As some of you may know, our Ardy lease was up this March and I made the difficult decision to close our little Ardmore studio at Dr. Bucky's office and not open another Mainline location until after I have my baby. As much as I hate to admit it, I have too much on my plate right now to open another studio until fall 2011.
We've out-grown our Ardmore home and until we find our forever home on the Mainline (which I promise I will do post-baby), I want to thank everyone who has been involved with Lithe Ardmore over the past two years: My incredible instructors, the gracious Dr. Bucky and his staff and our faithful, dedicated Lithers.
Yesterday, the Ardmore morning crew sent me this incredible poem and I had to share it with all of you. It will make you laugh...it made me cry. I've always known that Lithe is very special, but when I imagine no Lithe in my life, it really hurts. We empathise with you all! So, lets welcome all the lovely Mainline Lithers into Lithe's Center City studios and make them feel at home. We love you all! Thank you for your dedication, hard work and friendship.
A few of us faithful Lithers out here in Ardmore recited a poem in between classes this morning to acknowledge our last day doing Lithe in the 'burbs and the great impact your program and people have had on our lives. It's a poem of thanks and gratitude, with a little sense of humor thrown in for fun. While we have loved each and every instructor that has worked with us at the Ardmore Studio, we dedicated this poem to the instructor we have spent most of our mornings with...Krista.
Before Lithe, before Krista
We were nothing
But it's true.
We wandered the Main Line
Each and every morning
With not much to do.
Our bottoms were droopy
Our arms wobbled free
Our stamina was low
Our bodies in depressing atrophy.
Until the bright day
When Lithe entered our lives
With Krista's performance
We became committed to exercise.
We've worked on our method abs, our curtsies, and sumos
Liberties in stiletto, even splits, and dreaded plyos
To call it tough--well that's an understatement
Though there was sweat and some tears, to Lithe we always went.
Our bodies were sore,
In a good way, not bad
We could see quite a difference
This Lithe Method had made.
We have loved coming to Lithe
A tight Ardy crew we've become
Making friends, fitness committed
Working out, each day craving some.
Oh, Krista, we will miss you
We thank you so much
For teaching us moves
And whipping our butts.
Please come back to the Main Line real soon
Because without Lithe in our lives
We're scared we'll balloon.
We are committed to Lithe
And CANNOT live without
Missing Skinny Jeans and Short Shorts
Will make us all pout.
The idea of no more Lithe
Is too sad to consider
We've become an odd family
And Krista, you're like a sister.
Headed to Rehab
Lithe Withdrawal--it might be quite serious
There's talk of TRX, ballet, and boot camp
To be honest, it all sounds scary and mysterious.
Can't wait for the new studio
A beauty it's sure to be
We Lithers, we'll reunite
And be as happy as can be!
Three cheers for our Krista
Fit, hip and healthy--all three
Our model, our teacher
Our Lithe guru she'll always be!
Thanks so much for making exercise a fun, challenging, and enjoyable part of our everyday lives. We will miss you terribly!
Image of Lithe Instructor, Krista DeNofa via Dom.