LITHE ESCAPE JAMAICA 25 May 2016

One Week Will Make One Strong.  After 7 years, you can now see the magic of Lithe Escape and Cheer Conditioning.  Fall dates will be released tomorrow! 

Lithe // Jamaica (2016) from Brandon E. Kamin | Filmmaker on Vimeo.

LIMITED ED. S/S LITHE GEAR 25 May 2016

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Pre-order your S/S Lithe Gear!  Our Impact Lycra/Spandex Sports Bra, Rockstar Tank & Summer Jogger are now available for purchase.

THE EPIC BOWL 23 May 2016

The Epic Bowl

We're making all your plant-based protein dreams come true with our Epic Bowl. Lentils, curried cauliflower, shaved carrots, and chickpeas with tahini dressing ($12).

SPLIT SCHEDULE (VIA LITHE INSDIER) 23 May 2016

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SHE'S LITHE: KELLI GILL 23 May 2016

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What motivates you to stay consistent with Lithing? I love the way that Lithe makes me feel. It gives me energy on even the craziest days and can turn a bad mood into a good one. Lithe helps me stay healthy, eat well, and keep a consistent sleep schedule. And as a teacher, that's imperative. I love watching myself get stronger with every class and the ever-changing schedule always brings me back for more.

When you've had a long day, what how do you de-stress? Lithe is a great way to de-stress, but I also love taking walks, baking, drinking a glass or two of wine, and great meals out or at home.

What is the most rewarding aspect of Lithe to you? Mastering the CCS moves. I feel a sense of accomplishment when I get through a set of new CCS without any mistakes (and without stopping!).

If you were a Lithe class, which would you be and why? I would be Pom. I loved it from the first time I took it with Gerri and I live for the CCS in that class.

What do your friends and/or family think you do when you're at the studio? Have you ever shown them your CCS moves? I am a kindergarten teacher and I have actually used calf pumps, shave the heads and high V's as a brain break with my class if they are tired, rowdy or antsy. They love the moves and I love getting them to move in the classroom.

If you were stranded on a desert island, what are the three products you'd need to survive? A great book (or five), sunscreen (I turn into a lobster after 10 minutes in the sun), and ice cream (my favorite cheat day treat).

WE'RE HIRING (CENTER CITY)! 18 May 2016

HIRING
Join the Lithe team! Lithe is hiring part-time front desk studio staff for our Rittenhouse and Old City locations.  

Part-Time Front Desk Studio Staff Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Provide high-level hospitality and customer service to clients
  • Be comfortable with computer database functions and other basic computer skills
  • Have experience handling money and a register
  • Be able to communicate clearly and efficiently via e-mail and telephone
  • Maintain the Lithe Method brand aesthetic and studio appearance
  • Maintain the appearance and upkeep of Lithe’s retail (Lithe Foods and Lithe Wear)
  • Assist Lithe’s Studio Manager in daily studio tasks and projects

What's Required?

  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task independently within a fast-paced environment
  • Willingness to initiate tasks independently
  • Excellent communication skills and superior organizational skills
  • Outstanding customer service skills and confidentiality
  • Friendly and professional email and phone etiquette
  • Have a passion for Lithe, healthy living, and fitness
  • Be willing to participate in Lithe Method workouts to fully understand the brand
  • Flexible/non-traditional hours: multiple days per week including some holidays, early mornings, nights, and weekends

Part-time front desk studio positions will be available at Lithe with the following anticipated hours:

  • 10-20 hours per week (including some early mornings, nights, and weekends)

Please submit resume, cover letter, and availability to careers@lithemethod.com.

SHE'S LITHE: CHRISTINE VANZANDBERGEN 16 May 2016

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What motivates you to stay consistent with Lithing? The huge difference in the way I feel when I don't Lithe compared to when I do. My attitude and energy are amazing after Lithe. That carries me through the whole day. Also looking at pics of me at Lithe when I was 36-weeks pregnant with twins. If I could power through a barre series then, I can certainly do it now. 

When you've had a long day, how do you de-stress? Cooking and music. The chopping helps me release serious tension. That paired with great tunes puts me in my happy place.

What is the most rewarding aspect of Lithe to you? Even though I have committed to Lithe for more than a decade (yikes!), every class still challenges me. 

If you were a Lithe class, which would you be and why? That's a tough one. I'm what you'd call a Lithe classic, but I like an element of surprise. Right now, I am torn between Weightless, which is always a sweat-fest and FreeStyle because you never know what you'll get. 

What do your friends and family think you do when you're at the studio? Have you ever shown them your CCS moves? I showed my husband once, but the look on his face told me that he either didn't get it or that I looked ridiculous. I'm going with the first option. 

What is the first concert you went to? UB40. Can you say "Red Red Wine?"

If you were stranded on a desert island, what are the three products you'd need to survive? Sparkling water, sunscreen, and wine. Happy and hydrated all the way. 

AUDI LITHE STYLE 13 May 2016

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Reserve at Rittenhouse

Reserve at Main Line

 

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JUNE CORA 11 May 2016

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Guided by science, backed by spirit. Cora™ means heart in Greek and is the next generation of accelerated strength building and weight loss workouts. Perfect for Lithers who want to push themselves and turn up the intensity. You'll sweat and sculpt rapidly with this whole life, whole body program taught by our veteran instructors. It's our fastest, most effective plan yet! And all it takes is ten 75-minute workouts in four weeks. We've packaged it with Lauren Boggi's 4-week meal plan.  

 

How it works: Cora compresses cardio and sculpting moves into ten 75-minute rapid-result workouts. The routines are grouped into four progressive cycles that include our hottest studio moves, plus 30-second blasts which are shorter, revved up versions of our traditional interval training to produce targeted results. Like all things Lithe, every segment features our proprietary no-nonsense choreography and band system that continually works your muscles and abs, raises your heart rate, and maximizes the calorie burn. 

 

Week 1 / Cora Cycle 1: Lower impact, lighter weights (3-8 lbs. + Cora Bands)

Week 2 / Cora Cycle 2: Moderate to high impact, heavier weights (8-12 lbs. + Cora Bands)

Week 3 / Cora Cycle 3: Moderate impact, mod. to heavy weights (5-10 lbs. + Cora Bands)

Week 4 / Cora Cycle 4: Challenging cardio, heaviest weights (5-15 lbs. + Cora Bands)

 

Cora is held at Lithe Old City starting on May 31
Evening Course: Tues. & Thurs., 7PM-8:15PM & Sat., 11AM

Class 1: Tues., May 31 w/Lauren (measurements)
Class 2: Thurs., June 2 w/Rachel D. 
Class 3: Sat., June 4  w/Gerri
Class 4: Tues., June 7 w/Bari
Class 5: Thurs., June 9  w/Liz G.
Class 6: Tues., June 14  w/Sophie
Class 7: Thurs., June 16  w/Sophie
Class 8: Sat., June 18  w/Staff
Class 9: Tues., June 21 w/Liz G.
Class 10: Thurs. June 23  w/Lauren (measurements)

 

Morning Course: Wednesday & Friday., 7:05-8:20AM & Sat., 7AM

Class 1: Wednesday., June 1 w/Bari
Class 2: Friday., June 3 w/Lauren (measurements)
Class 3: Sat., June 4 w/Diana K.
Class 4: Wednesday., June 8 w/Lauren
Class 5: Friday., June 10 w/Lauren
Class 6: Wednesday., June 15 w/Lauren
Class 7: Friday., June 17 w/Lauren
Class 8: Sat., June 18 w/Jen L.

Class 9: Wednesday., June 22 w/Liz G.
Class 10: Friday., June 24 w/Lauren (measurements)

 

10 classes and 4-week meal plan ($325)
Register online

UP CLOSE WITH MEGHANN 10 May 2016

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What is your hidden talent? I can balance on the tips of my big toes like Kate Winslet in Titanic.

Did you ever go through an awkward phase? I hit peak awkwardness in late middle school and early high school. I've always struggled with my skin, and fighting acne while wearing braces and figuring out the whole makeup thing was not particularly flattering. Fortunately, this was before smartphones. Unfortunately my mom always ordered multiple copies when she had pictures developed, so there are probably some unfortunate reminders of that look floating around.

Do you have a specific song that can always pump you up? There are so many! Anyone who has taken class with me has probably noticed that I love to move and dance around to music, especially old-school rock and hip-hop. I make playlists out of songs that inspire me to move, and I keep coming back to "Good Vibrations" by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, so there is probably something to that. Don't judge me.

What is your favorite body part? Either my abs or my butt. Thanks to Lithe and a lifetime of martial arts training, I'm proud of how they look, but the reason they are my favorite is because my strong core and glutes make it possible to do so much of the physical activity that is important to me. I can push myself to get lower in wide second, squats, chair series, you name it because of my strong backside, and my core helps keep me balanced during all of those swivel kicks, etc.

Do you have any nicknames? When I was teaching karate, they called me Mighty Meg or Tonka Truck. That one is kind of weird, but I love it. I am little, but virtually indestructible. My mom calls me Tink or Tinker Bell, whom I resemble less now that I have let my natural dark blonde or light brown hair grow in. Both my brothers call me Meggy, and now that my baby brother towers over me he frequently calls me "little one." He gets away with it because I love him so much.

Find Meghann on Instagram @mightymeg05

SHE'S LITHE: SANDY EDELSTEIN 9 May 2016

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What motivates you to stay consistent with Lithing? So many things. First of all, I love being at Lithe, but we all have mornings where we don’t feel like moving. On those rare occasions, I push myself knowing that the rest of my day will be better after Lithe. I have more energy on days that I Lithe. If I’m ever feeling down, I know that Lithe will get me out of that mood and back to myself. It has taken a long time and 100 percent commitment to build up the stamina to handle the classes. Before Lithe, I avoided cardio and just did strength training. I know that at my age, staying away from the studio will set me back, so staying consistent is a given.

When you've had a long day, how do you de-stress? Go outside, take the dogs for a walk, hike, sit in the backyard and listen to music with a fire going, or watch mindless TV in bed. Truth be told, I don’t get stressed out very often though. 

What is the most rewarding aspect of Lithe to you? May I curse? This one is easy… I’m turning 50 in June, and the most rewarding aspect of Lithe is being able to say F*&% you, 50! I am in the best shape of my life, and only a small part of that is about how I look. I have ridiculous energy; there is nothing I feel I can’t do. I can run circles around my 18 and 20-year-old sons, and nothing on my body hurts. Many of my friends claim they are falling apart. I know that Lithe is the secret to eternal youth. I have been into fitness my whole life and was even a personal trainer, and nothing has ever done for me what Lithe does. I also feel sexier and more alive than ever before. How many people can say that as they are about to turn 50? I also cannot leave out the friendships. Lithers and instructors are more then friends. I don’t know what it is, but Lithe turns women into this magical support system. I feel it myself when someone new comes to class. Instead of staying to yourself, you have a desire to build others up, to support each other and help them feel what you feel. It’s a beautiful thing. 

If you were a Lithe class, which would you be and why? My Lithe class is still waiting to be discovered by the sick (meant in the most positive way) mind of Lauren. Just like me at almost 50, the class is still evolving and ever-changing. I know it will be challenging, fun, sexy, and worth the sweat.

What do your friends and/or family think you do when you're at the studio? Have you ever shown them your CCS moves? My 18-year-old teases me and calls it dance class. Most of my friends know exactly what I’m doing and think I am obsessed. I show off my moves whenever it is the least bit socially acceptable and when it’s not, too. My husband always wants to see the sexy moves; he is supportive because he knows how great I feel. I think he is a little jealous and wishes he could find something for him to be so passionate about that has the same great results.

When you were in high school, what would you have been "Most Likely to..." in the yearbook superlatives? Easy… “Most likely to talk you to death.”

If you were stranded on a desert island, what are the three products you'd need to survive? Lithe bands, shampoo (I hate dirty hair, which is the only downside to Lithe), and someone to talk to!

FIT.HIP.FRIDAY GIVEAWAY! 6 May 2016

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TGIF! This week's gym-bag worthy giveaway is products from our favorite oral care company hello. We know that health is everything, and hello is on a mission to make the world a friendlier place, starting with your mouth. Say hello to oral care that’s effective, delicious, beautiful, and as natural as its friendly team can make it. Hello products are made in the USA and formulated with globally-sourced ingredients. Hello products are Leaping Bunny certified and have earned PETA’s Beauty without Bunnies cruelty-free and vegan certification. 

Please leave a comment below telling us why you want to win. Two winners will be chosen at random on Monday, so you have three days to enter. One entry per person. Thank you and good luck!

Images via hello

LITHE BEACH 2016! 4 May 2016

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Our highly-touted beach workout, based on Lithe Escape's highly effective fitness, is available at the Jersey Shore ALL SUMMER LONG! Join instructors and Lithe creator Lauren Boggi for Lithe Beach

When: Saturday, 8:30-9:45AM from June 18-August 20.

Where: Margate: Exeter Ave.
            Avalon: 61 St.

Wear: A supportive bathing suit and sunscreen.

What's it like?: Surprising, challenging, empowering, rock-your-world amazing, and fun!

Bring: Water, yoga mat (or towel), a towel for drying off.

We supply: Enthusiasm, inspiration, and a$$ kicking moves.

Cost: Single class ($22); five class card ($100).

Sign up: Lithe Beach classes will be available to purchase.  When purchasing on Mindbody, select "Lithe Beach" instead of classes, then book your class on the Rittenhouse scheduler.

Please note: No public facilities are available before 10AM. Please utilize the restroom before class.

Current Schedule: Additional classes may be added in mid-July and August.

June 18:  Margate w/Lauren
June 25:  Margate w/Danielle
July 2:  Margate & Avalon w/Danielle & Liz G.
July 9:  Margate w/Lauren 
July 16:  Margate w/Lauren 
July 23:  Margate w/Danielle
July 30:  Margate w/Lauren
August 6:  Margate w/Jess
August 13:  Margate w/Jenn B.
August 20:  Margate w/Jess

LITHE ESCAPE JAMAICA 4 May 2016

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Coming to Jake's? Grab your girls and get ready for the time of your life. If there's one thing we feel that we've truly nailed, it's the art of packing for Lithe Escape. We can squeeze in just under a week's worth of outfits into a carry-on (recycling is key) and have our Escape beauty routine down to a minimum. We're pretty confident when we say we've got this one. Here's what you'll need.

Escape canvas bag by Forestbound

LAUREN IN NYC 3 May 2016

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10AM Waspie and 11AM Sideline. Reserve here!

UP CLOSE WITH ELIZABETH S. 3 May 2016

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What’s your hidden talent? I am an amazing baker. I’m the first to volunteer to make homemade birthday cake because I have really strong feelings about boxed caked mix. And I love sharing all of the treats I bake. Sometimes I wonder if I missed my true calling and should have gone to culinary school to become a pastry chef.

What is your favorite Lithe workout to teach? Skinny Mini. It’s such a good blend of cardio, weights, and barre, plus it’s totally accessible for beginners and equally challenging for vets. It pops up a lot on the Main Line schedule on Friday evenings, and I think it’s the perfect gateway into the weekend. Throw in a good playlist and the hour flies by. 

Did you ever go through an awkward phase? There was a giant awkward phase between 13 and 22-years-old. I was definitely a late bloomer. Thankfully, social media wasn’t really a “thing” when I was in high school and most of college, so you will never find photographic evidence. 

What is your favorite body part? My eyelashes. They’re naturally long and curl on their own, but I’m always on the lookout for a new mascara to add length and volume. The more drama, the better (only for lashes, not in real life). Tell me all your favorites!

What is your nickname? I introduce myself as Elizabeth, but friends and co-workers end up calling me Liz. Four syllables are a lot to expect from people. My family calls me Betsy and probably always will.

Find Elizabeth on Instagram @ehstaub.

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SHE'S LITHE: SAM SIMMONS 2 May 2016

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What motivates you to stay consistent with Lithing? The results, of course! For me, that means increased strength, toned muscles, improved sleep patterns, and stress management. I started lithing when I moved back to Philadelphia after graduating from college (I grew up in Haverford). I barely worked out during undergrad, and Lithe converted me from a person who hated the gym to someone who works out every day.

When you've had a long day, how do you de-stress? Cooking is my stress-relief. I graduate from law school in May, so I've developed routines to help me manage it all. I love to come home from Lithe and cook a healthy meal for my fiancé and myself. It's nice to unwind and recap our days while eating something delicious. I also love visiting the Rittenhouse farmers' market after the 8:30AM Saturday class. It's the perfect morning routine. 

What is the most rewarding aspect of Lithe to you? Even after nearly four years of lithing, there is always something new to master. Recently, I've been working on tricep push-ups on my toes. I can't go down all the way to the floor, but I'm getting there. 

If you were a Lithe class, which would you be and why? I like routines and planning ahead, so I'd be a classic like Higher Power. You know you will get a great workout, you know which moves are coming, but it puts a smile on your face all the same. Plus, the CCS adds a little sass. 

What do your friends and/or family think you do when you're at the studio? Have you ever shown them your CCS moves? Lucky for me, my best friend since third-grade, Rebecca, is also my Lithe bestie, so all of our friends are used to hearing us talk about the latest classes and our favorite instructors. As for my fiancé, he's gotten so used to my Lithe obsession that he knows the names of my favorite classes and remembers that Tuesday Freestyle with Lauren is notoriously challenging. He always checks in on Tuesdays to see how tough the workout was. 

What is the first concert you went to? Backstreet Boys with Britney Spears, who wasn't famous yet, as the opening act. I met her at the back of the venue handing out signed copies of her CD to anyone who would take one. Of course 6-year-old me was too busy wondering when the Backstreet Boys were going to start to think about getting some random girl's autograph. If only I had known how famous she'd become.

If you were stranded on a desert island, what are the three products you'd need to survive? Bug spray since I get mosquito bites year round in Philadelphia, so I don't think I'd survive very long without some protection. Also, my Kindle because I love reading and the battery life lasts forever. And peanut butter. I can barely go a day without sneaking at least a spoonful straight from the jar. 

LITHE ESCAPE S/S 2016 ROOMS/PRICING/GETTING THERE 27 Apr 2016

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Update:  Jake's has released one more Ocean View room to us! 

 

Accommodations at Jake's are double or single occupancy and almost all double occupancy rooms mean sharing a bed with another Lither. We are happy to help pair you up with a buddy if you'd like a double occupancy room. 

 

Ocean View Single, $3,260

Ocean View Double, $2,060

Garden View Single, $2,720 (sold out)

Garden View Double, $1,790 (sold out)

2 Bedroom Cottage Single $2,630 (sold out)

2 Bedroom Cottage Double: $1,740 (sold out)

 

The price includes your room accommodations, three daily meals, two Lithe Escape workouts each day, and transportation to and from Montego Bay Airport. Airfare, spa treatments, alcohol, and additional optional excursions and food are not included. 

Want to learn more? Download last year's Jake's Escape 2015 brochure. (The prices are the same, but the dates are different). Also check out @lithe_escape on Instagram. 

Ready to book your spot? Email escape@lithemethod.com. Alicia, our friendly Lithe Escape concierge, will assist you with flight info and roommate details. If you would like to reserve your spot, we are only taking deposits via check for this trip. The $1,000 non-refundable deposit check can be made out to Lithe Method and dropped off at any studio in an envelope to Alicia's attention. We'll collect final payment a month before the trip.

 

Flight Info: 
The following flights include complimentary airport transportation: 

$425 http://goo.gl/flights/FhXB
$532 http://goo.gl/flights/c0EO

 

If you choose to take different flights, you'll need to book private transportation. A one-way ride is $135 and holds 1-3 people. Treasure Beach is a 3-hour drive from Montego Bay airport, so Thursday and Tuesday are very travel heavy with one workout late Thursday.

Images via Lithe Escape

UP CLOSE WITH JEN L. 26 Apr 2016

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What is your hidden talent?  Whenever I'm at work functions or outside of the Lithe or the dance world, my go-to hidden talent is that I was a professional dancer (retired about a year ago) and teach these awesome cheer-based workouts! Usually, it's a huge hit. A little less of a hidden talent here on fithiphealthy. I even took a Buzzfeed quiz recently to determine my hidden talent (very scientific, I assume) and I got ballet! I guess I'm pretty one dimensional, but I think it's a really fun dimension.

What is your favorite Lithe workout to teach?  Skinny Jeans. Hands down one of my favorite to take and also to teach.  I'm a sucker for perfect form so I love that the slower pace allows me to get to everyone and take a little extra time to fix a popped rib cage or misaligned knee. It's the bones of Lithe so it's so much fun to see someone have one of those light bulb moments where everything else seems to make sense. 

Do you have a specific song that can always pump you up? Anything and everything Spice Girls. 

What is your favorite body part?  My back. Have you ever noticed that dancers have the most beautifully sculpted backs? I'm super proud of my dancer's back. A lot of hard work went into it. There's so much musculature going on back there that a lot of workouts forget about, but dance (and now Lithe!) help me maintain mine.  [Side note: if you're ever in class with me, you'll hear "shoulders down, lift the chest" about a zillion times. That's no coincidence.]

What is your nickname?  One of my best friends in college was surprised to learn after a few weeks of knowing me as Jen, that my full name was Jennifer.  She got creative and started calling me Nif and it kinda stuck around.

You can follow Jen on Instagram @jlaucella

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SHE'S LITHE: SARAH BLATTNER 25 Apr 2016

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What motivates you to stay consistent with Lithing? Hands down, it is the way I feel after I lithe, both physically and mentally. After my usual 7am class, I feel ready to conquer the day and much more alert at work. Never in my life did I go to the gym regularly or enjoy working out until I found Lithe. I am motivated by how great I feel, by the other strong women in the studio, and recently, by the fact that my wedding is less than two months away now!

When you've had a long day, what do you like to do to de-stress? There is absolutely nothing more I enjoy after a long day than coming home to my fiancé and either taking a long walk together or having a glass of wine on the couch. I am also a sucker for mindless television that will make me forget about the stressful day!

What is the most rewarding aspect of Lithe to you? Completing ten hook jumps on each side, for sure! I find that the hook jump series in Pom is total body and totally challenging. I always strive to do ten on each side, and one day, I hope to do the push ups on my toes! The second most rewarding aspect of Lithe is finally being able to do tricep push ups. When I first started lithing, I could barely bend my arms to do a tricep push up, and now (depending on the day) I can almost do ten!

If you were a Lithe class, which would you be and why? If you would have asked me three years ago when I began lithing, I would have said any class that doesn’t involve a CCS sequence. I even remember completing the immersion program and asking someone at the front desk which classes had sequences in them so that I could specifically avoid taking those. Now, I would say any class with CCS! I never played sports growing up and always thought of myself as uncoordinated, and the fact that I can get through All That with no problem is an incredible feeling!

What do your friends and/or family think you do when you're at the studio? Have you ever shown them your CCS moves? I don’t think anyone can truly understand what Lithe is unless they have taken a class themselves. The best part is when someone asks me what Lithe is and I tell them that there are “resistance bands from the ceiling and other props”…let’s just say I have gotten some strange looks! Very few people have seen me do a Pom or Tight End sequence, but I did complete one of Lauren’s Instagram challenges so a few friends did sneak a peek at my videos!

Have you met anyone through Lithe that has become a friend, in or out of the studio? I have met several people at Lithe and enjoy the camaraderie among the women that I see every morning. I am proud to say that I have gotten a few of my friends into Lithe, and enjoy working out along side of them- shout out to Dunham and Ange!

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