Today’s Honoree is Cassey Ho

Hello! My name is Cassey Ho and I am a Pilates and fitness instructor, a lover of all things healthy, and the designer of oGorgeous Yoga bags. My hometowns are Los Angeles and San Francisco. I just recently moved from Boston and am now back in the beautiful Bay Area.

I graduated with a degree in Biology from Whittier College in 2009 but decided not to pursue my parent’s predestined path for me in medicine. While in school, I started teaching Pilates as a sophomore at a small studio down the street from our campus. Right then and there, instructing became one of the most satisfying parts of my life. (I am certified by NESTA and Balanced Body University for mat and reformer.)

Senior year, I launched oGorgeous when I couldn’t find a yoga bag that was stylish enough or big enough to fit my mat and gym things in. My first design was the Beverly Bowtie yoga bag, complete with tons of pockets, satin lining, gold chain straps, and a glam bow of course. Super girly, it attracted the attention of my students. Orders started to roll in and the next set of designs were drawn.

After working a bit in corporate America for a fashion retail company in buying, I realized that my passion for design and entrepreneurship could no longer be a “side thing”. It was around this time too that our media dream came true…the Pleated Pocket Sparkle yoga bag was featured in SHAPE Magazine and on the Wendy Williams Show!

My first POP Pilates video was made after I graduated college and before I moved out to the East Coast…it was more of a farewell thing for my Pilates students in CA. I didn’t make very many videos back when I was working because I didn’t have time. But after I quit, I started YouTubing and blogging religiously for whatever reason.

I never expected my blog or videos to be helpful to anyone really. So thank you for continually motivating me to be a better instructor and healthy living writer. Since then I’ve been featured in COSMOPOLITAN and have worked with some of my FAVE companies like BEBE! I’m wearing one of their outfits in this picture below.

Anyway my life consists of lots of working out, eating clean, teaching fitness classes, designing, filming, editing, picture-taking, and producing. It’s an odd and uncertain lifestyle but hey whatever I’m having fun! And I’ve met a lot of cool people who are passionate about health too…aka YOU!!!

Hope you write to me a ton. Love hearing from fans and yes I do respond! Especially on facebook and twitter.


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1 Response to Today’s Honoree is Cassey Ho

  1. Trey Booker says:

    I love the story behind how you started your business! As a college student, it is not only inspiring but also makes me feel like my wandering thoughts and ideas could someday turn into a business venture like yours! I am definately going to keep tabs on your success and merchandise! Best of luck with continuing your success!!! 🙂

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