15 posts categorized " Major Losses! "

BEST OF FHH 2014! 29 Dec 2014


What a great year! Thank YOU for all of your hard work and dedication: We completed 3 challenges, 2 Lithe Escapes, traveled on tour to Seoul, NYC & LA, celebrated a decade in Philly, Welcomed 11 fantastic new instructors (Meredith, Cate, Jen L., Maggie, Jenn B., Annette, Liz S., Kalika, Jonathan, Alicia, Katie B), 3 veteran instructors became Masters, debuted 7 new workouts (Rah, Lithe Beach, Hi-Top, All That, Sideline, Mercy & Lithe Lab), 2 WKND's and have seen the most killer camaraderie and results than ever before!  Here's to 2015!  Check out some of our favorite posts...

Lithe Escape Jamaica, Lithe WKND, Lithe Escape Tulum, Love Letters, Kristy's Before & After, Lithe Tour Philly, Seoul, NYC & LA, Because I'm Perfect, Lauren's Gym Bag Essentials, Beauty Tips for a tired face, 3 Days to Flat Abs, Lauren for Prevention, Breaking the Mom Cycle, Talking biz with Forbes & Jon Oringer, Fall Transformation Results, Elizabeth Tomkins x Destination Maternity, Lithe Foods x Art In The Age Skinny Heathen series, Sayeh's Living Lithe Tips, Earned in Winter Challenge, Results, T-Minus 30 Challenge, Mission: Lithe, Mama Says, Lithe Spice No.1, Meg G. & Lithe on BLDG 25, love from the Press & Eating Lithe,


LITHE 10! 24 Sep 2012

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Here's to achieving your best you right before the decadence of the holiday season is upon us with its hoardes of family members, cocktail dresses, and office parties. It's time for the fall edition of our "10"! Just like our incredibly successful summer edition, you can expect killer extended classes and a Lithe Foods component to really give you the results you're looking for (read our philosophy).

Our Lithe "10" is a one-month, ten (75 minute per class) class Lithe program capped at 12 people taught by select staff beginning October 9th. How do you know if  "10" is for you?  Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do you need a kick-start? 
  • Have you been in a bad food, no Lithe state of mind? 
  • Are you looking for a total lifestyle change? 
  • Do you need a little extra help? 
  • Do you want to become stronger? 
If you're nodding your head as you read, and feel ready to meet the changing of the seasons with a change of lifestyle and body, we're here to help. During our most recent pre-summer "10," 8 women lost a combined total of 47.5 inches! That's an average of almost 6 inches lost per Lither!  

Our program is complete with one, three-day Fall/Winter Seasonal Detox Plan ($225 value) followed by a fantastic, flab-fighting Lithe meal plan for you to do at home for the remainder of the month. As I always say, only 15% of changing your body happens in the studio, the remaining 85% is what we put into our bodies.

Confused? Here's the breakdown:

Lithe 10 is a series of 10 classes over 4 weeks, with a meal plan/nutrition element.  It consists of:

  • 10 classes, all of which are 75 minutes long (instead of 60), taught by selected staff. These classes are specially designed for you.
  • A three-day Fall/Winter Seasonal Detox Plan to kick off the program
  • A Lithe meal plan/menu for the remainder of the 4 weeks (it's a 1,500-1,700 calorie a day menu designed by Lauren Boggi, founder of Lithe Method. You purchase the ingredients and make meals at home for yourself).
Ten 75 minute classes, 1 Lithe Detox Plan ($225) and 4 weeks of menus = $550.

Below are our set dates (much like the Immersion course). They will all take place at the Old City studio:

  1. Tuesday, October 9 (7:00pm)
  2. Thursday, October 11 (7:00pm)
  3. Tuesday, October 16 (7:00pm)
  4. Thursday, October 18 (7:00pm)
  5. Saturday, October 20 (11:00am)
  6. Tuesday, October 23 (7:00pm)
  7. Thursday, October 25 (7:00pm)
  8. Tuesday, October 30 (7:00pm)
  9. Thursday, November 1 (7:00pm)
  10. Saturday, November 3 (11:00am)
Lithers must pre-pay/pre-enroll in the "10" by calling any Lithe Studio.  Unfortunately, you will not be able to use existing class cards/unlimited monthly or "drop in" to Lithe "10" classes at a class card rate.

SAYEH'S LOSSES. 2 Nov 2011


Check out Sayeh's "before" images and follow her journey over the past 6 months!  I'll be posting more images over the next few weeks! 

Image of Sayeh wearing Lithe Wear's 'Leather' Leggings, Performance Bra and Rhythm Tee via Dominic Episcopo.  Hair & Makeup via Dawn Troccoli Episcopo




The following blog entry is meant to be read while listening to MC Hammer’s “Too Legit to Quit”. (I’m pretty sure one of his dance moves is the “out-in-out” from High Mini.)

Dear Fellow Lithers,

When I sat down to write my very first Lithe Diving blog, I already knew what song I would choose for my final entry. Well, almost. It was a toss-up between “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye” and “End of the Road” by one of my favorite groups of all-time EVER, Boyz II Men. (I’ve seen them in concert 6 times. Most recently at the State Fair of Texas while eating a deep fried Twinkie.) But after this weekend I realized that neither of them make any sense for my final ditty.

It was Saturday morning, and my last class of the challenge: High Mini with Gerri. Her energy was infectious. The music was up and we basically looked like we were making an MC Hammer video (see above link) minus the pyrotechnics and baggy pants. During the last 30 seconds of grueling sprints, I knew I was moments away from a major accomplishment. At a point in class where I would normally be praying to God to put me out of my misery, I put my head down, picked my knees up and went as hard as I could.

When Gerri mercifully called time, I involuntarily did a Molly Shannon Superstar-esque move and screamed, “CHALLENGE OVER!!” and then proceeded to do a little Rocky dance and give Gerri a high five. Yes, I still high five. And yes, everybody was looking at me like a crazy person. A little much for 10am on a Saturday morning, I know, but I couldn’t help myself. I was done--something which I was also yelling.  

Then Gerri said something that brought me out of my delirious happy place. “Well, you’re not done. You’re just done with the challenge.”


I almost fell to my knees and did the whole Whyyyy GOD! WHYYYYYY!  thing, but I controlled myself. It’s not like Gerri was trying to rain on my parade. Clearly, I’ve been writing about all my post-challenge plans on the blog, so this wasn’t news. So why the freak out? I think I can sum it up in one sentence.

Losing weight and getting fit is hard work.

That’s it. It is just hard EFFING work. And I think that also sums up what I’ve learned through this whole Lithe Diving thing. There is no magic pill, no magic diet, no magic weight that shakes and makes you look obscene while it sculpts your arms. No magic anything. It’s straight up hard work. You have to commit to it. You have to make it a priority, and you have to continue to do it...

FOREVER. FOR. E-VER. (Imagine the kid from The Sandlot.) FOR. E-VER.

I used to workout and change my diet with a finite goal in mind. A wedding. A reunion. A number. I would think to myself, I’m going to eat salads everyday for lunch until that thing where I’m going to see my stupid ex-boyfriend. He must see how hot and thin I am and wander the streets for hours afterwards in a sad stupor wishing he never let me go.  I would Lithe 4-5 times a week for the whole month of May only because I needed to be in a swimsuit for Memorial Day.

Once, the event passed or I was down to the weight I had been working towards, I would stop.

Somewhere along the way in life, I got the idea that once I reached a fitness goal, I could stop eating healthy and working out and just maintain. I don’t know why I would think this because it actually makes zero sense. And of course, it never works. Every time, I slowly climb back up to a weight that I’m unhappy with and start all over again. I think that’s called insanity.

The truth is it never stops. This month, I’ve learned to think about food differently. I’ve learned that success isn’t just measured by a scale. And now I’ve really learned what Lauren means when she says that Lithing and eating right are a lifestyle. There is no end of the road. We don’t have to say goodbye.

I know it could be perceived as depressing to think about. No end to working out? Constantly striving to make good food choices? But I think it’s actually kind of liberating. There are no more frantic pushes to some predetermined finish line. No more uphill battles where I race the clock to a big party or goal weight. Instead, my workout and my new relationship with food will be a steady force in my life.

This is my life. My Lithestyle.

I’m not only too legit to quit working out, I’m too legit to quit the blog too! I hope that you’ve gotten a few laughs and maybe read something that’s resonated with you, because over the next few months, I’ll continue showing up in this space once a week. I’ll keep you updated on how I’m doing and will be your very own guinea pig--partaking in all things Lithe and sharing my experiences. Next up? The Blueprint Cleanse! I’m going to take it, tell you how it goes and hopefully answer any burning questions you may have, if you’re considering it.

Thank you all so much for following me and supporting me for the last month. Your kind words of encouragement on the blog and in the studio have meant more to me than you can imagine. It’s been an incredible, life-changing experience.

I’ll continue to see you in class and on the blog,


Sayeh's amazing before and afters via Lauren's Canon EOS Rebel.




April’s a big month for Lithe Method. Our long awaited Old City location will be humming with classes, Lithe Foods will be debuting mid-month, and the spring edition of the Fitness Challenge begins on the 4th. So when Lither Sayeh Hormozi came to me hoping for a life-changing project of her own, we put our heads together and came up with a fantastic idea which we hope will inspire new and veteran Lithe devotees alike.

Starting Monday, Sayeh (rhymes with Maya) will be taking the Spring Fitness Challenge, eating only Lithe Foods five days a week for the entire month, and blogging about it for Fit Hip Healthy. 

A professional blogger for the National Constitution Center, where she works as Senior Manager for Civic and International Engagement (she went to Afghanistan last May), Sayeh’s column, Lithe Diving, will chronicle her total plunge into the Lithe lifestyle.

Lithe Diving will debut next Tuesday and Fit Hip Healthy readers can look forward to a bi-weekly column  written with the laugh-out-loud wit and insight for which her Constitution Daily blog followers have come to love her. Sayeh will share not only her ruminations on life, fitness and pop culture but also photographs and measurements of herself so all Lithers can watch her progress throughout the month.

Stay tuned! 

Image of Lither, Sayeh Hormozi via Sayeh.




ONE WEEK DOES MAKE ONE STRONG!  Here are some of our amazing losses (in inches and pounds) from those who opted to weigh in and/or allow me to measure them.  Measurements are never the only measure of success on our Escapes, but they sure are telling!  More details to come on our Lithe Escape food and fitness philosophy.

Images of Lithe Instructor, Anne Falasco and Lither, Joellyn D. on day 8 and the Grenadian sunset.

LITHE BRIDE. 15 Jul 2010


"Hi Lauren, Bari, Carrie, and everyone else at Lithe-Here's one more love letter from another super-happy, super-fit Lithe bride! 

I grew up playing soccer and tennis fanatically, but after college I tore both my ACLs, one after the other, resulting in three knee surgeries.  I'd done some yoga, aerobics, and spinning since then, but I hadn't really pushed myself physically for years--until Lithe.  When I started Immersion in March, I was in relatively good shape from going to the gym five times a week, but I was still amazed by how difficult some of the non-immersion classes were (hello, High Mini!).  What I love most about Lithe is even when you're in great shape and have been practicing for months, the instructors are always creating new ways to challenge you-the classes became easier as I got stronger, but they were certainly never "easy." 

By the month before my June 5th wedding, I was Lithing at least six times per week (and doing every set of lunges/sumos/curtsies in stiletto!).  I've always been insecure about my arms and abs, but after many classes of Wings, Super-fly, Waist Not, and Cinch, I was so excited to show off my new, toned body--now 30 lbs. lighter and several inches smaller. 

I packed up my wedding dress and six new bikinis and headed to the Caribbean to get married at the location of my dreams, St. John in the US Virgin Islands.   It was such a fabulous, unforgettable week.  Of course the best part was marrying the man I love, but getting a million compliments about how great I looked was right up there, too!  I also loved the confidence that came with my new body.  It was the first time in a long time that I didn't have to feel insecure when I took off my cover-up.  Instead, I could just relax and enjoy the gorgeous beaches and the company of my family and friends."   KC

Images of Karen & Jason via photographer, Amanda Julca.

SIX. 10 Feb 2010


I just got all caught up on Lither Lauren Hall's blog, Lithe Life.  

Yep, it's so true!  You'll see lithe results in as little as three weeks, but you really see major changes at 6 months once your metabolism kicks in and burns the fat right off of the muscle.  Wait until you hit your 1 year mark, Lauren!  Congrats to you, you look better than ever! 

Images via Lithe Life & Bright Star image via theanthropologist.

YOU'RE WELCOME! 9 Feb 2010

dallas shaw

I love Melissa's post about Thanking her Team Philadelphia.  I really like what she says about Lithe- She sums it up perfectly in a nutshell! 

Image via Dallas Shaw via Oh Joy!

LIGHTEN UP. 14 Jan 2010

Lithe "10"

It's time again!  Have you been in a bad food, no Lithe state of mind?  Maybe you've been disorderly eating?  It's time to get clean up your act, get conscious and back on track, ladies.  Here are our dates for the next Lithe "10" .  

We're holding it at Northern Liberties on Tuesdays, Thursdays and on two Sundays (free parking!). You can register online. Remember, the "10" is a pre-paid $300, 10 (75 minute per class) class program complete with a fantastic, flab-fighting meal plan. 

Below are our set dates (much like the Immersion course).  Lithers' who are not enrolled in the "10" will not be able to use an existing class card/unlimited monthly or "drop in" to Lithe "10" classes at a class card rate. 

Tuesday, February 2nd at 7pm

Thursday, February 4th at 7pm

Sunday, February 7th at 11am

Tuesday, February 9th at 7pm

Thursday, February 11th at 7pm

Tuesday, February 16th at 7pm

Thursday, February 18th at 7pm

Sunday, February 21st at 11am

Tuesday, February 23rd at 7pm

Thursday February 25th at 7pm

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