BUT I THOUGHT I WAS TAKING HIGH MINI? 3 Feb 2012
We now have over 40 different Lithe classes (and new ones are unveiled all the time). Our variety is what makes Lithe unique and special, and is the key in challenging your bodies and new and different ways…but it is also what requires us to change classes from time to time.
Lithe classes are always subject to change, but we thought we’d give you a little information about why they change…and how to roll with it.
Why do classes change? Usually a class changes because an instructor is, on short notice, unable to teach their normal class. As committed as our instructors are to Lithe, sickness, car break-downs, family emergencies, and unexpected work or school issues are all guaranteed to come up from time to time. When an instructor has to miss their class, we do everything we can to avoid cancelling classes, and seek out another instructor to jump in as a substitute. That’s where the variety of classes becomes a challenge: it is impossible for all 20+ Lithe instructors (except Lauren) to know all 40+ classes. While our first choice is always to sub in an instructor who knows the regularly scheduled class, that isn’t always an option.
Why that class…? Once we have determined that we need to change a class, we take a look at our options and try to come as close to the original class as possible. There aren’t any exact duplicates, but we do our best to keep the class similar in emphasis and cardio level.
Making the best out of it… We know it’s disappointing to discover that the Armistice class you look forward to all week is now Wings. But as long as you go into the class prepared to give it your best, you’re still going to get a true Lithe workout. Just think of it as a little enforced variety: those muscles that are adapting to your workout are going to be surprised into working harder (and garnering more results).Beyond that, sometimes you’ll find yourself forced into a class you’ve been intimidated by, only to discover you actually like it.
Image of Lithe Instructor, Cheri Tolin via Dom