Coming to Jake's? Grab your girls and get ready for the time of your life. If there's one thing we feel that we've truly nailed, it's the art of packing for Lithe Escape. We can squeeze in just under a week's worth of outfits into a carry-on (recycling is key) and have our Escape beauty routine down to a minimum. We're pretty confident when we say we've got this one. Here's what you'll need.
Escape canvas bag by Forestbound
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
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!
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.
Image via Instagram @laurenboggi
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.
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Image via Instagram @laurenboggi
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!
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.
Images via Antrim & Spruce Photography
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.
Images via Antrim & Spruce Photography
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
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