I just wanted to write and say congrats--It's your last week! I'm sure that I'll be seeing some of you in regular classes soon. Around this time, we often get a lot of emails and questions re: regular classes, our band system and the new client unlimited special so I thought that I'd write and explain some things in more detail.
Yes, you are ready : ) No, you don't need the immersion again.
What I Recommend:
I would recommend mixed level classes for another week and then you can start to break into those level 3's. Yes, you will be sore. Yes, you will see results very soon if you keep coming--Don't take 2 weeks off after the immersion--You'll be back at square one!! Yes, you can absolutely modify. No instructor will EVER yell at you or push you beyond your current limits. Remember that our regular level classes are tough for even the most seasoned Lithers and you will often see them (and our instructors) on their knees during push-ups and taking breaks during barre/band work too!
Band Classes (Waspie, Split, Higher Power and Thinny):
Yes, your hands WILL hurt at first. Give the classes a chance (2-3 band classes) until your hands get stronger--You have to get used to the bands and work correctly (slide your shoulders down and not grip/squeeze the bands). I highly recommend gloves to help with the pain, your grip, the sweat-factor and the hygienic issue. Some people do not use gloves. Unfortunately, this leaves the band quite sweaty and stuck together. We do change them every week, but gloves keep everything cleaner, extend band life and protect your skin! You can purchase gloves at City Sports or Dicks.
We offer a New client Unlimited special for people coming right out of the immersion for $125. This is a 1 time deal and I really recommend that you take advantage of it if you can. Come as much as you want for 30 days (starts from date of purchase) and you will see major changes very quickly! I always say that you will see results within 10 classes. You're already 6 in after the Immersion. If you're going away, you can purchase a class card now and can take advantage of the new client unlimited at another time within 6 months.
How many times a week do you need to Lithe to see results?
It all depends on what your goals are. We have you coming 2 times a week in the Immersion to start a trend with you. We need to see you at least twice a week to get you the results that you want. If you can come 3-4 times a week you're golden. A lot of clients Lithe everyday (It's addictive). I always tell people that 2 times a week is great but just like anything else, 1 time a week is not going to get you far. It will take a long time to get you to your goal and doing anything once a week is not enough.
Do what is best for you and your budget. Class cards are great if you're going to attend 2-3 classes a week. The more that you purchase, the more that you save. Many people find the 10 class cards perfect for them but if you come 12 times or more in one month I would go for the unlimited or the 20 or 30 class card to really save. The 5 and 10 class cards are good for 3 months and the 20's and 30's are good for 5 months.
Totally worth it and an incredible bargain for those of you who are attending class 3 or more times a week.
How do I reserve/pay?
You can purchase and reserve online via our website.If you feel uncomfortable doing that you can call 215-545-5144 and Mary or Wendy can help you!
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We're all looking forward to working with everyone!
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