Speaking of Lithe Built body parts. Do you Lithe regularly? If you do, you absolutely have incredibly strong, toned legs! And, some of you have the length that I could only dream of (See Meg, above). If you weren't born with legs for days (myself included), here are a few surprising little fitness and fashion tips that will make your legs next level:
I'm all about comfort, but wearing a heel really elongates your legs. Even just a little lift gives your legs a longer, leaner look. I’m a big fan of kitten and wedge heels. Both are comfortable and make my legs look longer the moment I step into them. Feet hurt? Slip on a pair of Taryn Rose heels. I have bunions and wide feet and my feet feel like a dream in them.
Calf pumps (AKA Cheer Preps) are our signature cardio move that you simply cannot do enough of! Calf Pumps balance the legs muscularly and work every part of the leg, especially around the knee, calves, glutes, and hamstrings.
Nude shoes are timeless and versatile. Not only do they transition seamlessly from day to night, but also from season to season. Wear them with shorts, jeans, pants, skirts, and dresses. I always travel with a pair. Shoes that are the same color as your skintone create the illusion of longer legs because there is no visual break. In order to achieve this super streamlined effect, the pump should blend perfectly with your skintone. Think about nude pumps the same way you would about foundation – find one that works for you and matches your skintone.
Jeans that sit at your natural waist (right at the belly button) automatically give the illusion of longer looking legs. If you're petite and curvy stay away from the super high waisted trend, which tends to make you look wider and squat.
Black is the magic word. I often live in head-to-toe black because it makes my legs look longer.
Endvy & Skinny Jeans/Sculpt workouts really elongate the legs and build your foundation.
Glow: If your legs are bronze they immediately look longer. I get spray tanned once a month but you can also DIY at home. My favorite product for glowing legs is Tarte's Brazilliance. Apply it with the mitt provided before you head out and you’ll get a sleek, Summery glow that makes your legs look beautiful!
Spanks work wonders to smooth out saddlebags and lengthen your legs.
Image of Lithe Instructor Meg Grauzlis wearing Free People via Dom
You're gonna be crazy in love! Join Lauren and all the single ladies for a bootylicious Freestyle at Lithe Main Line this Friday at 6AM!
Image of Beyonce via Google & Lauren via Dom
Attending Lithe Tour Philly? This is the Limited Ed. Duke & Winston Lithe tank that you'll recieve!
Mark your calendars! We're back in Philly and we're giving back to our city. On Saturday, November 8th from 11AM to 2PM, we're celebrating 10 years of Lithe with an awesome event open to all Philadelphians. All classes will be donation-based, and all proceeds will go to charity.
With a minimum donation of $20 (donate in-studio on November 8th), you'll experience an all new Lithe workout, drink Bend & Snap Skinny Heathen cocktails made with Art In The Age Snap spirit and Lithe Foods cold-pressed juice, listen to a live DJ, get a special edition Lithe tank from Duke & Winston, and receive a discount code for your next purchase.
Reserve your spot: Head on over to Lithe's Mindbody: Click on Services and then click on Lithe Tour. There will be no charge. It's just like buying a complimentary first class. Then, book your spot on the November 8th Rittenhouse schedule. As timeslots fill up, we'll add additional classes.
New to Lithe? Create your own account and reserve your spot.
Don't want to work out? No problem. You can still celebrate with us!
If you no-show or late cancel: Your $10 late cancellation fee will be donated
It's core day at Lithe! If you're Hi-Topping at home, check out this playlist!
Some Lithe Escape essentials brought to you by many of the things that I'm currently lusting over: 1. Ancient Greek Ikaria Wing jelly sandles 2. Shock Absorber Active Zipped Plunge sports bra for high cardio classes in the pavilion, bike rides, and jungle Hot-stepper 3. New Balance 711 sneakers for jungle treks and climbing the ruins 4. Lisa Marie Fernandez Jasmine supportive neoprene bikini for beach workouts. 5. Lucas Hugh League sports bra for sculpting workouts and walks to town 6. Yoga mat 7. Coola mineral sunscreen 8. Fabletics Everyday tote 9. J.Crew tie-dye suit for sun and fun.
Images of Amansala Chica & Tulum, Mexico via brand websites
1. Ban.do canvas totes are bright and durable. 2. New Balance 711 Mesh Trainer is so comfortable and great for Lithe with its super flexible forefoot. 3. RMS beauty oil keeps my skin glowy and protected as the weather turns cooler. 4. Lithe's kale & cashew wholefoods Lithe Bar is perfect post-workout (coming soon from Napa, CA). The Beacon by Beacon & Lively is awesome - Pink means that my sitter is texting. Love being smart without being a smart-phone zombie.
Images via Jordan and brand wesbites
*Today is the last day to reserve your spot on our Fall Weekend Lithe Escape! Payment is due in full on Wednesday, 10.8.14.
Ready to get ultra-Lithe in paradise? From October 30-November 3, 2014, we're heading to the original eco-chic resort, Amansala on Mexico's Carribean coast. For four nights and five days we'll take over Amansala Chica, the all new 20-room, all suite outpost (complete with a beachfront juice bar and rooftop spa) that's organic, sustainable, hip – and right on the ocean's edge.
What is Lithe Escape? Getting back to basics. Eating fresh and simply, falling asleep to the sound of the sea, rustic, bohemian luxury, salt, sun, sand, sweat, spa, Lithe magic, new friends, and exploring.
Imagine one week to focus on yourself ... A better body, confidence, lessons learned, fabulous food and fitness, inches and pounds lost (without going hungry), unparalleled results, and an entire support system of like-minded women. Get excited for girl time and downtime, a healthier body and mind, unbelievably delicious food and a week that's all about YOU.
Want to learn more? Download Lithe Escape Amansala
Ready to book your spot? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our awesome Lithe Escape concierge, Meghan Lechette is ready to assist you beginning on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 10AM with flight information and roommate details.
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