Pilates Testimonial – Increased Strength Allows New Mom To Better Care For Her Baby

Hooray another success story!

This week one of my ladies was happy to report that she is feeling much stronger after only a few weeks of regular Pilates and yoga classes.

She told me:

I was put on bed rest for the last few months of my pregnancy. I felt weak and was only able to hold my new baby for a few minutes at a time without getting tired. Now I can hold him for hours at a time (he now weighs 20 pounds). I feel stronger and more in touch with my body.

This is a perfect example of how strengthening your core can positively affect your life.

Who cares how much time you spend working out if it does not improve your quality of life? More time with your family, sailing through your day pain free, now that’s something to work for!

Want to be a success story? Call Anne today (503) 705-4762 to learn how you can look and feel your best!


Anne McCranie is a Portland Oregon based Personal Trainer and Licensed Massage Therapist. She works with her clients one on one and in small groups using a combination of movement and massage to build muscular strength, improve flexibility and reduce chronic pain.


Back Care Workshop Thursday January 24th at 7:30 pm at Sellwood Yoga

Ever have your low back go “out” or suffer from acute debilitating back pain? It’s no fun.

What is the very first thing you should do when your back goes into acute spasm? (*hint it’s not stretching) Should you apply ice or heat? Rest or move?

Bring your questions to Anne next Thursday January 24th for her Back Care Workshop. Learn the top five exercises to prevent and alleviate low back pain. Whether you suffer from the occasional twinge or chronic low back pain this class is for you.

There are only a few spots left so go to the Sellwood Yoga website and sign up today!

  • Thursday January 24th
  • 7:30 to 8:45 pm
  • Sellwood Yoga 7970B SE 13th Avenue between SE Miller Street and SE Nehalem Street, just a couple of blocks North of Tacoma St.
  • Bring your own mat if you like, there will be mats and other props available at the studio
  • Please dress in form fitting comfortable layers – we will work standing, lying on the floor, and seated

Want a preview? Check out this video featuring yours truly demonstrating a few moves on the foam roller.

Client Testimonial – Pilates

One of my clients just emailed this to her friend and copied me. I’m blushing…


I COMPLETELY LOVE my Pilates instructor Anne. Her classes are awesome and really fun, despite being hard work. The back pain that led me to surgery a little over a year ago is just not part of my life anymore – and my recovering from the surgery would not have happened without Anne. I hear she’s also an awesome massage therapist 😉




Anne McCranie is a Portland, Oregon based massage therapist and personal trainer. She works with her clients one on one and in small groups using the combination of movement + massage to aid in pain relief. To learn five moves that strengthen and support your low back and keep you pain free contact Anne today 503-705-4762.