A Look at Lithe
Exercise classes with names like "Skinny Jeans" and "A-List Abs" make us instantly skeptical. But the Lithe Method classes, offered at 1030 North 2nd St., 215-928-1662, lithemethod.com, are actually worth further investigation. These hour-long sessions combine Pilates core work, ballet, cardio, strength training and weights into one muscle-toning, fat-burning workout. Owner Lauren Boggi, who developed the Lithe Method, suggests three classes a week for five consecutive weeks to tone up and slim down for your wedding day. Women typically can lose five to ten pounds and drop up to three dress sizes. That means if you’re going to get lithe, you’d better do it before your final gown fitting. Prices start at $17 per class.