You're gonna be crazy in love! Join Lauren and all the single ladies for a bootylicious Freestyle at Lithe Main Line this Friday at 6AM!
Image of Beyonce via Google & Lauren via Dom
The Lab is back this fall! Lithe Lab is a creative 60-minute, small group workshop (4 people) for Lithers who are ready to take their practice to the next level. Join Lauren and Tif as they riff with new, muscle specific CCS for superior calorie burn and sculpting utilizing bands, reformers, rebounders, and other equipment at Lithe OC.
1 class: $40 5 sessions: $190 Look out for it on the Old City schedule!
We all know that Lithe is different. Trying to navigate our studio schedules? We can help! Lauren creates workouts and programs the schedule, so that you achieve your best results without overworking muscle groups, or becoming imbalanced and injured.
What is Lithe? Our method is called Cardio-Cheer-Sculpting. CCS utilizes precise cheer-based movement to load muscles, produce a high cardio burn, and reduce fat zones all in a matter of 60 minutes. CCS targets all three zones of the body: the core, the lower body, and the upper body. In each workout, you’ll accelerate your burn (and results) with Lithe’s Higher Power Band System (which adds 12 to 15 lbs. of resistance), light to medium weights (3 to 20 lbs.), and other Lithe-exclusive props.
Every Lithe workout is total body, cardiovascular, and sculpting (think: sweaty). Some workouts produce a higher cardio burn and some are more sculpting (slower and grounded), and everything can be modified and tailored for you.
Image of Lithe Instructor Rachel Dore via Dom
You've never worked your abs like this before! Put on your Hi-Tops and hit the floor. Hi-Top is a total-body workout with a focus on the abs, back, and upper body. We're talking visible abdominal results within 24 hours, post-class.
Are Lithe's Hi-Tops ($25) required to take the workout? No, but we highly recommend them for the best experience and maximum comfort. Our Hi-Top socks were made for the workout. They are thick, slippery, and provide extra cushion for the ankles, feet, shins, and knees while allowing your ankles to breathe (Bonus: they also look great with Hunter boots!). Our Hot Legs socks are available to borrow through the end of September, but their looser, un-padded knit does not allow for maximum comfort and glide. We recommend DIYing with a pair of thick ski socks.
Images of Lauren Boggi wearing Lithe's Hi-Tops & Onzie via Katie Kempf
Be aggressive, lean machine! Take charge of your results this fall with next-level Lithe. Sideline is a total-body workout that is a perfect blend of booty-popping cardio and our signature Vertical Band Sculpting™ CCS with Pom bands. Gloves recommended. Perfect for newbies and vets.
Rah IS different. It’s supposed to be. The fact that this evokes such a colorful range of emotions from those who take it makes us giggle with glee! Why?! Because… that’s the point! We want you to react!
Rah was born out of the following paradigms of influence: somatic psychology (the process of using the body to heal), neuropsychology, self-hypnotism, and movement therapy via Cardio-Cheer-Sculpting.
The targeted goals of this workout are three-pronged:
# 1: Feel. React to stimuli with emotion. Reflect on your recent past and attach an emotion to it. How do we facilitate that? By giving you an experience that activates this internal process. This is why we use the words we use. It’s supposed to be jarring. It’s supposed to feel slightly uncouth. Did you love the class? Are you incredibly fearful of it now? Did you absolutely loath the entire experience? Doesn’t matter either way because ultimately, the objective has been achieved.
We as a society, but women in particular, are conditioned to keep our emotions at bay… to stuff them down deep inside because “there’s no room for that ‘stuff’ in/ at / during _______(fill in the blank).” We may walk around not fully connected to our emotions. When a colleague asks you, “how are you?” What is your response? Is it genuine? Honest? When you say, “I’m fine, thank you! How are you?!” do you really mean it?
#2: Affirm. The phrases we use are affirmations, or positive statements that paint a mental picture of how you want your life to be. Specifically, we are promoting self-love. A lot of how we feel about ourselves is held outside of our conscious awareness (it’s actually an adaptive feature of the human psyche). This also means that it is hard to reach! Affirmations, with repetition, help re-program this part of the psyche. This is why we say what we say in class, and repeat it several times.
The science behind this is simple: the body reflects mind and mind reflects body. They are connected. If you work with the mind, you affect the body. This, we know, that’s the usual direction, and pretty much a major premise in psychological science. BUT, what we don’t consider as often is that this process is BIDIRECTIONAL. This means that we can also work with the body to affect the mind! It is a mechanism of mutual feedback. Strong body, strong mind. Happy body, happy mind.
# 3: Empower. This comes directly from a 2009 study by Leseho & Maxwell who set out to answer the question, “what do women want?” They found that, universally, want to: feel a sense of independence and freedom (“we are powerful!) the ability to cope with stress (“we don’t give a…”), appreciate their bodies (two CCS sequences instead of one? You’re welcome, ladies…), embrace their femininity (“I’m hot!”), express emotion (“Stop, *****!”) feel whole, and feel grounded.
This class should be a cathartic release that transforms your emotional state to promote health and psychological growth. Not to mention you are getting a crazy good work-out. And guess what? Yelling while you Lithe not only increases your core strength, makes the work-out more intense, but it will, with time, improve your lung capacity.
Are you Rah-shy? Does the thought of “cheering” while you work-out make you want to run for the hills? No! Come back! You don’t have to yell! It’s just for fun. It’s optional. Try not to take it too seriously! At the end of the day, this is your hour. Modify! For example, if you are uncomfortable in stiletto at the barre, you work flat-footed. It’s all about YOU and what works for YOU. Just because the instructor cues for stiletto doesn’t mean you have to conform... If a particular chant makes you uncomfortable, try a modification; use a different word! Or maybe you just choose to double-jump-plyo your heart out and not chant at all. It's all about what makes you comfortable.
One of our missions at Lithe is to challenge you, so that you never stagnate and never plateau. If someone has been coming to class for a while and working flat foot, I might challenge them to try out stiletto. This is how we grow: by pushing ourselves and taking chances. We talk a lot about pushing ourselves physically to get through these workouts. Why? Because that’s the point and that’s how you see results. Do the same thing for your mind. My personal challenge to you is to push yourself to move beyond your mental comfort zone. Come back and take it again, see how different instructors put their own spin on it. Give it a go. Yell your heart (and lungs) out… What do you have to lose?
So step outside your comfort zone. Really step outside of it. If you can, chill there for a second. You might just find that your comfort zone is bigger than you thought. Above all else, take comfort in knowing that there is a method to the madness. A Lithe Method, to be precise.
Image of Lithe Instructor Annette Kaplafka via Dom
Looking to fulfill your outdoor workout requirement for the #LitheEndlessSummer Challenge? We have a new option! Lithe's highly-touted beach workout based on our Lithe Escape philosophy is now available on the east coast! Join Lithe Creator, Lauren Boggi for a 90-minute workout in Avalon, NJ on 61st St.
When: Saturday, July 19th @ 8AM & Saturday, August 2nd @ 8AM
Where: 61 St. on the beach
Wear: A supportive bathing suit, and sunscreen
What's it like?: surprising, challenging, empowering, rock-your-world amazing, and fun!
Bring: water, sunscreen, yoga mat (or a towel), a towel for drying off, and a snack
We supply: enthusiasm, inspiration, the workout, and drinking water
Sign Up: when purchasing on Mindbody, select "Lithe Beach" instead of classes, then schedule on the Rittenhouse scheduler.
Disclaimer: no public facilities are available before 10AM. Please utilize a public restroom (Wawa is on 27th St.) prior to class.
Image of WKND Lithers via Lauren
Good morning, Lithers! Ready to get this Monday started? Today is abs day at Lithe, and it's also the first day of our #LitheEndlessSummer Challenge. I'm sharing one of my favorite play-lists for Thinny, which also works for all of our CCS Sculpting ab workouts. Enjoy!
N.E.R.D. – Hypnotize U
Elliphant – Everything 4 U
Mr. Probz – Waves - Robin Schulz Radio Edit
Miike Snow – Animal - Mark Ronson Remix
Gorillaz – On Melancholy Hill
Gorillaz – Feel Good Inc
Joss Stone – Super Duper Love
Talking Heads – Psycho Killer
Foster The People – Pumped up Kicks
Coldplay – A Sky Full Of Stars
Nico & Vinz – Am I Wrong
Empire Of The Sun – Alive
Ed Sheeran – Sing
Rihanna – Pon de Replay
Bell Biv DeVoe – Poison
Image of Lithe Instructor Annette Kaplafka wearing Pearl iZumi via Dom
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