Pink, a pear-pineapple-ginger-grapefruit-beet cold-pressed juice, hits the studios this week. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and one dollar from each juice sale will be donated to BreastHealth.org.
According to the team at BreastHealth.org, 50% of breast cancers could be prevented with different lifestyle choices, even if you start at age 50. They also stress that Breast Health is Women's Health: the things you are already doing for your overall wellness like a healthy diet, exercise, and not smoking also benefit your breasts. Basically, Lithe is like extra credit!
• 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!
• 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
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
We're sad to see summer come to an end, but fall means that Lithe Foods is ramping up again. This season we're back with new cold-pressed flavors and an expanded green juice line (complete with nutritional info). And for the first time in our six-year history, all of our products are a hundred percent organic. These juices are chock-full of goodness with over 50+ micro-nutrients and two lbs. of produce per average bottle, and you'll taste the difference. Where's the food? Your favorite bowls, raw oatmeal, raw cheesecake, and a plant-based protein smoothie will hit the fridges when the weather turns cooler.
We have a new look and our bottles are a bit smaller. Why? Being a hundred percent organic comes with a higher price and we'd rather give you a better quality product and the proper serving size. Please be careful when opening your juice, it's filled to the brim so that no oxidation occurs.
Green: Apple, kale, lemon, ginger (130 calories, 30g carbs, <1g fat, 5g fiber 1.5g protein)
Greener: Cucumber, apple, kale, spinach, lemon, ginger (110 calories, 28g carbs, <1g fat, 5g fiber, 3g protein)
Greenest: Cucumber, celery, kale, spinach, dandelion, lemon, ginger (60 calories, 12g carbs, <1g fat, 4g fiber, 4g protein)
Glow: Pineapple, carrot, turmeric, lime
Charcoal Lemonade: Purified water, lemon, ginger, agave, activated charcoal
Frozen bananas make the best healthy dessert or snack when you're craving a sweet summer treat. We love that they can be topped with so many delicious treats and that they last for two months in the freezer.
3-4 ripe bananas, sliced
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate, melted
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup coconut flakes
1 cup each of the toppings of your choice: peanut butter, granola, cereal, nuts, rainbow sprinkles ... get creative!
1) Place sliced bananas in a bowl.
2) Set up three bowls with melted chocolate and garnishes.
3) Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
4) Check your melted chocolate. If it is slightly thick, add 1 tbsp. coconut oil or butter and stir until completely combined.
5) Dip your bananas into the chocolate one at a time, using a fork to fully cover or halfway cover each slice.
6) Use a fork to remove the banana slice and place it in one of the toppings.
7) Use a spoon or your fingers to fully cover the banana with the topping.
8) Remove the banana slice using a clean spoon or fork and place on the parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat the process until all of the slices are dipped and covered.
9) Place the baking sheet in the freezer until bananas are solid. Once solid, place the bites into a storage bag or freezer-proof container.
I'm on a nine-day challenge, which means my diet is ultra clean and I'm kicking up the intensity in-studio and taking my workout outside for an extra hour a day. I've been testing our Lithe Spice and came up with a fantastic breakfast lassi that also moonlights as a dessert.
Indian thandai, literally translated as "something that cools," is a sweet, creamy milk drink flavored with nuts and mixed with rose petals, poppy seeds, and spices such as cardamom and fennel. On Holi, the Indian festival of colors, the refreshment is served with bhang (a derivative of marijuana). Here we've gone dairy, bhang, AND alcohol-free and used our Lithe Spice, which accentuates the nutty, floral flavors of the lassi.
Ingredients: 1 cup coconut water, 1/2 can coconut milk, 1 large handful of cashews and 2-3 tablespoons Lithe Spice (sub in a pinch of cardamom, pinch of sea salt, fennel, poppy seeds, and edible rose petals or rose water).
To Do: Mix everything in high-speed blender until smooth.
Image of Lauren via Jordan
TGIF! This week we're giving away one spot in the May Cora Program ($325 value). For a chance to win, please leave a comment below telling us why you'd love to take our Cora classes. A winner will be chosen at random on Monday, so you have three days to enter. One entry per person. Thank you, and good luck!
Happy April! Summer starts in 6 weeks, and we're ready to run the beach! Spring has sprung, so it’s time to soak up the sunshine, get prepped to rock that Earned In Winter body, and spend time with friends and family. I miss the concept of having a true spring break in my life — taking a week long break from work to reset and refresh (and lay on the beach with margarita in hand).
In honor of my much-anticipated break (and our upcoming Lithe Escape), I'm sharing some bikini tips with you. A fantastic bikini is always the first item I pack when I’m traveling somewhere warm. These Triangl bikinis are my swimwear picks for the season. I love the supportive neoprene fabric, bright neon colors, and fantastic fit.
If you choose to wear a bikini, you should show off your Lithe-earned body in a suit that you feel comfortable and confident in. Any Jane can wear a bikini, but to feel confident in a bikini is another story. Here are some tips so that you can run the beach:
Try EVERYTHING on. Suits look completely different on your body than on the hanger. Untie first – you need to adjust the straps to your body (not the girl’s who tried it on before you) or you won’t get the right look or fit.
Stringin' it? If you have a top with strings, tie it in the back first, and then stretch the cups over your breasts before tying behind your neck. Got a bottom with strings? Tie it so it sits on your hip bone. Don't go too low or even worse, too high. (Hello, David Lee Roth circa "California Girls.")
When a suit fits, you don’t get any “overspill.” Remember that everything has a place — inside your suit. Watch out for super-skinny straps ... Narrow straps are rarely flattering and create back bulge if you have even a little meat on your bones.
Lithe it up! I highly recommend our Essential Workouts. Skinny Jeans and High Mini classes are our blueprint. Both tone your body and build your Lithe muscular structure with a quickness.
Eat Lithe whenever possible. Eating Lithe (eating clean) will not only get you into your bikini, but it also makes you feel Lithe inside. Keep whole food (preferably raw) snacks on-hand at all times to keep energy levels up and hunger at bay.
Lastly, check yourself before you wreck yourself – in a three-way mirror, that is. You want to be sure you look great from all angles. Once you find a perfect fit, take note of the brand. Companies rarely change their fit from year to year. It’ll make next year’s shopping that much easier!
Here's our fourth and final week of #LitheSpringClean, which is also the last week of the second phase of our Earned in Winter Challenge! Good luck everyone, and if you fell off the wagon last week, it's the perfect time to get back in the game! We can't wait to see your #LitheResults!
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