Tuesday, July 15, 2014

That Time I Was Famous

Last Friday night (cue Katy Perry), I could NOT sleep at all. I set a 6:30 AM alarm and woke up four times throughout the night because I was just so excited. So when my alarm finally went off, I straight up jumped out of my bed (stubbing my toe in the process), and was ready in less than 15 minutes. An hour and a half later, I was still waiting for my mom to be ready. This weekend, I went to the Summer Shape Up, hosted by Jillian Michaels and Shape magazine, to take a POP Pilates Class with Cassey Ho, creator of POP Pilates and owner of Blogilates, the biggest fitness channel on Youtube.
I found out about Cassey around March of last year and did her videos on and off in addition to other workouts for a while, which was all fine, but what I really love about her is her unfailing dedication and positivity. Watching her videos or seeing her Instagram posts just make me really happy in general, and it was so cool to get to meet my fitness idol.

I found out about it on Wednesday from Emma, and I knew I was going as soon as I saw it! We got there around 9:15, even though our class wasn't until 10:45, since we thought it would be a really big event, but we walked through all the stalls in 20 minutes. Since we had time to kill, we decided to take a cardio class with Kendall Hogan. Anyone know who that is? I didn't, but the class was fun!

The blogilates class was only 30 minutes, but it was 30 minutes of the best torture ever. Everyone of the worst, most painful (i.e. her favorite) moves from her videos were in the workout: Earthquakes, leg circlethons- you name it, we did it. By the end of class, I was shaking, but so happy. For those of you who were wondering, she's exactly the same in real life as she is in the videos. Super happy, bubbly, and very motivating. 

Afterwards, there was a meet and greet, which was really fun, because we all personally got to talk to her. Now, to explain the title of this post, I felt famous because she posted a photo on Instagram, and I'm in it! It was kinda cool because some of my friends tagged me and I was just really starstruck. 

Have you ever met a celebrity? Who, and how? Let me know in the comments below!

xo, Hima

58 comments:

  1. Awww this is so exciting! I love Cassey's videos, she's so wonderful. I met Hilary Duff when I was younger. It's the only concert I've ever been to, and it happened to be free. We somehow snagged tickets that were incredibly close to the front, and they also included meet and greet passes.

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  2. That looks amazing!!!! I've always wanted to join in to a large group exercise session (so all eyes aren't focused on what I'm doing wrong haha).
    I have never actually met a celebrity...though I had the chance and chickened out. I was in Laguna Beach a few years ago having lunch and saw Lo, from the Laguna Beach & The Hills, having lunch with her mom and I kept staring and was too afraid to say hi! UGH! I seriously regret it every time I think about it because I'm sure she would have taken a picture :(



    xo,
    Jaclyn
    www.adestinationtbd.wordpress.com

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  3. Sounds like such a fun day! I've met Sarah Jessica Parker a few times & she is the most delightful person. She made me feel as though we had known each other forever. So nice when you see successful people still so down to earth.

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  4. How awesome! I've never met anybody famous, except the Governor of Oregon when I lived there. :) Looks like fun!

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  5. Oh my! That looks like so much fun! I used to be around celebrities all the time for my old job in publishing. I met Jennifer Aniston once, I was starstruck.

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  6. That looks like a BLAST! I would SOOO want to go!

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  7. Oh, what a great opportunity! I would love to take a class from blogilates.

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  8. Very cool! My boss is actually a big name in Hollywood. I'm around them all the time the only problem is I don't care who they are so they get mad at me.

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  9. That is so awesome! It looks like you had a lot of fun while getting in a great workout!

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  10. What an awesome opportunity! I would've loved that!

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  11. How cool! I should totally start watching her videos. Once upon a time for my 18th birthday my bestie took me on a trip to the LA area so we could go to the Price is Right. This guy pulled us into his group becuase they were short a few people (you need to have a certain group size to be considered for the stage) and he totally ended up winning the showcase. We met Drew Carey and it was awesome. Also do you remember Beans from Even Stevens? He grew up in the same city I did and we had some mutual friends. He bought my Jamba Juice once and asked me out but I turned him down. I guess he thought because he was a star he got an automatic yes... he was not happy when I said no haha.

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  12. Sounds like you really enjoyed the torture :) I have not heard about Cassey before but I need to check her out.

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  13. How awesome! I've never met anyone famous.

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  14. Very cool! The energy in those sessions must have been amazing. I've never met anyone famous, I'd probably just shyly say hi and run away or something awful.

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  15. That is so awesome! I have only met one famous person. Arnold Schwartzenger(sp?)! He was kinda not the nicest. Ha!

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  16. so fun! i follow the tone it up girls on instagram and they host meet ups and workouts like this once in a while, and it always looks so fun!

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  17. Ah that looks amazing, I love Blogilates!

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  18. That is so cool that you got to meet her! It's great that she is so motivating even in "real" life.

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  19. How fun! I did a Diet Bet with her a while ago and loved it. She's great :)

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  20. Ah! I love her! So cool that you got to take one of her classes!

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  21. Oh also, I got to meet Lauren Conrad at her book signing. She complimented my hair and the color of my top and I basically fainted! She is SUPER nice and down to earth and so well spoken! :D

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  22. It was so much fun! She's just as wonderful in person! I would have loved to meet Hilary Duff- Lizzie Mcguire was my favorite show, and I still know all the words from the songs in Metamorphosis!

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  23. Honestly I was a little scared that everyone would be super fit and judging me, but I didn't have to worry about that! That's so cool, but I'm sure you'll meet someone sometime!

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  24. Wow that's so cool! And I definitely agree about the down-to-earth part!

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  25. HAHA I would have loved to meet Arnold Schwarzenegger when he was in office!

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  26. I would have been too! Jennifer Aniston is just so cool!

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  27. You should definitely try to next time she's in your area!

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  28. I love doing her videos as a supplement to my daily workouts- they're so effective! Ohmygosh Drey Carey is the funniest man alive- that is SO cool! And I cracked up reading the Beans story- you go girl!

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  29. Gosh Sierra, I'm glad at least one person recognizes it! ;)

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  30. I actually really loved it! You totally should. I love doing her videos as a supplement to my daily workouts- they're so effective!

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  31. Everyone was just so happy and excited to be there; I loved it!

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  32. HAHA how did you end up meeting him? And I would probably expect that!

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  33. Thanks Hima! You're right... her videos are awesome!

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  34. That looks like so much fun! I love stuff like this. I went to something like this on the beach before. It was perfection.

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  35. For sure! I've never done insanity- I'm intimidated by the name haha. Do you like it?

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  36. It was SO fun! I was happy that I could go at such short notice!

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  37. I've always wanted to do one of those! I think I'll join in the enxt one!

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  38. I LOVED taking the class! That's so cool that you met Lauren Conrad, and I'm pretty sure I'd react the same way!

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  39. Let's be real, the beach is always perfection! :)

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  40. How cool! I'd want to do one of their workouts too!

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  41. so awesome. I met cassey before too.. very briefly! she's a friend of a friend, but she always seems super sweet. :) I have always been really intimidated by classes like that.. maybe bc i'm so introverted.. i prefer working out alone or just with one other person :P

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  42. Oh I bet this was so much fun. I've never really met a celebrity. I've been to concerts and stuff though. =[


    Katreena

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  43. I AM SO JEALOUS SJGHLFJGHLDHLJDHJGHSDJGHFSHGJSHGLSDJHG!!!! This is my new life goal REALLY THOUGH. Also I've met Katy Perry haha but I have no photographic evidence of said meeting BOO.

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xo, Hima