BLACK FRIDAY 2016 23 Nov 2016

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Our biggest sale of the year begins today and ends on Monday at midnight.  Treat yourself and your people to the gift of Lithe and get ready to move mountains, girl.

 

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Five classes = $65 (that's like, $13/class).  Perfect for everyone.  Class cards expire 1 month from date of purchase. 

Fall Lithe

Show your pride.  Take 25% off Lithe's fall 2016 line with code BLACKFRIDAY.

 

Immersion

$50 off January Immersion ($100) w/code IMMERSION.  Perfect for new or seasoned Lithers who want to learn Lithe properly, dive deeper into their practice, go beyond Lithe 101, or create a fitness habit in a safe, yet challenging space.  Begins Monday, January 9th at Lithe Rittenhouse.

Cora

$50 off January CORA w/code CORA ($275).  Perfect for anyone who wants a 30-day, total body makeover in a small group setting.  CORA starts on Tuesday, January 10th at Lithe Rittenhouse.

 

ULTD

30 Days = $99 (that's like, $3/class).  Perfect for anyone new to Lithe.  Email Philly@lithemethod.com.  Expires 1 month from date of first class taken.

Images via Dom and Antrim & Spruce Photography

LITHE PUMPKIN MOUSSE 22 Nov 2016

Lithe Pumpkin Mousse

Try this 10-minute, easy-to-make pumpkin pie alternative that's light (less than 100 calories per serving), delicious, and nutritious.  Everyone in the house will love it!  

Ingredients

8 ounces canned pumpkin

1 cup milk of your choice

1/4 tsp. nutmeg

1/4 tsp. cinnamon

1 small package of instant sugar-free vanilla pudding

1 cup whipped cream (optional)

Directions: Combine the pumpkin, milk, and spices in your high speed blender or medium bowl. Blend on low or mix with a spoon until mixture is smooth. Add in the pudding mix and blend on low or beat with an electric blender for 1-2 minutes. Then fold in the whipped cream.  Finally, spoon the mixture into small bowls and chill in the fridge for 1-2 hours before serving. Top with fruit of your choice. 

GRATEFUL, THANKFUL, JOYFUL 22 Nov 2016

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Give with us this holiday season! At each studio, you'll find a bin for donations of nonperishable food items.  For every item donated to the Sunday Breakfast Mission, you'll receive one entry to our holiday raffle to win a Lithe Monthly Membership. Each day, Sunday Breakfast Mission provides three free meals to men, women and children. We are so thankful for you all, and in the spirit of gratitude we hope we can band together from now until Christmas to give back in Philly! 

OUT & ABOUT WITH KATIE BOOK 22 Nov 2016

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One of my first experiences in Philly, excluding elementary school field trips, was visiting with my fiancé while he interviewed for residency programs. We happened to stay at the Warwick Hotel on 17th Street, right across from Lithe! During our stay we saw a sign for a psychic next to our hotel and decided it would be fun to get a reading together. Although the clairvoyant was quite a character (and had a few insights about us), she was unhelpful with the apartment hunt. What’s funny though, is that we later walked past the building we ultimately live in, and I commented to Grayson, “What a beautiful building- wouldn't it be amazing to live there?" Thanks, psychic!

Since we live near Rittenhouse Square, our dog Loki loves going for walks around the park. She is a Lab/Italian Greyhound mix (that's what they told us when we adopted her) who we adopted at six-months, and we just had our three-year anniversary together! When she came to us her name was Arrow which we thought was cute since she's a crazy fast runner, but as she got more comfortable with us we saw that she was a little imp - incredibly clever but always getting into trouble. The movie Thor had recently come out (and Grayson's mancrush is Chris Hemsworth) so after seeing it we joked that she should be named Loki after the god of mischief and destruction. After some convincing on my part, her nametag was officially changed.

Loki and Grayson, as well as our new dog Lucy, are my family here in Philly but for the holidays I split my time between my family and my fiancé’s family who are both in New Jersey. Luckily each side has their big celebration on different days so we get to see everyone! It works out great because we never have to switch sides or alternate who we see each year.

I find that this busy time of year actually encourages me to set aside time for myself on a more regular basis. With everything that goes on during the holidays I know that if I don't allow myself to rest and recharge I'll never make it through. Most of the time adding an extra workout or two per week helps alleviate stress (not to mention it keeps me in great shape through this delicious season!).

Shoes: Steve Madden

Leggings: Michi NY (solid blue); Old Navy (patterned blue); Nike (black)

Sunglasses: Emilio Pucci (picked out by Grayson!)

Images via Jillian Crean

JANUARY IMMERSION 21 Nov 2016

Immersion

Want to learn how to Lithe properly, dive deeper into your practice, go beyond Lithe 101, or create a fitness habit in a safe, yet challenging space? Then you'll love our immersion classes. Our next session starts on Monday, January 9th and lasts three consecutive weeks. Monday and Wednesday, 8-9PM at Lithe Rittenhouse.

Book here

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SHE'S LITHE: STEFANIE ODETT 20 Nov 2016

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What brought you to Lithe in the first place? My friend Stephanie told me about Lithe five years ago. She said she could picture me in each class and LOVING it because I was a dancer and cheerleader in high school. My first class, after Lithe 101 was Weightless, which is a great mix of bands, barre and simple CCS. I was immediately hooked. 

What motivates you to stay consistent with Lithing? Lithe is solace for me. I find so much peace when I walk into the elevator, and then out onto the wooden floor, take off my shoes, smell that tea tree oil, and see the logo. There’s never a day I don’t look forward to class. Life has ups and downs, and I either celebrate good fortune on some days by coming to Lithe or get over bad days by leaving everything I have on the mat and I walk out with a smile with my shoulders back and head high.  

What do you do to de-stress on the weekends? I love hiking. There’s a different workout in changing elevations and having unpredictable terrain in front of you. I also enjoy finding little boutiques around the city (especially on Third Street after class in OC!). I’m a sucker for a good binge watch - most recently The Crown on Netflix. 

What is the most rewarding aspect of Lithe to you? Hands down keeping my arms up for the arm sequence in Skinny Mini and the candlestick series with five-pound weights. I feel like I can do anything when I complete both of those.

If you were a Lithe move, which would you be and why? I look forward to the Full Round Up in Pom. I feel like I’m flying! It’s like you finish the awesome CCS sequence, but then you do this big move and start it all over again. I love when it shows up in Freestyle, too. 

What do your friends and/or family think you do when you're at the studio? Have you ever shown them your CCS moves? Most think I’m nuts and part of a cult. But I know they are all a bit jealous that I've found something I love so much. Whenever I’m talking to my mom on my way to or from class, she says, “you’re so good.” They indulge me when I need pictures for challenges, know they can always buy fitness clothes as gifts, and have even attended a class when they are in town.  My sister and I do the arm sequences when we take walks in Florida visiting my grandmother. We’ve done the “at home” sequence on the blog in the backyard and laughed together. Lithe really brings out the best in you.

What is the first concert you went to? I think my dad took me to Jethro Tull. I decided I wanted to play the flute in elementary school after that concert. 

Who is/was your celebrity crush? Jordan Catalano (Jared Leto!)

If you were stranded on a desert island, what are the three products you'd need to survive? The Harry Potter series (that counts as one thing, right?), sunnies, and a hammock.

FIT.HIP.FRIDAY GIVEAWAY! 18 Nov 2016

Sweet Whistle

Happy Friday, everyone! This week we're giving away the "Calm" Box from Sweet Whistle!

Sweet Whistle is a present company, with curated gift boxes designed by them or customized by you. The prize includes a soothing lavender scented candle from Maison Louie Marie, a dark chocolate Mast Brothers bar, and a cleansing charcoal soap bar from Herbivore. Gift it to a loved one during the holidays, or keep the goodies for yourself (we're not here to judge).

For a chance to win, please comment what product from Sweet Whistle's options you would include to your ideal "Calm" Box. One winner will be chosen at random on Monday, so you have three days to enter. One entry per person. Thanks and good luck! 

PLEASE RESERVE 29 Oct 2016

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Lithe has never been a "drop-in" studio, so let's chat about the importance of reserving your spot in class ahead of time!  We love when you can make it to the studio to drop into class at the last minute whether it's due to canceled plans, or if you're in the hood, but please give us a heads up that you are coming.  While our morning classes often have lengthy wait-lists, our mid-day classes are at risk of cancellation if we don't have enough reservations to hold the group class. 
 
Did you know you can reserve on MindBody or the Lithe app up to 15 minutes before class? We're a lot like a restaurant and it's tough to plan for you if we don't know you're coming.  We try to set up the studio and provide props for the number of Lithers scheduled - with a small padding for a few walk-ins - we love having advanced notice that you're coming our way either via online sign-ups or a phone call to the desk staff.  This way, even if it's just 15 minutes before class starts, we can rearrange mats in the studio to make sure you have a great view of your instructor and plenty of room so you don't fear getting kicked in the face during see-saws. And your instructors really love to know who they are training ahead of time (especially in our FreeStyle workouts). 
 
We want to make sure you have the best experience in each workout, and a heads up that we'll be seeing you is so helpful.
 
See you around the studios,
Lithe
 
Image via Antrim + Spruce Photography

FIT.HIP.FRIDAY GIVEAWAY! 28 Oct 2016

RXBAR

TGIF, Lithers! This week we're giving away four boxes of assorted-flavored protein bars - chocolate sea salt, coconut chocolate, blueberry, and maple sea salt - from RXBAR!

RXBARs are minimal ingredient all-natural whole food protein bars made of egg whites, dates, nuts and 100% natural flavors. They contain no added sugar, gluten, dairy, soy or B.S. Each has 12g of egg white protein, around 200 calories, 4g of fiber and only 6 to 8 ingredients. They were created by 2 best friends who saw a need for a bar that was clean, protein-rich, and designed to stand out amongst the highly saturated category.  They are Paleo and Whole30 friendly and are perfect for a convenient breakfast, on-the-go snack or as pre- or post-workout fuel. You can find them on Facebook, twitter & Instagram @RXBAR.

For a chance to win, please leave comment about when you would eat your RXBARs. One winner will be chosen at random on Monday, so you have three days to enter. One entry per person. Thanks and good luck! 

CHALLENGE PROGRESS 27 Oct 2016

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Today is day 25 of 30 in your Lithe Fall Transformation Challenge, and you all are killing it! This week, we've loved seeing your sweaty selfies, step counters, and data from your Fitbits or Apple Watches showing your #litheburn. You're slaying in the studios, banding together with your fellow Lithers, powering through your 30 reps, and that dedication is paying off. After today it's the final five-day push to reach your goal, and we can't wait to see the #litheresults of all of your hard work next week! 

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