103 episodes

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 • 724 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.

    How to Unlock Your Inner Child Through Play with Kara Latta

    How to Unlock Your Inner Child Through Play with Kara Latta

    July is here and that means it is time to have some fun. Every July we break out of our routines, let go, and focus on play. This year we have a special guest to join us and guide us as we play. 
    Kara Latta is the Chief Fun Officer at The Playful Warrior and today we chat about the positive impact that play has on our mental and physical health. We’ll learn about the neuroscience behind incorporating play into our daily routine and you’ll discover how you can incorporate fun into your life each day. 
    Make sure to stick around until the end of the episode to hear how you can join all of us at Lindywell for a play-filled workshop.
    You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in... What Kara does at The Playful Warrior [1:22] What inspired Kara to create The Playful Warrior [6:04] What your inner child really is [10:30] Roadblocks to play [13:00] How she got back into play [16:39] What playful resilience is [17:58] Play rewires your brain [24:44] How to navigate play through the hard seasons of life [30:48] What play looks like in Kara’s daily life [32:17] How community is an important part of play [35:51] What to expect in the live workshop on Sunday, July 16 [38:50] Resources & People Mentioned Register here for our FREE play workshop with Kara Latta on July 16 at 4 pm PDT Connect with Kara Latta The Playful Warrior @ThePlayfulWarrior on Instagram Follow Lindywell On Facebook On Instagram Subscribe to The Balanced Life

    • 44 min
    How to own your habits so your habits don’t own you with Sandra Chuma

    How to own your habits so your habits don’t own you with Sandra Chuma

    If you have been trying to incorporate more exercise into your life you know exactly how challenging it can be to build the habit. Our habits make us who we are, so it’s important to intentionally cultivate good habits.
    Our guest today is Sandra Chuma, a coach and certified habit-building expert. In this episode, she answers some of the most frequent questions I get surrounding habits: how to create habits that stick, how to break bad habits, and how many habits we should work on building at once. 
    Sandra provides us with a number of practical tips that we can implement today. Press play to discover her wealth of inspiration and knowledge.
    You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in... How Sandra got into coaching [3:42] How to know where to start [8:33]  How many habits to crate at one time [20:05] How to stop bad habits [27:40] Breathwork hour [37:52] What people forget about building habits [42:22] Resources & People Mentioned Episode 74: Are your habits helping or hurting you? with Sandra Chuma BOOK - Atomic Habits by James Clear BOOK - Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg BOOK - Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It by Kamal Ravikant BJ Fogg  Connect with Sandra Chuma SandraChuma.com IAmWorthy.com @Sandra.Chuma on Instagram Follow Lindywell On Facebook On Instagram Subscribe to The Balanced Life

    • 51 min
    A peek into my current workout routine + a new strength training series

    A peek into my current workout routine + a new strength training series

    Changing seasons in life call for different kinds of workouts and changes in wellness routines. At Lindywell, we’re all about honoring the season you're in, meeting your body where it is, and adjusting as necessary.
    My season of life is changing which is why I want to share what I'm currently doing in my workouts, what has changed, what I'm loving, what I’m struggling with, and everything in between.
    If you would like an honest look at where I am in my wellness journey, press play. 
    You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in... Where my life has been over the past ten years [2:02] How my morning routine has shifted in the last six months [6:10] How I strive to challenge myself [9:40] What we just released in the Lindywell app [12:30] Resources & People Mentioned Lindywell Resistance Bands Lindywell Hand Weights Follow Lindywell On Facebook On Instagram Join Lindywell Try us out free for 14 days Subscribe to The Balanced Life

    • 16 min
    Incorporate Healthy Habits into Your Life with Habit Stacking

    Incorporate Healthy Habits into Your Life with Habit Stacking

    If you are at a place in your life where you would like to incorporate healthier habits into your daily routine or let go of some habits that are holding you back from becoming the healthiest version of yourself then you won’t want to miss this episode.
    In this episode, you’ll learn how to make a plan to implement new habits, how to use habit stacking to build on existing habits, and how habits can help you create a new identity. 
    If you are ready to change your life by building new habits press play now. 
    You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in... Making a plan to implement your habits [2:42] What habit stacking is and how it can help you form new habits [5:10] Why habits are a vote towards a certain identity [12:50] Put these ideas into practice [15:05] Resources & People Mentioned BOOK - Atomic Habits by James Clear BOOK - Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg The 5-Minute Journal Follow Lindywell On Facebook On Instagram

    • 24 min
    Creating a Healthy Relationship with Exercise with Jessica Thiefels

    Creating a Healthy Relationship with Exercise with Jessica Thiefels

    Jessica Thiefels knows a thing or two about body image issues. As a former personal trainer, she hasn’t always had the best relationship with exercise or her body image. 
    She has worked hard over the past few years to uncover her negative thought patterns and create a healthier relationship with eating and exercise. 
    On this episode, you’ll hear about Jessica’s journey and how after just one month with Lindywell she has transformed her relationship with exercise by shifting her mindset. Don’t miss out on hearing about Jessica’s transformation.
    You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in...
    Jessica’s journey with exercise [3:22] Why pilates is exactly what Jessica needed [14:51] Why Jessica sets intentions before each workout [17:44] The physical progress Jessica made [22:19] A piece of advice from Jessica [28:12] Resources & People Mentioned The Surprising Pilates Transformation of a Former Personal Trainer Connect with Jessica Thiefels @JessicaThiefels on Instagram Jessica’s LinkTree Follow Lindywell On Facebook On Instagram Join Lindywell Check out your FREE 14-day trial! Subscribe to The Balanced Life

    • 38 min
    How to become mindful rather than mind FULL

    How to become mindful rather than mind FULL

    Do your thoughts come racing at you as soon as you wake up? Oftentimes our minds run wild with the to-do list, reflections on previous conversations, or predictions about upcoming meetings.
    It’s no surprise that the average human processes 6200 thoughts per day. 
    These constant racing thoughts can lead to anxiety, restlessness, and a general lack of peace without us even becoming aware of it. 
    That’s where mindfulness comes in. Performing acts of mindfulness can help ease a full mind by simply becoming more aware of the present moment. 
    On this episode of The Balanced Life podcast, you’ll learn how to become more mindful and less mind FULL.
    You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in... What it means to be mindful [4:35] An example of how I used mindfulness to unwind [7:12] How Pilates improves mindfulness [9:20] How to become more mindful [12:36] Share your mindfulness practice with me [20:00] Resources & People Mentioned Mindful vs. Mindfull Follow Lindywell On Facebook On Instagram Subscribe to The Balanced Life

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
724 Ratings

724 Ratings

Megan Hemmer ,

Mind body soul nourishment

The Balanced Life hosted by Robbin Long is wonderful! There is always practical tips to simply implement In Your life. I absolutely loved the episode about habit stacking-listen to it NOW if you struggle to incorporate new habits! I can always count on this podcast for easy actionable wellness tips and inspiration

kee11361 ,

Mindful vs. Mindfull

Loved this! What a great reminder for me to focus on what is important. Been trying to practice this every morning and evening on my way to and from work. Might have to return to this episode again and again.

I also enjoy your Pilates online. Sometimes just have time for the short 8, 9 to 15 minute videos, but so thankful to have those options. Thank you!

Restless vibe ,

Lindywell is Beautiful

These podcasts combined with the unique blend of workouts, nutrition, breathwork as what creates a healthy environment. I cant say enough about how empowering it is to be part of a fitness program that is truly healthy and nurturing.

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