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We've been escaping and achieving mind-blowing results since 2009. Imagine one week to focus on yourself. A better body, confidence, lessons learned, fabulous food and fitness, inches and pounds lost (without going hungry), and unparalleled results. Follow us in Nicaragua and see where we're going next @lithe_escape!  

WE WEAR: ALO YOGA 24 Sep 2015

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Lithe Creator Lauren Boggi loves Alo Yoga's Rebel unitard. It's stunning, supportive, sleek, and made of mesh and vegan leather. Check her out soaking up the last of the summer sun in front of Stephen Powers's latest work for the Ralph Brooks Revitalization Project.  

Images via Antrim & Spruce Photography

8 WAYS TO FALL {REPOST} 15 Sep 2015



Fall is my favorite season and we as humans are just like the seasons. I look at fall as a time for personal harvest. September and October are similar to the new year. It’s also just like heading back to school. Like the ebb and flow of nature's seasonal changes, fall is a time to reflect on our lives and examine where we are with personal accomplishments (bucket list, anyone?). 

Come September, I often ask myself what I need, what’s missing, or what needs to change. With all this change and incentive to push the restart button, it’s a great time to get back on the horse with your Lithe/fitness routine, and create healthy seasonal habits for the holiday season and upcoming winter months. 

Here are eight ways to make the most of the season. And who knows? This year, you might be your Lithest before the holidays roll around.

1.  Earlier to bed, later to rise
There never seem to be enough hours in the day, but if you add 30 minutes to your usual wakeup time and crash 30 minutes earlier each evening, the extra hour of rest goes a long way in helping you adjust to shorter, darker days and the drastic decrease in temps here in the Northeast.

2. Nutrients in, garbage out
Break a sweat every day, cut out processed food, drink those Greenies, bust out the neti pot, use essential oils, brush your skin, and drink more water.

3. Fall back a bit (but not a ton)
We take care of matching Lithe schedules to the seasons, but it’s your job to slightly reduce the intensity and frequency of your schedule. If you’ve been Lithing two times a day AND running or if you’ve been in the studio seven days a week, give your muscles an extra day of rest this season.

4. Breathe, sweat, shake, and wrap it up.
The Lithe breath is the foundation of your practice. It not only works the core, but releases excess toxins. Looking for other ways to release toxins? Wrap yourself up and sweat it out by wearing our calorie trashers during sculpting classes.

5. Enjoy (and winterize) your diet
Eat foods that are local and in season. Enjoy your local farmers' market, cook more, and grab Lithe Foods. Go apple, pear or pumpkin-picking with friends and family. Put these fruits and veggies on your grocery list: arugula, artichoke, broccoli, endive, beets, cabbage, carrots, celery, chard, chicory, cranberries, eggplant, fennel, garlic, kale, leeks, okra, pears, peppers, grapes, pomegranates, pumpkins, radishes, spinach, sweet potatoes, turnips, squash, zucchini.

6. Build your practice
Fall is the ideal time to build (or re-build) the foundation of your Lithe practice. Did you fall off the wagon this summer? Are you feeling less than motivated? Try your own nine-day challenge to focus on healthy eating, get back into the Lithe habit, and see serious results. Can't manage a challenge? Sign up for three classes a week, three weeks in advance, and try not to cancel under any circumstances. 

8. Give thanks
We have to keep in mind that very little is accomplished by ourselves. Be grateful for all of the people who support, guide, and challenge us. Remember that the grass isn’t always greener and that there are people in the world that would give anything to be in your shoes right now. 

Image of Lithe Instructor Annette Kaplafka via Dom




Both Lithe retreats are life-changing and built on the same principals, but Lithe WKND and Lithe Escape are quite different. Check out the details above to find out which one is the right fit for you. We know that it's tough to put a number on a great time and amazing results, but pricing varies and is dependent on the country, location, and resort. 



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, book online or email bookmyretreat@standardhotels.com.


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Lithe WKND Class Schedule:
Thursday, Jan 21

4–5:15PM Lithe Studio with Lauren
Friday Jan 22

8–9:45AM Lithe Beach with Lauren

4–5:15PM Lithe Studio with Lauren
Saturday 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
Sunday 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
Classes with Lauren, 10 percent off spa service treatments (reserve by contacting The Standard Spa), and complimentary welcome Hamam Experience Bar. Air fare, 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

2015-2016 VARSITY TEAM 9 Sep 2015

Big ups to the 47 Lithers who made the 2015-2016 Varsity team! What's our Varsity program? It's for those who give it their all ... all year long. We track your logged Lithe hours each year from September 1 through August 31, and those who log a minimum of 250 classes make the team. Varsity Lithers are listed on the blog, receive a limited edition Varsity tank top, and receive exclusive discounts, specials, and monthly perks throughout the year. 
250-274 Classes
Ingrid Babiner
Sam Barth
Dana Binder
Kaitlin Bitting
Erin Brand
Amy Cha
Courtney Christopher
Annemarie Clegg
Carrie Cunningham
Katie Dunphy
Claire Elliot
Katherine Gribble
Sukey Hendrix
Anna Johnsrud
Molly Kiriacoulacos
Robyn Larosa
Lauren Leahy
Myriah Lipke
Adrienne Lucas
Michelle Lunger
Megan Mooney
Rebecca Newman
Maria Persons
Cherri Pfeiffer
Lucy Poe
Kelly Sciblo
Janey Snyder
Brooke Tannery
275-299 Classes
Dana Bonanno
Laurie Cannon
Shelly Coppola
Marie Degnan
Samantha Giuliano
Nari Kim
Ceren Ozek
Julie Satinsky
300-324 Classes
Casandra Dominguez
Jan Felman
Deb Fishman
Lauren Fox
Jaclyn Kunkel
Lindsay Mack
Jennifer Seltzer
Suzanne Sweeney
Emily Wang
325+ Classes
Betsy Collins
Eileen Gianos
Image via Free People





Happy Friday!  This week we're giving away a three-month Rocksbox membership. Not familiar with Rocksbox? It's the premiere destination for borrowing jewelry before you buy it. For a monthly fee, Rocksbox members receive a curated box of designer jewelry with the option to borrow, buy, or swap at any time.  It features 30+ amazing designers including Kendra Scott, House of Harlow, Gorjana, and Loren Hope, and every box includes a return label and bag reseals so when you want to send it back you have everything you need!

As far as jewelry, I spent most of my adult life only wearing the basics... diamond studs & my wedding rings. That's it. (boring!!) - See more at: http://www.workingmommagic.com/2015/05/why-i-love-rocksbox.html#sthash.Zc6rqMrK.dpufWe love that it's so easy. Every box has a return label and the bag reseals, so when you want to send it back you have everything you need.
Every box has a return label and the bag reseals, so when you want to send it back you have everything you need. Just pop it in your mailbox and the mailman takes it. - See more at: http://www.workingmommagic.com/2015/05/why-i-love-rocksbox.html#sthash.Zc6rqMrK.dpuf

For a chance to win, please leave a comment below telling us your favorite gemstone. 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!

Image via Rocksbox


Nike Mizuno New Balance Adidas

Sneakers are the perfect accessory for an active summer. They support us to and from the studio, when we're on the run, and look great with Michi leggings, Splendid tank dresses, and Mother denim. Nike, Adidas, Converse, New Balance, Mizuno — you name it, we've been wearing it. 

Everyone has their favorite brand depending on personal fit and style. Lauren Boggi loves New Balance's 711 Mesh Trainer because it's cush and great for running (and Lithing) with its flexible forefoot. Master Lithe instructor and avid runner Tiffany Nork prefers the Mizuno running shoe because it feels like clouds.

Lithe instructor Rachael Bridgens is obsessed with Nike's colorful and lightweight sneaks. She's worn Nike forever and loves how colorful and lightweight they are. She ran Broad Street for the first time in May and after a lot of knee and foot pain accepted that she needed to get a pair of sneakers with supportive soles. She now owns (and loves) New Balance, but it took her awhile to get used to the chunky sole. She blames it on barefoot training at Lithe since she likes to feel her feet touch the ground. For shorter runs or cross-training, she's in lightweight Nikes all day, every day. 

Rachael also loves the Nike Dunk Sky Hi because it's a blend of casual and cool and the ultimate studio-to-street accessory. She says, "When I wear it I feel like such a bad-ass, but a laid-back, approachable bad-ass. I can also actually run in it and this pair is perfect for catching the train or making a flight. I like bright, funky things and feel like I am constantly walking the line between Katy Perry and a 3-year-old. Hi-tops give me a legitimate excuse to go crazy with prints and colors. They make me feel like an off-duty Victoria's Secret supermodel. Add aviators and a faux leather ball cap and I'm channeling Alessandra Ambrosio casually dropping by La Colombe."

Images via via @rachelle_pinksole, @nbwoman, adidaswomen & Lithe instructor Rachael Bridgens wearing Nike via Antrim & Spruce Photography


Lauren Harel Baby 

TGIF! Today's giveaway is from Philadelphia photographer (and Lither) Lauren Harel

Do you have genuine in-the-moment pictures of your family that you adore? When you look at the photographs hanging in your home, do you feel your child's personality shining through? Lauren Harel has a talent for capturing the smiles and interactions that reveal our true selves. You don't even have to say cheese. 

Today we're giving away a 1-1.5 hour photography session (a $250 value) at the location of your choice. The majority of time will be spent on capturing your family interacting naturally together, though she can throw in a few posed pictures, too. Don't have kiddos? She'll happily shoot engagement photos or head shots for this giveaway.

For a chance to win, please leave a comment below telling us why you want to win. 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!

Image via Lauren Harel Photography


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I LOVE shorts, but rarely wear them while Lithing. I never teach in them because I figure no one would appreciate me demonstrating fold-overs in micro shorts! I do however wear them when I take class (as long as I can snag a spot in the back). I especially like shorts for Rock Steady. Wearing them makes me feel like I'm back at cheer camp (oh, the days when I owned a thousand pairs of Soffe shorts in every color with hair bows to match). I also love rocking my shorts for Walk Star with bright Nike sneakers. One of my favorite Walk Star pastimes is guessing what type of sneakers clients will wear, and then being shocked by how right (or wrong!) I am regarding the styles and colors. 
Images of Rachael wearing Fabletics & Nike via Antrim & Spruce Photography

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