My Christmas Wish Came True…

My Christmas Wish Came True…

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Hey guys!

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!

cassey 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?”

shape mag



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!

Ok now…

This is your last holiday cocktail dress routine! I decided that since we seriously all need to just slow down and enjoy the present instead of just rushing, rushing, and working for the future…it was time for a stretch and relax routine. Try this one…I designed it to really open up your back, hips, and legs. You will love. Just click play and let go…

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:

blogilates clothing contest

1. “Healthy Happy & Strong” Geo Strap Tank

2. “KEEP GOING” Booty Shorts

3. “Train Insane or Remain the Same” Hoodie

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 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 🙂

<3 Cassey

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  1. Kat says:

    I can’t believe people get hate for some of the things they do, myself included. I’m similar to you in the fact that people always so I don’t look anything like someone that is into “fitness”. Just because I don’t have every muscle in my body toned and I’m skinnier than a stick? Trust me, I love toned muscles, and I have a few myself. I do know though that my body physically cannot be any skinnier. I have a bigger frame there’s no way I could be as small as some girls. Plus just because of my genetics if I was so skinny that you could see all my muscle it would be very unhealthy. I just wish people would understand everyones different, whether “too skinny” or “too fat”. For those out there who are struggling, I get called a mix of “anorexic” and “obese” in the same day, haters are just trying to hate, jealous, or insecure themselves. Don’t listen to them most of the time they aren’t right and you’re the only one that can truly know your body.

  2. Rachel Othon says:

    If I’m honest, I get very insecure when I compare myself to Cassey. I wish I could work out more but I just don’t have the time of day. Besides that, I’m a completely different human being, with different genes, and a different body. So I know in my heart that I’ll always have my Hispanic curves and that my stomach will never be as flat as hers but it’s hard remembering that sometimes. I also want to be an actress, so when I see people such as Jenefer Lawrence or Ke$ha being called fat, I get very insecure. I starved myself, I used fad diets, but I only seemed to gain weight. It wasn’t until I started just using moderation as my diet that I actually started losing weight. I didn’t change what I was eating (other than avoiding sugar) but I just ate in moderation and lost more weight than ever. But, even with that I still felt inferior to all the girls I saw around me. If anyone has any tips to body positivity please let me know!

  3. Kodi Saint Angelo says:

    WHAAAAAAAA?!?!?! That’s the Target I go to!!!!!!! I’ll have to go grab one!!!!!!

  4. Leah says:

    Congrats Cassey! You have been a HUGE motivation for me. Very exciting to see that your DVD is in Target!!!

  5. Tami says:

    I have been to three Targets already. Still looking! I can’t wait to find it. I have been wanting to order this DVD since you made it.

  6. Renee says:

    CONGRATS! That’s such an accomplishment. You worked so hard.. you deserve every happiness. Love you Cassey!

  7. Alex says:

    Cassey, thank you so much for all the hard work you do for the community, it must be such gratifying work. You inspired me to make my own healthy recipes blog! Check it out 🙂

  8. Lindsay says:

    How exciting this must have been! Congratulations!

  9. Vangie says:

    The stretching video was amazing:) It really refreshed me.

  10. Aw! Congrats Cassey! xoxo

    Hope you had a very merry xmas! (well, clearly you did! ha!)

  11. Zoe says:

    Congratulations Cassey! You deserve it. xoxo


  12. Lynn says:

    Congratulations Cassey! You totally deserve it! I’m so happy for you! Happy holiday!

  13. Katie says:

    Merry Christmas Cassey! 🙂 And a happy new years!

  14. Tami Pickart says:

    Cassie, I have been doing your workouts for over a year now and am in the best shape of my life. I’m 36 and can’t wait to do my workouts with you nearly every day. I got goosebumps watching this video of you. It felt like one of my best friends being honored. Congratulations! I am so happy for you!

  15. Rachel says:

    Congratulations!!! That is so awesome! As soon as I can I’m picking up a copy! I’ll definitely send you a pic. You’re official lol.

  16. Tricia says:

    Yay! You deserve to be right there with those other fitness greats. You are great!

  17. kate says:

    Congratulations Cassey !! You deserved this and soooo much more! I wish you the best and I love you! You changed my life!:)
    Greetings from Greece :DD

  18. Jayme says:

    I seriously just got teary watching this!!!!! Congrats Cassey, you deserve it!!! I can’t wait to check out my Target to see if you’re there! I already have the DVD but I’m tempted to buy another copy just to show my support. You’ve done so much for this community and personally, I’ve never been so fit in my life since I’ve been following your calendars. I feel better than ever and have never enjoyed working out so much. I’m so happy to have found you!!! You are amazing Cassey! We love you xoxo

  19. KayJay says:

    OMG!!! Congratulations, Cassey!! What a wonderful feeling and a great job!! I’m so excited for you and so happy that others who may not know you will get the chance to through Target! This is so awesome and such an accomplishment. As a fan, I’m so proud of you for your hard work. You deserve this and much more success that is sure to come.

  20. Andi says:

    Loved the stretching video it is just what I needed after the crazy Christmas rush at work!

  21. Jackie says:

    YAY! Congratulations Cassey! so happy for you <3

  22. Sara says:

    Congrats cassey 🙂 🙂 u totally deserve it

  23. I am going to buy your DVD or get it for my birthday! 😀 Congrats and merry Christmas

  24. Taya says:

    Thanks Cassey for the stretching video! I loved it! And I really appreciate your attitude and what you talk about during the videos. Its so easy to relate to you and I like that you recognize sometimes the moves hurt so good! 🙂 Also, thank you sooooo much for not charging for the videos and the diet plans. That is the coolest thing you could do!! You have another loyal fan! Keep it up!!

  25. Mia says:

    Congrats, Cassey! Merry Christmas!!

  26. Julissa says:

    I just got it today at Target. Congrats

  27. Helen says:

    Congratulations, Cassey! Thank you for representing the Asian community! I am Chinese myself.
    And, Happy Holidays! I will definitely go to a Target soon and buy your DVD!

  28. Rosa says:

    Congrats Cassie I will be checking my local target to see if Canada is lucky enough to have your DVD 🙂 MERRY CHRISTMAS!

  29. Paige says:

    Congrats Cassey!! That must have been so surreal & fab.
    Here’s to the rising success of Blogilates in 2014! Can’t wait for the January calender.

    Merry Christmas Popsters!!!

  30. That is so grerat! Congrats Cassey! 🙂

    And merry Christmas!

  31. Sophie says:

    I am soooooo happy this is amazing! CAssey you are my inspiration! I love you cassey! Cassey you deserve this you have worked soooooo hard for this!

  32. deeNIZZ says:

    I want to hug you right now!! Congrats on the Dvd! Keep doing what you are doing Cassey. xx

  33. Amy Daniels says:

    Congrats and Merry Christmas! So proud of you!!

  34. Kathleen says:

    Well, I know how I’m going to spend that Target gift card I got for Christmas!
    Congratulations Cassey, all of your hardworking has done wonders for my body and state of mind and has really inspired me to chase my dreams! You’re my number one inspiration 🙂

  35. Bridget says:

    I am sooooo proud of you Cassey, can’t even tell you. But unfortunately, I can’t buy that DVD ’cause I don’t live in US. Hopefuly, one day it will be in Europe, too. But I’m totally supporting you in this. 😀

  36. Koraleena says:

    Congrats!! I’m so happy for you! This is really exciting! 🙂 What a shame we don’t have Targets in our country 🙁

    Also, I started a little New Year’s “movement” on my blog called Make It Happen in 2014… if anyone would like to join 🙂

  37. Zuzanna says:

    I would definitely buy it, but 1) I don’t live in the US and 2) I don’t have a DVD player 😛 However you have my full support, becasue all the things you do are great! I hope it will be even better for you in 2014! 🙂

  38. Sabine says:

    Cassey you are just so great! Congratulations on your dvd, you really earned it! If I lived in the US I would go to target today (or is target closed on Christmas day?) Well tomorrow then! Merry Christmas!

  39. Congratulations Cassey! You are indeed an inspiration to all Asians around the world, me included. 😉 shout out to you from Aussie land! You’re awesome!

  40. Leanne says:

    Congratulations Cassey! You deserve every moment of this because of all the hard work you put into making your workouts the best! Especially all the effort you put into this community. Without you we would never have discovered the joys of fitness and clean eating as well as having a positive outlook on life! Thank you Cassey <3

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  42. Congrats Cassey! You totally deserve it for all the hard work you’ve done. I already have the dvd but I’d totally buy another one at target if I lived in the US. 😛

    Merry Christmas Cassey!!!