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Cardio Ballet Leg Challenge!
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September 2, 2013

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Cardio Ballet Leg Challenge!

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Hey POPsters!

Today’s new video is a fun one! I was inspired to do a quick Cardio Ballet Challenge to get your heart pumping and your legs strong! There’s one main move that I want you to practice first before we get into it. There are also a lot of kicking lunges and kicking lunge hops. You know what that means. Butt. Quads. Calves. Oh My.

The song here is Lana del Rey’s “Summertime Sadness” remix. Love this song right now.

I want you to push your shoulders away from your ears and point your toes as much as you can! Graceful fingers. Pretend you are a dancer. Doesn’t matter how you look. I just want you to work hard and lift high! Jump high! This is what will get you burning those calories quick. And just so you know…dance is one of the most fun ways to get your cardio in. Seriously. If you really push hard and hit your moves, and keep rehearsing over and over again, it’s pretty much like HIIT. A very stylish form of HIIT!

What did you do this Labor Day Weekend? I unfortunately did not get to go jet skiing (boo) but I did get these pretty succulents. Look!

They make me happy and they are currently sitting right beside me on my desk. Look at those itty bitty yellow flowers! So adorbs I can’t even. No pets for me at the moment, so plants will fill that void for now.

Today’s workout on the #SWEATEMBER Calendar is POP HIIT 1: We Can’t Stop and the Cardio Ballet Challenge! Have fun!

Have a nice day off! Let me know what you plan on doing!

<3 Cassey

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  1. Laurence says:

    My favorite workout since it came out! I love Blogilates so much, you make working out so fun, thanks Cassey xo

  2. Mary says:

    Cassey, your choreography is so fun! I’ve got to practice that jump! I felt like a dancer with the first series of moves and then fell over the when the jumping began. I had to laugh through the burn the second half of the song.

  3. Shan says:

    I used to dance in school and I absolutely love the cardio ballet workout! Please post more dance-ish workouts! & your top really goes with the graceful theme! Where is it from? I love it!

  4. Mutsa says:

    I just did this after pop hiit 2 and it was so intense! But it’s so much fun pretending to be a dancer 😛 thanks for the great workouts and motivation, Cassie!

    x

  5. Kim says:

    Great workout! I like cardio exercises because they are good for weight loss like nothing else! Sometimes I was experiencing lack of endurance during my cardio trainings, but Military Grade supplements helped me improve my results. I was pleasantly surprised when I first trained twice as long as I used to in the gym. Since then my shape was steadily improving. I would have never believed that a supplement can do that much, but now I know it from my own experience.

  6. Halle says:

    Cassey, I love Love LOVE this workout! I felt so graceful and felt the BURN at the same time! SO fun! Have you considered doing more videos like this, maybe a series with different styles of dance? Maybe hot abs bellydancing?? 😀

  7. Nessuuhhh says:

    I ADORED this workout. It was so much fun to do and man, was I sore this morning but totally worth it.

  8. MajaSS says:

    This was so much fun, love this video! 😀 I really felt my heart raised!
    But I was wondering why the “Amazing Upper Back & Leg Stretches”-video has become age restricted? I loved that video sooo much, and now I can’t even do it..
    But omg, my butt seriously hurt right now, or actually my whole body hurts! I’ve been doing like 6 videos to get a kick start beacause I haven’t been training pop pilates this last past three weeks, except for some stretchingvideos after some running and biking. I have actually exercised only the legs, and today I really felt for doing some arms- and upper body exercising, and pop pilates. I ended up doing 6 video for every part of my body! I’m going to start on the september workoutcalendar tomorrow. I know it’s late, but better late than never, right? 🙂

    1. Anja says:

      There is a video response for that workout, it’s exactly the same video! I downloaded it and re-uploaded it and youtube doesn’t seem to mind!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hg4VTRihiv8

  9. Nicki L. says:

    I wanna request a workout! 😀 Can you do something, maybe cardio, to One Direction’s “Best Song Ever”?? 😀

  10. Karla says:

    LOVED IT!! So much fun!!

  11. dehlia says:

    great workouts today. looking forward to the day when i won’t have to do so many modifications!

  12. Jennifer says:

    When I looked at the calendar and only saw 2 videos, I was like oh wow today will be easy. I’ve never been so wrong!!!
    I absolutely loved the new ballet video! Great cardio and sooo much fun!

    But then I tried the pop hiit…I almost died. I couldn’t even finish it! I know that sounds bad, but I think I’m in between the beginners calendar and the regular calendar so some of the days are still too challenging for me. But I know I did my best because I was super sweaty (ew) and my shoulders, calves, and thighs were about to fall off. Maybe next time I can finish a pop hiit.

  13. Andi says:

    I loved it. Wish there was more like it

  14. Melissa says:

    It was awesome…. until some lunges came up lol
    But I was having fun doing this XD

  15. Kathleen says:

    Love it and love the the app but my upload it’s not working 🙁 it takes me to the picture section but I can’t add or take pics.

  16. Kathy says:

    Enjoyed the Ballet Cardio very much…the Pop Hiits almost killed me! 😉 Thank you, Cassey for making all these available for us and cheering us on to improve and push ourselves.

  17. Jennifer says:

    Oh my god I looved this one !! There’s just something about the mixing of cardio and dance that I really like :)) !! and you’re right it actually looks pretty haha x)

  18. Ania says:

    This one is postponed for tomorrow – today 1h workout in the morning and 3h of volleyball practice give me cramps already. Btw. Cassey if it is possible can you post Monday new videos the day before (as I would love to be able to do them in the morning Copenhagen time 🙂 and I must say it is crazy as before nobody ever motivated me to workout in the mornings but you managed it Cassey and I am super grateful for that ! Thanks and bring it on!

  19. Sarah says:

    I love love love ballet workouts, so I adored this one and really felt it! Please do another one 🙂

  20. Bassantpopster says:

    Done! Loved it. Thanq Cassey. Love.

  21. Mirriah says:

    I loved this video!! it was so fun and graceful!! definately needed a big glass of water right afterwards lol and love Lana del Ray and of course you Cassey! xoxo

  22. Sarah says:

    Ahhh I plan on doing this. XD

  23. Hannah says:

    Hey Cassey
    When you post your new videos you always post them really late at night after i have done my exercise in my country so is it okay that i did the katy perry roar video and next week i will probably do this video

  24. I was doing today’s workouts from the calender and my puppy joined in, and had so much fun. It also wore him out so much that he slept for pretty much the entire afternoon, so that’s also a plus haha

  25. Lydia says:

    I want to work out so bad but because the pain in my lower back, I was forced to just do an hour of stretching with your videos. I am sad about it but I will be back on track at the end of the week once my back heals enough.

    I am still going to do this month Sweatember!!

  26. Vivienne says:

    After a 10 mile bike ride, swimming and finishing day 16 of my Beginners Blogilates Calendar…I actually want to do this workout! I love ballet and Cassey, you make all the challenges FUN! Blogilates is the best workout plan I have ever done! Everything is so organized…I have no excuses not to be in the best shape of my life. Thanks Cassey for your passion and hard work!

  27. Loved this session – can’t wait to do it again :o). Xx

  28. I will try the new video after I do day 2 of #Sweatember – if I can still move 🙂

  29. Lynn says:

    What a great workout! You look stunning by the way, Cassey!

  30. Lauren says:

    Definitely my favorite video yet!

  31. Amy says:

    This looks fun! Thanks!! Another question: do you use supplements and if so, what do you take? I am looking to step it up but not sure if I should add supplements or not!

  32. Rebecca stenström says:

    Loved it sooooooo much! Can you please keep on doing videos that is inspired by dance? Bc this one was totaly amazing! 😀 Love you <3

  33. Megan says:

    Wow that was sneaky! The moves felt easy, but my heart is thumping out of my chest now!

  34. Marina says:

    I loved this video! Im soo uncoordinated for ballet, but was so fun! Thanks Cassey!
    Enjoy 😉

  35. Stephanie Waller says:

    What can we do instead of kettle bell squats and using the medicine ball? If you do not have either

  36. Tam says:

    I looked through your videos and found a great one for my problem area. Saddlebag Shaver. Could you do another one?

  37. Annie says:

    Absolutely love love love this, Cassey! Thanks so much for this challenge!

  38. Bassantpopster says:

    Yaaay can’t wait for trying the new video.

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