28 Days of Pilates: day #12 + giveaway winner!

As you can probably tell, the workouts are picking up in intensity this week. You’re all getting stronger by the day so I’m increasing the difficulty level to keep you on your toes.


Don’t be discouraged if the workouts still feel hard – I’m making designing them that way on purpose so that you can continue to challenge your strength and endurance.

When this challenge is complete you are going to LOVE the way you feel.

Okay, without further ado, we have a giveaway winner to announce!

You all shared amazing photos and beautiful inspiration throughout the week. There is no way I could select a winner on my own so I relied on random.org to select the lucky lady.


Congratulations Jennifer! To claim your prizes send me an email: robin (at) the balancedlifeonline.com.

I can’t wait to work with you one-on-one next month! 🙂

If you didn’t win, hang in there. I will be hosting more exciting giveaways in the weeks to come! The next one will be announced on Saturday (there are still 2 more scholarship spots to fill).

Let’s workout…

Today we’re working those beautiful legs of yours!

I’m still working from home but hope to be back in the studio tomorrow. Baby comes first. Thanks for your understanding and support! She is feeling much better today. 🙂

Today’s Check-In: Let’s hydrate! Snap a photo to show me how you’re staying hydrated today. Be sure to use the hashtag #28daysofpilates.




PS- are you feeling guilty because you’ve fallen behind? Don’t worry about it! This is a place where we choose grace over guilt. Just start fresh today and jump right back in.

You can choose to start where you left off or simply join us on day 12. All that matters is that you stop beating yourself up and keep moving forward.


PPS – you may also enjoy choose beauty: a new perspective.


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.

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  1. Liz S. 7 years ago

    Congratulations to the winner of the giveaway!

    Today’s video = AWESOME work for the inner thighs, outer thighs, and obliques.

    Even though I’ve loved this challenge since day 1, I really do love it more and more each day 🙂 Ready for Day #13 tomorrow!

    • Robin Long 7 years ago

      Glad you liked it Liz! There is more coming your way tomorrow! 🙂

  2. Brandi Carson 7 years ago

    Whop whoop! Congrats, Jereca74! You’re going to love the Pilates Body Program 🙂
    Robin- this month has been SO FUN! My friends all want to road trip to Colorado and bring you back to Chicago…hahaha!

    Keep up the good work, ladies! I’ve been participating via Instagram, and it has been so encouraging seeing real women…and men…being real about fitness and nutrition. It’s feels encouraging, validating, and inspiring 🙂 LOVE IT!


    • Robin Long 7 years ago

      Love your enthusiasm Brandi! You’re the best 🙂 xoxo

  3. Brandi Carson 7 years ago

    That last post should have said ladies AND gents 😉 Sorry fellas! Lol

  4. Colleen blackall 7 years ago

    This felt great, I like the gradual increase in intensity. Thanks Robin!
    Colleen Blackall

  5. Amy 7 years ago

    Wow!! This was tough! But I did it, hooray for me! And Hooray for all you other ladies and gents too! These are getting tougher by the day!!!

  6. Harmony 7 years ago

    Yay! Jennifer I’m so very excited for you and the one-one journey you are about to experience with Robin! I know you will be able to hang in there and learn so many lesson to fuel your body, mind and soul! Enjoy!!!! Today was hard but I feel great! See you on the mat tomorrow (or I guess I should say rug). Girl Power! ♥ to all the ladies on this 28 days of Pilates journey!

  7. Jennifer 7 years ago

    Yay!! Thanks So much!!! I can’t wait!!

  8. Sarah 7 years ago

    Did this one straight after doing the glutes workout that I had missed. Ooh, that was a challenge!

  9. Sky 7 years ago

    Such a great workout!

  10. India 7 years ago

    The greatest thing about this workout is that even though its hard, YOU make it worth it, Robin! Thanks for the encouragement…. I can’t be angry at the hurt when it’s brought on by such an awesome cheerleader 🙂

    • Robin Long 7 years ago

      Aw, thanks India! I’m glad you’re enjoying it!

  11. Kim 7 years ago

    Another great workout! I squeezed in this workout before the day ended. 🙂 Looking forward to tomorrow’s workout.

  12. Betsie 7 years ago

    I am love, love, loving this! This is the sort of routine I can manage 🙂
    Robin, are there any Pilates DVDs you would recommend? I travel often for work, usually to places with spotty internet, so streaming routines isn’t a great option (I’m actually leaving for five weeks the last week of this month!)

    • Robin Long 7 years ago

      Hi Betsie! So glad you’re enjoying the program 🙂 The next program I will be launching on March 15th includes 6 full length workouts that you download and save to your computer (so no streaming required). But if you are looking for something prior to that I’d check out the Pilates DVD’s on Gaiam.com. Ana Caban is great and so is Mari Winsor.

  13. Gwendolyn Williams 7 years ago

    Wow this one was really tough! There were a few moments when I thought I wasn’t going to make it 🙂 Thanks for another awesome workout, Robin!!

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