SHE'S LITHE: STEFANIE ODETT 20 Nov 2016
What brought you to Lithe in the first place? My friend Stephanie told me about Lithe five years ago. She said she could picture me in each class and LOVING it because I was a dancer and cheerleader in high school. My first class, after Lithe 101 was Weightless, which is a great mix of bands, barre and simple CCS. I was immediately hooked.
What motivates you to stay consistent with Lithing? Lithe is solace for me. I find so much peace when I walk into the elevator, and then out onto the wooden floor, take off my shoes, smell that tea tree oil, and see the logo. There’s never a day I don’t look forward to class. Life has ups and downs, and I either celebrate good fortune on some days by coming to Lithe or get over bad days by leaving everything I have on the mat and I walk out with a smile with my shoulders back and head high.
What do you do to de-stress on the weekends? I love hiking. There’s a different workout in changing elevations and having unpredictable terrain in front of you. I also enjoy finding little boutiques around the city (especially on Third Street after class in OC!). I’m a sucker for a good binge watch - most recently The Crown on Netflix.
What is the most rewarding aspect of Lithe to you? Hands down keeping my arms up for the arm sequence in Skinny Mini and the candlestick series with five-pound weights. I feel like I can do anything when I complete both of those.
If you were a Lithe move, which would you be and why? I look forward to the Full Round Up in Pom. I feel like I’m flying! It’s like you finish the awesome CCS sequence, but then you do this big move and start it all over again. I love when it shows up in Freestyle, too.
What do your friends and/or family think you do when you're at the studio? Have you ever shown them your CCS moves? Most think I’m nuts and part of a cult. But I know they are all a bit jealous that I've found something I love so much. Whenever I’m talking to my mom on my way to or from class, she says, “you’re so good.” They indulge me when I need pictures for challenges, know they can always buy fitness clothes as gifts, and have even attended a class when they are in town. My sister and I do the arm sequences when we take walks in Florida visiting my grandmother. We’ve done the “at home” sequence on the blog in the backyard and laughed together. Lithe really brings out the best in you.
What is the first concert you went to? I think my dad took me to Jethro Tull. I decided I wanted to play the flute in elementary school after that concert.
Who is/was your celebrity crush? Jordan Catalano (Jared Leto!)
If you were stranded on a desert island, what are the three products you'd need to survive? The Harry Potter series (that counts as one thing, right?), sunnies, and a hammock.