The bag is now sold out. I am working on the new line and a new and improved silver sparkle will re-debut itself, so no worries if you didn’t get the bag but still want it! Slated date…end of spring, early summer! The new line will also include gym bags! And wait what was that…? A men’s yoga bag line? Yup. You heard it here first. Now, just trying to think of a name. Spending my non-teaching days here at home and designing my fingers off. I can’t believe I still can’t talk. I try to sing the star spangled banner to see what octaves are in my range and let me tell you, no octaves are in my range. Link to the SHAPE fashion show on Wendy Williams: http://www.wendyshow.com/2011/01/26/workout-wear/
- Let’s talk about our fabulous yoga bag!
- Wendy: That’s what I’m talking about.
- How cool is that?
- This is from a brand called oh gorgeous.com.
- It’s got pockets, useful for a yoga bag.
- You don’t have to be about birk enstocks and crunchy granola.
- Wendy: And then you can go to the grocery store after and look like a decent woman.
Ahh! Look at fitness fashion heaven! I have arrived!
The BLSportswear team and me!
Matt, Erica, my BF, and I talked for like 2 1/2 hours about business, clothes, bags, travel, acting, blogs, manufacturing...omg everything!!! I felt like we had such a great conversation and we were both constantly learning and sharing new things with each other. We were bouncing ideas like crazy and the chemistry was awesome. I love these guys. Matt and Erica are super nice and down to earth. We even talked about the possibility of having some of my bags in their store! BL and oGorgeous embody the same feminine, fashionable vibe and I think their clothes and my bags really complement each other.
Ended my day at Veggie Grill (my new fave restaurant) with a Thai Chick'n Salad. MMMM so good. Now I am working on uploading all of my bag pics to oGorgeous.com. AHHHHHH I cannot wait to debut!!!! If I get everything done on time, you'll have a blog post tomorrow introducing it all...tomorrow will be a busy day too. Meeting with a buyer! Gotta prep the bags to look their prettiest. It will be my first ever vendor visit sitting on the other side of the table. For those of you that are just joining, I once was on my way to being a fashion buyer myself.
Time to get back to work. Hope you had a fantastic day! BTW, I made sure to get my workout in this morning! There should be NO EXCUSE to not work out when you're traveling. I headed down to my hotel's gym and did my sprints. Then I was set for the rest of the day. Felt great and energized!
Sorry for the non fitness post but thought it'd be cool to share with you guys what I'm up to when I'm not teaching classes or making YouTube videos.
This is one of my fave fave gym bag designs! This bag is so much prettier in real life, the picture just does not do the intricate pleats and sparkle fabric any justice. You can't tell, but the top of the pleats where that first "v" is - that's actually a pocket! So clever and hidden huh?
Bright sweat-free lining is what oGorgeous is all about! Check out that nifty water bottle pocket and large netted pocket!
Oh you've got to check this out. From L to R, a lock loop so you'll never misplace your lock, a key clip so you'll never have to dig around the bottom of your bag, a cell phone/mp3 player pocket, and a jewelry window! (Uhh so yea, basically spending a lot of time traveling between classes and working out allows me to better understand the features that should be included in a thoughtful gym bag!)
Comes with a matching shoe bag!
Vent holes!!! So you will not stink up your new bag with sweaty clothes :) The great thing about this bag is that it can be more than just a gym bag. It's a handbag, a school bag, a laptop case, a travel bag, and well, maybe even a diaper bag! The possibilities are endless.oGorgeous.com site. There are a total of 18 new styles!!!! Let me know which bags you like and if you have any suggestions. In conclusion...I am super tired and am about to die at the keyboard. I want to take a moment to thank my BF and my family for being so supportive throughout this journey. I look forward to an awesome holiday season. We will see what happens. Good night and farewell POPsters. Til tomorrow! <3 Cassey
They're back. Run. Run to the Blogilates store! Before they fly out like last time! $20, shopblogilates.com.
Thank you POPsters for all of your support. I really do care about you guys and love you so so much, and it means a lot to me that you'd wear this inspirational top. I've yet to see anyone wearing one yet randomly - but man - the day I do, I think I will freak out a little. Well ok. A lot.
LONDON MEETUP INFO:
So excited for the meetup today!!! CANNOT WAIT!!! I am also a little nervous. I always get an unsettled feeling (a good unsettling feeling of course) for meetups. I never know what to expect, who to expect, and if I can give everyone enough attention. I really wanna meet all of you and talk to all of you so I guess I will just take a deep breath and see you all there. Love y'all to the max!!!
Also, if it rains, we will walk to the University of London Union, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HY from the station. Here are the walking instructions: http://tinyurl.com/bqsgotb. It is only 12 min away by walking and we will go as a group so no one will get lost. If we do have to resort to using the room/studio, would you be opposed to chipping in a few pounds to help me cover the cost of renting it? It depends on how many people show up. If all 109 of show up, it'd only be like 2-3 pounds a person. Crossing fingers that we will be ok in either circumstance!
I'm going to try really hard to live stream this. You can check back tomorrow on Google Plus probably around 12:30PM London time for the live class. You will also need to add me to your circles on G+ so you can view the stream. Check here to get to my G+ profile: https://plus.google.com/108863459388387805922/posts
Also, just letting you know that this will all be on cam, so if you're cool with that, then we are ready to roll. if not, just let me know!
Talk to you soon,
Hey POPsters!!It's Labor Day Weekend!!!! Woohooo! What are you going to do with your extra day off? I think I'm going to try to do an outdoor sport like jet-skiing this weekend. I haven't been in like over a year but I remember how fun and exhilarating it was. The feeling was so carefree! Heart pumping! Exciting! Cathartic! Ahhhh the speed and wind in your face as you go as fast as you can...water splashing on your legs...I can't wait! I'll be sure to Instagram a pic if I end up going! Anyway, since our Blogilates App is now... THE NUMBER ONE HEALTH AND FITNESS APP IN THE FREE CATEGORY, I thought we should celebrate! Overnight on August 28th, we got over 81,000 downloads! I couldn't believe my eyes and did not know what to expect. I want to thank you so much for your enthusiasm for the app. I've been jumping up and down screaming since the day we released the app in the iTunes App store. It's been a long time in the making and every tweet and message I get makes my heart fly.
I love seeing your pics in the POPstergram!!! So addicting.20% off everything in the store including clearance.
Here are some of my fave styles!
Sale ends on Monday Sept 2nd at 11:59PST. So hurry - things will fly quick! You may also use the code "SWEATEMBER" in the oGorgeous store too to buy a gym bag.
Also, remember last week's Cheap Clean Eats giveaway with Lifeproof iPhone cases? The winners have been selected! Thank you for submitting your entries on Instagram! Congrats to...
the above POPsters for showing me their supahstar skillz in the kitch! I posted a comment below your photo so please email me your address at [email protected] And big thanks to Lifeproof for sponsoring our giveaway!Keep cooking clean and working hard guys! Love you! Cassey
- 1 banana
- 1-1.5 cup kale
- 1/2 cup nonfat greek yogurt (vegans can sub tofu or soy yogurt)
- handful of ice
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- juice of 1 small lemon
- 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper <—- yup there it is! (If it’s your first time having pepper in a drink, I’d start with a pinch and add more as you get more advanced)The spiciness in this drink from the pepper helps to raise your metabolism, and all the Vitamin C from the lemon and kale helps in the production of Carnitine which helps your body metabolize fat. Also, the banana provides a source of tryptophan which aids in relaxing your mind and lifting your mood. The protein in the yogurt keeps you full and ALSO, because your body takes 2x more energy to digest protein than carbs, eating more protein makes you burn more calories. This is great as a morning breakfast! Or whenever you need something to SUPERCHARGE YOU! Nutrition Facts: 232 cals and 16g of protein Share this and keep it close to you! This smoothie is seriously a miracle! ALSO!!!!
Yay!!! We have water bottles! It's so important to stay hydrated. A lot of us don't drink enough water, so now, you have no excuse. Drink to your heart's desire! Too cute not to right?
I was so excited that I stayed up late last night to do a lil photoshoot with these babies. I had so much fun naming their colors. Because each kinda looks like a translucent crystal, I named the colors of the bottles after gemstones. You can see all the colors here.These are actually blender bottles with little spiral balls to help you mix your protein powder smoothly. Aren't they darling? I felt like this lil guy needed his own portrait :) I want to thank you guys for always suggesting new product ideas. (I never thought I'd get into bottles!) It's not always the easiest trying to figure out how to design and manufacture new things. But it's not an impossible challenge. So again, thank you for your continuous flow of ideas! Anything else you want me to do for you, just let me know in the comments! Ready to design and tackle! Do you remember this Blogilates yoga mat that I handpainted before my first NYC meetup? Look at all your gorgeous signatures. You guys are amazing. After this, I got so many requests to actually make this mat for you guys...well you know Cassey. I take your comments very very seriously. So umm, after months and months or testing and development to make it as close as possible to the original, here it is guys!!! The Limited Edition Blogilates Yoga Mat.
Also, since so may of you have been doing POP Pilates or a while, I wanted to take your workout to the next level with a new toy. I use the Power Ring when I teach my classes and I've been wanting to show you guys my special routines for so long, but was afraid to because I know like 90% of you do not own a ring. So for the first time ever, I am releasing a piece of Pilates equipment to bring our workouts to the next level. This is super exciting because I'm ready to show you how you can tone your legs like CRAZY with this baby. Inner and outer thighs REALLY will get sore with the exercises I'm about to kill you with. Oh it's gonna be fun.
Also, the pads on the POP Pilates Power Ring say "TRAIN INSANE" on the inside! Oh and I'd like to make a comment about me on the box.
Umm, I'm on a box.Hahahahahahaha. I hope you enjoy :)
AH! I was just about to post when my friend Sarah from Sarahfit.com texted me this:
I have no idea why I am purple and why iJustine is blue but OMG cool!!!! Did anyone get this issue yet? I need to go pick it up. Thank you for growing Blogilates to what it is today. It's seriously all because of you. Also, I wanna thank Sarah for being an awesome friend over the past few years since I started posting videos on YouTube. She is an online fitness veteran and has really been genuine and trustworthy to me from the beginning! It's always nice to find truly good people in the field in which you work. I mean, the reason why I left my first corporate job was mostly because of how toxic the coworker relationships were. Life isn't about work or getting things done...it's about working together as humans.Love you guys! Please instagram your smoothie #cheapcleaneats after you make it so I can see! Yum yum! And lemme know which bottle and mat you like best. Your first Power Ring workout will be on YouTube next week! <3 Cassey
Me with super bleached hair. I carried that bag with me to school every single day!I ended up having 5 student "employees" who sold with me throughout high school as COOPLEX expanded. Things got so busy that my amazing mommy had to step in and help me bake batches and batches of cookies every night to have enough goods for the next day distribution! Haha, oh man. Things were not always awesome though. I remember someone robbed me once when I was changing in the locker room before tennis practice. Then another time, this girl who was selling for me ended up stealing all the money she made and never paid me for the cookies I gave her to sell. It didn't happen often, but it happened,. Tough times as a teen! In the end, it taught me how to be a better businesswoman. :)
OMG look at that computer! SOOO OLD SCHOOL!You want to trust everyone you meet, but the truth is, you can't. So when you do find your tribe of friends who will have your back no matter what, do WHATEVER you can to keep them close to you. In your lifetime, what you will remember most are the experiences you have with other people. So keep those experiences positive and those people positive as well. Just recently after posting about Hot Body Year Round on my personal Facebook, some of my high school friends were like "Cassey! So you knew what you were doing all along didn't you!? Fatten us up, then sell us a fitness program!? Evil."
LOL!! I guess I'm brilliant aren't I!?You know, I've always loved creating and sharing. Whether it's in the form of sugar or in workouts, I try to spread happiness as best as I can. It's just really ironic how my business has evolved. People used to say I was going to be the next Mrs. Fields! I actually did an interview with Tom Bilyeu, President of Quest Nutrition talking all about my business insights - sharing quirky stories like these! If you want to see what "Business Cassey" is like, then check this out:
I hope you like these mats as much I do! Right now I am most addicted to the So Many Succulents mat...but I sort of trade around depending on my mood that day. It makes working out so much more fun!!! :D Which design do you like best?
Now...onto your next task...Here is your brand new Monday video...PERFECT 10 ABS! It's really fun - my best 10 ab moves done back to back to back! I command you to do it now:
Is that a little peplum action?!!! Maybe. A jacket? Maybe. A nice thick one that'll keep you warm...promise. Plus an accessory to keep you even warmer...I'll give you a real clue though. The word hiding under those pens are "ankle biter". Take a moment and think about what that means. I think you'll really like it though because you've been asking for it! ;P Okay, I have given away too much. I must stop now. Well, go sign up for the Rewards Program! It's free! GO!