Strength training with Anne in June at no cost to you!

Are you the perfect person for our June Personal Training experiment?

Find out what you can accomplish when you commit to taking good care of YOU!

  • You are ready to make positive changes.
  • You have a specific goal.
  • You are able to commit to Wednesdays 5:30 – 6:00 pm PT on Zoom, June 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd.

I’m offering four weeks of personal training with me, at no cost to you.

We start with a zoom call to see if we are a good fit. You and I will meet for thirty minutes once a week for strength training. We will finish with an assessment to see what specific what improvements have you made.

To take advantage of this fabulous opportunity to work with me one on one, call or email me today!

(503) 705-4762


Fluid’s Nutrition Challenge Starts September 13th!

Want to look and feel your best?

Need to improve your diet, but you’re not sure where, or how to start?

I’ve got a plan for you!

Picture how you want to feel one month from now. How specific can you be with your goals?

For example:

  • You fit into that pair of pants that has been taunting you since last year.
  • You eat one home cooked meal with your family each week.
  • You replace your daily habit of a glass of wine with journaling, meditation, or a bath.

What is Fluid’s Nutrition Challenge?

Join our Nutrition Challenge and together you and I will craft YOUR customized plan. Over the next four weeks you will make small, incremental changes that lead to lasting results.

  • 4 week plan to improve your diet
  • 30 minute goal setting meeting with me on Zoom
  • weekly email and phone support

What it’s not:

This is not a “cleanse”. There will be no juicing (unless you really like juice). This is not a weight loss diet per se, but if you goal is to lose weight, or improve your body composition, I am here to help you.

You will bring new awareness to how you are fueling your body. You will learn to recognize your emotional eating cues, and to understand how to create new habits (spoiler alert – this has very little to do with willpower).

The cost is $55. Fit Club members, this challenge is included in your membership!

The Challenge starts September 13th. Please reach out to me this week, as I’m scheduling one on one goal setting sessions now. I’m holding a spot for you, dear friend!

Call or email me today to reserve your spot!

(503) 705-4762

Happy New Year!

I hope you took time to relax over the holidays. I celebrated with many delicious meals, visits with friends, and even made a quick trip out to Kah-Nee-Ta to “take the waters”, as they say. I feel relaxed, refreshed and ready to get back to work!

Have you made any New Year’s resolutions? What do you think is the likelihood that you will be where you want to be this time next year? Studies show that almost half of us make New Year’s resolutions (the most popular ones for 2017 are to get in shape and get organized), yet only 14% of those over 50 achieve their goals. The reason for this is not as simple as we think.

So what is the key to lasting positive changes?

Step one: Ask yourself, “What is my internal motivation?”

We often make the mistake of letting others set goals for us, i.e. my wife wants me to eat healthier. If you don’t feel internal motivation to change, you likely will not succeed, and you and your wife will both feel disappointed.

Step two: Figure out your action steps.

One of my favorite books is Charles Duhigg’s The Power Of Habit. He argues the key to exercising regularly, losing weight, raising exceptional children, becoming more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. By changing patterns we can change our lives. He says by changing one “keystone habit”, we change our behavior and create a domino effect that leads to success.

Step Three: Focus on the positive!

Can you focus on the things that are under your control, and think of your new lifestyle changes in a positive way? For example, this month I am taking a break from sugar and alcohol (thanks to Michelle for this idea). For me, this means no white sugar (cookies, pie, etc). My diet will primarily be healthy, whole foods, including protein and lots of veggies with every meal. Instead of focusing on the things on my “no” list, I am planning my meals around the healthy things I love to eat. I love satsumas, and one of my ladies brought me a bag of these beauties last week (thanks Sian!). I have them in a pretty bowl in a prominent place, so when I want a sweet treat I reach for one of these.

I have also started a “happy jar”. When a good thing happens I am writing it down and sticking a note in the jar. I will open the jar on New Years day 2018 to be reminded of all the good things that happened this year. Feel free to contribute to my jar when you are here.


Instead of “resolutions”, I am declaring my intentions for 2017. I intend to get stronger, and I will do a full pull up from hanging by my birthday in June. The next time you see, me ask me how I’m progressing.

What small steps could you take this month to get where you want to be in three months, six months or a year? Could you write down one positive change you’d like to make, the motivation behind that change, and the actions steps needed to get there? For example, “I want to feel good” is vague. “I want to fall asleep easily and sleep soundly through the night, so that I have energy during the day to work, exercise and play with my family” is more specific and based on internal motivation.

Your action steps could be:

  • I will take my last cup of coffee before noon.
  • Take care of any unfinished business with friends or family via phone call or text after dinner.
  • Turn off my computer/ phone by 8 pm.
  • Repeat a daily mantra, such as, “I sleep soundly and peacefully”. If I do wake up in the night I will jot down any to do lists, tasks, or ideas on a notepad, repeat my mantra and close my eyes.

I would love to hear about your hopes and dreams for 2017! How can I help you craft a 2017 success plan? Would a weekly email or text from me help you stay on track? Shoot me an email or leave a comment below.

Here’s to a happy, healthy 2017!

Happy New Year! Five Tips For Goal Setting

Happy 2013 to you and your family!

What are your health and fitness goals for this year? Here are a few tips to get you where you want to be:

1. Look at the big picture. What is it you want to accomplish this year and how will you feel when you meet your goals? When you start to veer off track keep your big picture in mind.

2. Set specific, realistic goals. “I’m never eating dessert again” feels a lot different than saying “I am going to limit my sweets to a small portion of my favorite dessert once a week”.

3. Speak in the present tense. I am healthy, I feel energized, I surround myself with positive, loving people. By saying “One day I will be this way…” you are keeping your goal at arms length. Visualize yourself as this new and improved person.

4. Reward yourself. Make it to all of your workouts this week? Get yourself a pedi, or meet a friend for a movie.

5. Focus on what you can control. While you may not be able to magically move the number on the scale or instantly lower your stress level, you can control the foods you eat, the people your surround yourself with, your activity level, and your self talk.

Need help setting your 2013 goals? Contact Anne today for a little push in the right direction.


Anne McCranie is a Portland, Oregon based personal trainer and massage therapist. She can be reached at (503) 705-4762 or