59 posts categorized " Lithe Immersion "

GET LITHE! 30 May 2013

  Jaime

Jump in and get Lithe!  Our June, 3 week Immersion course begins next week, and it's the final Immersion course we will hold until September. 

Rittenhouse
Mondays & Wednesdays 8:15pm-9:15pm, beginning June 3rd

Old City
Tuesday & Thursday 5:15pm, beginning June 4th

Main Line
Tuesday & Thursday 8pm-9pm, beginning June 4th

If our three week Immersion course doesn't work for you, you can opt to take Lithe 101 classes. Call 215-545-5144 (Rittenhouse) or 215-625-4919 (Old City) or 484-416-3323 (Main Line)

Image of Lithe Instructor Jaime Powers wearing Lithe via Dom

GET LITHE! 26 Apr 2013

Kim

We are just about 30 days away from Memorial Day! Sweatin’ about not sweatin’? Don’t! Even if you haven’t started a workout routine, there is still time to achieve seriously noticeable results before you bust out that swimsuit. If you’re new to Lithe and are ready to get Lithe, our 3-week May Immersion will do the trick!

Rittenhouse
Mondays & Wednesdays 8:15pm-9:15pm, beginning May 6th

Old City
Tuesday & Thursday 5:15pm, beginning May 7th

Main Line
Tuesday & Thursday 8pm-9pm, beginning May 7th

If our three week Immersion course doesn't work for you, you can opt to take  Lithe 101 classes. Call 215-545-5144 (Rittenhouse) or 215-625-4919 (Old City) or 484-416-3323 (Main Line)

Image of Lithe Instructor Kim Sauer wearing Lithe's Slimming Pants via Dom

LITHE GIVEAWAY FRIDAY! 12 Apr 2013

Nic

Happy Friday!  Today we are giving away a five class card ($100 value)!  For a chance to win, please visit our Facebook page, "Like us," and then leave a comment at the giveaway post.  A winner will be chosen at random tomorrow and announced on Monday!  Good luck!

Image of Lithe Instructor Nicole Sewall via Dom

GET LITHE! 26 Feb 2013

Cat Kiernan

Ready to learn how to Lithe this March?  We have a brand new, early evening, 5:15PM Immersion beginning at Old City, and a few spots open in our Rittenhouse and Main Line Immersion courses!

Rittenhouse
Mondays & Wednesdays 8:15pm-9:15pm, beginning March 4th

Old City
Tuesday & Thursday 5:15pm, beginning March 5th

Main Line
Tuesday & Thursday 8pm-9pm, beginning March 5th

If our three week Immersion course doesn't work for you, you can opt to take  Lithe 101 classes. Call 215-545-5144 (Rittenhouse) or 215-625-4919 (Old City) or 484-416-3323 (Main Line)
 
Image of Lithe Instructor, Catherine Kiernan via Lauren

SAYEH'S LIVING LITHE 101! 30 Jan 2013

living lithe

One of the best things about Lithe Method is that classes are always changing. Even a staple like Skinny Jeans is different depending on the instructor you take. The moment you think you’ve conquered as many classes as humanly possible, Lauren adds more. Enter Lithe Passport. I take every class Lithe offers and give you a little preview of what you can expect if you sign up. New reviews to look forward to? High Waisted, Rock Steady, Peeled, and Freestyle. But not today. Today I go easy. Today I review 101. It was my first class back after my epic fall off the wagon, and one that has changed since the last time I took it.

Lithe 101

What you need: Gloves
Props: 3lb weights, Every band (Thinny, Pom, Higher Power)
Clothing Considerations: Whatever you’re comfortable in
Sweat Factor: Light Sheen

We all know what 101 means. The basics. No matter what you want to learn, you usually start with 101. Wanna be a doctor? Biology 101 first. You’ll learn the parts of a cell--the building blocks of life. English teacher? English 101. Thesis statements, syntax...you get the idea. It’s no different for Lithe. It has its own vocabulary and structure. And if you don’t know the basics, you will find yourself feeling confused, uncoordinated and discouraged, if you plunge right in without a little background and practice. And since the goal is to not only get motivated to START working out (ahem, me), it’s also to STAY working out (shame wince).

The first Lithe class I ever took was High Mini (before Immersion was required and before 101 existed). I was the definition of a hot mess. My form--well there was no form to speak of. And when I realized we were doing 30 of everything, on BOTH SIDES, I almost passed out. The result? I was so sore that I had to crawl (no joke) up my steep stairs for a few days, and I didn’t go back to class again for a long time. Had I eased myself in, my entry would have been a little less traumatic, and I wouldn’t have felt so intimidated by the classes.

So as I sat with MindBody open on my computer for the first time in a couple of months, and stared at all the classes, I knew I didn’t want to do that to myself again. 101 jumped out at me as the perfect first class back after a hiatus. Back to basics like Ina Garten. Because although I know my Lithe vocabulary--the difference between neutral, imprint and tuck--I just wasn’t ready to jump right back into an insane calf-pumping sweat fest. The class started with brief background information about Lauren and the story of Lithe. One which, if you haven’t heard it, is really good to know. For me, it’s always easier to invest in something when I know where it came from and why. Then came the “six principles” of Lithe. Something I hadn’t heard before--at least not all together. Our instructor walked us through them--6 building blocks of the method--feet placement, spine alignment, shoulder placement and more--an organized list of all the cues I’ve heard for so many years. “Keep your shoulders away from your ears! Stay in one long line!”

It was the perfect refresher. I immediately remembered all the things I needed to keep in mind to get the most out of the workout. Then we dove in. The music was a little slower-paced, but the workout was still challenging. We did the standard ab-prep. Push-ups (if you can call what I did a push-up), see-saws, tricep dips...the works. Then up on your feet to go through each of the bands and do a series with each to familiarize or in my case reacquaint myself with each of the band. And to cap it off, some cardio cheer sequences. The dancey cheer choreography that pops up in many of the higher energy cardio classes. Sequences that can leave you feeling uncoordinated and lost, if you jump right in at full speed with girls that have been doing them for months. 101 was the perfect opportunity to remember and practice at a slower pace.

The best part about 101? It made me realize that yes, I’m rusty. Yes, the 3lb weights feel like small anvils. BUT I wasn’t as in bad of shape as I thought. I was keeping up fine and wasn’t as winded or sore as I thought I would be. In fact, it gave me the confidence (although still slightly terrified) to go ahead and take High Mini for my second class. And although it was tough, and I know I’m going to be super sore this week, I felt prepared for it.

So if you’re in my position, feeling daunted by coming back to Lithe...don’t sleep on 101. Take it and you’ll be shocked at how much better you’ll feel about mainstreaming back into the other classes. If you’re mainstreamed, but feel like you need a little refresher on form, 101 will do you wonders too. When I was in my Lithe beast mode I remember thinking 101 wouldn’t give me a workout, so I would shy away from it even though I had questions about my form. Taking one 101 will still not only still make you break a sweat, but it will help you workout more effectively in your tougher mainstream classes. It’s worth making the pit stop for because you’ll be doing things right and burning more calories in every class you take thereafter. After my experience this time around, I know I’ll certainly be there from time to time.

See you in class!

GET LITHE! 25 Jan 2013

Lauren

Getting started in 2013?  Slow and Steady wins the race.  We have three Immersion courses in February!

Old City
Tuesdays & Thursdays 7pm-8pm, beginning January 5th
Rittenhouse
Mondays & Wednesdays 8:15pm-9:15pm, beginning February 4th
Main Line
Tuesdays & Thursdays 8pm-9pm, beginning January 5th

Image of Lauren Boggi Goldenberg wearing Lithe via Dom

GET LITHE IN 2013! 23 Dec 2012

Jaime wearing Lithe

Getting started in 2013?  Slow and Steady wins the race.  We have three Immersion courses in January!

Old City
Tuesdays & Thursdays 7pm-8pm, beginning January 8th
Rittenhouse
Mondays & Wednesdays 8:15pm-9:15pm, beginning January 7th
Main Line
Tuesdays & Thursdays 8pm-9pm, beginning January 8th

Image of Lithe instructor, Jaime Powers wearing Lithe via Dom

GET LITHE! 26 Sep 2012

Lauren & Danielle
Wanna learn how to Lithe? We have just a few spots left in our award-winning 3 week Immersion courses beginning in October:

Rittenhouse
Mondays & Wednesdays 8:15pm-9:15pm, beginning October 1st
Main Line
Tuesdays & Thursdays 8pm-9pm, beginning October 2nd
If our three week Immersion course doesn't work for you, you can opt to take  Lithe 101 classes. Call 215-545-5144 (Rittenhouse) or 215-625-4919 (Old City) or 484-416-3323 (Main Line)

 Image of Lauren Boggi Goldenberg & Lithe Instructor, Danielle Ingerman wearing Lithe via Dom

LITHE LEERY? 16 Sep 2012

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It's no secret that Lithe Method has a reputation. Ask women who Lithe regulary to describe that reputation, and the descriptions often include words like: fun, community, support, challenging, rewarding, and sometimes even addiction. But for some who've never actually taken a class, Lithe invokes something totally different. Peering into a studio with all of its mirrors and barres and various bands hanging from the ceiling and props leaning against the walls, and words like intimidating, insane, torture and impossible all come to their minds. 

Of course, I don't blame them. Starting any new workout regimen is a big step! And while I don't mind that Lithe has a reputation for being tough--because changing your body takes work--I do mind when women think they won't be able to do it. Some women see the flow of fit bodies that come and go from the various studios in town, and they think: I couldn't keep up. Or, I will be the only person in the room that's not in fantastic shape. And while I understand their fears, it's important to know that any able-bodied woman, regardless of fitness level or age, can Lithe!

Nobody who comes to Lithe starts with a Lithe body! There is such a diverse range of women that attend classes--from competitive athletes to women who are brand new to exercise. The best way to start out if you have no background is to do our Immersion program (a 3 week course of 2 classes per week) which builds you up gradually to the level of "regular" classes and teaches you our basic principles & form step-by-step).

Once you are "mainstreamed" into non-immersion classes, instructors always make sure to let you know how to modify certain sequences (do lunges with a flat foot, march in place) until your fitness level increases. And anytime you think you need a litle extra help, or want to take things a little slowly for a day, there's always our Lithe 101 classes. 

It's important to us that you feel supported through every step of your workout. We are here as you take it at a pace that works for you. Most women who begin Lithe are always surprised how quickly they catch on and how well their bodies take to the challenge! Still leery? Check out these additional tips!

Image of Lithers stretching before Weightless at Old City via Lauren Boggi Goldenberg

 



GET LITHE! 30 Aug 2012

K

Wanna learn how to Lithe? Say goodbye to the decadent days of summer with a fresh start for the fall. We have just a few spots left in our award-winning 3 week Immersion courses beginning in September.

Old City
Tuesdays & Thursdays 7pm-8pm, beginning September 11th

Rittenhouse
Mondays & Wednesdays 8:15pm-9:15pm, beginning September 10th

Main Line
Tuesdays & Thursdays 8pm-9pm, beginning September 11th

Image of Lithe instructor, Krista Denofa, via Dom

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