30-Day Pilates Body Challenge: Day #14 (abs)

30 day challenge thumb day 14

Hi Beauties!

Are you ready for another week of strength-building Pilates?

If you’re still with me you should be SO proud of yourself. Not everyone could hang. But you’re still here and you’re getting stronger by the day. You CAN finish this. I believe in you.

Today’s ab workout will get your blood pumping and leave you feeling refreshed and energized.



For a tired neck: rest your head on the mat or a folded towel instead of lifting up into a chest lift.

For “thread the needle”: keep your bottom knee resting on the mat like a kickstand OR skip the twist and just hold a side plank.

Daily Check-In: Sleep is one of the most over-looked components of a healthy, balanced life. Sleep affects EVERYTHING. Make it a goal to get an extra half hour of sleep tonight and then check-in to let me know how it went. 🙂

(and click here to see the surprising way lack of sleep may be leading to weight gain…)



PS – Be sure to check back tomorrow for your next workout AND a favorite recipe. 🙂

  1. Alicia 5 years ago


  2. Wanda 5 years ago

    Great abs workout!!! Day 14 completed… Yay feeling good.

  3. Jenny 5 years ago


  4. Lynne 5 years ago

    Done, but will need to come back to this to be able to get the full benefit. I am feeling stronger!

  5. Tabetha Hedrick 5 years ago

    I haven’t been posting regularly, but I haven’t missed a day and have been enjoying it so much. I’ve come to the conclusion that I AM a pilates/yoga girl. 🙂

  6. Jenni 5 years ago

    That felt good! Thank you!

  7. Barbara 5 years ago

    I did the Sunday stretch before hand…great workout! I lost it treading the needle the same place you did, Robin, lol. Thanks!

  8. Kate 5 years ago

    Loving this email every morning! Appreciate her encouragement and how it doesn’t need to be perfect (ever! 🙂 ) Thank you!

  9. Kendra 5 years ago


  10. Sherry McG 5 years ago

    Out of town for Friday to Sunday with my daughter and a busy, fun 3yr old grandson. Back home and accomplished Day 14 ! Glad I’m back to this program….

  11. Claire 5 years ago

    Might not be posting photos each day but I’m still here!!! Would just like to say I’ve just done my first full proper side planks with threading that needle for first time in years!!! Getting stronger and loving it, thank you lovely xxx

  12. Lori 5 years ago


  13. SHARON 5 years ago

    I’m enjoying this challenge / I’m not posting dailey either but I’m still here! Thanks!!!

  14. Kate McFarland 5 years ago

    Love the challenge of today, thanks Robin!

  15. Amanda 5 years ago

    Thanks for keeping the exercises fresh Robin. It makes the workout so enjoyable! Day 14 Done.

  16. Deva 5 years ago

    14 days and still here. Thank you Robin.

  17. Jonnie Sue Klukas 5 years ago

    Done x 2
    Loved this one
    Thank you

  18. Jennifer 5 years ago


  19. Vanessa 5 years ago

    Another day done! Abs feeling sore.

  20. Debbie Borthwick 5 years ago

    Mixed up today with my new job, but I finally got this in. Thanks Robin.

  21. Lauralh05 5 years ago

    Still here although I haven’t posted daily. Enjoyed this one, may work in a stretch routine tonight too. Feeling good!

  22. Roxann Brouwer 5 years ago

    First day of Girls On The Run, then dinner and finally Day 14. Thank you for the workout!

  23. Patty 5 years ago

    Day#14 Done.
    Monday is my gym day, also swam 2/3 mile, cardio kick class and stronger class. Nice day- walked the dog 45 min.

  24. Tania 5 years ago

    Day #14 done! Love the exercises and how you are so encouraging!

  25. Judy 5 years ago


  26. Traci 5 years ago


  27. Maggie 5 years ago

    Done. Thank you!

  28. Erin 5 years ago

    Done thank you 🙂

  29. Kelly 5 years ago

    Mother of 7 daughters who does not like exercise….LOVES this challenge. Even homeschooling 7 children, I can find time to do this. In fact I’m actually looking forward to it each day. Thank you!

    • Robin Long 5 years ago

      Woo hoo! I love hearing this Kelly! Keep up the great work. 🙂

  30. Nina Casey 5 years ago

    Side planks – aargh!!!! Am adding these to my everyday as they need a bit of work 😉

  31. Rhonda 5 years ago

    I’m back I was away last week was only able to do Wednesday and Thursdays . Our wifi at hotel was terrible.so I’m going to try to get a couple days in at a time to get back on track which was my mentors idea to catch up. So here goes I have missed my daily workouts.

  32. Debra 5 years ago


  33. Shea Murphy 5 years ago

    I got so busy yesterday but I caught up today and did day 15 after today’s stretch video and I feel wonderful! I don’t like the feeling of missing a day, it feels like something is missing now! Loving this challenge and feeling wonderful!

  34. sheila.ferguson 2 years ago

    day 14 done!!

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