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20 posts from September 2016

TNT 29 Sep 2016

TNT

It's Lithe dynamite. TNT is equal parts cardio and sculpting with Pom bands and heavy weights for the ultimate burn.  Get it, girl.


       • Born: October 2016
       • You'll need: Gloves & 5-10 lb. weights
       • Coordination level: 3 (on a scale of 1-3)

ILLIN' 28 Sep 2016

 

 

 

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Illin' is a word that describes something that is "sick" (amazing) and is synonymous with "epic" and "legendary."  Illin' is a total-body, high cardio, booty-poppin', star jumpin' hour of fun. This Lithe workout with Twiggy-like phasing serves up a veritable 'buff'-et of CCS that gets your heart rate up and burns calories. Standing and grounded sculpting tones your not-so-hard 'core' areas. It's user-friendly, loved by all, and classically Lithe.

  • Born: September 2015
  • You need: Twiggy bands and wrist bands.
  • Coordination level: 2 (on a scale of 1-3)

VICKI'S ESCAPE TRANSFORMATION 27 Sep 2016

Vicki
 Left to right: Lithe Escape day-one, eight inches lost on Escape day six, and 12 lbs. lost and lessons learned and a healthier lifestyle six months later.
 
I signed up for Lithe Escape because it was an easy way for me to travel internationally for the first time and I was hoping to get myself on better track with my personal fitness goals. I knew it was going to be a great trip based off of speaking with previous Escapees, but I never expected it to have such a lasting impact. The few weeks leading up to Escape were a whirlwind: I ended a three-year relationship, I moved, and I was going through a rough patch at work. In fact, the night before we were supposed to leave I almost had to cancel because of all of my work obligations. But thankfully I was able to make it work because I needed a vacation. 
 
I don't think I ever worked harder in my entire life than I did the five days we were in Jamaica, and I have a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and used to literally get my butt kicked multiple days a week. But despite how much my body protested the heat, the sweat, the squats, the laps, flipping tires... I wanted to push myself and woke up each day ready for more. I attribute that desire to drive myself to the amazing group of people I was with on Escape, none of whom I ever would have met if not for Lithe. We cheered each other on, pushed each other to do one more rep, and never let anyone fall behind. Jamaica was beautiful, Jake's was great, but the friendships I made were priceless. 
 
At the end of our six-day trip I had lost eight inches. The very next day at work my associates and noticed a difference. However, the best part was how much stronger I felt at my first Lithe class back (Thinny with Jonathan) and being able to get through all of the push ups and seesaws, which I had never been able to do previously. Seeing what I was capable on at Escape really motivated me to keep pushing, and since Escape in May I have continued to lose inches (from a size 4/6 in pants to a 0/2) and lost 12 pounds. Even better than all of the physical changes was the positive impact on my health. I have always had neurological and immune issues that require a lot of medication, doctors appointments, hospitalizations, and is a constant source of stress. Since committing to continuing my healthy journey from Lithe Escape I was able to come off some of my medications (one being an anti-anxiety medication I had been on for years), have not had to make any emergency room visits for migraines, and my doctors have suggested less frequent appointments. I haven't been so healthy overall since high school. 
 
I am so thankful to Lauren, my Lithe team members, and the Lithe community (especially my Escape family!). Thank you for supporting me in my progress and pushing me to improve.
 
Love,
Vicki

HI TOP 26 Sep 2016

Hi-Top

You've never worked your abs like this before! Put on your socks and hit the floor. Hi-top is a total-body workout with a focus on the CORE (from the nipples to the knees). We're talking visible abdominal results within 24 hours, post-class.  Don't want to use our loaner socks? DIY with a a pair of thick ski socks.  They will provide a more slippery glide/ride and extra cushion for the ankles, feet, and shins.

  • Born: September 2014
  • You need: Pom bands, gloves and socks. 
  • Coordination level: 2 (on a scale of 1-3)

SHE'S LITHE: AMANDA WHITE 26 Sep 2016

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What brought you to Lithe in the first place? I first tried Lithe after graduating college and moving to the Main Line. I loved it since I was a competitive figure skater with a dance background growing up. I took a break for awhile, but got back into it when I moved to Old City and was bored and unchallenged at the yoga studio. It completely changed my body and my mind! I love workouts where I feel tough and incredible. I am proud to be a 6AM Lither. Lithe has given me the dedication to be able to do that. 

What motivates you to stay consistent with Lithing? Whenever I'm bored, Lithe changes it up with a new class, instructor, or sequence. I also am a yoga teacher and it's made a huge difference in my strength and ability to hold poses. 

What do you do to de-stress on the weekends? I love exploring the city, trying new restaurants, seeing live music, and dancing with friends.

If you were a Lithe move, what would you be and why? Bow-and-arrow jacks. I just feel fierce, yet flirty when I do them. 

What do your friends think you do when you’re at the studio? My friends refer to Lithe as "that weird marionette thing." They think I'm a puppet because of the vertical bands.

What was the first concert you went to? Britney Spears in fourth-grade. Still might be my favorite concert. 

FALL TRANSFORMATION 2016 25 Sep 2016

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Ready to be transformed with our 30-Day Fall Challenge and join an amazing movement of women?  Sign up for our Fall Transformation!  Join us from 10.3 - 11.1 as we commit to get fit and get set to turn that burn into power.

We’ll be bringing you tips, tricks and a whole lot of inspiration to help you stay motivated throughout the month, even when the going gets really tough.

The Details:
• Participants must sign up

• The Fitness: Complete 25 Lithe workouts in 30 days
Eating Lithe: We want you eating clean M-F.
Share: Join in and inspire others on social media via our hash-tag calendar.

• Everyone Wins: Everyone who completes 25 classes in 30 days, and completes our hashtag calendar will win a Lithe tank!

Hashtag Calendar:
• 10/3: #LitheFallTransformation #LitheResults (Before pic)
• 10/10: #LitheFallTransformation #LitheSquad
• 10/17: #LitheFallTransformation #EatingLithe Recipe 
• 10/24: #LitheFallTransformation #LitheBurn
• 1031: #LitheFallTransformation #LitheOnLocation
• 11/1: #LitheFallTransformation #LitheResults (After pic)

Master Lithe Instructor Bari Rosenthal via Dom

ENDLESS SUMMER CHALLENGE TANK 21 Sep 2016

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Congrats to all who completed the challenge!  This beauty will be in your hands next week. 

LITHE IN SHAPE 19 Sep 2016

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Check out the October issue of SHAPE Magazine! 

Image via Dom

WE'RE HIRING (ALL STUDIOS) 18 Sep 2016

HIRING
Our steller summer staff went back to school.  Lithe is hiring part-time front desk studio staff for all locations.  

Part-Time Front Desk Studio Staff Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Provide high-level hospitality and customer service to clients
  • Be comfortable with computer database functions and other basic computer skills
  • Have experience handling money and a register
  • Be able to communicate clearly and efficiently via e-mail and telephone
  • Maintain the Lithe Method brand aesthetic and studio appearance
  • Maintain the appearance and upkeep of Lithe’s retail
  • Assist Lithe’s Studio Manager in daily studio tasks and projects

What's Required?

  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task independently within a fast-paced environment
  • Willingness to initiate tasks independently
  • Excellent communication skills and superior organizational skills
  • Outstanding customer service skills and confidentiality
  • Friendly and professional email and phone etiquette
  • Have a passion for Lithe, healthy living, and fitness
  • Be willing to participate in Lithe workouts to fully understand the brand
  • Flexible/non-traditional hours: multiple days per week including some holidays, early mornings, nights, and weekends

Part-time front desk studio positions will be available at Lithe with the following anticipated hours:

  • 10-15 hours per week (including some early mornings, nights, and weekends)

Please submit resume, cover letter, and availability to careers@lithemethod.com.

8 WAYS TO FALL {REPOST} 18 Sep 2016

 

Fall

Fall is my favorite season and we as humans are just like the seasons. I look at fall as a time for personal harvest. September and October are similar to the new year. It’s also just like heading back to school. Like the ebb and flow of nature's seasonal changes, fall is a time to reflect on our lives and examine where we are with personal accomplishments (bucket list, anyone?). 

Come September, I often ask myself what I need, what’s missing, or what needs to change. With all this change and incentive to push the restart button, it’s a great time to get back on the horse with your Lithe/fitness routine, and create healthy seasonal habits for the holiday season and upcoming winter months. 

Here are eight ways to make the most of the season. And who knows? This year, you might be your Lithest before the holidays roll around.

1.  Earlier to bed, later to rise
There never seem to be enough hours in the day, but if you add 30 minutes to your usual wakeup time and crash 30 minutes earlier each evening, the extra hour of rest goes a long way in helping you adjust to shorter, darker days and the drastic decrease in temps here in the Northeast.

2. Nutrients in, garbage out
Break a sweat every day, cut out processed food, drink those Greenies, bust out the neti pot, use essential oils, brush your skin, and drink more water.

3. Fall back a bit (but not a ton)
We take care of matching Lithe schedules to the seasons, but it’s your job to slightly reduce the intensity and frequency of your schedule. If you’ve been Lithing two times a day AND running or if you’ve been in the studio seven days a week, give your muscles an extra day of rest this season.

4. Breathe, sweat, shake, and wrap it up.
The Lithe breath is the foundation of your practice. It not only works the core, but releases excess toxins. Looking for other ways to release toxins? Wrap yourself up and sweat it out by wearing our calorie trashers during sculpting classes.

5. Enjoy (and winterize) your diet
Eat foods that are local and in season. Enjoy your local farmers' market, cook more, and grab Lithe Foods. Go apple, pear or pumpkin-picking with friends and family. Put these fruits and veggies on your grocery list: arugula, artichoke, broccoli, endive, beets, cabbage, carrots, celery, chard, chicory, cranberries, eggplant, fennel, garlic, kale, leeks, okra, pears, peppers, grapes, pomegranates, pumpkins, radishes, spinach, sweet potatoes, turnips, squash, zucchini.

6. Build your practice
Fall is the ideal time to build (or re-build) the foundation of your Lithe practice. Did you fall off the wagon this summer? Are you feeling less than motivated? Try your own nine-day challenge to focus on healthy eating, get back into the Lithe habit, and see serious results. Can't manage a challenge? Sign up for three classes a week, three weeks in advance, and try not to cancel under any circumstances. 

8. Give thanks
We have to keep in mind that very little is accomplished by ourselves. Be grateful for all of the people who support, guide, and challenge us. Remember that the grass isn’t always greener and that there are people in the world that would give anything to be in your shoes right now. 

Image of Lithe Instructor Annette Kaplafka via Dom

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