It's gonna be a SWEATY SEPTEMBER!!!!! On Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Fri, you will do 1 POP Pilates/POP Sculpt/Bikini Blaster and 1 POP Cardio/POP HIIT alternating for 1 hr. YUP. You're gonna be sparkling with sweat.
On wed, you will do all POP HIITs back to back for 1 hr. It's a hard core day. You could also sub something like Nike Training Club here.
On Saturday, it's cardio day!!! You could do all POP Cardios or just go for a run, do the elliptical - whatever.
Also, you'll see that this month we have written workout commands! You are to do these every morning. First thing you do when you wake up. No excuses. Just do it.
Have fun! I think you'll also like the checkboxes very much!!! If you have any questions, just comment below tweet me @Blogilates (this will be faster).
<3 you! Have a great 3 day weekend for my Americans!
Here's the gorgeous new #OMGOctober calendar. This one is special. Very special. EVERY. SINGLE. WORKOUT. Is listed. Now there are no questions as to how you should pair the workouts. Yes, yes, you're welcome. Just click on it, enlarge, and right click save image as. You can search the workouts on YouTube.
In addition, for the first time ever, there is a supplemental fitness journal you can download and use alongside this October calendar! YUP!!!! And it's matching!!!! You can log food, water intake, measurements etc. Here's what it looks like:
Each week is dated to go exactly with the #OMGoctober calendar. This is a digital download and you can get all four weeks for $1.99 on shopblogilates.com.
But since this is my first time doing this, let's have a little fun!!! If you tweet me or facebook me a picture of something that might make me go "OMG!!!" and hashtag it #OMGoctober I will send you a coupon code to get the fitness journal for free! This starts...RIGHT NOW! I'll pick 5 POPsters and will publicly announce as I choose/laugh/smile. This will last all day October 1st PST! It is currently 7 am so I am gonna allow entries until 11:59pm Oct 1st. Yes this contest is international! Go cray cray now!
And for those of you who don't wanna wait, I will award you with a $1.00 gift certificate that will make this journal only 99c! Use the code "ohemgee" at checkout and you'll be all set.
Thanks so much for following the calendar. I know with this guidance, the new videos, these tools, and your passion to succeed - you will look and feel SMOKIN' in that Halloween Costume on the 31st!
Yay! Lemme know if everything works!
PS - I included the #OMGoctober calendar in the digital download too just in case.
click to enlargeHey POPsters!!! This Feb, it's all about feeling FABULOUS about yourself, so that's why we're using the hashtag #FEELFABFEB every time you complete or do the workouts this month! You'll notice that you have homework too! (Uh-oh!) No, do not worry, it is all a good and FUN thing! I just want you to send me your dream mail postcard! I really want you to be conscious of your goals and to make them happen!! One way to do that is to write them down and express it to the universe. This is your chance. BE WHO YOU WANNA BE. DO WHAT YOU WANNA DO. This is your life and your time!! As far as the workouts, you will do 1 cardio to warm up your muscles and to get your heart rate up. Then a series of targeted muscle group videos. Then I want you to end with cardio again. It's like a sweat sandwich. ANDD!!!! I decided to add a cool sale for calendar subscribers only! From now til Feb 14th - you can get 10% off anything in the www.ShopBlogilates.com store! Use code "FEELFAB10". Yay! Alrighty and here is the grand prize oGorgeous gym bag winner of #JaNEWary!!!! *drum roll please* Oh my goodness, oh my goodness!!! Who is it!!???? Here she is... CONGRATS JOAN!!! Please email me at [email protected] and send me your addy! Everyone, let's kill Feb. Let's do this!!!
THIS MONTH YOU WILL DO EVERY BLOGILATES WORKOUT VIDEO I HAVE EVER MADE.
EVER.OMG. Yes. OMG. There are 127 videos (including the new ones I will post weekly on the channel) and I am asking you right now to commit. Commit to this challenge and imagine how amazing and accomplished you will feel on April 30th. Are you ready? Let all of us POPsters join in on this challenge and motivate each other to go GO GO whether you like the workout or not. YOU HAVE TO DO IT. And all of us will do the same videos together every day. Something new: I added a "sign here" section so that you can literally sign off your accomplishments daily. This will signify completion. Official completion however, is only granted when you tweet or instagram me @Blogilates a pic of your signature of the day. Be sure to use the hashtag #Blogilates127 so I can find you, comment, and feature you! I want all of us to see and congratulate hard work daily. So without further adieu...PRINT YOUR CALENDAR NOW!!!! Let's hit April 1 with a bang and let's KILLLL ITTTTT!!!!!!
click image to enlarge, right click save, then print!
New vid for April 1st is here!!
For new POPsters, you can find the videos on my youtube channels youtube.com/blogilates and youtube.com/blogilatestv. But you know what? We have some awesome dedicated POPsters that like to create the workout playlist for every single day each workout calendar month. You can usually find the links to the playlist on my fanpage at facebook.com/blogilates. Check the comments! There's always someone...and I appreciate it so much :)Oh and love love love seeing your lovely faces on instagram!!! Keep sending me pics of you in your gear! Just hashtag it #blogilates so I can find you. Here are some gorgeous POPsters from all over the world. Speaking of gear...just designed a bunch of cute new booty shorts!!! I am so happy it's finally hot enough to wear shorts. Well...where I am. Sorry :P But either way, check it out! Which one do you like best?
Assorted booty shorts, $19.50, shopblogilates.com
Have fun with the April Calendar. Let's GO STRONG for the April #Blogilates127 challenge. I know we can kill this. Leggo.
Greetings POPsters! You're in! Happy June!
This month is all about being ON FIRE! Your butt, your abs, your arms, your thighs, you name it - I'm gonna burn it. BUT I also want you to feel like YOU'RE on fire too! I want you to chase your dreams and reach them! I want you to feel HOT! You are IT and you know it, so let's rock our confidence because you know what? Confidence is the SEXIEST thing a woman (or man) can wear. It's so true.
Also, for those of you looking to transform your body with me this month (especially those of you committing to the DietBet with me), I want you to take a before picture on June 1st. Front, side, and back. In underwear or a bikini. Then you will do the same on June 30th. I want you to see the hard work you've earned!
Be sure to tweet or instagram me the answers to your sunday questions! Check in with me as much as possible because I am here for you! Just so you know, when I wake up, the first thing I do when I open my eyes is grab my phone, check the time, and then check tweets from you guys. I read them, favorite them, and answer back! So talk to me! I like seeing your progress, your pics, and your funny comments :)
You have 4 new "On Fire" Workouts coming out this month (Mondays) along with 4 DELICIOUS "Cheap Clean Eats" recipes (Thursdays). Please subscribe to YouTube.com/Blogilates to be alerted of their release! I am so happy you're liking Cheap Clean Eats...it's an idea I've been wanting to release for a while and your enthusiasm has been very heart warming for me! It keeps my energy high and my creative juices flowing!
Have a beautiful start to June. Don't forget to take 1 day a week to relax (at least) and allow your brain to wander. This is healthy. It also results in more creativity and better productivity throughout the week. That's why Sundays are rest days :)
Love you and SWEAT HAPPY!
WEEK 4YouTube.com/Blogilates 2. Print the calendar and hang on your wall 3. Do each of the videos once (video playlists are listed per day in the table above) 4. Check mark each video you do 5. Sign off and then tweet or instagram me your accomplishment @Blogilates! (I highly recommend creating a twitter and instagram account to get more active in the Blogilates community. It is also easy to communicate with me there!) NOTES: New workout videos are uploaded every Monday on YouTube.com/Blogilates. “Cheap Clean Eats” recipes also air every Thursday for your healthy foodie desires :) Although the new vids are not included on the Beginner’s Calendar, I encourage you to take a look at them when they come out. Please try if you want to challenge yourself! If you can’t do it anymore, just stop, and start again. NO BIG DEAL. Breaks are ok. Everything you do is PROGRESS! Do the best you can! All it takes is hard work and determination. If you want it bad enough, your dream of becoming fit will turn into a reality. I promise. Please let me know if you have any questions. I am your friend and your instructor and I am here for you! <3 Cassey
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Hey POPsters!HAPPY JULY!!!! Oh man oh man oh man are you in for a treat. Well many actually! First off, I wanna let you know that I am listening to your comments and tweets and am working to make exercising as easy as possible for you. (Well not the exercising part...but the getting your butt off the couch to exercise part.) So this month, and every month going forward, I will post a playlist for each day's workouts RIGHT HERE ON MY BLOG (see above) so that you no longer have to keep searching YouTube and waste precious minutes typing. You're welcome :) Secondly, for doing such a great job so far through the year, I wanted to reward everyone by hosting a fun Nike shoe giveaway! Yes, these dreamy trainers... I am giving away 1 pair of Nikes every week for the month of July in any color you want! The ones I typically wear are Nike Free Runs, so start shopping around now for the color and style you like because those shoes could be on your feet THIS MONTH. How to win? Well, something else new that I am introducing this month are POP HIITs. A lot of you have been asking me for the routines I do at the gym and I decided to take all of last month to test out special routines for you...muahahaha. You're gonna hate me soooo much! I came up with 9 explosive workouts that will make you sweat and scream!!!! Every Tues and Thurs I will post a new POP HIIT Printable with video instruction. All you have to do is share it! 1 share = 1 entry. So for example. if you look on the calendar, on July 2nd there is a pic of a Nike shoe and arrows around a facebook symbol. This means I want you to find my "WE CAN'T STOP" printable on my facebook fan page and click "share." That's it! Repeat this for Thursday's printable and then on Sunday I announce the winner on Twitter! It's really easy. Just follow the directions on the calendar. Also...to help facilitate your transformation this month, all of your POP HIITs will also be available on WeightTraining.com/Blogilates where you can type in how much you weigh, your height, gender, etc. and they will tell you how many calories you burned! I know this is something you guys want, so please make the most of it by making an account on WeightTraining.com! Okie dokie! It should be a fun filled month! I wanna hear from you! Be sure to use #thisisMYJULY when you tweet anything related to the calendar. This helps other POPsters find one another who may need extra support! And I totally need to be seeing you trying the recipes from my new Cheap Clean Eats series on Thursdays. Use hashtag #cheapcleaneats on Instagram so I can like and comment on your photo :) Great job and CHEERS to another crazy month of healthy living and beast mode training!!!!! GO POPSTERS GO POPSTERS GO!!!! <3 Cassey
This month you are going to be #soHOTinAugust! Do you know it is my secret (now not so secret) desire to make each calendar better than the last? It gets a little harder each time...but you know what? I think you'll really enjoy this one because I integrated diet in here for you. There are simple things you have to do every day that will help you stay lean without even trying. I want you to FOLLOW THE RULES for 31 days. Can you do that for me? I know you can.
Here are your clickable workouts of the day! Just click on the date and the whole playlist will show up! Make sure you bookmark this page so that everyday you can just come here and see the full playlist. No more searching through YouTube on both my channels trying to find the workout! Here it is. So no excuses k? You must do every single workout!
Also! I would like to take a moment to announce the FINAL Nike Free Run winner for #thisisMYJULY! Congrats to Nicole J. Cadavid on Facebook!Please send an email to [email protected] to claim your shoes! Woohoo! Thank you everyone for participating in the giveaway. It was really fun! Please lemme know what you want for a giveaway next time...seriously. I'm listening! And thank you to WeightTraining.com for hosting this with us. Y'all should join the Blogilates Group on WeightTraining! It's free and there you can log cals burned for our workouts or even stuff you do alone at home or at the gym! OK GUYS!!! Let's HIT AUGUST LIKE YOU'VE NEVER HIT IT BEFORE!!! I'm so with you on this. I totes have photoshoot in like 2 weeks so it's time to get FOCUSED. <3 you! Cassey
HAPPY #NOVEMBURN! Are you ready to get serious with your goals this month? Are you ready to commit to working out daily while eating clean? Good. Because I'm here with you and I will be training extra hard too. And since it's gonna get tough emotionally this month (I know the holidays are coming up and that means food food food!) I'm super excited to let you know that the meal plan I've been teasing you with is nearly ready to be shared! I've been working with WeightTraining.com and their team of trusted nutritionists to bring you a well-rounded 3-phase Blogilates meal plan that will lean you out and clean up your diet for good. Don't worry vegans, I got you covered too :)
Oh and since we're talking about surprises and you guys already got into this password protected post, I wanted to tell you first before anyone else. You know that Blogilates community I was talking about? Yeah. That one. It's nearly done!!!! I CANNOTTTT WAIT for you to join and meet all your POPster friends from all around the world. So many cool features. REALLY. I'm putting the finishing touches on it now. Yay yay yay!!!!
OKAY. Now let's talk about your #NOVEMBURN workouts!!! We're back to Sunday Relax Days but now you've got something new on Fridays and Saturdays. Friday is "100 Day" and Saturday is "Dance Days." I think the latter is pretty self explanatory. But 100 days? There's no video for this one...it is a challenge for you to complete and COMPETE! I want you to time yourself doing the whole routine each week and see if you can get faster and faster.
Your moves are:1. 100 jumping jacks 2. 100 sit ups (NOT CRUNCHES) 3. 100 squats (go all the way down and all the way up…these are NOT pulses) 4. 100 criss crosses (make sure to pronate your opposite shoulder to opposite knee) 5. 100 bridge pulses (to make it harder, add a barbell, books, or weights on your pelvic area. Cushion with towels and hold with your hands) 6. 100 chest press pulses (keep those elbows together and make sure you’re going from shoulder height to nose height will pulsing)
I am asking you to go FASTER each week. But that does not mean you can halfway do the moves. No. You must complete them with full intensity. But you must try to move it move it. Got it? Good :)
Also, The Total Body Toner is your exclusive video of the month! This one is about 15 min long and will target every single muscle in your body. It's so good. I designed some new moves for you and I know you're going to love it. If you have the Blogilates app on iPhone or Android, the video comes free with a 99c subscription to the calendar. (The app is free to download btw and comes with updated recipes, the POPstergram forum, all of my videos, etc.) Or you can also download to own Total Body Toner on shopblogilates.com. It's not there yet but will be soon!
Alrighty guys, here are the playlists for every day in November. Save this page so you can come back to the daily workouts all month without searching!!November 1 November 2 November 3 November 4 November 5 November 6 November 7 November 8 November 9 November 10 November 11 November 12 November 13 November 14 November 15 November 16 November 17 November 18 November 19 November 20 November 21 November 22 November 23 November 24 November 25 November 26 November 27 November 28 November 29 November 30 GOOD LUCK! I love you and please check in with me DAILY on Twitter @Blogilates. I wanna hear how you are doing! I am your trainer and I need to know your progress in order for me to help you. Have fun and SWEAT HAPPY!!! <3 Cassey
Let the 12 Week #Newbodymakeover Challenge BEGIN!!!!
First thing...TAKE YOUR BEFORE PIC! Make sure you get a front shot, a side shot, and a back shot wearing a bikini. This is for your personal journey only and I do not have to see it. The amazingness happens when your "after pic" is revealed in 12 weeks :)
Now, here are your workouts for the first 4 1/2 weeks. There is more cardio in this one to really make sure you begin to lean out quickly as you begin your transformation. If you are not looking to burn extra fat, then you can skip the mile runs! And if you're at home and have no access to a treadmill, I suggest you do the following Fat Melting Routine to replace the miles:
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Well to half of the world as of now :)
I wanted to do something different and just fully EXPOSE the January 2014 Blogilates Workout Calendar just this one time! All I ask is that you share the calendar with your friends and family who are seeking a way to get fit and have fun. Pick someone close or virtual to do the workouts with you. My first New Year resolution for you is this...
DO AND CHECK OFF EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THE WORKOUTS LISTED HERE.
You have 31 days to transform your body and your life. Start now. Start fresh! And just take it one day at a time...just one workout at a time! It's only about 1 hr a day. That's nothing!! Before you know it, you'll be signing that pink box at the end of the calendar like a CHAMPION!
Also, I wanted to warn you about all of the new fitness infomercials you're going to be seeing for the next month. Please remember that just because someone or some product appears on TV, and a company charges you money for it, it does not mean that there is something magical about it that's going to make "slimmer, tighter, and toned" fast. It's still all on you. Big companies have millions of dollars to spend on commercials to get your attention and they hire professional fitness models to keep you glued to the TV. This does not mean those programs are any better than this one right here in front of you. At absolutely no cost.
Why do I do this? Because I can. Simple as that. I have knowledge and expertise to share from my years of training and teaching...and I enjoy seeing your hard work and dedication. I think fitness should be free. So that's why I've been posting free content this blog and my YouTube Channel (which will hopefully reach 1 MILLION subscribers by Jan 1, 2014!!) for 4 years now!
This month, I want you to take advantage of what I'm giving you because not only does it REALLY WORK...it's free of charge...it's way more fun than other programs...and it instantly comes with huge group of supportive friends: the Blogilates Community. This last part, is surely the most precious. As a part of the community already, you guys know that the positivity and the sheer vibrance of our POPsters is unmatched anywhere else. I hold you guys so dear to my heart.
Now...remember that your physique is about 80% how you eat and 20% workout. Wanna know the secret to getting the life and the body you've always wanted? There is no secret. Follow this plan, and I promise you WILL GET THERE.
1. Begin the 12 week #Newbodymakeover Meal Plan which is designed to be tasty, clean, and keep you from plateauing. I created this alongside the Registed Dieticians of WeightTraining.com. Click here to print the meal plan (regular and vegan). Be sure to drink AT LEAST 64 oz of water a day.
2. Follow the January 2014 Calendar. All you have to do is complete the workouts listed each day. They will last about 1 hr and are honestly, really fun. I segment the week for you based on how I want you to target and tone your muscles and how much cardio is necessary to burn a significant amount of fat. Follow it to a T and you won't have to worry about anything. New to working out? Dont' worry. Print the Beginner's Calendar.
3. Take a before picture on Jan 1 if this is the beginning of your new year, new you journey! Paste it in a safe place like the Blogilates Fit Journal and write down EXACTLY how you're eating and how you're exercising. This is an essential part of a successful body transformation.
Ok guys, good luck! This month the official hashtag is #sweatypic! I want you to tweet or instagram me @blogilates a sweaty pic of yourself after you absolutely MUUUURRDDDEERRRR your workouts. It'll be so fun to see all you guys in your most beautiful state :)
Have fun and happy new year!!! I'll be instagramming what dress I chose tonight at the A List Ball in San Francisco!
Here are the workout playlists for each day:
HAPPY #FEBUREADY!!! Are you ready for 28 days of body loving body sculpting fun?! I am! You're going to love this calendar because the days are spread out nicely between HIITs, Cardio, and "Total Body Torture" sessions. Don't worry, you'll be fine. And well, if it makes you feel better - the month is ONLY 28 days long :)
I want you to commit to a great month. Commit to a healthy lifestyle that will not only make you look good, it'll make you FEEL so energetic, confident, and ready to take on the world. C'mon, only 28 days. Let's do this? Yes? (Say yes.)
Now! Other fun things we're going to do together...
1. PROJECT OF THE MONTH: Create an Inspiration Board!
I want you to take a moment and think about what's important to you. What makes you tick...what makes you passionate...how you envision you LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE! Grab quotes, pics, and whatever else that inspires you to be healthy, happy, and strong. Make a collage either by magazines and printouts and post it on your wall, or make a digital collage on your phone and make it your background for the month.
- Then search that hashtag #blogilatesboard and leave a comment on another POPster's creation. I want you to inspire each other and support one another.
Check out my Monday YouTube videos to see what I am giving away that week to help motivate you to stay on track and TRAIN INSANE!
3. Can you Handle the Love? New EXCLUSIVE In-App workout!
My new love handle workout (perfect for Valentine's Day) features a never before seen move that will absolutely KILL your muffintop! It's so good. You must see! You can get the workout in the Blogilates Official App which is FREE to download on iPhone and Android. The video comes free with a subscription to the awesome workout calendar inside the app, and it's yours to keep forever.
Okie dokie guys!
I hope you're just as excited as I am about #FEBUREADY! Will update you more on my book cover photoshoot and other life happenings later.
Much love! And happy lunar new year to those celebrating!
And here is each day's workout!February 4 February 5 February 7 February 8 February 10 February 11 February 13 February 14 February 16 February 17 February 19 February 20 February 22 February 23 February 25 February 26
It's time for a new month! You ready? I saw so many of your #blogilatestransformation pics on Instagram and am so impressed by your results from the 12 week New Body Makeover! You guys truly worked your butts off and it shows. But the journey doesn't stop here! We work day by day to sculpt the body and the life that we want. It's a lifestyle and we love it. #MightyMarch is another chance for you to give it your all and transform. Here's a look at some inspirational POPsters to get you motivated:
Naomi is looking tighter and more defined after she started doing Blogilates about 5x a week! @naomarie4
Those abs! Great job Katy! @katy_warren1
Caitlyn emailed me and told me she was already "skinny" but wanted to live a stronger and healthier lifestyle. Look what happened after she did Blogilates! @caitpoli
Catherine being a perfect progress picture model! I am seeing such a difference here. Major congrats girl. Keep going! @chuchuchu215
If you have a progress photo you'd like to share, please upload it to instagram or twitter with the hashtag #blogilatestransformation or email me [email protected]!
Now let's talk March. March is all about focusing on total body series every day with a recovery day on Sunday. From "Bikini Blast Off" Days to "Supermodel Saturdays" I've got you covered. You'll be ready for that Spring Break bikini in NO TIME! It'll be super fun.
I encourage you to check off all the boxes everyday. Even if you have to split up the workouts, it's ok. Just try to finish! You will notice such a difference in your mood and your body. I promise. Also, be sure to drink plenty of water and eat lots of veggies! Print out one of the free eat clean meal plans on my blog here and FOLLOW IT. Stop thinking so hard. Just do it. I'm here to be your trainer and if you want to succeed, you will listen to my advice, yes? YES.
Also, be sure to UPDATE YOUR BLOGILATES APP! Some features you've been asking and asking and asking for are coming live this month that'll make the forum part of the app, wayyyyy more fun and interactive. Watch out for it!
Now, one more thing to start off MIGHTY MARCH with a bang!! Spring is practically here...
...jk...ok sorry...maybe just in LA. I know many of you are still stuck under snow! But it'll melt soon :) Anyway, spring is almost here so you know what that means! SPRING CLEANING!!!! So I decided to do a super clearance sale for y'all!
From March 1, 2014 to March 8, 2014 you can take an EXTRA 20% off the already reduced prices in the Clearance section!! Just use code "springcleaning" at check out. The sale page where this code works is: http://www.ogorgeous.com/products/sale
Have fun shopping guys!
Please let me know if you have any questions regarding the workouts, the food, or anything in general. I'm here to help you reach your potential.
Much love <3,
March Daily Playlists!March 12 March 13 March 14 March 15 March 16 March 17 March 18 March 19 March 20 March 21 March 22 March 23 March 24 March 25 March 26 March 27 March 28 March 29 March 30 March 31
Good job POPster lucy_maria_ for finishing it out!! WOOT WOOT!!!
So begins our April journey.
I took some time to think about what I wanted to do to you in April and I thought, well, we've got a perfect 30 days, let's do a challenge! So this month, your official hashtag is #APRILABS and we will be combining Pilates, Cardio, HIIT, and clean eating to help you lean your midsection out and make those abs show through!
Monday: "Sweatfest" - HIIT, Cardio, and intense POP Pilates for ultimate fat burn
Tuesday: "Core Conditioning" - POP Pilates focused around abs, obliques, low back for muscle definition
Wednesday: "Sweatfest" - HIIT, Cardio, and intense POP Pilates for ultimate fat burn
Thursday: "Abs & Butt/Legs" - POP Pilates targeting your abs as well as sculpting your legs, thighs, and lifting your butt
Friday: "Recovery Day" - I changed Recovery Day to Friday this month because I want you to rest at the end of your week and pick up Saturday morning STRONG!
Saturday: "Sweatfest" - HIIT, Cardio, and intense POP Pilates for ultimate fat burn
Sunday: "Abs & Arms" - POP Pilates targeting your abs and toning up your arms!
You can print the #AprilAbs calendar HERE! Please sign up for the free newsletter to get the workout calendar emailed to you TODAY! And in case we have new POPsters here, the workout calendar is free to print here on my blog!
But an even better way to do the calendar and stay motivated is to download the free Blogilates App in available on iPhone and Android! Look:
The #APRILABS workout calendar is in there - you can check off every work out. PLUS the exclusive vid "Sexy Toned Arms" is in there too. You will not find that video on YouTube. The Forum is THE BEST!!! You can see transformations, people's playlists, what they're eating etc. all up in thurrr :D Addicting! Then of course all of my clean recipes are in there...like protein pancakes, cauliflower pizza, and muffins in a mug! My vids on YouTube are all sorted for you by body part or by series.
We just had a HUGE update to the app which allows you to have profiles, followers, and you can even "clip" your fave posts and recipes into a faves folder for future reference! You really need to download it now! It's totally FREE! If you want to subscribe to the workout calendar in the app, it's only 99c/mo PLUS you get to keep the exclusive workout video.
Alrighty! Now was far as the clean eating part...you have a few choices. Pick one:
Alrighty guys, you have 30 days to make those abs show though! Remember it's about pairing good workouts with clean eating and you've got the perfect equation for success!
I encourage you to pick a friend to do this #APRILABS workout calendar with you! It'll be way more fun. So be sure to fwd the email you get today with the calendar to someone you like :)
Remember to sign up for the newsletter here and download the Blogilates App RIGHT NOW!
It's time to get ready for those cute crop tops POPsters, because SPRING IS IN THE AIR!! Print your 30 Day #AprilAbs Workout Calendar NOW and be sure to share the calendar with a lucky friend who deserves to feel the wrath of Blogilates this month.
(Don't worry, she won't hate you after how much fun you'll have together and how great you'll both look!)
Here's what's on your plate, PART 1:THE #APRILABS 30 DAY PROGRAM Monday: “Sweatfest” - HIIT, Cardio, and intense POP Pilates for ultimate fat burn Tuesday: “Core Conditioning” - POP Pilates focused around abs, obliques, low back for muscle definition Wednesday: “Sweatfest” - HIIT, Cardio, and intense POP Pilates for ultimate fat burn Thursday: “Abs & Butt/Legs” – POP Pilates targeting your abs as well as sculpting your legs, thighs, and lifting your butt Friday: “Recovery Day” - I changed Recovery Day to Friday this month because I want you to rest at the end of your week and pick up Saturday morning STRONG! Saturday: “Sweatfest” - HIIT, Cardio, and intense POP Pilates for ultimate fat burn Sunday: “Abs & Arms” – POP Pilates targeting your abs and toning up your arms!
Now, of course, you know that to make your abs show, the other part of the work is in the kitchen. 80% diet and 20% workout is the makeup of your physique!
PART 2 of the 30 Day #AprilAbs Program is to pick your Meal Plan:
Ok now, have fun!! This month we're gonna make some changes! Be sure to also download the Blogilates App for more motivation! Free on iPhone and Android. Also, your exclusive video "Sexy Toned Arms" is only in the app calendar.
If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below or tweet me @blogilates! OHHH!!!! And not sure if you noticed...but something crazy is happening on April 15th. Not only is it Core Conditioning Day...you are all invited to the official Blogilates Social Network launch party. Yeah. Are you confused? No, you shouldn't be...because your dream website has been in the making for the past 2 years and it's finally going live.
Imagine a world where you can find workout buddies near you, where you can freely swap recipes and exercise ideas, where you can find motivation, share your knowledge, and also make new friends from all over the world.
The Blogilates Social Network is happening on 4.15.14.
Mark your calendars. The URL will be given out the day of launch. Exciting things will be happening that day. Trust.
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Here is your new #ahMAYzing Workout Calendar!! This month I am having you work different muscle groups throughout the week with a Hump Day HIIT on Wednesdays and a stretching routine on Flex Fridays! Be sure to "tweet what you eat" on Friday too!
New workout videos can be found on YouTube.com/Blogilates every Monday! And the exclusive workout video this month is called "Chisel That Body". It's a weighted routine and really digs deep into your muscles quickly. You can find the exclusive workout in the Blogilates App (free to download on iPhone and Android) when you subscribe to the workout calendar.
Now I usually upload the day's playlists right here on the blog, but this month forward we're making a change!! You will be able to find all of the daily playlists on my.blogilates.com - our new community where you can make profiles and talk to each other just like facebook.
The registration is free and it's so safe and pleasant in there. Go now! Sign up here.
Also, remember your diet is a BIG PART of how your physique changes, so be sure to follow one of my clean eating meal plans below:
Last thing, I am doing a Dietbet this month! I highly recommend it if you are looking for extra motivation to lose weight and once and of all change your body! I'm giving away awesome prizes like an iPad Mini! There's a great weight loss community in the Dietbet game so SIGN UP HERE! The weigh-in is happening on May 4th and the game starts on May 6th! You have 1 month to lose 4% of your weight. You can definitely do it by combining this calendar and one of my meal plans.
Ok well let me know if you have any questions guys! I am always here for you. Let's have an ah-MAY-zing May POPsters!! Whoo!!
Like my cute peacocok shorts and high ponytail? I do :)Ah! And before I forget - here is your Monday video! Body Slimming Workout for Beginners. I go over all form, technique, and breathing in Pilates. Even if you're advanced or feel like you know everything about working out, I encourage you to WATCH THIS. The better the form, the better the results of the workouts!! Have an amazing start to your week!!! CONQUER IT!!!!! Love you :) <3 Cassey
#POPstersinPlank Photo Contest!
(Begins Oct 1st . Ends Oct 8th.)
To make it fun...I have some cool categories for you to win big in:
*Plank in the Oddest Location*
On top of a taxi? On a horse? Under the sea? GET CRAZY but be safe! :)
*Most People Planking in One Pic*
Pretty self explanatory. And easy to win if you keep checkin' the hashtag to see the number to beat! You must be in the pic!
*Random POPster in Plank*
This is open to any type of photo! As long as you're planking you are entered to win!
Alrighty!! I can't wait to see your pics!! I am going to go create your prize packages now and make a vlog showing you what ridiculousness you will be winning. You will not be disappointed :)
PS: For those of you who are concerned about the shutdown of my.blogilates.com (again, I am very sorry) - I will be making playlists everyday on YouTube for you so you don't have to look up the work outs one by one or you can get all the videos laid out for you in the Blogilates App along with the exclusive video of the month for just 99 cents! I'll be linking all the #Rocktober Playlists right here. Check back soon. Also, developing some AWESOME new features for the Blogilates App that will help connect you guys closer together. Promise I will make up for everything my.blogilates was supposed to be!
Here is your new #MOVEmber Workout Calendar! I honestly cannot believe it's November already. Like, what!!??? Wasn't it just like summer? But hey, you know what? At least we were training together throughout the whole year as a big Blogilates family!
This month's program starts out with a cardio or HIIT video and then you get into toning the muscle group of the day. This way you'll be sweaty, burning tons of calories, and getting the most out of your session.
For those of you doing the 8 Week Hot Body Challenge (that starts on Nov 10th and ends Dec 31st) this is the exercise program you will be using for your daily workouts.
I'm already seeing so much friendship flourishing in the private Hot Body community! I know that you guys are going to be so successful with this plan and with all the support you'll be getting. Do not forget to take your before pic on November 10th along with your measurements for bust, waist, hips, arms, and thighs.
You can record everything in your new Fit Journal 2.0!
These last 2 months of 2015 will be hard. I'm not going to sugarcoat it. There's hot chocolate, holiday cookies, a turkey feast, pumpkin pies, and food GALORE! You will be surrounded with temptation. But remember that on the #8weekhotbody plan, you can have 1 YOLO meal a week, so your Thanksgiving dinner is already accounted for! You're good! Also, remember that your dreams are more important than your excuses. Think about that every time you start to feel weak.
Guys, it's going to be a fun ride before we finish out 2014. Let's do this together, yes?
K love you! And please invite a friend to do this with you. It'll be way more fun!
WEEK 4YouTube.com/Blogilates 2. Print the calendar and hang it on your wall 3. Do each of the videos once (video playlists are listed per day in the table above) 4. Check mark each video you do 5. Sign off and then tweet or instagram me your accomplishment @Blogilates! 6. Download the Blogilates App (free on iPhone and Android) to make friends in there! It's such a fun and inspiring community! This calendar is available there as well. For only 99c you get all your videos in one place (no need to search YouTube) and you get to electronically check off your daily achievements. It's pretty cool! NOTES: New workout videos are uploaded every Monday on YouTube.com/Blogilates. Although the new vids are not included on the Beginner’s Calendar, I encourage you to take a look at them when they come out. Please try if you want to challenge yourself! If you can’t do it anymore, just stop, and start again. NO BIG DEAL. Breaks are ok. Everything you do is PROGRESS! Do the best you can! All it takes is hard work and determination. If you want it bad enough, your dream of becoming fit will turn into a reality. I promise. Please let me know if you have any questions. I am your friend and your instructor and I am here for you!
(What!?? New look!??? Yes. You likey?)
(Obsessed with those mini-me's with transparent legs. Haha.)
(Love challenging you to your own best potential every day.)
YAYYYYY!!! I am super excited to KILL IT in 2015 with you! I have so many cool workouts planned for you. All I want for you is to be the happiest most successful person you can be this year. I wanna be here right by your side cheering you on. Please take a pic of yourself with the calendars once you print them out and show me.
Love you so so much. And thank you for being with me throughout 2014. We did so much together. Here's to another year of amazingness together.
Today I'm releasing your new 30 Day Challenge. This time we are focusing on your BOOTY (by popular demand!) I would love it if you could invite all of your friends, family, and co-workers to do this with you. It's an easy way to get some extra movement into your day and it's super effective, and dare I say...FUN!!??
Here are the moves you will be doing on the #30daybuttlift. Please use this hashtag whenever you post about your workouts! Oh and I wanna see your selfie with the printed calendar!
Keep your feet hip-width apart and squat down like you're about to sit down in a chair. Push into the floor with your heels and keep your chest lifted, back tall.
2. POINTED BUTT LIFT
On all fours, lift your right leg into the air at a 90 degree angle, straight up behind you. Keep your toes pointed and pulse up! Also keep your eyes looking forward. Do both legs.
3. FIRE HYDRANTS
On all fours, lift your left outer thigh up to the ceiling while keeping your leg at a 90 degree angle. Do both legs.
4. HEEL KICKS
Bring your forearms down to the floor and kneel. Then straighten your right leg and flex your foot. Kick your heel up into the air while keeping your leg super straight. Keep your hips aligned (facing the floor) and don't open up. This is how you will effectively get your lifted booty! Do both legs.
Lie down on your back. Relax your arms and place your feet hip-width apart. Then raise your pelvis up to the ceiling and then touch your butt back down to the floor.
Ok guys! Working on getting your new #FABruary Workout Calendar out soon. Be sure to sign up for my free newsletter so I can send you the calendar password as soon as I post it. Feb is gonna be a crazy ridic month! And we're gonna have so much fun working out together :) Excited.
HAPPY #FABRUARY!! I really love this month's calendar name. Thanks to everyone who helped me pick it!
Ok so you know the drill:
2. Take a selfie with it and #FABruary on Instagram and Twitter so I know you have it in your hands!
3. Download the Blogilates App (free) for inspiration and to meet other POPsters in the community! This is also where you will find this month's exclusive workout, "All About That Butt."
4. Follow the calendar exactly. Each workout video will be done once. Check them off as you go. You can do them throughout the day or in one session. Doesn't matter. Just do it.
5. You will also add on the moves from the #30daybuttlift Challenge. These are easy, super effective glute toning moves that will give nice shape to your booty in a month. Follow it. Share it with your friends, family, and co-workers. I want to make getting active as fun and easy as possible!
6. Finally if you want some EXTRA motivation, join the Hot Body Challenge Dietbet here! I am also giving away 5 pairs of Nike Free runs at the start of the game on Feb 2!
Andddddddd just in case you haven't hear yet! My first book, Hot Body Year Round just launched for pre-order!!! AHHHHHHH!!!!!
It's been 2 years in the making and I cannot believe this is actually happening. Thank YOU for being a part of this magical community and for working out with me every day. It would mean the world to me if you got a copy for yourself and even for a friend! I took all your suggestions and comments from over the years (since Blogilates started) to help formulate the ULTIMATE exercise and nutrition guide for you. It is basically the Blogilates Bible :D
Please get it before April 6! Because if you do, you will be the first to receive it! And also, as a thank you I will send you an exclusive tote bag that I designed just for my Blogilates Bookworms!
K that is all for now guys! Let's make #FABruary the best month ever! It's the month of looooooveee!! And if you didn't know already, I LOVE YOU.
PS: Pretty kissy lips on the calendar by Talula Christian.
HAPPY MARCH! (Well for me, there's still one more day, but BASICALLY!)
Here is your new March 2015 Workout Calendar. The official hashtag is #MarchofthePOPsters. When I saw this I almost died. I mean, it is the most perfect hashtag ever and makes me laugh. I keep imagining, March of the Penguins but replace them with POPsters and we're all waddling along :P
Anyway, your workout schedule looks like this:
Sunday: Bunday (butt)
Monday: Legs & Thighs
Tuesday: Core Crusher
Wednesday: Hump Day HIIT
Thursday: Arms 'n Back
Friday: Relax 'n Revive (For stretch day, make sure you download the free Blogilates app and subscribe to the calendar to see my exclusive "Revitalizing Stretch Routine.")
Saturday: Total Body
Also, I want you to pair every day with the super simple moves in the 30 Day Thigh Slimming Challenge. It's quick and will take no more than a few min in the beginning to get started. You can do these right when you wake up or spread em out throughout the day. Please print it out, paste it up, or save it and invite your friends, family, and co-workers to join in on the challenge!
If you want to see how all the moves should be performed, please click here to see the gifs I made for you. The official hashtag for this challenge is #30daythighchallenge.
That is all guys! Let's have an AMAZING start to our new month!! Please share your calendar selfie when both of these guys are printed! I wanna see!
By popular demand, your challenge this month is all about those arms! Let get 'em strong, toned, defined, and beautiful! (So that we can carry 17 grocery bags in one trip because THERE IS NO WAY I AM TAKING 2 TRIPS!!!!)
These exercises target your chest, shoulders, triceps, biceps, and shoulders! It is quite amazing what you do do without lifting a single dumbbell.
I want you to ask at least 1 person to join you on this 30 day challenge! It's easy to incorporate into your day - you can do the exercises all at once or just one at a time. Either way, just get it done! Here they are:
1. Arm Circles (Golf Balls)
Draw mini golf ball circles with your arms! Keep your palms open the whole time! Do not drop the golf ball. Targets your shoulders.
2. Arm Raises
Palms open, raise your arms up and down! Pretty simple. Targets your shoulders.
3. Single Chest Press Pulse
Bring your elbows together. Imagine you are holding onto a $100 bill. DO NOT DROP IT!!! Hands in a prayer position. Now take your elbows from chest height to nose height! This targets your chest, your biceps, and shoulders!
4. Half Cobra Pushups
Place your hands underneath your shoulders and lengthen your body on your mat. Pressing through your palms, lift your chest off the ground and stop when your elbows create a 90 degree angle. Make sure your elbows are TOUCHING your ribcage the whole time. Targets the triceps and chest.
5. Up Up Down Downs Start in plank on hands and toes. Beginners, go on hands and knees. Bring your right elbow down to the floor, left elbow down, then press your right palm where your right elbow was, press your left palm where your left elbow was and now you're back in plank! That's one Up Up Down Down. When you're half way through your reps, start going down on your left side first to even out your body. Targets chest, shoulders, and core.
HAVE FUN! The hashtag for this challenge is #30daysleekarms. Now go post a pic of the calendar and ask your friends to join in! I'll be liking all of your pics tonight :)
HAPPY APRIL!!! Or almost...but I'm getting this up early because I'm trying to be good ;)
So here's the deal guys. This is the first calendar of Spring. I need you to COMMIT! Not for me. But for you, ok? We gotta get ready now. You want to feel better, look better, and get stronger by summer, yes? Then you've got to start right now, right here. Promise me you will stick to the calendar.
GREAT. NOW!! Guess what else this month is? It's the official launch of Hot Body Year Round on April 7th! OMG I can't believe it guys, like what! Our book will be in all major bookstores?!! *dying*
I really really want you to have your copy on April 7th, so please pre-order it now. It would mean the WORLD to me for all of us to be holding the same book together next week. Plus, as a thank you I will send you this exclusive tote bag. They are almost all gone...so get it as soon as you can!
Any order after April 6th at 11:59PM pst will not get the bag, so don't wait! Once you buy your copy on Amazon or bookdepository.com (free shipping internationally) go fill out the form on hotbodybook.com so I know where to send your bag. The bag and the book will ship from 2 different places, so watch out for 2 different packages!
When you get your book or bag, please use the hashtag #hotbodyyearround! I am going to basically die when I see the first pic of the book on Instagram or Twitter with you guys! Eeeeek!!!
Ok let's have an amazing #APRILATES!!! Let's kill it!! See you guys on tour soon...will get your more deets asap!
How tasty does that mango look!? I want it so bad...
One of my favorite sayings is "Choose to be happy." It really is true that happiness is a choice. You can look at yourself like a victim and wallow in your sadness, or you can take a breath, move forward, and use what you learned as a lesson. Smile when you can guys, it's really liberating.
Hahahaha. I coudn't resist. Ok my peeps who were a part of the boy band craze in the 2000's, were you a BSB fan or an N*SYNC fan?
Alrighty, here's your May Blogilates Workout Calendar!
YOU'VE GOT THIS! I believe that you will be able to start off strong and more importantly...end strong too. If you feel like you're lacking motivation or a reason to work out and live a healthy life...then think about how badly you want this. How badly do you want to achieve your best body? How badly do you want to find balance and master that headstand? How badly do you want to find the joy in cooking and share it with your family?
If you want it bad, you will figure out how to make it happen. And remember, I am here with you and FOR YOU!
Also, please go download the Blogilates App! That's where all the super awesome POPster action is happening! Amazing transformations...incredible support...and all the videos are there! You will find this month's exclusive "5 Min Slim Thighs" in the calendar subscription. I know you will love :)
Also guys, I wanted to get your opinion. Do you like the calendar portrait style like this or landscape? Please let me know ok?
I'm posting your June 2015 Workout Calendar a little early this month because I am SUPER excited about our brand new 30 day challenge...THE STRETCH PROJECT.
So what's going on for June? In the new month, I want you to complete your workouts of the day as listed on the June Calendar. Please download and print the calendar above! I always love seeing you guys check off your videos. It's one of the most satisfying feelings!
Also...go download the Blogilates App now! (It's free on iPhone and Android!) The calendar that you can subscribe to is in there, the exclusive new video of the month "Ab-centric Pilates Workout" is in there, and the community is just thriving inside. I feel like you guys are less hesitant to open up within the safety of our community, post what you truly feel, and show everyone your rawness. I love that. I love that we can trust each other to be real :)
Then, after each day...you have a mini challenge to complete. This one is different than what we've done before because it's all Instagram based!
(Haha there's me in a leotard with leg warmers. It was so fun to dress up! You obviously don't have to for the challenge :P)
I want you to participate in THE STRETCH PROJECT because sooooo often we focus on losing weight, gaining weight, maintaining weight...that we forget to work on releasing our muscles, bettering our posture, and getting more flexible! That's why June's 30 day challenge is focused on STRETCHING.
Here's how to participate!1. Save #TheStretchProject image and share it on your Instagram as a sign that you're in! ???? Invite your friends to join. 2. Follow @blogilates and @poppilatesofficial 3. Everyday beginning June 1, post a pic of the stretch of the day. ???? Hashtag #thestretchproject and #blogilates 4. If you don't feel comfortable posting everyday for 30 days on your personal Instagram, make one that is dedicated to fitness! ???? You can use the words "Pop" or "blogilates" in your name so we all know you're a popster! 5. Follow each other and like each other's stuff! 6. Every single day for 30 days, I'm giving away a daily prize for participating! Blogilates flash tattoos! ???? Use the hashtags and make sure you're not on private so your post can be found. Winners can be from anywhere in the world. 7. On day 30 I'm giving away a GRAND PRIZE - my summer beauty package! One winner will get a Polaroid camera, the Blogilates Fit Journal, Steve Madden Sunglasses, an Essie Nail Polish Collection, my fave eye makeup essentials, Pura Vida bracelets, and a flower crown!
Let's make real life look like Instagram...That's it! Make sure you hold each stretch for at least 15-30 seconds on each side. Ease into it. Do your best! I'll be posting daily to remind you! We'll feature our faves on @poppilatesofficial and announce daily winners there too! Yay and lets do this!! Are you in?
That's why you will have daily stretch homework. Only 10 min a day and I promise that if you are 100% dedicated you will either get into the splits or get very very close!
1. Screenshot the image above and post it on your instagram as a sign that you're in! Make sure to hashtag #journeytosplits and #blogilates. Also follow @blogilates and @poppilatesofficial because we're announcing random winners every Friday just for participating!
(If you don’t have an Instagram account or don’t feel comfortable posting on your personal one, just make a new one dedicated to your fitness! Feel free to use the words “POPster”, “POP”, or “Blogilates” in your username!)
2. Stick to the 30 days. Do not skip a single day. Promise? That’s how you’ll get into the splits. Every day I want you to post a picture of the pose of the day as a sign that you did your stretches.
3. Ok but here’s how this month’s challenge is different than The Stretch Project. Everyday I will need you to do stretches 1-5, your foundational stretches. You may not skip them. So, the first 5 days, you are doing the first 5 stretches! Then beginning day 6, you will just add one move on. So on day 6, you will do 1-5 and 6. On day 30, you will do 1-5 and 30. Get it? So you will do 6 moves a day beginning day 6.
4. How long to hold? I want you to hold each stretch for around 30 sec to 1 min per side. Total, each day you should spend around 10 min. stretching.
Alright guys! I cannot wait to see you start this month's calendar! It is going to be AWESOMENESS!!! Also, feel free to share with me your fave summer essentials...like your latest bikini, your new braided summer hairdo...your summer smoothie...whatever! Just tweet me @blogilates or photo tag me on Instagram! That's the easiest way for me to see!!
K love you and see you soon!!!
Check out all the Detox Bottle Designs here.Whatever it is...I wanna see more of you and thank YOU for being an amazing POPster. I also want to address something here. I noticed that when I put up this post on Instagram, so many people were commenting that I was being "discriminatory" and "mean" for not putting "he". The truth is, looking at the analytics of this blog, the YouTube channel, my social media pages etc...I can see your gender! And female is pretty close to 100% :) But to be clear, I will never out-rule a guy who shows major POP love. Ok! That is all for now. I want you to print the calendar out. I want you to ask a friend to do it with you. And I want you to share a calendar selfie with me before you hang it up! Comment if you're in!
I hope you love the calendar as much as I do! The pumpkins you see in the background were personally painted by a very artistic member of the Blogilates team, Leslie! She used glitter and fabric paint to achieve those looks. I really love how they don't look at Jack-o-lantern-y. Because the base is white, they look really classy! I then photographed them outside as the sun was setting! As you can see, we pay a lot of attention to how your calendar looks and feels. Since you have to hang this on your wall or use it as your desktop for a whole month, I want you to WANT to look at it!
So, what to do now?
I want you to do this workout calendar like it's YO JOB!! This month's hashtag is #MYYEARTOGROW. Sound familiar!? (It's the title of the 2016 Fit Planner!)
Use that hashtag every time you post your calendar, your sweaty selfie, or anything related to your growth!
Here's the weekly workout breakdown:
Sunday: Abs & Obliques
Monday: Legs & Cardio
Tuesday: Upper Body
Wednesday: Total Body
Thursday: Abs & Cardio (This is also Fat Burn to Flat Abs day*)
Friday: Rest & Recover
Do the workouts once as listed on the calendar. Check them off when you're done! Where to find the videos? Go to youtube.com/blogilates.
#2. DOWNLOAD THE BLOGILATES APP (FREE)
*Download the free Blogilates App (iTunes or Google Play) and subscribe to the Workout Calendar inside (only 99 cents a month). When you do this, you will get access to Fat Burn to Flat Abs. This video is NOT available on YouTube. Subscribe to the calendar and get the video. I don't want you to miss a single workout! Here's a sneak peek:
PLUS you'll get the convenience of never having to look up a workout ever again! It's all there for you! Here's a screenshot of what the Dec 2015 cal looked like since Jan 2016 is a couple days away!
As you can see, in the Blogilates App Calendar, you get the calendar in clickable format basically! You can click on the workout in the order it was meant to be done, and you can do it straight from your phone! Then when you're done, check it off! (The most satisfying part!) On the bottom, you will see your "monthly exclusive video" which will be the Fat Burn to Flat Abs video. Trust me. It is going to be a GOOD ONE.
#3 PAIR WITH THE 30 DAY WAIST TRAINER CHALLENGE
No waist trainer gadgets necessary! I want you to tighten the muscle fibers of your own body's natural corset...your core! This quick and super effective challenge will target your core from EVERY ANGLE, helping you cinch your waist permanently.
If you want to see how to do all the moves, click here.
If you find that you don't have a whole 1 hr block to dedicate to your workout, no worries. Break it up! Do half in the morning and half at night after work or school. Do what you can, but FINISH. I promise you that at the end of the month, these workouts will feel easy and you will feel stronger.
And guys, listen to me when I say I need you to get stronger by the end of January. Because the challenge I have for you in February will need everything you've got.
#3 INVITE ONE FRIEND TO DO JAN 2016 WITH YOU!
That is my last request! For a successful body transformation, you need to have a support group. People to encourage you AND a person for you to encourage. It's gotta be dynamic. It's gotta be back and forth.
So, please share the Jan 2016 password with one friend and ask them to do this month with you.
Be the inspiration in their life. Afterall...Jan 2016 is basically the "Monday" month of the whole year. If you're gonna start any time, start NOW!
Good luck and have fun!
Are you guys READY!!!??? COMMENT BELOW how you honestly feel right now and what you want to accomplish!
Every day for 14 days beginning Feb 1, I want you to take a photo in the pose of the day. In the caption of your pic, take a moment to journal what the hashtag of the day means to you. It could be short...it could be long...doesn't matter. It's however that word or phrase makes you feel. This daily practice will encourage you to take a moment to appreciate who you are, what you're about, and dig deeper into what makes you, you.
And guess what else? I'm gonna sweeten Feb by hosting another POPFLEX contest for everyone who joins in on the challenge!
Both outfits, www.popflexactive.com
Couture Yoga Mat, www.blogilatesdesigns.com
You can be from any country and be of any age! I cannot wait to see all of your thoughtful posts! Feb 1 we will kick it off hard and spread the girl love across the world!
Here is your new April 2016 Workout Calendar!
This month is going to be exciting for a couple reasons...
As usual, do each workout on the calendar once through. You can find my playlists daily on YouTube.com/Blogilates or you can download the Blogilates Official App (free on iPhone and Android) and subscribe to the workout calendar there which will automatically provide you with the videos and the exclusive video of the month "Back Sculpt Song Challenge" (99c subscription to the app calendar) which you cannot find anywhere else.
Alright guys, I'm going to add something on for us that's gonna be super fun. Are you ready for the last Instagram Challenge of the summer!!??? We're going to be doing 28 days of abs to sculpt you a STRONGER CORE with the #AdoreTheCore Challenge!
If you want to join in, just repost this graphic on your Instagram and declare it so! And by participating all 28 days, you'll be entered to win the POPFLEX Super Prize Package!
Alrighty guys - let's make August 2016 a month to remember!
Your exclusive video in the Blogilates App for September is the "Total Body Ladder". We go through 4 moves - 1 for arms, 1 for abs, 1 for butt, and 1 for legs/cardio. We start with 2 reps of everything and work up towards 10 and then go all the way back down the ladder for 2. It's a jolly good time :)
You know what, now that I think about it, I'm super excited for September because I want to start releasing more exciting new content for you guys! Funny videos kinda like the "7 Things Only Fit Girls Understand" and whatever else I'm feeling excited about. More POP Songs in Real Life? More vlogs? Who knows!! Just make sure you're subscribed to Blogilates so you never miss a new video! Also comment below if you have suggestions!
If you'd like a 30 day challenge to do along with the calendar, try out any of these:
Look what we have here!
Inspired by the Finding Dory movie we saw earlier this year, Sam and I decided to dress up as Nemo and Dory! Gender role reversal! Haha. What are you guys dressing up as today?
I literally CANNOT BELIEVE that today is the LAST DAY of October and tomorrow THE HOLIDAYS OFFICIALLY BEGIN. OMG WHAT IS LIFEEEEEE.
How are we just 2 months away from 2017!!?? I don't even understand!
Anyway, before I give you your new calendar - I just want to let you know that the BRAND NEW Blogilates 2017 Fit Planner will most likely be released next week. OMG. It is the prettiest thing ever. We've been working on it since early last Spring. We decided to make the planner more of a "life planner" as well so that you can use it for everyday tasks, not just eating and working out, so I think you'll find it VERY VERY USEFUL. Make sure to follow @popflex_active on IG to see the sneak peeks this week!
Alrighty, here is your calendar for November!!
Let's get it MOVING guys! Thanksgiving is 24 days away and we best prep for all that cardio we'll be doing for Black Friday Shopping!!!
Let's get through this together! Don't miss a day! And to add a little more cheeriness into our lives, I'm hosting a 12 day IG challenge and giveaway! Have a look:For the first 12 days of December, we're all going to post a picture a day based on the guidelines above! It should get your creative juices flowing, PLUS it's such a great way to meet other POPsters! Be sure to hashtag EACH PHOTO you post #12daysofPOPmas so that you can be entered to win...one of the three 2017 Blogilates Fit Planners I'm giving away! UMM YAH!! This is going to be super exciting! And so much fun! So here's how to officially join in with me and everyone in the community!
Have fun and GO HARD! As usual though, right?!
I want you to use the May calendar to get stronger, to get leaner, and to find your most confident self! Be sure to follow other POPsters on IG and become active in the community. Just look up the #blogilates, #popster, #poparmy or #piit28 hashtag. It's really amazing how much more effective the workouts are when you have a supportive, genuine network around you. And trust me...these are some of the most AMAZING people you will find out there.
After you complete the May cal, you'll be ready to tackle PIIT28 in NO TIME!!!
The code for $15 off the PIIT28 Transformation Pack (Reg or Vegan) is "sweaty15" and it expires May 31st, 2017.
Love you so much!! And have a STRONG START to your May!
Isn't it so pretty and summery? I love it! If I were you, I'd download the JPEG and make it my desktop background! That way, you'll feel accountable and won't miss a workout! Also, take advantage of the linked PDF. Just click on the video name and boom, it'll start playing. No time wasted looking for the right vid!
This month is the start of the Apartment-Friendly series on my channel! Even if you're not going to try my first workout now, just click play so you can look at this cool loft I shot in...
You are going to LOVE the new series on the 7th. It's all time-interval POP Pilates. Plus! I challenged myself extra to see if I could do a motivational a "life hacks" talk WHILE coaching you how to exercise. Let's see how it turns out...hahaha.
If for ANY reason you are feeling like you don't have the motivation to get through a workout calendar, then you MUST watch this video!
So many POPsters have completed the PIIT28 Challenge and have earned themselves this Completion Top - which can ONLY be earned...never bought! Seeing you guys wear this makes me the happiest. It shows me that you took the time and dedication to MENTALLY, EMOTIONALLY, and PHYSICALLY push through a tough program. It shows me that you've transformed as a person.
You guys will understand what I mean when you fully finish PIIT28 1.0. It's more than just a workout program - it's a transformation for your confidence.
I really do want you guys to give PIIT28 a try because it's personally made me so much STRONGER. So I want to give you a 30% OFF EVERYTHING discount code for piit28.com. This works on any program - workout plan and or meal plan! Use code "THANKYOU30".
Even if you're not ready to start immediately, get it now so you can utilize the discount, look through the videos, read the ebook, talk in our private community, and then prep yourself for your own start date. The code expires Sept 5.
Ok guys - whether you choose to follow the September workout calendar, do PIIT28, or commit to walking everyday, just keep moving! Remember this...you don't have to work out...YOU GET TO WORK OUT.
I CANNOT TELL YOU how excited I am for you to experience the October workout calendar!!! The entire Blogifam worked so hard to make this calendar super special for you.
Well because each year, I notice a trend in workout video views dropping beginning mid September. People tend to fade off of the whole summer bikini hype and instead focus their energy on parties, food, and holiday gatherings. Then there's a mad rush that comes again beginning the 1st of EVERY SINGLE new year!
So, the Blogifam wanted to find a way to get you guys EXCITED for your workouts to get you ready for the holiday season. We sat around our round table and brainstormed all the creative ways we could get you pumped. Because we all love dressing up, super heroes, and fitness so much (obvi) - we were like - WHOA what if we combined all of that together and exploded October with the most action packed workouts you've ever seen!?
And that's how the October 2017 Workout Calendar was born...PIIT28 workouts throughout the entire month of October! I've created special workouts featuring my favorite super-heroines throughout animated history:
Oct 2: Wonder Woman Workout
Oct 9: Sailor Moon Workout
Oct 16: Super Girl Workout
Oct 23: Street Fighter Workout
Oct 30: Catwoman WorkoutOH-EM-GEE. I had soooooooo much fun dressing up as each character. I CANNOT wait for you to see the mini "movie trailers" we made for each workout. If you need extra motivation, share this calendar with 1 person and ask them to do it with you. Having a buddy is one of the most motivating ways to stay on track. Plus, it would mean the world to me to have your genuine support in sharing the our special community with your friends. Good luck with October! Absolutely SMASH IT! PS: What are you gonna be for Halloween!!???