You've officially completed the first week of the 28 Days of Pilates challenge. You should be very proud of yourself. I have no doubt that you will be able to complete this challenge. Together, we CAN do this.

For an extra dose of motivation, I'm excited to announce our very first giveaway!

You may have noticed that has picked up my Pilates challenge and has been running it on their website as well.

the body book the body book is the blog for Cameron Diaz's latest project, The Body Book.

Cameron wrote The Body Book "to merge information with action so that we will all know how to take care of this machine we call our bodies, from eating to moving to getting enough sleep, and everything else that impacts our health and happiness."

It's a perfect fit for The Balanced Life message so I'm thrilled to partner with them in this venture to spread health, happiness and self-care.

Good news...

Cameron's team has generously offered to give away a free copy of The Body Book to one lucky participant.

In addition, to continue spreading the Pilates love I'm throwing in a FULL scholarship for The Pilates Body Program!

the pilates body program

The Pilates Body Program is my flagship 6 week program that will be kicking off on March 16th.

It includes:

  • 6 weeks of full-length Pilates videos
  • a nourishing 6 week meal plan
  • unlimited email coaching and interaction
  • access to a private Facebook group to support you on your journey

You can read more about it HERE.

(fyi: I'll be giving away ONE free scholarship per week through the end of February! )

All in, this week's giveaway is valued at over $2,000.00.

How To Enter:

  • Post a photo on Twitter or Instagram showing us what health looks like to you. It could be a workout, a meal, a smoothie, a selfie, a nap...there's no right or wrong answer. Just get creative and have fun!
  • Use the hashtags: #28daysofpilates and #loveyouramazingbody.
  • Each post will count as one entry, feel free to enter as many times as you'd like!

And yes, I will be counting previous posts so that's good news for those of you who have been sharing your photos over the past week.

The winner will be announced on Wednesday, February 12th.

(note: if your Twitter/Instagram profiles are private we can't see your posts! Leave a comment below with your profile name and I will send you a follow request.)


Now for today's workout...

We're back to the abs my friends! You can never have enough core strength. :)


Today's Check-In: follow the giveaway instructions above. :)

Have a great weekend beauties!



PS - for your weekend reading you may enjoy browsing my "Real Women, Real Balance" series. A few of my favorites: Rachael Lampa, Kim Salisbury, and Madison Mayberry.

disclaimer: these videos were created for individuals in good health. Robin recommends that you speak with your doctor prior to beginning a new exercise routine. By doing this video you do so at your own risk and agree to release Robin Long and The Balanced Life of any and all liability.