SHE'S LITHE: NISHA MISTRY 26 May 2015
This week, we get to know longtime Lither Nisha Mistry!
What's your secret to consistently incorporating Lithe into your schedule? On May 6th, I will have been loving Lithe for 3 years. I think the best way to incorporate Lithe into my schedule has been to take advantage of the three week window for booking. I always book a class as soon as the window opens, and with the app it has made that much easier. Plus it also put a reminder into my schedule so that I know its already booked when I go to look at that day and then just schedule around it.
When you've had a long day, what do you like to do to de-stress? My lithe routine is typically the 945am class at the Main Line studio. So its not really an end to a long day, but it gets my day off to a great start and I can't remember there ever having been a time when I regretted coming to class. But as a stay-at-home full-time single mom of three, very active and busy kids, there are times when I don't always get to lithe because of a dr's appt, a play, or a game. On those days, I try and meditate before I go to bed, to just clear my head of all that noise. I find that lithe does that for me because as so many instructors have said, 'it is your hour - make it your best'. I also drink tea and read a little. I absolutely try not to bring any technology to bed with me.
What is the most rewarding aspect of Lithe to you? I think the most rewarding part of lithe is knowing that I have become stronger physically and further, the element of lithe that keeps it interesting is, that it is always a work in progress. There is always a new workout being added to the line up or being 'raised from the ashes'. Every instructor teaches a class in her own way and whether its about 'making it your best', 'you can do ten of anything', 'this is your hour', 'make it punchy' or a loving, encouraging growl - they know how to keep you going. I don't know how Lauren does it - but I am grateful that she does. Even more so, emotionally I am also a much more even-keeled and happy person. There was this post that was on the blog that I printed when it was posted and even though its faded and dog-eared - it has been my mantra. It was entitled ‘Inspiration’ in which was there was a list of ‘obstacles’ one shouldn’t let interfere with one’s Lithe practice.
If you were a Lithe class, which would you be and why? Hmmm - I have to pick one? Well, I think it would be Sideline. I love the intensity of the CCS and the sculpting standing on the Pom bands. Its really an awesome workout. I know my body changes so much more when I focus on sculpting - I think Peeled is my favorite sculpting class.