The Vert is a deep, yet light, power-packed raw juice blend made of cold-pressed cucumber, celery, apple, lemon, and ginger. AITA's Sage is a refreshing “garden gin” with an intoxicating aroma and woodsy, herbaceous flavor. Infused with organic thyme, rosemary, lavender, fennel, and sage, it's delicious. The green garden flavor of this drink is smooth, bright, green, and herbal ... sort of like spring in a glass!
Yield: 1 serving
2 oz. Sage liquor
4 oz. The Vert
Sliced apple for garnish
Fill a Collins glass with ice, pour in The Vert and Sage. Garnish with apple slices.
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This super-broth is a delicious, filling snack that also supplies healing nutrients and alkalizes your system, making it easier to detoxify, lose weight, and feel fantastic. This recipe can be varied according to taste.
3 quarts water
1 large onion, halved
2 carrots, sliced
2 cups chopped kale and parsley
2 celery stalks
1 tsp. turmeric
1 clove whole garlic (don't chop or crush)
Braggs Liquid Aminos or sea salt and pepper to taste
1 cup fresh dried shiitake mushrooms
Put ingredients into a pot and place on a low boil for approximately 60 minutes. Continue to boil to taste. Cool, strain (I prefer to eat the cooked veggies), and store in a sealed container in the fridge. Re-heat and drink up to 3–4 cups a day.Nutrition Facts Per Serving
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So, I just passed the halfway point in my challenge to my 40th birthday. I'm 22 days in. Since January 1st, I have taken 25 classes, taught 25 classes, and trained to teach three more. My body is a bit fatigued, but overall I feel great.
Snow day fun day? Order our cold-pressed juice ahead of time and beat the rush! We're banding together with a group Liquid Lithe with two pick-up options: Order by Tuesday, 1/27 @12PM for Thursday, 1.29 pickup, or order by Saturday, 1.31 @12PM for Tuesday, 2.3 pickup.
This is a re-post from 2012, but it's a great Lithe Inside staple. Right now I love it with roasted veggies.
My sister-in-law, Laurie G is the queen of quinoa. She inspired me to make this lean, local and seasonal dish above. It's my latest, "Make a big batch recipe on a Sunday and it lasts until Wednesday" dish. Mars loves it too.
Cook and cool your quinoa and chicken. Then, mix in whatever you have in your CSA that particular week or what you can find in-season at your local farmers market. Right now I'm loving (above): quinoa, boiled chicken (I boil mine in low sodium, organic chicken broth), tomato, artichoke, avocado and cilantro. Top with a little salt, pepper and drizzle with olive oil. Satisfying, filling, lean and so good!
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Even though I am incredibly sad to have to retire from teaching I wanted to write a little Lithe Love Letter to let you, and the Philadelphia Lithers know how much my time as an instructor meant to me.
I’m still suffering from a badly herniated disc in my lower back (L4) that flared up last May. I’ve been improving over the past few months, and feel great some days, but I don’t feel comfortable committing to teaching all of you only to wake up on the day of class unable to move.
Being an instructor was an amazing and absolutely unforgettable time in my life and has helped me grow in so many ways. I never thought I was “good” enough, “cool” enough, or confident enough to teach. I’m naturally a shy person, but being an instructor gave me the confidence to get up in front of a large group of impressive, fit, professional women and make them all “get low,” “see their eyelashes,” and “break it down - one time each!” Teaching not only gave me confidence on the podium at Lithe, but also helped give me the confidence to speak clearly and commandingly to others in my law profession. (I still remember the day Lauren asked me to audition – I called my best friend right after and couldn’t stop jumping up and down with excitement).
While I can’t take classes at the moment because of my back, I’m working hard everyday to hopefully be back on the mat soon! This is the first time in my life I’ve had an injury that has forced me to take more than a couple weeks off from any activity. While it’s been a terribly painful experience, it has made me come to terms with the fact that I can’t always do everything “100%” and that I’m not a failure if I need to take a little break or modify. My type A personality has always had me pushing myself beyond my limit, which, I’m learning from this injury, is not always the best choice. I’m coming to terms with the fact that it’s okay if I have to take a week or two off and I won’t get horribly out of shape, gain weight, or lose my ability to Lithe. I’m still in physical therapy but working hard with my doctors to get better as fast as I can!
I absolutely LOVED every second of teaching and would continue to teach for years if I had the chance. It was amazing to work with so many wonderful other instructors and support staff who all continue to inspire me. I’m going to miss being a part of such a wonderful team.
Thank you so much Lauren. For giving me the opportunity of a lifetime to be a Lithe instructor, for creating Lithe Method that has given me so much confidence and joy, and always proving that working out can be silly, fun, and incredibly tough! I can’t wait to be back!
Retired Lithe Instructor Cat Kiernan wearing Lithe via Dom
TGIF! At Lithe, we're all about making healthy choices without sacrificing any of the fun. Next up in our Lithe Foods Skinny Heathen collaboration with Art In The Age spirits is the super decadent Heaven & Earthy, which is made with Lithe's Cashew Milk and AITA's Root Liquor.
ATIA has recreated a organic, pre-temperance, alcoholic Root Tea. An herbal remedy made with sassafras, sarsaparilla, birch bark and other wild roots and herbs. It's interesting and earthy, but it's not Root Beer flavored vodka or a sickly sweet liqueur.
Lithe's Cashew milk is our delicious, high in protein & healthy fat, low-glycemic nut milk packed with soluble dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals and numerous health-promoting phyto-chemicals. With the perfect amount of sweetness and spice from cinnamon, vanilla, himalayan sea salt and coconut nectar, it pairs perfectly with Root! I like to think of it as a healthy, low sugar, protein-packed White Russian!
Yield: 1 serving
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We really appreciate your feedback over the last week and have revised our 2015 pricing structure! We hope that you can find an option that works for your practice and can truly commit to your health with our auto-renew options. To purchase auto-renew memberships, please look under the contracts section of our on-line store. Additionally, you can also sign up with ACH by contacting the studio.
Become part of a unique, innovative workout and a growing team leading the industry in health and fitness. We're looking for spirited, outgoing women and men with professional dance, cheerleading or fitness backgrounds. Lithers are welcome to audition but we are looking for candidates with open availability.
Learn more about Lithe and attend our Open Call on Thursday, February 5th at 8PM @ Lithe Rittenhouse. Please email your head-shot and current work resume to email@example.com for audition details.
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Hey Lithe. How’s it goin’?
So here’s the thing - I had a baby and stuff got weird. I mean, it’s not as if I wasn't warned that it was going to happen. Throughout my pregnancy everyone with a face insisted on telling me about the delightful physical changes that occur both during and after pregnancy. I smiled my way through a number of traumatic conversations around birthing hips and foot swelling. But, turns out the alarmists were right on this one. I emerged from my pregnancy about 9 months ago with a wonderful baby girl named Perry and a whole mess-o baby weight.
In the interest of full disclosure I should mention that I wasn't exactly rockin’ a Victoria’s Secret Angel body pre-baby, but I've always been active. When I found out I was pregnant (read: surprise!) I had been Lithing for a few months, maybe 2 or so days a week. I supplemented with fairly long runs and some spinning. Exercise has always been a big part of my life and I think, key to my sanity. Although I'm slightly embarrassed to do so I have to admit that I obsessed throughout my pregnancy about when I could get active again. I was basically chomping at the bit to no longer be a swollen, hormonal maniac.
The doctors cleared me for physical activity 6 week after my c-section and I was ready to roll. I busted out that jogging stroller and made it happen, only to find that the strain of running caused me incredible pain in my lower back and hips. Not one to give up easily, I kept running only to find things escalating to the point where I was unable to pick up the baby. Panicked about how I’d get back in action, the friend that I had Lithed with pre-baby (shout out to Lindsay) suggested that I start up again, so I hit the studio. I started with Step Rally, which had been one of my pre-baby favorites. Needless to say, it was hardly a magical experience. I left class crying and drenched with sweat, shocked by how far my strength and stamina had fallen. But the thing is, I kept coming back.
It’s hard for me to even say that I enjoyed Lithe before the baby. I spent so much of my time hiding in the back, stressed about what the fitness mavens in the class might think of me. I also felt certain that I could only do the sculpting classes because my tall and moderately awkward (on the best day) body doesn't lend itself well to CCS.
But after a few post-baby classes, I found myself letting all that go. It wasn't about just surviving through classes, it was about thriving. I forgot about everyone around me and instead looked inside…literally. I started thinking about my breathing and my core. I focused on the instructors’ cues instead of praying that they’d ignore me entirely. I even started doing the unthinkable…I asked for their input on my form.
What I’ve found is that my time in the studio is now entirely stress-free. I’m able to focus on improving each time and not worry about how ridiculous I look during that RockSteady CCS sequence (I know the answer – fairly goofy). It's funny to notice that around the time that I stopped caring if I looked like JLo is when I started to see some great results.
So now, you name the class, I take it. Pom? I’m there! Sideline? You betcha. All That? With bells on! I can’t say it’s entirely about confidence, but something has changed for me. It’s easier for me to feel accepted because I see that we’re all in the studio with different motivations, but we’re all in it together. We’re trying to improve for a countless reasons, each one as valid as the next. It’s about accepting who you are and having a little fun with it. If you don’t know the steps just be sure to keep moving…and you might surprise yourself. Letting go is fun. Not to mention very good for your hip pops.
A little over two weeks ago, Lithe Instructor Rachael Bridgens wrapped up her 2014 "Lithe by the numbers" personal challenge. Rachael, we love that you took a picture of every Lithe Burn! Burn baby, burn!
Lithed: 12 classes
Taught: 27 classes
Total burn: 17,791
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