• Health,  Nutrition

    50% Off Amazing Grass Supplements

    Amazing Grass offers numerous products to guarantee ways to get your greens + fruits every day. Life isn’t perfect. Our schedules, budgets, and even fridge space don’t permit us all to store and prepare the variety of fruits and vegetables required for daily consumption. I love salad and eat it daily. I like fruit, but I don’t eat fruits daily. Honestly, I go through phases of what veggies and fruits I feel like eating. I recently got off a months-long brussels sprouts kick. Now I’m on to an Asian salad obsession. I know a few salads a day and a sporadic fruit intake is not going to ensure that I…

  • Calisthenics | Gymnastics,  Cardio

    Kneeling Squat Jump

    Below is a plyometric, functional lower body exercise. Wake your lower body and whole body up with this movement. It is a perfect exercise for the middle of a fat loss routine or as a superset move during any routine. SylviaAs an athlete for over 18 years and a broke single mom for most of that time, I created this site to aid not only broke single parents to a life of fitness, but anyone who believes the road to fitness requires a lot of cash or time. In reality, the way to fitness is paved with knowledge and firm principles; teaching readers how to master both is the goal…

  • How Many Days a Week Should You Train Per Goal
    Bodybuilding,  Cardio,  Do-It-Yourself,  Exercises,  Fat Loss

    How Many Days/Week Should You Train?

    Your body is a reflection of your habits. For results, you must expose yourself to the right exercises for your goal at a frequency that tells your body it’s time to adapt. In other words, shake up what your body is used to and introduce it to a new norm that it must condition itself to. That conditioning can come in the form of fat loss, muscle gain, increased strength, or learned skills – depending on how you train. Given this reality, it’s important to understand how many days of training are required to meet your fitness and body goals. Certified personal trainers often tell clients they need to dedicate…

  • Pistol to Rear Jump Exercise
    Calisthenics | Gymnastics,  Glutes,  How-To

    Glute Development: 4 Moves to Try

    Developing the glutes is kind of an art. We all have a unique pair. Some of us have high glutes, some have low, some wide, pear-shaped, or compact glutes. We might stumble upon articles all about how to shape the glutes to your desire. But, while I say developing the glutes is kind of an art, it is really a science. That science is completely based in maximum muscle activation. The more muscles you activate, the greater the development. This means you’ll have to work the prime movers (agonists — muscles doing the most work for an exercise), supporting muscles (synergists) and stabilizers (fixators) to get on the path to…

  • Abs,  Exercises

    Quick Calisthenic Move

    I saw Olympic gymnast Nile Wilson do this once — thought I’d give it a try. For months I couldn’t do more than two reps in a row. I realized my technique was the problem. To be successful with this move, reach up and over from start to finish (arms up in the lying position and forward from seated to standing). This exercise helps condition good landing form for aerial movements. SylviaAs an athlete for over 18 years and a broke single mom for most of that time, I created this site to aid not only broke single parents to a life of fitness, but anyone who believes the road…

  • Sylvia Petro,  Things I like

    Things I Like – New Favorite Fall Boots

    Fit women need more than stretchable leggings and sneakers. We also need everyday fashion options, and I love boots; they’re the only thing I like about colder weather — that and coats, scarves, gloves, pumpkin pie, holiday cheat meals — well, I guess “only” is a bit inaccurate, but it’s close.   Sam Edelman is my new favorite boot designer, if only for the awesome boots featured in this post. I found these burnt maroon colored boots at a local Ross store. The color struck me, but what sold me was the clash (and genius) of the wide, speckled-gray laces. The boot design itself is masculine chic, meaning the design is masculine…

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    Today’s Workout – Cardio Pilates Home Workout

    I workout at home one to two days per week because of my crazy work/college/parenting schedule. PopSugar is my current go-to home workout medium. The cardio pilates video below gave me the sweat/muscle-stimulating fix I needed today. The first half of the workout, about 20 minutes, is a brief warm-up followed by cardio. I began sweating about 5 minutes in; not bad. The second half of the workout is pilates strength moves, mostly for the core. This was a simple effective workout. And, it’s free on PopSugar.com or YouTube, so you broke single moms, college students, or money-conscious people won’t spend a penny to break a sweat. SylviaAs an athlete…

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    Instagram Posts

    View this post on Instagram Handstand practice. It's hard mastering a freeform HS hold w/ no spotter whatsoever. Instructional videos always include a spotter-assisted phase. Air is my spotter … well my core is, really. Still working on it. #adultgymnastics #handstands #calisthenics #bodyweight #fitness #exercise #fitmom #gymnastics #handstand A post shared by @ bsmf_ig on Oct 22, 2017 at 11:55am PDT   SylviaAs an athlete for over 18 years and a broke single mom for most of that time, I created this site to aid not only broke single parents to a life of fitness, but anyone who believes the road to fitness requires a lot of cash or time.…