30 Days & 30 Stretches to Splits! #JourneytoSplits

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Hey guys!

Introducing your brand new 30 day challenge for July! #JourneytoSplits. I’m going to teach you how to get into the side splits in just 1 month. This will be a VERY REWARDING journey, however, you will need to show me that you are DEDICATED. Increasing your flexibility at this level TAKES TIME. A little every day.  You will need to stretch for at least 10 min a day if you’re serious about getting into the splits in 1 month. But let me assure you right now that this feat is not impossible! Get excited because we’re going to get there together :)

SO HERE’S HOW IT’S GOING TO WORK:

1. First of all I want to know that you’re IN! So, everyday from today til July 1st, I’m giving away a set of Stretch Bands to a random POPster who has posted the above graphic on their Instagram! Make sure that you hashtag #JourneytoSplits and #Blogilates for your entry to be seen! Also follow @blogilates and @poppilatesofficial.

(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!)

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Blogilates Stretch Bands, shopblogilates.com

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. Hashtag #JourneytoSplits and #Blogilates.

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.

Yes, this is dedication! But, just like how I felt when I got into the headstand for the first time, it was PURE BLISS. You will feel so happy, accomplished, and just VICTORIOUS! Unlike losing weight or getting slimmer thighs, your goal is not driven by fitting into skinny jeans, societal pressures or vanity. It is genuinely for yourself regardless of what anyone else thinks. There’s freedom in knowing that.

At the end of each week on Friday, I will be announcing a weekly winner of a special gift from ShopBlogilates.com just for participating in the #JourneytoSplits! All the winners will be announced on @poppilatesofficial. Prizes will look something like this…

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Featured clockwise from top left:

1. POP Pilates Tank, 2. Choose to be happy Mason Jar, 3. Train Like a Beast Slippy Shoulder Sweater, 4. POP Pilates Flat Abs Fast DVD, 5. Train Insane Booty Shorts, Choose to be Happy Crew Neck Muscle Tank.

ALRIGHT!!!

Are you excited!!??? I am!! Let’s get this party started! Just post the pic and tag as many friends as you can. Let’s get everyone to get more bendy this July!

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  • Rita says:

    I’m a little late from the party and I can’t commit for 30 days because I will go for a vacation far away from wifi. I hope you will repeat this challenge in September.

  • Start says:

    I’m totally doing this already. I started a week ago. Now that I have found this site, I won’t be alone on my journey.

  • jacqueline791023 says:

    Woohoo!! I think I’m gonna do this :) I have never done a split in my life and i’m in my late 20s, yes? haha

  • Karen says:

    This is cool! I’m going to do it!

  • I can do it

  • Rix says:

    Im in!

  • Tina says:

    I love BLOGILATES its literally the best . CASSY I LOVE you sooo much and im sooo inspired by you , you are funny at the same time as helpful

  • Jo says:

    Starting today! Haven’t been motivated to exercise except a fortnightly pole class. Excited to do five minutes of cardio and ten minutes of stretching to hopefully achieve – or at least get better – at my splits. Hopefully, it’ll motivate me and I’ll do more goals like this!! :) :)

  • Brooklynn says:

    Just starting I can go pretty far but not all the way!

  • Leah says:

    Yayyyy! Just starting this today!

  • Kylah says:

    I am waaayy late to start 😂 but im excited!!!

  • Amii says:

    Can’t wait to start

  • stardust says:

    im gonna start tomorrow, hopefully that wont be my statement everyday after >.<

  • Nicole Halajian says:

    I wish there was a video i could follow along with. I’m horrible at following things by myself

    • Ro Se says:

      That’s what Ive been thinking as well! I even tried searching on youtube but Ive only seen pictures for progresses so far. Like it’s not helpful at all LOL

  • Anna Julia says:

    Should I warm up my muscles before I do these stretches? I’ve heard it’s not very good for you to stretch cold muscles, is that true? And if I do need to warm up, what should I do? Help please!

    • August says:

      It never hurts. I’ve been doing yoga for a while, and some instructors start with warming moves, others don’t. I like Fitness Blenders 5min warmup. It gets the upper and lower muscles ready.

  • Starlight00001 says:

    I’m doing this, the stretch project, flat abs, butt lift and sleek arms this week instead of the monthly/beginner calendar. My motivitation died completely so I can’t do the calendar, but at least I’m trying to do this. If I don’t get the split this month I think I will try again next months. Anyone that knows how to achieve the front split too?

    • Sam Jonsson says:

      From what I’ve read here in the comments some succeed in 30 days and some need more time. I think it all depends on what level you are in and how much effort you give to it.
      I’ve just started the challange, hopefully I’ll succeed in 30 days. You can follow my progress on Instagram :)
      https://www.instagram.com/sawisee/

      • Starlight00001 says:

        Okay, thanks, I gave it up, because it became boring repeating the same thing over and over, hope you do better.

  • Tara Aziz says:

    I’m really not flexible at all and I’m gonna start trying this today. Fingers crossed!

  • Lily says:

    It has been 23 days since I have started this. I still cannot do a lot of the poses perfectly, but I am definitely a lot more flexible than before I started!

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  • beyourselfstayhealthy says:

    Hey cassey, I’m not sure about the 5th stretch. Are you turning your leg outwards? When I try to do that I’m turning over to the side :D And it’s more work in my arms to hold the strap/leg, haha.

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  • Bilge Dogrucuoglu says:

    Hi, I am from Turkey and live in Turkey. I am not very flexible. Do you think two moths would be enough?or 3 months. I have my dance video recorded. I would like to do better one now. Do you think this is likely. Any response will be highly appreciated.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1t02fNF9rBE This is the video.
    Thank you.

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  • Hannah Winnagle says:

    Cassey I can’t do number 6!!!! I think that’s bad……

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  • Yasmeen says:

    This works!! i got my splits ???? XD I’m so happy ?? You should try it out, you have nothing to lose ☺

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  • AmberOne says:

    Dear Cassey, I’m technically supposed to be on day 29 but since I am still about another month of this challenge away from going into he splits, I’ve just been redoing previous stretches. Will this work? Do I actually have to do stretches 28,29 & 30 even though I sort of can’t? And once I have completed the 30 days, should I just do it all over again until I can do the splits? Should I wait? I’m so confused! Help me Cassey!

  • Morgan Desroches says:

    Review from someone trying to get their splits for months:

    If you are very close to getting your splits, you’ll probably get them at the end of the thirty days. If you’re not very flexible or you aren’t close to getting your splits, there’s a very good chance that you won’t get them, but you’ll definitely be much closer to getting them. Any stretching is better than no stretching! If you want faster results, stretch for longer periods of time by adding on more poses, make sure to warm up your body before stretching, and stretch for 5-6 days a week (listen to your body if this is too much for you.) Don’t get discouraged! Flexibility progress comes in millimetres. Enjoy the journey :)

  • CocoKei says:

    Hi, I’m really late but I am determined to be in shape by my 40. I am definitely going to do 2 of ur challenges, do u have a challenge for a front split?

  • Euge Sky says:

    OK, I’m going to do it :)
    Thanks :)

  • Yasmeen says:

    I am starting this today but I’m already pretty close to splits.. Wish me luck!!

  • Susan says:

    I was feeling really dispirited at day 9, didn’t feel like anything had improved at all… then my rest day rolled around and I felt like my joints had turned to rubber. Massive improvement on day 10. I don’t know if I’ll get all the way to splits but I feel great about my progress already.

  • #AwesomeSauce1051 says:

    Hey Cassey, I have a younger sister who is interested in this challenge but I’d like to know if it actually works. Thanks for your time, BTW, I always turn to your workouts before anyone else’s.

  • Sukirti says:

    I am starting this today… ?…. Let’s see if it works..

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  • aksemoran says:

    Hi guys, I have question. My body is super stiff, for example, I can only reach slightly above my ankle on stretching move number 2. Should I:

    – Leave my hands hanging/touch above my ankle with leg straight?
    – Or can I bend my knee a bit so I can touch the ground?

    Thanks!

    • Barbara says:

      This is similar to triangle pose in yoga. Look up some variations online and do those. See what feels good for you and progress further. =] I hope that helps.
      Here is a link
      http://www.yogabasics.com/asana/triangle/

      Also, as for placement of the hand you can rest your hand on you shin of your front leg to start out or you can use something like a block.

  • Rachel says:

    Has anyone completed this successfull?

  • steph says:

    after the 30 days consistently doing my stretches I will be able to do a full split????

  • Muffinita says:

    Hey guys, I just started out two days ago with the challenge but i have problems with the first move. My left shoulder (and all the way down under the scapula) hurts really bad while doing it, i can’t extend my arms. I did it nontheless the first day, but yesterday i just simply couldn’t, and did some other back/hamstring stretches instead. Does anyone else has this problem, or maybe some of you know what i did wrong? Thanks for the help in advance (:

    • LadyRei says:

      Based on my own past painful experiences, it sounds like either a)
      you are particularly tight in your arm/shoulder area, or b ) you tried
      to over extend yourself.

      If it is a case of option A: I would
      recommend doing additional shoulder and arm strengtheners and
      stretches.There several yoga poses which can help you with this or you
      could do exercises like the ones shown in this link
      (http://www.health.harvard.edu/shoulders/stretching-exercises-frozen-shoulder).

      If it is a case of option B:
      Remember each person starts at a different level. If you want to focus on the
      hamstrings do an alternative positioning for your arms. eg.on your hips,
      or stretched out in front of you towards the floor (focus on keeping
      your spine straight). If you want to do the pose as shown, then maybe go
      at a slower pace and move gradually into the pose. You may have tried
      to imitate Cassey’s level of flexibility instead of sticking to your
      own comfort zone. Try it again slowly. Try keep your shoulders down away
      from your ears, and keep your shoulder blades flat against your ribs
      and transition forward slowly. Do not take your arms further that 90
      degrees to your shoulders (i.e don’t try to go further than Cassey in
      the picture.) If its becomes uncomfortable stop or transition back to
      the point just before it became uncomfortable. It may take you a few
      sessions but you should gradually feel more comfortable and flexible as
      you continue to practice.

      I hope this helps. Enjoy your journey to the splits :) I am also trying to achieve this goal :D

    • LadyRei says:

      Hi :D

      Based on my own past painful experiences, it sounds like either a)
      you are particularly tight in your arm/shoulder area, or b ) you tried
      to over extend yourself.

      If it is a case of option A: I would
      recommend doing additional shoulder and arm strengtheners and
      stretches.There several yoga poses which can help you with this or you
      could do exercises like the ones shown in this link
      (http://www.health.harvard.edu/shoulders/stretching-exercises-frozen-shoulder).

      If it is a case of option B:
      Remember each person starts at a different level. If you want to focus on the
      hamstrings do an alternative positioning for your arms. eg.on your hips,
      or stretched out in front of you towards the floor (focus on keeping
      your spine straight). If you want to do the pose as shown, then maybe go
      at a slower pace and move gradually into the pose. You may have tried
      to imitate Cassey’s level of flexibility instead of sticking to your
      own comfort zone. Try it again slowly. Try keep your shoulders down away
      from your ears, and keep your shoulder blades flat against your ribs
      and transition forward slowly. Do not take your arms further that 90
      degrees to your shoulders (i.e don’t try to go further than Cassey in
      the picture.) If its becomes uncomfortable stop or transition back to
      the point just before it became uncomfortable. It may take you a few
      sessions but you should gradually feel more comfortable and flexible as
      you continue to practice.

      I hope this helps. Enjoy your journey to the splits :) I am also trying to achieve this goal :D

      • Muffinita says:

        Thank you so much for answering! Maybe it was a bit of both… I’ll try and work on my shoulders and later add to the repertoire. Gosh I love this community, it’s so supportive! So thanks, and i hope we both get there someday :D

  • Shayleen says:

    Is anyone else having issues with accessing the may calendar?

    • Hanya says:

      Yes, I can’t. When I try signing up it says it will send me an email to confirm, but it never does.

      • shay says:

        Hmm..cuz what happened to me was I had forgotten to confirm my email and once I did that it sent me the password, you have to make sure you do the steps to confirm your email

    • Muffinita says:

      I have gmail and I found it days later in the “promotions” section, you should check there if you haven’t already (:

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  • Erica says:

    So the first day, you do only stretch 1, and the second day you only do stretch 2, until day 6, then you do all 5, including 6? I’m confused, could somebody just tell me what you do each day, up till day 6? Please?

    • Oluwadupe says:

      You do stretches 1, 2, 3, 4 AND 5 on Day 1. Repeat for Day 2, Day 3, Day 4 and Day 5. On Day 6, you do stretches 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 AND add in 6. Day 7 you do stretches 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 AND 7.

      And in Stretch 6, she has blocks on either side to help lower her into the splits, but clearly Cassey can do the splits and doesn’t need the blocks. You, however, WILL need blocks to help ease the tension off your hip joints.

      Hope that helps a little, lovely!

  • Erica says:

    Im confused, on day 6, she is already in the splits…

    • shay says:

      Well, that’s cuz she can do the splits, in our case we just do our best

  • Erica says:

    I’m confused, on day 6, she is already doing the splits technically…

  • marie says:

    is there a way to get it faster? like starting with more stretches on the first day?

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  • Emberiss says:

    I did the whole thing, exactly as said, held each stretch a minute each side, didn’t miss a single day, and my flexibility is so much better, but actually, I feel like my splits are worse. I did only the stretches on here and stopped doing my regular ones to try to achieve it. Did I do something wrong? Any times to try to make my second try actually work? I can do 1-5 so well they hardly feel like stretches anymore.

    • Rebeca says:

      I’m no expert on this but you probably gained muscle during this time and that made it harder to stretch like before.

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  • Zoe says:

    Hi there, I am currently in my seventh day and I don’t understand this stretch. How should I do it and which muscle should be stretched?

    • Verónica says:

      You should read all the instructions. Everything is well explained below the calendar.

  • Amber-May says:

    I a bit confused on how to do this challenge/journey. I know how to do the stretches, but are you meant to hold them for a certain amount of time?.. And do you just do one stretch a day? like for day 1 do you do stretch 1 and day 2 you do stretch 2 and so on?

    Thanks

    • Amber-May says:

      dont worry!!! i just watched her video on it.

    • Deanna says:

      She tells you how you’re supposed to proceed above:

      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.
      Read more at https://www.blogilates.com/blog/2015/06/28/30-days-30-stretches-to-splits-journeytosplits/#9pwzA1GZPY461aRP.99

  • morgan says:

    i am a 9 year-old and i need to know how to do splits in 10 munites

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  • zeina says:

    hi, i would love to start the journey to split but i dont know how to watch your videos and what should i do so i will be thankful if you help me..

    • anonymous says:

      you don’t have to watch videos, the first five days, you do the streches with numbers 1-5, from day six, you do 1-5 and the number of the day you are (for example: day 22: streches 1-5 + 22).

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  • Carla says:

    Hey! I have a question, it is necessary doing The Stretch Project before my Journey To Splits?

    • anonymous says:

      no its not necessary, you can do this from every level of flexability, my grandma is 79 and she started it about 26 days ago, she is not fully in the splits, but almost.

  • I’ve always wanted to be able to do the splits! Defo going totry and give this a go!

    I’ll try my best not to miss a day!!

    Clare | http://www.clare-without-an-i.com

    x

  • Isabella says:

    Can you make the app for windows phones??please Cassey

    • anonymous says:

      I have a windows Phone, and I have it

  • Caroline says:

    I’m not flexible enough to do Day 6… it looks like you have to be pretty flexible already to do it, like almost at the splits. Am i just doing it wrong? I tried it by going as far into the splits as i can, with a block or something under my leg like where she has it in the picture. but I’m not flexible enough to even touch the block… Someone help me…

    • Annie says:

      just place a large enough blocker you to complete day 6!

    • Marta says:

      Hi Caroline! I think Cassey’s idea was to demonstrate the stretch for a visual guide. She is obviously much more flexible than you or me and therefore can go lower. This is probably how we would be supposed to look if we did the stretch on day 30. Don’t give up! While I’m doing this challenge I will just go as far into each stretch as I can without worrying about whether or not I am as deep into the stretch as the picture.

      • Nikki says:

        Hi I just used a rolled up yoga mat and a pillow on top of it to do day 6:)Hope this helps and God Bless!

  • Completed, documented in my blog and proud that took the part in the challenge! As for newbie in yoga/pilates was not easy but made huge improvements during the challenge! Thank you Cassey for challenge, and hope to see some new ones soon – I am intrigued!

    xx
    Miss Athlétique

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  • veronica says:

    Voglio provarci!!!! Ma inizio domani: 1° agosto :-)

  • dillon says:

    Guys, what is she doing in Day 6?

    • Popster says:

      She is putting a block below her legs to balance herself to doing the splits. In her video 9 Steps to doing the Splits skip to 4:00, and you’ll get an idea of what she means.

  • Ruadh Kelly-Harrington says:

    Guys, what is she doing in Day 5??? I can’t figure it out!

    • Hannah says:

      She is laying down on her back with one leg down and pulling the other leg up. I also have a question. Is she doing the splits on Day 6?

    • Christine says:

      Check out the video Cassey did for Streching (Stretching for Leg Flexibility! Swimsuit Slimdown Series – at “6:13”). She explains some of the streches. I think the leg just goes straight up in the air while the foot is flat (not pointed). I hope that helps :)

  • Renelle says:

    hey Cassie Im loving this 30 days to splits….can you do a 30 Day Challenge for the Front Splits plzzzzzzz

  • This is exactly what I needed!! I’ve just started back at Ballet after many many (many) years off and my flexibility isn’t what it used to be!! Can’t wait to get stuck into this and get my splits back! x

  • Eydís says:

    Could you do #journeytoadownwarddog next? That would be really helpful ????

  • Felicitasz says:

    Found this today. I have a left split, an “almost there” right split, and I want a six-o-clock arabesque penchée. I will definitely try this. Thank you!

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  • jini says:

    Today was my first day starting back working out and I absolutely loved it…. Love what you’re doing Cassy… Keep up the Great Work!!!!!!!!!

  • anonymus says:

    Back end or head stand next month please

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  • maggiewild says:

    Hiii
    i dont know if i got it right, on the day 30 im gonna do moves 1-5 and 30, not 1-5 and every move to 30?

    • jiturka says:

      On day 30 you’ll make all of them.

    • Sierra Graziano says:

      Yea thats right, you are only doing 6 moves in total every day
      on day 30 you would only be doing moves 1-5 AND 30 thats it :D

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  • Laura says:

    Hi,
    I would like to know how to improve my “spagat”. Are there any routine like this to get it in a few time?
    Thank you

    Laura

    • Signe says:

      “Splits” means Spagat in English. So just follow this routine and youll be fine :)

  • […] Now, for July, we’re doing the Journey to Splits. […]

  • hi cassey.
    well uh I really don’t know where to start…… uhm okay well ive daughts about the spilt thingi… for starts iam not one bit flexible I can’t even reach my toes. can’t I possibly get something easier?

  • Liz says:

    I never stretched myself but yesterday was my first day and it was fun but hard, I will keep going, thanks Caseey for this challenge.

  • […] If any of you are interested in the stretches I’ve been doing, check out this super handy pose list created by Blogilates/Cassey […]

  • Eva says:

    loving this forgot the last too days but am back on track can’t wait to keep going! my muscles wiretapping from stretch 6 today but i loved it! had to have the yoga block on its side as couldn’t go so low!

  • B says:

    It would be very helpful if you made a video of the poses so we know if we’re doing them right.

    • Jamie says:

      I agree. I was literally just on youtube checking to see if there was one. lol

  • Gabi says:

    What if I can’t keep my leg straight on top? It hurts too much.. (on day 5)

    • Annika says:

      In the picture, she’s using a theraband but even a towel or a scarf should help to keep it in a position where it stretches, but not too much. You don’t have to start with your leg straight up.

      • Sadie says:

        You can try placing the theraband/scarf/towel lower on your leg. Put the band around your ankle or mid calf instead. If needed, you could even slide it down to your knee. Nothing wrong with going at your own pace! Once doing this your leg will be farther from your body and you should be able to straighten it. Everyday just move it slightly higher up your leg and you’ll get it in no time! Just remember don’t rush yourself too fast or you could overstretch your muscles and then not be able to stretch again for several days!

  • Kathrine says:

    Is it okay to stretch when you are sore from your previous day of stretching? Can it slow down the prosess of the muscles rebuilding themself? Or can it hurt your muscles?

  • Milda says:

    Hello!

    It’s really great to see everyone working out to feel good and be healthy and pretty :) and I have to say I love the positivity and energy in Blogilates videos. The colorful and light-filled interiors inspire me, too. Thank you for that.

    I have thought about this for some time now while trying to stretch and have a question that maybe some other people have, too… When I lean forward (for example, in the stretches 1, 2, 3) – I have to keep my back straight, right? At least, the lower part of it? The question popped in my head because if I try to bend further without consciously keeping my back straight, it bends in the lower part so that my spine is kinda visible. I don’t know, but I don’t think it’s right. Maybe it has something to do with strengthening the core muscles and remembering to use them while stretching, too?
    Thank you in advance!!

    Have a nice weekend, everyone!
    Milda

    • Brittany says:

      Hey :)

      You should try to keep your back straight while you stretch forward so that you feel the full stretch right through your hamstring :) I find it helps (as long as you have good balance – maybe try beside a wall) to put your hands straight forward and try to reach past your toe rather than putting your hands on your leg. Like hover your hands instead of placing them on your leg and reach further and further :)

      If you bend your back and hold your leg you aren’t stretching as far as you can. It’s not bad for you but it is bad for progress :P

      I like to roll on my back forward and backwards holding my knees after stretching to help my lower back limber up a little too :)
      Hope this helped!

  • […] Excited to have started the new Blogilates calendar for July, my third. What’s exciting is that I finally found an exercise routine that speaks to me.. I think it’s the barely repeated videos. I dunno. Also, excited that July’s challenge is Journey to SPLITS! […]

  • Joyce says:

    Anyone has trouble doing this month #JourneytoSplits? :(
    The first 2 days were fine for me, but I did the stretches 1 to 5 for the 3rd time last night and I being woken up in the middle of the night cus my thighs are hurting so bad. They are literally killing me and I have such a hard time just to sit out or stand up. It doesn’t feel comfortable just walking around too.
    Is this normal reaction? Should I do today’s stretches too or just stop for a while? Anyone has any advices? :(

    • Angie says:

      Oh wow! I think you should stop. I know that you may not want to but if it’s not sore “pains” and it’s actually hurting you in a bad way, you should stop. Relax for a couple of days and if it doesn’t go away/gets worse, you should see a doctor or someone.
      Hope you feel better! ♥

  • […] of mine to finally be able to do them. So when I stumbled upon Cassey Ho’s latest Blogilates challenge, I took it as a sign to finally buckle down, and get down…to the floor. I’d like to […]

  • […] month, I am determined to complete the Journey to Splits […]

  • Janfi says:

    Hi! I really wanna know if you have resistance band workouts. If that’s so could you please tell me the names :) thank you so much!!

  • Jean says:

    Cassie this is the 3rd month I don’t recieve calendar password. Can you tell me why? Or can someone pass the password x July.

  • amy says:

    you’re the purtiest.

  • Jey says:

    Hi Friends

    I am at the beginner level and completed 10 days and yesterday I started Journey to Splits. I am feeling extremely sore and tired since I started it. Should I add some stretches.
    Also I started working out last month – 9 months after my baby. I was idle for1.5 years. I started running then I found Cassey which is very motivating. i try to run 3 times a week for about 2-3 miles each time. So what should I do for the soreness. I feel really lazy to run after the day exercise.
    I could not even climb stairs. I feel my body is getting tighten though I have not lost weight. Again losing weight is not my goal. Being fit and happy is my goal.

    • Angie says:

      Honestly, I would do super simple stretches. Example: stretch your arms above your head and arch your back (kind of when you sit down for a while and then then you do the “stand stretch”), just reach down to touch your toes, widen you legs and reach for each side and down the middle, etc.
      I usually do these, their simple and they don’t hurt too much. I actually feel better than not doing any stretches at all.
      If not these, I’m sure you can research some other stretches you may find more useful :)
      Hope this helps at least a little :)

  • hajer says:

    hi cassey i love your workouts !!!
    I have just a little question for this challange because I am very engaged and in but personally i can not maked the same position than you in the poster !!! it is my first day can you help me and perhaps other girls who have the same problem

  • Hanna says:

    On number 5 can you hold your foot with your hand if you don’t have a stretch band?

    • Jey says:

      I have the same question

    • Vendela says:

      I’m not one to say anything, but I don’t see why it should be a problem. If ur flexible enough and won’t bend ur leg then why not. Otherwise u can use a rope (like a jumping rope) or anything similar and walk ur way up with ur hands and pull so that u get that stretch. Ur rope just won’t give way. Hope that helps ;)

    • Poppy says:

      sure, or you can use a belt, towel,..

    • Andra says:

      Surely you have a scarf, a belt, or a towel you can wrap?

    • zina says:

      you cn use any fabric you have..I use a long t shirt for it

    • Nienke says:

      I think you can just use any kind of band, doesn’t have to be a stretch band. I used a towel :P
      I guess you do have to be careful with the pressure you’re putting on your leg, don’t pull it too far!

      • Sadie says:

        Try putting the band around your ankle, mid calf, or knee instead. Then it will hurt a lot less and you should be able to straighten it. Hope this helped!

  • michelle says:

    J’ai bien aimé votre article et j’ai appris plusieurs choses. J’ai une amie qui pratique le Pilates et qui constate plusieurs des bienfaits que vous décrivez sur votre blog. Que me recommendez-vous? Pilates ou plutôt des exercices ABC?

  • Debbie says:

    I’m super inflexible I can’t even touch my toes properly, so I’m excited to try this and see where it goes! But I’m confused about move 5. Are we supposed to move our legs straight up or to the left and right as well?

    • Amber says:

      Both legs should be as straight as possible, and you’ll try and pull your leg to your chest. It looks like these stretches are to get right and/or left splits, not middle (sometimes called straddle) splits.

      • Jey says:

        I am not able to do any of the stretched properly. I am not able to stretch the leg straight. If I try to do, my head is not reaching where it should be in the postures (2 and 3). I am trying though! This is making me totally tired along with Beginner’s workout. But loving it though

    • Paty says:

      I get the struggle… I can’t touch my toes either and I just hope I’ll gain some flexibility with this :)

  • Elise says:

    Just finish day one!
    I know I Will feel it….
    Thank you for the chalenge !
    Élise

  • Amal says:

    I’m so excited , I’m new here and I’ll do my best to keep in task every day . I’m afraid , I won’t be able to post pictures on instagram :(

  • Eunice says:

    Do we need to do the pose for both legs or just as shown?

    • Sarah says:

      both legs. (to get both spilts- left and right)

  • Suzette says:

    To split or not to split, that is the question. I am going to give it my all, I need all the help I can get and this will be a good challenge. #Split’sat46.

  • […] on Monday I saw another wonderful challenge by Blogilates – 30 Days & 30 Stretches to Splits! That I decided that I must participate in this challenge as well. So Starting Monday I have been […]

  • Little_Monkey says:

    Hey,

    I’m wanting to do the split challenge alongside the June Stretch challenge (only just found out about these, so excited!) does anyone know what you did for the Stretch Project? I can’t tell if it’s one stretch a say, or all of them each day!! HELP!!!

    :)

  • Mirac says:

    The password is bananasplit

  • Lorena says:

    Hi Cassey!!
    Just wanted to say THANK YOU! Because if it wasn’t for you i would still be an insecure woman (i’m 26 now) i felt so bad about my entire self and now omg i’m completely different! I’m not going to say that i have the most perfect body but i definetely feel more comfortable! All my insecurities are fading away and this is all thank you!
    I can’t wait to start this project! I want to do splits like i used to when i was younger.

    Thanks again! I love you!!
    Greetings from Lima, Peru.
    Lorena :)

  • […] to get up, get my run in and 10 minutes of stretching (I’m going to do Cassey Ho‘s #JourneyToSplits in July), get back to where I need to be with my social media activity and blogging, and live with […]

  • Ronda says:

    I am soo excited about this challenge! Very often I dream that I am doing the splits. I will start in a right split then turn into a center split & on to a left split. I can never remember why I am doing this in my dream, but I love when it happens! Now I feel that it will happen for real!! ;)

  • Pia from Denmark says:

    I’m so glad you made this. I so want to be more flexible

  • Ashley says:

    Is there not a workout calendar this month?

  • Silvia M says:

    OMG!! Thank you so much Cassey, I’ve always wanted to do a “perfect” split but I’m always betrayed by my body even though I’m a flexible person, I can do many things excepting a proper split, so lately I’ve been thinking: what if I’m actually doing the wrong streching excercises? And now you appear with this lovely calendar and I can’t help it to be nothing else appart from thankful. I’m so excited for it!!

  • Alice says:

    I’m really excited about it! :))

  • […] So for July, I’ve decided to make a new goal to keep myself somewhat occupied. For years, I’ve followed Cassey Ho and Blogilates. I used to do her free online pilates videos at home for exercise. For more than a few reasons, I haven’t kept up with the workouts, but her genuine enthusiasm, positive attitude, and awesome energy kept me at least reading her blog posts and following her on Instagram. Last month, she started the Stretch Project. She posted a chart with a stretch to do each day. People posted pictures of themselves doing the daily stretch on Instagram and she picked “winners” to reward. I thought about joining in but couldn’t get myself fully motivated. Now she’s announced a new challenge/project for July: Journey to Splits. […]

  • amoeba97 says:

    Thank you so much for this challenge! I love it!

  • Erica says:

    I would love to be able to do the splits, I am quite flexible but I am not able to at the moment… I am 22, and I’ve heard so many people saying you can’t learn to do the splits if you are not a child… I hope it’s not true, and I hope I will be able to do the splits someday… And if I will be able thanks to your journey, well… I will be thanking you for my whole life!! Sorry if I made some mistakes in writing this, but I am italian :)

  • Molly says:

    How will you be notified if your a winner of the stretch bands? Super excited to start this tomorrow!! I’m so close to getting the splits so hopefully this will push me to finally being able to do them! :0) Thank you Cassey xx <3

  • claudia-cipi says:

    I love this challenge!
    I’d like to follow it, even if i don’t care about prizes (the best prize for me will be the ability to make a split as i did when i was 6, 30 years ago) and i cannot take pictures about myself (i think my cell phone doesn’t have self portrait function). BUT i don’t understand how to make some of the exercises. Can i find instructions anywhere? Anything in the app? (i have android version). Thank you :*

  • Emily says:

    Hi Cassey! Thank you so much for this. I’ve been trying to get my splits for a while now. I saw the Stretch Project today and literally searched to see if you had something similar for splits when I see that this was just posted. You read my mind! Can’t wait to participate.

  • Estibaliz says:

    I’m not flexible at all, I’m never be able before on doing an split, but F** yes, I’m in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    :)

  • Kathy says:

    I miss blogilates so much o__o it looks wonderful Cassey, everything and I would so love doing it.
    sadly I have to work on an archeological excavation and trust me guys, it’s no fun at all. You have to work like a slave from morning till evening, lifting everything you never imagined you ever would have to do so. It’s hot, dirty and we don’t have a toilet yet. When you come home your are too tired physically to do anything. So I spend the little of my freetime to get a quick shower because a longer one is to exhausting and then I go to bed. Right now I don’t even know how to get up. My arms, hands and back is in pain. I wish to go back doing blogilates next month. Your positivty is something the teachers there should spread but they don’t. They only say things like “You think that’s bad? it’s not even the beginning!” <- very motivating right?
    Guys, enjoy the workouts, don't think they are bad, there are far more nasty things out there!! good luck with this new month coming up!! :)

  • Ingrid says:

    Can’t wait to start training !

    Thanks Cassey :)

  • Victoria says:

    FINALLY!!! I haven’t been able to do the splits since I was real little. Now that I’m 30 I want to be able to do them again. I’m totally in! And I already have the stretching bands too ^_^

  • Samantha says:

    Im sooooo in but I just to do it. Too shy for instagram postings. But is there gonna be informational videos or pics explaining how to get into some of these postions?

  • Kathe says:

    I’m not flexible at all, but I’m so gonna try it, I’M IN! :D

    • Quayla says:

      I wasn’t either for the stretch project but it will change believe me.

  • libby says:

    I can’t wait!!!!!!!! I really want to get my splits!!!!!!! Great challenge

  • kavya says:

    This is the best one challenge for a flexible body.i m in n have taken it serious.lets do it

  • apphex. says:

    hey there, i am super unflexible… like not being able to touch my toes. shoukd i do this challenge? i dong expect to be able to do the splits after this but i am very stiff.can stretching too much suddenly hurt you?

  • Vivi says:

    Question! Do you have to do each move (on their respective days) for 10 mins? Like, stay still for 10 mins?? I’m sorry, but I’m confused :(

    • Silvia M says:

      No, you have to do each move and hold it for 30 sec to 1 minute, and the longest you will be streching would 10 mins because some of the moves are for both sides of the body. Don’t worry, you won’t have to stay still 10 mins. Xx

    • Ashley says:

      You do 1 through 5 the first 5 days holding each exercise for 30 seconds to a minute on each side. Then on day 6 you will do 1 through 5 and #6, on day 7 you do 1 through 5 and #7, and so on and so forth so you only do 6 stretches a day

    • Florence says:

      Nope, you have to do each move for 30 secs to 1min. Doing every move for 10 minutes would be a torture hahaha. Hope I helped you! :)

  • Kim C says:

    I’m ready for takeoff!!✈✈✈

  • Luisa says:

    This sounds so amazing! I am so IN hopefully all the hard will pay off and I’ll be able to do the splits by the end of the month! Super excited!

  • Eira says:

    I have always wished to get down in split and I’ve actually started to strech every week now, to finally make it happen this summer! This couldn’t have showed up in a better time. I AM SO IN!

    • Rebekah says:

      me too! i hope i can do it, i am soooooo pumped!!!!

  • jackie says:

    Am I the only one confused by what #21 is?

  • Kashish says:

    I surely taking up this challenge!!! Others taking this challenge too add me on instagram @kashishsingh_
    Let’s do this Girls!

  • Tova J says:

    I’ve never visited your blog before but I’m happy I found this via bloglovin! I’ve been dancing for years now but I’m still not able to split… But now I’m super excited to do this challenge!

  • Moni says:

    Im so excited!you are amzong

  • Steph says:

    I am super excited for this challenge. I’ve only just completed my first week of the beginners calendar, but this challenge is right up my alley. I did dance for 10 years and I’m naturally flexible. But since it’s been over 10 years since I last did any form of dance, I realized that the splits are not so easy for me anymore. I can still do both side splits, but I actually feel the stretching and slight pain. This challenge is exactly what I need. I want to get back to the way I was a decade ago and better. Discovering Blogilates and Cassey’s videos has been the best thing for me. Nothing has motivated me like she has.

    Also, I created a new IG account just for this. I’m @kluztypopster if you want to follow my progress.

  • Marine says:

    Hello everyone,
    I am new to this. Quick question please.
    Do I need to do cardio before working on the stretches or splits?
    Thanks ;-)

    • Rachel says:

      I don’t think you have to in order to participate in the challenge, but I’ve heard that it’s best to stretch after cardio when your muscles are warm and more flexible. it’s a good way to cool down!

  • I am SO excited for this routine – as a total fitness freak, the one thing I am ashamed of is my horrible flexibility. I have never been able to do the splits, and it’s an absolute dream of mine!! My mom said when I was young she was worried about how stiff I was hahaha….like a stick!

    xx Jill
    Latest Post – In the Red Zone – From Weddings to Cocktail Hour

  • Kathleen says:

    I’ve never been that flexible growing up and being a dancer a split was something I was just never able to do so this will be a nice new change for me. I would love to be able to do a full split:). I am SO IN!!!

  • ellie says:

    nwe are soooooo in me and my 3 besties… now we are old schooland we dont have instagram
    or any of that… can we still join you and get free bands???please email back

    • Maliah says:

      I thought I was the only one I still wanna try to send pictures but I need another way to do it

  • Maliah says:

    Im soo doing this challenge im going to be doing cheerleading for the first time in highschool and I desperately need to learn how to do the splits I am so glad that we get to do this challenge I know im going to love it thank you so much cassey and ……bring it on

    • Maliah says:

      And another thing is there another way to send you the pictures besides instagram because im not entirely sure if I can get a account

  • Lydia says:

    Loooove love …..I am deff creating second Insta account for only food fitness and fashion and I will definitely be joining…

  • mariankog says:

    I really wanna do the splits..hope that this challenge will help me achieve that.

  • Sarah says:

    Cassey – thank you so much for all you do for us!!! I am loving the fitness challenges – been getting caught up with those.

    Quick question – should we have completed the Stretch Project before we get into the Journey to Splits?

    • Ella says:

      Yep, the Journey to Splits technically begins on July 1. You can always preview the stretches though and try them out!

  • Rukmani says:

    I’m in this. At least i can try this . so let’s go crazy with Cassy and begin our journey to splits together .

  • I love this! I work out for myself and ONLY myself, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t like to show off. I don’t see the splits ever doing anything for me in day to day life, but I NEED to learn how to do them so that I can impress people. The same goes with handstand!
    So you can TOTALLY count me in!!

    But, though I really hate to complain, especially because I know I’m in the severe minority here who doesn’t have a smart phone or anything remotely similar, it kind of makes me sad when participation and/or competitions are limited to Instagram users. I just wish you could include twitter as a viable entry platform :(
    But, like I said, I know I’m in the minority so it’s no big deal, but I thought I’d say something on behalf of the three other readers who probably don’t have access to instagram ;P

    And, by the way, I also wanted to say that I’m confident in the results of this 30 day split challenge.
    I never used to be able to do shoulder stands. I’d panic and fall backwards and I felt I’d have no hope of doing it. Any time the move popped up in a routine, I’d skip it – I’m a full-time carer so I have no choice but to work out at home with magazines, the internet or DVDs, and so with no instructor or class, it makes it a little too easy to skip things. Then, when I got your POP Pilates DVD, ALL OF A SUDDEN I could do them. I’m certain it was because of your instruction and the fact that you combined it with the roll-over, which in turn gave me not only greater core strength, but a means of recovery if I did start tipping backwards and lose my balance. But after a week of using the DVD I wasn’t tipping back any more, and that is a grand victory! So thank you for setting me on the path to my first show-off move! :D

  • […] can read the original post on Blogilates, but basically you do the first five stretches for 30-60 seconds on each side for the first five […]

  • Oh, this is what I needed to start this week right – a new challenge! thanks! Count me in! Sharing on my blog too to involve more fit sisters! ^_^
    thanks for the challenge and great tips!
    Good luck to everyone!

    xo xo
    Miss Athlétique
    http://www.missathletique.com

  • Venla says:

    Heyyy! Can i do this, if i haven’t done the stretch project? I would like to do it, but im not sure can i.. Beacuse im maybe not as flexible as you guys

    • sofi says:

      I think you can do both, you need to stretch before doing this kind of movements, so you can do them together :)

    • Larissa says:

      Of course you can do this! Just follow Cassey’s instructions on doing the foundation stretches and do your best!

  • samaneh says:

    hi cassey
    when do you publish June program? I m waiting for it :-)
    love <3

  • Charlotte says:

    If you say I can,I will try.i never were able to a split ever in my life.

  • Anne says:

    Love this.It is a fun goal and I am so excited to start !

  • Julie says:

    This is the perfect challenge for July! I can’t wait to get started. Let’s do this fit girls!

  • Kayley says:

    I am in!! This sounds like so much fun! My username is ‘Kayley.Gymnastics’ . I have flexible legs, and I used to be able to do the splits, so I think this will be very fun!

  • Isis says:

    OMG I cant wait to do this :)
    I don’t have a instagram account, but will do one right know :)

  • Lindsay says:

    I’m in! I can’t wait to start! I made an Instagram account just for it! Follow me: funkypop13
    I haven’t been able to do the splits in years so I’m really excited to get it down again!

  • Hilary says:

    It’s been a long time for me…but it’d be so cool to be able to do splits again! I’m in :)

  • Emily says:

    I have been DYING for you to do this! I loved the stretch project and I’ve been wanting to do the splits for so long and I’m so glad you did this. Please, more flexibility/stretching videos and printables!

  • Katie says:

    Does this start on July 1st?

  • Marine says:

    I really want to do the stretches this month. Do I need to do some cardio before? Thanks for your replies

  • Olivia says:

    Oh Cassey! Thank you! I was just rewatching all your stretch videos because lately I feel so old and immovable. I had come up with the idea, I want to be able to do the splits, at least close enough to that flexibility in my legs. I used to do tae kwon do and fencing, but my flexibility isn’t at those levels any more. And then this! Thanks so much, I will be starting the journey tonight.

  • Kim says:

    Im all in as well! I have been stretching here and there. I want to have my splits before the end of year….

  • Paula says:

    Super excited to participate in this challenge!

  • Sarah Anne says:

    Oh my gosh! I am sooooo physched!

  • Leah says:

    I am soooooooooo in!!

  • Alexandria says:

    This is great. I have never done a split in my life so this would be a special challenge for me. Thank you so much for the the challenge ;)

  • Ericka says:

    Thanks for the invite and I accept the challenge. Splits has been something Ive always wanted to do.I made an instagram. @popstermommy6 I really want to see if it works :)

  • Joyce says:

    Yesssss!!! I really like this! Even my boyfriend likes this. He is always laughing at me that I do my workouts. He thinks it looks silly. But I said to him, if I like it I do it and you cannot do anything about it. But now with the splits he is very happy and can’t wait until I can do the split.

  • EmilyNZ says:

    Cant wait to get started on this, its something a lot of women have always wanted to do or have’nt done for a long time. Thanks so much for this great routine :)

  • Ingrid says:

    I’m so ready for this! :D Thank you Cassey for creating this challenge, just what I need! Have to admit that I had to cheat-try some of the poses, love it! Can’t wait to follow your guys #journeytosplits on insta, my username is @pinupgoespopster, so please follow me too :)

  • Lien says:

    Im really excited to do this project! Cassey! can you please make a video for each project on how to do the poses and stuff because it’s hard to interpret what to do for some just by looking at the poster. please and thank you!!!

  • Carol says:

    I need to work on my flexibility so this is a great idea

  • Ally says:

    Looking forward to doing the splits… this is something I am working because I used to do them all the time when I was in high school :D

  • Mariah says:

    I am sooo glad you’re doing this challenge. I used to be able to do a split, but I stopped practicing and I am way less flexible than I used to be. I know it’s possible to gain back that flexibility, and I think this challenge is just what I need to give me that push to really do it. Thanks, Cassey! You’re awesome. May God bless you! :)

  • Ana says:

    I want to try this so badly but I recently injured my hamstring a little bit by trying to do the splits. Is there a way for me to recover in time to do this because I need to get flexible

  • Caro says:

    This is so cool! We should learn how to do the scorpion in august :D

  • Betty says:

    Is it necessary to warm up? How long?

  • Macie says:

    Hi Cassey! I love doing your workouts! They really improve my body, and they’re fun! I was wondering if you had any recommendations for my situation. I’m already pretty flexible, (I have my side splits & multiple stunt stretches), and I want to try out for my school’s cheer team around August. We are required to do a toe touch, and some other jumps, but I have a problem… I can’t jump high enough to do them! I’m flexible enough, but I think I need some strength exercises for my back, hips, and legs. Anything that could help me build strength to jump higher, (most importantly), and kick my legs up higher! I don’t know if you have any experience with this, but can you help me? I’d appreciate it!! <3

  • Viv says:

    I used to be super fit but now, after two kids and too much stress, am super fat :( My daughter (5.5) started acrobatics last September and is determined to go all the way. I was looking for a way to support her not just emotionally and driving her to her practice but also at home: Voila – this stretch program is just what I needed :) She’ll love it that we will do it together. Who knows who will be the first to do a split? (which I was able to do… once upon a time)

  • TJ says:

    Hi Cassey,
    I just wanted to say, I saw that there are a fair few negative comments on the #LoveWins photo you posted on instagram. I know it must have been a bit of a risky move with losing a few followers but thank you so much for doing it. Even little things do a lot of good and it’s so lovely for allies of the LGBTQ+ community to share the celebration :D

  • Noor says:

    I don’t understand stretch number 6 is there some block under her legs?

    • smeeth says:

      Looks like a block to me, you could use a pillow folded in half if you don’t have one.
      Take care with this stretch, if you push yourself to far at first you’ll hurt yourself!

      Good luck.

    • Heathbee says:

      There is a block under her hand so that she is not bent over while balancing herself with her hand for the picture.

    • briony says:

      Looks like it! Maybe like a foam roller type size? I presume to stop over stretching… :/

      • Cay says:

        It’s a block! You can use a thick book (i.e. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, dictionary, bible) if you don’t have a block. The point of that pose with the block/book is to go through the motions of a split without overexerting muscles that aren’t ready to go into a full split :-)

    • Christine says:

      It is a yoga block

    • saraaaahsays says:

      It’s a yoga block that is sometimes used to make it easier for you to get into poses. (:

    • Ellie says:

      Hi!

      Yes, she is using something called a yoga or stretching block. It is to keep from over stretching, or once you have your split you can put your foot on it and stretch even more. This also helps to get them faster. You can get these at Walmart, or any sporting goods store! Hope this helped!

  • Elisabeth says:

    I am soooo much doing this! I only found Blogilates in June this year so I did not started the Strech Project which I was very sad about. But now I am getting an Instagram account and let’s do THIS! pop_kitinka

  • Jennifer says:

    Yaaay!!! I’ve already been sorta working on my side splits, but with this in so excited to get them in one month!!!

  • BAR says:

    I’m 55 Casey, but don’t count me out! I’m getting my ladies together and we are going to work it out baby girl!

  • Bar says:

    I’m 55 Casey, but don’t count me out., I’m getting my ladies together and we are going to work it out baby girl!

  • Perfect timing! I have been working to get my splits BACK after my last baby. She did a number on my hips and I wasn’t good about keeping up the stretching with her. I’m a former competitive dancer, so I know muscle memory will help me. I’m also looking to get my backbend and back walkover back too! Thanks for doing this challenge!

  • Dewi says:

    I am in! I always thought this would be impossible for me, but I’m going to give it a try!
    Btw I’m new here, HI

  • Makayla says:

    Yay! So excited to start! I’ve always wanted to be able to do the splits, now I can learn how. Thank you, thank you Cassey for posting this challenge. It’s giving me extra motivation to actually go for it!

  • Erin Wise says:

    I’m super excited for this. Like a lot of you, I’ve always wanted to do the splits. So here’s to a split by the end of July. :)

    btw, my insta is goblinwithabow

  • Nana says:

    What do we do if we know how to do the splits already?
    i’m not saying this to brag about anything, but just curious. Thanks for anyone replying :)

  • I’m super scared of trying the splits! I cannot wait to go shopping at oGorgeous though! :D

  • meg says:

    I am so in! I have wanted to do the splits for AGES now but I’ve never been dedicated enough to do it. However, now that I can stick that up on my wall, and have other popsters posting it on instagram has really got me motivated already! Lets do this! my instagram is @blogilatespopster

  • Taryn says:

    I’m the most nonflexible (is that a word?) person out there. But my goal is to be able to do a split by my birthday in March. I have a habit of getting lazy doing these 30 day challenges, but I promise I will do my best to stick to this one.

    • Sarah A. Al-Saleh says:

      good luck ;)

    • Sammy says:

      Same here! My body has stiffened up (it’s more like the body of an 80 years old instead of a 26 year old!). I am terrible at creating habits and usually stray off the path but this one I am determined to get right! One of my goals for 2015 is to be able to do the splits.

  • Paige says:

    Ahh its been my goal to be able to do the splits by the end of this year. Just made an instagram account, paige_gets_phit feel free to find and follow!

    • Jasmine says:

      I had the same goal, so I was really excited to see this challenge!! Btw I totally followed you on insta. I was actually thinking about starting my own fitness Instagram but then I realized I barley use the one I already have so I’m just going to start using it mainly for fitness lol.

  • Marta says:

    This is exactly the 30 days challenge I need now! I was already planning to keep stretching everyday to get into splits soon… It wil be exciting!

  • Ive only seen dancers attempt such posts like the very last one…I’m excited!

  • Erin Wise says:

    So excited. I missed out on the challenge last month, but just came in and am really excited. Performing the splits has always been something I’ve wanted to do.

    My insta account is: goblinwithabow

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  • Jennifer says:

    Ahh I’m so excited!!!
    I always wanted to be able to do the split and this is a awesome way to get there.
    I already made a Instagram account for the stretch project.
    My username is : blogilatesjourneytoconfidence

    Cassey I really want to thank you for a the time and energy you put in these project!

  • Candice says:

    I’ve been spending a LOT of time considering my lack of flexibility lately, specifically in my hips due to the nature of my job. This is just perfect timing for me.

  • Amrei says:

    I am so in!! I wanted to be able to do the splits anyways!
    let´s follow each other on instagram!
    my username is “becoming_fitspo”

  • Abby says:

    hi cassey,
    i was wondering about stretch six, her hand that is not on her hip, is it on a block or on the floor??
    thanks a lot x

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