ME ON MONDAY (LOVING YOUR ATHLETIC BODY). 22 Apr 2013
I'm always keeping an ear out for negative body image and eating disorder-triggering conversations at Lithe; it's part of my job. Since 2005, Lithe has been all about body diversity, from the instructors that we hire, to our branding message. IT IS what we stand for, and we pride ourselves on being a positive, happy, healthy environment for all women.
We don't usually hear much negative talk within our walls, but springtime always increases the negative body image chatter about skipping out on sculpting classes for something higher cardio because, "I can't afford to take a class like Cinch, it doesn't have enough cardio/calorie burn. Or, "Omg, I ate so much for breakfast today...a whole bowl of cereal." Or, "I won't dare lift anything heavier than 5 lbs because it makes me "bulky."
I'm piping in to remind you that, these types of misconceptions are exactly why this blog and the Lithe Lifestyle exists.
Did you know that mixing Lithe's CCS Cardio and CCS Sculpting is the best way to achieve the results that you are looking for? When our more traditional, slower-paced,“strength” workouts are performed with the correct timing (think: Sculpt, Cinch, Skinny Jeans, High Waisted, Thinny, Peeled, Wings, Walk-Star, Waspie, Split or Sleeveless), form, precision and intensity they also really get the heart rate up and train the cardiovascular system just like our more aerobic cardio workouts (think: Rock Steady, Hot Legs, Skinny Mini, Spirit, Hot-stepper, Higher Power, Weightless & Twiggy).
Food is also your friend. If you really want your body to work for you when you're Lithing, you need to feed it right-whether that's making the most of 2 classes a week, or building up to a marathon mileage of 4 to 7 classes per week.
Lithe Instructors Liz Galbally, Lauren Boggi Goldenberg, Cat Keirnan & Bianca Pallotto wearing Lithe's Hot-stepper Dress via Dom