I created our Calorie Trashers for High Waisted, but you can increase your flexibility by wearing them in many of our sculpting workouts (listed above). We DON'T recommend them for our cardio workouts, as you can become severely dehydrated, and possibly cause muscle breakdown.
Please be smart, drink up, and wear them right. FYI: For safety and liability reasons, Lithe Instructors reserve the right to ask a Lither to remove her Trashers in any high cardio workout.
Image of Lithe Instructor Bianca Pallotto wearing Trashers via Dom
Lithe's new Studio + Street collection is almost complete! Today's giveaway is a piece of your choice from our current collection! For a chance to win, please tell us your favorite piece, and what you want to see us create next!
One winner will be chosen at random on Monday, so you have three days to enter. Rules: One entry per person. Thank you, and good luck!Image of Lithe Instructor Liz Galbally wearing Lithe's Spur Skirt and Air Mesh Top via Dom
Check out The Cult of Lithe Queen of Hearts feature by Richard Rys in Philadelphia Magazine's May issue. Kudos to Richard for having the guts to enter our culture (and experience the workout!). Thank you to our Lithe Instructors Jaime Powers, Kim Sauer, Meg Grauzlis and Tirsa Rivas for enduring an arduous 14 hour shoot and body painting session. And, thank you to all the Lithers of Philadelphia for shaping Lithe's history, and loving this workout and lifestyle; I'm so honored!
Up until Monday, I've been feeling pretty down on Philly. The never ending cold snaps, the rain, the countless people sauntering across intersections when I'm on my scooter with a green light, the mean mugs, attytood and litter have just been infuriating me to no end. And for the first time since I moved here 5 years ago, have made me feel like it's time to consider going home to Texas--where despite its intolerant reputation--the people smile at you, say please and thank you, hold doors open for you, apologize when they bump into you and where the sun manages to shine for an entire day...several days in a row.
Then Monday's tragedy made me reconsider my woe is me ways--as tragedies tend to do. It's made me take another look at this city--the one I've been hating on--and try to remember why I was so excited to pack up and move to it half a decade ago. Because Philly has been good to me. I've made amazing friends. Found a workout that has changed my body and my outlook on fitness, a meaningful career I love and a soon to be husband to boot! What on Earth am I complaining about?
So, I made a list of all the things I want to do and see and eat (mostly eat) in this town to get myself out and about and back in love with Philly. And the process has made me feel a little better somehow. About everything that's happening. So instead of my usual ramblings--about myself--I'm sharing my list in hopes that it will inspire those of you who may also be feeling a little blue as we emerge from a long winter into a nascent spring time that's been marred by the events in Boston on Monday.
Sometimes I find it really relaxing to walk around a cute boutique all by myself. No friends to chat with and distract me. No impatient significant other to worry about. Just walking around, picking things up, considering gifts, maybe trying something on myself is always very meditative for me. So I'd love to take a peek into places I haven't been to yet like:
Aoki Boutique - a self proclaimed spot to find fun, funky, eclectic clothes and home goods on S. 22nd
Omoi Zakka Shop - a place to find thoughtful and useful things around the corner from the RH studio on Pine Street
Asia Crafts - a hidden gem in Chinatown that I hear has fun Hello Kitty gifts for the little ones (and big ones too)
Now, I know Philly has some serious eateries for some serious foodies, so please don't be outraged by my more unassuming picks, because while I hope to check out all those places, these are the spots that are tickling my fancy right now.
Cheu Noodle Bar - I'm obsessed with packaged Maruchan ramen noodles. I never stopped eating them post-college. And with philly-centric additions like scrapple and probably still way less sodium than the silver flavor packet that I know and love, I can't wait to eat here.
Hot Diggity Dog - Nothing says spring and summer to me like a hot dog. I'm obsessed with them. With the right toppings, I consider them the perfect food.
Fountain Porter - Cuz frankly (not a hot dog pun), I need a drink. And a burger on the side.
Out and About
The Franklin Institute is a stone's throw from my front door, yet I completely missed the Titanic exhibit which I was curious about. This goes for almost everything else that comes through this town. So this season, I'd like to check out:
Beyond Swastika & Jim Crow - The National Museum of American Jewish History has an exhibiton about Jewish scholars dismissed from their positions during WWII who found refuge and new roles at black colleges & univerisities in the U.S. An aspect of that era I never knew, and would love to learn more about.
Hidden City Festival - This festival that takes place at the end of May, if it gets the support it needs, hopes to host artists, installations, performances and talks in unusual and unknown sites of historical context in Philly. Perfect for rediscovering the city.
What are some places you've never been to in this city that you've always wanted to check out? I'd love to add to my list! Anything from a BYOB you've heard buzz about, a boutique that's opened near your place you haven't stopped in yet, or an outdoor festival that could make you happy. Because we could all use a little more of that kind of stuff in the coming weeks.
See you in class!
A great sports bra should prevent excess movement, soreness, and discomfort during the most intense CCS. When it comes to protecting your chest in the studio, Low/medium/high impact, seamless, sweat wicking fabric, adjustability, back hooks, eye closures and strap type are all sports bra characteristics that may not be top of mind when making a purchase. No matter what your breast size, you should always think about the impact level of Cardio-Cheer-Sculpting, as well as your cup size.
There’s a major difference in a ‘high impact-D-cup’ bra vs. ‘low impact-D-cup’ bra. Studies show that a woman’s breast size does not affect how much the breasts move and bounce during activity. For example, if you are an A-cup, steer clear of thoughts like, “Well I don’t really need any support, so I’ll wear whatever to class.” Instead, the next time you walk into Dutch or Pom, find a bra that is appropriately made for an A-cup + medium-high level impact. Just like we say in Rock Steady, “We Love It!”… Well, we want our boobs to be saying that too!
Here are a few of our favorites, categorized by cup size and activity impact levels. Take care of your girls and find some perfect fits for every type of Lithe workout:
1. Lithe Method, "Performance Bra" (S-L) Details: Chic, sexy, supportive, comfortable with double layering, halter strap and open back. No metal or chafing. Moonlights as a regular bra. Shown on Lithe Instructor, Danielle Ingerman
2. C9 by Champion for Target, "Reversible Racerback Bra" (XS-XL) Details: Smooth, supportive, comfortable and seamless. Shown on Lithe Instructor Bianca Pallotto
3. Lululemon, "Tata Tamer II" (C-DD Cup) Details: Fully adjustable, good support, no chafing and wide straps . Shown on Lithe Instructor Cat Kiernan
4. Lithe Method, “Ultra Support Performance Bra” (S-L) Details: Full coverage, ultra supportive, comfortable with double layering and thick cross-back straps, no metal or chafing. Moonlights as a regular bra. Shown on Lither Jackie Kunkel
5. Shock Absorber, "Max Sports
Bra" (B/C-HH Cup) Details: Shaped and padded with ultimate support and
comfort (Lauren's bra of choice to Lithe in during pregnancy).
6. Isis, “Sport Seamless” (C-D Cup) Details: Serious support, micro adjustability
7. Lululemon, “Flow Y” (A-B Cup) Details: Low impact, mesh insert wicks sweat, flat seams, versatility + comfort. On Lithe Instructor Kim SauerImages via: lululemon.com, shockabsorber.com, target.com, isisforwomen.com, lithemethod.com and Dom Episcopo. Post content via FHH Contributor Christina Dollings.
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