28 Days of Pilates: Day #7

Happy Friday!

Doesn’t it feel good to know that you almost have an entire week of Pilates under your belt?

I’m so proud of you for sticking with it and am LOVING your photos, posts and tweets. Thank you for giving me glimpses into your lives and fitness journeys.

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So as you know, Fridays will be “Fun Fridays.”

Which doesn’t mean much other than I reserve the right throw anything I want at you!

As long as it can be done in 5-10 minutes of course 🙂

So complete today’s workout and have fun!

Today’s Check-In: I  challenge you to double up today! Go back and do another workout of your choice from this past week. Then come on over to Twitter/Facebook/Instagram and tell me which one you chose and how it went! Don’t forget to hashtag #28daysofpilates

xo,

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PS – For all the moms and soon-to-be moms you may enjoy 10 self-care tips for new moms, a day in the life and 5 fitness must-haves for new moms.

 

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.

24 Comments
  1. Liz S. 3 years ago

    Fabulous, fit, fun Friday video 🙂 I especially liked the mountain climbers, windmill/balance moves, and side planks. Thank you for the reminder during the video about keeping the head in line with the spine – bad habit of mine to start looking down.

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      Robin Long 3 years ago

      Glad you enjoyed it Liz! Yes, many of us tend to push the head forward both from habit and from trying to watch our form. Glad the reminder worked for you 🙂

  2. Rachael 3 years ago

    I’ve been with you each day so far. After today’s workout, I repeated Day#4 Arms. Thanks for all the encouragement. Your attitude of not despising small consistent progress in the right direction, makes hope grow for better increased progress ahead 🙂

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      Robin Long 3 years ago

      Great job Rachael! I’m so glad you’ve been a part of this 🙂

  3. Elisha 3 years ago

    I got today’s in earlier than normal! Feeling stronger each day. I’m looking forward to not having modify any of the exercise. 🙂

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      Robin Long 3 years ago

      Impressive! And just keep moving forward. You will get there 🙂

  4. Karen 3 years ago

    Thanks Robin for a Fun Friday workout because after a light jog … I admit I didn’t feel like but since I’m always up for Fun! And then you throw in the challenge to Double it up! I chose Arms and it was tough. I was not able to do it completely (had to put my knees down for the plank and those dips at the end …) but did my best. 🙂

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      Robin Long 3 years ago

      Oh good! Nice job. Don’t you feel so much better now that you got it all done?

  5. sky 3 years ago

    Is it really possible to feel so much stronger after just 7 days? I repeated day 4, and it was already an improvement over last time. Thanks for this great program!

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      Robin Long 3 years ago

      Yes, Sky it IS possible to feel that way! Keep it up 🙂

  6. Erica 3 years ago

    Day 7 done with the bonus double up of day 4! I think I already felt a difference from the first time I did it! Yay!

  7. Fionne Marie 3 years ago

    I just love your workouts!! I do them in the evenings to wind down from my busy day. I already do weights & cardio in the mornings, but enjoy & look forward to doing your pilates videos in the evenings. I have never tried pilates before (I thought they were too much like Yoga…I just can’t get into Yoga because I can’t stay focused, my mind wanders too much & it moves entirely too slow for me). But, I actually love doing pilates!! Thank you so much for these videos =). Day 7 complete, and I went back and did Day 4. Again, you are awesome & I love the videos. Looking forward to tomorrow’s video. Enjoy your evening 😉

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      Robin Long 3 years ago

      Hi Fionne,
      I’m so happy to hear that! Love how you’re using it to transition in the evenings 🙂 And I’m happy you’re discovering that Pilates is actually a good fit for you! I find that a lot of people have misconceptions about it so I’m happy to spread the Pilates love to new people. Keep up the great work! xo

  8. Adriane 3 years ago

    Day 7 done! Went back on doubled up on Day 3 – the glutes! 🙂

  9. Lena 3 years ago

    Done and repeated abs workout (day 6)! Yay!

  10. Emma 3 years ago

    I was not sure about Pilates as I am use to Yoga for years but after having my baby boy I thought i’d give this ago to help with weight and get some muscle and strength back. I Really enjoy Pilates now, I can’t get enough of this challenge. I do try and complete them all everyday one after the other (Think i will keep Sunday as a stretch and relax ONLY day) if I can. Keep up the ACE work Robin and Pilates peeps x

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      Robin Long 3 years ago

      Emma, that is awesome! I’m so impressed! I’m glad you’re enjoying Pilates. I enjoy yoga too and find that it’s nice to have both in my routine based on my needs. They are both great for different reasons. So glad you’re doing this challenge with me!xo

  11. katy 3 years ago

    Hi Robin, you’re great! thanks for the videos! Loving them. Question when in side plank I typically stack my legs (or sometimes raise my top leg if I am feeling strong!)… should I be keeping my top leg in front of me or is stacked on top ok ?

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      Robin Long 3 years ago

      Hi Katy- that’s totally fine! Either way works 🙂

  12. Gina 3 years ago

    Had some trouble with those side planks 🙁 First time I’ve had a really hard time with a move but that just means I need to practice it more!

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      Robin Long 3 years ago

      They are tough Gina! Give yourself time to work up to them. You’ll get there! And don’t hesitate to use your bottom knee for support 🙂

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