Client Testimonial – Decreased Low Back Pain From Pilates And Yoga

Man I love to hear success stories! This week one of my clients told me how her regular Pilates and yoga practice has helped reduce her low back pain. She has suffered from chronic back pain that was always hovering around a 3-4 out of 10. For the past two years she has been doing Pilates and Yoga with me twice a week plus walking and stretching on her own. Her back pain in now almost nonexistent.


For a sample of Anne’s back stabilization exercise series click on this video (Please see your health care professional for specific medical advice).

Want to be pain free? Call Anne today to see how her customized movement + massage programs can help you!

(503) 705-4762


Anne McCranie is a Sellwood (Portland, Oregon) based massage therapist/ personal trainer. In her classes she incorporates Pilates and yoga exercises, strength work and myofascial release to keep her clients pain free. 

Bridge – One of Fluid’s August Five

How lucky are we to have such lovely summer weather? I have been taking my Pilates and yoga classes outdoors this month.

Here Kate demonstrates Bridge – one of our August Five.

Start with knees and feet hip distance apart. Relax your back.


Kate Bridge 8.13

Press into your feet to lift your spine one vertebra at a time. Think of stretching the whole front side of your body.

Kate Bridge 2 8.13

In the Pilates variation you continue rolling up and down, breathing and relaxing your back. The yoga version you hold for five breaths then slowly come down. Take your pick and see if you can do this move once a day for one minute.

Turkey Week Class Schedule – November 19th, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving week! I am thankful for you!

Do you have a flexible work schedule this week? Join me for some pre-feast activity. I am subbing a few morning classes for Pam at Sellwood Yoga and I have a few spots available in Pilates and Yoga classes. I would love to see your face at one of the following:

Monday 11/19, 9 am Fit Class at Sellwood Yoga (sign up here) Cardio/ strength intervals with weights, Swiss ball, jump rope, etc…get ready to get sweaty!

Monday 11/19, 5 pm Yoga at Fluid world headquarters 7916 S.E. 19th ave (call or email Anne to reserve your spot 503-705-4762) Vinyasa series with standing balance and core work. This is an ongoing class, or small group of five people max and there is room for one more person tonight.

Wednesday 11/21, 9 am Fit class at Sellwood Yoga

Noon Pilates at Sellwood Yoga. You are welcome to preregister to ensure your spot or drop in to classes at the yoga studio.


*6:30 pm Pilates on Wednesday 11/21 at FWHQ is CANCELLED this week. Gobble gobble 🙂


Anne McCranie is a Portland, Oregon based Personal Trainer and L.M.T. Her clients find greater ease of movement by utilizing the combination of movement + massage she offers in her Sellwood studio, along with a regular home program. Anne offers private and small group Pilates and Yoga sessions, massage therapy, weekly classes, seasonal workshops and stress relief vacations. For the latest and greatest on Fluid’s massage specials, exercise tips, healthy recipes and more check out Fluid’s website, facebook page, or sign up to receive the monthly newsletter.