More FREE Pilates...coming soon!

More FREE Pilates…coming soon!

Hi Beauties! I’m so excited to FINALLY share more details on the upcoming challenge you’ve seen me hinting at over the past few weeks. I’ve teamed up with Athleta to create fun, FREE online Pilates challenge to help you prepare your body and mind for summer. This program is going...
April Abs: workout #1

April Abs: workout #1

Happy Friday Beauties! Every Friday in April I’ll be posting a quick ab routine that you can do throughout the week. They’ll be short and effective because I know you’re short on on time. They’re super casual, from my home (with messy hair) to yours. Once you’ve completed this workout...
Baby Steps To Balanced Living: warm lemon water in the morning

Baby Steps To Balanced Living: warm lemon water in the morning

If we’re connected on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter you’ve already seen glimpses of an exciting program that’s in the works for the month of February. The program will be taking place here on the blog so stay tuned. You won’t want to miss it :) But in the meantime, as we...
What This Space Is About

What This Space Is About

I’m happy to share that The Balanced Life readership has grown quite a bit as of late. So if you are new to this community, welcome! I’m glad you’re here. I’ve been thinking a lot about where I want this site to go….what I love about it, what I want...
5 Foam Roller Exercises To Relieve Shoulder Tension

5 Foam Roller Exercises To Relieve Shoulder Tension

This routine is for those of you who come home at the end of the day with a tense neck, tight shoulders and a stiff back. If you don’t have a foam roller yet, please get one! They’re cheap, effective and perfect for releasing tension at the end of the...
WORKOUT: Cardio + Pilates Circuit

WORKOUT: Cardio + Pilates Circuit

This is a favorite series of mine. I’ve written it as a 40 minute workout but if you have less time just adjust the length to fit your needs. Give it a try and let me know what you think! Cardio: 15 minute run - Jog at an easy pace for...
Change Your Mind. Change Your Body.

Change Your Mind. Change Your Body.

Our thoughts affect everything we do, say, feel, think & believe. Our thoughts construct our reality, shape our view of the world and determine the way we feel about life as a whole. Our happiness level is 100% dependent on the way we think and the perspective that we have....
How Convenience Leads To Success

How Convenience Leads To Success

I spend my days helping my clients achieve their health and fitness goals. Some see tremendous results; they lose weight, change the shape of their body and increase their vitality. Others, hardly see an ounce of improvement. There is one key thing that sets these two groups apart: consistency. Group...
Fig & Prosciutto Pizza

Fig & Prosciutto Pizza

Living a healthy life doesn’t mean you have to miss out on foods that you love. As you all know by now, I’m a huge fan of Michael Pollan’s “Food Rules.” Rule #39 is one of my favorite rules to live by: “#39: Eat all the junk food you want,...
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Is online Pilates right for you?

Is online Pilates right for you?

Hi Beauties! As many of you already know, The Pilates Body Program is kicking of THIS Sunday! I’m sending out the Starter Kit and goal-setting resources to all of the beauties that have already signed up tomorrow morning. I’m buzzing with excitement because I know just how wonderful this program is. It’s life-changing. And it’s...
Work/Life Balance: a Q & A with Megan from Lush To Blush

Work/Life Balance: a Q & A with Megan from Lush To Blush

It’s been awhile since I’ve shared a “Real Women, Real Balance” interview so I am super excited to introduce you to Megan today. Megan is the creative stylist behind Lush To Blush, a fashion lifestyle blog. We met through Nellie Magazine and it has been so much fun to get to know her and learn...
Happy Friday

Happy Friday

Happy Friday, Beauties! Those of you that have been around for awhile know that every Friday I used to post 5 things that were making me happy. It’s an exercise in gratitude and one that I really miss. Taking the time to focus on the little things that bring joy to everyday life is so...
Jillian Michaels' Maximize Your Life Tour

Jillian Michaels’ Maximize Your Life Tour

Are you a Jillian Michaels fan? If so, you’re going to love today’s post. Jillian Michaels is touring the country on her Maximize Your Life tour and she’ll be kicking it all off right here in Colorado on March 11th. In this intimate tour Jillian will be talking about how to harness your potential, kick-start...
Foam Roller Video: computer-shoulder care

Foam Roller Video: computer-shoulder care

This video is for those of you who struggle with neck and shoulder tension. Perhaps it’s from sitting at your computer all day or perhaps it’s from holding, lifting and feeding your baby. If you think about it, much of what we do in our daily lives can easily create unwanted tension in the upper...
Outdoor Walking + Toning Workout

Outdoor Walking + Toning Workout

While it’s nice to have a workout like Pilates that you can do from home, it’s also nice to get outside from time to time. Especially as the weather warms up. Colorado’s weather is ridiculously fickle. One day it’s sunny and 65 and the next day it’s snowing. So when the sun peeks through I...
28 Days of Pilates: day #28!

28 Days of Pilates: day #28!

Congratulations! You’ve made it to the final day of 28 Days of Pilates! If you’re still with me you should be SO proud of yourself. You set a goal and you accomplished it. You stayed the course even when it wasn’t easy. I am so impressed. Doesn’t it feel great to know that you’re improving...
28 Days of Pilates: day 27

28 Days of Pilates: day 27

My favorite thing about this challenge has been hearing about your progress. I love hearing how you’re feeling stronger and healthier than you did 26 days ago. Want to know the truth? Pilates works. It just does. Practicing consistently WILL yield results. And results will show both on and off the mat. Have you noticed...
28 Days of Pilates: day 26 + a giveaway winner!

28 Days of Pilates: day 26 + a giveaway winner!

Happy Wednesday Beauties! I’m so excited to announce our final giveaway winner this morning…. Congratulations Joy! (@halla4pinder) Send an email to robin (at) thebalancedlifeonline.com to claim your prizes. Thank you all for participating and being such wonderful women to interact with. This online community is the best of the best. I love how we all...
28 Days of Pilates: day 25

28 Days of Pilates: day 25

Strengthening your upper body can significantly affect the way you feel day in and day out. If  you suffer from neck, shoulder, or back pain muscular imbalances may be to blame. Pilates exercises are designed to correct these muscle imbalances and restore proper posture. So, taking the time to strengthen the muslces of your upper...
28 Days of Pilates: day 24 + Almond Beauty Bars

28 Days of Pilates: day 24 + Almond Beauty Bars

Welcome to our last and final week of 28 Days of Pilates! Can you believe it? It’s very bittersweet for me. More bitter than sweet. I’ll miss our daily check-in’s and workouts. The only thing that’s making it sweet is that I know I’ll get to continue working with many of you in the upcoming...
28 Days of Pilates: Day 23

28 Days of Pilates: Day 23

I hope you’re having a great weekend. I have one of my best friends in town this weekend and it’s been so much fun being together and catching up on life. Aren’t girlfriends the best? Since it’s Sunday I have another Stretch & Relax session prepared for you. Take a few minutes out of your...