So today is the day! YouTube finally released their Rewind 2013 video! I love love love watching these. There’s something about seeing all my fave YouTubers reenact the biggest viral vids of the year that kinda sends chills up my spine but makes my heart warm at the same time. This year guys…I am so happy to say…that your trainer was part of the making of the video!
It’s kinda been my in-the-closet dream. No really. I have always wanted to be a part of one of these original YouTube productions. So when they asked me, I felt like my 2013 was complete. I had to say yes!! If you watch the vid (which you def should) you’ll see me horsin’ around. Like, literally. I had the chance to meet GloZell and KassemG and film atop a lovely LA rooftop. We did this about a month ago! It’s amazing how quickly it all turned around. How many YouTubers and viral vid references can you spot?
When I woke up this morning I got a text from a friend who I haven’t spoken to in a long time…it was a picture of this:
OMG, front page of LA TIMES Business??!?!??! I was so surprised…honored…thankful. Seriously guys, if it wasn’t for your enthusiasm to workout, do Earthquakes, Double Leg Lifts, and Burpees with me, I mean – where would Blogilates be? Because of you, little by little the world is starting to take notice of how fun and entertaining fitness can be. I am so happy that our vibrant and positive community is growing rapidly every day. I love you so much for being a part of my life…and for making my dream of being in this Rewind video come true :)
I also want to take a moment to reflect back on YouTube and POP Pilates. I remember putting up a simple 10 min total body workout for my students in LA before moving to Boston for my first job out of college in 2009. I never thought anyone would really watch it. But as time went on and my job got worse and worse, I posted more and more. You guys encouraged me to keep making videos. Reading your comments always brightened my day…they energized me and made me believe there was a better life beyond my stupid desk job. And today, from reading all of your emails, letters, tweets, and comments…Blogilates has become a FORCE because of you. You helped me become a better instructor, you’ve helped me gain confidence in my teaching, and you’ve helped Blogilates become the #1 Most Subscribed fitness channel for women on YouTube.
We’re almost at 1 MILLION subscribers. I can’t even believe it. That’s crazy!!!
And you know what? When that happens, I am going to have a very very very special surprise for you. It’s something that I’ve been working on and perfecting for the past year. You’ve asked for it for a long time (kinda like the app). And also due to Facebook’s ridiculous inability to be useful as a fanpage anymore…this surprise is super necessary. Just imagine a world where you can make friends with POPsters all over the globe. A place to find safety and seek support. A place of inspiration when you’ve feeling down. A place to find a sister to look after you and for you to look after. A place for you to share your successes and failures with no judgement. A place of honesty and REALNESS. This will be your fitness home. You’ll see :) I love you so much and this is everything you’ve ever wanted and deserve.
Ooh! And here’s the Behind the Scenes vid:
Bye my lovelies…see you soon!
PS – Should I do a 50 random facts about me video? What do you wanna know?