Mind Body Pilates Challenge // Day 5

Hi Beauties!

After 4 days of hard work, today’s 15-minute Pilates routine is designed to help you stretch & relax.

Doesn’t that sound delightful?

I’ll lead you through tension-busting stretches and simple exercises to improve flexibility, release stress, and increase blood flow.

You’ll end this workout feeling refreshed, renewed, and ready to take on the day!

Today’s mindfulness assignment is one of my favorites!

Keep up the great work!

xo,

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What I’m Wearing:

Athleta Meshblock Pocket Salutation Tight (similar) // Athleta Transcendence Support Tank (similar)

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48 Comments
  1. Terri 3 months ago

    Hi Robin.i have tried to do the videos,but I had triple hernia surgery recently. I need to work on legs,arms.Are there any exercises I can do? Thank You.

    • Elisabeth Callahan 3 months ago

      Hi Terri! Robin can’t give personalized advice as she knows every body is different. We recommend that you check with your medical provider and surgeon to get cleared to do exercise, specifically Pilates. We are wishing you a quick and complete recovery! 🙂

  2. Jan 3 months ago

    Have struggled with days as I have arthritis and cannot sustain some of the positions – loved day 1 and 5

    • Elisabeth Callahan 3 months ago

      Great job sticking with us, Jan. Just do what you can and keep going! We are cheering for you. 🙂

  3. Cheryl Westrick 3 months ago

    The stretches were great!

  4. Donna 3 months ago

    I needed that. Thanks!

  5. Sarah 3 months ago

    Not been able to exercise the last 2 days – terrible pain in my lower back. Seeing a physio on Monday.
    Shame as I thought I was reasonably fit before I started Pilates. Think the roll ups were my downfall

    • Cathy 3 months ago

      Love the work out
      Thank you for creating this wonderful fifteen minutes of my day

    • Elisabeth Callahan 3 months ago

      Sorry to hear this, Sarah. Please do stop doing the exercises if you are in pain. Hope you get some relief after your appointment on Monday. Take care as you heal!

  6. Brenda 3 months ago

    I need to do these relaxing stretches daily! Wow!

  7. Vicki 3 months ago

    Great stretches. Did not realize the tention I held or lack of flexibility. Thank you

  8. Helenor 3 months ago

    Good workout thank you Robin xx

  9. Denise Morin 3 months ago

    Good workout, love those stretches!

  10. Nilaja Whitaker 3 months ago

    Totally needed this stretch🙏🏾💕!! Act of kindness is going down🙌🏾!!

  11. Jenny 3 months ago

    Love the stretches. Thank you

  12. Tess Kirk 3 months ago

    love these stretches – day 5 complete. thank you

  13. Sue 3 months ago

    Hi Robin
    Just completed day 5 yes I too loved the gentle stretches really needed this as like many others I too suffer from osteoarthritis and Laos the roll ups did pull on my lower back seen some information you put on regarding the rolled towel so will try this.

    Just realised I sent you a PM before, saying thank you for putting on this challenge for myself and others to achieve at home so this was my act of kindness to you for today.

  14. Diane 3 months ago

    Stretches were great this morning as I was a little sore from the previous 4 days. I did some extra stretches on my own. 😀👍

  15. Jolene 3 months ago

    The stretching was awesome and needed today!!! Thank you so much for putting on this challenge!!!
    I am loving it!!!

  16. Angela 3 months ago

    Loved the stretching today, thankyou 🌻. This morning I planted a couple of roses for an elderly neighbour and gave her a jar of my red currant jelly. 😇

  17. Janet Foote 3 months ago

    Started the day with Day 4’s workout, fixed a yummy breakfast for my husband and son who was leaving to head home from a visit. Took a nice walk and ended with today’s workout! Grateful!!

  18. Kelly Stephens 3 months ago

    Thank you so much for the stretches. I honestly needed it. I have a real busy life and it’s the only 15 minutes i get just for me. I appreciate your workouts very much.

    Thank you kindly,

    Kelly

  19. Stella 3 months ago

    Thank you! Couldn’t do Day 4 yesterday but I got it done today with Day 5, that was so awesome combining the two, one following the other. I am really lacking flexibility especially tight hip flexors. Thank you for your workouts👏🤛👍🏃‍♀️I am a runner with some sore knee ligaments…MCL …not sure how badly torn but it’s taking ALL SUMMER to heal, and I’ve got a marathon to run in Toronto next month😱

  20. Annie 3 months ago

    Great stretches really enjoyed that. Liked the one with weight’s, made roll ups more manageable. Thankyou.

  21. Lin Reller 3 months ago

    Loved the stretches, they were just what I needed! Thanks for all your encouraging words, it really makes me look forward to tomorrow’s session!

  22. Linda Long 3 months ago

    Half way done!!! Really good stretches. Can feel myself getting more flexible

  23. Lilly Petru 3 months ago

    Day 5-I like the hip flexor stretch and the mermaid stretch . Thank you , it feels good.

  24. Elisha 3 months ago

    Another great session. Stretching felt great!

  25. Deborah Robinson 3 months ago

    Great relaxation! Thanks
    I think I will pay a surprise visit to my granddaughter.

  26. Lena O'Reilly 3 months ago

    Thank you Robin today’s session was really good after the other challenging sessions.
    Completed day 5 which I think I will complete after every session as a cool down.
    My act of kindness is to take my daughters dog out with us on our dog walks .
    Thank you lena

  27. Heather 3 months ago

    5 done

  28. Rose Henderson 3 months ago

    So good. Thank you, Rob8n! I will write a letter to my out of state elderly friend.

  29. Kathy in the UK 3 months ago

    Day 5
    How lovely, gentle and calming….mmmmm….ready to zzzzzzz xxx

  30. Denise 3 months ago

    Thank you for this challenge! Today’s stretch was perfect for sore muscles and relaxation

  31. Maz 3 months ago

    Fantastic even with sore back through falling down stairs I’m 62 but just about keeping up with the regime although not stretching as much just doing what I can. Thank you so much xxxx

  32. Linda 3 months ago

    Thank you again. I am so glad I decided to go ahead with your sessions . I am truly enjoying learning new things & also getting stronger too. Great workout again x

  33. Anna Bernier 3 months ago

    Hi Robin loved the stretching today. For my kindness I put a card in a neighbor’s mailbox that it is her birthday tomorrow. I am sure she will be smiling.

  34. Patty valitchka 3 months ago

    What a great way to end this week, thank you! This felt great, love these sessions❤

  35. Marisa 3 months ago

    Wonderful stretch!! Thank you for Day 5!

  36. Jody C 3 months ago

    I needed this stretch! Thanks.
    I made plum jam yesterday and gave four jars away today….before I knew the assignment. 😉

  37. Julia 3 months ago

    Loved doing those stretches so much I did them twice 😍. Looking forward to the next 5 days. Happy weekend everyone!

  38. Cindy 3 months ago

    I did these at the end of my day as I could only for in going for a walk outside in my time frame before my day was very busy.
    This was a nice way to end my day.
    My random act of kindness (which I didn’t know ahead about) was that I bought my daughter some glasses in her favourite colour, for where she just moved to, at a sale where the money goes for good causes. It feels like double the paying it forward!

  39. Diane Loesch 3 months ago

    Thanks Robin. I’m really enjoying these 15 minute workouts.

  40. Denise 3 months ago

    Great stretches to do daily!

  41. Kim Burke 3 months ago

    I am a week behind but I am loving this challenge, thank you.

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