Pilates Summer Series – Day #3 + what’s in season

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Hi Beauties!

I’m having SO much fun connecting with you all here and on social media.

I love seeing your enthusiasm and determination to prepare your mind and body for summer. It’s helpful knowing that there are others out there doing this too isn’t it? 🙂

One of my favorite things about summer is all of the fresh, readily available produce.

While I’m not going to tell you exactly what to eat and what not to eat during this challenge, I am going to provide loads of healthy summer recipes here on the blog and on Pinterest to inspire the healthy foodie in you. 🙂

The truth is, what you eat matters. A lot. It affects the way you look, the way you feel and the way your body will age. So let’s make it a goal to up our healthy food intake throughout this program. Deal?


Rather than focusing on what we shouldn’t eat, let’s focus on what we should. 

Let’s fill our diets with as much whole, healthy, nourishing food as possible to support the work we’re doing down on our mats.

One of the best ways to eat well is to eat according to what’s in season. And while it varies from place to place, here’s a general idea of what’s currently in season for those of us living in the US…

  • Asparagus

  • Artichoke

  • Avocado

  • Cabbage

  • Kale/Mustard Greens/Collards

  • Strawberries

  • Rhubarb

  • Radishes

  • Leafy Greens

  • Cherries

  • Basil

  • Apricots

Here’s a helpful link to the Kitchn that shows what’s in season around the country this month.

When in doubt, notice what the grocery store has placed front and center for the lowest price. That’s usually a good indicator of what’s in season. By staying true to this rule you’ll save money AND enjoy the best tasting produce. It’s a win-win.


Are you on Pinterest?

If so be sure to follow me, especially the Pilates Summer Series 2015 board for healthy, summer inspiration and recipes throughout the month.

Now, on to today’s workout….

Day #3 is all about the arms – and I crafted this workout to focus specifically on the triceps (back of the arms). You know, that area that we all love to have toned when wearing tank tops & sundresses. 🙂

I hope you enjoy it!

If you are unable to view the video above view it on YouTube HERE.

Today’s Check-In: Show me your produce!

Snap a photo to show me how you’re adding fruits & veggies into your meals and snacks today. Don’t forget to hashtag #PilatesSummerSeries.

And while you’re at it, click the hashtag on  Instagram or Twitter to see what others are sharing too. Remember, we’re all in this together!




PS – Just joining us? It’s easy to catch up! Simply go back and complete Day #1 and Day #2 and you’ll be good to go. 🙂 There’s also a BIG giveaway going on right now! $100 to Athleta plus so much more. Click here to enter.

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.

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  1. Karen 6 years ago

    Wow! Triceps are an area of focus for me. I had to go slower this morning. I wanted to do all the reps but at slower pace. love the way I feel. I did it! #PilatesSummerSeries

  2. Marieanna 6 years ago

    AHHHH my arms are definitely the weakest part of my workout. Tough morning workout but I loved it! Thank you for putting this series together. It’s awesome starting my day with some Pilates!

  3. Valerie 6 years ago

    Another intense, focused workout! Glad we stopped at three reps on the tricep dips, or I’d have done a face plant in my mat 🙂

  4. Keisha 6 years ago

    Aaaaaahhhhhhh! Ouch. (Thank you)

  5. Elise 6 years ago

    Arms are not my strong suit, but I am excited to push myself and get stronger! I will have to keep going back to this video to keep it up!

  6. Alysha 6 years ago

    Thank you so much for this. I often feel overwhelmed by workouts and being able to do just a little bit every day is helping me tremendously. i find myself excited to find out what my mini challenge is for the morning. Again, thank you.

  7. Marcie 6 years ago

    Loved this one!! And the helpful post about what’s in season. Good reminder to branch out.

  8. Caitlin Woodbury 6 years ago

    Tricep dips seem to really hurt my wrists. Are there any modifications for this exercise?

  9. Jamelah Kauffman 6 years ago

    Whoa! That was super tough…but what a great workout!!

  10. Celeste 6 years ago

    Whew! Done…another few minutes of my day well spent, on ME!!

  11. Rachel 6 years ago

    Day 3 done! Loved feeling the burn in my arms! #PilatesSummerSeries

  12. Charlotte 6 years ago

    Ok, i thought I was strong… before this little workout. Whew – it’s all good though 🙂 Thanks again, Robin!

  13. Shelton! :) 6 years ago

    Great workout after being away from working my arms for six weeks due to wrist strain. Glad to have some arms now 🙂 Thanks Robin!!! 😀

  14. Anne 6 years ago

    Did not realise how weak my muscles we’re did not manage all of the work out so need to practice

  15. Kristen M 6 years ago

    This one was tough for me. Arms are an area I need to work on for strength! #PilatesSummerSeries

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