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LABOR DAY SALE 31 Aug 2016


It's almost Labor Day which means we are in the home stretch of overindulging and drinking too much rosé.  Get back on track, girl.  Fall hits in 22 days.  To purchase, go to our online store and choose the Labor Day five-class card.  

Five-Class Card  $100  $65  
(That's like $13/class)

*One per customer. Five-class cards expire on one month from date of purchase. Limited quantities available. May not be combined with any other discount or promotion.

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Check out Driving Forces presented by Audi, a new off the cuff #AudiLitheStyle series featuring Lithe Founder, Lauren Boggi. 



What motivates you to stay consistent with Lithing? I began lithing in the summer of 2012 with my friends Nikoletta and Stacy and I have never turned back. The amount of weight I lost and the way my body transformed is what motivates me to continue on this journey. 

When you've had a long day, how do you de-stress? I shop online or meet up with friends for drinks.

What is the most rewarding aspect of Lithe to you? The fact that I can use heavier weights in all the sculpting classes and I am definitely stronger because of that.

If you were a Lithe class, which would you be and why? Walkstar or Hipster because I love the emphasis both classes put on the lower body, which is my problem area. 

Have you met anyone through Lithe that has become a friend, in or out of the studio? I met Dana B. and I have connected with her during classes. 

If you were stranded on a desert island, what are the three products you'd need to survive? My family, lipliner and lipgloss, and my cellphone. 



We're excited to announce that Meghan Grauzlis is now a master Lithe instructor! Meg has taught since 2011 and joins master instructors Krista DeNofa (teaching since 2008), Bari Rosenthal (teaching since 2009), Liz Galbally (teaching since 2010), Elizabeth Tomkins (teaching since 2010) and Gerri Trooskin (teaching since 2010). 

What makes an instructor a master? They must teach Lithe for at least four years and have taught a minimum of 1,000 classes. The status is something that is earned, not given. The Lithe master instructor embodies a commitment to Lithe, instructs with confidence and selflessness, and continues to study the method. Other elements that define this title include maturity and understanding of instructor injury prevention, utilization of voice (instead of body) for energy, total command of a large studio of 25-30 people, and involvement in instructor training.  

We all know that Lithe is different and teaching it is the ultimate multi-task. Many assume that teaching Lithe is like teaching a grounded workout that rarely changes such as yoga, spinning, barre, or Pilates. They couldn't be more wrong. Lithe instructors are triple threats and it takes years to become a well-oiled teaching machine. Our instructors are forever in training and constantly learning new workouts.   

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What motivates you to stay consistent with Lithing? I started in 2009, but then moved to D.C. for work and realized how lucky I was to have Lithe. I tried other classes during that time: Yoga, Pilates, barre, Zumba, jazzercise, spinning, you name it. I didn't find anything as interesting, fun, or effective. When I moved back to Philly, I looked for an apartment near the Old City studio. I'm not a morning person, but I started going to 6AM classes. I don't go every day, but there are a lot of people who do and I find that motivating. I've also found that the less I go, the harder the classes are, so that helps. Going back after vacation is the worst. 

When you've had a long day, what do you like to do to de-stress? The best medicine for me is a few drinks, a good meal, and laughs with my girlfriends.

What is the most rewarding aspect of Lithe to you? Taking classes that I was intimidated by when I started, but now totally love. I'm uncoordinated and was afraid of the cardio classes, but decided that I had to trust Lauren's scheduling magic and mix it up. I'm still intimidated by a new CCS cardio sequence, but I've learned that I have to keep going to class and eventually it'll sink in. Also those hammer curls in boat pose seemed impossible when I started. I can't do the full three sets yet, but I think I'm almost at two. Half moons, I'm coming for you next!

If you were a Lithe class, which would you be and why? Waspie. It's my all-time favorite. It requires attention to detail and a few tries before it clicks. If you do all of those things, you'll be sore the next day. I also consider myself a bit of an acquired taste. If you're willing to spend the time to dig a little deeper, I think you'll find your efforts will be rewarded.

Have you met anyone through Lithe that has become a friend, in or out of the studio? A few years ago, a new attorney started in my office. I was trying to convince her to come out for happy hour, but she insisted that she had to work out and that she couldn't cancel her class because she'd get charged (smartest thing about Lithe, btw!). We quickly ascertained that we were both Lithers and bonded over our favorite classes and instructors. We'd constantly drive our co-workers crazy talking about new moves and foods and how Bari was obviously trying to kill us (xo, Bari!). I'm pretty sure I (discreetly) demoed the CCS from Sideline for her at Morimoto in an effort to make her realize how much she would love that class. And she does. Right, Miriam?

What do your friends and/or family think you do when you're at the studio? Have you ever shown them your CCS moves? They're surprised when I utter the words cardio-cheer-sculpting since I'm as far from a cheerleader as anyone could imagine. Now that there are some clips on Instagram, I show those to them. 

What is the first concert you went to? My very first concert was the Beach Boys at the Jones Beach Amphitheater with my parents. The first one I chose myself was Debbie Gibson. I believe it was the Electric Youth tour. If I still had a picture of me in the layered denim and patchwork skirt I wore, I would totally submit it.



What motivates you to stay consistent with Lithing? I started coming to Lithe after my girlfriend Lora convinced me to buy a Gilt City package, and we waited until the very last day before it expired to sign up. We convinced ourselves to go mostly because we couldn't waste the $50, and I haven't looked back since! It took me a while to get into Lithe, but after a few weeks, my embarrassment and non-athleticism started to melt away, and now I can't go without Lithe. I am a cardiac anesthesiologist, so my schedule is very unpredictable, but I love the way I feel after a good Lithe session -- whether I've gone several days in a row or I haven't gone in a few days, I always feel totally challenged and like my best self after class.

When you've had a long day, what do you like to do to de-stress? I love drinking a good craft beer, eating and hanging out with my fiance and friends, browsing Pinterest for wedding ideas, finding a good recipe, and watching any show on Bravo or HGTV.

What is the most rewarding aspect of Lithe to you? When I started, it was getting through class without feeling like I had to vomit and faint. Then it was mastering all the CCS, which I am still working on. The most rewarding aspect is how I look and feel. I'm toned, strong, and sleep better and have more energy. After a few days of not going to Lithe, I get almost like a hangover where I feel icky, so I know I need to hit the studio and make it my top priority regardless of how tired or busy I am. My proudest accomplishment is doing tricep pushups on my toes and enjoying pushups in general (something I could never imagine myself liking a couple years ago).

If you were a Lithe class, which would you be and why? I like input and information, as well as some unpredictability, so I would say Freestyle. I like that you never know what is coming up next, so you better give it your all. Skinny Mini is also a forever favorite because of the variety and how it works everything in one amazing hour.

What do your friends and/or family think you do when you're at the studio? Have you ever shown them your CCS moves? I'm lucky that I've convinced most of my friends to do Lithe. I even brought my guy friend to Action Figure, and he was addicted and wanted "more abs." My fiance doesn't understand what I do at Lithe, but he knows how good it makes me feel and how confident I've become, so he's totally supportive. He can probably name 10+ classes and came up with some of his own like "Twerk Town" and "Power Bottom" if Lauren needs some inspiration for a new class...

Who is/was your celebrity crush? I have a huge crush on James McAvoy. He's not particularly swoon-worthy or super Hollywood hunk, but I love that he seems like a genuinely nice, intelligent with a great sense of humor. Also, that accent!

If you were stranded on a desert island, what are the three products you'd need to survive? Glossier Generation G lipstick, a Swell water bottle that keeps everything cold or hot for hours on end, an iPad with all my period dramas (Pride and Prejudice, Atonement, North & South) to occupy my time and maybe I would never want to leave.

LITHEWIRE 7 Aug 2016


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