Our steller summer staff went back to school.  Lithe is hiring part-time front desk studio staff for all locations.  

Part-Time Front Desk Studio Staff Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Provide high-level hospitality and customer service to clients
  • Be comfortable with computer database functions and other basic computer skills
  • Have experience handling money and a register
  • Be able to communicate clearly and efficiently via e-mail and telephone
  • Maintain the Lithe Method brand aesthetic and studio appearance
  • Maintain the appearance and upkeep of Lithe’s retail
  • Assist Lithe’s Studio Manager in daily studio tasks and projects

What's Required?

  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task independently within a fast-paced environment
  • Willingness to initiate tasks independently
  • Excellent communication skills and superior organizational skills
  • Outstanding customer service skills and confidentiality
  • Friendly and professional email and phone etiquette
  • Have a passion for Lithe, healthy living, and fitness
  • Be willing to participate in Lithe workouts to fully understand the brand
  • Flexible/non-traditional hours: multiple days per week including some holidays, early mornings, nights, and weekends

Part-time front desk studio positions will be available at Lithe with the following anticipated hours:

  • 10-15 hours per week (including some early mornings, nights, and weekends)

Please submit resume, cover letter, and availability to careers@lithemethod.com.

8 WAYS TO FALL {REPOST} 18 Sep 2016



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


Colleen D

Do you have a hidden talent? I'm a professional jazz and hip-hop dancer. *Jazz hands*

What is your favorite Lithe workout to teach? Waspie because even the most veteran Lithers can tone different body parts. It requires concentration to activate the muscles needed to complete each exercise properly and you can fake your way through if you’re not focused. It's also a great way to stay creative in cueing and adjusting form since we do so many reps of each exercise.  

Did you ever go through an awkward phase? Sometimes I think I'm still going through it, but I'll let other people decide. There was a time when my hair went from super straight to super curly and I didn't deal with the change well. It resulted in a lot of puffy bangs that were like little cotton balls stuck to my forehead. 

Do you have one song that can always pump you up? I don't have one specific hype song, but I use a lot of fun, pop music in class and it gets me pumped and ready to go. Other instructors have told me that they know when a song comes on that I like because I smile for the whole song.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be? To travel quickly like the Flash, so I wouldn't have to sit in rush hour traffic. 

What is your favorite body part? My arms. I work hard on them, so I'm glad it's paying off.

What is your nickname? Leeny has been my nickname since childhood because my little brother had trouble pronouncing Colleen when he was learning to talk.

You can find Colleen on Instagram and Twitter @doughertyco



@Sammyloveslithe is bringing that Lithe spirit to France.  Share where you are! 

MONDAY... 12 Sep 2016




What motivates you to stay consistent with Lithing? Since I work at Saks Fifth Avenue and I am on my feet all day, the early class schedule offers me relief from my stressful day.

When you've had a long day, what do you like to do to de-stress? Because I'm in retail, I am constantly socializing all day. I like to come home and relax with a meal in peace and quiet.

What is the most rewarding aspect of Lithe to you? I feel that the variety of workouts are a big benefit to my overall fitness level and enjoy each and every one of the classes.

If you were a Lithe class, which would you be and why? I would be Twiggy due to the fact that it focuses on core and posture which are areas I enjoy working on. 

What movie character do you most closely identify with? Julia Roberts’ characters in Pretty Woman and Erin Brockovich.

What is the first album you remember buying? Tapestry by Carole King.

What is your go-to recipe to take to a cookout or potluck? My Greek cookies.

What is the most exotic location you've ever visited? Monte Carlo and the French Riviera.

If you were stranded on a desert island, what are the three products you'd need to survive? A fire-starter, a pot, and a knife.


Laura T.

What is your favorite body part? I'm going to go with my booty. Thank you, Lithe for making it strong and round all at once!

What is your favorite Lithe workout to teach? My favorite to teach is Twiggy because it was the class that made me fall in love with Lithe and it's just so fun! The breakdown is the best. 

Did you ever go through an awkward phase? YES! For whatever reason, as a middle-schooler, my idea of a good outfit was pairing my brother's XL Tommy Hilfiger shirts with mini skirts. Plus I had huge soda-can bangs. Awkward is a nice way of putting that phase. 

What is your hidden talent? I consider myself to be a fairly good baker. Some have called my chocolate chip cookies "the best." I find baking to be super therapeutic and stress relieving ... and yummy.

Do you have a specific song that can always pump you up?  100%. "Get Up" by Bingo Players always pumps me up whether I'm teaching, running or cleaning the house 

If you could have one superpower, what would it be? I wish I could read minds, though I'm sure I'd instantly regret that choice once I had the ability – TMI.

What is your nickname? In high school & college it was L Train but now it's a mix between LT and BabyTro.

You can follow Laura on Instagram @babytro and Snapchat @lady_tro

Image via Antrim + Spruce Photography

LITHE VARSITY 2016-2017 10 Sep 2016

Lithe Varsity
Big up to the 69 Lithers who made the 2016-2017 Varsity team! What's our Varsity program? It's for those who give it their all ... all year long. We track your logged Lithe hours each year from September 1 through August 31, and those who log a minimum of 250 classes make the team. Varsity Lithers are listed on the blog, receive a limited edition Varsity tank top, and receive exclusive discounts, specials, and monthly perks throughout the year. 
250-274 Classes
Celine A.
Caroline B.
Dana B.
Dana B.
Curran B.
Christina C.
Amy C.
Cheryl C.
Meredith C.
Ali C.
Lauren C.
Carrie C.
Marie D.
Cassandra D.
Katie D.
Jennifer E.
Simona F.
Meredith G.
Anna J.
Annette K.
Darcie K.
Myriah L.
Adrienne L.
Rebecca N.
Amy P.
Rebecca M.
Simone N.
Kimberly P.
Julie S.
Brittany S.
Sarah S.
Maria T.
Emily W.
Diane W.
Tabitha W.
275-299 Classes
Sam B.
Kaitlin B.
Laurie C.
Jennifer C.
Jan F.
Deb F.
Kelly G.
Crystal H.
Molly K.
Jaclyn K.
Jennifer M.
Gretchen M.
Nina P.
Franca S. A.
Brooke T.
300-324 Classes
Annemarie C.
Shelly C.
Lauren F.
Lynne F.
Eileen G.
Samantha G.
Shana G.
Nari K.
Lindsay M.
Maria P.
Emily R.
Jennifer S.
Manjari S.
Janey S.
Molly U.
325+ Classes
Betsy C.
Samantha S.
Suzanne S.


Diva In Motion
The Diva In Motion trunk show is at Lithe Rittenhouse this Saturday, 9/10 from 8AM-11AM.  All who attend will receive 10-20% off jumpsuits, and be entered to win $50, $75, & $100 gift cards.
Image via Diva In Motion



Happy Friday, everyone! Today we're giving away one spot in our September 12th 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? We have a team of incredible teachers, and Class One is taught by creator Lauren Boggi. The three-week course begins on September 12th and classes (Mon. & Wed., 8-9PM) are held at our Rittenhouse studio. 

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!

Lithe instructor Kasey Porter via Antrim & Spruce Photography

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