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SHE'S LITHE: WINNIE CANTOR 3 Dec 2016

Winnie Cantor

What brought you to Lithe in the first place and what was your first impression of Cardio Cheer Sculpting? I first came to Lithe in February 2014. I purchased a RueLaLa five-class coupon because I thought it would be a good way to tone up for my wedding that was just three months away. My first impression was that it was different than anything I had tried before and very challenging, but also surprisingly fun. At first I couldn’t believe how difficult some of the moves were, and how some women made it seem effortless. But by the end of my five-pack I was addicted, and got a monthly pass. I loved the variety and element of surprise. 

What motivates you to stay consistent with Lithing? My motivation comes from just how good Lithe makes me feel when I am able to go regularly. Being a pediatric resident, my schedule doesn’t allow me to always stay consistent. I notice that I am a happier, calmer person when I Lithe. I love the feeling of accomplishment and post-workout bliss after a hard class. I also love the results. Nothing has given me results like Lithe has. When I come consistently, not only do I see physical changes in my body, but my endurance and strength increases, too.

When I started Lithing, I never imagined that I could do 30 full push-ups or complete a CCS sequence without taking a break. I love being able to push myself farther, hold the pose a little longer, and do a few more reps than the week before. 

What do you do to de-stress on the weekends? I love trying new restaurants and drinking great wine, so you will find me at a BYOB for dinner. Some of my favorites are Audrey Claire, Raddichio, Dmitri's, and South Helm. I have two adorable dogs (Yorkie-Poos) that I love to go outside and play with. I also love to spend time with my family and friends, so my husband and I are often on-the-go visiting people on weekends. 

What is the most rewarding aspect of Lithe to you? The most rewarding aspect of Lithe, if I must pick one, is mastering Armistice’s sculpting work. I remember how intimidating it was on day-one, and now I can do it with five-pound weights pretty much right through. Overall though, the most rewarding part is how strong Lithe makes me feel.

If you were a Lithe move, which would you be and why? Press-downs! A simple, classic Lithe move that is just so satisfying for some reason.

What do your friends and/or family think you do when you're at the studio? Have you ever shown them your CCS moves? Friends who don’t know about Lithe are confused when I try to explain it. I’ve brought some with me over the past years and their usual response is, “Oooh, now I get what you were saying!” I’ve done some CCS in public to show friends. Probably the most memorable moment was at a friend's wedding with another Lither. 

What was your first concert? Actually, my first concert was the Q102 Jingle Ball when I was maybe in sixth-grade. I went to see my longtime friend and now Lithe instructor Danielle Ingerman open the show. 

If you were stranded on a desert island, what are the three products you'd need to survive? Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Deodorant. I’ve been wearing it since high school and am fully addicted! Everyone says its my classic scent. Darphin Ideal Resource, a hydrating, yet light moisturizer. And ThisWorks Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, a gentle sleep aromatherapy that smells great and works, too. 

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