Join us Saturday January 1st at 11 am for our Pajama Art Party!
Who: You! And your friends.
What: New Year’s Day Pajama Art Party!
When: Saturday January 1st, from 11 am – 12 pm PST.
Why: Make art, dream about the new year, visit with each other and have fun!
Where: On Zoom (your house).
Snuggle up in your most comfortable jammies, robe, and slippers, make your favorite hot beverage, and join us on New Year’s Day!
We color, draw, and visit with each other, and I guide you through exercises that allow you to dream about the year ahead (not fitness type exercises, putting pen to paper).
Email me Anne@FluidPortland.com and I’ll send you the zoom link.
Please share this with your friends!
Free for Fluid Fit Club members. $20 for guests.
Why am I doing this? This week I got to hang out with my girlfriend and her two cute kids. We went for a walk, then did an art project. See my lil Santa?
This took about 15 minutes of me picking out tiny beads, placing them on a board, then ironing it to make this (kind of like shrinky dinks if you remember those from your childhood?). It was so relaxing to hang out with people I love and focus on a non computer related task. It’s just a silly little art project, and yet this brought me so much joy.
If spending time on a child like project and visiting with friendly faces sounds like a good way to spend a Saturday, I invite you to join us!
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Now, how to bring this aloha vibe back to everyday life?
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.
Looking for an affordable way to add new moves to your repertoire? Join Fluid’s Fit Club! Each week you receive an email with a new video. These range from 5 minute to 60 minutes, and include: – strength and balance exercises – Pilates, yoga, Energy Flow, and Barre – Therapeutic exercises for shoulders, hips, feet, and hands, and – guided meditations.
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.
“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.
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
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”.