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What motivates you to stay consistent with Lithing? What motivates me to stay consistent with Lithing is when I am in class and I am doing method abs or waist rotations and I hear in my head all the instructors I have ever taken. Annette saying, "Hold it" or Kalika saying, "Don't give up, you're almost there." The instructors give me strength to continue and do my best.
When you've had a long day, how do you de-stress? I take oatmeal lavender baths and listen to '80s power ballads.
What is the most rewarding aspect of Lithe to you? When the sweat is dripping down my nose and I'm shaking so bad that I feel I can't go on, and then I actually complete the sequence.
If you were a Lithe class, which would you be and why? Rebel because it's a crazy ride. You start out excited, and then you feel like you are going to puke and then you are like, "Wow, I survived Rebel." I think that should be a next Lithe T-shirt.
Frozen bananas make the best healthy dessert or snack when you're craving a little something sweet in the summer. We love that they can be topped with so many delicious treats, and last for two months in the freezer.
3-4 ripe bananas, sliced
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate, melted
1 cup chopped nuts
I cup each toppings of your choice: peanut butter, granola, cereal, nuts, rainbow sprinkles…get creative!
1 cup coconut flakes
Place the sliced bananas in a bowl.
Set up 3 bowls with your melted chocolate and garnishes.
Prepare a baking sheet lined with parchment.
Check your melted chocolate. If it is slightly thick, add 1 tbsp coconut oil or butter and stir until completely combined.
Dip your bananas into the chocolate one at a time, using a fork to fully cover or halfway cover each slice.
Use the fork to remove the banana slice and place it in one of the toppings – sprinkles, nuts, or coconut.
Use a spoon or your fingers to fully cover the banana with the topping.
Remove the banana slice using a clean spoon or fork and place on the parchment-lined baking sheet.
Repeat the process until all of the slices are dipped and covered.
Place the entire baking sheet in the freezer and freeze until solid.
Once solid, place the bites into a storage bag or freezer-proof container.
I'm on a nine-day challenge, which means my diet is ultra clean and I'm kicking up the intensity in-studio and taking my workout outside for an extra hour a day. I've been testing our Lithe Spice and came up with a fantastic breakfast lassi that also moonlights as a dessert.
Indian thandai, literally translated as "something that cools," is a sweet, creamy milk drink flavored with nuts and mixed with rose petals, poppy seeds, and spices such as cardamom and fennel. On Holi, the Indian festival of colors, the refreshment is served with bhang (a derivative of marijuana). Here we've gone dairy, bhang, AND alcohol-free and used our Lithe Spice, which accentuates the nutty, floral flavors of the lassi.
Ingredients: 1 cup coconut water, 1/2 can coconut milk, 1 large handful of cashews and 2-3 tablespoons Lithe Spice (sub in a pinch of cardamom, pinch of sea salt, fennel, poppy seeds, and edible rose petals or rose water).
To Do: Mix everything in high-speed blender until smooth.
Image of Lauren via Jordan
What motivates you to stay consistent with Lithing? Everything from the camaraderie to the way I feel before, during, and after class. And let’s face it, the way it makes me look.
I recently turned 35-years-old (eek!) and my birthday fell on the same day as the Audi Lithe Style event, so I treated myself to a midday class and got my hair blown out at the studio. Getting dressed to go out to dinner that night, I was feeling rather fit, hip, and healthy and decided to rock a new midriff-baring shirt. Walking around the city with my hair did and my Lithe abs out for the world to see, I felt amazing. Thank you Lauren and Lithe Method for giving me that confidence.
When you've had a long day, how do you de-stress? A good sweat is the best stress reliever for me. I also love making a stiff cocktail, but I’ve been doing less of that and Lithe is the perfect substitute for clearing my head at the end of a rough day. A good workout followed by a delicious dinner always hits the spot, too.
What is the most rewarding aspect of Lithe to you? I think the most rewarding aspect (in a sick and twisted sort of way) is that Lithe classes never seem to get easier. It’s rewarding to see myself get stronger, and there is always an option to push myself further.
I love going on adventurous, active vacations and Lithe keeps me in shape for whatever crazy trip I take. Last winter, I went on a weeklong backcountry split-boarding trip (translation: hiking up mountains and snowboarding down them). It was rewarding to see my hard work in class help me achieve my goals in the backcountry.
If you were a Lithe class, which would you be and why? While my favorite class is a sweaty, dancey Freestyle, I’m a huge planner and like the familiar, so I’d consider myself more of a Skinny Jeans type of gal.
What movie character do you most identify with and why? Not a movie character, but I so wanted to be a Fly Girl growing up. Lithe lets me live out that fantasy.
What do your friends and/or family think you do when you're at the studio? Have you ever shown them your CCS moves? Other than the Instagram challenges, I try to keep my Lithe moves under wraps. But a few summers ago I was down the shore and there was a girl demonstrating the Rock Steady CCS to her friend on the beach. The people I was with were laughing and confused about what was going on. I explained that she was just doing some Lithe CCS. I think that was the closest my friends and family will come to seeing me Lithe outside of the studio. And in case you’re wondering, no, I did not jump in to join her in some sort of impromptu flash mob. I probably should have.
If you were stranded on a desert island, what are the three products you'd need to survive? An endless supply of margaritas. And maybe some sunscreen, too.
Guided by science, backed by spirit. Cora™ means heart in Greek and is the next generation of accelerated strength building and weight loss workouts. Perfect for Lithers who want to push themselves and turn up the intensity. You'll sweat and sculpt rapidly with this whole life, whole body program taught by our veteran instructors. It's our fastest, most effective plan yet! And all it takes is ten 75-minute workouts in four weeks. We've packaged it with Lauren Boggi's 4-week meal plan.
How it works: Cora compresses cardio and sculpting moves into ten 75-minute rapid-result workouts. The routines are grouped into four progressive cycles that include our hottest studio moves, plus 30-second blasts which are shorter, revved up versions of our traditional interval training to produce targeted results. Like all things Lithe, every segment features our proprietary no-nonsense choreography and band system that continually works your muscles and abs, raises your heart rate, and maximizes the calorie burn.
Week 1 / Cora Cycle 1: Lower impact, lighter weights (3-8 lbs. + Cora Bands)
Week 2 / Cora Cycle 2: Moderate to high impact, heavier weights (8-12 lbs. + Cora Bands)
Week 3 / Cora Cycle 3: Moderate impact, mod. to heavy weights (5-10 lbs. + Cora Bands)
Week 4 / Cora Cycle 4: Challenging cardio, heaviest weights (5-15 lbs. + Cora Bands)
Cora is held at Lithe Old City
Evening Course: Tues. & Thurs., 7PM-8:15PM & Sat., 11AM
Class 1: Thurs., July 7 w/Lauren (measurements)
Class 2: Sat., July 9 w/Rachel D.
Class 3: Tues., July 12 w/Liz G.
Class 4: Thurs., July 14 w/Rachel D.
Class 5: Tues., July 19 w/Bari R.
Class 6: Thurs., July 21 w/Rachel D.
Class 7: Sat., July 23 w/Rachel D.
Class 8: Tues., July 26 w/Bari R.
Class 9: Thurs., July 28 w/Rachel D.
Class 10: Tues. Aug 2 w/Lauren (measurements)
10 classes and 4-week meal plan ($325)
We're excited to partner with LashBee again and offer a chance to win a BeeLifted, their newest service!
Ready to ditch the curler? BeeLifted adds incredible lift and curl to natural eyelashes. BeeLifted is the treatment of choice for LashBee lovers who work out frequently. You can use any product around the lashes and still maintain your gorgeous curl. Works for lashes of many lengths that are just too straight, plus it lasts eight weeks.
This service is a wonderful alternative to eyelash extensions (especially for those with sensitive eyes or those who use oil-based products). Lash lift can also be used with extensions for those who want to keep curl between fill times or retain curlier extensions.
Please leave a comment telling us about your #mascarastruggles for a chance to win. LashBee is also offering $30 off BeeLifted or full lash extension sets throughout June with code LitheLashBee. To learn more about its services or book an appointment, go to lashbee.com.
What is the best way to lose fat? Cardio, you say? It can be, but that's not always the case. While cardio burns calories and fat (especially when done with our band system), high intensity strength training allows for excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC) to occur. This term refers to how long your metabolism is elevated 38 hours post-exercise, which enables you to burn fat long after your workout.
Lift heavier for maximum fat burning: Lifting heavier weights creates a more profound EPOC effect. So if you're able to maintain good form, lifting 8+ pounds is the way to go for greater EPOC. Another reason not to chase cardio and follow our key? When alternating weight training and cardio days, you are more likely to burn twice as much fat than if you were to perform cardio training only.
Katie Book via Antrim + Spruce Photography
What motivates you to stay consistent with Lithing? I like the mind/body balance Lithe has added to my life. The results I have seen have been great. The variety of classes keeps me excited and constantly ready to step up to the next challenge. Also, it is super inspiring to be surrounded by so many strong, fit women!
When you've had a long day, what do you like to do to de-stress? Wine and/or a bubble bath usually do the trick.
What is the most rewarding aspect of Lithe to you? I feel strong and centered after each class. I don’t have a dance or cheerleading background, so originally I was drawn to the sculpting classes. Lately, I’ve gravitated more to the CCS, because it’s fun and I feel a sense of accomplishment when I finally master a sequence. I leave the studio ready to conquer the world!
If you were a Lithe class, which would you be and why? Probably Split, because I am constantly on the go.
What do your friends and/or family think you do when you're at the studio? Have you ever shown them your CCS moves? I don’t think my friends or family have any idea what I do in the studio, but they know I’m obsessed with going and my favorite class is Twiggy. Only my cat Chloe has seen me practicing my Lithe moves. I am selective about my audience. :)
If you were stranded on a desert island, what are the three products you'd need to survive? Sunscreen, coconut water and wine.
Check out this article for inspiration to get you through your toughest moments.
What motivates you to stay consistent with Lithing? The ripple effect that Lithe has on the rest of my life is what keeps me coming back. I've been a consistent Rittenhouse 6AMer (shoutout to my #RH6amers!) for several years now, and I've found that beginning my day with Lithe sets me on a trajectory of being more productive, making healthier choices, and starting my day feeling happier than I normally would. On days where I skip the 6AM because I'm too tired (the bedtime struggle is real when you get up at 5:30AM), I have a harder time getting out of bed, feeling motivated, and getting into the groove of my day. I schedule Lithe classes on important days at work, so that I set myself up for success. This included a period of time last summer when I went to Boston for work every week. I hit the 6AM class every Monday, even though I needed to leave by 6:30 to catch my flight.
When you've had a long day, what do you like to do to de-stress? When I've had a long day, I need to talk it out before I can relax. This usually means talking to my parents, my boyfriend, or some trusted colleagues. Sometimes receiving advice is helpful, but usually I just need to vent. Once that's out, then having wine and watching some renovation show on HGTV is my favorite guilty pleasure.
What is the most rewarding aspect of Lithe to you? Every 6AM class I make it to is rewarding. I've never been consistent with working out. I was the type that joined a new gym, yoga studio, etc. and started out strong, and then fizzled out. This is the only workout that I've ever been consistent with and I consider every morning that I get myself out of bed before most of the world wakes up to be a huge victory. I'm confident that anyone who says that they hate working out just hasn't found their workout yet. Lithe may not be the right fit for everyone, but I'm so glad that it is for me.
If you were a Lithe class, which would you be and why? I would be Pom, because I like feeling a sense of accomplishment. Pom was one of the first CCS classes that I took. I was a new 6AMer and didn't realize that the class was full of veterans who show up every day. These ladies had taken Pom many times before and they were all crushing the CCS. Meanwhile, my head was spinning – round up, down, shimmy shimmy, higher power, punch, punch. It was out of control and moved so fast. Thankfully, Gerri took pity on me and went through each combination with me after class. The next week, when I came back, I was ready! Gerri even noticed my improvement and called it out. That was probably the moment that hooked me. Pom is still my favorite class and I love being able to crush the CCS, especially the sequence at the end when you have to dig deep to finish strong.
Have you met anyone through Lithe that has become a friend, in or out of the studio? My Lithe bestie stories are hilariously awkward. I remember seeing Lauren F. at Sip 'n' Glow. She looked familiar, but we didn't know each other's names. We had an introduction right in the middle of the juice shop. Most of my other stories are Lithe friendships forged while waiting in the shower line or videotaping workouts together for Lauren's Instagram challenges, because those are totally normal ways to meet people (LOL).
What do your friends and/or family think you do when you're at the studio? Have you ever shown them your CCS moves? For some reason, everyone at work thinks that Lithe Method has a lot of shouting in it. When I think of cheerleading, I think of the stunts, but a lot of people think of the cheers. I told them that there were only a few classes with shouting. I usually follow up my description of Lithe Method with one of the CCS videos that Lauren posted a few years back of Rock Steady and Sleeveless. I can't say I've ever demoed any of the moves myself though.
Celebrate Summer with us! Supercharge your results with a five-class pack for $65 (that's like $13 a class). Purchase online through Wednesday, June 1st at 12PM.
*One per customer. Five-class cards have a 30-day expiration. Limited quantities available. May not be combined with any other discount or promotion.
Image via Antrim + Spruce Photography
The backstory: A good friend introduced Lauren to Treasure Beach in 2008, and she fell in love with the area, the welcoming community, and the friends that she made there. Treasure Beach and Jamaica's south coast are the antithesis of a tourist trap. It's off the beaten path, but it hasn't stopped her from returning again and again.
Treasure Beach is a tiny fishing village and the community there is truly unlike any other in Jamaica. Defined by the Santa Cruz Mountains and the rolling farmland of the Pedro Plains, Treasure Beach is known for its cacti, endless natural coastlines, and miles of sweeping savannas — not its white sand beaches or jungle-like rain forests. Treasure Beach is renowned for its warm people, deep community spirit, and rich history (which even includes a Scottish shipwreck from the 19th century).
Full Disclosure: This is the real Jamaica. It's almost a 3-hour drive from the airport, so get ready for an adventure that you'll never forget and to fall in love with a place where you'll most certainly leave your heart.
What is Lithe Escape? Imagine one week to focus on yourself ... a better body, more confidence, lessons learned, fabulous food and fitness, inches and pounds lost (without going hungry), unparalleled results, and an entire support system of like-minded people. Get excited for girl time and downtime, a healthier body and mind, unbelievably delicious food, and a week that's all about you.
Accommodations at Jake's are double or single occupancy and almost all double occupancy rooms mean sharing a bed with another Lither. We are happy to help pair you up with a buddy if you'd like a double occupancy room.
Ocean View Single, $3,260
Ocean View Double, $2,060
Garden View Single, $2,720
Garden View Double, $1,790
Two-Bedroom Cottage Single $2,630
Two-Bedroom Cottage Double: $1,740
The price includes your room accommodations, three daily meals, two Lithe Escape workouts each day, and transportation to and from Montego Bay Airport. Airfare, spa treatments, alcohol, and additional optional excursions and food are not included.
Ready to book your spot? Email email@example.com. Alicia, our friendly Lithe Escape concierge, will assist you with flight info and roommate details. If you would like to reserve your spot, we are only taking deposits via check for this trip. The $1,000 non-refundable deposit check can be made out to Lithe Method and dropped off at any studio in an envelope to Alicia's attention. We'll collect final payment in October.
The following flight includes complimentary airport transportation: http://goo.gl/flights/xO60
If you choose to take different flights, you'll need to book private transportation. A one-way ride is $135 and holds 1-3 people. Treasure Beach is a 3-hour drive from Montego Bay airport, so Thursday and Tuesday are very travel heavy with one workout late Thursday.
Images via Lithe Escape
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