Mind Body Pilates Challenge // Day 7

Hi Beauties!

Do you find yourself sitting at a computer a lot? Or maybe constantly looking down at your phone?

You’re not alone.

Our society is plagued with a posture problem due to our daily activities….

  • Some of us sit at desks while staring at screens
  • Some of us have kids and lose core strength
  • Some of us are less active than we used to be and it’s taking a toll on our bodies

The good news, is that consistent Pilates workouts can help!

In fact, Pilates one of the BEST forms of exercise to restore good posture and prevent postural problems down the road.

In today’s quick Pilates workout, you’ll work the muscles of your core and upper back to support good posture. I’ll also lead you through a series of stretches to open up tight chest muscles and release tension.

You’ll end this workout feeling taller, stronger, and more aligned! Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it?

I’ll also share more details about your Day 7 Mindfulness Assignment at the end of today’s workout, so be sure to watch until the very end. πŸ™‚


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What I’m Wearing:

Athleta Meshblock Pocket Salutation Tight // Lululemon Free to Be Serene Tank (similar)

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  1. marie caley 3 months ago

    That was hard today particularly lifting the back in a reverse plank

    • Margie 3 months ago

      This a challenging one.! I needed that stretching techniques.

    • Becky Nobach 3 months ago

      Way to try it, Marie! Keep up the great work. πŸ™‚

  2. Lena O'Reilly 3 months ago

    Wow tough today but good. I shall repeat this exercise again later in the day.
    Thank you so much for this session regards lena

  3. Elly 3 months ago

    Hardest day for me thus far – however – i did the best i could & i am happy with that😍

  4. Helenor 3 months ago

    Hard day it was worth it feeling ready to go .Thank you xx

  5. cathy 3 months ago

    Hardest so far.

  6. Amber 3 months ago

    Thank you Robin. Great workout, found the last exercise. side plank challenging.

    I did not touch my phone till tonight. I have been decluttering my bedroom today. πŸ™‚

  7. Becky 3 months ago

    Another hard one….i need longer arms to reach my knees with my elbows…LOL

    Easy digital detox….I forgot to charge both my phone and iPad…

  8. Vicki 3 months ago

    Good workout. Feeling shoulders loosen up and sitting taller as we go along

  9. Tina Silano-Willis 3 months ago

    Reverse plank…unbelievably hard…

  10. Nilaja Whitaker 3 months ago

    Wow!! Today was tough for me b/c I am more bottom heavy, lol! But I did itπŸ™ŒπŸΎ Thank you πŸ™πŸΎ Robin!!

  11. Kathy in the UK 3 months ago

    Agree, a toughie today but done πŸ˜€ Digital detox whilst having luxurious bath…yes I often take my tablet and phone for a soak….ridiculous woman!! xx

  12. Daisy 3 months ago

    Side plank was for me the most challenging. I Love It! Thank you

  13. Tangie 3 months ago

    I haven’t been doing my challenges everyday but when I do their very challenging and I sleep so much more relaxed and deeply. Thanks.

  14. Jenny 3 months ago

    One of the hardest but I did my best. Still enjoyed it. Thank you 😊

  15. Jenny 3 months ago

    That was pretty so reduced repetitions and will have to build up to more. Still enjoyed it. Thank you 😊

  16. Denise 3 months ago

    Toughest one yet , but got there with modifications. Thank you x

  17. lena 3 months ago

    re but great. Thank you so much for this opportunity to get better at it. best wishes Leena. I detox from phone every day from 7pm untill 7ampeated the session and it is still a challenge

  18. katenicholls16 3 months ago

    Done. Not too well. But better than it could have been. At least I have tried. After a long night shift, a 2 hour kip and a 2 + hour drive home. Good to be home. Good not to not bother. Trying to build consistency. Inspiration taken from you ladies.πŸ™‚

  19. Sheila Ferguson 3 months ago

    day 7 done , lots of modifying , due to having fallen and twisted my foot in Day 6 kneeling upright and stretching 1 leg out to the side . i over-balanced! :9

  20. sue 3 months ago

    Day 7 completed had to modify the planks as cannot press on hands flat and had to bend knees to support. Pleased I have got this far in the challenge.

    Try to detox from social media

    Day 8 ready

  21. Diane 3 months ago

    Day 7 done. It feels so good to stretch and challenge yourself at balancing. Looking forward to tomorrow.

  22. Karen Bouachour 3 months ago

    I was once an enthusiastic cyclist and Pilates fiend. I have some physical challenges now which are hard on my mental health. The pacing of these workouts and the mindfulness challenges at the end are far better than what the doctor ordered. Each day is different and I feel determined to work through every challenge I meet. I enjoy reading other ladies comments, too. I don’t feel so alone.

  23. Jayne 3 months ago

    I found day 7 very hard. Reverse plank i couldn’t do as I have arthritis throughout my body. The reverse plank was impossible but illkeep.trying

  24. Cheryl Westrick 3 months ago

    Hardest day so far, but feels great!

  25. Brenda 3 months ago

    Reverse plank was super hard on my wrist area. Side planks were tough. I’m just weak and need to build up strength. Loving this though!

  26. Donna 3 months ago

    A little late today, but I should sleep better tonight.

  27. Pat 3 months ago

    It was a great challenge for me it’s been a long time. And I just got my foot ou t of a boot after nine weeks the strengthening of the spine was so amazing . It was tough but I did it yay looking forward to more

  28. Janita 3 months ago

    Day 7 complete. πŸ’ͺ🏾
    I unplugged 6 hours.

  29. Lilly Petru 3 months ago

    Day 7- love it. Feel really good

  30. Ivonne 3 months ago

    Day 7 done! Yay.

  31. Debra Ingle 3 months ago

    done day 6 and day 7 tonight some tough stuff , side planks and the lifting of my rear end wasn’t something I was able to do very good but I gave it my best shot.

  32. Cindy L Bass 3 months ago

    Whew!!!!..did day 6 and 7 tonight!
    Great workouts!

  33. Julia 3 months ago

    Hi, day 7 done for 2nd time, this time I did much better, more focused. Feel ready for my day now πŸ‘πŸ™‚

  34. kittykaethe2 3 months ago

    I unplug every Sunday for a tech Sabbath, so I did this workout after my detox!

  35. Jolene 3 months ago

    Missed day 7 yesterday but jumped back into the challenge this morning! I struggled with the reverse plank and can tell my back strength isn’t like what it use to be! I’m so grateful for these workouts!

  36. Marcie 3 months ago

    I just finished day 7 on day 8, but I did it! Tough Stuff! You don’t realize just how bad my body is until there are some things I can’t do, but with modifying I can manage….glad no you is here to see me.

  37. Anna Bernier 3 months ago

    Needed a good stretch today did lots of walking this weekend.

  38. Ruth DeStefano 3 months ago

    I have wrist injuries from a fall that make it incredibly difficult to do some moves. Any suggestions?

  39. storhoffc 3 months ago

    Showered and was going to bed early but remembered Robin’s pep talk and completed my missed day 7 routine. Feel great and better about myself for not skipping out again.

  40. Diane Loesch 3 months ago

    Great workout today.

  41. Violet 3 months ago

    Thank you I missed my swim workout today and this was great. Going to catch up with one in the morning and another after my evening swim

  42. Denise 3 months ago

    Tough one but βœ… done

  43. Kim Burke 2 months ago

    Loved this one. I am behind and the last 2 or 3 videos will be gone before I get to them.

  44. Karen 2 months ago

    I completed the workouts through Day 5 but I hurt my back so had to stop, I’m trying to now pick up where I left off but I can’t seem to access the workouts. Are they now unavailable to me? How can I access them?

  45. Chris Nightingale 2 months ago

    Can I please view the pod casts late I’ve been off on holiday

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