30 Day Pilates Body Challenge: day #1


Welcome to the first day of the 30 Day Pilates Body Challenge!

More than 17,000 women from all around the world have participated in this challenge; women of all ages, stages of life and fitness levels.

But we all share the same goal of getting stronger and making time to care for our health in the midst of busy our lives.

Day #1

Today’s workout is a leg-focused routine designed to tone and strength your entire lower body.


30-Day Pilates Body Challenge: day #1

Modification notes:

If you have sensitive knees don’t hesitate to adjust the positions to suit your needs. You may take a wider stance, minimize the external rotation, and keep your bends nice and shallow. It’s okay to do what works for you!

Everyone should focus on making sure you’re knees track right over your toes to maintain proper alignment.

Daily Check-In: snap a photo and show me that you got you completed the first day of the challenge! Post it to Twitter and/or Instagram and use the hashtag #30daypilatesbody. I’ll be cheering you on!

Cheers to a great 30 days. We’re only going to get stronger from here. 🙂



PS – Enhance your 30 day challenge experience by joining The Balanced Life Sisterhood. You’ll receive a brand new full-length workout, access to our archives of full-length workouts, healthy recipes to help you get the best results and so much more. Click here to join us.

  1. Jacqui 5 years ago

    Happy days, day 1 completed. Thank you Robin, looking forward to tomorrows workout. Have a lovely Tuesday. Jacqui x

  2. Najla 5 years ago

    Thanks Robin, day1 completed!

  3. Natalie 5 years ago

    Hey Robin! Completed day one over here on the East coast. Thanks for setting this up! You look amazing at 4 months post partum. See you tomorrow! ?

  4. Leigh Thompson 5 years ago

    Day 1 completed, off for a walk to stretch these hams.

  5. Cécile 5 years ago

    Hello Robin ! Day one just completed. A lot of fun and efficiency. Thank you and see you tomorrow ! I can’t wait. Take care. Cécile

  6. Audra 5 years ago

    Thanks, Robin. I am new to your blog but I loved today’s workout! I was just yesterday given a clean bill of health from a broken ankle that has kept me down for the last 7 weeks. It feels good to be active again, and Pilates seems like the perfect exercise routine to help me regain flexibility and strength! Thank you for your positive outlook!

  7. Lisa roth 5 years ago

    Day 1. Check. Thank you, Robin!

  8. Wanda 5 years ago

    Great work out Robin… My energy is flowing & my legs are burning:) have a great day!!! Day one completed

  9. wendy 5 years ago

    done for today! legs are happy buzzing.

    thanks for sharing all the wonderfulness. it is just what i needed right now.

  10. Cheri Kuebler 5 years ago

    Done! Legs are burning…thank you

  11. Conni 5 years ago

    Workout done. I can do this!! Feel great. Thanks 🙂 Have a great day.

  12. Luz 5 years ago

    Wow ! one done and 30 more to go!!

  13. Debbie Johnson 5 years ago

    Finished day one . First time I’ve exercised in a long time but I’m all in.

  14. Amanda 5 years ago

    Day 1 completed! Cannot wait for day 2!

  15. Jamie 5 years ago

    Yay! First one done! It feels great waking up like this!!

  16. Tabetha 5 years ago

    Day 1 is done. Question – should we warm up or cool down with these?

  17. Sherry Bosh 5 years ago

    Yay! Feel in’ the burn, but loving the warm tingling in my muscles! ??

  18. Monica Jakiel 5 years ago

    Loved day 1! It’s going to be a great month!

  19. Kate McFarland 5 years ago

    Thanks Robin,love your workouts and looking forward to the next 30days! Day 1done x

  20. Eileen 5 years ago

    Day 1 done. Yea, I did it! Legs burning, but feel great.

  21. Kristin Ortiz 5 years ago

    Day 1 complete. Not too bad. I really have/had no interest in pilates but am trying to build my core post back surgery at a young age. I am that accountability buddy for a friend and surprisingly enjoyed day one. I didn’t think I could do it after losing so much flexibility from my back injury. Thanks! See you tomorrow.

  22. Megan 5 years ago

    Done. Along with my pt stretches.

  23. Cyn 5 years ago

    Doing this with 3 coworkers. We have the accountability part covered!! Great workout

  24. Lindsay 5 years ago

    Day one completed!! Feeling great! So good to get the blood following first thing in the morning! Thanks Robin!

  25. Tracy 5 years ago

    Day 1 completed! Thank you Robin.

  26. Kendra 5 years ago

    Felt the burn feels great!

  27. Abbey 5 years ago

    Done! Thanks so much! That was perfect!

  28. Paulette 5 years ago

    First day completed!!!

  29. Yana 5 years ago

    Day 1 completed. Thank you, Robin!

  30. Brenda K 5 years ago

    Great first day can’t wait until tomorrow. Could feel the burn in the legs. Thanks Robin

  31. Amanda L 5 years ago

    Wow, my legs are sore just previewing….or maybe that’s from yesterday’s PiYo workout. Just my luck, I would have legs/lower body with both groups today! Definitely need to not oversleep tomorrow so I can get the 10 minutes in before the kids wake up

  32. Jen 5 years ago

    Just finished up day one and my legs are feeling the burn!!! 🙂

  33. Tanni 5 years ago

    Done! Thanks for great encouragement. ?

  34. Katie 5 years ago

    Day 1 complete!
    Are the other Pilates videos that pop up after the workout is complete your recommendations? Or from You Tube?

    • Robin Long 5 years ago

      Great question!! Those are just from YouTube. I don’t have control over what pops up unfortunately. 🙂

      • Katie 5 years ago

        Good to know, thanks! If I want more, I will just search your site 🙂

  35. Sara 5 years ago

    Done! My legs are burning and my heart rate is up. Great 10 min!

  36. Amy 5 years ago

    Done! Felt the burn!

  37. Debbie Borthwick 5 years ago

    Finished today’s workout, thanks! My upper arms are on fire and the legs are burning. Feels amazing. 🙂

  38. Donna 5 years ago

    Day 1, Done and just as Robin said, doing one, makes it easier to do another – I added on one of the glute workouts (Day 4?) and the stretch (Day 2) from the 28 Days of Pilates challenge.

    looking forward to tomorrow’s workout!


  39. Vicki 5 years ago

    Done! And ooh, burny!

  40. Carly 5 years ago

    Day 1 was a great start to my morning! 10 minutes and no equipment-needed made it easy to fit in this morning before having to wake the kiddo up for school. See you tomorrow!

  41. Sarah 5 years ago

    Done first day!! Great workout!!

  42. sharon heisler 5 years ago

    done! feels great, thank you!

  43. Kera 5 years ago

    Completed day 1 this morning and I was surprised that the time flew by so quickly! Happy that I’m already looking forward to tomorrow….

  44. Hetty 5 years ago


  45. Janell 5 years ago

    Day 1 done! Loving it so far. Thanks Robin!

  46. Brooke 5 years ago

    Done :0)

  47. Barbara 5 years ago

    Day one done! *whew*

  48. Gis 5 years ago

    Day 1 completed!! Thanks!!

  49. Lori 5 years ago

    That’s actually a killer workout for 10 mins. Thanks.

  50. Jessica 5 years ago

    Day one done and a friend invited!!!!

  51. Melissa 5 years ago

    Day 1 complete and I definitely feel the burn! Have a great day!

  52. Christie 5 years ago

    Whew! That was great. Efficient and certainly felt the burn. Thank you for this. I’m looking forward to continuing. 🙂

  53. Laura 5 years ago

    Wow! That was great! A lot in 10 min…my legs are definitely burning! Can’t wait to see what the rest of the month has in store =)

  54. Laura Cerny 5 years ago

    Day 1 completed. Who knew 10 minutes of leg work could be that hard?

  55. Raji 5 years ago

    Great leg workout!! Thank you Robin!!?

  56. Jill 5 years ago

    Done! loved it. thank you 🙂

  57. Lacy 5 years ago

    Day 1 down!

  58. Kathleen 5 years ago

    Just finished day 1, thanks!

  59. Kim 5 years ago

    All done love it, can’t wait until tomorrow’s challenge

  60. Jo scholes 5 years ago

    Day one completed!! Looking forward to tomorrow!

  61. Diane 5 years ago

    Day one done.

  62. Steve 5 years ago

    First day down, and it kicked my bum!!

  63. Bobbidee 5 years ago


  64. Heidi 5 years ago

    Day 1 done….harder than I anticipated!

  65. Steve 5 years ago

    Day 1 down, only 29 more to go. Hope they don’t kick my bum like day one!!!???

  66. Jill B 5 years ago

    Done! thanks Robin! on to day two!!

  67. Stacey 5 years ago

    Day #1 Complete! You make it fun! Thank you for this great challenge.

  68. Nicole 5 years ago

    Day 1 is done, wowzas! Who knew that I would be burning in less than 10 min 🙂 Thank you!

  69. Tara 5 years ago

    Thanks Robin, I really enjoyed that! I didn’t take a photo for social media as I quickly did this in my Pjs! Had to squeeze it in with morning naps and cleaning and I’m so glad I did! Looking forward to tomorrow 🙂

  70. Colleen 5 years ago

    Whew, my legs are burning! Day 1 complete

  71. Brandy 5 years ago

    day one complete!

  72. connie 5 years ago

    great start to the challange

  73. Michele 5 years ago

    Day 1 is done…I’m shocked I could do all that since my knees are an issue. So proud of myself. Not one exercise on the floor…pretty cool, actually. Thanks! Looking forward to Day 2!

  74. Jenn 5 years ago

    Day one. A year postpartum. I totally thought I was going to be less sore from this! Ha! This so great, fun, and encouraging! Looking forward to the next 30 days!!

  75. Rhonda 5 years ago

    Done definitely feeling the burn thanks for day1

  76. Janet 5 years ago

    Done but not easy! I’ll get there!

  77. Diana 5 years ago

    Robin thanks so much! Day 1 complete. I am shaky, my heartbeat has quickened and my balance sucks but it was fun. I realized half way through that I was holding my breath. I have to work on that and getting an Instagram account. You make it fun and I love that you are forgot to count. 🙂 Again, thanks bunches!

  78. Jewel 5 years ago

    Day one completed!

  79. Heather 5 years ago

    Great 1st day…loved it…thank you!

  80. Alison 5 years ago

    Did the beginner 5 part series and Day 1 today. I didn’t even die! 😉 Thanks so much, Robin, for sharing your gift with us. My legs are yelling at me in a good way right now. Who knew 10 minutes could feel so effective! P.S. I’m 17 years postpartum. lol

  81. Jill 5 years ago

    Did it! ?

  82. Maria 5 years ago

    Done… Feeling the burn

  83. Kristi 5 years ago

    Day 1 done! 🙂

  84. Roxann Brouwer 5 years ago

    1st day complete. Thank you!

  85. Alysa 5 years ago

    Day 1? DONE. So easy to follow along. I’ve never done pilates before, and up until now have been anxious to give it a go, but alas, YOU are a great instructor, making it easy to join in. I might be out of shape because boy howdy, THAT was a workout. YEAH. This is just what I need! Thanks for making it 10 minutes and free. What a combo!

  86. Kelly 5 years ago

    Couldn’t go out today because of the crazy snow storm I’m so glad that I signed up for this definitely needed this!!

  87. madelene 5 years ago

    loveed the first day of the 30 Day Pilates Body Challenge!!

  88. Amy 5 years ago

    Put the kiddo to bed & got my “me time”! Thank you!!

  89. me 5 years ago

    Done! Thanks!

  90. Stefanie 5 years ago

    Done! Legs burn!!!!:)

  91. Lori 5 years ago

    Thank you! Just completed day 1 after putting the little to bed! 🙂 great way to wind down the day!

  92. Amy 5 years ago


  93. Erin 5 years ago

    Day 1 complete! So appreciate the length of the workouts…helps it to not feel overwhelming to fit them in on a daily basis. Looking forward to Day 2!

  94. Sylvia 5 years ago

    I DID IT! Thanks Robin feeling the burn!

  95. Carol 5 years ago

    Yay me! Day 1 complete. Thank you Robin!

  96. Susan 5 years ago

    Feel the burn!! ??

    That was an awesome workout and now I know how Bambi’s legs felt! I can’t wait until day 2!


  97. Naomi 5 years ago

    Day 1 complete…I am sweating like I just ran a mile

  98. Kimberly 5 years ago

    Thank you robin! Love the challenges you do! Glad to be back at it! Hugs to you!

  99. Cara 5 years ago

    Day 1 Complete! I crossfit 4 days a week, and this hurt like none other. Looking forward to more!!

  100. Carey 5 years ago

    Did it! Dragged husband into it and he LIKED IT!! Looking forward to this month even more now.

  101. Claire 5 years ago

    Day 1 done. Hoping that’s helped strengthen my knees for a day of skiing tomorrow! Thanks!!

  102. Sherry 5 years ago

    It’s late but I did it!!

  103. Bronwyn 5 years ago

    My husband, kids and I completed Day 1, it was so much fun having them do it with me!

  104. Erin brown 5 years ago

    I did it! Thx

  105. Juliane 5 years ago

    Day one completed

  106. Felicia 5 years ago

    It’s 11:44pm, I’ve had my workout clothes on all day and finally just got this done. This mommy is stretched thin and having a really hard time finding time for myself. 🙁

  107. Anneke 5 years ago

    Thank you! Feels good

  108. MelG 5 years ago

    Day one check

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  112. Natalie 5 years ago


  113. Charlotte 5 years ago

    Done! Thank you!

  114. Mary 5 years ago

    Day 1 +2 completed! Yep, my wrists are weak!! Had to prop up.

  115. Mary Hamilton 5 years ago

    I didn’t post yesterday, but did complete day #1 last evening. Legs felt like rubber bands even though I walk. 🙂

  116. IthacaNancy 5 years ago

    I could see the connection to the barre classes I’ve taken. Ouch! Good workout – I look forward to tomorrow 😉

  117. Alexandra 5 years ago

    Although I completed this challenge today, I will catch up tonight. I am all in. Thanks.

  118. Michelle 5 years ago

    Day 1 & 2 done! A little behind 😉

  119. Hilary 5 years ago

    I joined late- but Day 1 done!

  120. Kristen 5 years ago

    Where did you get the pink tank top in the video? Your outfits are SO cute! I teach almost daily at our local athletic club/gym and I need some fresh outfits.

  121. Kimberlee 5 years ago

    Day 1 complete! The burn feels SO good after one year of not working out. (2 months postpartum)

  122. Patty 5 years ago

    Finished yesterday at 6:00am. It felt great even though it was so early

  123. Sandra 5 years ago

    I’m starting a day late, but doing two workouts to catch up. Day 1 completed!

  124. Carli 5 years ago

    Whew that pulsing burned! Is pulsing ok for the knees? Is it bad to go too low with squats?

  125. Michele 5 years ago

    A bit behind because I’m down Under!! But that was great thanks Robin ?

  126. Kendra 5 years ago

    Hi Robin!

    For some reason I didn’t receive day 2 through my email. Is there something I should be doing?

    • Robin Long 5 years ago

      You can view it on the blog if the emails don’t get to your inbox. Spam filters are a pain sometimes. 🙂 You can see it by clicking on “home” at the top of the page. Enjoy!

  127. Tiffany 5 years ago

    Loved the leg workout. I could feel my muscles working. Good start. 🙂

  128. Lanette 5 years ago

    Two days behind but completed Day One! Joined reluctantly but I think I may actually be able to handle this. That DID burn! Holy moly. I am outta shape!

  129. Sarah 5 years ago

    I am joining a few days late, but I just finished day 1! I have never done any kind of pilates before, and I am so excited to try it out. These seems like a great way to get started.

  130. PilatesMom 5 years ago

    Two days past workout and still feel it in my Quads! I am curious to repeat Day One at the end to see if it is any better per your suggestion! Started late but trying to keep up with the schedule. Thanks!

  131. Kendra 5 years ago

    First day back! Thanks Robin?

  132. natasha cantone 5 years ago

    First day back after being down with a cold. Love these 10 min workouts!

  133. linda 5 years ago

    Loved day 1 … my legs are like rubber but feel awesome too! now for a cup of tea 🙂

  134. Melanie 5 years ago

    Hi, I have only received the one workout? Day 1.. thereafter nothing other than save the date. Is this not a daily challenge?

    • Robin Long 5 years ago

      Hi Melanie!

      This challenge was run live in March. We are in the process of making it so that the emails will be available moving forward as well. But for now, feel free to use all of the workouts here on the blog! 🙂

  135. Karen 5 years ago

    Got her done! I did an extra 10 min. of Side lying Leg series just because.

  136. Valerie 5 years ago

    I completed the first day!

  137. Sylvia Corzato 5 years ago

    Day 1 Accomplished! This is going to be great, thanks Robin ☺

  138. Sara 4 years ago

    I did the first day!

  139. Susan 4 years ago

    Day 1 done ?
    I forget to breathe and tips?

  140. Erin 4 years ago

    First day done!!!! Legs are on fire!!!

  141. Allison 4 years ago

    First day done! Perfect for me since I have a 4 month old baby and 3 year old twins-no time for anything. And my body had not bounced back as quickly this time!
    Thanks Robin!

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      Robin Long 4 years ago

      OH Allison! I can only imagine how busy you are!! Remember something is ALWAYS better than nothing. 5 minutes is worth celebrating. You can do this!

  142. Sherry 4 years ago

    Thanks, Robin! The 3 intro videos and Day 1 video were all very well done. You’re very good at walking a beginner (me) through the classes. Looking forward to the next 29 days.

  143. Jamie 4 years ago

    Done!! Feeling the burn.

  144. Megan Lloyd 4 years ago

    Just finished day 1! thanks for doing this 🙂

  145. sarie 4 years ago

    Day one done 🙂

  146. Kam 4 years ago

    Day #1 completed! Yay!

  147. Liz 3 years ago

    Day 1 and DONE! I may be a little sore tomorrow!

  148. Valerie 2 years ago

    Day 1 is done! See you tomorrow!

  149. Rachel 11 months ago

    Day 1 complete. Can’t post on Twitter though. Thanks Robkn😊

  150. Alison 1 week ago

    Day 1 was pretty good thanx

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