4 reasons why 15-minute workouts really work

If 15-minute workouts seem too good to be true, let me tell you – I used to be just as skeptical as you are right now. 

Short workouts go against everything I knew about burning calories and getting results.

But over the past five years, I have coached thousands of women through my online Pilates programs that focus on short, at-home Pilates workouts. And the results have been INCREDIBLE. 🙌🏼

Reasons why 15 minute workouts really work // The Balanced Life

1 // 15-Minute Workouts Remove the Mental Hurdle

Short workouts are realistic, practical, and mentally easy to say “yes” to.  Knowing you only have to do 15 minutes removes the mental block that often keeps us from working out, and we’re less likely to skip workouts. You can always find 15 minutes, no matter how busy you are.

2 // 15-Minute Workouts Get You Started

Getting started is the hardest part, right? Once you get started and remember how good it feels to exercise, you’ll feel motivated to keep going.  Whether you do 15 minutes or end up doing 30 minutes, you will feel accomplished and motivated to do it again the next day.

15 minutes workouts can change the way you exercise. Find out how at The Balanced Life.

3 // 15-Minute Workouts Can Be Just as Effective as Longer Workouts

Research shows that short workouts can be just as effective, if not more effective, than longer workouts. This has become increasingly apparent with the popularity of high intensity interval training, but it can be true for Pilates too.

With 15 minutes, you are more focused on your form, muscle activation, and alignment, which is worth far more than an hour of sloppy, tired movement.  

Additionally, after just 15 minutes, you will feel more energized, connected to your body, refreshed, and committed to making better choices throughout the day.

4 // 15-Minute Workouts Improve Consistency

If you struggle with consistency, you’re not alone. No matter how busy you are, how far your day goes off course, or how many excuses you come up with, you can ALWAYS find 15 minutes.

Exercising for 15 minutes every day over a long period of time is more effective for overall mental and physical health than exercising for an hour each day but not sticking to it for longer than a few days or weeks. 

This is good news, isn’t it?

This may change the way you view exercise...4 reasons why 15 minute workouts work! // Free pilates workouts from The Balanced Life

I have seen it with myself and I have seen it with my clients. Spending just 15 minutes on your mat is absolutely worth it and can absolutely bring results.

Ready for some quick + effective workouts? Check out my YouTube channel for some workouts you’re going to love!

And, make sure you’re on The Sisterhood waitlist, so you can hop in the next time we open enrollment! 🙂


  1. Michelle 3 months ago

    Great advice! Having smaller time commitments is much more achievable for everyone especially those just starting to incorporate regular exercise.

  2. Lynn Altomari 3 months ago

    I love the shorter 15 minute workouts. As a newbie these are the best way to begin a program

  3. Aweaome advice Robin 💛💙💜❤️

  4. Lynne 3 months ago

    Can’t wait to start as a complete beginner on Monday.

  5. zealous health 3 months ago

    thanks for posting we get information to improve our physical attitude through this article
    15 mins daily exercise can change your life thank you for this information

  6. Margaret Cologne-Brookes 2 months ago

    So much easier to manage 15 minutes as soon as I get home from work.

  7. mtc1121 2 months ago

    The 15 minute workouts is what drew me to the program and I’ve been a member for one year. This is the longest I have ever stuck with a workout program. Love Pilates!

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