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The Balanced Life

104 EpisodesProduced by Robin LongWebsite

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… read more


54: Defining Success Beyond Before and After Photos

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 and gracious atmosphere to help women embrace their bodies as they are. Join Robin in this episode to hear more about The Balanced Life’s mission to help women feel healthier, happier, and more confident. 

Show Highlights:

  • How Robin began teaching and entered the health and wellness space
  • Why Robin wanted to change the focus from physical to mental results
  • Looking past physical appearance goals in the fitness space
  • Why Robin wanted to create a new approach to how we view fitness
  • How to live from a place of freedom
  • The impact of before and after photos and why The Balanced Life doesn’t use them
  • Setting a positive example for others around us and changing the wellness culture



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