…And so that’s the big news! I found out last Friday and I think that’s when I went crazy on facebook and told you guys I had a secret but couldn’t tell you til Wednesday! If I did, YouTube said they would kill me. Def didn’t think it was worth dying.
I am very excited to be named one of YouTube’s next up and coming faces of fitness! So what does this actually mean? Well I had to enter my Blogilates YouTube Channel into a competition against other fitness channels all over the world. Then YouTube judges selected 16 winners. I was one of them! Oh and so was Bex! Yay!! Remember the workout we did together a month ago?
YouTube is giving me $15,000 worth of video equipment and promotion to help me make a “real career” out of making YouTube videos. OMG. That is a lot of mojo! They will also get industry professionals like Billy Blanks, creator of Tae Bo, to help coach us young fitness lads. SO COOL.
So remember when I said that this secret would benefit you too? Well guess what POPsters!!!! The only outcome I could EVER hope to come out of this experience would be to grow the Blogilates community more and more…to help you guys make friendships with each other and connect through our strong bonds…and to make more fitness and cooking videos for you to learn from. I’m not being cheesy, I’m being real.
When I was coming up with something to say in my Bio vid for Next Trainer, I wrote something about our community and it made me cry. Yea, it was weird. And although I’ve always been attached to you guys, I now know that I truly love and care about each and every one of you. That’s why I take your comments so personally. I see you as my students and friends. The particular thing I wanted to say was cut out in the actual vid you see up there…but just imagine me in the red shirt at the end going on for another 30 sec or so about how you guys have molded me into a better instructor and how much I want to meet you all one day.
So to add on to this whole community thing – I honestly believe that a ton of you are seeing results from the 90 Day Challenge because of the supportive network we have grown together. You guys are inspiring, motivating, and seriously, soooo nice. Your enthusiasm on facebook is ridiculous! I read your comments first thing when I wake up every morning and it makes me smile. My hope through YouTube Next Trainer is to get more POPsters on board and have more classes for you guys. One day my ULTIMATE DREAM is to have a crazy world wide POP Pilates meet up and teach every single one of you in person. I want my Ambassadors and POPstars up front and center leading the moves with me. Oh man…guys, I hope one day we can make this happen.
You should be expecting higher quality vids from me now…haha yay. And more frequent vids!!! For the next 12 weeks, YouTube Next Trainer will be putting all of us through a filming/editing course and mentorship program with top fitness professionals.
Here’s the playlist for the Next Trainer Bio videos for all 16 of us: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA9E0E8965C84D7A5&feature=playlist-comment
You can also check out their channels here:
www.youtube.com/AmandaRussell – Model/trainer from New York
www.youtube.com/Blogilates – Me!
www.youtube.com/DaveyWaveyFitness – PT from Rhode Island, he’s proud and loud!
www.youtube.com/DemonDrills – CRAZY stunts!
www.youtube.com/FitnessFAQs – Basically what the name says!
www.youtube.com/fitnesstrainingbyjon – He was a crazy gymnast!
www.youtube.com/genghisgirl – Bex!
www.youtube.com/jdcav24 – Reminds me of Tony Horton.
www.youtube.com/leemhayward – Bodybuilder
www.youtube.com/Officialbarstarzz – OMG, this guy can do amazing things with bars.
www.youtube.com/PilatesAnytime – Another Pilates Instructor!
www.youtube.com/StrongLikeSusan – She has a serious 6 pack.
www.youtube.com/STRskillSchool – Major ball skills.
www.youtube.com/Xcellfitnessindia – He’s a PT from India!
www.youtube.com/yogatic – Yoga teacher with all kinds of instructional videos!
www.youtube.com/YogaWorks – Yoga teacher from LA.
Can’t wait to meet these other trainers!!!
And in other news…next week I will be traveling to LA for another secret I have to tell you about. HAHAHA. I know, I just get meaner by the minute right?? Umm, oh yeah and our facebook page was named one of Shape.com’s Top 10 Inspirationl Fitness Facebook Fanpages to follow! Woot woot! It’s all YOU GUYS! I was also shooting pics of my new oGorgeous yoga bags and gym bags ALL day yesterday…I am so busy-crazy-tired-dying-white hairs growing-excited-not sleeping, I don’t know what to do with myself.
Someone help me.
OK time for bed now. CONGRATS to all of us in the Blogilates Community. This is a win for all of us POPsters, so don’t congratulate me…congratulate us. Great things to come our way :)