video library this week) you must sign up prior to Thursday March 11th. While I have been able to automate parts of my business (like the payment system) there are still parts I am doing by hand, like adding your email to the Fit Club list.

If you are curious about me, or these fitness videos check out my latest video here:

Don’t forget to like and subscribe to my YouTube page! I upload new content here regularly. Some videos are seen by everyone, other videos are only available to Fit Club subscribers.

Aloha!

Anne

LOVE – our theme for February!

LOVE.

Really, this is what everything boils down to. Love for yourself, your neighbors, your family, your animals… Below are a few ways you can join our big ol love fest this month.

Listen to our Loving Kindness Meditation.

Can you sit, right now for 13 minutes?

Join an ongoing weekly class:

At the end of each of our Pilates, Yoga, Barre, and Energy Flow classes this month we are doing a 5 minute guided meditation on LOVE. We’d love for you to join us! Your first class is on me.

Weeknight classes are 6-7 pm, Saturday 10 – 11 am. Full class schedule here.

Pricing: Monthly memberships start at $64.

Zoom ID: 5037054762

Zoom in to our Foam Roller Workshop:

Gently release tight neck, back and chest muscles. The focus of this class will be lovey dovey self massage, and myofascial release. One of my ladies requested a foam roller workshop that was focused more on feel good moves than strength work like push ups and lunges. If you’ve been spending more time in front of the computer lately, this one is for you!

Foam Roller Workshop Saturday February 13th at 11 am

Donations accepted here.

Zoom ID: 5037054762

Tune in to our *LIVE* interview with esthetician Susan Gasporra:

Does your skin need some love? We talked with Susan almost exactly one year ago, and her interview was so popular, we are bringing her back! She’s been researching how to prevent and treat “masknie”. She will also share her new safety protocols at her downtown Portland location. She gave me a facial in January and I felt very safe and well taken care of.

Susan Gasporra Interview Saturday February 27th at 11 am.

Zoom ID: 5037054762

The zoom ID for all of these meetings is my phone number 503-705-4762. To tune in, open Zoom, click “join a meeting” and type my number where it says “meeting ID”.

Happy New Year!

It’s been a roller coaster of a year!

My goal is to do less this year. Less stress, less to do listing, less worrying. I also want more – more play, more connecting and more FUN!!!

Watch this 5 minute video and let me know what you need from me in 2021.

Cheers!

Anne

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