CHALLENGE PROGRESS 27 Oct 2016

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Today is day 25 of 30 in your Lithe Fall Transformation Challenge, and you all are killing it! This week, we've loved seeing your sweaty selfies, step counters, and data from your Fitbits or Apple Watches showing your #litheburn. You're slaying in the studios, banding together with your fellow Lithers, powering through your 30 reps, and that dedication is paying off. After today it's the final five-day push to reach your goal, and we can't wait to see the #litheresults of all of your hard work next week! 

LITHE CHEESECAKE 26 Oct 2016

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Return of the mack. Our eight-ingredient 100 percent organic cheesecake is back ($8). 

DEAR LITHE (LOVE LETTERS) 26 Oct 2016

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Pamela

Dear Lithe, 
 
I love before-and-after pictures. Whether it's a home renovation, a child star then and now, or a fitness success story, seeing progress side by side is an exciting look back in time.  For me, the before-and-after pictures attached are not only exciting, but so much more. They are validation that my decision to come back to Lithe has been more than worth it. 
 
I first heard about Lithe in 2012 from my close friend and co-worker at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Jaime Powers is a former PICU colleague. Hey, Jaime!). I was a college senior, so after I tried a Lithe 101, I was #blessed with a Rue La La and a gift card for classes. I bought an unlimited package, got another Rue La La and when that was up in February 2014, I fell off the wagon. Using money as an excuse, I stopped going and tried to forget about how great I felt after a hard hour on the mat and at the barre.
 
In May, while perusing Facebook, I saw a five-class card for cheap. My favorite kind of post. It shouted at me, "Hello! Lithe is still here! And look it's on sale. Get back here!" Like the obvious bargain Betty that I am, I bought the deal and went to a class the next day. From the minute I walked into the studio and smelled the tea tree oil scent, felt the solid mat under my feet, and started to inhale and exhale to some bumping music, I knew I wouldn't be able to stop.
 
Now, it's October and I'm writing this from the couch with a satisfying ache after a 4:30PM Skinny Mini with Lauren. It's only been six months, but I want to explain how much of a difference the time has made. As you can see in my before picture, I've always been active. I reward myself with beer and other not so Lithe foods, but that hasn't changed. I love to run, and those two-and-half years I wasn't Lithing, I was a gym-goer. But clearly, was in a rut. My weight never seemed to go down, clothes fluctuated between too tight and meh...
 
Then May hit. Then June and and July. Coworkers and friends commented that I looked good or asked if I lost weight. My response was, "I'm trying." Because that's what I've done my whole adult life. Try and try. But something was different this time. I actually DID look good. I actually HAD lost weight. But I wasn't doing anything that differently ... except Lithe.  
 
I can only take three or four classes each week due to my 12-hour days as a nurse, so it feels like I'm rarely there. That's why Lithe has been so incredible. Because of the seemingly instant results. Lithers know that just an hour doesn't mean a short workout. Every single class we work more muscle groups than we realize. And for those reading that haven't had the pleasure of taking a class, trust me.
 
I do not have an artistic sense, but I marvel at Lauren's talent for creating these classes. The brand is addicting for a reason. I'm proud to say that I am hooked. And she's picked equally talented and passionate people to teach alongside her. Thank you to all the teachers who have motivated me, corrected my form, and continued the hype that keeps me coming back. See you tomorrow, Skinny Jeans.
 
Love, 
Pam

ELIZABETH TOMKINS' SKINNY MINI PLAYLIST 22 Oct 2016

Have you taken Skinny Mini with Master Instructor Elizabeth Tomkins? If not, you're missing out! To be honest, Elizabeth could probably teach without any music at all and her signature blend of grinning and growling would inspire you to push through grapevines, grounded abs, and liberties at the barre for the full hour. Luckily, she made this badass playlist for all of you to sweat it out to during Skinny Mini - enjoy!

FIT.HIP.FRIDAY GIVEAWAY! 21 Oct 2016

Ekaterina for Lithe Giveaway

TGIF, Lithers! This week we have a giveaway of the decadent Ekaterina Luxury Cream from Sabbatical Beauty. Did we mention 2 ounces retails for $175??

The cream is made of four types of caviar extract, three types of gold and white truffle extract. Caviar is well known for providing essential Omega three oils and has anti-aging properties. The gold in the Ekaterina cream comes in three different forms: colloidal gold (small, microscopic gold particles suspended in distilled water), fermented gold (yeast that has been enriched with gold and then harvested), and real 24 karat gold that both tops the cream and is dispersed throughout the jar. The Ekaterina Cream is part of Sabbatical Beauty's limited edition Fall collection, CRISP.

Sabbatical Beauty was founded by Lither Adeline Koh, Ph.D. Originally trained as a humanities professor, Adeline began researching skin care and making her own beauty products when she was frustrated with existing products on the market. The majority of brands loudly proclaim "active" ingredients on their packaging, but these actives make up only a tiny percentage of these ingredients. She decided to make her own products to really maximize these active ingredients. After seeing the results on her skin, which used to be red, dry and acne-prone, her friends demanded that she make products for them as well. They then overwhelmingly reported about how well the products worked and how quickly--diminishing redness and acne, filling in fine lines and wrinkles, and brightening complexions. Her friends then encouraged her to open up shop, resulting in SabbaticalBeauty.com.
 
To dive deep into the Sabbatical Beauty community sharing reviews and no-makeup selfies, join their Facebook Group and like them on Facebook! Everybody wins here, too, as Adeline has extended a 10% discount to all Lithers new to Sabbatical Beauty by emailing her at info@sabbaticalbeauty.com.

For a chance to win, please comment which product from the CRISP collection looks most enticing to you. One winner will be chosen at random on Monday, so you have three days to enter. One entry per person. Thanks and good luck! 

LTD. ED. LITHE 19 Oct 2016

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Sport your sport!  Order your Lither muscle tank ($38) and Okay, But First Lithe jersey pullover ($65) here.

NEW LITHE FOODS 17 Oct 2016

Green Protein Smoothie Mexi-Collard
Raw Oats


 
Green Protein Smoothie
Our new organic green protein smoothie is the meal replacement that has your back - supporting all of your hard in-studio work with satiating fiber and a whopping 19 grams of organic plant protein made of sprouted brown rice, yellow peas, sacha inchi, and hemp.  Ingredients: Organic banana, spinach, blueberry, lemon, spirulina, plant protein, almond milk, purified water.  Serving size: 16 oz.  $12
 
Mexi-Collard Wrap
The most perfect way to incorporate our favorite organic ingredients into a solid powerhouse lunch, Lithe Foods style. This rich, filling wrap is packed with fiber, whole-plant healthy fats, protein, calcium, iron, and vitamins.  Ingredients: collard greens, walnuts, sun-dried tomato, homemade spice mix, cashew cream, apple cider vinegar, cold-pressed lemon.  Serving size: 2 wraps  $12
 
Raw Oatmeal
Out with the old and in with the...Our new oatmeal recipe keeps your calories and sugar intake on point, girl.  Ingredients: organic rolled oats, organic almond milk, dates, vanilla, cinnamon, chia seed, salt.  Serving size: 8 oz.  $6

PINK 11 Oct 2016

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Pink, a pear-pineapple-ginger-grapefruit-beet cold-pressed juice, hits the studios this week. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and one dollar from each juice sale will be donated to BreastHealth.org

According to the team at BreastHealth.org, 50% of breast cancers could be prevented with different lifestyle choices, even if you start at age 50. They also stress that Breast Health is Women's Health: the things you are already doing for your overall wellness like a healthy diet, exercise, and not smoking also benefit your breasts. Basically, Lithe is like extra credit!

SHE'S LITHE: ELIZABETH CAMPBELL 9 Oct 2016

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What brought you to Lithe in the first place? I’ve been Lithing since 2008. I was working out with a trainer and was bored with the gym, so I checked out Lithe after reading a review online. My first impression was that the workouts were tougher than I expected and the class variety was spot-on for hitting the perfect combination of cardio and sculpting throughout the week. I keep coming back for the challenging workouts (no easier more than eight years later!) and the community of women.

What motivates you to stay consistent with Lithing? Different life factors over the years, including staying fit through my pregnancies and then trying to get back to pre-baby fitness levels keep me consistent. Most recently, my monthly membership. It keeps me hitting my weekly and monthly goal for total classes, which inspires me to get enough sleep (and not drink too much wine on weeknights!) to get to the 6AM classes.

What do you do to de-stress on the weekends? Hanging with my daughters and husband and our awesome group of friends, going to the local farmers' market, trips to Brigantine, and organizing my life. Starting the week with my life in order is the best de-stresser I know.     

What is the most rewarding aspect of Lithe to you? The results. And committing (mostly) consistently over the past eight years.

If you were a Lithe move, which would you be and why? Side planks – and right now, I’m loving the side balance work in Thigh High. Those moves take strength and balance, which are motivating factors in my life.

What do your friends and/or family think you do when you're at the studio? My daughters say that I go to the Lithe to get strong. I agree! They love to side plank and plyos.

What is the first concert you went to? Cindy Lauper. My sister and I wore side ponies and leg warmers. It’s one of my favorite pics ever!    

If you were stranded on a desert island, what are the three products you'd need to survive?  My electric toothbrush, sunscreen (I’d have third degree burns in a matter of minutes without it), and my iPhone, with a solar charger and service, of course. 

LAUREN'S TNT PLAYLIST 9 Oct 2016

TNT debuted in the studios this week, and you guys are killing that new CCS! It can take a little while to get the sequence down, so I wanted to share the perfect playlist to practice those butterfly jacks on your walk to and from class. 

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