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FALL TRANSFORMATION 2016 25 Sep 2016

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Ready to be transformed with our 30-Day Fall Challenge and join an amazing movement of women?  Sign up for our Fall Transformation!  Join us from 10.3 - 11.1 as we commit to get fit and get set to turn that burn into power.

We’ll be bringing you tips, tricks and a whole lot of inspiration to help you stay motivated throughout the month, even when the going gets really tough.

The Details:
• 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!

Hashtag Calendar:
• 10/3: #LitheResults (Before pic)
• 10/10: #LitheSquad
• 10/17:#EatingLithe Recipe 
• 10/24 #LitheBurn
• 1031: #LitheOnLocation
• 11/1: #LitheResults (After Pic)

 

Master Lithe Instructor Bari Rosenthal via Dom

8 WAYS TO FALL {REPOST} 18 Sep 2016

 

Fall

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

LITHE VARSITY 2016-2017 10 Sep 2016

Lithe Varsity
 
Big up to the 69 Lithers who made the 2016-2017 Varsity team! What's our Varsity program? It's for those who give it their all ... all year long. We track your logged Lithe hours each year from September 1 through August 31, and those who log a minimum of 250 classes make the team. Varsity Lithers are listed on the blog, receive a limited edition Varsity tank top, and receive exclusive discounts, specials, and monthly perks throughout the year. 
 
250-274 Classes
Celine A.
Caroline B.
Dana B.
Dana B.
Curran B.
Christina C.
Amy C.
Cheryl C.
Meredith C.
Ali C.
Lauren C.
Carrie C.
Marie D.
Cassandra D.
Katie D.
Jennifer E.
Simona F.
Meredith G.
Anna J.
Annette K.
Darcie K.
Myriah L.
Adrienne L.
Rebecca N.
Amy P.
Rebecca M.
Simone N.
Kimberly P.
Julie S.
Brittany S.
Sarah S.
Maria T.
Emily W.
Diane W.
Tabitha W.
 
275-299 Classes
Sam B.
Kaitlin B.
Laurie C.
Jennifer C.
Jan F.
Deb F.
Kelly G.
Crystal H.
Molly K.
Jaclyn K.
Jennifer M.
Gretchen M.
Nina P.
Franca S. A.
Brooke T.
 
300-324 Classes
Annemarie C.
Shelly C.
Lauren F.
Lynne F.
Eileen G.
Samantha G.
Shana G.
Nari K.
Lindsay M.
Maria P.
Emily R.
Jennifer S.
Manjari S.
Janey S.
Molly U.
 
325+ Classes
Betsy C.
Samantha S.
Suzanne S.

LITHE FOODS IS BACK! 8 Sep 2016

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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. 

This week:

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

SIX CARDIO TIPS! 21 Jul 2016

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Happy Thurdsday! It's cardio day at Lithe, so it’s time to kick up the cardio and sweat it out. Cardio is one of the most important things you can do for your body. Not only does it make a difference on the inside (improving your cardiovascular health), but you will see results on the outside, too (especially if you stick to it 3-5 times a week).

I think that one of the toughest aspects of Lithe is getting your cardiovascular stamina up to par or back up to par after some time offAs a newbie, you may find yourself feeling defeated trying to finish our hour-long classes numerous times a week and devoting some time to learning our Cardio-Cheer-Sculpting choreography. You can do it! Here are some tips for safe, efficient and effective cardio:

1. Be a 6-7AMer! I suggest doing cardio in the morning before your first meal. Your body is most likely to use fat as the energy source because your glycogen stores are depleted.

2. Protect your feet, but not with sneakers (unless you have a foot injury). We barefoot train at LitheWhy? It makes you stronger from head to toe and simply builds a better, stronger, leaner body. If you have a foot injury you should wear a studio sneaker and avoid stilletto. You want to work correctly, stay on a mat and NEVER over-bounce on the balls of your feet.  Our feet work instinctively, but to prevent stress fractures, shin splints and plantar issues, stay on your mat, use your quads to launch a jump, keep a gentle point to your ankle, and then roll through the forefoot and heel. Your goal is to "sponge" and not bounce. That "up" energy should be an illusion. Your entire body is active, but you're working down into the ground. Work harder by getting low and grounded, rather than bouncing high and beating up your feet.

3. Keep your shoulders open, depressed, and lift your chest. This instantly engages and elongates your abs. 

4. Activate your arms. Think about how you punch out those perfect sharp high V's and low V's ... Do this with every movement and feel your heart rate climb! 

5. Don't stop as soon as your heart rate starts to really climb. So many people get nervous once their heart rate gets in the zone. Breath, stretch, and shake.

6. If you're DIY, Make a killer cardio playlist on your iPod to get you through the workout. Pick out your favorite songs that you love listening to so you forget about the time.

 

Image of Lithe Instructor Liz Galbally wearing Lululemon via Dom

DIG DEEP CHALLENGE 6 Jul 2016

Dig Deep

It's unbelievable what a four-day weekend can do, right? You've worked so hard for months. Don't allow summer to derail you. It's time to dig deep! Be the person who always shows up and never gives up and believes anything is possible and is willing to work for it. We challenge you to take 14 classes in 14 days from July 11 thru July 24, so that you can re-ignite your passion with your health and fitness goals. Sign up today thru Monday, July 11.

Details: 

  • When: Monday, July 11 thru Monday, July 24.
  • The Fitness & Food: Take 14 classes in 14 days and eat clean Monday thru Friday.
  • Hashtag calendar:

    July 11: #LitheResuts, #DigDeep
    July 24: #LitheResults, #DigDeep

  • Everyone Wins: Everyone who completes the challenge and hashtag calendar wins two weeks of free access to Lauren Boggi Active Studio LB streaming. Studio LB streaming is perfect for Lithers who travel or those who want to vary their routine and increase their results.

 Image via Antrim + Spruce Photography

FROZEN BANANA BITES 26 Jun 2016

Banana Bites

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. 

Ingredients
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!

Directions
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.

 

LITHE THANDAI LASSI (REPOST) 22 Jun 2016

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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

US HEALTH & NEWS 1 Jun 2016

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AUDI LITHE STYLE 1 Jun 2016

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