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Our Skinny Collard Wrap with Korean kimchi is back! It's spicy, organic, fermented, fat-free and good for the belly. Koreans eat so much of this condiment (40 pounds of it per person each year) that they say kimchi instead of cheese when getting their picture taken. The reddish fermented cabbage dish is served at every meal, either alone or mixed with rice or noodles. It's part of a high-fiber, low-fat diet that keeps obesity at bay in Korea.

Kimchi is loaded with vitamins A, B, and C, but its biggest benefit may be its healthy bacteria called lactobacilli. It aids digestion and seems to help stop yeast infections. It may also prevent cancer.  

Enjoy cold. 
One serving ($10)  
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Babysitting is available:

Lithe Old City: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during 9:45AM classes. 
Lithe Rittenhouse: Monday thru Friday during 9:45AM classes and Tuesday and Thursday during 12:15PM classes. 

Reserve by calling 215-545-5144. Arrive as early as 15 minutes prior to class. Pick-up is immediately after class ($7/cash only). 


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  The Perfect Bowl

We love Ian Brendle (Green Meadow Farm) and Z Food Farm's produce. So crisp, flavorful, and clean. Each week our soups, bowls, and salads change as we bring you seasonal produce straight from the farm. Here's what's available now.

Belle Bowl
Organic beluga lentils, organic shaved radish, organic shaved turnip, wilted turnip greens with honey mustard vinaigrette

This bowl is Southern at heart. With tangy-sweet honey mustard dressing, crunchy turnips, wilted bitter turnip greens, and lentils, it's filling, comforting, protein-packed (17.9 g), and aligned with your nutritional goals. Lentils and greens are low in calories and fat and high in iron which helps oxygen flow through your body. Count on this dish to rev up your metabolism and keep you energized and lithe.
One serving ($12)  
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What's your secret to consistently incorporating Lithe into your schedule? For me, scheduling Lithe on a daily basis seems to be the secret. Once I commit, I usually attend. I do alternate between the 6AM and the 5:45PM workouts. It all depends on my schlepping mode! Because I don't live nearby, I have to pack my work clothes and my lunch the night before. I have been known to forget a key item of clothing, but I have never forgotten to pack my lunch!!

When you've had a long day, how do you de-stress? Lithe is a part of my de-stress; I try to go to class 4-6 times a week. I also meditate. I am a part of a mindfulness meditation community in Chestnut Hill. We meet weekly, but I meditate daily even if all I can fit in is five minutes. Hanging out with my husband Nick is definitely my favorite way to de-stress. 
What is the most rewarding aspect of Lithe to you? The most challenging aspect of Lithe for me is the choreography part of the CCS. In so many classes the instructor and the rest of the class are going left and I am going right. Let’s not even talk about the crazy arm sequence during Mercy!
If you were a Lithe class, which would you be and why? I would be All That because I like to think of myself as a nice mixture of my parents and family. All That is a balance of the classes. When you take it, you get a true idea of what Lithe is. 
What's your signature drink? A well-made cosmopolitan before dinner, a nice glass of Sicilian wine with dinner, or a shot or two of my husband’s homemade limoncello served iced cold post-dinner.
What was the first concert you went to? The Jackson 5 at Theatre in the Round in Nanuet, NY – which ties into my much younger celebrity crush Michael Jackson.
If you were stranded on a desert island, what are the three products you'd need to survive? Pasta, red wine, and lots of bottled water. 

LAUREN IN NYC 7 Nov 2015


Lauren is back in NYC. Reserve here.   


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The leaves are falling and it’s officially starting to get chilly in Philly, so we headed over to Aoki, one of the coziest women's lifestyle and clothing boutiques in the city. Have you been? Owned by the fabulous Alina Alter (she's a lither!), Aoki is inspired by street style, world travels, and modern femininity. Alina is a true believer in fashion as a means of empowerment and we love that she encourages her customers to take risks, make statements, and question the status quo.

Lithe instructors Elizabeth Tomkins and Ashton Osby love Aoki Boutique and we thought they would be a perfect match for this We Wear edition. To kick off our November collaboration, Aoki is offering a 20% in-store discount to all Lithers and FitHipHealthy readers. Check out their first look.

Silk Wrap Dress by Yumi Kim, $210
Necklace by Jessica DeCarlo, $130
Cat Purse by Nila Anthony, $55
Floral Shift Dress by Lucca, $82
Faux Fur Coat by JOA, $145
Leaf Earrings by Gorjana, $34
These photos were snapped in collaboration with Aoki Boutique for our We Wear series — a style diary that maps Lithers's studio-to-street wardrobes throughout the seasons.
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TGIF! Are you staying hydrated? This week we're giving away 12 replenishing tubes of Nuun – mixed flavors, plus two water bottles and a reusable grocery bag for a total package value of $87.


We love Nuun Active Hydration tablets. Dehydration can lead to a decrease in performance, muscle cramping, headaches, nausea and fatigue. Sodium is the most abundant electrolyte lost through sweat, so it’s important to consume sports drinks with higher amounts of sodium when you exercise. Each ten calorie tablet of Nuun is packed with four key electrolytes (360 mg sodium, 100 mg potassium, 25 mg magnesium, 13 mg calcium) which help improve muscle function and alleviate cramping. One tablet dissolved in 16 ounces of water keeps you hydrated. And you won't find any of the added sugars and chemicals that are in typical sports drinks. Nuun's eco-friendly packaging also reduces waste since there's no bottle to toss once you're done drinking it down.  


For a chance to win, please tell us in one word why you'd love to try Nuun. A winner will be chosen at random on Monday, so you have three days to enter. One entry per person. Thank you and good luck!


BONE BROTH 5 Nov 2015

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Bone Broth


A fresh batch of bone broth has arrived.  We will only keep 2 quarts at each studio, and the rest will be kept in deep freeze.  Our broth sells out quickly, so please speak to our front desk staff or call 215-545-5144 if you'd like some set aside for you.

With 69 calories, 4g fat, 6g protein, and 0 carbs per cup, this simple superfood is the equivalent of liquid gold. Lithe's bone broth is made from organic grass-fed beef marrow bones, chicken feet, and mirepoix so that it's packed with nutrients. Lauren starts each day with a cup of bone broth and says it plays a major role in keeping her and her family healthy. The amino acids and other healing compounds released in the simmering process also promote joint health, which makes bone broth a smart sip for Lithers. And if you want to feel and look your best this fall, bone broth also helps out in the beauty department. It's rich in collagen, which supports and strengthens the structural matrix of hair, skin, and nails.

32 oz. has four 8 oz. servings or enough to make one large batch of soup ($16). We recommend keeping your bone broth frozen!  Divide batch into 4 servings, and freeze, or freeze 2 and keep 1 or 2 servings in the fridge. Bone broth has a fridge life of 4-5 days but will keep indefinitely in the freezer.  

Key nutrients in Lithe bone broth and their benefits:

Cartilage: Used as a supplement for treating joint pain and eases inflammatory conditions of the gastrointestinal tract.

Bone marrow: Helps increase blood cell production and strengthens the immune system.

Amino acid:  Key in the production of glucose and enhances gastric secretion of soft tissue and wound healing.

Collagen and gelatin:  Aid in the formation and repair of cartilage, help bone healing, and facilitate digestion and assimilation of proteins. 

Calcium, phosphorus and magnesium: Help sustain healthy bones and muscles; facilitate proper nerve transmission and gland function; generate energy in the body.







You know when you're in a class and you're moving, and I mean really getting into that CCS – sweaty, messy, and uninhibited – you really evolve. Whatever is inside you has to move. Through CCS you clear out and connect to your body. It's the most potent healer that I know. Here's a few tips to get the most out of it.  

Find The Beat
A great one can transport you to another world. 

Feet First
Your soles meet the floor and from that connection you become aware of the rest of your body, from the ground up. 

Shake It
Let go and move your shoulders, hips, thighs and knees and feel those endorphins flowing! Endorphins are small, protein molecules produced by cells in your nervous system and other parts of your body. An important role of endorphins is to work with sedative receptors that are known to relieve common pain. These analgesia-producing receptors are located in your brain, spinal cord, and other nerve endings. Endorphins actually come in several forms and can be anywhere from 18 to 500 times as powerful as any man-made analgesic. And they are non-addictive.

Find Your Feelings  
Moving shakes things up. Notice if you feel great, or scared or unsafe. Trauma is stored in the body and moving can sometimes stir up emotions. 

Just Breathe
It's not a true practice unless you're breathing. Your breath connects your mind and body and facilitates energy, so don't get stuck. Work that breath pattern.

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This week we get to know Lither Courtney Christopher!

What's your secret to consistently incorporating Lithe into your schedule? My alarm is set every weekday for 5:00AM. Lithe is a part of my daily routine. Also, I get results and it’s fun, so that’s the real secret! 

When you've had a long day, how do you de-stress? I like spending time with my family. We laugh a lot!

What is the most rewarding aspect of Lithe to you? Every class is challenging and that’s what makes it so effective. The most rewarding aspects of Lithe for me are definitely the health benefits. 

If you were a Lithe class, which would you be and why? Twiggy because I’ve been around for years and I’m reliable. 

If you were stranded on a desert island, what are the three products you'd need to survive? Since family and pets don’t count as products, I would pick sunscreen, a well-stocked toolbox (I’m pretty handy!), and an endless supply of Smartwater. 

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