I've heard from many Lithers, when they first start coming to classes, that they were already working out every day, thinking that they were ‘fit’ and had just hit that inevitable plateau with their results. Then, they realize, Lithe.Is.Different.
I have specifically designed Lithe around a sculpting regimen and cheer-based cardio (Cardio-Cheer-Sculpting®) that will give you unparalleled results…and I've put a system in place that assures you will never plateau. By constantly updating and adding workouts, customizing classes to the season, and orchestrating the monthly class schedules so you almost can't avoid variety in your workout, you'll never get bored, and never stop seeing results.
Each month (since 2005... the beginning of time here at Lithe), our schedules change. Some people fight me tooth and nail about it, but, some of you roll with the punches, embrace our ever-changing schedules -- and then see amazing changes in your bodies. There's a method to the madness - I know how easy it is to get comfortable in a routine, and so do your muscles! In order to continue to change your body, you should switch up your classes every 2-4 weeks; please don’t stick to the same workouts week after week and month after month. *If you see a workout on any studio schedule for 8+ weeks, please know that there IS a reason for it. Getting bored? Increase your weight and grab those 5's or 8+ lbs.
And remember, Lithe works in mysterious ways: our leg-focused classes will change your arms (and burn the most fat and calories) and arm-focused classes will change your waist!
To every thing, there is a season...
Just like eating seasonally is important, it’s just as important to work your body in unison with the seasons and what you’re are taking in food-wise. People tend to turn inward, be more lethargic and tight as the weather turns cooler. That’s when you’ll see more Rare Form, Melt, and Floored classes on the schedule. When it becomes warmer, we take it outside with Hotstepper and Walk-star and up the ante with more hi-cardio based workouts.
I also keep a keen eye on Lithers bodies and fashion trends when developing new content and classes. I look at what people will be wearing (and revealing) in the upcoming months. I know that you want to look great in your clothes!
Seeing a lot of band classes on the schedules? It must be post-holiday or pre-summer! Either way, it’s fat-burning time, ladies! If it's Spring-time, short shorts and higher hemlines are upon us, and I'll create a new leg-focused class, or Short Shorts and Watershed will reappear on the schedule. Fall and early spring usually coincide with Skinny Jeans, and you’ll see a lot of Lithe Classics on the schedules… There’s no better workout to target your lower half and tone the hips and glutes to pull off a pair of skinny jeans!
So remember, to get the most out of Lithe, embrace the variety and continue to push yourself. You'll love the results!
Images of Lithe Instructors, Lauren Boggi, Melissa Weinberg & Bari Rosenthal via Dom
Our Old City, Main Line, & Northern Liberties studios are featured on Gilt City starting at 10am today, April 1 & ending at 10am Monday, April 8.
The sale packages:
• 5 Lithe Method (OC, NL, ML ONLY) classes $50 ($100 value)
• Lithe Foods 3-day Detox Plan $160 ($225 value)
• 10 Lithe Method (OC, NL, ML ONLY) classes + 3-day Detox Plan $255 ($415 value)
It's important to note that each of these packages is one per customer, and that the classes included can only be used at Lithe Old City, Lithe Main Line, & Lithe NoLibs (NOT Rittenhouse). All classes must be USED by July 1, 2013. All Detox Plans must be scheduled by July 1, 2013 and USED by July 30, 2013.
I know you probably get this question a lot, but how did you
come up with the name “Lithe”? What is the origin/history behind the
name? Does the name have any significance from your past? Would love to hear
more about it? Thanks, A.L.
Good question! Long story short: I first heard the word when was 10 years old. My mom took me to see the Nutcracker at the NYC Ballet. An older man who was sitting next to me turned to me and said, "Aren't they lithe?" (referring to the powerful dancers). In the moment I didn't know what the word meant, but when I got home I looked it up. When I saw the meaning, I instantly got a pit of fire in my belly. I fell in love with the word and all that it stands for.
Fast-forward to 16 years later (post Lithe Pilates & my Pilates career) and everything came full-circle. I developed Lithe's Cardio-Cheer-Sculpting® technique and Lithe's Higher Power Band System® in 2007. Lithe is heavily influenced from my collegiate cheerleading, gymnastics, cheer-dance and partner stunting
background. This technique is what gives you all the coveted lean, strong and 'lithe' physique
that I had as a Division 1 athlete. Here's a little more about Lithe's origins!
Everyone's loving Rock Steady! Here are a few images from my Tuesday, 12:15pm class at Lithe Rittenhouse. These ladies bring the spirit, voice, endurance, smiles, and the muscle every week! A few of my favorite tracks: Amame (Long Ass Mix), We Built This House featuring Cevin Fisher, and Joe Brunning's Now Let Me See You Work
Images of Lithers and Lithe Instructors Danielle Ingerman, Bianca Pallotto, and Diana Khuu via Lauren
Introducing Lithers Christina Dollings and Lauren Andrews! For the next few months they'll be assisting us over here in the FHH world. Starting next week, they'll be doing some writing, taking pictures, and fielding questions from our community of Lithers. Stay tuned for more info on these two amazing ladies!
Image of Lauren Andrews (left) and Christina Dollings (right) via Romina at Lithe Main Line
In celebration of our LITHE® NYC & KORRES® beauty partnership, we're giving away a “Spring” into Summer basket full of our favorite KORRES® products that will help you transition into the warmer seasons (think: bright Lip Butters, Cheek Butter, fresh Body Butter, Shower gel, the Magic Light Contouring Trio collection and more!). Over here at Lithe, we're super excited about the Magic Light Contouring Trio. The Magic Light Contouring Trio collection uses natural tones and soft shimmer to amplify your natural beauty and enhance facial architecture, creating an effect that mimics the way Greece’s ‘magic light’ bathes the landscape in a soft, flattering glow.
So what really makes Greek light so special? It’s the natural architecture of the landscape - the combination of small masses of land dotted against the Aegean Sea, high vantage points and steep cliffs which lets the observer perceive the light from the sun while more light simultaneously reflects back up off the sea, the neutral tones of the terrain, and the sparkling white of the coastal houses. It’s magical. Lena (co-founder of KORRES®), describes it as a ‘luminous brightness where sunlight plays on all visible objects, bathing their outlines in a luminous yet transparent glow.' Well put, Lena. That's exactly how we want our skin to look post-Lithe!
The basket includes beauty care and products for face and body ($200+ plus value!) For a chance to win, please visit our Facebook page and KORRES FACEBOOK PAGE "Like us" and then leave a comment at the post. A winner will be chosen at random tomorrow and the winner will be announced on Monday! Good luck!
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