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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 • 682 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.

    Practical tools to help you successfully navigate transitions with Elisabeth Callahan, LCSW

    Practical tools to help you successfully navigate transitions with Elisabeth Callahan, LCSW

    Life is a series of transitions. Some are more welcome than others, but whether they are expected or not, it is important to be able to make the most of life’s transitions and learn how to navigate them. 
    You may be familiar with our guest today; Elisabeth Callahan was the community coordinator here at Lindywell who left our team to start her private therapy practice. 
    Elisabeth is here to share practical tools to help us navigate the transitions we face, both welcome and unwelcome. Life is full of transitions, so listen to this interview to ensure that you are well prepared for the next transition that is thrown your way. 
    Connect with Elisabeth Callahan, LCSW Elisabeth Callahan Therapy Elisabeth on LinkedIn Follow Lindywell On Facebook On Instagram Join Lindywell Try 14 days free Subscribe to The Balanced Life
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    • 42 min
    Using breathwork as a path to wellness with Kiesha Yokers

    Using breathwork as a path to wellness with Kiesha Yokers

    Using your breath can be a powerful wellness tool whose benefits have been backed by scientific research. This free, easily accessible tool can be used by anyone at any time to help regulate emotion and bring a sense of well-being to your life. Breath is at the core of Pilates and can be used for wellness both on the mat and off. 
    Our guest today is breathwork coach, Kiesha Yokers. Kiesha is passionate about breathwork and education and is striving to bring the gift of breathwork as a path to wellness to as many people as she can. 
    Check out this episode to hear all the ways you can benefit from using breathwork as a wellness tool. Make sure to listen until the end to hear a few breathing techniques that you (and your kids) can use right now to help you relax and enter rest and digest mode. 
    Resources & People Mentioned
    Wim Hof Connect with Kiesha Yokers
    KieshaYokers.com @KieshaYokers on Instagram Follow Lindywell
    On Facebook On Instagram Join Lindywell
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    • 47 min
    How to use breath as a tool for growth and change

    How to use breath as a tool for growth and change

    Do you understand the importance and power of your breath? In Pilates, we focus on breathing intentionally, but do you know how important proper breathing is in your everyday life? 
    You may be surprised to discover that something as simple as breathing can be used as a tool to impact both your physical and mental health. 
    In this episode of The Balanced Life, you’ll learn just how important the breath is and how proper breathing can change your body and life. If you are interested in a simple, free way to impact your health you won’t want to miss this episode.
    Resources & People Mentioned BOOK - Breath by James Nestor BOOK - Raising Worry-Free Girls in an Anxious World by Sissy Goff Wim Hof Episode 40 - How I overcame paralyzing anxiety Follow Lindywell On Facebook On Instagram Join Lindywell Try 14 days free
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    • 26 min
    How to Simplify Your Routines and Stress Less

    How to Simplify Your Routines and Stress Less

    If you’re like most people, having stress in your life is inevitable. If you’re dealing with stress right now, know that you’re not alone, and with everything that we have been through as a society these past couple years, how can we be surprised if we are experiencing stress? 
    As a listener of The Balanced Life, you know that Robin has been working very intentionally over the past year to not only reduce stress in her own life, but also to figure out how to effectively manage it. In today’s episode, we are going to dive into a practical and helpful framework that Robin uses called “The 3 D’s” – which is Do, Delegate and Delete. With this framework, the goal is to simplify our routines in order to help reduce unnecessary stress in our lives, and by doing this, it can really reduce our overall load, day-to-day. 
    We hope this episode will encourage you to take some time to pause and reflect, and to think about the things that you really want to do and be spending your time on, and the framework Robin shares will help you do just that. 
    Show highlights: what you can look forward to in this episode!
    Some stress is actually shown to be good for you, but being in a constant state of chronic stress is a recipe for disaster and will negatively impact your health

    Robin reveals the “3 D’s” framework and how she, her team, and friends use it to simplify more and stress less

    Some examples of what’s on Robin’s “Do” list and why she is prioritizing these things in this season of her life

    How she thinks of delegation, and the first things that comes to mind when she’s looking to take things off of her plate

    Asking for help is not only beneficial to you, but also to the people that you are asking for help 

    You may be able to delete things from your life that may have once been important in a different season, because little things deleted now can equal big results and more time back in your day  Links in this episode:
    Try Lindywell free for 14 days!
    Follow Lindywell on Instagram @wearelindywell 
    Get Pilates workouts, tips, and resources delivered straight to your inbox! 
    73: The power of routines + creating a healthy home with Clean Mama
    50: Simple Ways to Declutter and Reduce Stress
    Amy McCready’s Website
    Instacart 
     

    • 21 min
    Behind the scenes of our exciting new chapter

    Behind the scenes of our exciting new chapter

    An exciting new chapter is here, and Robin and Matt are excited to bring you along today to share all the details!
    Today’s episode is a special behind-the-scenes look at our recent company rebrand to Lindywell. You’ll hear their thoughts on why this change was necessary, the excitement (and some nervousness) that came along with it, and Robin’s hope for members of the community moving forward.
    You’ll also learn the personal and special meaning behind the name Lindywell, and how this change provided us an opportunity to look at everything we were doing in the business.
    Tag us on our new Instagram, @wearelindywell, and let us know what you think of our new name, rebrand and what we discussed in this episode! We want to hear from you and cheer you on, and if you haven’t already, we’d be so grateful if you rated, reviewed and subscribed to our podcast to help us spread our message and continue to do the work we do here!
    Show highlights: what you can look forward to in this episode!
    Why this rebrand is happening now

    The reasons that the rebrand is more a “doubling down” of what we are versus a complete change

    The story being the name Lindywell, and why it lands with Robin so much on a personal level

    How this is so much more than just a name change, and the ways in which it will be an upgraded experience for members

    Why evolution is necessary (and can be really good for us!) Links in this episode:
    Try Lindywell free for 14 days! 
    Follow Lindywell on Instagram
    Get Pilates workouts, tips, and resources delivered straight to your inbox!

    • 20 min
    The Life-Changing Benefits of Play with Kaita, Becca + Sheri

    The Life-Changing Benefits of Play with Kaita, Becca + Sheri

    Today’s episode is fun, playful, and one that will boost your mood! Every month in our membership community we dive deep into one area of wellness that takes place off the mat, and every July we focus on play. However, in today’s busy world, how do we make time for play, and what does it even look like?
    Joining Robin today to help answer these questions are Kaita, Becca and Sheri,  three of our incredible Pilates instructors who have put their passion into helping women move and embrace the playful side of life. The wisdom that they’ve gained by intentionally adding play into their daily lives, and how you can incorporate it too, can truly be life-changing.
    If you haven’t yet listened to Episode 68 with Kaita, Becca and Sheri, you’ll want to tune into that one, and on our app you can find workouts from all three of these amazing instructors!
    Tag us on Instagram, @thebalancelife, and let us know what you are doing for play this week. We want to hear from you and cheer you on, and if you haven’t already, we’d be so grateful if you rated, reviewed and subscribed to our podcast to help us spread our message and continue to do the work we do here!
    Show highlights: what you can look forward to in this episode!
    A look at whether play comes naturally, and why it’s so often easily forgotten

    Play really does look different for everyone, and Kaita, Becca, Sheri and Robin share in their own words would it looks like in each of their lives

    There are so many benefits to play that we often don’t truly consider, including how it can positively impact the relationships we have with our partner

    Play can be incorporated into your Pilates practice, and all three reveal easy ways that you can start doing this right now

    There are key life lessons that can be learned by playing, and the magic really happens when you can understand and appreciate what play can teach you

    Injuries can be a barrier to moving for adults, but there are practical ways to minimize and avoid them so that you can keep progressing

    One thing that they will be committing to these week in order to integrate play into their lives, and a special challenge for listeners to do the same Links in this episode:
    Episode 68 with Kaita, Becca + Sherri
    Sheri’s Spotify Playlist
    Kaita’s Spotify Playlist
    The Balanced Life Sisterhood
    The Balanced Life on Instagram
    Sign up for The Balanced Life Newsletter

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
682 Ratings

682 Ratings

N Valdres ,

Consistency

Robin’s philosophy of consistency has made a huge difference in my approach to diet, exercise, and lifestyle.

mamaw.h ,

So encouraging!

This podcast is a weekly MUST for me! Great topics are discussed in a non-judgmental way, and practical applications are given in every episode. Thank you, Robin, for offering such down-to-earth solutions and applications for every day life!

graceoverdrama ,

Great Podcast & Variety of Content

A new and very happy listener to this podcast.
Very applicable and actionable tips and conversations.
Robin has a terrific and calming quality and brings great energy to the podcast.

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