The July Five Exercises

Your July Five exercises:

  • Pelvic Clock
  • Bird Dog
  • Farmer’s Carry
  • Med Ball Push Up
  • Chest Stretch

Click here to watch the July Five video.

The order of these exercises is based on my trademarked R.O.S.S. protocol (Release, Organize, Strengthen and then Stretch) for pain free, economical movement.

Do this as a standalone strength and mobility workout by watching the video and following along with me or use this 9 minute series as a warmup prior to your next hike, bike, or swim.

To get the most out of these exercises please listen carefully to my cueing (especially while doing pelvic clock and bird dog).

I’m super excited to share this month’s farmer’s carry exercise with you!

I have some friends who are literal farmers and the husband recently told me a story about how he was proud of his wife. They were at a feed store and the employee thought the bag of feed they bought was too heavy for him to roll out to the truck using a hand cart. My friend’s bad ass, farm strong wife took one look at the 50lb bag, hoisted it over her shoulder and carried it out into the parking lot.

While you may not be working on a farm, or doing heavy manual labor this summer, let me ask you this – how much does your suitcase weigh? Or your dog? If they pack the box heavy at Costco, would you feel confident lifting it out of the cart and into your trunk?

Do you have the shoulder, back, core, and leg strength to pick up and carry a heavy thing?

Could your core stabilize you enough to carry a heavy thing in one hand only?

If the answer is no, join us for our Wednesday 6 pm Pilates class on Zoom. We’re combining traditional Pilates exercises with these shoulder and core strength moves.


None of these exercises should hurt. YOU are in charge of taking good care of you. If you feel pain, stop immediately. Please see your medical professional prior to beginning a new exercise program.

May Five Exercises

Have y’all been doing your five? Each month I give my clients five new exercises and encourage them to do one minute of the moves every day. Here are photos of this month’s Five to jog your memory.

Click here for a full description. Click here for Fluid’s spring class schedule.

Baby Bear:

Anne baby bear 5 5.16


Terry Seal 1 5.16


Terry Flight 5.16


Anne. plank 5.13

Side Angle:


Anne McCranie is a Portland (Sellwood) Oregon based personal trainer and licensed massage therapist. She offers private training as well as weekly classes. Looking to get moving? Contact her today for your complimentary consultation. (503) 705-4762

Client Testimonial – CranioSacral Therapy

A client recently sent me this testimonial…

I have been going to Anne for massage, particularly craniosacral therapy massage, and I must say that she is the best of all who have worked on me. I leave our sessions completely relaxed and refreshed. Anne is not only a highly skilled practitioner, but what makes her special is that she truly cares about her clients, focusing her efforts completely on each session…… DF, Portland




Reading this warmed my heart. I truly love working with my clients to facilitate pain relief, reduced stress and improved quality of life.

This client first came to see me after shoulder surgery (well, actually after his wife told him for months “you should go see Anne” 🙂 ). He was suffering from pain and limited mobility in his shoulder. He did his physical therapy exercises religiously and when he was released from P.T. started seeing me for personal training, massage, and craniosacral therapy. Over the past year he has greatly improved his range of motion. His goal was to be able to lift a suitcase into the overhead bin, or take a bike or kayak off the roof rack without pain and he is now able to do so.

Now that his shoulder pain has subsided we have been focusing on relaxing soft tissue work and CST, or what I call the “massage cranio sandwich”. I work his back, legs, neck and arms using a combination of Swedish and neuromuscular massage, then we do a solid hour of CST. This modality is so relaxing he often falls asleep.

Better sleep, less musculoskeletal pain, improved joint function, better quality of life… Sound good? Call or email Anne to find out how her Movement + massage program can help you!


Anne McCranie is a Portland (Sellwood), Oregon based personal trainer and licensed massage therapist. She offers customized programs to build strength, reduce pain and lower stress. Contact her today for a complimentary consultation. (503) 705-4762

Gift Certificates For Massage Therapy And Personal Training Packages Available Now!

Gift Certificates Available

Looking for a gift? Treat your loved ones to a session with Anne.

foot care offer Dec 2013

They schedule their time, then choose from any combination of the following:

  • Massage therapy
  • Myofascial Release
  • Thai Massage
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Personal Training
  • Pilates, Yoga or Energy Flow classes
  • Balance Training
  • Strength Training
  • Healthy Feet classes

Anne n Linda Massage 2013 (2)


Or let Anne put together a package for you that includes any combo of the following:

  • yoga mat
  • cork block
  • yoga strap
  • foam roller
  • Correct Toes (pictured above)
  • theraband
  • Pilates small ball
  • Swiss ball (pictured below)
  • free weights
  • Fluid t-shirt
  • stainless steel water bottle


Split Squat 8.15

This is a gift they will surely love.

Questions? Call Anne (503) 705-4762

Goody bag. tshirt. yoga mat. bottle 4.15


Anne McCranie is a Portland, Oregon based personal trainer and licensed massage therapist. She is available for one on one sessions by appointment, and offers five weekly classes. Click these links for more info about massage therapy, personal training, group classes, or general questions about Anne’s location, and policies.

November Five Exercises for Core Strength, Back Strength and Hip Flexibility

The November Five are here! We started working on these exercises this week in our classes and personal training sessions.

Can you try one minute of each of these moves every day this week?

For a more detailed description of the moves click here. For an in person demo call Anne to set up a one on one session or join an ongoing class.

Half Roll Back/ Twist:

Anne half roll back 11.14

Leg Pull:

Anne leg pull 11.14

Digging Trenches:

Anne dig trench 2 11.14

Squat/ Side Kick:

Anne Side Kick



Alice Eagle front 10.14


Anne McCranie is a Portland (Sellwood), Oregon based personal trainer and licensed massage therapist. She offers weekly classes, one one one training and movement + massage sessions.

Call her today to schedule your complimentary consultation. (503) 705-4762