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Hard Core Workout!
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August 12, 2013

Hard Core Workout!

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Hey there POPsters!!!

Here is your new Monday workout! This routine targets all things that build up your core which is more than just your abs ya know! Your core is made up of your: abs, obliques, and lower back! It’s everything around your waistline! You can’t really tell but I am doing this routine on a slanted shore and OMG it was so hard!!! Slanting down on my upper body! Ah but I welcomed the challenge! If you don’t have a slanted surface, a regular flat floor is totes ok too 🙂

And!! I’m so loving my shirt in this video! It left me with a really weird tan afterwards, but whatever, so worth it! Haha. This is the Flower Top from UpVibe. Shorts are my own from an etsy shop a couple years ago.

Tomorrow I have a photoshoot and I am going to go shopping crazy tonight because you know, I have like, NO CLOTHES. I’ll instagram what I get so you can help me pick outfits.

K love you love you! By the way this totally has nothing to do with this post but I just wanted to say thank you for being amazing and letting me live out my dream of teaching Pilates everyday. I am so happy, so so happy you have no idea, when I meet you guys in real life, get to know you, and hear your stories. I love teaching my Monday and Thursday POP Pilates at Equinox, love my students, love doing the meetups, and I love making these videos for you. Don’t worry. I will not stop. Teaching centers me and makes me who I am. It calms me and helps me understand my purpose. And there’s nothing better than seeing you sweat and smile. If you’re ever in the LA area come to my class!! I’ll get you a guest pass! Click here to find out more info.

K it’s shopping time!!! Toodle-loo’s!

<3 Cassey

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  1. Elissa says:

    Hi Cassey, I love these workouts, but I was wondering if there was a modified version of the ballerina twist. I’m not quite where I want to be with my upper body strength and I struggle much with this exercise.
    xoxo

    Much love,
    Elissa

  2. Maria Paz says:

    Hey Cassey!! <3
    I was wondering if you could do a challenge or WO video that has/includes CL's newest single, "Baddest Female" !!
    Or you could check out 2NE1's new song, "Do You Love Me?"
    It's Korean, but please check them out, because these songs are really fun to workout with! <3 Thank you!! <3

  3. Juli says:

    I’m so thankful for all of the time you put into making these videos and being on twitter and instagram. I feel like you’re one of my close friends. It makes me happy to hear that teaching and helping us get fit and healthy is giving you so much joy. I hope one day I’ll be able to go to LA and attend one of your classes! I wish I could give you a hug for all of the happiness you bring me each day with your pilates videos!!!
    Love you!! :-*

  4. Alli says:

    Awesome workout. I am totally targeting my core right now. Thanks!!!

  5. Tara says:

    this was great! Thank you so much!

  6. I love hard workouts! It is the most effective workout for me. I treat every single exercise as a challenge. No pain, no gain!

  7. Zaphirenia says:

    Hi Cassey! Another workout with a swiss ball would be really fun!!

  8. rose says:

    Hi Cassey! Can you make the Butt On Fire printable please? 😀

  9. Katie says:

    side planks always really hurt my shoulders, could it be that I am doing them wrong?

  10. Jennifer says:

    I think my arms hurt worse than my core! lol love the beach background. and cute outfit! thanks cassey 🙂

  11. Sabrina says:

    Hey, Cassey, I wanna ask if h could do a workout that really works but like people won’t notice u are working out its because I’m actually working out secretly buy yh it’s that I’m already thin it’s that I feel I mean I FEEL FAT but I ain’t I checked my weight it’s good but I want a workout that people won’t realise I’m working out

    1. Sinia says:

      Actually working out is about changing you body with gaining muscles (and sometimes loosing fat). So “secretly” working out doesn’t really make sense the way I undestand it.
      Also, if you say you are thin but feel fat there might be a problem with your body perception….that’s something you can work on while you work out pretty good (been there, mastered that)

    2. N says:

      There is a difference between being thin, and being healthy. And Sinia raises a good point about body perception, so do ask yourself what your goal is. Sometimes when people are naturally slim, family and friends worry that an interest in overall health might be an eating disorder in disguise. If your goal is improved health and stamina then hiding your healthy eating and exercising will only add to those fears. Be frank with your family about what your motivation is. Exercise and balanced eating reduces the risk of a lot of potential,future health issues such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, long term stress, etc. Reducing these risks are far more important than a dress size. Who knows, maybe your loved ones will come along the journey to good health with you.

      1. Sabrina says:

        Thanks for the advice

  12. Nitzan says:

    Love you, Cass <333 You're truly an inspiring woman and human being! Your videos always leave me sore and wanting more! Keep on living your dream 🙂

  13. bailey says:

    Cassey! I am unable to access the calendar!! I’ve been a Popster for about a year now and the calendars always work for me but this August one isn’t. I’ve tried putting the password in literally about 30 times both on my computer and my iphone but every time it just loads the page to put the password in again! It doesn’t tell me that the password is incorrect or anything. I’ve scrolled down to see if it’s there and it’s not. I have quadruple checked the email with the password and put it in very slowly and it still does the same thing. Please help! I wanna work out!

    1. Aaisha says:

      Have u tried to put the password in with a capital ‘I’??
      I had the problem aswell.

    2. Jojo says:

      did you write the password with the first letter as a capital? That seems to be the problem for a lot of people

      1. Natalia says:

        I had the same problem and that solved it!! thanks so much, I was going crazy lol

  14. Aaisha says:

    The twists hurt. My shoulder was pushing back at me . My core is definitely weak. Thank-you so much Cassey, you care so much that’s why we love you. Xxxx

  15. Lynn says:

    Thanks for the new WO! I can’t wait to see your new outfits! Love you Cassey!

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  17. Dave says:

    Its amazing how people underestimate the benefits of core strength training. Even when doing all over strength training with weights, your core strength adds a lot of power. Great Video

  18. Jessica says:

    I have such a hard time with the Ballerina Twists because my shoulder on the arm holding me up keeps pushing back against my shoulder blade (and it really hurts) But I loved the swimming and seal moves those were just really fun to do and I felt my lower back.

    Thank you Cassey

  19. Tess says:

    I just did this not even an hour ago and all I can say is OW already 🙂 You’re gonna help me lose those 30-40 pounds I’ve been needing to lose for 2-4 years! 😀 This is a start.
    Train Insane or Remain the Same 🙂 That’s my new motto

  20. Rosie says:

    Love you too Cassey! 🙂

  21. Jacqueline says:

    Love the background and your outfit!! This one did get me sweating but I’m going to have to give it a 5! I have come a long way being able to do all the Ballerina Twists and such but would it be ok to stack your feet instead of having them split? Would it do anything different? Thanks for just being you, Cassey

  22. Jamie says:

    Thanks Cassey!! While I’m doing the workouts I’m all DAMN YOU CASSEY but then once I realize a pair of shorts that were a little tight in the beginning of July are a little lose..I’m like OMG I LOVE YOU CASSEY.

    Thank YOU for doing what you do and giving this gym-aphobic girl a way to workout that she LOVES.

  23. Sarah says:

    Great video! Thank you! 😀

  24. Melissa says:

    Ohh I can’t wait to see your new outfits! XD
    And such sweet words! Thank you for helping everyone getting fit!
    Me and I’m sure all of the popsters are very happy to know that we can make you happy too 😀
    I’d really love to come to your class, but unfortunately I live in Indonesia, that’s like another side of the earth lol.. But I’ll definitely go to your class if I go to US 😉

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