31 posts categorized " Summer Bodies Are Earned In the Winter "



Here's our fourth and final week of #LitheSpringClean, which is also the last week of the second phase of our Earned in Winter Challenge! Good luck everyone, and if you fell off the wagon last week, it's the perfect time to get back in the game! We can't wait to see your #LitheResults!

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EARNED IN WINTER 2016 7 Feb 2016

Ready to kick it into high gear again? The Summer Bodies Are Earned in Winter Challenge is the first of three consecutive challenges to get you bikini-ready (and confident!) by Memorial Day. #EarnedInWinter begins on Monday, February 15, 2016.  Registration closed on Feb 15th. 
The Details:
•    The timeline: Mon., Feb. 15 thru Thurs., Mar. 10. 
•    The fitness: Complete 20 classes in 25 days.  
•    The food: We want you eating clean Mon. thru Fri.
•    The recipes: Share your favorite #EatingLithe recipe on Fri., Feb. 29.     
•    The prize: Everyone who completes 20 classes in 25 days and participates in our social media hashtag calendar wins a brand new limited edition tank.

Social Media Sharing: Complete the hashtag calendar below. Don't want to use your personal Instagram or Twitter account? No worries, many Lithers create an account just for Lithe challenges. Our social media component is a fantastic way to inspire each other, make friends, hold yourself accountable, and stay motivated.
Hashtag Calendar:

Mon., Feb. 15 #LitheResults  #EarnedInWinter #RootedInSweat (Your starting point "before")

Mon., Feb. 22: #EatingLithe #EarnedInWinter #RootedInSweat (Your current favorite recipe)

Mon., Feb. 29: #LitheLove or #LitheBestie #EarnedInWinter #RootedInSweat
Mon., Mar. 7: #LitheBurn #EarnedInWinter #RootedInSweat
Thurs., Mar. 10: #LitheResults #EarnedInWinter #RootedInSweat (Your results "after")
On Deck:
Lithe Spring Clean Challenge: Mar. 21 thru Apr. 14 (20 classes in 25 days)
T-30 Challenge: Apr. 25 thru May 24 (25 classes in 30 days)


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These ladies do it ALL. They hold full-time jobs, teach at Lithe, take vacations, and still managed to complete our entire Earned in Winter Challenge. Props to you, Annette and Jenn! So impressed with your dedication and results! 

LITHE T-30 CHALLENGE! 13 Apr 2015


Are you ready to up the ante?  #TMINUS30 is the third and final challenge in our #EarnedInWinter series.  We'll be taking our fitness up a notch by taking 25 classes in 30 days, integrating our Lithe Foods component into our practice and banding together so that we're feeling healthy, confident and fit when the summer season hits in about 6 weeks. 

  • The Fitness: Lithers must complete 25 classes in 30 days. 
  • The Food: Eat Lithe!  Continue to eat clean Monday-Friday. 
  • Hashtag Calendar:  Inspire each other! Share 3 posts on social media (FB, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram) w/ hashtags:
    Monday 4/20 #TMINUS30 #LitheResults (Before Pic)
    Thursday 5/7 #TMINUS30 #EatingLithe (Recipe) 
    Tuesday 5/19: #TMINUS30 #LitheResults (After Pic)
  • Everyone Wins: Everyone who completes the challenge and shares a recipe will receive a T-30 Tank!
  • The Ultra Lithe Grandprize:  At the end of the #EarnedInWinter challenge series, two Lithers will win a Lithe Instructor-Style-Photo-Shoot (date TBA). Post your progress, cheer on fellow Lithers, and share your testimonials using the official challenge hashtags. Every hashtag use counts as one entry into our Ultra Lithe Grand Prize Drawing!

Image of Lauren Boggi via Stuart Goldenberg


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Lithe Earned in Winter Tee Square Lauren Face Matte Effect_Mar 2015-

Guys, the tanks are in! Pick up your #EarnedInWinter Duke & Winston tanks this weekend and wear with pride.  Congrats and keep up the hard work! 

Image of Lauren via Celia Ragonese / Antrim + Spruce Photography



Lither Melissa B. just moved back to Philly from D.C. and she's ready to get back into Lithe shape, 2009 style.  She's been around the block before so we know that she can do anything she puts her mind to. Let's cheer her on!

Melissa via Lauren

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,



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We love seeing your incredible results and we're so impressed with all of your hard work and dedication.  Are you proud of yourself?  Share with us by sending your results to blog@lithemethod.com!


Lither Maya emailed me about being posted on the blog for a new type of challenge.  After hearing her story, struggles, and goals, I knew that it would give her all the accountability that she needed to succeed in making a  real lifestyle change.  Today Maya is kicking off a ONE YEAR challenge toward health, strength, and well-being.  One of her long-term goals is one that we can all relate to: she says that she knows it will be a long time before she truly has a "summer body," but she wants it this time next year.  
After hearing about Lithe via (retired) Lithe Instructor Brooke Holloway, she combed the blog prior to taking classes. In May 2012 she completed 4 Immersion classes and her first regular class was 7 months later in December, 2012.  Then, she went from taking 23 classes a year in 2013, to 20 classes in 25 days in 2014.  What changed?  The #EarnedInWinter, #LitheSpringClean & T-30 challenges gave her a goal, motivation and accountability.
Maya says that she has learned so much about herself during the first challenge; Her focus was no longer the number on the scale, but how she feels: strong, energized, empowered, and on her way to a healthier life.  She says that her day isn't complete without Lithe - We can all relate to that!  We'll be checking in with Maya on a monthly basis.  Lets cheer her on! 

Age: 32
Kids: 1 boy, age 7
Her Fit. Hip.healthy: Prior to my car accident 8+ years ago I enjoyed dancing, lifting weights, Pilates & martial arts. I've been limited to physical therapy and swimming until Lithe. I discovered lithe through a previous Lithe Instructor (friend of a friend). I read about Lithe on the blog before trying Immersion in 2012. I was out of shape and in lots of pain from my car accident. I barely made it through four of the six classes during those first three weeks. Fast forward to Jan '14. I agreed to have a rhizotomy (procedure that heated the nerves in my lower back). For the first time in eight years, my back pain was greatly reduced. I was able to workout! I committed to the #EarnedInWinter challenge. I went from 4 classes in 3 weeks to 4 classes in one week. I went from 20 classes in one year to 20 classes in 25 days (some double classes too!). I went from not being able to do a modified push up to attempting those clapping push-ups (on my knees). Three challenges down and I can finally pull up from lying down to balancing on my sitz bones (this frustrated me as I did Pilates many moons ago). I really needed these challenges, not just for commitment, but for myself. I'm happier, stronger, and have less back pain when I Lithe.
Fell off the wagon: Yes and no. I honestly wasn't really on the wagon until Jan of 2014. I did immersion in May of 2012 but didn't come back for several months. I purchased a few deals on LivingSocial and Rue LaLa. Classes were few and far between until January 2014. Since January, I have taken, at most, a week off between challenges. I hated it, but I have knee issues and I needed the rest.  I find that my pain increases if I take more than 2 days off. 
How she Lithes: My goal is 5 times a week. Sometimes less, sometimes more. It hasn't been easy. I have to stop during class pretty often due to my back pain. I check my form constantly, modify, stretch, or take a breath. I look forward to the day I don't have to do this, but for now, I do what my body will allow. 
What is "key" for her: Finding a balance between being a Mom, taking time for myself, and managing my injuries. All three of these need my attention. 
Her Diet: I'm currently doing the 21 Day Sugar Detox. I did it back in January and it was life changing. After this I plan to transition to a Paleo/Primal type "diet." My goal is to eliminate all processed, chemical laden foods. No judgement if you choose otherwise. I just can't stop myself when I eat those foods. 
She does weigh in: I try not to worry about small fluctuations. I often weigh in daily, so I know how my weight fluctuates. It helps me keep perspective. On the other hand, I keep all my NSV (non scale victories!) in mind. Weighing in is only part of it. 
She feels: Content, grateful, and happy. I'm happier than when I started, that's for sure! I have a long road ahead of me but I'm excited for the future. I look forward to all the positive ways my life will be changing. I am grateful that the rhizotomy I had earlier this year has allowed me to get to this point. Without it, there's no way I would have been able to complete the three Lithe challenges. 
Images of Maya via Lauren

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