I have been up since 3:30 am this morning! Kinda tired and kinda delusional. I was at 24 Hour Fitness in West Hollywood with a bunch of fellow group exercise instructors celebrating the official launch of POP Pilates at 24 Hour Fitness! KTLA filmed 4 segments with us and I taught my friend and reporter Mark Mester all about candlestick dippers, double leg lifts, and plie squats! He died :)
Guys, but for real, I cannot believe this is actually happening. I started teaching 10 years ago for fun…and now…what!? There are marketing posters all over the clubs advertising a format I started on YouTube! CRAYYYYY!!!! Look at this one…
I love it so much because not only does every girl here look so strong, calm, and determined…do you know that these ladies are also POPsters turned POP Pilates Instructors!?? Ugh that makes my heart get all warm when I type that!! I am so proud of them. The girl in the BODYPOP pants is Steph aka @xogingy on Instagram. Sometimes I say “Hey, XO!” That’s kinda her name. The gal in the blue top is Lexi! She is also my design assistant and works with me everyday at Blogilates HQ! And the pretty blonde in the back is Isabella. She is a performer and singer!
I hope you get a chance to take POP Pilates LIVE at a gym near you. We take a lot of care when we certify our instructors to make sure that if you take the class anywhere, it’ll look and feel familiar, but with a twist from the instructor’s personality.
If you want to get POP Pilates certified and start teaching, please reach out to [email protected]. We are beginning to plan what cities we should go to next!
NOW…I have a surprise for you! We haven’t done HIIT workouts in a while so I decided to give you a very special one today:
The entire workout is under 30 min total and you will BURN BURN BURN. This is what I like to do in the mornings before work if I have little time and am feeling like I need to kick myself in the booty!
But being a HIIT lover for years, I always found it really hard to find a timer that I really liked. There was always something that could have been done better. So guess what? Over the past several months I worked alongside my team of developers to bring you what I know to be the simplest, most intuitive, most aesthetic, and well THE BEST HIIT Timer that there is out there! You can get it by downloading the Blogilates Official App in the iTunes App Store or Google Play Store!
Look at the ombre! Of course we needed to have that :) So you will be able do the following with your timer:
1) Choose how long you’d like to “workout”
2) Choose how long you’d like to “rest”
3) Choose how many “moves” you’d like to perform
4) Name the “moves” <— this is the COOLEST FEATURE. The names actually pop up as you’re working out!
5) Choose how many rounds you’re doing
I typically go 45 sec work, 15 sec rest, and I do 4 rounds. My workouts end up being under 30 min and they are INTENSE and effective!!! Just try the Fat Shredder HIIT above. You will understand.
So to get the HIIT Timer, just download the “Blogilates Official App” – it is free in the Apple App Store and in Google Play Store. Then when you click on the little “tools” button on the bottom left, you will be directed to pay a one time purchase fee of just $1.99. It’s super cheap and really just helps me recover the costs it took to develop the HIIT Timer feature for you guys. I hope you love it and use it. If you get the HIIT timer, please snap a pic and hashtag it #blogilates and #blogilatesapp. I can’t wait to see you using it!
And for those of you who don’t have the Blogilates App yet…GET IT!!! Can you believe the Blogilates app has over a million downloads!? You guys are cray! It has your workout calendar in there for October too(and every month going forward).
It has all of my workout videos in one neat place for you to search.
It has tons of recipes! Even all the new ones from the recent #cheapcleaneats videos!
Finally a POPster fave…the Forums. This is basically a POPster specific Instagram. Love the Hot Topics page where the inspiration is ENDLESS!
Well guys! Hope you enjoyed that. Take care of yourself, drink a ton of water and go do some POP Pilates! (Or this HIIT workout!)