An EXTRA Crazy Special Day…

Hey POPsters!!!

Hope you had a MARVELOUS week! I’m going to go see The Great Gatsby tonight – can’t wait! My glutes have finally healed from all of that charlestoning. Did you learn the dance easily? I hope so! I am very happy you guys liked the video. Cardio dances usually take me a lot more time and effort to produce so I am always so grateful for your enthusiasm!



If you didn’t see my instagram pics or didn’t watch TV on Thurs…watch the clip above and thank you to everyone who submitted their videos and super congrats to everyone featured in the ExtraTV Fitness Challenge! I loved watching you trampoline your crunches…jumprope your crunches….making food while crunching…and fighting bears with electric wands while crunching. Hahahaha! You guys really wowed me!

How was it meeting Mario Lopez and Maria Menounos? Well they are just as gorgeous in person as they are on TV! Mario’s dimples are totes for real and he looks as young as he did when he played AC Slater on Saved by the Bell! Maria has curves for days and is just so beautiful! I didn’t really get a chance to chat with them very much as they were busy changing from segment to segment but it was definitely as experience standing there with the crowd behind you and the cameras in front of you in the middle of The Grove.

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I surprised Mario and Maria by forcing them crunch while making oatmeal. Muahaha.

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The ingredients. That’s a lot of brown sugar.

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Mario went CRAZZZYYYYY and got it all over himself. Looked like baby barf – hahaha! They made me taste the concoction (and yes I really did taste it) in order to pick a winner. Watch the vid to see who got top Blogilates honors :)

That day was so crazy because I woke up at 6am to edit the Flapper Dance Practice vid AND the Daisy’s Cardio Dance vid before getting ready for EXTRA. Then afterwards on the way home…

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I noticed a T-Rex.

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And a Santa Clause.

So what do I do? Make a U-Turn and stop in of course!!!!

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There were so many random things that looked crazy nuts. Like this ridic chair! I was so intrigued by this place that I ended up talking to the owner for a long time. Basically this place is a sort-of thrift shop of props from movie sets. You can buy Hollywood signs, fake horses, human sized bird cages, and a larger than life Oscar if you want. The place is called Nick Metropolis and this is Nick below:

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I ended up talking to Nick for a long time because I was drawn to his natural gleeful energy. He’s owned this shop for 20 years and to him, it’s more than just a business. Producers have come by and asked to do a TV show with him but he’s refused countless times because he doesn’t care for that sort of thing. What really drew me to him was his story of why he keeps his business open and why he won’t sign any contract for a show unless some very important things are showcased properly. Nick told me that he actually houses a couple homeless people near the back of his shop and also takes care of orphaned dogs and cats when he can. He also told we the story of a Vietnam War vet who pushes a shopping cart by every week and tries to sell Nick a broken microwave to make some money for food. Nick knows the microwave doesn’t work but buys it anyway, not to sell it, but to simply help the man out.

Stories like this and people like this warm my heart so much. I love that Nick doesn’t just give the war vet money but rather makes a business transaction with him because then the war vet feels like he’s earned something. He feels like he has created value which in return builds purpose and confidence. This whole act of kindness is such a gem. You really don’t see this everyday.

Here’s the address if you ever are in LA! You really should stop by – it’s a cool place. Apparently Miley Cyrus was here last week with her mom and designer looking for things to add to her set. And Drew Barrymore did a shoot here too. Quite the location!

100 S La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Also, one last thing! I moved today! Err yesterday? (It’s 4am now…)

Boxes. Yes, I moved again. Boston to San Fran almost 2 years ago. Then San Fran to LA 5 months ago. And now LA to LA 1 day ago. Haha don’t worry. I am still in So Cal just a bigger place so we can have more fun filming stuff and so that my legs won’t graze against the couch every time I am trying to film a POP Pilates video due to limited square footage! I made sure to do an apt tour before I left so watch for that video soon on BlogilatesTV!

K I gotta go to bed. Muy tired.

Love you guys!! Stay focused, be amazing, and go do something out-of-the-way nice for someone today.

<3 Cassey

  • Sara

    Hi Cassey!

    Could you pleade do a how to get into split printables?

  • monica

    Hi Cassey! Love everything you do!!! You are my idol!! hahaha i bet you have heard this before!! I want to know how many calories do I lose when I do your exercise. I just stared the 90 days plan. Im trying to follow the diet as well. Please let me know! Thnx

  • MiinaMarie

    this is what I read…I’m Cassey, I have the coolest life ever. Come follow me on my magic journey of awesome! Well said Cassey, well said indeed! <3

  • Ha ha! I live right around the bend from the Grove, I should have come to cheer you all on :) Oh and Nick’s Metropolis is ridiculous – LOL! I have been there once, that’s all I needed!

    • MiinaMarie

      jealous!!! I love that place! I’d have gone too – but I live in Canada… haha a bit of a drive – hope to visit there in a few months.

  • sue

    lol that is super cute

  • Lynn

    Hi Cassey,
    It’s so awesome that you were on EXTRA! So happy for you! and Nick’s story is so touching!

  • Anna

    Love reading your blogs Cassey, you always have such crazy, interesting adventures. Your workouts and positive attitude towards life motivate me every day! Thank you xo

  • Forums

    Ahh!! You’re in my area!! I hope I run into you one day soon!!

  • Emily Nard

    This was a great blog to read! Nick’s story was so lovely and touching. I’m so glad you shared that with us, you’re such a real person Cassey, I love it! I love reading your blog everyday because not only does it include healthy eating, cute fashion, and crazy workouts but you also add elements of humility, good energy and spirit. You and your blog are the complete package!! :D

  • Awwww I love Nick’s story and his big big heart! Thanks for sharing about him as I’m always blessed to hear about people who are selfless in one way or another. And omgsh, that oatmeal competition is too insane, but I’m glad they were good sports! You’re hilarious Cassey.

  • Dena

    Wow, it sounds like a crazy day! Loved seeing the Extra clip :) and seriously, Mario is so cute!

  • April

    Thats so sweet!!! =)

  • Ivy

    Thank you for making videos for us Cassey! Every since I started following your May calendar, I feel so much better, not just physically but mentally. I am more motivated now and I feel so proud of myself whenever I am able to complete a workout video without dying. And thank you for sharing the story of Nick. That’s really generous of him and people like him are hard to find nowadays. I hope you adjust well to your new apartment/place and I can’t wait to see the apartment tour of your previous place! And Mario Lopez is a cutie. I just have to add that. :) I love his dimples.