Blogilates creator Cassey Ho wasn’t always famous for Pilates: she started off playing tennis at a young age, and her dad was her coach, so naturally, she loved to move. In high school, Ho was preparing for a pageant and found Pilates because she’d seen the Mari Winsor Pilates DVDs. “I begged my mom to get it for me! I was amazed at how graceful and strong everyone was in these videos, and I wanted to be just like them,” Ho told POPSUGAR.
She practiced every single day after school and found herself so obsessed with this newfound way of movement. At first, she’d be so sore after each workout, but then she felt herself become strong. That’s when she got really hooked. Ho started teaching Pilates in college when a local studio helped her get her certification and offered her the opportunity to teach. That started it all, but her path to fitness fandom wasn’t always easy. Keep reading to learn about her experience being Vietnamese Chinese and how she learned to see her culture as one of the best parts of her identity.