This video isn’t like anything I have EVER done before, and it all started with a few questions I had.
Why do we allow our weight to control our feelings?
Why do we give the scale so much power?
What does BMI really mean?
Is body fat percentage actually a better indicator of health?
I decided to gather a bunch of women together to run a “little” social experiment to find out how all of these things – BMI, weight, body fat percentage – actually looked like on a woman. And I wanted to see if we could tell which was most accurate. Or would we find out that labels are bogus?
I started planning this video a year ago, and I had NO IDEA how to pull it off. Fast forward to shoot day and we had a 20+ person crew working on it AND we flew out one of the world’s best female bodybuilders…from Sweden!!!! So crazy!!!!!!
Parts of this video were extremely uncomfortable to film, but I hope you guys take away the fact that there is so much more to a person than their number.
I have so many people to thank for making this video happen – my amazing director Ryan, my husband Sam, the crew, the Blogifam…but most of all I want to thank all of the brave, strong women for speaking their truths. You all are amazing!
Co-Executive Producer/ Writer: Cassey Ho
Co-Executive Producer: Sam Livits
Director/ Editor: Ryan Parma
Producer/ Casting Director: Laurel Elfenbein
Sound: Alfonso Cano & Aaron Terrones
Key Grip: Simeon Mihaylov
Grip: Mason Williams
Gaffer/ Cam Op: Joseph Baltazar
Production Assistant: Brittney Brandt
Hair & Makeup: Lauren Young & Alondra Excene
BMI chart: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmi_tbl.pdf
ACE FITNESS body fat % chart: https://www.acefitness.org/education-and-resources/lifestyle/tools-calculators/percent-body-fat-calculator
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Cassey Ho is an award-winning fitness instructor, entrepreneur and online personality. As the creator behind Blogilates, the #1 female fitness channel on YouTube, she’s transformed millions of lives through helping them achieve their strength and weight-loss goals. She focuses on making fitness fun and the results are evident. Cassey’s unique format, POP Pilates©, which launched as a workout video on YouTube in 2009, has become a live fitness class that can be taken at gyms all over the world with over 3,000 POP Pilates classes being taught monthly. Her authenticity continues to shine through, making her one of the most relatable fitness icons online and beyond. She’s also the author of the best-selling book, Hot Body Year Round and is the designer of her own activewear line, POPFLEX.
With a wide range of free workout videos available, Cassey’s channel focuses on ab exercises, butt & thigh exercises, arm exercises, pilates, cardio routines, fat burning workouts, high intensity interval training workouts (HIIT), stretching and flexibility routines and so much more!