Day #7 + a GIVEAWAY!

What did you think of yesterday’s ab workout? Challenging huh? Don’t worry. It will get easier as you get stronger. All you have to do is keep moving forward. Little by little, day by day. If there’s one thing I know for sure…Pilates works.


Before we dive in to today’s workout it’s my pleasure to announce our second giveaway! My incredibly generous friends at Athleta have offered ANOTHER $150.00 gift card to one lucky Balanced Life Beauty!

And to sweeten the deal I’m throwing in a FULL SCHOLARSHIP to The Pilates Body Program that kicks off on June 15th. It will be a perfect way to continue your Pilates training and take it one step further with healthy eating, community support and one on one coaching from yours truly.

The Pilates Body Program is my flagship 6 week online Pilates + nutrition program.

It includes:

  • 6 weeks of full-length Pilates videos (yours to keep forever)
  • a nourishing 6 week meal plan
  • unlimited email coaching and interaction
  • access to a private Facebook group to support you on your journey

“Finding time to workout while maintaining a full time job, and caring for a home, social life, and marriage is really hard. Robin’s 40-minute sculpting workouts made it so MANAGEABLE (one of my favorite words during the program). Also, the workouts were no joke — despite the length, every one packed a lot of power. I loved that. I also began to LOOK FORWARD to working out because I found Robin’s demeanor to be very life giving and nurturing.

It’s difficult to put into words how uplifting the program was to me. My husband started noticing Week 1 that I was smiling more. I also noticed that I was pulling out old clothes that I hadn’t worn in months (or years!). I felt like I gained a new wardrobe without spending more money.

The PBP is well worth the investment. The program is complete and I’m still doing the workouts. Robin is a gem. Being given the opportunity to be under her watch and care was a gift. I need the extra push mixed with gentle reminders to exercise grace.” -Christina B.

You can read more about it HERE.

the pilates body program


  • Share the image that I’ll post this morning to my social media accounts on Instagram, Twitter and/or Facebook   (also above).
  • Tag me, Athleta and  #pilatessummerseries.
  • Continue to complete the daily check-ins using the #pilatessummerseries hashtag throughout the week. EVERY post counts as an entry. Post as many times as you’d like!

(and good news: all of your past entries will continue to count towards this and future giveaways)

Good luck!


Let’s workout…

Today we’re sculpting long, lean legs with a special focus on the inner thighs. Can I get an amen? 🙂

Remember to focus on lengthening your body throughout the entire series. Draw your waist in, lengthen the neck and breathe, no matter what body part you’re focusing on. Pilates should always be complete coordination of body and mind.


Today’s Check-In: See giveaway details above. I hope you win! (note: this giveaway has been closed)



PS – Have you tried The Balanced Life Green Smoothie yet? It would be a great healthy boost in your day. 🙂






Inner Twist Hoodie in White

Double Dare Bra in Coral Sunset

X’s & O’s Capri in Flint (on sale!)

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. Clothing generously provided by Athleta.

  1. Liz S. 7 years ago

    Really felt this workout in my inner thighs, obliques, and hips/hip flexors; awesome! Today’s workout is among my favorite so far in the series.

    Happy Tuesday!

    • Robin Long 7 years ago

      Yes, the obliques got good work today too didn’t they? It’s really all full body when you’re doing it right isn’t it? 🙂

  2. heather 7 years ago

    I have absolutely loved all your workouts! Thank you for making it easy to work Pilate’s into my busy schedule. 🙂 Have a great day!

    • Robin Long 7 years ago

      So glad to hear that! It’s my pleasure. I love doing what I can to help 🙂

  3. Christina Gathright 7 years ago

    Loved this inner thigh workout Robin! These workouts are my favorite way to start my day 🙂

    • Robin Long 7 years ago

      I love that you’re starting your day with them! Keep up the great work. xo

  4. Lindsay 7 years ago

    So good! That last round when we were circling our feet about did me in! Loving this series, Robin. Thank you!

  5. Kelly V. 7 years ago

    Loved today’s workout!

  6. Anne 7 years ago

    Glad no one looked in my window this morning. Again found it challenging and makes me want to do more. Thanks

    • Robin Long 7 years ago

      Haha, nice to be able to workout in private sometimes isn’t it? So glad you’re feeling motivated!

  7. k8 7 years ago

    That was intense, but good intense!

  8. Cara 7 years ago

    I enjoyed today’s exercises outside!

  9. Elsbeth 7 years ago

    I love all these workouts so much! It’s the perfect way to wind down after a long day away from home. Now if only summer could come for certain to Norway, I’d try doing it in my garden. 😀

    Also, today’s workout was especially good. My legs were shaking! <3


    • Robin Long 7 years ago

      The Pilates noodle legs 🙂 Glad you’re enjoying it. Hope it warms up for you soon!

  10. sarah 7 years ago

    Wow! what a burn! my thighs are loving this workout!

  11. Carrie 7 years ago

    Todays exercise was great! I would be so embarrassed if anyone besides my kids was watching me! Very challenging, but in a good way. Thanks!!!


  12. Pam 7 years ago

    Great workout! Thanks

  13. Valerie 7 years ago

    Thanks for the inner thigh workout, I love that my core gets exercise at the same time! 🙂 #PilatesSummerSeries

  14. Lei D. 7 years ago

    Crazy day, but glad to end it with this workout for my hardest to tone area!

  15. shanetana 7 years ago

    my day just ended with a total thigh burner! thanks robin

  16. Em 7 years ago

    I am in Australia so this is the Pilates winter series for me! Loving it!

  17. Betsy 7 years ago

    Way to burn! Completed this and the day 4 booty video. Fantastic!

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