This month is going to be exciting for a couple reasons…
It’s the anniversary of Hot Body Year Round! WHATTTTT!!!! I cannot believe it’s been a year since the book tour. And guess what? Now the book comes in 3 languages! English, French and German! So crazy! Thank you guys for your support….from all around the world!
The new exclusive App video is a bit crazy. It’s called Tricep Trifecta and basically, in just 3 movements, your triceps will die. You can get this video when you sign up for the calendar subscription in the Blogilates Official App.
SOMETHING BIG IS COMING APRIL 19th. OOOOOOOH yes. I want you to follow @blogilatesdesigns to find out. We will be dropping hints all the way to the big day!
So there you go guys! I hope you love the new calendar – the flower background is actually a pic from some bougainvilleas in my backyard. We had a good time playing around with colors to make it look edgy. Have a fantastic month of April! See you on YouTube!
Guys, no matter what happened the past few weeks, months or this past year – I don’t care how badly you ate or how many workouts you skipped. That is THE PAST. It is time to only look forward. Do you promise me that you will commit alongside me in 2016? Do you promise yourself that you will do everything in your power to become the person you want to be?
Say yes, because 16 is my favorite number and I am gonna make sure this is your favorite year yet.
Great…now listen up. Here’s the plan and what I want you to do:
I want you to do this workout calendar like it’s YO JOB!! This month’s hashtag is #MYYEARTOGROW. Sound familiar!? (It’s the title of the 2016 Fit Planner!)
Use that hashtag every time you post your calendar, your sweaty selfie, or anything related to your growth!
Here’s the weekly workout breakdown:
Sunday: Abs & Obliques
Monday: Legs & Cardio
Tuesday: Upper Body
Wednesday: Total Body
Thursday: Abs & Cardio (This is also Fat Burn to Flat Abs day*)
Friday: Rest & Recover
Do the workouts once as listed on the calendar. Check them off when you’re done! Where to find the videos? Go to youtube.com/blogilates.
#2. DOWNLOAD THE BLOGILATES APP (FREE)
*Download the free Blogilates App (iTunes or Google Play) and subscribe to the Workout Calendar inside (only 99 cents a month). When you do this, you will get access to Fat Burn to Flat Abs. This video is NOT available on YouTube. Subscribe to the calendar and get the video. I don’t want you to miss a single workout! Here’s a sneak peek:
PLUS you’ll get the convenience of never having to look up a workout ever again! It’s all there for you! Here’s a screenshot of what the Dec 2015 cal looked like since Jan 2016 is a couple days away!
As you can see, in the Blogilates App Calendar, you get the calendar in clickable format basically! You can click on the workout in the order it was meant to be done, and you can do it straight from your phone! Then when you’re done, check it off! (The most satisfying part!) On the bottom, you will see your “monthly exclusive video” which will be the Fat Burn to Flat Abs video. Trust me. It is going to be a GOOD ONE.
No waist trainer gadgets necessary! I want you to tighten the muscle fibers of your own body’s natural corset…your core! This quick and super effective challenge will target your core from EVERY ANGLE, helping you cinch your waist permanently.
If you want to see how to do all the moves, click here.
If you find that you don’t have a whole 1 hr block to dedicate to your workout, no worries. Break it up! Do half in the morning and half at night after work or school. Do what you can, but FINISH. I promise you that at the end of the month, these workouts will feel easy and you will feel stronger.
And guys, listen to me when I say I need you to get stronger by the end of January. Because the challenge I have for you in February will need everything you’ve got.
#3 INVITE ONE FRIEND TO DO JAN 2016 WITH YOU!
That is my last request! For a successful body transformation, you need to have a support group. People to encourage you AND a person for you to encourage. It’s gotta be dynamic. It’s gotta be back and forth.
So, please share the Jan 2016 password with one friend and ask them to do this month with you.
Be the inspiration in their life. Afterall…Jan 2016 is basically the “Monday” month of the whole year. If you’re gonna start any time, start NOW!
Good luck and have fun!
Are you guys READY!!!??? COMMENT BELOW how you honestly feel right now and what you want to accomplish!
It is time for the new September Calendar! I literally cannot believe it’s gonna be fall. Like. WHAT!? WHAT HAPPENED!!!!! Time flies by so fast, so please try to live in the present and don’t worry too much. Worrying doesn’t do anything good. It just makes you stressed. You can’t change the past and you can’t affect the future with worrying. What you CAN do is either take action or let the universe guide you.
September is back to school, back to work, post vacay month. So let’s kick our booty’s back up into high gear. Print this out and paste it on your wall. I also went back to “landscape” style because I know a bunch of you guys like using it as your desktop background, so by popular request, we have switched back!
The new exclusive app video this month is “The BLT Workout!” for butt, legs, and thighs. You can find that in the Blogilates Official App when you subscribe to the workout calendar in there.
Also! For any new POPsters…if you’re ever confused as to which workouts you need to do, check my YouTube channel daily. I make playlists everyday for you so that you don’t have to go typing in every workout title. You’re very welcome :)
FINALLY!!!! I AM SO EXCITED to announce that we are back with our monthly challenges!!! YAY!!!! This one is different. It’s not a workout challenge or a stretch challenge. This is an inspirational photo challenge that will get you thinking creatively. You need to do this. It’s going to be so fun! PLUS….HUGE prize at the end for one lucky POPster who has participated every single day of the challenge. I will show you what this is later…
HERE’S HOW TO JOIN:
Make sure you have an instagram account! If you want to create one dedicated to fitness, then feel free to use the words “pop”, “popster”, “blogilates” in your username so that we can all identify who’s part of the tribe :)
Repost the challenge image and tag a few friends to do this with you.
Post one pic every single day based on the daily challenges (see below). Every time you post, you must use the hashtag #Blogilates and #GOODVIBESChallenge.
Finally…FOLLOW EACH OTHER! Just by searching those hashtags, you will find other POPsters who will want to support you very easily! Also, like each other’s pics and comment. Let’s build friendships and root for one another!
Now…without further adieu…here is your #GOODVIBESChallenge!!!
I literally cannot wait to do this with you guys! I am committing to all 30 days. Are you? I will do my best to post early so that everyone knows what the challenge of the day is. And if your pic looks cool, you may get featured on either @BlogilatesDesigns or @poppilatesofficial. So get creative and have a good time!
Did you get a chance to preview your new Monday workout? It’s POP Pilates for Beginners: Slim ‘n Sculpt. I thought it was a good time to bring it back to basics. But basics doesn’t necessarily mean easier. It means PROPER FORM. So actually, you may discover why some of my moves feel “too easy” or why you “don’t feel it in the right places.” I highly encourage you to watch this video above to get a refresh on the foundation of your POP Pilates practice!
This is the punny tank I wore in the video! :D It’s literally my favorite thing right now. Do you like puns? This design was a test to see if POPsters are punny people or not. So if you like it, let me know in the comments so that I can design more tanks like this! And awesome news…all of these tanks go from Small to 2XL! Yay for fitness fashion in ALL sizes :) Check it out here.
Did you see the Ronda Rousey vs. Bethe Correia fight? Well even if you didn’t tune in to watch, there’s no doubt that you probably caught the buzz on social media this morning! I made this image above for Instagram and it seemed to strike a chord with many people. It even started trending on Instagram under #RondaRousy with over 41,000 likes and now on Facebook, it has over 200,000 likes and 75,000 shares! Literal craziness.
So I want to share with you the caption I wrote along with the photo:
I’m not one to watch fights, but this morning I couldn’t ignore all the buzz around #RondaRousey‘s fight vs. Bethe Correia who had been trash talking her leading up to the event, making fun of her father’s suicide and implying that Ronda was mentally unstable. It’s low to attack someone off-court. But it’s even worse to bring your opponent’s family into it! Ronda knocked her out in just 34 seconds.
What I love about Ronda is that she’s showing what it looks like to “fight like a girl.” She also represents a body type that some may criticize for being “too masculine.” But you know what? She offers soooooo much more than her looks (which btw, I think she’s gorgeous)! This is a reminder to all of you that no matter how strong, successful, rich or famous you get, there will ALWAYS be haters. Most likely there will be even more. But don’t listen to them. Keep doing your thing. Keep being you. That’s how you’ll end up on top.
Love seeing strong, powerful women! Whether that’s in business, in sports, or whatever…I love supporting other female powerhouses. It’s so inspiring to see so much positive press around women.
HAPPY JULY!!! This is the month of sunshine, smiles, short shorts, sunscreen, sand, and swimsuits! (What other “s” words can I include!?) That’s why your July Calendar was artfully painted to bring you to the beach. I really hope you like it :)
A perfect combination of POP Pilates bodyweight exercises along with some HIIT and cardio daily to make sure that you’re burning fat and building muscle at the same time. Do not pay attention to your weight on the scale. Please pay attention to how your clothes fit and how you FEEL. I promise you will have a lot more fun this way. Also, to make this month even more exciting, I am giving you an end goal that ALL OF US are going to complete. Along with building a strong and sculpted body, you are ALSO going to get into the SPLITS!!! OMG what is it with me and illteration today? Haha.
That’s why you will have daily stretch homework. Only 10 min a day and I promise that if you are 100% dedicated you will either get into the splits or get very very close!
1. Screenshot the image above and post it on your instagram as a sign that you’re in! Make sure to hashtag #journeytosplits and #blogilates. Also follow @blogilates and @poppilatesofficial because we’re announcing random winners every Friday just for participating!
(If you don’t have an Instagram account or don’t feel comfortable posting on your personal one, just make a new one dedicated to your fitness! Feel free to use the words “POPster”, “POP”, or “Blogilates” in your username!)
2. Stick to the 30 days. Do not skip a single day. Promise? That’s how you’ll get into the splits. Every day I want you to post a picture of the pose of the day as a sign that you did your stretches.
3. Ok but here’s how this month’s challenge is different than The Stretch Project. Everyday I will need you to do stretches 1-5, your foundational stretches. You may not skip them. So, the first 5 days, you are doing the first 5 stretches! Then beginning day 6, you will just add one move on. So on day 6, you will do 1-5 and 6. On day 30, you will do 1-5 and 30. Get it? So you will do 6 moves a day beginning day 6.
4. How long to hold? I want you to hold each stretch for around 30 sec to 1 min per side. Total, each day you should spend around 10 min. stretching.
Alright guys! I cannot wait to see you start this month’s calendar! It is going to be AWESOMENESS!!! Also, feel free to share with me your fave summer essentials…like your latest bikini, your new braided summer hairdo…your summer smoothie…whatever! Just tweet me @blogilates or photo tag me on Instagram! That’s the easiest way for me to see!!
I’m posting your June 2015 Workout Calendar a little early this month because I am SUPER excited about our brand new 30 day challenge…THE STRETCH PROJECT.
So what’s going on for June? In the new month, I want you to complete your workouts of the day as listed on the June Calendar. Please download and print the calendar above! I always love seeing you guys check off your videos. It’s one of the most satisfying feelings!
Also…go download the Blogilates App now! (It’s free on iPhone and Android!) The calendar that you can subscribe to is in there, the exclusive new video of the month “Ab-centric Pilates Workout” is in there, and the community is just thriving inside. I feel like you guys are less hesitant to open up within the safety of our community, post what you truly feel, and show everyone your rawness. I love that. I love that we can trust each other to be real :)
Then, after each day…you have a mini challenge to complete. This one is different than what we’ve done before because it’s all Instagram based!
(Haha there’s me in a leotard with leg warmers. It was so fun to dress up! You obviously don’t have to for the challenge :P)
I want you to participate in THE STRETCH PROJECT because sooooo often we focus on losing weight, gaining weight, maintaining weight…that we forget to work on releasing our muscles, bettering our posture, and getting more flexible! That’s why June’s 30 day challenge is focused on STRETCHING.
Here’s how to participate!
1. Save #TheStretchProject image and share it on your Instagram as a sign that you’re in! ???? Invite your friends to join.
3. Everyday beginning June 1, post a pic of the stretch of the day. ???? Hashtag #thestretchproject and #blogilates
4. If you don’t feel comfortable posting everyday for 30 days on your personal Instagram, make one that is dedicated to fitness! ???? You can use the words “Pop” or “blogilates” in your name so we all know you’re a popster!
5. Follow each other and like each other’s stuff!
6. Every single day for 30 days, I’m giving away a daily prize for participating! Blogilates flash tattoos!
???? Use the hashtags and make sure you’re not on private so your post can be found. Winners can be from anywhere in the world.
7. On day 30 I’m giving away a GRAND PRIZE – my summer beauty package! One winner will get a Polaroid camera, the Blogilates Fit Journal, Steve Madden Sunglasses, an Essie Nail Polish Collection, my fave eye makeup essentials, Pura Vida bracelets, and a flower crown!
Let’s make real life look like Instagram…
That’s it! Make sure you hold each stretch for at least 15-30 seconds on each side. Ease into it. Do your best! I’ll be posting daily to remind you! We’ll feature our faves on @poppilatesofficial and announce daily winners there too! Yay and lets do this!! Are you in?
I am currently in New York City – wow the weather is incredible! All the tulips are blooming and I am no longer cold. I already ran into some of you already which was awesome :) If you’ve been following my Snapchat, you saw that I was hanging with 100 of my fellow YouTubers here in the city for the first ever YouTube Creator Summit! It was so nice to see some of my old friends which I haven’t seen since I was in London for the Olympics in 2012 with Youtube. Everyone’s still super nice but also way more successful. I am SO PROUD of everyone in the YouTube community for pursuing their dreams and just KILLING it. It’s always the best when you can be genuinely happy for your friends – there’s no room for jealousy. Just support.
Also…wanted to let you know that the Detox Timer Bottles are back! They ran out so fast last time! I had a chance to redesign the new look and if you look closely below, you can see that the timer goes all the way to 7pm now! (It was 6pm before.)
How tasty does that mango look!? I want it so bad…
One of my favorite sayings is “Choose to be happy.” It really is true that happiness is a choice. You can look at yourself like a victim and wallow in your sadness, or you can take a breath, move forward, and use what you learned as a lesson. Smile when you can guys, it’s really liberating.
Hahahaha. I coudn’t resist. Ok my peeps who were a part of the boy band craze in the 2000’s, were you a BSB fan or an N*SYNC fan?
Alrighty, here’s your May Blogilates Workout Calendar!
YOU’VE GOT THIS! I believe that you will be able to start off strong and more importantly…end strong too. If you feel like you’re lacking motivation or a reason to work out and live a healthy life…then think about how badly you want this. How badly do you want to achieve your best body? How badly do you want to find balance and master that headstand? How badly do you want to find the joy in cooking and share it with your family?
If you want it bad, you will figure out how to make it happen. And remember, I am here with you and FOR YOU!
Also, please go download the Blogilates App! That’s where all the super awesome POPster action is happening! Amazing transformations…incredible support…and all the videos are there! You will find this month’s exclusive “5 Min Slim Thighs” in the calendar subscription. I know you will love :)
Also guys, I wanted to get your opinion. Do you like the calendar portrait style like this or landscape? Please let me know ok?
So here’s the deal guys. This is the first calendar of Spring. I need you to COMMIT! Not for me. But for you, ok? We gotta get ready now. You want to feel better, look better, and get stronger by summer, yes? Then you’ve got to start right now, right here. Promise me you will stick to the calendar.
GREAT. NOW!! Guess what else this month is? It’s the official launch of Hot Body Year Round on April 7th! OMG I can’t believe it guys, like what! Our book will be in all major bookstores?!! *dying*
I really really want you to have your copy on April 7th, so please pre-order it now. It would mean the WORLD to me for all of us to be holding the same book together next week. Plus, as a thank you I will send you this exclusive tote bag. They are almost all gone…so get it as soon as you can!
Any order after April 6th at 11:59PM pst will not get the bag, so don’t wait! Once you buy your copy on Amazon or bookdepository.com (free shipping internationally) go fill out the form on hotbodybook.com so I know where to send your bag. The bag and the book will ship from 2 different places, so watch out for 2 different packages!
When you get your book or bag, please use the hashtag #hotbodyyearround! I am going to basically die when I see the first pic of the book on Instagram or Twitter with you guys! Eeeeek!!!
Ok let’s have an amazing #APRILATES!!! Let’s kill it!! See you guys on tour soon…will get your more deets asap!
HAPPY MARCH! (Well for me, there’s still one more day, but BASICALLY!)
Here is your new March 2015 Workout Calendar. The official hashtag is #MarchofthePOPsters. When I saw this I almost died. I mean, it is the most perfect hashtag ever and makes me laugh. I keep imagining, March of the Penguins but replace them with POPsters and we’re all waddling along :P
Anyway, your workout schedule looks like this:
Sunday: Bunday (butt)
Monday: Legs & Thighs
Tuesday: Core Crusher
Wednesday: Hump Day HIIT
Thursday: Arms ‘n Back
Friday: Relax ‘n Revive (For stretch day, make sure you download the free Blogilates app and subscribe to the calendar to see my exclusive “Revitalizing Stretch Routine.”)
Saturday: Total Body
Also, I want you to pair every day with the super simple moves in the 30 Day Thigh Slimming Challenge. It’s quick and will take no more than a few min in the beginning to get started. You can do these right when you wake up or spread em out throughout the day. Please print it out, paste it up, or save it and invite your friends, family, and co-workers to join in on the challenge!
2. Take a selfie with it and #FABruary on Instagram and Twitter so I know you have it in your hands!
3. Download the Blogilates App (free) for inspiration and to meet other POPsters in the community! This is also where you will find this month’s exclusive workout, “All About That Butt.”
4. Follow the calendar exactly. Each workout video will be done once. Check them off as you go. You can do them throughout the day or in one session. Doesn’t matter. Just do it.
5. You will also add on the moves from the #30daybuttlift Challenge. These are easy, super effective glute toning moves that will give nice shape to your booty in a month. Follow it. Share it with your friends, family, and co-workers. I want to make getting active as fun and easy as possible!
6. Finally if you want some EXTRA motivation, join the Hot Body Challenge Dietbet here! I am also giving away 5 pairs of Nike Free runs at the start of the game on Feb 2!
Andddddddd just in case you haven’t hear yet! My first book, Hot Body Year Round just launched for pre-order!!! AHHHHHHH!!!!!
It’s been 2 years in the making and I cannot believe this is actually happening. Thank YOU for being a part of this magical community and for working out with me every day. It would mean the world to me if you got a copy for yourself and even for a friend! I took all your suggestions and comments from over the years (since Blogilates started) to help formulate the ULTIMATE exercise and nutrition guide for you. It is basically the Blogilates Bible :D
Please get it before April 6! Because if you do, you will be the first to receive it! And also, as a thank you I will send you an exclusive tote bag that I designed just for my Blogilates Bookworms!
OMG it is the last month of the year! 2014 is almost over!? This is not happening. Is it happening? OMG it’s happening.
Well then, happy December POPsters! It’s the last 31 days of the year to MAKE A DIFFERENCE! If you’ve been kinda sorta doing the workouts and kinda sorta following the calendar, take a moment and ask yourself to commit. Let’s get it done. Because on New Year’s Eve I want all of us to upload pics of ourselves in our NYE dresses looking hot, confident, and SPARKLY!!! (Yes the sparkle is a must.)
Also, because the holidays are here, it’s time for #POPsterPresents! It’s 4 weeks of prezzies for you guys. And it’s gonna be goooooddddd. Every week it’s something new and it’s something big. Watch to see how to win the first giveaway.
It’s Beats headphones and a Fitbit Charge! OMG you will love these so much because I certainly do! Also, don’t just enter the contest, do your new Monday video too :) It’s 6 min to Sexy Abs and it’s HARD! I know you like hard so I really brought it.
Okay, you ready to bring it home? 31 days. Print the calendar. Follow the workouts. I promise you will have fun and you will look and feel soooo good on Dec 31st when we ring in 2015.
PS: Been working on a really awesome update for the Blogilates App so make sure you have it downloaded! It’s free! :) It should be available in the next week or 2!