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 18 years. Broke Single Mom Fitness (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
    • One-on-one personal trainer: 2005-2012
    • Online personal trainer: 2010-Present
  • 2009 – Texas Roundup bodybuilding competitor
  • 2010-2015 Fitness modeling contract with Khall – Austin, TX
  • 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 after training myself at home in my living room or hitting the pavement outside. I started working out regularly for the first time in my life soon after becoming a new mom — three days after giving birth to my son to be exact. Now I’m stronger than the Sylvia of the past, including the girl who earned Warhawk and Top PRT. 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 eighteen years of health & fitness experience. In that time, I’ve never been without a six-pack, high energy, and most importantly, well-developed 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 feel than how I look. 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. 

BSMF tank coming soon

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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