The Most Provocative Blogilates Posts of 2013

The Most Provocative Blogilates Posts of 2013

Hey hey POPsters!

As 2013 comes to a close, I wanted to take a moment and think about Blogilates and you guys. It has been an extraordinary year and I must thank you…each and every single one of you for being here with me and for one other to make our community strong and beautiful.

2013 was all about trying new things and learning how to make fitness more entertaining for you guys. I’d say we had a successful season of Cheap Clean Eats that will surely come back in the new year. It just got really tiring filming so much…esp. food vids! They take forever. Recipe-making takes even longer 🙂 From Dogilates to dressing up as a flapper to playing “Cassiss” Everdeen from Hunger Games (and not getting my video taken down by Lionsgate YEAHHHH) I think I’m ready to take our production value up to the next level in the new year!

1. I released the first ever Blogilates App on iPhone…and then on Android!!!

blogilates app

2. Got a book deal with a major publisher and finished writing the second draft of my manuscript! Here’s an epic photo from the Salt Flats.

pilates in the salt flats

3. Spent an amazing day with my New York POPsters at the NYC Meet Up!

blogilates nyc mat


4. Won a freakin’ Shorty Award for #SocialFitness which YOU helped me get! Watch my acceptance speech…I squatted in a dress…


5. Dressed up all 80’s and partied with you guys at the UCLA Meet Up right after NYC!

plie squats

6. Had my first running-a-booth experience at IDEA World 2013! It was so insane and so fun to show everyone what oGorgeous is all about! Hope to do it again next year.


7. Spent an unforgettable day with my Boston POPsters at the Blogilates Boston Meet Up! Thank you again to Simmons College for helping me put this on!


Watch this heart-warming video…gets me every time!


8. Got a chance to work alongside YouTube legends and fulfill my lifelong dream of being in a YouTube Rewind video!

Cassey Ho LA Times 12-11-13 Compressed


9. And last but not least…found my POP Pilates DVD in Target!


Oops, didn’t mean to make the post so long and full of pics and videos! But hey, it’s the end of 2013, let’s celebrate yeah? Ok now onto the Most provocative Blogilates posts of 2013!

For an article to win the provocative award, I calculated how popular each one was based on comments, views, and how crazy traffic went that day! Here were the posts that moved you:


1. Ashamed of Gaining Weight (1263 comments) – a post about how I gained weight back after my bikini competition and how people were telling me I looked fat.

2. Your Thigh Gap’s Not Good Enough FYI (1210 comments) – a post about negativity in the community and people body bashing…me.

3. Things that Make me Scream and Shout (913 comments) – my honest reaction to the first time I watched Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. Maybe a little too honest. Heated. I remember reading the comments here and crying!!

4. Look what Honey Boo Boo Started (1068 comments) – my follow up post explaining why I said the things I said in my original Honey Boo Boo post. Took a couple days for me to write.

5. Do you Call this Fat Shaming? (372 comments) – a post about how controversial fitness mom Maria Kang “shamed” other moms into thinking they should look like her.

6. The Victoria’s Secret Model Diet (114 comments) – a post about how VS models must eat before a runway show.


Go read those if you have a chance! You’ll see why they were the most heated posts of the year. And leave a comment if you feel necessary 🙂

OH!!! And I finally got a chance to try on the sparkle dress. What do you think?


My mommy always told me that if you’re unsure about a purchase, just sleep on it, and when you wake up, and you still want it, THEN you can go get it! I have a feeling I’ll still want it…but ok let’s see if my dreams say otherwise. I still have the romper as back up. Eek the decisions! And then the shoes! One step at a time…

I guess you all will see Tuesday night at the A List “Passport to the World 2014” Ball! what dress I end up choosing! And in case you were wondering, this one is by Jovani and the romper is by Keepsake the Label, an Australian brand.

Ok happy reading and see you again soon 🙂

<3 Cassey

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  1. Hanna-marie says:

    Hey Cassey,
    Please come to Chilliwack, BC, Canada!!!!!!! or even Abbotsford!!!! <3
    You are my inspiration Cassey. You have helped me come out of my shell and find my voice!!! And for getting fit!!!
    Thank you so much 😀

  2. Tricia says:

    Come to Portland OR!

  3. Shannon says:

    This is the first time I’ve commented on your blog before. The other day I was wandering through target in WA state and wanted to see what videos are out since I am ending my gym membership. I was surprised when I saw your video because I’ve done some of your free on-line workouts. I’ll have to go back and get a copy! 🙂

  4. Tanya Frey says:

    You look gorgeous in that dress, just so beautiful and vibrant. Have a Happy New Year Cassey, blogilates community, and all your family too.

  5. Maggie says:

    I don’t do Blogilates super often but whenever I do I am BLOWN AWAY at what a positive, healthy, and supportive PROFESSIONAL you are. Thank you so much for all you have done for your community and the health of your followers this year. You are an incredible leader for women of all ages and I look forward to seeing more of your strength and positivity in 2014!

  6. leila says:

    You should definitely wear the sparkle dress! It looks so good on you and it’s perfect for new years 🙂 Also, i’m really excited for the blogilates community to grow in 2014. I know it’s going to be a great year and i can’t wait to see the progress in your new book, the new website your working on, and new cheap clean eats/workout vids! Love you Cassey <3333 Happy New Year everyone!

  7. Andrea Fabry says:

    Found you thanks to my teenage daughters. I’m 56 years old and blogilates has helped me regain my core strength. Feeling better than ever. Keep up the good work.

  8. Kylie says:


    I want to say thank you for all that you do! I just stumbled upon your website 2 months ago and it has changed my life. I am no longer what you would call a cardio bunnie and love doing the videos you post. I can’t wait to see what 2014 brings!

    Also is it sad that I cried at your target video?!? Must be that my muscles hurt so bad from the workout I just did that I am emotional! 🙂


  9. Bára from Czech says:

    Dear Cassey, you do not know me and yet you completely changed my life. I’ve tried a lot of physical activity to lose weight and everything was really boring. And then I accidentally found on youtube one of your workouts, and I’m an addict. I love love love you and the third month you’re following your calendars and look forward to each new workout. I lost 9 kilos already and hopefully lose more.
    I wish you and all POPsters wonderful enter the new year 2014. Be everyone happy.
    PS – dress are beautiful and you are sooooooo amazing in them.
    Greetings from Czech Republic, Bára

  10. Elaine Voon says:

    OOooooh!!! DEFINITELY get that sparkle dress! It looks AMAZING on you!

    Makes you look so slim and sexy!

  11. Mandy says:

    Thank you Cassy so much!! You have made this year a great fitness year for me. You have been so encouraging and supportive for me while doing your workouts. I am so thankful and blessed that I was able to find you. You make your workouts so much fun and it doesn’t even feel like I’m working out. I have fun and laugh and I wanted to thank you so much. Because when ever I’m doing your workouts I feel like you are there with me and your like my workout buddy that I don’t have.
    Thank you so much Cassy for this year!! Your so awesome !!!!

  12. Hayley L. says:

    Thank you for all of the hard work you have done for the Popster community! The workouts have changed my life and my body! I just ordered the fit journal, and I can’t wait to use it! You are amazing!

  13. Bibiana says:

    Love the dress! Your blog posts are amazing and so inspirational and fun to read! I love your personality, it brightens my mood every time. Really feel blessed to have found you this year because you’ve truly changed and improved my body and the way I feel about it. Thanks so much, and I’m looking forward to 2014!!!!

  14. Tishana says:

    That dress is amazing you look beautiful in it!

  15. Clea says:

    You are a GROWN WOMAN and can wear what you want…especially since you’re HOT!! Anyone who posts misogynistic comments about covering up is just allowing their culture to blind them to the fact woman can do and wear what they want!! It’s ALL about how you carry yourself

  16. KC says:

    When you first linked to the dress I was dead against it…but you look so good in it! Get it 🙂

  17. Linnéa says:

    It seems to me that you’ve already made up your mind since you’re naming the romper a back up.. and seriously I think you’d be crazy not to go with the sparkly dress when you have an occasion for it, it’s gorgeous! 🙂

  18. Gracie says:

    That dress is stunning! You have to wear it…you look beautiful in it!!!<3

  19. Gracie says:

    That dress is stunning!!! You have to wear it…. You look beautiful in it!<3

  20. Gracie says:

    Wow Cassie!!! That dress is Soo stunning on you! No doubt about it… Absolutely beautiful!!! You HAVE to wear that one!!!<3

  21. Sophie says:

    Love the dress. Happy new year! I love you cassey!!!!

  22. Alejandra says:

    Cassie i just want to thank you for everything you have done for me this year. You might think it’s crazy but you totally changed my life into something beautiful and healthy! Thanks to you i learned how to stay motivated even in the hardest times, and seriously i want to give you something to honor that! I’ll be in LA for the week and i seriously want to meet you or at least email you something, is there a possible way we can contact? It’s a once in a life time chance of being here and I really want to do that. happy new year btw! ☺️

  23. Jill says:

    Congrats on all your success this year! I am looking forward to following along on your journey. I am glad I found you. Can’t wait for 2014 to see what it brings 🙂 PS get the dress its awesome on you!

  24. Lynn says:

    Congrats on everything Cassey! So happy for you! Btw that dress is stunning! You look gorgeous Cassey!

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  26. madeline says:

    That dress is killer!!!!!

  27. Laura Peixoto says:

    Congrats for EVERYTHING Cassie!
    Thank you for being such a huuuuuge inspiration to all of us, for being such a beautiful person inside and out! You are so truthful to yourself and to the world, it’s so amazing. I will always look up to you.
    And may 2014 be even better, let us be as happy, healthy and strong as we were in 2013!
    Best wishes from your huge fan from portugal <3

  28. Alex says:

    Hi Cassey!
    I haven’t been too active in the Blogilates community lately because I went abroad for a semester, but I just read all of your blog posts. I just want to thank you for being such an inspirational person! I appreciate what you do for us so much 🙂 I can’t wait to kick start back into the healthy lifestyle with the January dietbet! You’re awesome 🙂

  29. Jen says:

    The dress looks amazing on youuuu ;O

  30. Liz says:

    I love your retrospective of posts that hit a nerve. I watch your videos and haven’t read your blog for very long, so I’m really glad you pointed out these specific articles. You’re a kind and brave spirit, putting yourself and your opinions out there. Wishing you a happy and healthy 2014!

    P.S. Dat dress, though! Work!

  31. Brittany says:

    Wow Cassey, I wasn’t sure about the dress, but seeing it on you makes me definitely say yes. You look fantastic!

  32. Courtney says:

    Congrats! 😀 proud of you 🙂
    and get the dress. I am a 6′ 16 year old, and despite the comments that I’m too tall, I looooove heels! Yeah. That dress IS super sparkly and flashy. But it’s also beautiful, and who cares if you stand out! I stand out when im 6′ 3″ in heels, but I know I look good! And you do too 🙂

  33. Leandra says:

    You are such an inspiration. Wellness is my passion, and I’m hoping to be a primary care physician (I’ve wanted to be a doctor since forever, and primary care offers the best opportunity to impact a person’s overall lifestyle) and your blog will definitely provide an example of how I can talk to patients about being healthy. It’s not about LOOKING good, it’s about being HEALTHY, with looking good being an added bonus. So many fitness instructors skip over that part, but you remind us from time to time =) Thanks for a great 2013, and I’m looking forward to being more involved in 2014!

  34. Steffi says:

    2013 was a great year for me. One of my highlights for this year is that I discovered Blogilates! I’m proud of all the success and the achievements you’ve made Cassey. Keep going and being the awesome bubbly you that you are. Can’t wait to continue my fitness journey with you and the popsters all over the world. Happy New Year guys!

  35. Sara says:

    What an amazing year it was…specially because I found Blogilates. I never really bother about new year and never get the fuss surrounding new year’s eve,resolutions and what not.Having said that, I am excited for my fitness journey for next year.I will achieve my goals hopefully by the next year.Fingers crossed.
    P.S: You look fab in the dress.But i want to see you in the romper too.
    P.P.S:<3 u

  36. Jennifer says:

    It’s truely has been an amazing year Cassey! I am so excited I get to witnessed all these and be part of it as a popster!! Happy New Year!

  37. Lydia says:

    I like the glittery dress more than the black one. It reminds me of your glittery gym bags. heh 🙂

  38. Lora Ann says:

    Yay! I am so glad I found you this year. I can’t wait for the coming year because I will be taking my fitness journey with you and I couldn’t be more excited. Thank you!