Monday, December 7, 2015

Book Review: Hot Body Year Round by Cassey Ho

ISBN: 0804139040
Published: April 7th, 2015
Publisher: Harmony
Read from November 27th to 30th, 2015
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Cassey Ho, internationally renowned fitness instructor, is known for her irresistibly popular workout videos which have been shared millions of times online. She runs the #1 women's fitness channel on YouTube, Blogilates. Her unique format, POP Pilates© is a fusion of ab-chiseling, butt lifting, total body sculpting exercises that are performed using only your bodyweight. Cassey's personality is bubbly, inspiring, and infectious. But don't let the smile fool you - her workouts will leave you sweating and sore for days. By following Ho's super effective workout plans and clean-eating recipes, you will transform your body towards a stronger, sleeker, and happier version of you.

Hot Body Year Round is your ULTIMATE exercise and nutrition guide to living a fit, happy, and healthy life while sculpting your HOTTEST body.

Cassey will show you how to stay motivated throughout the year, no matter what the challenges are. You will get:
- 120 of Cassey's BEST total body transforming exercises
- The complete POP Pilates exercise library - fully photographed and easy to follow
- 20 full length workouts
- 40 brand new, ridiculously delicious & nutritious recipes
- Foods for beautiful hair, skin, and nails
- 4 complete clean eating meal plans & grocery lists that complement each season
- Cassey's personal daily meal plan
- Motivational tips to stay inspired year-round
- 256 pages of full color, glossy inspiration


I've loved Blogilates for a couple of years now, but honestly, there are those times where you're just not in the mood to workout with the videos. That's why I was pretty excited when Cassey announced that she was writing a book with workouts in it. I think that's great both for days where someone would just rather follow along with the book than a video and as a way for new people to discover Pop Pilates.

I also love that there are recipes included within the book. I haven't tried any of those yet, but I want to. Some of them look so good!

I would recommend this book to someone who was maybe interested in Pop Pilates but not sold on the workout video format of Blogilates. This might be a good starting point for them instead. If you already follow Blogilates, I still think you may enjoy having this around just as another option to the videos sometimes. The entire book is well put together, and I enjoyed the little bits of inspiration that Cassey had written throughout the book.

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