Pilates Summer Series: Day #2 + a GIVEAWAY!


One day down and many more to go. 🙂

To help you start strong and stay motivated this week I figured why not announce the first big giveaway?

We’ll kick off each new week with a great big giveaway bundle because I LOVE to spoil you for completing your workouts.

I have ‘Summer Fitness’, ‘Summer Beauty’ and ‘Summer Foodie’ bundles all compiled and ready to ship out and I can’t wait to share them with you.

We’re kicking things off today with the ‘Summer Fitness’ bundle and it’s a good one. 🙂

The Summer Fitness bundle includes:


1. A $100 gift card to Athleta!


2. An Affirmats yoga/Pilates mat to remind yourself just how wonderful you are.


It’s simple, life gets crazy and exercise makes us happy. Not only are these mats comfortable and stylish, but gives each of us a little affirmation to get us going through the day.

3. Hand weights to sculpt & strengthen your upper body for summer tanks & sundresses.


2 lb weights are the perfect addition to your Pilates arm workouts. Just enough give you extra strength and an extra burn with out adding bulk or muscle strain. (More Pilates weights workouts coming your way soon too!)

4. A S’well water bottle to hydrate in style.


The S’well company aimed to create a beautifully crafted bottle that keeps drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12, while also giving back to those in need. At S’well, they understand it’s important to be part of the solution, which is why they partner with many charity partners: they are working towards bettering our environment and communities around the world, one S’well bottle at a time.

5. A full scholarship to Pilates 4×4 – Summer Edition!

pilates 4x4 summer edition logo

My next online program will be kicking of next month and you will LOVE it. It’s 4 weeks long, full of fun 30-40 minute Pilates workouts and all online. If you participated in Pilates 4×4 last December, this will be similar but with fresh new videos and a fun summer twist. 🙂

How To Enter:

  • Re-post the giveaway photo collage (above) to your account. (you’ll see it on my Instagram, Facebook and Twitter feed as well). Use the hashtag #PilatesSummerSeries and tag @thebalancedlife so I see your posts. Note: photos must be posted on Instagram or Twitter to count as entries. Unfortunately, due to Facebook’s privacy settings it will not be included this time around.
  • For additional entries, participate in the daily check-in’s at the end of every workout. EVERY post using the hashtag #PilatesSummerSeries will be counted as an entry to win this bundle. Post as many times as you’d like!
  • NOTE: if your profile is private we will not be able to see your entries.
  • Entry period will end on Sunday, May 10th. The winner will be announced on Monday, May 11th.

Good luck!

Now, on to today’s workout…

This series is designed to tone and strengthen your lower body. Short shorts, short skirts, summer hikes, long runs…regardless of your motivation this workout will bring results.


If you are unable to see the video above please click HERE.

Today’s Check-In: see giveaway details above. 🙂

See you all tomorrow!


PS: Just joining us? Welcome! Take 7 minutes to complete Day #1 and you’ll be all caught up!



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. Giveaway not sponsored by Athleta, Instagram or Twitter. Entrants confirm that they are 13+ yeas of age, release Instagram, Athleta and Twitter of all responsibility + agree to their individual terms of use. 

  1. Suzanne 6 years ago

    Loving this series!! What a great way to get the day started. Than you!!!

  2. Grey 6 years ago

    Woo, that was challenging! Looking forward to the workouts ahead!

  3. Ashten 6 years ago

    Great way to start my day! #PilatesSummerSeries

  4. Sarah 6 years ago

    Wow! This give away is amazing. Thank you for being so generous!

  5. Celeste 6 years ago

    Done!!! I don’t twitter or instagram so here will have to do!

  6. Angie 6 years ago

    Awesome workout, thanks! #PilatesSummerSeries

  7. Mary Pallagi 6 years ago

    Great workout!

  8. Susan Goldstein 6 years ago

    I have been doing the old one forever!! It’s nice to have new material 🙂


  9. Jamelah 6 years ago

    So happy my friend told me about this awesome little series! We have a little group of us on FB checking in everyday on Messenger totally having fun and pushing ourselves beyond what we thought we could do in a 30-day plank challenge. Excited to keep this fitness momentum going by adding in this summer series! #PilatesSummerSeries

  10. Anna 6 years ago

    That was challenging but doable. Thanks! #PilatesSummerSeries

  11. Lisa 6 years ago

    Thankful for another summer series since I missed it last summer. Great workouts. Thanks Robin! #PilatesSummerSeries

  12. Charlotte 6 years ago

    Had to do twice because I couldn’t quite do all the reps the first time around. Second time was the charm… yay! Lovin’ this beachy series!

  13. Julie Cookson 6 years ago

    Oh, those squats!! LOL. #PilatesSummerSeries. Thanks!

  14. Lucrecia 6 years ago

    Thank you for the inspiration! Great workout!

  15. Robin 6 years ago

    How sweet of you to offer this series to us free. Good workout. Thank you. #PilatesSummerSeries

  16. Karen 6 years ago

    Enjoying the workout as I do another challenge: wake up 1 hr earlier. #PilatesSummerSeries #noexcuses

  17. leslie 6 years ago

    I hollared “UNH-UNH!!” like my toddler at least 4x through those pulses, but I made it through! I’m a day behind and going to day 3 now. WOOT! thanks for the workouts!!

  18. Monica 6 years ago

    Thank you for these awesome series. I’m currently working on my Pilates instructor certificate through Balanced Body and I really enjoy supplementing my education and workouts with your tutorials. #PilatesSummerSeries

  19. Kara 6 years ago

    I am so glad I found these workouts! Trying to get back in shape after a series of back injuries and these videos are great. Thank you!

  20. Jordan D. 6 years ago

    I love this series, thanks so much for offering it! My gym doesn’t have a regular pilates class, so it’s awesome have an online resource. Following you on all social media accounts and retweeted your picture for the giveaway 🙂

  21. Carla S 6 years ago

    I follow on all three and tweeted the giveaway.

  22. Kristen M 6 years ago

    I retweeted the pic (@mclanek). As a runner, this leg workout was actually enjoyable. Day 1 & 3 kinda kicked my bootie though!

    • Kristen M 6 years ago


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