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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.

The Balanced Life Robin Long

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 615 Ratings

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.

    60: Give Yourself Permission to Do Less

    60: Give Yourself Permission to Do Less

    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 towards the things that will positively impact your life and prevents you from truly doing anything well. Join Robin in this encouraging episode and for tips to start doing less with more intention. 
    Show Highlights:
    Ways the internet has subconsciously pressured us to try to do more How to give ourselves permission to do less without backtracking How trying to do too much prevents us from doing our best Giving yourself permission to do less with more intention How do you know where to focus Making small changes to make a positive impact   
    Links: 
    The Balanced Life
    The Balanced Life Sisterhood
    The Balanced Life on Instagram
    Sign up for the NEW, Free 5-day Pilates Challenge: Refresh + Reset!
     
     

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

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

    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 Robin in this insightful and actionable episode for more about how you can create more calm and less clutter in your own life. 
    Show Highlights:
    Allie shares the current stage of life she’s in Why you need to take ownership of your current circumstances to align with your goals How motherhood brought Allie to a place of learning and teaching to be proactive instead of reactive How clutter can subconsciously exhaust our mind and bodies What is minimalism versus what it looks like online Questions we can ask ourselves to align our environment with our goals How to create a home environment that works for everyone that lives there What a typical day looks like for Allie Things Allie is currently saying no to in order to say yes to other things Self-care habits Allie practices to stay rejuvenated   
    Links: 
    The Balanced Life
    Pilates Strong: a FREE 5-Day Pilates Challenge
    The Balanced Life Sisterhood
    The Balanced Life on Instagram
    Allie Casazza’s Instagram 
    Allie's viral post on The Balanced Life!
    Allie's first episode on The Balanced Life
    MUD/WTR
    Declutter like a Mother by Allie Casazza
    Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts--Becoming the Person You Want to Be by Mark Reiter and Marshall Goldsmith

    • 48 min
    58: The Power of the Ripple Effect with Matt Long

    58: The Power of the Ripple Effect with Matt Long

    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 effect that happens when women prioritize taking care of themselves and improving their health and wellbeing. Her husband, Matt, joins her to explain how the ripple effect plays out in their family and everyday life. Tune in today to learn about the ripple effect and find out why self-care needs to become a priority in your life.
    Show highlights:
    Robin talks about where our motivation usually comes from to take care of ourselves. Taking care of ourselves goes beyond the size and shape of our bodies. Robin talks about The Balanced Life online community, its approach to health and wellness, and the incredible transformations women in The Balanced Life Sisterhood experience. How the ripple effect happens, and the significant and positive impact it has when it plays out. Robin discusses the myriad of benefits that happen when prioritizing caring for yourself. Robin’s husband, Matt, shares how the ripple effect has played out in their relationship and family. Modeling a healthy lifestyle is a powerful way to equip your children to navigate life and challenging situations. Robin challenges you to prioritize your health and well-being.
    Links:
    The Balanced Life
    Pilates Strong: a FREE 5-Day Pilates Challenge
    The Balanced Life Sisterhood
    The Balanced Life on Instagram
    Matt’s Q&A Podcast Episode
     
     

    • 28 min
    57: Are Your Habits Providing Relief or Restoration?

    57: Are Your Habits Providing Relief or Restoration?

    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 Highlights:
    Robin shares habits she’s recognized in her own life that don’t restore her The difference between finding relief vs. restoration in overwhelming moments What are restorative habits What it looks like if something provides “relief” What are habits of relief Why you should pay attention to what you turn to in moments of being overwhelmed Why you should make a list of restorative habits   
    Links: 
    The Balanced Life
    Pilates Strong: a FREE 5-Day Pilates Challenge
    The Balanced Life Sisterhood
    The Balanced Life on Instagram
    Link to Episode 52!

    • 10 min
    56: Ask Me Anything

    56: Ask Me Anything

    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 inspired. 
    Show Highlights:
    What Robin has found to be the most important thing to do to address her adrenal fatigue Ways Robin has prioritized rest during her current season of life Navigating supplements and why it’s important for your diet Redefining expectations for yourself in different seasons of life How to stay motivated when you get tired How to manage life with 4 kids Different ways to look at self-care when you’re a caregiver Robin shares what inspired her to take the leap and start The Balanced Life   
    Links: 
    The Balanced Life
    Pilates Strong: a FREE 5-Day Pilates Challenge
    The Balanced Life Sisterhood
    The Balanced Life on Instagram
    Episode 52: A Surprising Diagnosis: my current health + healing journey

    • 42 min
    55: 5 Ways to Add More Fun into Your Summer

    55: 5 Ways to Add More Fun into Your Summer

    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 join Robin and share ways that they’ve learned to integrate fun into their daily lives. Tune into this episode for playful advice and tips to bring more fun into your summer.
    Show Highlights:
    Robin discusses the proven benefits of laughter and having fun Jackie shares ways she’s prioritizing fun over constant productivity Ways Susan is trying to have more fun with her kids this summer Jen talks about how her family has always emphasized and prioritized fun How to navigate finding activities that everyone in your family enjoys Jordin shares how she pushed herself to stop sitting on the sidelines The team discusses their favorite games to play during the summer Ways Robin and her husband have committed to having more fun together this year The team shares little things in their lives that bring them joy and laughter in their day Robin and the team share games and tips to have fun this summer   
    Links: 
    The Balanced Life
    Pilates Strong: a FREE 5-Day Pilates Challenge
    The Balanced Life Sisterhood
    The Balanced Life on Instagram
    Kan Jam 
    Ticket to Ride
    Bluetooth Speaker
    Taboo
    Apples to Apples
    Spike Ball
    TBL playlist

    • 32 min

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615 Ratings

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Fantastic podcast ✨✨

I just wanted to take a moment and say thank you for creating such an impactful podcast! I believe that we all have a voice that deserves to be heard. Thank you for putting this into the world! BE UNBROKEN! @MichaelUnbroken

DDFrederick ,

Morning routine

My season of life is different, and I appreciate her sharing her own. Friendly voice.

Gracewith3Girls ,

Robin is the best!

I have been a fan of The Balanced Life for years now and I just love Robin’s approach to health and wellness! She’s like none other and I love that! Always positive, encouraging, and challenging me in my health and fitness life.

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