Cassey Ho is the OG of the online fitness revolution we’ve been having in the last few years – but she’s definitely not your typical fitness star. Since 2009, the Pilates pro and fitness trainer been sharing workouts, tips, and inspiration via her brand and blog, both aptly named Blogilates. Her YouTube following is well over the 2 million mark, and she’s been named the second most influential online fitness professional in the country (only second to Jillian Michaels, nbd). And her brand-new book, Hot Body Year-Round, is already a bestseller.
But Cassey is more than just a fitness instructor or online trainer. Sure, she creates weekly workout videos and monthly exercise calendars, and her activewear game is on point (thanks to her newly launched BODYPOP Active line, which she created and designed) but she does it in a way that is unquestionably unique – making her videos refreshingly playful and fun, often times using current pop hits as the soundtrack. In the last few years, Cassey (and Blogilates) has inspired tens of thousands of girls and women around the globe to live a life of wellness that works on their own terms, due in no small part to Cassey’s openness and genuinely supportive attitude. She’s not just all squats and lunges – she shares her personal life, her ups and downs (check out her viral video on body image), and gives her clan of POPsters not only a trainer, but a friend.
Read below to learn Cassey’s inspiring outlook on fitness, her surprising go-to post-workout fuel, and the mantra she loves when it comes to reaching your goals. Meet your new workout buddy:
Class In Session With Cassey Ho of Blogilates
Well, of course, the online studio, home to 2 million people! And my home gym, 24 Hour Fitness, where we are rolling out my format POP Pilates® nationally this year! It is seriously a dream come true!
Creator of POP Pilates®.
Favorite class to take:
I love taking dance classes! I feel so free and crazy at the same time. It’s awesome. And actually, I just took my very first POP Pilates class yesterday. Sounds weird, right? Well, since I created the format, I could never actually take it until someone was certified to teach it. I had the chance to do that at our first POP Master Training Summit. It was a tough workout!!
Moment I fell in love with fitness:
When I was 16 and I found the Mari Winsor Pilates DVDs.
When you leave my class you feel...
Inspired. Unstoppable. Vibrant. Full of happiness.
My secret weapon:
Go-to workout gear:
BODYPOP Active! You will also always find me in booty shorts.
In my gym bag:
My POPsters. They are my everything and the reason why Blogilates even exists. Every day, I am thankful and grateful for them. Thanks guys. I love you.
When I'm not in the studio, I'm:
Designing, creating, sharing and eating.
Favorite post-workout fuel:
Sashimi salad. Yellowtail preferably.
Favorite way to hydrate:
My “Brains & Beauty” detox water. It’s oranges, blueberries, and mint infused in ice cold water.
Fave quick workout outside the studio:
Dancing! It is simply the best thing, especially when the music is loud and I’m getting lost in my own bliss.
Latest healthy obsession:
Ah! I just started making avocado toast on Ezekiel Bread and it is life.
If you can’t stop thinking about it, don’t stop working for it.