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SHE'S LITHE: JULIA HAVERTY 30 May 2016

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What motivates you to stay consistent with Lithing?
The ripple effect that Lithe has on the rest of my life is what keeps me coming back.  I've been a consistent Rittenhouse 6amer (shoutout to my #RH6amers!) for several years now, and I've found that starting my day with Lithe sets me on a trajectory of being more productive, making healthier choices, and generally starting my day feeling happier than I normally would.  On days where I skip the 6am from being too tired (the bedtime struggle is real when you're getting up at 5:30am), I find that I have a harder time getting out of bed, feeling motivated, and just getting into the groove of my day.  I will actually make sure to schedule Lithe classes on important days at work so that I set myself up for success.  This included a period of time last summer where I went to Boston for work every week - I made sure to hit the 6am class every Monday, even though I needed to leave by 6:30 in order to catch my flight.  

When you've had a long day, what do you like to do to de-stress? When I've had a long day, I need to talk it out before I can relax.  This usually means talking to my parents, my boyfriend, or some trusted colleagues.  Sometimes receiving advice is helpful, but usually I just need to vent.  Once that's out, then having some wine and watching some sort of renovation show on HGTV is my favorite guilty pleasure! 

What is the most rewarding aspect of Lithe to you? Every 6am class I make it to is rewarding to me!  I've never been consistent with working out, I was always the type to join a new gym, yoga studio, etc, start out strong, and then fizzle out.  This is the only workout that I've ever been consistent with and I consider each morning that I get myself out of my warm bed before most of the world wakes up to be a huge victory.  I'm confident that anyone who says that they hate working out just hasn't found *their* workout yet.  Lithe may not be the right fit for everyone, but I'm so glad that it's for me!  

If you were a Lithe class, which would you be and why? I would be Pom, because I really like feeling a sense of accomplishment.  Pom was one of the first CCS classes that I took in my Lithe journey.  I was a new 6amer and didn't yet realize that the class was full of veteran Lithers who show up consistently EVERY DAY.  These ladies had taken Pom many times before and they were all crushing the CCS.  Meanwhile, my head was spinning: round up, down, shimmy shimmy, higher power, punch, punch - It was out of control and moved so fast!  Thankfully, Gerri took pity on me and went through each combination with me after class.  The next week, when I came back, I was ready!  Gerri even noticed my improvement and called it out in class!  That was probably the moment that hooked me in for good!  Pom is still my favorite class to take and I love being able to crush the CCS - especially the 3rd sequence at the very end when you have to dig deep to finish the class strong.  

Have you met anyone through Lithe that has become a friend, in or out of the studio? My Lithe bestie stories are hilariously awkward.  I remember going into Sip'n'Glo and seeing Lauren F. from Lithe in there.  We had a completely awkward moment where we both knew each other from seeing each other in class every day, but didn't know each others names.  So we had a strange familiar introduction right in the middle of the juice shop.  Most of my other stories are Lithe friendships forged while waiting in the shower line or videotaping workouts together for Lauren's Instagram challenges, because those are totally normal ways to meet people lol.  

What do your friends and/or family think you do when you're at the studio? Have you ever shown them your CCS moves? For some reason, everyone at work thinks that Lithe Method has a lot of shouting in it.  When I think of cheerleading, I usually think of the stunts, but I guess a lot of people think of the cheers.  I told them that there were a few classes with shouting, but no, not really. I usually follow up my description of Lithe Method with one of the CCS videos that Lauren posted a few years back - Rock Steady and Sleeveless.  I can't say I've ever demoed any of the moves myself!

LITHE ESCAPE: ROOMS/PRICING/GETTING THERE 26 May 2016

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Accommodations at Jake's are double or single occupancy and almost all double occupancy rooms mean sharing a bed with another Lither. We are happy to help pair you up with a buddy if you'd like a double occupancy room. 

 

Ocean View Single, $3,260

Ocean View Double, $2,060

Garden View Single, $2,720

Garden View Double, $1,790

Two-Bedroom Cottage Single $2,630

Two-Bedroom Cottage Double: $1,740

 

The price includes your room accommodations, three daily meals, two Lithe Escape workouts each day, and transportation to and from Montego Bay Airport. Airfare, spa treatments, alcohol, and additional optional excursions and food are not included. 

Want to learn more? Check out our Escape video or download last year's Jake's Escape 2015 brochure. (The prices are the same, but the dates are different), or check out @lithe_escape on Instagram. 

Ready to book your spot? Email escape@lithemethod.com. Alicia, our friendly Lithe Escape concierge, will assist you with flight info and roommate details. If you would like to reserve your spot, we are only taking deposits via check for this trip. The $1,000 non-refundable deposit check can be made out to Lithe Method and dropped off at any studio in an envelope to Alicia's attention. We'll collect final payment in October.

 

Flight Info: 
The following flight includes complimentary airport transportation: http://goo.gl/flights/xO60

 

If you choose to take different flights, you'll need to book private transportation. A one-way ride is $135 and holds 1-3 people. Treasure Beach is a 3-hour drive from Montego Bay airport, so Thursday and Tuesday are very travel heavy with one workout late Thursday.

Images via Lithe Escape

LITHE ESCAPE JAMAICA 25 May 2016

One week will make one strong. After seven years, you can now see the magic of Lithe Escape and cheer conditioning. Fall dates will be released tomorrow! 

Lithe /Jamaica 2016 by Brandon E. Kamin | Filmmaker on Vimeo.

WE'RE HIRING (CENTER CITY)! 18 May 2016

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Join the Lithe team! Lithe is hiring part-time front desk studio staff for our Rittenhouse and Old City locations.  

Part-Time Front Desk Studio Staff Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Provide high-level hospitality and customer service to clients
  • Be comfortable with computer database functions and other basic computer skills
  • Have experience handling money and a register
  • Be able to communicate clearly and efficiently via e-mail and telephone
  • Maintain the Lithe Method brand aesthetic and studio appearance
  • Maintain the appearance and upkeep of Lithe’s retail (Lithe Foods and Lithe Wear)
  • Assist Lithe’s Studio Manager in daily studio tasks and projects

What's Required?

  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task independently within a fast-paced environment
  • Willingness to initiate tasks independently
  • Excellent communication skills and superior organizational skills
  • Outstanding customer service skills and confidentiality
  • Friendly and professional email and phone etiquette
  • Have a passion for Lithe, healthy living, and fitness
  • Be willing to participate in Lithe Method workouts to fully understand the brand
  • Flexible/non-traditional hours: multiple days per week including some holidays, early mornings, nights, and weekends

Part-time front desk studio positions will be available at Lithe with the following anticipated hours:

  • 10-20 hours per week (including some early mornings, nights, and weekends)

Please submit resume, cover letter, and availability to careers@lithemethod.com.

AUDI LITHE STYLE 13 May 2016

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Image via Antrim + Spruce Photography

UP CLOSE WITH MEGHANN 10 May 2016

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What is your hidden talent? I can balance on the tips of my big toes like Kate Winslet in Titanic.

Did you ever go through an awkward phase? I hit peak awkwardness in late middle school and early high school. I've always struggled with my skin, and fighting acne while wearing braces and figuring out the whole makeup thing was not particularly flattering. Fortunately, this was before smartphones. Unfortunately my mom always ordered multiple copies when she had pictures developed, so there are probably some unfortunate reminders of that look floating around.

Do you have a specific song that can always pump you up? There are so many! Anyone who has taken class with me has probably noticed that I love to move and dance around to music, especially old-school rock and hip-hop. I make playlists out of songs that inspire me to move, and I keep coming back to "Good Vibrations" by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, so there is probably something to that. Don't judge me.

What is your favorite body part? Either my abs or my butt. Thanks to Lithe and a lifetime of martial arts training, I'm proud of how they look, but the reason they are my favorite is because my strong core and glutes make it possible to do so much of the physical activity that is important to me. I can push myself to get lower in wide second, squats, chair series, you name it because of my strong backside, and my core helps keep me balanced during all of those swivel kicks, etc.

Do you have any nicknames? When I was teaching karate, they called me Mighty Meg or Tonka Truck. That one is kind of weird, but I love it. I am little, but virtually indestructible. My mom calls me Tink or Tinker Bell, whom I resemble less now that I have let my natural dark blonde or light brown hair grow in. Both my brothers call me Meggy, and now that my baby brother towers over me he frequently calls me "little one." He gets away with it because I love him so much.

Find Meghann on Instagram @mightymeg05

SHE'S LITHE: SANDY EDELSTEIN 9 May 2016

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What motivates you to stay consistent with Lithing? So many things. First of all, I love being at Lithe, but we all have mornings where we don’t feel like moving. On those rare occasions, I push myself knowing that the rest of my day will be better after Lithe. I have more energy on days that I Lithe. If I’m ever feeling down, I know that Lithe will get me out of that mood and back to myself. It has taken a long time and 100 percent commitment to build up the stamina to handle the classes. Before Lithe, I avoided cardio and just did strength training. I know that at my age, staying away from the studio will set me back, so staying consistent is a given.

When you've had a long day, how do you de-stress? Go outside, take the dogs for a walk, hike, sit in the backyard and listen to music with a fire going, or watch mindless TV in bed. Truth be told, I don’t get stressed out very often though. 

What is the most rewarding aspect of Lithe to you? May I curse? This one is easy… I’m turning 50 in June, and the most rewarding aspect of Lithe is being able to say F*&% you, 50! I am in the best shape of my life, and only a small part of that is about how I look. I have ridiculous energy; there is nothing I feel I can’t do. I can run circles around my 18 and 20-year-old sons, and nothing on my body hurts. Many of my friends claim they are falling apart. I know that Lithe is the secret to eternal youth. I have been into fitness my whole life and was even a personal trainer, and nothing has ever done for me what Lithe does. I also feel sexier and more alive than ever before. How many people can say that as they are about to turn 50? I also cannot leave out the friendships. Lithers and instructors are more then friends. I don’t know what it is, but Lithe turns women into this magical support system. I feel it myself when someone new comes to class. Instead of staying to yourself, you have a desire to build others up, to support each other and help them feel what you feel. It’s a beautiful thing. 

If you were a Lithe class, which would you be and why? My Lithe class is still waiting to be discovered by the sick (meant in the most positive way) mind of Lauren. Just like me at almost 50, the class is still evolving and ever-changing. I know it will be challenging, fun, sexy, and worth the sweat.

What do your friends and/or family think you do when you're at the studio? Have you ever shown them your CCS moves? My 18-year-old teases me and calls it dance class. Most of my friends know exactly what I’m doing and think I am obsessed. I show off my moves whenever it is the least bit socially acceptable and when it’s not, too. My husband always wants to see the sexy moves; he is supportive because he knows how great I feel. I think he is a little jealous and wishes he could find something for him to be so passionate about that has the same great results.

When you were in high school, what would you have been "Most Likely to..." in the yearbook superlatives? Easy… “Most likely to talk you to death.”

If you were stranded on a desert island, what are the three products you'd need to survive? Lithe bands, shampoo (I hate dirty hair, which is the only downside to Lithe), and someone to talk to!

LITHE BEACH 2016! 4 May 2016

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Our highly-touted beach workout, based on Lithe Escape's highly effective fitness, is available at the Jersey Shore ALL SUMMER LONG! Join instructors and Lithe creator Lauren Boggi for Lithe Beach

When: Saturday, 8:30-9:45AM from June 18-August 20.

Where: Margate: Exeter Ave.
            Avalon: 61 St.

Wear: A supportive bathing suit and sunscreen.

What's it like?: Surprising, challenging, empowering, rock-your-world amazing, and fun!

Bring: Water, yoga mat (or towel), a towel for drying off.

We supply: Enthusiasm, inspiration, and a$$ kicking moves.

Cost: Single class ($22); five class card ($100).

Sign up: Lithe Beach classes will be available to purchase.  When purchasing on Mindbody, select "Lithe Beach" instead of classes, then book your class on the Rittenhouse scheduler.

Please note: No public facilities are available before 10AM. Please utilize the restroom before class.

Current Schedule: Additional classes may be added in mid-July and August.

June 18:  Margate w/Lauren
June 25:  Margate w/Danielle
July 2:  Margate & Avalon w/Danielle & Liz G.
July 9:  Margate w/Lauren 
July 16:  Margate w/Lauren 
July 23:  Margate w/Danielle
July 30:  Margate w/Lauren
August 6:  Margate w/Jess
August 13:  Margate w/Jenn B.
August 20:  Margate w/Jess

UP CLOSE WITH ELIZABETH S. 3 May 2016

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What’s your hidden talent? I am an amazing baker. I’m the first to volunteer to make homemade birthday cake because I have really strong feelings about boxed caked mix. And I love sharing all of the treats I bake. Sometimes I wonder if I missed my true calling and should have gone to culinary school to become a pastry chef.

What is your favorite Lithe workout to teach? Skinny Mini. It’s such a good blend of cardio, weights, and barre, plus it’s totally accessible for beginners and equally challenging for vets. It pops up a lot on the Main Line schedule on Friday evenings, and I think it’s the perfect gateway into the weekend. Throw in a good playlist and the hour flies by. 

Did you ever go through an awkward phase? There was a giant awkward phase between 13 and 22-years-old. I was definitely a late bloomer. Thankfully, social media wasn’t really a “thing” when I was in high school and most of college, so you will never find photographic evidence. 

What is your favorite body part? My eyelashes. They’re naturally long and curl on their own, but I’m always on the lookout for a new mascara to add length and volume. The more drama, the better (only for lashes, not in real life). Tell me all your favorites!

What is your nickname? I introduce myself as Elizabeth, but friends and co-workers end up calling me Liz. Four syllables are a lot to expect from people. My family calls me Betsy and probably always will.

Find Elizabeth on Instagram @ehstaub.

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UP CLOSE WITH JEN L. 26 Apr 2016

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What is your hidden talent?  Whenever I'm at work functions or outside of the Lithe or the dance world, my go-to hidden talent is that I was a professional dancer (retired about a year ago) and teach these awesome cheer-based workouts! Usually, it's a huge hit. A little less of a hidden talent here on fithiphealthy. I even took a Buzzfeed quiz recently to determine my hidden talent (very scientific, I assume) and I got ballet! I guess I'm pretty one dimensional, but I think it's a really fun dimension.

What is your favorite Lithe workout to teach?  Skinny Jeans. Hands down one of my favorite to take and also to teach.  I'm a sucker for perfect form so I love that the slower pace allows me to get to everyone and take a little extra time to fix a popped rib cage or misaligned knee. It's the bones of Lithe so it's so much fun to see someone have one of those light bulb moments where everything else seems to make sense. 

Do you have a specific song that can always pump you up? Anything and everything Spice Girls. 

What is your favorite body part?  My back. Have you ever noticed that dancers have the most beautifully sculpted backs? I'm super proud of my dancer's back. A lot of hard work went into it. There's so much musculature going on back there that a lot of workouts forget about, but dance (and now Lithe!) help me maintain mine.  [Side note: if you're ever in class with me, you'll hear "shoulders down, lift the chest" about a zillion times. That's no coincidence.]

What is your nickname?  One of my best friends in college was surprised to learn after a few weeks of knowing me as Jen, that my full name was Jennifer.  She got creative and started calling me Nif and it kinda stuck around.

You can follow Jen on Instagram @jlaucella

Image via Dom

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