Gainz, Delivered.
You don’t need to pay for a trainer and a nutritionist. You don’t have to spend $200 a month on a CrossFit membership. You don’t require a boyfriend who doubles as your private trainer. And, most of all, you don’t need to be fooled by the many fitness models who are privileged with the above. Broke Single Mom Fitness was established to show that a lean, athletic physique is attainable through knowledge, not privilege. Sylvia Petro, an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer and fit mom, had no choice but to teach herself the principles of fitness and nutrition, and with lifelong fitness as her goal, she has maintained optimum health and fitness for 17 years. BSMF teaches healthy exercise and nutritional techniques that can be followed for life — no cocktail of supplements or crazy diet prescriptions necessary. Welcome to BrokeSingleMomFitness.com!


About Sylvia Petro:

Specialties: strength, conditioning, fat loss, calisthenic strength, sport’s nutrition, lifelong training and nutrition, and bodybuilding

  • 2002 – Became a mom and started fitness journey
  • 2004 – US Air Force Top PRT (Top Female Physical Readiness Trainee)
  • 2004 – US Air Force Warhawk (for fitness excellence)
  • 2005 – Became a certified personal trainer
  • 2009 – Texas Roundup bodybuilding competitor
  • 2010 – Insane Home Fat Loss video series participant
  • 2015 – Began calisthenic strength specialty & adult gymnastics
  • 2016 to present – continuing lifelong fitness mission

Sylvia’s Health and Fitness Perspective

In 2004, I was awarded Warhawk and Top Physical Readiness Trainee in the US Air Force. Now I’m stronger than the Sylvia of 2004. Sure, I was younger, but I lacked experience and knowledge in training and nutrition.  Since 2005, I have worked as a Certified Personal Trainer at Gold’s Gym, Spectrum, Blast, several private gyms, and now online. I don’t believe in fads or trend, only what works for long-term health and fitness. Now, I have over seventeen years of health & fitness experience. In that time, I’ve never been without a six pack, high energy, and my favorite: muscle. 

Sylvia Petro 2010 with son

I have extensive knowledge and experience with creating nutrition and training programs. My areas of expertise are natural bodybuilding and calisthenic strength. For me, fitness is more about how I look than how I feel. More importantly, I believe in setting a positive example for my son. I want him to know that adulthood does not equate being out of shape, as so many adults are these days. With his whole life ahead of him, I want my son to look forward to being comfortable in his skin and having the energy and discipline to reach any goal. If you’re a parent, be fit for your kids. Set a healthy lifestyle example as a strong, disciplined adult. 

Sylvia Was in Mike Chang’s Six Pack Shortcuts’ Home Workout Video Series: “INSANE HOME FAT LOSS”

Insane home fatloss


In 2014, I dropped the low-wage reality of personal training and decided to provide fitness advice online. Broke Single Mom Fitness deals with the realities of being a broke single parent, but mostly shares practical lifelong fitness and nutritional practices anyone can follow.

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