Why you should NEVER give up on your dreams


Hey guys!

I am so happy that a bunch of you were excited about the POP Pilates certification! Honestly, it’s going to be so fun training y’all to be group fitness instructors. Literally one of the best jobs in the world! I mean, I wouldn’t be still doing it after 8 years if I didn’t ABSOLUTELY love it right?

Speaking about love…let’s talk about your own love for yourself for a sec.

Have you ever been told that you can’t do something? That you shouldn’t because you suck. Because you’re stupid. Too fat. Too weak. Too ugly?

It hurts me when I look back at what was told to me before. Especially when you’re a kid, you begin to believe what you’re told and then your confidence diminishes to nothingness.

So today I want to talk to you about this. NEVER STOP BELIEVING IN YOURSELF. Whoever tells you that you can’t do something is just PLAIN WRONG. YOU are the one in control of your life. You can’t control your environment or the people around you, but you can control how you react to it.

I followed my passion and it led me to this. To you guys. To Pilates and to fashion.

So for all you dreamers out there, keep dreaming but start DOING!

I want you to watch this video because it’s the first time I’ve ever talked about my struggles growing up and how I ended up pursuing my passion against my parent’s wishes. It was not easy. But it was worth it. The harsh times I went through made me the stronger person I am today. It molded me.

I get a little emotional during the video, so I am sorry! But I hope you can take something special away from this and continue to let NOTHING stand in your way.

<3 Cassey

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  • Rose

    Hi Cassey, thank you for posting your story. It is so inspiring! I’m actually having the opposite problem. I’ve just started graduate school whilst still having a fulltime job. Everybody believes in me and tells me I can do this. My parents, family, friends and colleagues are so supportive en encourage me in this journey. There’s only one person that doesn’t believe in me… myself. I’m terrified of doing this, there’s SO much work involved and I’m convinced I’m gonna fail at some point. I know I have to try because having this degree will land me my dream job. I hope I can find a way to silence these insecurities and just work very hard to reach my goal. Thank you for inspiring us Cassey, I hope you know how much you mean to us POPsters and how you can really make a change in somebody else’s life.

  • Angel

    You are such a strong person Cassey !! Thank you so much for sharing your personal story with us, it is sooo inspiring :))

  • Your video really really touched me. My dream is to be a yoga teacher and a tv host and probably an actor too… but due my parents I’m studying radiology in college now. Thank you for inspiring me to work hard towards my dreams!

  • Sally

    My dad also wants me to be a doctor but I am seriously disgusted by blood, even though I also got blood in me, I will like literally throw up if I see it.

  • AG

    Cassey you are such an inspiration!! So happy for you and your success!

  • Kelly Peters

    I love the pink outfit!

  • What an excellent video

  • Cassey!!!! So proud and happy for you!! Congrats!!!! <3 xoxo

  • Ingrid




    im requesting a video or post about how to talk to your family / parents about why you eating clean kinda of thing. because lots of people including myself find it very hard to gain eccouragement and support from our family.

    thnks !!!!!!!!!!!!!xxxxxxxxx

  • Love this video! <3

  • This post is sooooo beautiful!!

  • Thank you for sharing, your story is so inspiring and I think we have all been there at some point. Telling your story will inspire many others and that is a good thing. Congrats on everything you have going on!