Some of the wildest things started happening the week leading up to planning and creating my very first festival. I was so afraid that this would be the next Fyre Fest…so…just in case, I decided to record a vlog 7 days out from the event so I could always remember. The good and the bad.

Leading up to Puppies & Planks, we were battling the rain, vendors were cancelling on us last minute, time was severely running out, and also I ended up in Urgent Care just days before. I really didn’t know if my vision was going to happen.

But a miracle happened.

Puppies & Planks exceeded every single one of my expectations. WE RAISED OVER $20,000 for LA Animal Services, Much Love Animal Rescue, Karma Rescue, and Dove Project!!!

I’m so happy. I don’t even know what to say. I’m lost in these feels. The day was filled with so many dogs, so many friends, so many POSITIVE VIBES. I could not have asked for anything more.

Thousands of people showed up with their dogs for the 3K Dog Walk at 8AM! And thousands more came throughout the day to take the fitness classes, enjoy the booths, eat at the food trucks, take pics at our Instagram stations, and check out the rescue doggies! WE PET ALL THE PUPS!

I could not have done this without your enthusiastic support, without my incredible #Blogifam for spending countless late nights at the office putting this together, without our instructors Anna Victoria, The Fitness Marshall, 567Broadway!, Jackelyn Ho and Luke Milton who donated their time and their talent to lead the classes, without my amazing event planner Linda Ngay and our incredibly creative event production team at Lurline, without Petco’s confident belief in us as our title sponsor, without the rescue organizations, without my husband Sam who at first thought I was totally insane for doing this (you promised in your vows you would support me no matter how crazy) but then was the one who drove me to the hospital when things got too much, and of course…I could not have done it without my baby, my love, my entire inspiration for Puppies & Planks, Sir George The Magnificent.

Here is where I get all of my music! Epidemic Sound: http://share.epidemicsound.com/sgFTn

My outfit & yoga mat are from: http://www.popflexactive.com

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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!

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