Log calories

Updated: Why You Need to Log Calories

Some personal trainers and “health gurus” don’t believe in logging calories. Instead, they say “eat when you’re hungry.” I don’t agree with that. I know from experience that eating below or too far above the amount of calories your body requires (for muscle gain, fat loss, or maintenance) can sabotage […]

Yoga Vibes Class Review: Breathing for More Energy with Gigi Yogini

This blog post appeared originally on YogaVibes.com, it is reposted here with permission The deets. Filming Location: Montclair, New Jersey Style: Vinyasa Yoga with Weights Length: 41 minutes Intensity: Level 2 = Moderate Intensity Focus: Crazy, Sweat-Inducing Flow Props: Pair of light hand weights (3-5 lbs.) Average Rating: 5/5 On […]

Why Yoga?

Whether you want to be flexible or not, stretching is essential for everyone of all ages. I obviously learned this when studying to become a personal trainer, but, I admit, I didn’t implement stretching in my routines as much as I was supposed to. However, after eight years of bodybuilding and limited […]

Handstand Progress

I can finally get up into a handstand on almost every attempt. Mind you, I can’t hold for long, but it’s progress! Again, I’m learning completely on my own. My teachers are a book, Overcoming Gravity, and YouTube. SylviaMEET SYLVIA PETRO — THE BROKE, FIT SINGLE MOM: As an athlete […]

4 Rules to Pull-Up Mastery

Mastering pull-ups is difficult for everyone. Some people even have it on their bucket list. That’s a bit dramatic. But I get it. I felt like I was going to pop a blood vessel when learning the movement. While this exercise is difficult for both men and women, women cite more […]

Are Body Comparisons Your Doom?

I strongly believe that setting the goal to look like someone else, whether it’s just arms, legs, abs or another person’s whole body, is a doomed prospect. Everybody is unique, so setting the goal to look like another person is illogical. Life isn’t a Disney movie, you’ll never magically turn […]