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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


38: Redefining Wellness on Your Own Terms with Robyn Downs

With each day comes a new array of things to do, choices to make, and blessings to count. Today’s guest, Robyn Downs shares how she’s become “brilliant at the basics” and applied her systems to organize and prioritize her life.

Robin Long and Robyn Downs discuss the benefits of “exercise snacking”, the inspiration for Robyn’s new book, and overcoming the pressure of the fitness and wellness industry. Join Robin in this episode full of tangible and tasty tips that you can apply to your daily practices.

Show Highlights:

  • Robyn shares a snapshot of her life and what her current season looks like
  • What a day in the life looks like for Robyn
  • What is exercise snacking and its benefits
  • How Robyn had to shift her mental approach to wellness
  • Robyn shares how she practices the 80/20 rule in her life
  • How to make anchors of priorities and knowing when to stay no
  • How to limit unnecessary decisions
  • Robyn shares how she creates her daily menu
  • How Robyn and her husband manage childcare
  • Why you shouldn’t try to take everything on alone
  • How the wellness industry has put pressure on body image
  • Rapid-fire question session with Robyn    


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