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Cassey Ho Zespri Sun-Up Interview

Cassey Ho Zespri Sun-Up Interview

If you're a fan of anything food, health or fitness related, get ready for the free and inaugural event: The Zespri Sun-Up!

Hosted by Zespri Kiwifruit on June 4th at Dockside Pavilion, Darling Harbour in Sydney, The Zespri Sun-Up event will celebrate all things related to health, fitness, and Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit – a sweeter, juicier tasting kiwifruit variety and one of the world's most nutrient-rich fruits.

Running from 8.30am-11.30am, the morning event highlights the health and fitness benefits of kicking your day off with a Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit. Not only is it an easy and convenient option, scientific research has also proven that eating a kiwifruit half an hour before or even as part of your breakfast significantly slows and reduces the uptake of sugars from the meal into your blood stream.

The event will showcase a variety of entertaining and healthy ways to kick-start your Saturday morning. From free POP-Pilates workouts hosted by Cassey Ho (from the #1 YouTube Female Fitness Channel Blogilates), Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit sampling, to non-stop music by Soul of Sydney DJs; there is an activity for everyone!

It's time Australians -Go for Gold' and try the top quality yellow variety, instead of just choosing the usual green option. Not only is Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit a top nutritious fruit choice, with just one piece of kiwifruit containing 100% of your daily vitamin C requirements, but it also has numerous other health attributes and benefits such as assisting with muscle recovery, iron uptake, vitality and metabolic health, digestive health, is low GI and has low calories – making it a suitable choice for overall good health and weight management.

Judy Lee, Regional Marketing Manager for Southeast Asia & Australia at Zespri International Ltd says, 'We can't wait to share our Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit variety with the Australian public at this free event. Although kiwifruits are predominately known for the green variety, our Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit variety packs an even sweeter taste, and contains 100% of your daily Vitamin C requirements! They're still a low GI fruit (index score 38), which means that the carbohydrates are not taken up so rapidly by the body and the glucose is slowly released into the bloodstream. So they're perfect for starting the day as healthy blood sugar control means not having sugar highs and lows, thus helping to avoid feelings of tiredness and hunger between meals. This is why we're inviting people to kick-start their day with Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit."

With so much on offer, there is plenty to keep you occupied for the full three hours, with other key activities including:

The Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit Pop Up Breakfast Bar
Feeling a bit peckish before or after your workout? At the Zespri Breakfast Bar, you can grab yourself a fresh, healthy brekky treat, as well as being inspired on ways you can incorporate a bit of gold into your diet every day! Also, with the high vitamin C content in Zespri SunGold Kiwifruits assisting in muscle repair, it's a great post-workout snack for getting you back on your feet again fast!

The Gold Radiance Zone
The Gold Radiance Zone will help you feel good inside and out, just like Zespri SunGold Kiwifruits. There'll be on-site makeup available to add a bit of gold as well as inspiring health and wellbeing coaches. You can also take home a fun photo memento and a bag of goodies from our fantastic event partners.

The SunGold Work Out Zone
This is where Cassey Ho will take centre stage to lead the energizing / energetic group workouts. The Zespri Sun-Up Squad will start with warm ups to ensure everyone is ready to go and will be accompanied on stage by the Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit mascot. The exercise sessions will be projected onto a large screen for easy viewing, meaning no one misses out!

For your free tickets and more information, visit

Chobani, Perki, VisionScope Coaching and ClassPass are proud to be event partners of The Zespri Sun-Up.

Interview with Cassey Ho

Question: What are you looking forward to most about being in Australia?

Cassey Ho: I am so excited to meet all my Australian POPsters and bring them free POP Pilates classes at the Zespri Sun-Up festival!

Question: What can we expect from Zespri Sun-Up?

Cassey Ho: Zespri Sun-Up is all about food, health and fitness - everything I love! I am excited to be bringing free morning POP Pilates workouts to the event on June 4th. Great ready to have fun and sweat! It's hosted by Zespri Kiwifruit to celebrate the Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit – a sweeter, juicier tasting kiwifruit variety.

Running from 8.30am-11.30am at Dockside Pavilion, Darling Harbour in Sydney, the morning event highlights the health and fitness benefits of kicking your day off with a Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit. As well as my free workouts there will also be sampling and non-stop music by Soul of Sydney DJs. So there's an activity for everyone!

Question: How would you describe a POP-Pilates workout?

Cassey Ho: POP Pilates is like a dance on the mat! I combine your favorite catchy music with choreographed Pilates exercises that make working out feel like a party! I guarantee you'll leave feeling sweaty and sore, but more importantly, energized and happy.

Question: What do you love most about Kiwi Fruit?

Cassey Ho: I love Kiwifruit and fruit in general because it's a nutritious way to keep me energized and fuel my workouts. I also noticed that eating more fruit leaves my skin feeling smoother and healthier. Plus Zespri SunGold Kiwifruits are one of the world's most nutrient rich fruits, and just one single one contains over 100% of your daily Vitamin C requirement, so you're getting so many benefits from a little fruit.

Question: What are some of your other favourite snacks?

Cassey Ho: Yogurt, granola and fruit makes for a yummy and filling snack!

Question: How do you stay motivated in the cooler months?

Cassey Ho: I think about how good I felt during spring and summer and use that as motivation to stay healthy and active all year long. I don't view fitness as a way to get in shape for a certain period of time or season. Instead, I integrate it into my life because it makes me feel good!

Question: What advice do you have for females who are just beginning their fitness journey?

Cassey Ho: Don't be intimidated - we all start somewhere. Think of this is an exciting lifelong journey that will allow you to become a healthier and happier person. Find workouts you love. That is how you will stick to your routine.

Question: What would we find in your gym bag?

Cassey Ho: Headphones! Music motivates me to push harder and keeps me in the zone. Another necessity is my Blogilates Designs water bottle. My workouts are intense and I drink A LOT of water during and after my sweat session! Plus a Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit and their cute spifes make it a convenient/easy/perfect pre or post workout snack, plus it helps with muscle recovery so that is an added plus!

Question: What is your fitness motto?

Cassey Ho: 'Workout because you love your body, not because you hate it." It's easy to assume that people want to workout because they want to change their body and look a certain way. But when it becomes too focused on vanity, we lose the true meaning of fitness - and that's to FEEL good, and treat your body with the respect it deserves. Instead of focusing on things we want to change about our body, we should focus on what it CAN do. That's when you'll see results.

Question: Can you leave us with an example of a POP-Pilates workout?

Cassey Ho: Here's one of my latest routines to sculpt strong and sexy calves on YouTube!

Interview by Brooke Hunter



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