21 Days of Pilates // Day 1 – Abs

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The big day is finally here!

Welcome to Day 1 ofΒ 21 Days of Pilates.

This challenge is designed to help build the habit of daily Pilates.

The concept is simple: just 10 minutes per day, for 21 days.

You’ll be AMAZED by how good you feel and how much stronger you are by the end of the month.

So are you ready to dive in?

We’re kicking things off with a quick Pilates ab workout that will teach you how to engage your abs and build core strength.



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  1. Lesley Smith 1 year ago

    Feel greay thank you 😊

  2. Allison 1 year ago

    Connected with my body and my husband. Nice to start the day in a healthy way together!

  3. Amber Murphy 1 year ago

    Awesome work out. I have done lots of work outs 30 minutes or longer and they work but are hard to maintain. This is perfect for my busy working mom life and I will be signing up for the 30 minute programs. These 10 minute work outs start my day out on a positive healthy note encouraging my day without making loose sleep or run late! Thank u!!

  4. Renate 1 year ago

    I gave it my best try! Thanks!

    Newport News, VA

  5. A 1 year ago

    Ugh! I spilled all the “water” from my “bowl,” but wow, I think I found where those muscles are again. πŸ™‚ Think I’m going to watch this one a second time.

  6. Victoria 1 year ago

    Great way to start my day- feel more energized! Thanks.

  7. Janine 1 year ago

    Felt great! Thanks Robin!

  8. Debbie 1 year ago

    Thanks great way to start the day!

  9. Deena 1 year ago

    I did it! I rediscovered my ab muscles!

  10. Jamie 1 year ago

    Nothing else works abs like Pilates!!’

  11. Marilyn Beames 1 year ago

    I started with you last year on the 30 day..joined the Sisterhood, too! loved this fresh start for spring!

  12. Pat 1 year ago

    Sorry SIGNED UP WITH WRONG EMAIL The correct one is below

  13. Tammy 1 year ago

    Great way to start my day! I feel refreshed!! Can’t wait for tomorrow..

  14. Melisa 1 year ago

    Great! Looking forward to more!

  15. Arlene 1 year ago

    Wow!!! That was great… Thank you Robin! See you tomorrow .

  16. Heather 1 year ago

    A new beginning…Feeling good. I actually got a cramp…ugh! It made me very aware of how out of shape I’ve become.

    • Author
      Robin Long 1 year ago

      This is the start of a new chapter – you will be feeling “in shape” sooner than you think! πŸ™‚

  17. Sandra 1 year ago

    A new start and it feels good. I can not wait until tomorrow πŸ™‚

  18. Jan Hayes Schneider 1 year ago

    I’m also going to watch again and try again. Thanks!

  19. Nathalie 1 year ago

    Hi Robin! I enjoyed the first workout. What should I do if my hip was ‘popping’ during the single leg circles?

  20. Melissa 1 year ago

    Awesome ab work and challenging! Thank you!

  21. Caroline 1 year ago

    Great, looking forward to tomorrow

  22. Pat 1 year ago

    Thanks, enjoyed the workout

  23. Veronica 1 year ago

    Felt great! Thank you

  24. Rae 1 year ago

    Loved it! Much more challenging than expected.

  25. shawna tickle 1 year ago

    All done! πŸ™‚

  26. KRISTIE CLEAVER 1 year ago

    THANKS for the YouTube link!! It allows us to view from our TVs πŸ™‚ Which may be why you included to begin with, but it was new to me.

    10 min. flew by, but it was a solid workout. My youngest (11 yrs) did the workout with me & we’ve both committed to continuing. Great way to connect.

    Thanks, Robin.

    • Author
      Robin Long 1 year ago

      Oh good! And I love that you’re doing it together. πŸ™‚

  27. Valerie 1 year ago


  28. Monica 1 year ago

    Thank you so much! This challenge is exactly what I needed to jumpstart getting back on track again. I have really let myself go and needed something to make me feel like I have achieved a small goal which will lead to big goals. Looking forward to the next 20 days! Thank you again!

    • Author
      Robin Long 1 year ago

      YES! Monica, that’s what I’m all about. πŸ™‚ Just keep moving forward, one day at a time!

  29. Molly 1 year ago

    Wow. day1πŸ‘ŒπŸ†—

  30. suzanne 1 year ago

    Thanks Robin for your encouragement!!! I think this will be a game changer for me. First time in a program like this and I could feel the burn in this short workout. Looking forward to tomorrow πŸ™‚

    • Author
      Robin Long 1 year ago

      Yay! I’m so glad to hear that Suzanne! It will only get better and better. πŸ™‚

  31. Linda Long 1 year ago

    One down–20 to go!

  32. Kathy 1 year ago

    One down! Thank you!

  33. Ann 1 year ago

    That was great!

  34. Pam 1 year ago

    I hope to get back to Pilates….this will get me started again, so Thanks!

    • Author
      Robin Long 1 year ago

      Yes – this is the start of a beautiful new thing for you Pam! πŸ™‚

  35. Chris Taylor 1 year ago

    I am so out of shape. Great workout…sure it was only 10 minutes?

  36. Sonia Estival 1 year ago

    Done! Wow short but intense

  37. Kim 1 year ago

    Wow! That was challenging for me but I know I can do this and eventually the workouts won’t be so tough! Thanks!

  38. marilyne 1 year ago

    Thank you!! I hadn’t worked out in YEARS…… the “10 minutes a day ” is what pushed me to try…
    I CAN at least spare 10 minutes to try and improve myself… and Wow- Day 1 looked easy but was surprisingly (the right amount!!) of tough because I hadn’t realized how out-of-shape I am… but I did it..and I feel GREAT!!!! So, thank you!! Can’t wait for tomorrow!!

    • Author
      Robin Long 1 year ago

      Love hearing this Marilyne! You’ll get stronger and stronger! πŸ™‚

  39. Karla 1 year ago

    Wasn’t pretty but I finished!

  40. Michelle 1 year ago

    Completed my first day….. it was tough…..but ready for tomorrow. Thanks

  41. Heather 1 year ago

    I agree, it was not pretty but I did my best. I can’t wait for tomorrow’s time.

  42. melissa 1 year ago

    Day 1 DONE !!! Harder than looks but feel good. Felt it mostly in upper thighs. Not sure if that’s right or from bad form. ???

  43. Lori 1 year ago

    Done – thank you!

  44. Ruth 1 year ago


  45. Mindie 1 year ago

    I feel like I worked my legs more than my stomach. Could I have been doing it wrong, or am I just finding that my legs are out of shape too? (Which I really already know that I’m out of shape all over, lol) One down, twenty more to go!

  46. Sheri 1 year ago

    I’m playing catch up already – thanks to friend Kylie for inviting me and the ladies in our Grounds of Grace group. That’s nice built in accountability for me!

  47. Shirley 1 year ago

    Wow this is going to be so good for my mind body & soul 1st time doing pilates

  48. Ann 1 year ago

    Well I’m two weeks behind, but I started day 1 today (Mar 20). I decided to save the emails and start on my spring break (I’m a school teacher) so I would get in the habit for a week and then keep going once I get back into my overlong choir teaching days :). THANKS this was a great way to start my break!!!

  49. Colleen Krause 1 year ago

    I can’t get this video to come up in order to complete the workout???

  50. Claudia 1 year ago

    Finally am able to start this (April 3) Are the daily videos no longer accessible?

  51. Veronica 7 months ago

    Where is the workout? I am FINALLY able to take some time to do it but it says I have to join a monthly membership.

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