Women try guessing each other’s weight | A social experiment

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  • Published on:  Sunday, November 3, 2019
  • 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

    Talent:

    Irene Andersen

    Darlyn Barajas

    Bynay Blasberg

    Ebony Breaux

    Celeste Carbonell

    Paloma Hinojosa

    Covi Lockhart

    Rachel Thomson

    SOURCES:

    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

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

    ******

    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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  • blogilates

    blogilates

     a months ago +5709

    I started planning this video a while ago, and I was very aware of how sensitive this topic was going to be. We needed to find women who were comfortable discussing their weight on camera and we needed to produce this video in the most compassionate way. I didn’t want anyone to run off set crying or upset. I wanted to have an open discussion with real feelings about some real taboo topics.


    I’m currently reading the comments on here and it seems that the feelings on this video are split 50/50. Some people are moved to tears because they’re incredibly touched…and then others are very upset, saying it was a terrible, pointless video meant to make women feel bad about themselves.


    So, what was the point? To show that labels and numbers have as much power as we want to give them. They can make us feel bad. They can make us feel good. Or they can just be data points to guide our next steps. But your health, which includes both your mental health, your physical health as well as your happiness is something that cannot be accurately assessed by any number. A number does it’s best to help medical professionals categorize your health as a starting point, but it’s not the entire story. Health really does look different on everyone.


    This content is meant to make you think. Yeah, it’s uncomfortable, but when did we ever become smarter, better humans by being comfortable all the time? We grow the most when we’re challenged – and I’m talking emotionally challenged too. If this video made you feel a certain way, take a moment to reflect and ask yourself why you feel that way. Can you dig deep and dissect this feeling further? Some of you may find that you need improvement in the area of not letting numbers control your happiness. And others of you may just find that you don’t want a relationship with numbers at all, and that my content didn’t help you achieve that. Both are okay to feel. What's not okay is calling people derogatory names and spreading hatred. I will never allow that here on my channel.


    Just so you know, each woman was mentally prepped for the shoot and knew that we’d be discussing weight and other sensitive body image topics. Our producer interviewed each woman who was casted one by one and in person, and made sure they were comfortable with the topics before committing to the shoot. The entire Blogifam and the crew was very careful in making sure the women felt good during the entire process, from casting to shoot day to video release. The mental health of each of the women was my first priority.

  • S

    S

     27 minutes ago

    Why

  • Annika Bausch

    Annika Bausch

     an hour ago

    This is a beyond stupid video. Making healthy looking women feel guilty for being themselves and doing their daily routine. You can see anyone who’s not in the “healthy” range try not to cry.

  • Amunicorn811 On

    Amunicorn811 On

     3 hours ago

    I always have bagel 🥯 with cream cheeses 🧀 yum 😋and a smoothie 🍌🍉 I do yoga 🧘‍♀️ in the morning 🌅before my breakfast 🍳

  • spicyaltoids

    spicyaltoids

     6 hours ago +1

    this is problematic and should be taken down

  • Penny wise

    Penny wise

     6 hours ago

    Can I just say that not everyone who is fat eat loads and is unhealthy and not everyone who is skinny is healthy. Some peopl have illnesses that make them gain weight and different people have different metabolism.
    The only way I could loose weight was to starve myself when I was 13 I became anxoric I was eating one thing a day. Because when I eat normal plus walking 2 miles everyday I wasmt losing weight . That isnt my fault

  • Chubby_Dog :3

    Chubby_Dog :3

     7 hours ago

    Oh my god, the girl that got labeled "obsese" and the "Acceptable" group looked so embarrassed.  I would be too. I mean, I get how the idea would work but just...wow. I would be so self-conscious by the end of this.

  • axolotl

    axolotl

     7 hours ago

    BIM is shit. Imagine how somes will come back home and hate themself

  • axolotl

    axolotl

     7 hours ago

    I didnt watch the video yet, and everyone talk about the 'obese' one, i cant tell which one it is.

  • Grace Fitzwater

    Grace Fitzwater

     7 hours ago

    BMI is bullshit

  • Caitlyn Aasman

    Caitlyn Aasman

     8 hours ago

    This video sucks. These women are being put in such an uncomfortable situation, and they obviously feel super self conscious

  • Brianna Carey

    Brianna Carey

     10 hours ago

    Yikes. I KIND of get where you were trying to go with this video, but this was.... not it. This was very uncomfortable to watch.

  • TurtleLover3737

    TurtleLover3737

     13 hours ago

    i got them all right hehehe

  • Ruky Asif

    Ruky Asif

     14 hours ago

    6:39 is it just me or did she sound weird

  • Bailey Underwood-Doe

    Bailey Underwood-Doe

     15 hours ago

    This gave me majoorrrrr anxiety holy shit

  • Kayllama

    Kayllama

     16 hours ago

    This is considerably exploitive, also the BMI systems kind of poor

  • kadacho

    kadacho

     17 hours ago

    omg the bodybuilding woman is beautiful..

  • Witch bennett

    Witch bennett

     18 hours ago

    Everyone needs to go to therapy after this 🤣

  • EMMA BAJOWSKI

    EMMA BAJOWSKI

     19 hours ago +1

    I don't understand how this video is body shaming. Here's the thing, doctors aren't always right about your health, weight, and height. They could have gotten something wrong in this video. I feel like we always have to sympathise with bigger women than smaller women because bigger women are more open about their insecurities than small women. I'm a pretty skinny person but I am perfectly healthy just the way I am. Yes, being over weight can be healthy but most of the time it creates health risks and health problems. Sometimes I make fun of really skinny bodies sometimes but usually i'm just joking about it like always. Skinny jokes and fat jokes are equally funny. So, don't get offended by this, it was meant to make and feel uncomfortable. That just all i'm saying! :) I agree that they should of went to a nicer approach, but I think it wouldn't be as it intended it to be.

  • SHE LEFT ME ROSES BY THE STAIRS

    SHE LEFT ME ROSES BY THE STAIRS

     19 hours ago

    them some fat bitches

    and stupid