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.



  1. Lesley Smith 3 weeks ago

    Feel greay thank you 😊

  2. Allison 3 weeks ago

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

  3. Amber Murphy 3 weeks 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 3 weeks ago

    I gave it my best try! Thanks!

    Newport News, VA

  5. A 3 weeks 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 3 weeks ago

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

  7. Janine 3 weeks ago

    Felt great! Thanks Robin!

  8. Debbie 3 weeks ago

    Thanks great way to start the day!

  9. Deena 3 weeks ago

    I did it! I rediscovered my ab muscles!

  10. Jamie 3 weeks ago

    Nothing else works abs like Pilates!!’

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    Marilyn Beames 3 weeks ago

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

  12. Pat 3 weeks ago

    Sorry SIGNED UP WITH WRONG EMAIL The correct one is below

  13. Tammy 3 weeks ago

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

  14. Melisa 3 weeks ago

    Great! Looking forward to more!

  15. Arlene 3 weeks ago

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

  16. Heather 3 weeks 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.

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      Robin Long 3 weeks ago

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

  17. Sandra 3 weeks ago

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

  18. Jan Hayes Schneider 3 weeks ago

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

  19. Nathalie 3 weeks ago

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

  20. Melissa 3 weeks ago

    Awesome ab work and challenging! Thank you!

  21. Caroline 3 weeks ago

    Great, looking forward to tomorrow

  22. Pat 3 weeks ago

    Thanks, enjoyed the workout

  23. Veronica 3 weeks ago

    Felt great! Thank you

  24. Rae 3 weeks ago

    Loved it! Much more challenging than expected.

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    Shawna Tickle 3 weeks ago

    All done! πŸ™‚

  26. KRISTIE CLEAVER 3 weeks 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.

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      Robin Long 3 weeks ago

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

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  28. Monica 3 weeks 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!

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      Robin Long 3 weeks ago

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

  29. Molly 3 weeks ago

    Wow. day1πŸ‘ŒπŸ†—

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    suzanne 3 weeks 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™‚

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      Robin Long 3 weeks ago

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

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    Linda Long 3 weeks ago

    One down–20 to go!

  32. Kathy 3 weeks ago

    One down! Thank you!

  33. Ann 3 weeks ago

    That was great!

  34. Pam 3 weeks ago

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

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      Robin Long 3 weeks ago

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

  35. Chris Taylor 3 weeks ago

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

  36. Sonia Estival 3 weeks ago

    Done! Wow short but intense

  37. Kim 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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!!

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      Robin Long 3 weeks ago

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

  39. Karla 3 weeks ago

    Wasn’t pretty but I finished!

  40. Michelle 3 weeks ago

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

  41. Heather 3 weeks ago

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

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    melissa 3 weeks 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 3 weeks ago

    Done – thank you!

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  45. Mindie 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks ago

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

  48. Ann 1 week 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!!!

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    Colleen Krause 2 hours ago

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

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