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Robin Long, Pilates instructor and founder of The Balanced Life hosts a place for honest conversations on health, wellness, self-care, work/life balance, and everything in between. We’ll cover it all and provide inspiration, resources, and practical tips to help you create your own uniquely balanced life and become the healthiest version of yourself inside and out.

Robin Long, Pilates instructor and founder of The Balanced Life hosts a place for honest conversations on health, wellness, self-care, work/life balance, and everything in between. We’ll cover it all and provide inspiration, resources, and practical tips to help you create your own uniquely balanced life and become the healthiest version of yourself inside and out.

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Robin Long, Pilates instructor and founder of The Balanced Life hosts a place for honest conversations on health, wellness, self-care, work/life balance, and everything in between. We’ll cover it all and provide inspiration, resources, and practical tips to help you create your own uniquely balanced life and become the healthiest version of yourself inside and out.

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English


Episodes

71: The Hidden Hormone Epidemic: A conversation with Dr. Aviva Romm [Part 1]

5/11/2022
Are you ready to talk about hormone health? This is the episode that Robin has literally been counting down the days to, with her special guest Dr. Aviva Romm! Today they dive deep into all things hormone health that we experience in our everyday life, as well as through the various stages and seasons we move through. Robin also asks Dr. Romm the questions that you submitted by social media and email to have answered, and the information she shared was so fascinating to hear. As you know,...

Duration:00:39:12

70: Q&A: how I de-stress, the weekly task I don't enjoy, and tips to stay active

4/27/2022
Today we’re diving into an “Ask Me Anything” episode, where Robins answers your most asked questions from Instagram. The questions Robin answers today are the ones that she thinks will have the most impact, and hopefully help as many people as possible. Some are informative and specific to Pilates and exercising, and some are more personal as Robin reveals how she balances being a mom of 4, a wife, while running a business. You’ll also get a look at the new and exciting things that are...

Duration:00:46:41

69: Steps I've Taken Toward Hormone Balance

4/13/2022
Hello, hormones! Nice to meet you! This month, we’re talking about hormonal health. Hormones often get overlooked, yet they are at the heart of our lives and wellness. They are fundamental to how we feel each day and how our bodies function. And we need to normalize talking about hormones and learn about our hormonal health before we find ourselves out of balance. In this insightful episode, Robin brings the conversation about hormones into light. She talks about getting to the root cause...

Duration:00:35:02

68: Women Who Move Us to Move with Kaita, Becca & Sheri

3/23/2022
Today, in honor of Women's History Month, we continue with our theme of women who move us to move! Sometimes, taking a Pilates class from a new instructor can help us connect with our body differently and assist us in moving forward on our Pilates journey! Robin is excited to have fellow Pilates instructors, Becca, Kaita, and Sheri, joining her on the show today. In this episode, Robin, Becca, Kaita, and Sheri dive into what brought them to Pilates and talk about the transformation they...

Duration:00:53:35

67: 7 Lessons from Women in My Life

3/9/2022
March is Women’s History Month and in honor of that, we will be spending this month focusing on and appreciating the women who move us to move. The women in Robin’s family had a very profound influence on her direction and purpose in life. They moved her to move, motivated her to live an active and purposeful life, and helped shape and create the woman she is today. In today’s episode, Robin shares seven life-changing lessons she learned from the women in her family. She dives into the...

Duration:00:29:50

66: The Healing and Restorative Power of Pilates with Lindy Royer

2/23/2022
Pilates offers an array of unique opportunities to grow in your physical, mental, and spiritual journey. Unlike other workouts, it’s a form of mindful movement. In today's episode, Lindy Royer, Physical Therapist, Pilates Instructor, and Robin’s mentor and friend, shares her journey of coming to know and practice Pilates. Robin and Lindy discuss the power of the brain, rewiring our brains through mindfulness, creating a positive space in Pilates, and the mechanics of pain. Join Robin and...

Duration:01:05:50

65: Self-Love Guided Meditation

2/16/2022
Welcome to this bonus episode of The Balanced Life podcast. Today’s episode is a guided meditation with Robin Long herself. Robin walks you through mindful practices to relax and appreciate your body. This meditation is quick, simple, and elevating. Join Robin in this conscious practice of self-love, breath work, mindfulness, and relaxation. Show Highlights: Robin shares how meditation can help you improve your health, strengthen your self-esteem and love your body Take deep breaths and...

Duration:00:09:35

64: What Does it Mean to Love Your Body?

2/9/2022
No matter what your body looks like, what you’re going through, or what you’ve been conditioned to feel, we can learn to love our bodies in every stage of life. Learning to love yourself doesn’t have to mean that you like how you look ALL the time or you’re the most confident person in the room, but it DOES mean constantly making choices that benefit your health and wellness. The first step learning to put yourself first. Join Robin in this insightful episode to learn how she’s learned to...

Duration:00:17:01

63: Simplifying Nutrition + Our Mindset around Food with Tamar Samuels of Culina Health

1/26/2022
Welcome back to The Balanced Life podcast! To kick off this new season, we’re focusing on nourishment and our relationship with food. This can be a complex subject for many of us, which is why we’re looking at how to take a well-rounded and less complicated approach to food and nutrition. In this episode, we’re joined by Tamar Samuels from Culina Health, who shares ways to enrich our overall wellness with practical and realistic advice. Tamar is a dietician, nutritionist, and co-founder...

Duration:00:51:18

62: Mental Health Check-In...Let's Chat

10/13/2021
Mental health is often left out of the conversation when it comes to health and fitness. However, with as many people as it impacts and the struggles that many people face due to its severity, it’s important that we destigmatize it and normalize the experience. As someone who has struggled with anxiety, Robin is very passionate about supporting both physical and mental health at The Balanced Life. In this conversation, Robin shares statistics about mental health, the importance of it, and...

Duration:00:22:34

61: What If You Started Today? [A Quick Pep Talk]

9/22/2021
Many women fall into the trap of “when I have this” or “when this happens”, I’ll start. We all seem to think we need a fancy notebook, the newest workout gear, or a perfectly clear schedule to get started moving towards our goals when all it takes is one small step right where you are. What if you started working towards your goals with what you have, where you are, right now? In this episode, Robin shares a word of encouragement and tangible tips on how you can start working towards your...

Duration:00:09:41

60: Give Yourself Permission to Do Less

9/8/2021
In today's world of social media, it’s easy to get caught up, feeling like we’re not doing enough - even with ten thousand other things on our plate. We get overwhelmed with having to get a new outfit for every event, needing to start a new workout plan, attempting new diets, and the cycle doesn’t stop. We’re faced with this subconscious pressure to “catch up” every day, but what if we gave ourselves permission to do less? This habit of always doing more keeps you from putting forth effort...

Duration:00:10:59

59: Making Decluttering Easy + Taking Control of Your Space with Allie Casazza

9/1/2021
When we’re feeling overwhelmed and overworked, it can be difficult to know where to begin to regain a sense of calm and order in our lives. . An important place to start is at home and with our surroundings. . Decluttering our surroundings is a great step towards decluttering our lives of unwanted stress, work, and exhaustion. Today’s guest, Allie Casazza, is the author of Declutter like a Mother. Allie specializes in helping women organize their lives through simplicity and structure. Join...

Duration:00:48:16

58: The Power of the Ripple Effect with Matt Long

8/25/2021
Prioritizing your health and wellbeing is essential. It is one of the most important things you can do for yourself and everyone else around you. As busy women, it is easy to fall into the habit of taking care of others before considering our own needs. To change that, you have to be intentional about doing things differently. Start by taking small steps towards your healthiest self, which will, in turn, benefit everyone else in your life. In this episode, Robin talks about the ripple...

Duration:00:28:21

57: Are Your Habits Providing Relief or Restoration?

8/11/2021
Do you ever find yourself bored, tired, overwhelmed, or worn out? If so, this episode is for you. In today's conversation, Robin shares what it looks like to find restoration in moments of needing a break. Robin reveals habits she’s found in her own life that aren’t serving her, and how she’s making a shift to find restoration vs. relief. Join Robin in this quick episode to learn more about restoration vs. relief and how you can implement more habits into your life that fill you up. Show...

Duration:00:10:00

56: Ask Me Anything

7/28/2021
Each season brings a new set of habits, thoughts, and practices. In today’s episode, Robin responds to the questions you sent in over Instagram! From dealing with adrenal fatigue to creating pockets of silence to managing self-care with 4 kids, Robin shares it all. She also unfolds how her current season of life has impacted her current habits and practices and ways she’s honoring the season she’s in. Join Robin in this look into her life and for tips on how you can stay motivated and...

Duration:00:42:37

55: 5 Ways to Add More Fun into Your Summer

7/14/2021
It’s easy to get caught up in our to-do lists. When we’re constantly striving to be productive, we often forget about the importance of having fun and the impact it can have on our mental and physical health. Having fun and laughing is proven to reduce stress, ease physical pain, boost your immune system, increase endorphins, and so much more. It’s obvious that prioritizing play should be on the top of our to-do lists, so why don’t we? In today's episode, members of The Balanced Life team...

Duration:00:32:27

54: Defining Success Beyond Before and After Photos

6/30/2021
The health and wellness industry has perpetuated a narrow and scale-driven perspective of fitness for years. The way we’ve been taught to measure our happiness and success is by the size of our jeans or a number on a scale. This shouldn’t define our success and there is so much more to our health and wellness than a number. In this episode, Robin shares her fitness journey and how it inspired her to create a new approach to fitness. She discusses what drives her to create a more accepting...

Duration:00:22:09

53: The Important Connection Between Breath and Posture - 3 Quick Tips!

6/16/2021
The way you stand, sit, or even walk can be impacting your health in ways you didn’t even know. Our posture affects the way we breathe and, in turn, our health. Addressing your breath and posture is one of the best ways to optimize your long-term health. In this episode, Robin shares how our breath can affect our blood pressure, circulation, energy, focus, and much more. She also shares how we can use it as a tool to reset our nervous system and manage stress. Join Robin to learn more...

Duration:00:12:51

52: A Surprising Diagnosis: My Current Health and Healing Journey

6/2/2021
This year has presented many of us with unique struggles. Whether you’ve realized it or not, 2020 put many stressors and obstacles in daily life that may not have been there before. In this week's episode, Robin is sharing some of the struggles she’s been facing over this past year and how she’s now overcoming them. Robin dives into a deep look at her own health, the challenges and diagnosis she has faced, and ways she’s moving forward. Join Robin in this personal and explorative episode to...

Duration:00:55:31