505 posts categorized " Hip "

WE WEAR 23 Apr 2015

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You guys, it's white tee season! It's like spring hits and everyone is flaunting one. My favorite slouchy, slightly see-through, off-the-shoulder white tee is one of my spring staples. I wear it to the studio with the sleeves rolled up or out to dinner with my favorite jeans. We love a white tee paired with denim, but I say mix it up with a denim skirt or wide-leg pants. The possibilities are endless and that's what makes it oh so lovable. 

Lauren's wearing: Frame T-shirt (available at Third Street Habit), Michi bra, Gap jeans, Alexander Wang bag (available at Barneys New York), Masion Margiela shoes.

Images via Celia Ragonese / Antrim + Spruce Photography 

SHE'S LITHE: MOLLY KIRIACOULACOS 21 Apr 2015

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We may recognize a fellow Lither's trendy embellished flats near the door, how low she can go in wide second, and whether she uses 3, 5, or 8 pound weights for candlestick pulses, but do we know about her life outside the studio? In our new series She's Lithe, we'll get to know a bit more about her!

What's your secret to consistently incorporating Lithe into your schedule? Planning around one class every single day and not being picky about the class has been my secret to staying consistent. That way even if I have to cancel two or three, I still get to Lithe the majority of the week. Also I really trust the process. I noticed the best results when I stopped avoiding or chasing certain classes and just focused on making it to a class. I promise you the more you go, the easier it gets to go more.

When you've had a long day, what do you like to do to de-stress? If it’s been a really long day all I can think about is how soon I can get into my bed with a good book. No music, no phone, no TV. I’ve thought about learning to meditate but this quiet time gets my mind off of everything else.
 
What is the most rewarding aspect of Lithe to you? Being able to measure my progress through the core moves that you see in multiple classes. Getting in one more push-up on my toes or realizing you’re finally able to finish a lunge set without stopping is so rewarding. Then just when you think you’ve mastered it, you take a class where you add bands or ankle weights to the move and it’s a whole new challenge. I still look forward to the day I’m able to get through the barre chair squat series without taking a break!
 
If you were a Lithe class, which would you be and why? Rah! My friends would say I’m the person they call when they need cheering up. Between yelling out “I’m hot,” “Stop, bitch” and kicking fly-girl style, it’s impossible to take that class without smiling and feeling better when you leave then when you walked in.

What's your signature drink? A good sparkling rose. I love the bubbles and the flavor. I almost always start with a glass when we go out for dinner.
 
What TV series are you embarrassed to say you've binge watched on Netflix? Not on Netflix but I do have an embarrassing amount of America’s Next Top Model on my DVR. Tyra is crazy dramatic, but I love fashion photography, so can I say I just watch it for the pictures? Really, I’ve learned a lot about lighting, composition and of course “smizing”.

THE MAXI KNOT! 16 Apr 2015

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Is your maxi dress too long? Knot it up! I've knotted the bottom of mine (in lieu of hemming) for years. You'll also reap the fitness benefits. Twist the bottom of your cotton/jersey maxi dress at the ankle/calf for extra resistance to your core. It's an easy way to kick it up a notch while you're on vacation or just walking around town. 

Image of Lauren night-walking and breaking in flip-flops at Delray Beach wearing Splendid L.A.

WHAT'S IN LAUREN'S BAG 15 Apr 2015

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As busy women, we all have the most random and sometimes unexpected mix in our bags – from beauty essentials such as lip balm to any little thing that keeps our kids entertained. Today I share my must-haves.

Alexander Wang Rocco in soft peroxide with pale gold

• iPhone

The Honest Company baby wipes

RMS Beauty Oil

• Dental floss!

• A few Instagram prints of Jordan and Mars from Artifact Uprising

Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo

Butter Elixir and Laura Mercier Bare Beige lip glace (helps me fake it if I’m not wearing makeup!)

Coola organic sunblock – I love the weightless feel and matte finish. 

• Organic and raw Lithe Foods Lithe Bar and Matcha Latte (quick healthy snacks prevent me from getting too hungry and running out of energy when I’m on-the-go)

• A ball for Mars – just in case!

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Images via Celia Ragonese / Antrim + Spruce Photography

LITHE T-30 CHALLENGE! 13 Apr 2015

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Are you ready to up the ante?  #TMINUS30 is the third and final challenge in our #EarnedInWinter series.  We'll be taking our fitness up a notch by taking 25 classes in 30 days, integrating our Lithe Foods component into our practice and banding together so that we're feeling healthy, confident and fit when the summer season hits in about 6 weeks. 

  • The Fitness: Lithers must complete 25 classes in 30 days. 
  • The Food: Eat Lithe!  Continue to eat clean Monday-Friday. 
  • Hashtag Calendar:  Inspire each other! Share 3 posts on social media (FB, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram) w/ hashtags:
    Monday 4/20 #TMINUS30 #LitheResults (Before Pic)
    Thursday 5/7 #TMINUS30 #EatingLithe (Recipe) 
    Tuesday 5/19: #TMINUS30 #LitheResults (After Pic)
  • Everyone Wins: Everyone who completes the challenge and shares a recipe will receive a T-30 Tank!
  • The Ultra Lithe Grandprize:  At the end of the #EarnedInWinter challenge series, two Lithers will win a Lithe Instructor-Style-Photo-Shoot (date TBA). Post your progress, cheer on fellow Lithers, and share your testimonials using the official challenge hashtags. Every hashtag use counts as one entry into our Ultra Lithe Grand Prize Drawing!

Image of Lauren Boggi via Stuart Goldenberg

THE BUTTERFLY TANK 8 Apr 2015

OatmealWe know you love to show your Lithe pride and we have a few great pieces on deck for you! This super-soft Duke & Winston oatmeal tank with an ink splattered butterfly will be available in studios soon.    

RUN THE BEACH! 1 Apr 2015

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Happy April! I don't know about you guys, but I'm feeling summer + sunshine + Lithe Escape. I'm 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). So this year I’m giving myself a personal spring break in the form of a staycation in Philly.

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

EARNED IN WINTER TANKS! 27 Mar 2015

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Guys, the tanks are in! Pick up your #EarnedInWinter Duke & Winston tanks this weekend and wear with pride.  Congrats and keep up the hard work! 

Image of Lauren via Celia Ragonese / Antrim + Spruce Photography

FIT.HIP.FRIDAY GIVEAWAY! 27 Mar 2015

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Happy Friday, Lithers! This week's giveaway is from my new favorite place to pick up a gift for Mars, Momo's Tree HouseMomo’s Tree House is Old City’s new toy boutique. It carries high-quality toys for curious kids of all ages and has a craft table, spacious play area, and a great personal shopping service. Plus, it has an awesome storytime every Wednesday at 3:30PM!

We're giving away a $25 gift certificate to FOUR lucky winners! For a chance to win, please leave a comment below telling us what your favorite toy is! One winner will be chosen at random at noon on Monday, so you have four days to enter. One entry per person. Thank you and good luck!

Momo's Tree House
205 Arch Street
Tues.-Fri., 11AM-6PM, Sat., 10:30AM-6:30PM, Sun., noon-5PM

DAILY DETOX SUPERFOOD SMOOTHIE {DAY 1} 17 Mar 2015

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Are you detoxing with us? Have you tried your Lithe Foods Day 1 Rose + Goji Superfood Smoothie? I make this smoothie regularly and I'm so happy that we were able to include it in our detox plan. Rose and goji berries create a powerful balancing elixir for the heart that has the potential to open you to the vibe of happiness and love. Enjoy and read up on the benefits.

Rose is considered a heart tonic in the ancient system of Ayurveda. It soothes the heart and emotions and bestows balance. Rose also has a beautifying effect, soothing inflammation of the skin and increasing its glow. When buying rose water for culinary use, make sure that it's high quality and preferably organic. Most roses are heavily sprayed with pesticides. 

Goji berries belong to a class of Chinese herbs that are known as “superior tonics.” This means that they can be taken regularly over long periods of time to preserve health and youthfulness. Goji is known as the “happy berry” and reportedly gives a sense of well-being and calm. Goji’s list of benefits are astounding. Heart health and beautiful, radiant skin are among them. Goji berries are also nutritional power houses that have more iron than spinach, more vitamin C than oranges, and more beta carotene than carrots. They contain a host of trace minerals, B vitamins, and antioxidants. And they are a complete protein (yes!). 

Image via Lauren

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