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ALL OR NOTHING? 29 May 2009


Consistency is the most essential piece of training.  Many clients are "all-in" one month and then "all-out" for two months and then back again.  It's the vicious "cream puff" cycle.  

The all or nothing mentality is the worst thing that you can do (or be/have) and there is no such thing as a "quick fix" with any fitness regime.  If you can just strive to make being fit a part of your life and everyday routine, you will see huge results over a 6-12 month time!

LIKES, LOVES & LITHE. 28 May 2009

TAKE FIVE! 28 May 2009

Take Five

The kids are off to camp and he's playing golf, why not grab a girlfriend and take some time for you?! 

Take Five is a day camp for women owned by the fantastic, Carole Blum.  Go for the day, or a week (or more) and learn how to grill, make sushi and decadent desserts...Then work it off in a variety of fitness classes!

LITHE AT HOME! 27 May 2009

VIP. 26 May 2009

furrows& frown lines?

Say bye-bye to furrows and frown lines!

GLAM GODDESS. 26 May 2009


I love Beyonce.  I think she's real, seems pretty grounded, gorgeous, super talented and has a healthy, fit, womanly figure.  

How does she maintain that "Single Ladies" body? Well, it doesn't come easy! The singer told SELF how she got in the best shape of her life for her current world tour.  

She puts in the work: To get a tour-worthy body--one that can handle singing and dancing at the same time--the star works out five days a week with her trainer. Those workouts include 100 squats, step-ups and walking lunges (each!).  

She makes it fun: An upper body workout can get boring with all those repetitions, so Knowles added her own twist. "I'll put on a song that I really like and do [biceps curls with] 5-pound weights the whole song," she told us. Or, using 3-pound weights, she'll box for the length of one track. 

On working out: "I'm not one of those people who doesn't have to work at it. I can't eat what I want, and I can't not go to the gym . . . I'm trying to do as much cardio as I can, so if I have a really long day of dancing [in rehearsals], then I'll run maybe three miles. If not, then I'll run six." 

On looking sexy: "To me, it's sexier when it doesn't look like you go to the gym. If you look like you've been spending a lot of time in the gym, then it just looks like you spend a lot of time in the gym. So I never want to get to that point where it's not natural. I think it's important to feel like a woman, as well as look like a woman."  

On being curvy: "I feel best when I'm not really thin and not really heavy, like now, when I'm still curvy. I really believe that everyone is supposed to be different, and whatever is a natural weight for you is usually what looks best." 

Image via Sports Illustrated Magazine.

AMERICANA. 25 May 2009


Yep, it's Memorial Day and the un-official start of summer!  Both Ardmore and Northern Liberties studios are closed today.  Evening classes are on as scheduled at Rittenhouse...Check the online schedule via the website.

Want to catch a class in center city?  With no traffic, it's the perfect day to hop on the el (7 minute trip door-to-door from Northern Liberties) or drive in!



Linda asks a good question:  Lauren, do you think that eating at night makes one fat? 

I actually get asked this a lot. I think that a calorie is a calorie in the grand scheme of things, but if you're going to eat right before bed, make it a very small portion.  Otherwise you'll spend your sleep time digesting, which can really disrupt your sleep cycle.  I don't think that you have to stop eating at a certain cut-off time, but you should be aware of the types of foods that you are consuming and make them healthful ones!

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STEMS. 21 May 2009


Leg season has officially arrived and Lithe Method will be debuting two new leggy workouts in June so that you can get those gams in short-shape, shortly!

Image of actress, Jennifer Aniston showing some leg in a summer linen dress via ChinaNewsDaily.com

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