Cassey Ho

Who is Cassey Ho?

Cassey Ho is an American fitness influencer who is active on YouTube, Instagram, TikTok and other social platforms. She was born on 16th January 1987 in Los Angeles, California. She is known for posting fitness-related videos and photos on YouTube, and Instagram, named blogilates.

Background and education of Cassey Ho

Cassey is a Chinese-Vietnamese American who grew up alongside her parents and sister in San Francisco. She used to be a chubby child, which made her life at school a little harder. Growing up, Cassey had many dreams, including starting a bakery. This dream came true in 2001 when she helped her mother open a bakery, Complex Cookies & Candles.

Since she came from an Asian family, her parents expected her to choose a respected job, such as a lawyer or doctor. After graduating from James Logan High School, Cassey got a scholarship to Whittler College. She wanted to please her parents by becoming a doctor, so she studied and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Although she managed to graduate in biology, she was more passionate about fashion and design.

Early career of Cassey Ho

Cassey’s passion for fitness, and especially Pilates, evolved when she was 16. After graduating from college, she moved to Boston and started working two jobs: fashion buyer and Pilates instructor. Her YouTube channel was created in 2009, and even though her videos were of lousy quality, she started gaining followers. Her videos were focused on Pilates workouts, and people started to request more videos with different exercises.

Although fashion was one of her passions, she didn’t last long as a fashion buyer because it didn’t feel right. After quitting her job, she started to teach more Pilates classes and post more videos to be able to pay for rent and food. Cassey kept researching fashion as a kind of hobby and launched one bag. The launch was quite successful, so she started researching ways to sell more of her products. This led to the year 2014 when she launched her own clothing line named Bodypop. Bodypop included mostly active wear decorated with bright colours.

The Perfect Body

Since her first video in 2009, Cassey’s channel began to grow rapidly, as well as her blog. She found her audience by making Pilates and workout videos. But with more followers, she started to get more hate. People commented that she shouldn’t make workout videos because she is too slim, too fat and everything in between. Cassey reacted by filming a 2-minute-long video called The Perfect Body. In the said video, she uses photoshop to change her body, pointing out that every body is perfect and no one should be ashamed of their looks. This video went insanely viral, collecting more than 15 million views alongside numerous supportive comments. Nowadays, The Perfect Body represents what Cassey stands for and encourages people to not judge themselves.

Cassey Ho's message

This powerful message leads Cassey throughout her entire internet career. She returned to her old videos and realized that she also used to promote some unhealthy behaviours. She learned her lesson and, since that time, stood for normalizing natural human bodies. One day she came across Target’s line of bikinis and saw a modelling picture where the model had obviously photoshopped legs to create a famous thigh gap. She wrote about this issue on her blog, and suddenly her message spread to popular magazines all over the country. In reaction to that, Target apologized for changing the photo.

Cassey’s YouTube channel is now one of the most popular fitness-related channels out there. She posts many workout videos a week and divides them into categories. One of her longest series is the 100 AB Challenge, where she filmed 100 workout plans for 100 days, which is supposed to help with abdominal toning muscles. Challenges are an overall popular theme on her channel since they help people achieve their goals in a short time frame. Besides fitness, Cassey films food videos, including easy healthy recipes and tips for a balanced diet.  

Interesting facts about Cassey Ho

  • As of 2022, she is 35 years old.
  • Her zodiac sign is Capricorn.
  • Her height is 5'5'' or 165 cm.
  • Her weight is 57 kilograms or 125 lbs.
  • She attended Whittler College, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.
  • She used to work as a full-time fashion buyer while posting videos on YouTube.
  • She launched her own fashion line, Bodypop, which included colourful active wear.
  • She has over 7,6 million subscribers on her YouTube channel, 2,3 million followers on Instagram and additional 3,4 million followers on TikTok.
  • Her most popular video is Disney Princesses Try Working Out, with over 18 million views.
  • She helped to change people's views on the human body by making The Perfect Body video, which has over 15 million views.
  • She has been married to Sam Livits since 2018.