Wisdom from health influencer Cassey Ho on easy methods to stay genuine within the social media period. By Dawn Chen
Cassey Ho’s Pop Pilates exercises are taught in over 3,000 lessons worldwide every month. Photo: Frenchescar Lim
It began as a one-man-show in 2009. Then, Cassey Ho (@blogilates) was only a passionate licensed pilates teacher who shot and edited movies of her routines for her college students to comply with on YouTube. Now, the Blogilates group has grown to change into 12-people robust and reaches an viewers of over 5 million subscribers and followers throughout varied social media channels. Her Pop Pilates workouts alone are taught in over 3,000 lessons worldwide every month.
Los Angeles-based Cassey was in Singapore not too long ago as a part of the inaugural FitnessFest 2017. Despite the sweltering warmth, the gang turned up in full power to get a first-hand style of the Blogilates workouts. The tent was overflowing with a whole bunch of contributors who all needed to satisfy Cassey. With a following as spectacular as hers, you’d assume it’d be simple for her to get swept up within the fame and recognition of social media. But after we met her for our cowl shoot later within the day, there have been completely no airs about her. Cassey is genuinely probably the most down-to-earth personalities we’ve met. Here’s how she personally retains issues actual.
With a following as spectacular as hers, you’d assume it’d be simple for her to get swept up within the fame and recognition of social media. But after we met her for our cowl shoot later within the day, there have been completely no airs about her. Cassey is genuinely probably the most down-to-earth personalities we’ve met. Here’s how she retains issues actual.
Don’t let social media outline you
While Cassey loves how Instagram or YouTube generally is a approach to spark conversations with folks from everywhere in the world, she additionally hates the way it can simply as simply be an avenue to breed senseless narcissism.
For Cassey, photos and videos are a way for her to tell a story that others can study or develop from. The drive to guide by instance and encourage her followers can also be the explanation you gained’t catch her feed filling up with gratuitous selfies.
“I don’t just do selfies,” she says. “Every time I post any content, I’m always mindful that it should be something that helps somebody.” She provides that “social media is simply a platform for me to share my workouts, my recipes, and my thoughts. My content has never been vanity-driven, and I don’t let the platform control me.” (Also Read: These Fun Facts About Blogilates Founder Cassey Ho Will Surprise You!)
Cassey Ho, Blogilates / Photo: Frenchescar Lim
Learn to modify off
Throughout the preparation and shoot, Cassey didn’t keep glued to her telephone regardless that the digital area is her playground. Content creation is a lot part of her life, however Cassey nonetheless strikes a stability between reel life and actual life. “I try to live in the moment,” she says.
We’ve all been there and completed that: When a scrumptious plate of meals is in entrance of you, do it is advisable Snapchat or Instagram it first or do you simply tuck proper in and luxuriate in? “It gets a bit ridiculous,” says Cassey, who admits she isn’t as energetic in documenting each second of her life the best way different influencers would possibly. “I don’t like to broadcast my life like a full-on reality TV show. If I did that, I would feel like I was performing the whole time. I choose to keep parts of my life private to remain authentic to those I care about most.”
Filter out the hate
Being within the public eye undoubtedly comes with its share of trolls, and being a health teacher implies that folks are usually much more vital of your physique. “As a human being – and an emotional and passionate person – yes, I am affected by negative comments. But how much it affects me has diminished over the years,” says Cassey.
“I’ve come to realise that a person’s mean comment has a lot more to do with them than it has to do with me. So if I can’t learn anything from those remarks, I choose not to let it bother me.” Instead, Cassey seems to be out for constructive criticism within the feedback and turns it into motivation to make herself stronger and smarter.
Photo: Frenchescar Lim
Know your self
When it involves health, at all times you’ll want to take heed to your physique. Back in early 2016, Cassey came clean about an eating disorder she developed four years prior. While coaching for a bikini competitors then, she subjected her physique to an immensely strict eating regimen on prime of figuring out about 4 hours day by day.
On the day earlier than the competitors, Cassey’s coach needed her to lose as a lot water weight as attainable in order that her muscle groups would present higher the subsequent day. He requested her to take diuretic capsules, go to the sauna for an hour, do an additional hour of cardio on prime of her common exercises, all whereas ingesting solely 240-480ml of water the entire day. “I did everything he asked except for the pills because I already felt like I was going to die,” says Cassey.
That episode birthed an unhealthy relationship with meals that lasted a number of years. Cassey lastly broke the cycle by first admitting that she had an issue, and permitting herself to slowly recognise that meals was gasoline and never the enemy. “It took time to break out of that ‘food jail’, but once I freed myself of restriction, I regained control over my eating habits,” she says, including that she would never diet again. “Eat to feel your most energetic and most at peace. It takes a lot of trial and error to figure out what that means, but eat something that makes you feel good in the long run, not just because it’ll make you look good in the short run.”