It’s easy to forget about logging time in the gym when spring has sprung.
No need for guilt: Lithe Method’s latest class, Walk-Star, lets you work up a sweat outdoors.
Strap one-pound weights to your wrists and ankles before embarking on the four-and-a-half-mile journey. Instructors keep things moving with arm exercises at traffic lights and lunges, squats, and push-ups during a pit stop at the park. (Did you think you were there to smell the roses?)
Passersby might stare at the duck-like sidewalk procession, but judging by your leaders’ lean, toned physiques, a little awkwardness is worth it.
The trainers recommend a few introductory classes (Lithe 101) to master breathing and form beforehand. And since another outpost opens in Old City next week, there’s no need to go the extra mile.
To sign up, call 215-545-5144 or go to clients.mindbodyonline.com. Mention DailyCandy for 50 percent off a Lithe 101 and Walk-Star class (regularly $40) through April 30. Visit Lithe Method at 1030 North Second Street, suite 501, Liberties Walk; 255 South 17th Street, fourth floor; 219 Cuthbert Street, fourth floor (lithemethod.com).
Photos: Courtesy of Lithe Method