5-Day Pilates Jumpstart // Day 2: Arms + Back

Enrollment for The Balanced Life Sisterhood is now closed. CLICK HERE to sign up for our waitlist and we’ll notify you when it’s open again!

How are you feeling after yesterday’s workout?

I hope you were reminded just how GOOD Pilates makes you feel. Even when it’s hard, it still feels good to know you’re taking steps to build strength and get healthy, doesn’t it?

If you’re ready for today’s workout, skip down for the link.

But if you need a little encouragement, here’s one thing I need you to know…

Modifying is not cheating.

  • Your body will feel different each day. Some days strong, some days less strong. And that’s okay.
  • It’s important to listen to your body and know that you don’t have to do everything exactly as I’m doing on screen to get results.
  • As much as this challenge is about you getting strong, it’s also about you making a strong connection between your body and mind. The most important thing is that you get on your mat and move your body. 

Modifying does not mean less results. In fact, when done right, modifying can lead to BETTER results. 

Following modifications that I provide in the videos is a smart and effective way to help you build strength and work toward your goals. 


This Workout is now available exclusively to members of The Balanced Life Sisterhood! CLICK HERE to sign up for our waitlist and we’ll notify you when it’s open again!


Today’s 15-minute Pilates routine is designed to sculpt your arms and strengthen your back. 

You’ll end the workout feeling stronger, taller, and ready to take on your day!

Commit to finding 15 minutes to get this done today. I know you can do it!

 xo,

PS – If you’re on Instagram, you can connect with me there too! Click here to find my profile and use #5daypilatesjumpstart so I can find your photos and cheer you on. 🙂

What I’m wearing:

Athleta Foothill Tank // Salutation Stash Pocket 7/8 Tight

102 Comments
  1. E davies 3 weeks ago

    Did not get day 1

    • Kay 3 weeks ago

      I did not get Day 1 either.

  2. Tracey 3 weeks ago

    The video link is not attached 🤭🥰

    • Teddi Lamons 3 weeks ago

      Hi Tracey! You can find the workout link in this blog post, right below the photo of Robin in blue font. 🙂

  3. Delia 3 weeks ago

    I did not get day 1 either

  4. Nan 3 weeks ago

    I didn’t get the video link for day 1 and 2.

    • Nan 3 weeks ago

      I didn’t get the video link for day 1 and 2.

  5. SeelyB 3 weeks ago

    You clearly have a distribution issue. I did not get day 1 either, although I did receive all the daily promotional emails leading up to it. Suggest you resend day 1 – thank you.

    • Teddi Lamons 3 weeks ago

      Hi there! Our email provider had a technical glitch with certain email domains yesterday—not great timing! 🙂 You should have received Days 1 and 2 today – if you didn’t check your spam folder just in case. If it’s not in there, feel free to send us a message to [email protected] so we can see what’s going on. And, you can always find the workouts on our blog. Thank you for your patience as we do our best to accommodate technical errors that are beyond our control! ❤
      https://thebalancedlifeonline.com/blog/

  6. Andi 3 weeks ago

    I did not receive video link for day 3

    • Teddi Lamons 3 weeks ago

      Hi Andi! Day 3’s workout will be released tomorrow morning! 🙂

  7. Pat Harper 3 weeks ago

    Did not get day 1, received day 2 but video link not working.

    • Teddi Lamons 3 weeks ago

      Hi Pat! You can find all the workouts on our blog. YouTube had a glitch last night, and the links weren’t working properly, but they should be back up and running this morning. You can see them on this blog post! 🙂 Thank you for your patience!

  8. Lotraine Joseph 3 weeks ago

    Did not get day 1 and no link to day 2. But yes got all the prom lead up stuff. Hmmmm is this just a scam to get my details

    • carla 3 weeks ago

      No I think this is a genuine problem. I’ve signed up for sooo mamy of these through the hears and this has never happened before, and also I’ve never been spammed by the Balanced Life or in anyway mistreated. I can’t get to the video either, so I think there’s a technical issue.

      • Teddi Lamons 3 weeks ago

        Hi ladies! Thank you SO much for your patience! Our email provider AND YouTube experienced glitches yesterday, causing all sorts of problems when we tried to get the Day 1 and 2 workouts to you. Those have since resolved, and you should be able to access both workouts this morning. Thank you so much for your patience as we work around these glitches that are outside of our control! <3

  9. Joanne 3 weeks ago

    I didn’t receive first workout and second email doesn’t have working link

    • Teddi Lamons 3 weeks ago

      Hi Joanne! There was a glitch within YouTube yesterday, but it should be resolved today! 🙂

  10. Pat Harper 3 weeks ago

    Sorry first reply not correct. Did not get Day 1 have checked spam and trash not there, I have received day 2 and opened that so looking forward to doing that this evening. But would love to receive Day 1. Thanks

  11. Tina 3 weeks ago

    Hi, have not received 1 & 2 workouts 🤔 X

    • Teddi Lamons 3 weeks ago

      Hi Tina! If you haven’t received the emails, be sure to check your spam folder and promotions tab, as they sometimes hide in there. If they aren’t in there, send us a message to [email protected] so we can see what’s going on. 🙂 Thanks for your patience!

      • Tina 3 weeks ago

        Got all 3 videos so far and really enjoying them. Thank you. 😄

  12. Elgiz Perera 3 weeks ago

    No video in this link :((

    • Teddi Lamons 3 weeks ago

      Hi Elgiz! There was a glitch within YouTube yesterday, but it is resolved this morning, so you should see the link above. 🙂

  13. Maureen 3 weeks ago

    I don’t have videos in day 2

    • Teddi Lamons 3 weeks ago

      Hi Maureen! There was a glitch within YouTube yesterday, but it is resolved this morning, so you should see the link above. Thank you for your patience! 🙂

  14. Carol Cullen 3 weeks ago

    Received day 1 all good. Day 2 video will not play please can you resend. Correct link.

    • Teddi Lamons 3 weeks ago

      Hi Carol! There was a glitch within YouTube yesterday, but it is resolved this morning, so you should see the link above. Thank you for your patience! 🙂

  15. Zahida 3 weeks ago

    No day 2 workout

    • Teddi Lamons 3 weeks ago

      Hi Zahida! There was a glitch within YouTube yesterday, but it is resolved this morning, so you should see the link above. Thank you for your patience! 🙂

  16. Caz Haynes 3 weeks ago

    Day 2 not recieved

    • Shelly Goguen 3 weeks ago

      Oh bummer, I got the email, but no workout video.

      • Teddi Lamons 3 weeks ago

        Hi ladies! There was a glitch within YouTube yesterday, but it is resolved this morning, so you should see the link above. Thank you for your patience! 🙂

  17. Audrey Bryce 3 weeks ago

    Received the email for day 2 but no video link

  18. Debbie 3 weeks ago

    Received day 1 and all the info r day 2 but no video

  19. Angela 3 weeks ago

    I have not received the video link for day 1 or 3.

  20. Lesley Maw 3 weeks ago

    I have both video’s – you have to read the text to get the link. Whether I can do them is another matter!!! the lying down to sitting up thing and reaching forwards – aagghh

  21. MRS R NAYAK 3 weeks ago

    No video link for day 2

  22. Shirley 3 weeks ago

    Hi
    Sorry there isn’t a link for day 2
    Enjoyed day one

  23. Quernvic 3 weeks ago

    I have received both day 1&2.completed both but have found some elements difficult! I will persevere and am enjoying spending 15 mins in ME😎

  24. Cheryl 3 weeks ago

    No video for day two!!!

  25. Gwen Finnigan 3 weeks ago

    No video for day 2

  26. Fran 3 weeks ago

    Rubbish as no day two!

  27. Jennifer Amrhein 3 weeks ago

    Completed day 1. Was sent day 2 but link is not working.

  28. Christine 3 weeks ago

    No option to press play here

  29. Pam 3 weeks ago

    Can’t find the link?

  30. Kathleen Lister 3 weeks ago

    The video for day 1 & 2 wouldn’t play.

  31. Ana 3 weeks ago

    Did not receive link for day 2.

  32. Ali 3 weeks ago

    Both day one and day two emails have links for me. On the email, before the ending signed Robin xo it says CLICK HERE. Hope that helps people!

  33. Joan Young 3 weeks ago

    I got day 1, no link gor day 2

    • Joan 3 weeks ago

      I did find day 2 directly on you tube

  34. Ana 3 weeks ago

    I did receive the link to the video and was able to do it.

  35. Stacey G Urbanz 3 weeks ago

    You can find all the videos on the Balanced Life YouTube channel!

  36. Lore 3 weeks ago

    Day 1 i receieved. It was great. Day 2 i received the email but when I pushed on tbe video it gave me this page . No video. Good thing…i slept in. Lol. Looking forward tk trying it yonight after work though!! Resend ot PLEASE!!

    LORE

  37. Renee 3 weeks ago

    Didn’t get the video link for day 2!!! Really excited to get it!!

  38. Darlene 3 weeks ago

    I did receive Day 1 video but not Day 2. The email came through but when I selected the video, it did not play.

  39. Rose Bellehumeur 3 weeks ago

    Didn’t get video for Day 2 either.

  40. Anne Jones 3 weeks ago

    Day 2 email received but no video attached

  41. Kerry 3 weeks ago

    No video received for Day 2 which is a shame as enjoyed Day1 !

  42. Melissa 3 weeks ago

    I didn’t get day 1, and now no video for day 2.

  43. Amy 3 weeks ago

    Hi Robin and team. I did not get the day 1 link and the day 2 link does not work. Thanks.

  44. Teresa 3 weeks ago

    Received day 1 late and no video link for day 2.
    I don’t receive by emails, I have to search for them on FB ?

  45. Kristen 3 weeks ago

    You can also just search for her video on YouTube!!! She is posting the entire challenge there!!

  46. Tracy 3 weeks ago

    No video for day 2. Enjoyed day 1 so much I it
    did once in the morning and once in the evening.

  47. Carol 3 weeks ago

    I cut and pasted the link that was here and it worked.

    http://youtu.be/TV0QnQgu_Gs

  48. Suzanne 3 weeks ago

    I got Day one but day two’s work out video is not their.

  49. Annette Eastman 3 weeks ago

    No video for day 2!! I got up at 6:30!am to do it before work 😞

  50. Judy 3 weeks ago

    Hi I’m still looking forward to my day 2. The video link does not connect to the video. It only sent me to the comment page. I’m still looking forward to my workout today. Thanks for putting this exercise forum up for everyone to benefit.

  51. Susanne Kavanagh 3 weeks ago

    So far this Jumpstart experience has been a classic fail, (no links rec’d that work). Checked browser and spam, not the issue. Based on the other comments, this seems to be a “thing”. I invited friends to join this, now I feel embarrassed I did. Someone needs to step up and fix this so there is a more stable experience for users, very disappointing.

    • Susanne 3 weeks ago

      Thank you to the people that sent the YouTube links, I was able to send it to my friends. The click here does not provide a link as one person stated. Not sure what the issue is, but better communication is needed, it’s taken longer than the 15 minute workout to resolve the technical issues ;). However, the workouts, once you get into them, are good!

      • Teddi Lamons 3 weeks ago

        Hi Susanne! We are so sorry for the technical issues – they can be so frustrating! Yesterday, there were glitches within both our email provider AND YouTube, causing all sorts of problems. Both have been resolved, and we are hoping that the rest of the week is glitch-free. Thank you for your patience as our team is doing our best to get the workouts to each of you, despite these glitches that are outside of our control. <3

  52. Cindi Zavaleta 3 weeks ago

    I didn’t get the video link

  53. Judy 3 weeks ago

    Ok I just did my day 2 workout from this link http://youtu.be/TVoQnQgn_Gs. Enjoy everyone.

  54. Mary McCoy 3 weeks ago

    Got Day 1 link but not Day 2.

  55. Patti 3 weeks ago

    Day 1 came and was a good workout! Day 2 there was not a link for the video. I went to YouTube and found Day 2. Excellent workout. My wrists started hurting in the tricep exercise toward the end, what am I doing wrong?

    • Teddi Lamons 3 weeks ago

      Hi Patti! I’m so glad you enjoyed the workout! This is a common thing for lots of us, as this position for our wrists is new and unnatural. Try the tricep dips from the edge of a couch, chair, or table as your wrists become stronger and more flexible. 🙂 Keep up the great work!

  56. Ashley Schaap 3 weeks ago

    The links for both days worked for me. There’s a Click Here for Video link right before her sign off at the end of this post.

    Thanks for the challenge, Robin, I’m in the sisterhood but a daily, measurable challenge is always a good kickstart back into daily pilates practice.

  57. Cindy Anderson 3 weeks ago

    Never received Day 1 nor a link to Day 2 😢

  58. Janice 3 weeks ago

    I didn’t receive day 1 😞

  59. Kathleen 3 weeks ago

    Finished day 2 I could not do the tummy one

  60. Teddi Lamons 3 weeks ago

    Hi everyone! Thank you for your patience as we are working our way around glitches within YouTube! The link was unable last night, but the issue has been resolved, so you should see the link above now. We’re so grateful for each one of you, and we’re cheering you on!! 🙂

  61. Shann 3 weeks ago

    Loved that!

  62. Lindalee Johnson 3 weeks ago

    Got both 1st and 2nd days. Love doing the challenges even though I’m in the Sisterhood!
    Thx Robin!

  63. Marcia J Lind 3 weeks ago

    That was great. Thank you

  64. Christiane Michaud 3 weeks ago

    I have not recv’d day 1 🙂

  65. Martin 3 weeks ago

    I have day 1,2,3 but I am finding the the video is playing with stops as if buffering, is this just me?

    • Teddi Lamons 2 weeks ago

      Hi there! To resolve this issue, it might be helpful to lower the quality of the video – you can do so by clicking on the gear icon on the video. I hope that helps! 🙂

  66. Sue 3 weeks ago

    Just finished day two on day three. It’s amazing even when doing fewer reps correctly the results are automatically felt. Another great work out. Now on to do day three.

  67. Dawn 2 weeks ago

    I signed up late did day 1 yesterday did day 2 and 3 today this is my 1st time doing palates loving it so far

  68. Kym 2 weeks ago

    I’m loving these workouts! So good and I can feel the difference! Just wondering if these exercises are safe to do after the first trimester of pregnancy because of the ab work that’s part of it?

    • Teddi Lamons 2 weeks ago

      Hi Kym! I’m so glad you’re loving the workouts! The workouts in this challenge are not specifically prenatal-friendly and need to be modified after the first trimester. If you have a solid understanding of Pilates prenatal modifications, you could certainly give it a try! Always remember to listen to your body and ask your physician first. 🙂

      • Kym 2 weeks ago

        Thanks for that! After I asked the question I found the prenatal video workouts 👍🏻 They will be handy!

  69. Julie 2 weeks ago

    Just finished day 1 and day 2. Theses are fantastic. A real challenge and in a good way!

  70. Josie Yearall 2 weeks ago

    I feel conned slightly. No day 3,4,5 video link and now cant access 1 and 2. I thought this was a free 5 day course. I very much enjoyed 1 and 2 and thought that as this was a free offer i could continue using it to be sure this was for me. Thats not whats happened. Conned slightly.

    • Teddi Lamons 2 weeks ago

      Hi Josie! I’m so sorry you missed the challenge! We ran the live challenge last week, and now all the workouts are in The Sisterhood’s workout library. Let me know if you have any other questions! 🙂

  71. Mary 2 weeks ago

    I have received all the emails..but unfortunately was not able to view any of the videos. Unable to access any video.
    Some emails did not have a link.
    Do these videos expire after the 5day free course?
    Very disappointed! I did not get to experience thus Pilate’s 5 Day free course.
    Please resend to me if at all possible.
    Thank You!

  72. Mary 2 weeks ago

    Josie,
    I’m feeling the same way here..sheesshh

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