Sam for Lithe II

This week, we learn a bit about Varsity Lither Samantha Giuliano!

Has the Lithe Varsity 250 class requirement served as a motivation to get into the studio when you otherwise may have skipped your workout? The class requirement was and still is a huge motivation for me. The year it started was my first year at Lithe. I suffered through the immersion classes and when I started to take the regular classes the suffering continued. I used to take Armistice all the time because I realized it was one of the few classes with no band or barre work. My frustration and the challenge were the perfect mix of motivation to keep me going. I am also oddly motivated by free tank tops.

When you've had a long day, how do you de-stress? (other than Lithe, of course!) If it's a work night you will find me on the couch, eating a huge bowl of popcorn and catching up on episodes of Jimmy Fallon. If it has been a long day and I don't have to work the next day, please just take me out to dinner. I love to go out to dinner.  

What is the most rewarding aspect of Lithe to you? The most rewarding part is that I just turned 40 and I feel great. I am so thankful every day that I can get out of bed and go to class.

If you were a Lithe class, which would you be and why? I would be Sideline. I do not like surprises and I feel like Sideline sticks to the script. It's also a lot of fun.

What was the first concert you went to? I was thirteen and it was 1988 so I wish I could say it was something like INXS or Guns N' Roses, but it was UB40 at the Spectrum.  

When you were in high school, what would you have been "Most Likely to..." in the yearbook? I think I would have been voted the most likely to stay and help clean up after a party.

LAUREN IN L.A.! 20 Sep 2015


Lithe creator and celebrity trainer Lauren Boggi brings Lithe back to L.A. on Saturday at MNR Dance Factory. Experience our Cardio-Cheer-Sculpting, which was named best core workout by SELF Magazine, offered pop-up style in Los Angeles on September 26 @ 8-9AM at Brentwood’s MNR Studio (60 minutes for $30). Sign up!

To purchase a class, click here and create an account on our Mindbody page. Then go to our online store, click on products, and select Lithe Pop-Up L.A.

Image of Lauren via Dom


Your Comp First Class

Happy Friday, everyone! Today we're giving away one spot in our October 12 Immersion course ($150 value). 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? After a two-year hiatus, our award-winning three-week progressive Lithe Immersion course is back.  We have a team of incredible teachers, and class 1 is taught by creator, Lauren Boggi. We'll kick it off on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8-9PM at Rittenhouse starting on October 12.

For a chance to win, please leave your name below. One winner will be chosen at random on Monday, so you have three days to enter. One entry per person. Thank you and good luck!


Samantha barth

Being a Lither takes commitment. But being a mom and a Lither calls for serious dedication. Between early wakeup calls (5AM? Again?) and rushing to pick the kids up at preschool, it's not always so easy to squeeze in a class. In our Mama Says column, we shine a little light on the mothers that make it happen.

Who: Sam Barth

Children: Mariam, 5-years-old.

What's your day job? I work for Nordstrom as the wedding suite manager in King of Prussia. I have been there for almost four years and I love it. I actually met a fellow Lither Catherine Puetz there. She was one of my brides. 

How do you manage to schedule time for Lithe? I am a 6AM girl. Luckily, Mariam is still sleeping when I sneak out of the house. 

Do you use Lithe's babysitting service? I have only used it once since I am a Mainline Lither. I have thought about letting her sit on the sofa, but I thought it would be frowned upon ;)

Which Lithe class makes you feel the strongest? Skinny Jeans or All That. 

Does Mariam eat healthy or does she turn her nose up at your nutritious dinner attempts? Mariam loves veggies and meat, however fruit is not on her agenda. She also loves chocolate (the apple never falls far from the tree!). 

Which one of her foods can you not resist munching on? I love bites of her Bell & Evans chicken tenders. So yummy and mostly healthy.


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Love your Lithe glow? Want to keep it going long after your workout? We have a hydration upgrade coming soon. Our Lithe Foods Aloe Beauty Tonic soothes digestion, fights inflammation, and nourishes your skin. Drink it straight or add it to your H2O.

8 WAYS TO FALL {REPOST} 15 Sep 2015



Fall is my favorite season and we as humans are just like the seasons. I look at fall as a time for personal harvest. September and October are similar to the new year. It’s also just like heading back to school. Like the ebb and flow of nature's seasonal changes, fall is a time to reflect on our lives and examine where we are with personal accomplishments (bucket list, anyone?). 

Come September, I often ask myself what I need, what’s missing, or what needs to change. With all this change and incentive to push the restart button, it’s a great time to get back on the horse with your Lithe/fitness routine, and create healthy seasonal habits for the holiday season and upcoming winter months. 

Here are eight ways to make the most of the season. And who knows? This year, you might be your Lithest before the holidays roll around.

1.  Earlier to bed, later to rise
There never seem to be enough hours in the day, but if you add 30 minutes to your usual wakeup time and crash 30 minutes earlier each evening, the extra hour of rest goes a long way in helping you adjust to shorter, darker days and the drastic decrease in temps here in the Northeast.

2. Nutrients in, garbage out
Break a sweat every day, cut out processed food, drink those Greenies, bust out the neti pot, use essential oils, brush your skin, and drink more water.

3. Fall back a bit (but not a ton)
We take care of matching Lithe schedules to the seasons, but it’s your job to slightly reduce the intensity and frequency of your schedule. If you’ve been Lithing two times a day AND running or if you’ve been in the studio seven days a week, give your muscles an extra day of rest this season.

4. Breathe, sweat, shake, and wrap it up.
The Lithe breath is the foundation of your practice. It not only works the core, but releases excess toxins. Looking for other ways to release toxins? Wrap yourself up and sweat it out by wearing our calorie trashers during sculpting classes.

5. Enjoy (and winterize) your diet
Eat foods that are local and in season. Enjoy your local farmers' market, cook more, and grab Lithe Foods. Go apple, pear or pumpkin-picking with friends and family. Put these fruits and veggies on your grocery list: arugula, artichoke, broccoli, endive, beets, cabbage, carrots, celery, chard, chicory, cranberries, eggplant, fennel, garlic, kale, leeks, okra, pears, peppers, grapes, pomegranates, pumpkins, radishes, spinach, sweet potatoes, turnips, squash, zucchini.

6. Build your practice
Fall is the ideal time to build (or re-build) the foundation of your Lithe practice. Did you fall off the wagon this summer? Are you feeling less than motivated? Try your own nine-day challenge to focus on healthy eating, get back into the Lithe habit, and see serious results. Can't manage a challenge? Sign up for three classes a week, three weeks in advance, and try not to cancel under any circumstances. 

8. Give thanks
We have to keep in mind that very little is accomplished by ourselves. Be grateful for all of the people who support, guide, and challenge us. Remember that the grass isn’t always greener and that there are people in the world that would give anything to be in your shoes right now. 

Image of Lithe Instructor Annette Kaplafka via Dom


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This week, we're learning about Varsity Lither Dana Bonanno!

Has the Lithe Varsity 250 class requirement served as a motivation to get into the studio when you otherwise may have skipped your workout? My Lithe addiction began when only the Northern Liberties location existed and there were just a few instructors. I am extremely self-motivated and feel off if Lithe is not a part of my day. I consider myself lucky to be married to a man that embraces my obsession. Early mornings work best for my schedule and I am a much nicer person to the world around me when I start my day with Lithe. 

The instructors and fellow Lithers serve as my main source of motivation. It has been amazing to watch such strong women's bodies and lives change over the years. Many of my closest friends and bridesmaids are awesome ladies that I met at Lithe. When I feel I can NOT do one more Rockette kick, I look around and the inspiration to push on is all around me. However, I do have a competitive spirit and did check and make sure with travel that I am all set for this year's Varsity requirement.

When you've had a long day, how do you de-stress? The beach is my happy place or really traveling in general. Books and a bubble bath also do the trick. Wine and dining out are also top on my list hence my need for Lithe! 

What is the most rewarding aspect of Lithe to you? Improving my form thanks to the fab instructors – which is still a daily challenge. (Just ask Lauren. I am super stiff/tight!) Mastering some of the crazy dance routines or when I am outside of Lithe having awesome cardio stamina.

If you were a Lithe class, which would you be and why? Freestyle, because I am a control freak by nature and it is a nice change to not know what to expect.

If you were stranded on a desert island, what are the three products you'd need to survive? Hairspray, magazines, and sparkling rose!

Any sartorial words of wisdom? Random fact:  I went about four years straight only wearing dresses to work and still probably do about 99% of the time. Also, I feel white jeans are underrated.




Both Lithe retreats are life-changing and built on the same principals, but Lithe WKND and Lithe Escape are quite different. Check out the details above to find out which one is the right fit for you. We know that it's tough to put a number on a great time and amazing results, but pricing varies and is dependent on the country, location, and resort. 



Start off 2016 right by joining Lithe for a long weekend with Lauren Boggi that's designed to inspire confidence, reset eating habits, and transform your body (we're talking visible results). During Lithe WKND at The Standard Spa, Miami Beach, Lauren shares her whole life whole body approach to wellness with a multifaceted program complete with sweat, sunshine, and sustenance.


Lithe Method is Cardio-Cheer-Sculpting® (CCS). CCS is our proprietary blend of cardiovascular, cheer-based conditioning and resistance training created by former USC cheerleader and Lithe’s Creator Lauren Boggi. Named one of the nation’s “top core toning workouts” by Self and a “top party-ready workout for dance lovers” by Glamour, Lithe utilizes cheer-based conditioning to sculpt muscles, produce a high cardio burn, and reduce fat zones in 60 minutes.


Our WKND experience incorporates not only your cardio burn and strength training, but also your balanced mindset and lean, seasonal nutrition. In the morning our workout will be grounded with a focus on sculpting your muscular foundation. Our afternoon classes will be high energy and produce a cardio burn. Each WKND workout is 75 minutes and you’ll find the schedule below. We can’t wait to spend Lithe WKND with you in Miami! To reserve your spot, book online or email


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Lithe WKND Class Schedule:
Thursday, Jan 21

4–5:15PM Lithe Studio with Lauren
Friday Jan 22

8–9:45AM Lithe Beach with Lauren

4–5:15PM Lithe Studio with Lauren
Saturday Jan 23

8:30–9:45AM Lithe H20 with Lauren (this is done bayside by the pool and in the pool) 

4–5:15PM Lithe Studio with Lauren
Sunday Jan 24
8:30–9:45AM Lithe Beach with Lauren 

12–1:15PM Lithe Studio with Lauren
WKND Details:
January 21–24, 2016 details to be booked before December 1, 2015
3 nights single room starting at $2,274 per person
3 nights shared room starting at $1,674 per person
*Room stay in standard medium type room (1 queen size bed)

*Room rates are subject to change as December 1 approaches
Classes with Lauren, 10 percent off spa service treatments (reserve by contacting The Standard Spa), and complimentary welcome Hamam Experience Bar. Air fare, transportation to hotel, room tax, sales tax, and meals are not included. We recommend you pre-schedule spa services as appointments are based on availability. A 20 percent service charge is automatically added.


Lauren Boggi via Dom



Beginning September 16, our Main Line 5:45 and 7PM classes are free to undergrads with a valid student ID.  Want to get in on the action? Create an account, and then call 484-416-3323 or email to reserve. Please bring a valid student ID with to the studio. Before you Lithe, please check out  what you need and familiarize yourself with our policies

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