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.