So many women contact us and say that they want to Lithe but feel that they are "too old" at 40+. I may not be 40, but more than anything else, I want every woman to know that 40 is NOT "old" and Lithe is for every woman. It doesn't matter if you're 20, 30, 40 or 50+, Lithe will be completely effective regardless of your age, how busy you are or how many kids you have/have had. Lithe is so customizable. Don't want to jump? Modify!
I had a little pow-pow with Lithe Instructors, Lithe clients and fellow moms, Carla Camerieri, Carrie Gero, Mary Boggi, Jenny Raphael, Colleen Kapczynski & Rosemary Raphael about age, the mom factor and fitness. I listened. They agree that no matter how important your job as a mother and a wife is, you cannot lose yourself in the role. There are no excuses. You have to make time for you in order to be a better mom, wife, girlfriend, significant other, etc. Here's what they had to say:
What!? Too old to Lithe at 40? No way-40 is young. The more you lithe the more you will be able to have fun forever! -Rosemary Raphael
It’s called ME TIME, and along the way you find out that it’s really family time because lithing benefits my whole family. I am so less stressed; feel more confident, I have become healthier, stronger, and definitely see myself as a future fit hip healthy grandmother. Believe me, I was very intimidated with exercising and there was no way I was walking into a gym at my age. Lithe Method was the perfect solution. The instructors, encouragement from other lithers and the whole environment at Lithe Method makes you feel welcome from day one…you just know I belong here and I can do this. Lithe is one of the best things I have ever done for myself and my family. All you need to do is take a look in the mirror at the results and you will be hooked! -Colleen Kapczynski
I am 40, have two sons, 6 and 3, am a full time mom and
work part time as a freelance writer. I am motivated because Lithe makes me look and feel ten years younger than I am, and I love that feeling. (I am on a family vacation now and all put out because I haven't had my weekly regimen of sumos and abs!) Even though hundreds of Lithe squats are hard and painful, its all worth it when you feel sexy in your body and in your clothes. But
It won't happen unless you make exercise a priority. Find holes in your
schedule where exercise can fit. I schedule my work, appointments, etc
around Lithe on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. I also have a
supportive spouse who helps me exercise on weekends by watching our
boys. I make time for lithe while the boys are in school or with a
babysitter. -Jenny Raphael
For me, it's more a matter of necessity than it is a matter of motivation. I know that not exercising will immediately affect my body and my mindset, and will affect my health shortly thereafter. So it's high on my list of priorities simply because it has to be - just for me to maintain what I have and maybe hope for a little more. I also know that regular workouts help me to maintain a positive self-image in the face of inevitable changes. For women over 40 and beyond, I think it's not as much about appearance, as it is about strength, capability, and being comfortable with the person you are becoming, both inside and out. -Lithe Instructor Carla Camerieri
In-studio shot of Colleen Kapczynski in pull-ups (yes, her forearms are real!). Images of Jenny Raphael in side-plank, Instructor Carla Camerieri & Mary Boggi via Dom.