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25 posts from September 2015

WE WEAR: TEEKI & RVCA 30 Sep 2015

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Check out Lithe instructor Annette Kaplafka rocking these desert babe Teeki hot pants and RVCA crop top on a recent Sexier in Six at Spruce Street Harbor Park. Annette says, "I love the design. So cool and unique. Another Lither was wearing a pair and once I saw them I was in love. Especially after she told me there were made from recycled plastic water bottles, I had to have them. They were a gift to myself after finishing Lithe's #Tminus30 challenge this year. They are lightweight, but still offer great compression and feel great on." 

When you're doing your Sexier in Six this week, find a bench and do ten see-saws on the right and left, 30 triceps dips, and 30 step-up lunges on each side, a la Walk-Star. We promise you'll feel the burn! 

Images via Antrim & Spruce Photography

LITHE ICON: FLYER 30 Sep 2015

 

 

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Flyer is the third Lithe Icon class. Come check it out on October 24 @7:15AM at Lithe Old City or November 8 @7:15AM at Lithe Main Line. 

Love Lithe's Spirit? You'll flip for Flyer. It has been in the works for years and we're excited to debut it as an Icon class. Utilizing Lithe's unique rebounder and band concept, we take Cardio-Cheer-Sculpting® to the max with one hour of cathartic cardio, high impact jumps, and superior sculpting on the rebounder. Like all things Lithe, this one strengthens and slims you all over and leaves your body looking perfect. 

  • Born: September 2015
  • You need: Gloves
  • Coordination level: 3 (on a scale of 1-3)

WRIST PAIN? {RE-POST} 28 Sep 2015

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SHE'S LITHE: JENN SELTZER 28 Sep 2015

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This week, we get to know Lither (and 2014 Earned In Winter Challenge winner), Jenn Seltzer!

Has the Lithe Varsity 250 class requirement served as a motivation to get into the studio when you otherwise may have skipped your workout? Yes – the way I go into the challenges is to try to get them done with day(s) to spare at the end. That way if something comes up (with a job and two kids you never know!) at least I’ll have the classes done. Although much longer, I view Varsity similarly and gave myself a July 31st deadline instead of August.  So, on nights when I was tired and I’d think about canceling my 6AM – I just didn’t! I’m proud that I beat my own internal deadline and finished my 250th class in June.  
 
When you've had a long day, how do you de-stress? Recently, I started trying out recipes and making healthy things for me and my husband to eat. I’d love if my kids would too, but most of the time they won’t try anything I make. Some of my favorites to play around with are granola, copying the Lithe raw oatmeal (I will get it to be perfect), and anything with my Spiralizer!
 
What is the most rewarding aspect of Lithe to you? I love how I feel – both mentally and physically. I have gotten so much stronger over the past few years of Lithe. But probably the most rewarding part is the friends that I’ve made. I love the camaraderie of Lithers and the instructors. I’ve met so many people with so many different stories, backgrounds, and experiences. I tend to arrive (very) early for class so I can chat with everyone.
 
If you were a Lithe class, which would you be and why? Probably Thinny. It’s grounded, yet deceivingly tough. I’d like to say Freestyle, but despite it being one of my favorite classes (I love not knowing what’s coming next!) – it is the opposite of my overly type A personality.
 
Any special talents? I can tie a cherry stem with my tongue. I can turn my tongue upside down. And I can make it into a flower.
 
Who was your celebrity crush when you were in middle school? Kirk Cameron was plastered on my wall. 
 
What was the first concert you went to? Jack Wagner … I can’t even begin to explain. I had a thing for Frisco from General Hospital.  

FOLLOW LITHE ESCAPE ON INSTAGRAM! 27 Sep 2015

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We've been escaping and achieving mind-blowing results since 2009. Imagine one week to focus on yourself. A better body, confidence, lessons learned, fabulous food and fitness, inches and pounds lost (without going hungry), and unparalleled results. Follow us in Nicaragua and see where we're going next @lithe_escape!  

LAUREN'S ESCAPE PACKING TIPS! 24 Sep 2015

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Now that Lithe Escape is upon us, it’s time for a refresher on minimalist packing. As much as we love feeling ready for anything, lugging around an overpacked bag or checking luggage is no fun. Cutting down on what goes inside your weekend bag has everything to do with staying calm, cool, comfortable, and confident.

Wonder what to bring? You won't need much! We'll be in Nicaragua for five days and you'll spend the majority of your time barefoot and in a bathing suit or in exercise gear. We wake, we eat, we Lithe, we chill in the sun, we eat, we chill or walk to town, we Lithe, we eat, and then chill some more (it's heaven).

People are always shocked to learn that Lithe Escape creator Lauren Boggi is a super-light carry-on only packer. She finds it freeing to travel with so little. Here's how she does it: 

  • Think small: Starting with a compact suitcase instantly limits how much I can bring. 
  • Don’t underestimate the power of a packing list: The key word here is basic. Sports bras, swimsuits, cover-ups, underwear, socks, workout shorts, loose pants, a warm layer for evenings, a chic go-with-everything maxi dress, and sneakers. Follow your list without exception. It’ll help you not go overboard. 
  • Be reasonable: Ignore the voice in your head trying to convince you that you absolutely need four pairs of shoes, heels, a hair dryer and 12 tops for a five-day trip. You don't and the practical you knows it!
  • Roll your clothes instead of folding them: It minimizes wrinkles and frees up a ton of space for other traveling necessities.
  • Be basic: Stick to basic, neutral colors and light fabrics.
  • Essentials: Passport, sunscreen, yoga mat, bathing suits that you can lounge, swim and Lithe in, sunglasses, cover-up, sneakers, flip-flops, a good book, and cell phone charger. 
  • Choose your accessories wisely: Pack a scarf, hat, statement necklace, and a classic pair of flat sandals. When in doubt, these things will come in handy.
  • Recycle: Unless you’ve been hiking all day or rolling in the sand, there’s a good chance you can use certain wardrobe pieces more than once. If you wore your maxi dress and cute espadrilles for dinner, turn that sundress into a beach cover-up for another day. My rule is that every article of clothing should work with at least two outfits. I love tunics that work as cover-ups, dresses, tops and nightgowns. My daytime black tunic often works over leggings, and then I can dress it up with jewelry or a scarf at night. 

Images via Celia Ragonese / Antrim + Spruce Photography

WE WEAR: ALO YOGA 24 Sep 2015

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Lithe Creator Lauren Boggi loves Alo Yoga's Rebel unitard. It's stunning, supportive, sleek, and made of mesh and vegan leather. Check her out soaking up the last of the summer sun in front of Stephen Powers's latest work for the Ralph Brooks Revitalization Project.  

Images via Antrim & Spruce Photography

CHARCOAL + CASHEW = <3 22 Sep 2015

Black N White

Seriously, this must be what heaven tastes like, right? This week, these two cult favorites are in studios and online, and are perfect for your Pope-cation. Lithe's organic cashew milk helps boost metabolism, supports energy production, is naturally low in carbohydrates, high in healthy fats, rich in protein and fiber, and is cholesterol-free. We love it in our latte and granola and it's great for crushing those late night cravings. Lithe's raw, organic cold-pressed charcoal lemonade is mouthwatering, a bit grainy, good for digestion and assists in detoxification (aka the hangover helper).  

Image via Antrim & Spruce Photography

LITHED-UP 22 Sep 2015

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Whole life, whole body. Look out for our Aloe Tonic, Fall Recovery Smoothie, and Lithe Bone Broth in-studio and online.

LITHE: BE WELL PHILLY (ROCK STEADY) 21 Sep 2015

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