THIS WKND: LITHE BEACH MARGATE! 5 Jul 2015

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Join Lauren this weekend in Margate! All are welcome, so bring your friends! There are no pre-reqs.

Our highly-touted beach workout based on Lithe Escape's highly effective fitness is available at the Jersey Shore ALL SUMMER LONG! Join instructors and Lithe creator Lauren Boggi for Lithe Beach

When: Saturday, July 11th 8:30-9:45AM in Margate

Where: Margate: Exeter Ave. 

With: Lithe Founder, Lauren Boggi

Wear: A supportive bathing suit and sunscreen. 

What's it like?: Surprising, challenging, empowering, rock-your-world amazing, and fun!

Bring: Water, yoga mat (or towel), and a towel for drying off.

We supply: Enthusiasm, inspiration, and a$$-kicking moves.

Cost: Single class ($27); five class card ($125).

Sign up: Lithe Beach classes are available to purchase. When purchasing on Mindbody, select "Lithe Beach" instead of classes, and then book your class on the Rittenhouse scheduler.

Please note: No public facilities are available before 10AM. Please use the restroom before class.

LITHE BIKINI CASSEROLE 2 Jul 2015

Lithe Bikini Casserole

Guys, this is so clutch! Need a recipe for a potluck this weekend? Try our Lithe Bikini Kale Casserole! It's delish and great for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a BBQ – and everyone loves it. Our Lithe Foods Bikini Kale Dressing is protein-packed and is a great substitute for oil. Grab it this weekend. It's 25% off through July 6!  

Serves: 4  Prep: 15 min. Cook: 75 min.

Ingredients
    •    4-5 sweet potatoes, peeled
    •    Lots of veggies (we love kale, zucchini, yellow squash, jalapeno and red peppers)
    •    8 eggs
    •    3 green onions, sliced
    •    1 tsp. garlic powder
    •    2 tbsp. Lithed-Up Bikini Kale Dressing
    •    Pinch of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preparation
    1.    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 
    2.    Wrap each sweet potato in aluminum foil and place on a baking sheet.
    3.    Bake 40-45 minutes or until soft.
    4.    Remove sweet potatoes from foil and cool.
    5.    Reduce heat to 350 degrees. Chop and sautee veggies and green onions. 
    6.    Mash potatoes and place in a bowl. Drizzle with dressing, season to taste.
    7.    Place mashed potatoes in a baking dish.
    8.    Scatter sauteed veggies on top of potatoes.
    9.    In a separate bowl, beat eggs and season to taste.
    10.  Pour eggs on top of the sweet potato and veggie mixture.
    11.  Place in the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes or until the eggs are set.

Image via Lauren

WE WEAR: JULY 4TH WKND 2 Jul 2015

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Happy freedom! What are you guys up to this weekend? We're celebrating in the city, but taking a few day trips. The shore and my parents' farm are both great escapes from the craziness of the city and allow us to avoid all the airport anxiety. I love that Mars can experience the freedom that a backyard and the beach give. 

Once you reach a beautiful beach, the pool, friends, and fun outdoor gatherings, a weekend day trip can really feel like a short vacation. When I'm not in the studio, I love chic, effortless, comfortable clothing that I feel beautiful in and can mother in. I pack light tunics and dresses that transition from beachy/backyard to casual evenings. Right now I love Mother's super soft Loosey Fray shorts with faded railroad stripes, Rory Beca's Deka embroidery top is cool, retro, and flowy, Chan Luu's wrap bracelets dress up the look, and my favorite carryall is Scout and Catalogue's San Miguel tote. It’s the perfect size and clean and simple. Mars is really into picnics (and eating on the floor) right now, so this weekend I'll carry this Hat Attack beach throw with me wherever we go! 

All items from Third Street Habit.  Sunglasses are Lauren's own.  Image via Jordan Goldenberg.  

THE WAY SHE MOVES: MEG ON BLDG 25 BLOG 1 Jul 2015

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We love this article and your summer tip, Meg! 

Lithe Instructor & FP Movement Buyer, Meghan Grauzlis via Free People

LITHE INDEPENDENCE DAY SALE! 1 Jul 2015

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Happy Fourth! This month we're celebrating freedom and YOU. Lithe's Independence Day sale starts today and ends on Monday, July 6 at 11:59PM! To purchase, go to our online store and choose the Lithe Independence Day five-class card.

Five-Class Card  $100  $65 
(That's like $13/class)

*One per customer. Five-class cards expire on July 31, 2015. Limited quantities available. May not be combined with any other discount or promotion.

Image of Lithe Founder Lauren Boggi wearing FP Movement via Dom

ULTRA LITHE CLEANSE 30 Jun 2015

Ultra Lithe Cleanse

ULTRA LITHE CLEANSE - $75/day

1-2 days  • 1400 calories/day • 100% plant-based and raw

Clean up with our Lithe Foods Ultra Lithe Cleanse. On July 6th and July 7th, we'll offer our greenest, Lithest detox yet. It's low in sugar, alkaline, and nutrient-dense. If you're looking to go deeper, greener, and 100% liquid, our ULTRA LITHE CLEANSE is the right choice for you.

Ultra Lithe Cleanse Menu

  • Lithe Coco-Rose Water
  • Lauren's Skin Saver
  • Watershed Cocktail
  • Ultra Lithe Green Soup (there's an entire avocado in here!)
  • Spirit Lemonade
  • La Ensalada
  • Ultra Lithe Milk

Ordering
Go to our online store > products > choose your pickup studio. Orders must be placed by Wednesday, July 1 @ 3PM. Payment must be received to reserve a plan. No cancellations or refunds. 

Pickup
Days 1 and 2 on Monday, July 6th from 6AM-8PM, or early Tuesday morning.  Due to the nature of the product, we cannot guarantee freshness beyond Wednesday, July 8th. 

JULY & AUGUST FEATURED WORKOUTS! 30 Jun 2015

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Welcome to our featured July and August Lithe workouts! For the next eight classes, we want you to focus on mastery. During weeks 1-4, work on learning (or re-learning) the choreography, perfect your form, and complete 30 reps. Then up the ante by increasing your weights during weeks 5-8. 

After 10 years at Lithe, we've learned that eight sessions is both your happy place and ours. Eight sessions of the same workout weekly is best for your body and form, and best for our business. If you're new to Lithe and have taken less than 30 classes, you'll become familiar with the method and really learn the CCS, barre, and muscular phasing. If you're a veteran Lither, re-master the workout for the first month with perfect form, and then increase your weight (fives or eights ... tens are coming!) during the second month. If you're looking for more of a challenge, check out our Lithe Beach or Icon classes! 
 
Tomorrow, we dive into each workout and give suggestions on what to strive for in each. 

LITHED-UP SALADS! 29 Jun 2015

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We love Ian Brendle (Green Meadow Farm) and Jack Goldberg's (Urban Roots) farm-fresh produce! So crisp, flavorful, and clean. Each week, these salads change as we bring you fresh summer greens straight from the farm. Eat as is or add your favorite veggie/animal protein. This week...

1. Sherry Baby: Grilled Summer Squash, Escarole & Sherry Vinaigrette 
We're wild about Ms. Sherry Vinaigrette. Her rich, olive-y mineral taste balances out the complexity of this grilled squash and escarole (endive) salad. This Lithe gold is slightly bitter, tender, sweet, and crisp. And sherry highlights it all.

2. Imma Star: *Swiss Chard, Pole Beans (AKA Green Beans), Sugar Snap Peas & Balsamic Vinaigrette 
Swiss chard, sugar snap peas, and the humble green bean are brought to the next level with our rich and tangy dressing. 

 

*Swiss chard is not only one of the most popular vegetables along the Mediterranean, but it is also one of the most nutritious vegetables around and ranks second only to spinach in total nutrient-richness.  The amazing variety of phytonutrients in chard is quickly recognizable in its vibrant colors, including the rich, dark greens in its leaves and the rainbow of reds, purples, and yellows in its stalks and veins. Virtually all of these phytonutrients provide antioxidant benefits, anti-inflammatory benefits, or both. In addition, many provide health benefits that are more specific and of special important to particular body systems. Best researched in this area are phytonutrient benefits provided by chard for our body's blood sugar-regulating system.

SHE'S LITHE: CEREN OZEK 29 Jun 2015

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This week we get to know Varsity Lither Ceren Ozek!
 
Has the Lithe Varsity 250 class requirement served as a motivation to get into the studio when you otherwise may have skipped your workout? I've always been very self-motivated. That being said, around late summer last year I remember counting the number of classes I took to make sure I made the cut! 
 
When you've had a long day, what do you like to do to de-stress? I find cooking very relaxing. There is something very soothing about chopping vegetables and coming up with marinades and dressings in the kitchen. 
 
What is the most rewarding aspect of Lithe to you? The most rewarding aspect of Lithe is the opportunity it gives me to think about absolutely nothing (which I have to admit is very hard for me to do) other than crush a CCS or push your boundaries when you think you can't possibly tuck and squeeze tighter. Lithe lets your body and your mind continuously surprise you. 
 
If you were a Lithe class, which would you be and why? I'd have to go with Rah or Rock Steady. I have very high energy! I usually have a hard time sitting still but I do occasionally slow down and focus. I also put my 100% in everything I do, just like I leave everything on the Lithe floor at the end of both these two classes. 
 
If you were stranded on a desert island, what are the three products you'd need to survive? 1) My boyfriend: not just because he is my soulmate but also he is a master of cooking meats! 2) Glasses: I'm like a mole if I don't have contacts or my back-up glasses on; 3) Phone or a device to organize all my thoughts/plans as I'm the most organized person you'll ever meet. 
 
Who was your celebrity crush when you were in middle school? Johnny Depp. And he still is :) 

FIT.HIP.FRIDAY GIVEAWAY! 26 Jun 2015

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TGIF!  This week we're giving away two tickets to Ariana Grande's Honeymoon Tour, courtesy of Live Nation.  The show is on Wednesday, July 29th at 7:30pm at the Wells Fargo Center and tickets are Section 124, Row 11For a chance to win, please leave a comment below telling us which Ariana song you love to Lithe to (Break Free, One Last Time, Problem, or Love Me Harder)! 

 

One winner will be chosen at random on Monday, so you have three days to enter. One entry per person. Good luck!

 

Images via brand websites

WE WEAR: RACHAEL'S FISHTAIL BRAID 24 Jun 2015

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We're dying to know more about your braid. Tell us about it!

Have you heard Beyonce's song "Run the World (Girls)?" That song was written about Main Line studio manager Hannah Williams. She can literally do everything. I'm convinced she missed her true calling as the president of the United States. Girl gets shit done! Hannah is always calm, cool, and chic. She is my Lithe/ real life bestie and has taught me everything I know about the cat eye, wearing lipstick, and the importance of well-groomed eyebrows.

I found out about Hannah's hair skills when I decided to be Elsa for Halloween and was stuck on the braid. I agonized about my options (I'm an indecisive Libra). Hannah got tired of listening to me lament and said "I'm going to do it for you." And the rest is fabulous hair history!

I usually wear a bun or braid while teaching since I hate getting my ponytail caught in the bands. So for this shoot I decided to go with an extra fun braid. Hannah picked the style and when she sent me a snap of this crazy faux hawk fishtail, I died. I whined that it was too edgy for me, but she insisted it would photograph well from all angles. Since I trust her judgement on anything and everything, I decided to rock it. I felt like such a badass and didn't want to take it out. It took her less time to put my hair up than it took Anthony to take it out!

Images of Lithe Instructor Rachael Bridgens via Antrim & Spruce Photography

LITHE ESCAPE #LITHESELFIE #SELFIEDELPHIA 24 Jun 2015

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The power of a Lithe selfie! Check us out on the cover of Philadelphia Magazine's July issue. This shot of Lithe founder Lauren Boggi, Lithe instructor Bari Rosenthal and Lither Ilysa Raphael was snapped on our Lithe Escape at Jake's Treasure Beach in Jamaica. Stay tuned to our website to hear about where we're escaping to next!  

Image via Philadelpha Magazine

ICON CLASS: BUBBLE! 22 Jun 2015

 

 

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Bubble is the first Lithe Icon class. Come check it out on 7/9 @ 8PM & 7/10 @ 3PM. at Lithe Rittenhouse!

Firm, baby, firm! Sagging got you down? Pick up the slack with this advanced toning workout and get immediate results. A fantastic combination of high cardio and core sculpting with our Twiggy bands and proprietary Lithe Firmer prop. This total body workout includes fun, high impact jumps, booty-popping CCS cardio, grounded lower body sequencing, and sculpting. Lithers, we have lift up! 

  • Born: June 2015
  • You need: Sweat bands
  • Coordination level: 3 (on a scale of 1-4)

*All Lithers must take one Lithe Bubble class without the Lithe Firmer, so that they learn the CCS without injury.

ICON CLASS 22 Jun 2015

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Looking for a new challenge? Step up your game with fresh CCS with Lithe founder Lauren Boggi! Lithers must complete 30 classes before taking an Icon class, so that they fully understand Lithe form and choreography. Icon classes are $25.   

LITHED-UP SALADS! 22 Jun 2015

Lithed-Up Salad

We love Ian Brendle (Green Meadow Farm) and Jack Goldberg's (Urban Roots) farm-fresh produce! So crisp, flavorful, and clean. Each week, these salads change as we bring you fresh summer greens straight from the farm. Eat as is or add your favorite veggie/animal protein. This week...

#ThatSaladTho: Young Chard, Cherry, Asparagus & Balsamic Vinaigrette  Virginal and just farmed. Crisp, tart, earthy and SO healthy with cherries on top.  

That Summer Feeling: Wheatberry, Orange, Mint & Charred Carrot w/ Orange Honey Viniagrette 
This light yet filling salad is super-healthy and high in fiber. A wheat berry is a whole kernel of wheat and its mild flavor lets this crisp orange honey vinaigrette dressing shine. Fresh mint and oranges make it a perfect summer dish. 

SHE'S LITHE: KELLY SCIBLO 22 Jun 2015

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This week we get to know Lither Kelly Sciblo!
 
What's your secret to consistently incorporating Lithe into your schedule?
I make Lithe non-negotiable every day and schedule it around other events. You'll usually find me at the Main Line studio at 6AM or 7PM because I love the camaraderie. In the winter when it's dark in the morning and I'm working longer hours at night, I add in more classes at the Old City and Rittenhouse studios on the evenings I get stuck in the office late.
 
When you've had a long day, what do you do to de-stress?
I love reading books while I'm at the beach. But if I can't get to the beach, curling up with a good read on the couch or in my window seat does the trick. 
 
What is the most rewarding or challenging aspect of Lithe to you? 
The most challenging part of Lithe is sculpting. Even though I can tell I've gotten much stronger, every part of sculpting on the mat and at the barre is still a mental battle. 
 
If you were a Lithe class, which would you be and why?
I would be All That! CCS sequences are by far my favorite part of Lithe and I can't choose just one. I love that All That puts lots of favorites together. 
 
What's your signature drink? 
If it's an option, I always choose champagne. 

LITHE BEACH 2015! 21 Jun 2015

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Our highly-touted beach workout, based on Lithe Escape's highly effective fitness, is available at the Jersey Shore ALL SUMMER LONG! Join instructors and Lithe creator Lauren Boggi for Lithe Beach

When: Saturdays (and some Sundays) 8:30-9:45AM from June 20-August 29.

Where: Margate: Exeter Ave.
            Longport: 16th St.
            Ocean City: 32nd St.
            Avalon: 61 St.

With: Lauren Boggi, Danielle Ingerman, Meghan Grauzlis, Jess Ender, and Liz Galbally.

Wear: A supportive bathing suit and sunscreen.

What's it like?: Surprising, challenging, empowering, rock-your-world amazing, and fun!

Bring: Water, yoga mat (or towel), a towel for drying off.

We supply: Enthusiasm, inspiration, and a$$ kicking moves.

Cost: Single class ($27); five class card ($125).

Sign up: Lithe Beach classes are available to purchase on Tuesday. When purchasing on Mindbody, select "Lithe Beach" instead of classes, then book your class on the Rittenhouse scheduler.

Please note: No public facilities are available before 10AM. Please utilize the restroom before class.

Current Schedule: Additional Ocean City & Avalon classes will be added in mid-July & August.

June 20:  Margate, Lauren
June 27:  Longport, Danielle
June 28:  Ocean City, Meghan
July 3:  Avalon, Liz 
July 5:  Margate, Jess 
July 11:  Margate, Lauren
July 18:  Avalon, Liz
July 25:  Margate, Staff
August 1:  Avalon, Liz
August 2:  Margate, Jess
August 8:  Margate, Lauren
August 15:  Margate, Danielle
August 15:  Avalon, Liz
August 22:  Margate, Jess
August 29:  Margate, Jess

BEST THING EVER (HAPPY WKND!)! 19 Jun 2015

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Main Line Lither Kim Krohn has kept her hysterical Lithe Tumblr, Lithe Life, a secret for too long. I saw it today for the first time and asked her to share it with all of you. Kim, thank you and please keep posting. Enjoy...

WE WEAR: LAUREN ON YOUR BEST FEATURE 18 Jun 2015

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Having a tough time finding a swimsuit that you love and feel confident in? Discover your best feature. Every woman has one and a lot of being successful in dressing is discovering what it is. It could be your small waist, great shoulders, Lithe booty, strong legs, beautiful arms, or a lovely décolletage. Once you discover it, show it. Then you won't need to show everything else.   

Lauren in MichiNY Descent bathing suit via Stuart Goldenberg

SKINNY JEANS! 17 Jun 2015

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Today we're celebrating what makes us who we are. For ten years this workout has been the core of our method and has never been about a style of jeans – more like, getting into YOUR skinny jeans!  Read re-posts and hear directly from Lauren why this workout is still everything.  

Skinny Jeans, THE classic Lithe sculpting workout, has been our favorite way to tighten, tone, and mold the body since 2006. We always say, if you don't like Skinny Jeans, you don't like Lithe. It's the method at its core and all of our sculpting work builds on this blueprint. If you're not taking Skinny Jeans or one of its variations (Sculpt, High Mini, Split) once or twice a week, make sure you add it to your schedule (we've made it impossible not to). It keeps the body balanced and strong and it's the foundation for all that we do. If you've been avoiding it, trust us, you've forgotten what an amazing workout it (Lithe) is. 

We know that ALL of Lithe's workouts are amazing and effective. So much of Lauren's time goes into choreographing our workouts so that they are fun, make sense anatomically and muscularly, and really change your body with a quickness. 

Skinny Jeans, Sculpt, High Mini, and Split aren't going anywhere. We work on molding your musculature with these sequences during the Lithe 101. Our classic mat work, barre, and band sequences are what sculpts and shapes your lower half, slims and defines your upper body, increases your core strength and cardio stamina, and gives you those Lithe results like no other workout can. 

There's a reason these moves have stuck around for ten years and will never be taken off the schedule. 

Images via Lauren

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