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ULTRA LITHE CLEANSE MENU 22 Aug 2015

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Our Lithe Foods Ultra Lithe Cleanse is developed for Lithers, it's filling, farm-fresh, and organic whenever possible. Enjoy!

1. Coco-Rose Water: Thai coconut meat, rose, alkaline water

2. Lauren's Skin Saver: aloe, kale, cucumber, celery, apple, lemon, ginger

3. Watershed Cocktail: pineapple, cucumber, jalapeño 

4. Ultra Lithe Green Soup: cucumber, avocado, spinach, garlic, ginger, dill, cilantro, pink Himalayan sea salt, evoo

5. Spirit Lemonade: kale, activated charcoal (coconut), lemon, maple syrup, pink Himalayan sea salt

6. La Ensalada: kale, cucumber, celery, lemon, ginger, green tomato

7. Ultra Lithe Milk: ashwaghanda, cashew, filtered water, cinnamon, vanilla bean, pink Himalayan sea salt, coconut nectar 

ULTRA LITHE CLEANSE 22 Aug 2015

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ULTRA LITHE CLEANSE - $75/day

1-2 days  • 1400 calories/day • 100% plant-based and raw

Clean up post-Labor Day with our Lithe Foods Ultra Lithe Cleanse on Monday, Sept 14th!  Our greenest, Lithest cleanse is rich in fiber, healthy fats, low in sugar, alkaline, and nutrient-dense. If you're looking to go deeper, greener, and 100% liquid, our ULTRA LITHE CLEANSE is the right choice for you.

Ultra Lithe Cleanse Menu

  • Lithe Coco-Rose Water
  • Lauren's Skin Saver
  • Watershed Cocktail
  • Ultra Lithe Green Soup (there's an entire avocado in here!)
  • Spirit Lemonade
  • La Ensalada
  • Ultra Lithe Milk

Ordering
Go to our online store > products > choose your pickup studio. Orders must be placed by Wednesday, September 9 @ 3PM. Payment must be received to reserve a plan. No cancellations or refunds. 

Pickup
Days 1 and 2 on Monday, September 14th from 6AM-8PM.  Due to the nature of the product, we cannot guarantee freshness beyond Wednesday, July 16th. 

WE WEAR: RACHAEL ON SHORTS 12 Aug 2015

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I LOVE shorts, but rarely wear them while Lithing. I never teach in them because I figure no one would appreciate me demonstrating fold-overs in micro shorts! I do however wear them when I take class (as long as I can snag a spot in the back). I especially like shorts for Rock Steady. Wearing them makes me feel like I'm back at cheer camp (oh, the days when I owned a thousand pairs of Soffe shorts in every color with hair bows to match). I also love rocking my shorts for Walk Star with bright Nike sneakers. One of my favorite Walk Star pastimes is guessing what type of sneakers clients will wear, and then being shocked by how right (or wrong!) I am regarding the styles and colors. 
 
Images of Rachael wearing Fabletics & Nike via Antrim & Spruce Photography

FIT.HIP.FRIDAY GIVEAWAY! 7 Aug 2015

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Happy Friday Lithers!  Looking for natural products that are really effective (including the sunscreen...it does work.)?  Today we're giving away a few of our favorite products from The Honest Company. The Honest Company, a healthy lifestyle brand founded by Jessica Alba, creates products that are safe, effective, responsible, delightful and accessible.  The Honest Company body care line is hypoallergenic, plant-based and safe for the whole family, and their cleaning products are ultra-versatile, effective, and safe for your family and home and perfect for all of life's unexpected messes. 

Today we're giving away a Honest Essentials Bundle perfect for Lithers: fruit and veggie wash, 4-in-1 laundry packs, dryer cloths, 3-in-1 facial towelettes, natural deodorant, and hand sanitizer sprayFor a chance to win, please leave a comment below telling us why you want to try these items!  One winner will be chosen at random on Monday, so you have three days to enter. One entry per person. Thank you, and good luck!

Image via Antrim & Spruce Photography

WE WEAR: HIGH SUMMER CONTINUED 23 Jul 2015

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It's high summer and our We Wear series is a style diary that maps Lithers's studio-to-street wardrobes throughout the seasons. Over the next few days, weeks, and months we'll feature our go-to looks.

By now you know I have a teensy (okay, big) obsession with Third Street Habit. In all honesty, I probably go there once a week. Sometimes I just window shop while I'm in between meetings. It’s a sickness and also one of my favorite guilty pleasures (in addition to chocolate).

I busted out a few issues of Self, InStyle, and Elle for a little “me time” in my parents' backyard this past week to get inspired for high summer style. After flipping through the pages, I found a few trends to experiment with.

  • Wearing a hat more often, especially with denim or a dress for a little edge.
  • Adding boho vibes to my otherwise minimalist daytime look with fringey accessories.
  • Chopping my oft-neglected hair to the collarbone. A fresh, swingy bob that I can still pull back is perfect for warm weather and hot days in the studio. 

Of course, I told Liz at Third Street what my goals were and she pulled these pieces. 

Hat Attack Fem Fedora: The straw hat has a classic fedora shape, only a bit softer. A  navy patterned band tied into a dainty bow that dangles off the side accents open woven raffia. It's light and I love it wearing it. 

Maison Scotch Summer Poncho: The loose cotton crochet knit top is perfect for hot summer days. Tassels trim the open sides and an antiqued charm accents the hem. Sleeveless, semi-sheer, playful, and easy to slide on over a bikini. Or pair it with shorts and flats or denim and heels. 

These photos were snapped in collaboration with Third Street Habit for our We Wear series — a style diary that maps Lithers's studio-to-street wardrobes throughout the seasons. 

Images via Antrim & Spruce Photography

LITHE ESCAPE NICARAGUA 21 Jul 2015

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Coming to Nicaragua? Grab your girls and get ready for the time of your life. If there's one thing we feel that we've truly nailed, it's the art of packing for Lithe Escape. We can squeeze in just under a week's worth of outfits into a carry-on (recycling is key) and have our Escape beauty routine down to a minimum. We're pretty confident when we say we've got this one. Here's what you'll need.

Escape canvas bag by Forestbound

WE WEAR: LAUREN BOGGI ON HIGH SUMMER 9 Jul 2015

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It's high summer and we're excited to kick off a collaboration with my favorite Philly boutique Third Street Habit. Our We Wear series is a style diary that maps Lithers's studio-to-street wardrobes throughout the seasons. Over the next few days, weeks, and months we'll feature our go-to looks. To kick it off, Third Street Habit is offering a 15% discount to all Lithers and FitHipHealthy readers thru July 16. Mention code hiphabit15 in-store or enter it at checkout.  

I'm typically in workout gear all day, every day, so I wear active wear much more than regular clothes. I’ve amped up my non-athletic wardrobe over the past months, so I feel put together during my off hours. Mars is almost 4-years-old now, so I'm not getting spit up or spilled on anymore. Having cute, new clothing is super motivating, so when it's time to head out for the weekend or on a date or girls night, you better believe that I wear exactly what I love. Soft, stretchy, comfy, and versatile. I am obsessed with Rory Becca. I've collected her pieces for years and Third Street Habit always carries her latest and greatest. Liz at Third Street has the talent of a stylist and knows what looks best on my body. She also coordinates the perfect accessories to match. Check out our first look. 

Rory Beca Mayote Dress: Whenever I wear this dress, people stop and ask me where I got it. It’s just the right amount of slouchy and fitted, has a feminine neckline, and is the perfect color. It never goes out of style. I often pair it with a heel or ankle boots. Or I wear it as a tunic with boyfriend jeans and simple flats.

Fortress of Inca Risa Anita HeelThis bootie is everything. It makes my legs look a mile-long and is so comfortable.

Aesa Watch Tower Necklace and Muse Sun Ring: The luminous moonstone and bronze pieces are unique, wearable, and beautiful

Monserat De Luca Noe Petite Bag: A perfect little suede bucket bag. It's cute, soft, and transitions into the fall and winter.  

These photos were snapped in collaboration with Third Street Habit for our We Wear series — a style diary that maps Lithers's studio-to-street wardrobes throughout the seasons. 

Images via Antrim & Spruce Photography

WE WEAR: RACHAEL'S FISHTAIL BRAID 24 Jun 2015

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We're dying to know more about your braid. Tell us about it!

Have you heard Beyonce's song "Run the World (Girls)?" That song was written about Main Line studio manager Hannah Williams. She can literally do everything. I'm convinced she missed her true calling as the president of the United States. Girl gets shit done! Hannah is always calm, cool, and chic. She is my Lithe/ real life bestie and has taught me everything I know about the cat eye, wearing lipstick, and the importance of well-groomed eyebrows.

I found out about Hannah's hair skills when I decided to be Elsa for Halloween and was stuck on the braid. I agonized about my options (I'm an indecisive Libra). Hannah got tired of listening to me lament and said "I'm going to do it for you." And the rest is fabulous hair history!

I usually wear a bun or braid while teaching since I hate getting my ponytail caught in the bands. So for this shoot I decided to go with an extra fun braid. Hannah picked the style and when she sent me a snap of this crazy faux hawk fishtail, I died. I whined that it was too edgy for me, but she insisted it would photograph well from all angles. Since I trust her judgement on anything and everything, I decided to rock it. I felt like such a badass and didn't want to take it out. It took her less time to put my hair up than it took Anthony to take it out!

Images of Lithe Instructor Rachael Bridgens via Antrim & Spruce Photography

DIY ROSE BATH 9 Jun 2015

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I’m religious about my baths. I end every day with a soak in the tub. After I put Mars to bed I pour a glass of wine, light a candle, and partake in some serious water therapy. It eases my mind, allows me to unwind, relieves muscle soreness and hydrates my skin. Making your own floral bath salts is easy and inexpensive.

Do you have fresh flowers in your home? If you do, check out the recipe below. When your beautiful roses start to wilt, put the petals to good use. Just mix them together with Epsom salts and soothing powdered milk. Epsom salt naturally soothes sore muscles and detoxifies the body. Baking soda and powdered milk soften skin. All the ingredients work together to create a super-relaxing bath.

Ingredients
1 cup dried rose petals
Rose water or rose essential oil
1 cup Epsom salts
1/3 cup baking soda
2/3 cup powdered milk
Glass container

Directions 
1. Remove petals from four roses and dry them overnight. 
2. Mix Epsom salt, baking soda, and powdered milk in a small bowl, making sure to break up any clumps.
3. Once the petals are dry, crumble them into small pieces.
4. Layer ingredients in the glass jar, starting with the Epsom salt mixture, and then the bits of rose petals. Continue until container is full. The longer the bath salts mingle in the container, the stronger the scent.

7 STEPS TO OVERCOMING JUDGEMENT BARRIERS 19 May 2015

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1. Your body is your ally
Our bodies change through aging, pregnancy, illness, weight loss, weight gain, the list goes on. One thing we must learn to do is love our bodies before, during, and after. Be loyal to your body and love it. It’s the only one you have! Use it to help you win battles, not create them. The sooner we conceptualize our bodies as allies instead of enemies, the sooner we learn to mend the split between what we want and aspire to be, versus what and who we are. 

2. Choose love not fear
Don't let the fear of not being perfect or accepted hold you back from living the life you want. Instead, live your life by loving yourself and others. Going to the studio and popping your hips might feel embarrassing, but fear isn't running your show anymore because you love yourself, right? Six months from now, you'll be surprised how quickly you started Lithing up a storm. You'll also be amazed at your strength and stamina and it’s all because you said goodbye to fear.

3. Don’t let others tell you how much you’re worth
So many of us have a habit of letting other people’s opinion run their feelings and choices. Can you relate? Here’s the thing though: those people don’t know your story. They can never know the depth of your journey or the beauty of your mind, body, and spirit. If people try to tell you otherwise, walk away. When your best supporters tell you that you're awesome, believe it.

4. Slow and steady wins the race
One of the things that can trip you up while getting fit is lack of patience. We do not like to wait for things. You want to give up because it seems too difficult. Try to remember that the course of our life is not a straight path, but a winding one. We all make wrong turns and double back on ourselves. The best thing we can do is not beat ourselves up, but believe that we are worth it. Then just put one foot in front of the other. A Lither recently told me that she started Lithing a few minutes at a time, then 20 minutes, then 60 minutes. Three weeks ago, she completed her first 6x/week since she started three months ago. And it’s all because she stepped into the studio. Set a small goals and try to work at it in small ways every day. 

5. Ignore the Competition
It seems counterintuitive, but when setting up for your sweat session, plop your gloves and props down near a mat in the front of the room (you don't have to be in front of the instructor). This helps you focus on YOU instead of others in the room. 

6. Character matters
Our bodies take so many shapes during our lifetime. It is our character that matters the most! 

7. Chat up your instructors
Let your instructor know that you are nervous, don’t know what to expect, etc. What you perceive as a weakness is actually strength. Asking for help when you need it is hard, but that's how you learn and grow which will improve your practice and break down barriers.

Of course, now the question must be asked — does fear of judgment or shame about your body ever keep you from getting out there and breaking a sweat for your health? Let’s talk about it!

Lithe Instructor Diana K. via Lauren

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