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LAUREN'S 7 GAME-CHANGERS FOR RADIANT HEALTH & BEAUTY 20 Apr 2016

Lauren Boggi & TSH 3

I’ve tried almost everything when it comes to health and beauty, and I’ve adopted a few habits over the years that have become absolutely essential to my everyday.  Many of you guys tell me that I glow, and I know that these little game-changers have made a massive impact on my health and beauty.

Bone Broth is a miracle food. If you’re looking for a natural tonic for total-body health and beauty, bone broth is it. When I started including bone broth as a regular part of my diet, everything improved – my digestion, my immunity, energy levels, my skin, and my joints. I've even passed the ritual on to my mom who has had 7-level spinal fusion three years ago and she's never felt or looked better. 

I use this mineral-rich liquid gold as a base for soups, sauces, and veggies, and I love sipping it straight every morning – usually with a pinch of Jacobson's sea salt, fresh pepper and a pinch of turmeric or Lithe Spice. 

Alphaeon & Val Daily skin care systems have been total game changers for me. In just three weeks my fine lines disappeared. Alphaeon smoothes, plumps, and hydrates without a needle or a laser. It's the only product proven to enter the dermis without an injection. It's fragrance-free and not tested on animals. Sold exclusively at Dr. Bucky's

Cardio-Cheer-Sculpting has transformed my body. I’m stronger, lean, muscularly balanced, more flexible, and less stressed. Movement is my happy place and I love the intense slow sculpting and the empowering high-energy cardio workouts. There's nothing else like it. 

Mindfulness is so powerful. I make sure to take a time out every day, and I always feel a million times better because of it. I use the Buddhify app. It's so easy. Just grab your phone; you’ll be a better partner/mom/employee/boss or friend because of it. 

Eating Lithe goes far beyond weight loss.  Many issues like bloating, fatigue, stress and depression originate in the gut. Eating whole, healthy foods is a game-changer when it comes to boosting your health. Adding superfoods, smoothies, cold-pressed juice, probiotics, and fermented foods (like kimchi and kombucha) keeps me energized and healthy. 

Foam Rolling is a part of my everyday because stretching is never enough. I want to feel fluid, and rolling improves circulation, which preps my body for my workout and helps it recover afterward. Foam rolling also assists in breaking up trigger points (knots that limit range of motion), resuming normal blood flow and function to the muscle.  Releasing trigger points (knots) helps to reestablish proper movement patterns and pain free movement, and ultimately, enhances performance. By applying pressure to specific points on your body you are able to aid in the recovery of muscles and assist in returning them to normal function. Normal function means your muscles are elastic, healthy, and ready to perform at a moment’s notice.  

All Girl Getaways are immensely therapeutic. It's the ultimate re-charge. For me, getting away with girlfriends and hitting the reset button is hands down the best way of getting out of a rut. I return with a renewed sense of energy, purpose and independence. The empowering benefits of a girls getaway is what inspired me to create Lithe Escape. The effects and results are deep-rooted and long-lasting.  

Lauren via Antrim & Spruce Photography

RUN THE BEACH! {2015 REPOST} 13 Apr 2016

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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!

Image of Triangl Swimwear and Lithe Bar via Celia Ragonese / Antrim + Spruce Photography

LB ACTIVE: ATHLEISURE 3 Mar 2016

Lauren Boggi

We asked which pieces from Lauren's LB Active videos you loved and many of you mentioned this Strut This crop top and leggings. The custom print was designed by New York-based artist Christopher Lee Sauvé and Lauren loved this set so much that she got it in black and white. It feels fashion-forward and luxurious, but also supportive enough for everything from foldover work to herkies. And the crop top looks amazing outside the studio with a high waisted skirt and fitted jacket. Bandier always finds designers who strike a perfect balance between form and function.

Shop this Look
Strut This Bowie Crop Top and Flynn Long Legging

Image via Instagram @laurenboggi

LB ACTIVE: ATHLEISURE 23 Feb 2016

Lauren Boggi

We have always been big fans of studio-to-street activewear that stands up to the toughest CCS sequence, and then transition to brunch with the girls or on a date after class. The general public is finally getting on board, too. The word athleisure is even being added to the next edition of the Merriam-Webster dictionary.

If you've been following @laurenboggi's LB Active challenges over the past few months, you already know that her workout gear game has been on-point. Many have asked where they can find the looks she's been rocking, so we're making it easy for you. Tell us in the comments if there are certain looks you've been lusting after, and we'll do our best to help you get your Tight End looking stylish in and out of the studio.

Shop this look:

Michi Hype bra

Koral Lustrous leggings

Adidas Women shoes

Image via Instagram @laurenboggi

FIT.HIP.FRIDAY GIVEAWAY! 4 Dec 2015

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Happy Friday, everyone! Looking to spice up a date night or girls' night out? This week we're giving away 2 tickets to the Peek-A-Boo Revue's holiday "Slay Belles" show starring our very own Kalika Fail! The Peek-A-Boo Revue has been Philly's premier neo-burlesque troupe since 1998. The show is an adults-only pastiche of singing, dancing, and comedy that embodies all that is vaudeville entertainment with an injection of modernity. The troupe is comprised of professional dancers, bawdy emcees, and an eight-piece band called The Striptease Orchestra. Think of it as Broadway meets Vegas meets burlesque.

Kick traditional carols to the curb and celebrate the holidays rocking out with the Peek-A-Boo Revue! Tell us in the comments who you'll bring with you to win two tickets to the December 18th 8pm show at the Trocadero. One winner will be chosen at random on Monday, so you have three days to enter. One entry per person. Thank you and good luck!

WE WEAR: FALL AT AOKI 19 Nov 2015

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Thanksgiving is at our heels, so we headed to Aoki. Owned by the fabulous Alina Alter (she's a Lither!), Aoki is inspired by street style, world travels, and modern femininity. Alina is a true believer in fashion as a means of empowerment and we love that she encourages her customers to take risks, make statements, and question the status quo.

Lithe instructors Elizabeth Tomkins and Ashton Osby love Aoki Boutique and we thought they would be a perfect match for this We Wear edition. Aoki is offering a 20% in-store discount to all Lithers and FitHipHealthy readers. Check out their second look.

Elizabeth:
Sweater vest by Lucca, in-store
Vegan leather pants by Mono B, $40
Star cuff by Jessica DeCarlo, $88-$130
Gold wing necklace by Serefina,  $70
 
Ashton:
Vintage romper by Lucca, $90
Soft trench by Lucca, $130
Silver swirl earrings by Jessica DeCarlo, $50
Etched silver cocktail ring by Soixante Neuf, $70
 
These photos were snapped in collaboration with Aoki Boutique for our We Wear series — a style diary that maps Lithers's studio-to-street wardrobes throughout the seasons.
 
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Images via Antrim & Spruce Photography

WE WEAR: NOVEMBER AT AOKI 6 Nov 2015

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The leaves are falling and it’s officially starting to get chilly in Philly, so we headed over to Aoki, one of the coziest women's lifestyle and clothing boutiques in the city. Have you been? Owned by the fabulous Alina Alter (she's a lither!), Aoki is inspired by street style, world travels, and modern femininity. Alina is a true believer in fashion as a means of empowerment and we love that she encourages her customers to take risks, make statements, and question the status quo.

Lithe instructors Elizabeth Tomkins and Ashton Osby love Aoki Boutique and we thought they would be a perfect match for this We Wear edition. To kick off our November collaboration, Aoki is offering a 20% in-store discount to all Lithers and FitHipHealthy readers. Check out their first look.

Elizabeth:
Silk Wrap Dress by Yumi Kim, $210
Necklace by Jessica DeCarlo, $130
Cat Purse by Nila Anthony, $55
 
Ashton:
Floral Shift Dress by Lucca, $82
Faux Fur Coat by JOA, $145
Leaf Earrings by Gorjana, $34
 
These photos were snapped in collaboration with Aoki Boutique for our We Wear series — a style diary that maps Lithers's studio-to-street wardrobes throughout the seasons.
 
Aoki on Facebook
Aoki on IG
Aoki on Tumblr

Images via Antrim & Spruce Photography

WE WEAR: FALL OUTERWEAR 28 Oct 2015

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There's nothing like a fresh, sporty jacket that takes you from studio to street. Everyone loves Annette's Pure + Good jacket that she snagged from Anthropologie. Annette says that it was one of those unexpected finds that made her feel like a champion shopper. She says, "I love how billowy it is, while still being on trend with the cropped length. The pattern is so much fun, but for some reason, whenever I pull up the hood, I feel badass. It's just the right weight and warmth for this time of year. I always throw it on as I head out to teach the 6AMers."

Images via Antrim & Spruce Photography

LITHE WKND: MIAMI 25 Oct 2015


Miami

Update: Only 36 days left to book! 

 

Start off 2016 right by joining Lithe for a long weekend with Lauren Boggi that's designed to inspire confidence, reset eating habits, and transform your body (we're talking visible results). During Lithe WKND at The Standard Spa, Miami Beach, Lauren shares her whole life whole body approach to wellness with a multifaceted program complete with sweat, sunshine, and sustenance.

 

Lithe Method is Cardio-Cheer-Sculpting® (CCS). CCS is our proprietary blend of cardiovascular, cheer-based conditioning and resistance training created by former USC cheerleader and Lithe’s Creator Lauren Boggi. Named one of the nation’s “top core toning workouts” by Self and a “top party-ready workout for dance lovers” by Glamour, Lithe utilizes cheer-based conditioning to sculpt muscles, produce a high cardio burn, and reduce fat zones in 60 minutes.

 

Our WKND experience incorporates not only your cardio burn and strength training, but also your balanced mindset and lean, seasonal nutrition. In the morning our workout will be grounded with a focus on sculpting your muscular foundation. Our afternoon classes will be high energy and produce a cardio burn. Each WKND workout is 75 minutes and you’ll find the schedule below. 

 

We can’t wait to spend Lithe WKND with you in Miami! To reserve your spot, email escape@lithemethod.com.

 

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Lithe WKND Class Schedule:
Thurs., Jan 21

4–5:15PM Lithe Studio with Lauren
 
Fri., Jan 22


8–9:45AM Lithe Beach with Lauren


4–5:15PM Lithe Studio with Lauren
 
Sat., Jan 23


8:30–9:45AM Lithe H20 with Lauren (this is done bayside by the pool and in the pool) 


4–5:15PM Lithe Studio with Lauren
 
Sun., Jan 24
8:30–9:45AM Lithe Beach with Lauren 


12–1:15PM Lithe Studio with Lauren
 
WKND Details:
January 21–24, 2016 details to be booked before December 1, 2015
3 nights single room starting at $2,274 per person
3 nights shared room starting at $1,674 per person
*Room stay in standard medium type room (1 queen size bed)

*Room rates are subject to change as December 1 approaches
 
Includes:
Classes with Lauren, 10 percent off spa service treatments (reserve by contacting The Standard Spa), and complimentary welcome Hamam Experience Bar. Airfare, transportation to hotel, room tax, sales tax, and meals are not included. We recommend you pre-schedule spa services as appointments are based on availability. A 20 percent service charge is automatically added.

 

Lauren Boggi via Dom

WE WEAR: FALL CONTINUED 21 Oct 2015

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It's fall and we're excited to continue our collaboration with Lauren's favorite Philly boutique Third Street Habit. Our We Wear series is a style diary that maps Lithers's studio-to-street wardrobes throughout the seasons. Over the next few days, weeks, and months we'll feature our go-to looks. To kick off fall, Third Street Habit is offering a 15% discount to all Lithers and FitHipHealthy readers thru 10.21 (today is the last day!). Mention code hiphabit15 in-store or enter it at checkout.  

For my second look, I chose a flannel, plaid dress that I fell for at first sight. You know when you find a piece that seems like it was made for you? I feel comfortable, confident, sexy whenever I wear this Current/Elliott flannel dress. One style rule that I always stick to? Wear what you love. Plaid is one of those classics that I love to wear. It comes from Scottish culture and dates back to around the 1700s. I love a great basic and plaid definitely ranks up there in my ultimate basic style staples. 

Current/Elliott Twist Shirt Dress: I can't get enough of this new twist on the classic shirt dress. It's casual and cool (and sorta 90's grunge) and I love the sexy, fit and slouchy boyfriend-style sleeves that tie around the waist. I bought this one and have worn it with heels and ankle boots and as a tunic with leggings.

BB Dakota Harper Leather Jacket: I would never have picked this jacket for myself, so I'm glad Liz had me try it on. It's simple, versatile, flattering, and so chic. It adds polish to the plaid dress, shows off my waist, and doesn't overwhelm my petite frame. 

Chan Luu Thread-Through Drop Earrings: These are unique, easy to wear, light, and pretty.  Thread through earrings are this season's must-have accessory, so I was excited to see how the swingy length looked on me. This design has a delicate sterling silver chain that anchors a 20 gauge curved post on one end and a luminous blue-ish gem on the other. 

Fortress of Inca Adriana Coco Bootie: Handmade and sustainable with a 3" heel.  I tend to purchase every pair of Inca shoes that I slip on. I love how they dip down in the front which totally elongates the leg.  Classic, comfortable, and totally walkable!  Perfect for fall.

These photos were snapped in collaboration with Third Street Habit for our We Wear series — a style diary that maps Lithers's studio-to-street wardrobes throughout the seasons. 

Images via Antrim & Spruce Photography

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