Maui Recap 2012 beach yoga, last sunset

Ok seriously this is my final post about our Maui adventure.

I mentioned our daily activities, here is our group doing beachfront yoga and Pilates. What an excellent way to start the day!


We did allow some time for relaxation, hitting the beach at a few resorts in Kaanapali and Wailea. Here is Leslie soaking up some vitamin D at the Sheraton in Kaanapali. I like Kaanapali and Napili Bay for the great swimming, the water is calm and clear and there is less chance of getting washing machined by the breakers than at other beaches.

And here we are at the Grand Wailea. We stopped in to view the grounds and the art gallery. Lots of interesting local artist’s woodcarvings, sculpture and paintings. Then of course we headed to the Bistro Molikini for a bite and a Mai tai.

Sunset at the Grande

Here’s Sharilyn’s departure breakfast – coconut smoothie, salad, eskimo candy and prosecco, not bad.

And our last sunset…(til next year that is)

Anne McCranie owner of Fluid Movement + Massage is a Portland based personal trainer and massage therapist. This is her second annual client trip to Hawaii. If you are interested in joining us next year call or email Anne 503-705-4762

Is Yoga All You Need?

In this New York Times article the author describes her ten year devotion to yoga as her only form of exercise.  As her wedding approached she decided to hire a personal trainer and started doing yoga less frequently.  Adding strength training helped her reach her goal weight in time for her wedding, plus she now feels stronger and leaner.  What I like about this article is her discovery that mixing it up is a good idea.  Whether you are into running, spinning, Pilates, Zumba or Cross Fit adding variety to your routine (cross training) will not only keep boredom at bay but also have you looking and feeling your best.

Are you stuck in a workout rut?  Contact Anne and she will set you up with a program that includes strength, cardio and flexibility.

Travel with Fluid to Hawaii

Maui Stress Relief Vacation February 2011

Feeling stressed?  Overwhelmed? Join us February 4th to the 10th in beautiful Maui Hawaii for a healthy relaxing stress free vacation in paradise! Think you are too busy? Studies show that constant work with no down time can lead to decreased productivity and creativity.  Scheduling a vacation gives you an opportunity to recharge, gain a new perspective and can even help stave off depression. Think of this as a mental and physical health boost!

The focus of this trip is stress reduction and Anne has an awesome week planned for you! You are welcome to take part in daily group classes, organized outings like snorkeling and hikes or just hang out in the hot tub. This is your vacation for you to do as you please. Here is a sample day:

  • 7 am breakfast: fruit, banana bread, juice
  • 9-11 am Yoga: strength, flexibility and balance work
  • Noon lunch: baked sweet potatoes, hummus with sliced veggies and pita, couscous with raisins and almonds, cucumber salad
  • 2 pm massage
  • 5 pm leisurely walk on the beach
  • 6:30 pm watch the sunset (while enjoying a Mai Tai)
  • 7 pm dinner: Grilled local fish, black beans and rice, mango salsa, green salad, grilled pineapple

All meals are prepared for you with a focus on whole foods, fruits and veggies and local seafood. Anne welcomes special dietary requests and there are no restrictions on what you can or cannot eat. Want to go raw for a week?  Anne will support you. Want to start your day with a mimosa? Go for it. This is your vacation.

Included in the price of this trip:

  • Daily movement classes including Pilates, Vinyasa yoga, strength, cardio, restorative yoga and chi gung
  • Two massages per person
  • All of your meals (yes breakfast, lunch and dinner every day)
  • A Luau (who wants to try Kalua pig and poi?) check out the Luau menu here –
  • Snorkeling gear and plenty of beach time
  • Hikes led by Anne and her buddy Leah (more hiking info here –

To view our house visit

Want to bring the hubby but he is not interested in yoga or massage? Ask Anne about her special “companion rate”.

Call or email Anne to reserve your spot today! (503) 705-4762.



Fluid Fit Club starts this week!

Join Anne for a month-long fitness adventure!  Hikes, boot camps, Pilates and Yoga.  This Saturday we hit Tabor.  Meet at the back stairs (near 60th and Belmont) at 2 pm for ninety minutes of stairs, running/ walking, and yoga.  Call Anne to R.S.V.P. 503-705-4762.

See you Saturday!

New You New Year Pilates and Yoga Workshop in Sunny Florida


Join Anne for a weekend of Pilates and Yoga January 1st and 2nd in Ft. Walton Beach Florida.  In this two day workshop hosted by Northwest Florida Ballet you will learn core strengthening exercises that help you alleviate low back pain, build long lean muscles, and increase your flexibility.

We will send you home with an easy to follow program you can do anywhere with little to no equipment.   No time?  No space?  No more excuses.  Come learn some new moves or refine the basics with this fun, all levels workshop.