28 Days of Pilates: Day #8 + a GIVEAWAY!


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 OurBodyBook.com has picked up my Pilates challenge and has been running it on their website as well.

the body bookthe body book

OurBodyBook.com 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. πŸ™‚


Today’s Check-In: follow theΒ giveaway instructions above. πŸ™‚

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.

Ready to BUILD STRENGTH & FEEL GOOD in just 15 minutes a day?

Join the FREE 5-day Pilates Strong challenge!

  1. Liz S. 7 years ago

    Loved these ab moves and finishing the workout strong with planks!

  2. Kim 7 years ago

    I was up before the crack of dawn today and before day 8 was posted. I decided to re-do day 1 abs and catch up on day 8 later on. Love the giveaways!! Headed to my daughters State competition for Pom! Happy Saturday!!

    • Robin Long 7 years ago

      I was on poms too – good luck to your daughter!! πŸ™‚

  3. Kim 7 years ago

    Oh and I wanted to say how amazing that you are getting such recognition from The Body Book! Way to go Robin! You so deserve this. πŸ™‚

    • Robin Long 7 years ago

      Thank you Kim! I appreciate your continued support. xo

  4. Emily Rorden 7 years ago

    Pls follow my private Instagram erorden

  5. Erin McCoy 7 years ago

    LOVING this, so much!!! My IG profile is private, though. My profile name is @erin_mckernan ! πŸ™‚

  6. Jennifer m 7 years ago

    Day 8 done! Doesn’t seem like a week already. I’m excited each day to do this and actually look forward to doing the exercise!!! That’s not common for me!!! Thanks Robin,,,

  7. Mina 7 years ago

    Loved the ab exercise today. The elbow plank was good, but was only able to do half of the part of lowering the knees. Hopefully as time goes by my body will get stronger to lowers the knees through the whole count. Love the exercises though and congrats to you also!!! πŸ™‚

    • Robin Long 7 years ago

      Give yourself time – you’ll get there I promise!

  8. Theresa 7 years ago

    My twitter name might be private, i can’t remember. It’s peterandtweeter

  9. Katie 7 years ago

    Loving my daily pilates! I’m remembering how much I love pilates and realizing how much I’ve missed it. Also, awesome giveaway! I’m not on twitter or instagram, but it’s very cool that you’re featured on Cameron’s blog. Congrats!

    • Robin Long 7 years ago

      Thank you! I’m glad you’re enjoying it. If you’re on Facebook you can post your photo to my page there and I’ll count it as an entry πŸ™‚

  10. Elisha 7 years ago

    Day 8 is done! My ig profile is private. I’m @mome2t!

  11. Cara 7 years ago

    Hi Robin. Thanks for the great ab exercises today. Can you only
    enter photos on Twitter or Instagram? I’m not on either.
    I was a Pom too:-)!!!

    • Robin Long 7 years ago

      You can also post them to my Facebook page if you have an account there!

  12. Miranda 7 years ago

    mirandarssll on Instagram thanks!

  13. Lori 7 years ago

    private instagram: loribarrow

    Catching up – just started yesterday so days 4-6 for me today, and 7-9 tomorrow!

    • Robin Long 7 years ago

      Sounds like a great plan! Glad you’re jumping in πŸ™‚

  14. Stacey 7 years ago

    I definitely felt a difference between day 1 and today! Feeling stronger!!

    • Robin Long 7 years ago

      Isn’t that the best feeling? Keep it up πŸ™‚

  15. Stephanie 7 years ago

    I have been LOVING this program, a great way to get back into working out! my instagram name is: stephaniecrabtree2

    • Robin Long 7 years ago

      So happy to hear that Stephanie! Just found you on insta πŸ™‚

  16. Jess 7 years ago

    Loving 28 days of Pilates! Please follow my instagram jmullrey.

  17. Rachael 7 years ago

    I’m grateful I learned last month of your 28 Days of Pilates from my daughter-in-law, Anna. It’s fun to be doing it with family even though we are miles apart.
    My IG is: rachaeljbates …now to get motivated to post–I’d rather just view my grandkids on IG. πŸ™‚

  18. Wendy 7 years ago

    I haven’t taken pics, but will try to start. My Instagram is hockeyblondie.

  19. Katie Bruce 7 years ago

    Loving this! My IG is private: @KBRUCE

  20. Karen 7 years ago

    After walking for hours today, when I came back home I didn’t feel like doing anything else but this Challenge is so much fun that I wanted to keep up so at 9:15pm I actually did the workout and it felt great! So if anyone else feels that way at some point just remember it’s a few minutes only!

    • Robin Long 7 years ago

      That’s awesome Karen! Thanks for posting. I’m sure there are a lot of people who have felt similarly and this may be just what the need to hear πŸ™‚

  21. Megan H. 7 years ago

    Day 7 & 8 done! I missed yesterday because I was watching the opening ceremonies at a friend’s house. Today’s planks killed me! I love the challenge I now have to get better at them!

    • Robin Long 7 years ago

      Nice job Megan! Way to get caught up. You WILL get better, just stick with it πŸ™‚

  22. Ekram 7 years ago

    Enjoying the workouts. Would like to thank you! My IG is @khairyarub

  23. Brandi 7 years ago

    Hello Robin! Please follow me on Instagram! My profile is private, so look up Brandillarose & you should find me. πŸ™‚

  24. Leeanne Seely 7 years ago

    Posting mine soon! Please follow me on insta: leeanneseely. Thanks and really enjoying the program!!

  25. Colleen 7 years ago

    Hey Robin! Love your blog! I am a physical therapist and I incorporate a lot of pilates into my treatment plans. Please follow me on Instagram: colleendpt πŸ™‚

    • Robin Long 7 years ago

      Hi Colleen! I’m glad to hear that πŸ™‚ I work in a studio that does PT and Pilates. Most of our clients are in an integrated program. They really go well together.

  26. Libertad 7 years ago

    Thank you for the inspiration. You can follow me on instagram libertadk

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