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Join the Lithe team! Lithe is hiring part-time front desk studio staff for our Rittenhouse and Old City locations.  

Part-Time Front Desk Studio Staff Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Provide high-level hospitality and customer service to clients
  • Be comfortable with computer database functions and other basic computer skills
  • Have experience handling money and a register
  • Be able to communicate clearly and efficiently via e-mail and telephone
  • Maintain the Lithe Method brand aesthetic and studio appearance
  • Maintain the appearance and upkeep of Lithe’s retail (Lithe Foods and Lithe Wear)
  • Assist Lithe’s Studio Manager in daily studio tasks and projects

What's Required?

  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task independently within a fast-paced environment
  • Willingness to initiate tasks independently
  • Excellent communication skills and superior organizational skills
  • Outstanding customer service skills and confidentiality
  • Friendly and professional email and phone etiquette
  • Have a passion for Lithe, healthy living, and fitness
  • Be willing to participate in Lithe Method workouts to fully understand the brand
  • Flexible/non-traditional hours: multiple days per week including some holidays, early mornings, nights, and weekends

Part-time front desk studio positions will be available at Lithe with the following anticipated hours:

  • 10-20 hours per week (including some early mornings, nights, and weekends)

Please submit resume, cover letter, and availability to careers@lithemethod.com.

UNICORN 21 Apr 2016




It's the total-body tune-up with magical powers.  Unicorn is a powerful blend of our signature matwork with a foam roller; A rehabilitative, shoulder-to-toe rubdown of Lithe-specific spots with knots (talk about a happy hour!).  Foam rolling assists in breaking up trigger points (knots) that limit range of motion, resuming blood flow and function to the muscle.  Releasing trigger points 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 Lithe at a moment’s notice.  Sound too good to be true?  It's not. 

• Born: May 2016

• You need: weights & a foam roller

• Coordination level: 1 (on a scale of 1-3)


6 weeks until Summer!  We're celebrating the Lithe Spring Clean Challenge and YOUR hard work. Supercharge your results with a five-class pack for $65 (that's like $13 a class). Purchase online through Tuesday, April 19th at 12PM.

*One per customer. Five-class cards have a 30-day expiration. Limited quantities available. May not be combined with any other discount or promotion.

Image via Antrim + Spruce Photography

LITHE ESCAPE S/S 2016 20 Mar 2016

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Update: We're almost sold out.  Only 1 Ocean View room available!   

We're heading back to Jake's! From May 12-17, 2016, we're going to Lauren's happy place, Jake's Treasure Beach! Jake's is earthy, friendly, rugged, red, rustic, local, sustainable and hip; it's the epitome of bohemian luxury.

The backstory: A good friend introduced Lauren to Treasure Beach back in 2008, and she fell in love with the area, the welcoming community, and the friends that she made there. Treasure Beach and Jamaica's south coast are the antithesis of a tourist trap. It's off the beaten path, but it hasn't stopped her from returning again and again.

Treasure Beach is a tiny fishing village and the community there is truly unlike any other in Jamaica. Defined by the Santa Cruz Mountains and the rolling farmland of the Pedro Plains, Treasure Beach is known for its cacti, endless natural coastlines, and miles of sweeping savannas — not its white sand beaches or jungle-like rainforests. Treasure Beach is renowned for its warm people, deep community spirit, and rich history (which even includes a Scottish shipwreck from the 19th century). 

Full Disclosure: This is the real Jamaica. It's almost a 3-hour drive from the airport, so get ready for an adventure that you'll never forget and to fall in love with a place where you'll most certainly leave your heart. 

What is Lithe Escape? Imagine one week to focus on yourself ... a better body, more confidence, lessons learned, fabulous food and fitness, inches and pounds lost (without going hungry), unparalleled results, and an entire support system of like-minded people. 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 last year's Jake's Escape 2015 brochure. (The prices are the same, but the dates are different.) 



We're excited to announce that Gerri Trooskin, who started teaching in 2010, is now a master Lithe instructor! She joins Tiffany Nork (teaching since 2006), Krista DeNofa (teaching since 2008), Bari Rosenthal (teaching since 2009), Liz Galbally (teaching since 2010), and Elizabeth Tomkins (teaching since 2010).
What makes an instructor a master? They must teach Lithe for at least four years and have taught a minimum of 1,000 classes. The status is something that is earned, not simply given. The Lithe master instructor embodies a commitment to Lithe, instructs with confidence and selflessness, and continues to study the method. Other elements that define this title include maturity and understanding of instructor injury prevention, utilization of voice (instead of body) for energy, total command of a large studio of 20-30 people, and involvement in instructor training.  

We all know that Lithe is different and teaching it is the ultimate multi-task. Many assume that teaching Lithe is like teaching a grounded workout that rarely changes such as yoga, spinning, barre, or Pilates. They couldn't be more wrong. Lithe instructors are triple threats and it takes years to become a well-oiled machine. Our instructors are forever in training and constantly learning new workouts.   

Gerri (2010) wearing Lululemon via Dom

SUPREME 18 Feb 2016








Like Waspie & High Waisted, Supreme is an abs-focused, multi-tasking maestro.  She targets the waistline, hips and back with a cardio kick and serious sculpting. This total-body, core-focused workout contains a powerful blend of the 5 classic Lithe Actives that target the abs from every angle. She drops a bomb on love handles, melts  muffin top, tames the tummy, blasts back fat and whisks your thighs down a size, so that you're totally satisfied.

• Born: February 2016
• You need: blue bands & gloves
• Coordination level: 2 (on a scale of 1-3)



Check out Lithe instructor Annette Kaplafka on Get Fit Philly!

REBEL 13 Jan 2016



Trans-firm your entire body. Rebel is a revolutionary total body, high cardio Lithe rebounder + bands workout. While Rebel is built upon our classic CCS technique and Lithe Method-ology, it serves up a veritable 'buff'-et of high and low bouncing CCS that gets your heart rate up and encourages dramatic lymphatic drainage (bye bye cellulite). Take it to the max while you clap, twist, turn, and jump on and off the rebounder. Then increase your burn with standing and grounded sculpting mat-work that tones your not-so-hard 'core' areas. It's modifiable and classically Lithe.

• Born: December 2015
• You need: Twiggy bands, wristbands, and a rebounder
• Coordination level: 3 (on a scale of 1-3)


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Foot Placement

Lithe Method’s seven anatomically sound basic principles form the foundation of our Cardio-­Cheer-Sculpting technique. Because they assist the body in moving through our exercises safely and effectively, each one should be referenced and reinforced. 

Certain principles are uniquely tailored to Lithe such as our Lithe breath, pelvic alignment, and proper hand placement with our Higher Power band system. Some overlap anatomical principles in other movement disciplines. At Lithe, we teach these principles in our own unique style, but the anatomy behind them is universal.  

We've talked about breathing, cervical spine alignmentshoulder stabilization, ribcage alignment, pelvic placement and hand placement. This week we dive into foot placement. 

In Lithe, we believe in barefoot training. Working through the whole foot strengthens the foot and ankle and protects you from overuse injuries. Foot placement refers to the action of sponging into the mat during cardio movement, as well as the awareness of proper foot placement for each exercise. 

When your instructor explains foot placement, he/she will cue you to roll through the foot, toe-­ball-­heel, on all launches and landings, absorbing impact evenly and safely. Our Lithe workout can be cardio-­heavy (we believe that impact has impact, and builds bone density), but we aim to ground our cardio by sponging down into the mat through the entire foot, in contrast to being light and bouncy up on our toes.

When working in stiletto, it's important to find the center of your foot/ankle and avoid pronation or supination of the ankle. The center of the foot is located on the ball of the foot, under the second toe.

At Lithe we believe in strengthening the body by working in both parallel and lateral positions. Foot placement is important so that you have a strong base for all exercises. If your form is off, it is often a result of improper foot placement. Sometimes simply adjusting your foot placement will solve a form issue, particularly when working at the barre or with the bands.

Because we teach you to sponge into the floor and because we offer many modifications, most people are able to sustain a barefoot Lithe practice. However, some Lithers find that it is more comfortable to wear sneakers. This is always permitted, but we require that you wear a fitness sneaker that is only worn indoors. Street shoes are not allowed in Lithe studios.

Lithe instructor Meg Grauzlis in FP Movement via Dom

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