My Christmas Wish Came True…
Merry Christmas and happy holidays! I just arrived back in the Bay Area with my family. The airport wasn’t TOO BAD this time. I guess I traveled pretty late. Thanksgiving was a mad house.
We had a nice little Christmas Eve dinner and just now, I finished wrapping all of the presents for tomorrow morning. We honestly haven’t “done” Christmas in like 5 years…wait, or maybe even longer? No really, I’m serious. Every year, one of my family members has been away or we just haven’t been in the spirit. But this year, somehow the holiday energy invigorated us again and well, there’s gifts under the tree! I kinda feel like a kid again 🙂
Anyway, I wanted to share with you something special that happened last night. I’ve been wanting to tell you guys something for the past few months but I just couldn’t until I saw it for myself. Guys…
My POP Pilates DVD is in TARGET!
Is this really happening?! (Watch the video above to see the special moment caught on camera.)
I couldn’t believe it when I was first told this news a while back. I mean, the chance to be on the Target shelves next to Jillian Michaels, Denise Austin, Tracy Anderson…Billy Blanks!!?! These are fitness legends. I am a little baby compared to them! But I think Gaiam and Target saw something different.
I am completely honored to have this opportunity and I owe it all to YOU GUYS. You are the ones who brought attention to Blogilates and made people take a look at this bubbly fitness instructor. Without you and without YouTube…life would be very very different. I’d still be teaching fitness, but I don’t think on a world wide scale like this. You are the reason why Blogilates continues to be discovered and shared by more and more people looking to get fit in a fun and positive way. You being here with me means EVERYTHING to my heart.
And you know what else? I’m super proud to be representing Asian Americans in the fitness field!! (Yay-yuhhhh!) And…as an Asian American woman. (Yay-YAY-yuhhhhh!!!) I hardly ever talk about being Vietnamese-Chinese because I see myself as just a person, not defined by ethnicity, but you know what, when I was in the DVD aisle, I didn’t notice anyone else that looked like me. You hardly ever see Asians in entertainment or media, but YouTube has literally broken down traditional barriers in the industry. YouTube allowed me to showcase my talent for anyone who wanted to watch. I didn’t have to perform for an agent, a manager, or sell my soul for a huge deal. I just got to play myself. And you guys loved me. I am so lucky and so grateful for you.
So thank you. From the bottom of my heart.
Also…someone mentioned last night on facebook…”Wasn’t Target the place where you melted down and cried because you saw your oGorgeous bag in SHAPE Magazine for the first time?”
Yes. Yes it was. Shortly after that, I quit my 9-5 job.
It seems that Target is the place of dreams 🙂
The store is probably closed now but once it opens again, please go get yourself a copy! It would be the best way to support me and keep our community growing. The buyer said that if enough of my DVDs sell, they can make Blogilates a permanent name on the shelves. So please, let’s show them our POPster power. Let’s get more of the world involved in working out the way we do.
The DVD is only $12.99 and it features:
– 1 hr total body POP Pilates routine
– *BONUS* 20 min of POP Pilates for Beginners
– Behind the scenes + fan footage from meet-ups around the world (San Francisco, LA, New York, London)
– Interactive exercise library where you can click on a body part and go to those exercises
– Workout Travel Card – all of the moves broken down with reps and names so you can do the routine anywhere even without a DVD player
The POP Pilates DVD is available in all Targets in the US! OMG if you get it can you PLEASE take a pic and show me!? I would die. Just die!!! Tag me or use #poppilatesdvd or #blogilates!
Also, it’s week 4 of your giveaway! All you have to do is go to the YouTube video (click here), like the video, and then leave a comment. You can comment as many times as you want and the contest is open to everyone, all ages, everywhere! The prizes are:
GOOD LUCK!!!! I’ll announce the winner next Monday 🙂
And since we’re on the topics of winners…CONGRATS to last week’s winner…Jessica Opper! Thanks for posting your sweaty pic!
Jessica, please email me at POPsterpost@gmail.com to claim your prize.
Also, the week 5 password for the #NewBodyMakeover is on Instagram! Follow me @Blogilates to find out what it is!
Click here to enter the password and unlock your next set of meals!
Have a merry merry Christmas and Happy Holiday guys. Please spend time with your family and enjoy your food! Relax!
I’ll see you soon 🙂