This week we learn about Lither Lynne Fuller.
What motivates you to stay consistent with Lithing? After Rich and I were married, I grew tired of barre classes. I went to them to prepare for our wedding, but they did not challenge me the way biking, climbing, or a hard run would. My hope was to find a fitness routine that kept me in great physical shape and helped me de-stress. One day, I was stopped on Haverford Station Road and saw the Main Line studio signs. Soon after I found a 5-pack of classes. Now I always plan my work schedule around Lithe.
I love Lithing because it makes me feel better than the two-a-day practices that I did as a swimmer in college. I had a career-ending shoulder injury that required either surgery with a 50% result or that I give up the sport. I turned to running which gave me a knee injury, plantar fasciitis, and shin splints. I needed something that would allow me to feel in shape, but not beat me up. I modify, but I can honestly say that my shoulders work better than they did before the injury. I also wear sneakers to class for my foot/knee problems, so if you see me sporting super bright trainers while doing plyos you'll know why.
When you've had a long day, how do you de-stress? Well, there has been a lot of stress lately. We recently purchased a 92-year-old house that needs a lot of TLC. We also have a Bernese/Golden puppy who should have been named Marley. So if the house is standing and the dog has not eaten my latest issue of Us Weekly, you'll find me catching up on celebrity gossip with a glass of Sebastiani cabernet in hand (sometimes two) on Friday evenings.
What is the most rewarding aspect of Lithe to you? The clap series and lunges during Rock Steady. I envision that with every clap the floppy part under my arms begins to look like Michelle Obama's. You may or may not agree with her political leanings, but no one can deny that she has some pretty amazing arms.
If you were a Lithe class, which would you be and why? Rock Steady for the cardio-cheer-sequence and of course to hear Jonathan say, "they are attitudes, not borings!" Then I would roll out the rebounder for a the jumping sequences in Fat Free with Julie. These two classes are fun and every time I take them I see everyone else smiling through all the crazy sequences, so that keeps me going, too!
What movie character do you most closely identify with and why? Kathleen Kelly (i.e. Meg Ryan) in "You've Got Mail." I met my husband online while I was hoping that I would find the perfect person that I already knew. It turns out that we have a close mutual friend and it kind of happened in the same way. Plus the scene where Brinkley (the golden retriever) heads over the hill in Central Park to meet Shopgirl brings tears to my eyes. I still have my AOL handle just to hear the phrase when I click my inbox.
What is the most exotic location you've ever visited? If we have two or three weeks to travel, we go, so this is a hard toss up. Here's my top five: Biking the islands of Croatia, surfing in Nicaragua, hiking Machu Picchu, swimming the Great Barrier Reef, or watching the rhinos in Kruger Park at dawn. Unfortunately, there's no travel in my future for awhile, but hopefully we will make it to Asia. Then I will have explored every continent except Antartica.