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DEAR LITHE {LOVE LETTERS} 28 Jan 2014

Love Letters

Dear Lauren and Team,

Thank you so much for Lithe!  I had been debating trying it out for a few years and I am so glad that I finally did.  I had been nervous that I would find a competitive, exclusive, cold environment, but it turns out Lithe is anything but.  Everyone has been warm, welcoming, and supportive as I stumble my way into Lithe!

Fitness has always been part of my life.  I was an athlete growing up, and as an adult I'm always looking to make my workouts more challenging.  Even though I work out regularly (a balance of weight and suspension training, pilates reformer, yoga, and cardio) I knew Lithe would be a unique and humbling challenge (let's just say I'm not too stellar when it comes to fast-paced choreography and I've never been a huge fan of group fitness).  I was relieved to find that instead of judgment and impatience, I encountered nothing but encouragement from the instructors and other Lithers (bonus: my first non-101 class was Endvy with you- what a workout).  I have yet to be on the receiving end of side-eye in the mirror when I mess up and I've come to realize that in this environment it is unlikely that I ever will.

You really have created a culture of respect where everyone appreciates each other's talents and acknowledges that each of us are on our own individual journey to improve our fitness (I WILL conquer CCS choreography!) and love our bodies.  Instead of feeling competitive with the other women, I feel nothing but admiration for the way they challenge themselves (we all find different parts of each workout difficult, but we push through it together) and it inspires me to work harder.

Thank you for creating not just innovative and challenging workouts, but for cultivating a positive, uplifting community.  If you ever need someone to write about what its like to go from a hopeful skeptic to an enthusiastic supporter, I'm happy to do it.  Thanks again!

Best wishes,

Vicki Ricart

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Love this Vicki! I wholeheartedly agree!

Vicki, you made my day with this letter. Thank you!

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