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    Not Ready for a Public Gym? No Problem.

    Believe it or not, you don’t have to join a gym to get in shape and stay that way. Before I joined a gym, I exercised in my living room every day for five years. I never wanted membership at a public gym. I can be myself at home and even goof around, which makes for a more enjoyable workout. I also tend to train harder in privacy (grunting and ugly faces of strain are allowed). At a gym, since it’s a public place, some people, like myself, find it uncomfortable, and time doesn’t necessarily make this go away. Thankfully, a public gym membership is optional for many goals. If…

  • Calisthenics | Gymnastics,  Videos

    Forearm Stand Practice

    I suck at handstands, so I decided to focus on improving my elbow stand. (I know I need to point my toes.) #elbowstand #handstand #bodyweight #calisthenics #fitmom A post shared by Sylvia Petro (@sylviapetrofit) on May 24, 2018 at 5:02pm PDT Pre-handstand #forearmstand #elbowstand #balance #flexibility #bodyweight #fitmom #fitness #calisthenics A post shared by Sylvia Petro (@sylviapetrofit) on Jul 10, 2018 at 5:24pm 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…

  • Training

    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 to no focus on stretching, my body eventually screamed for me to become flexible. I had developed a nagging tight hip flexor, tight shoulders, tight hamstrings — everything was tight. And not in a sexy way, but in an injuriously tight muscles sort of way. Overlooking flexibility meant I wasn’t as fit as I appeared to be. To gain more…

  • Lifestyle,  Training

    Are You Stretching Enough?

    If long-term fitness is your goal, you need to stretch. If you don’t want to just look good, but feel good, you need to stretch. Women, if you want to maintain or obtain smooth skin, particularly on your thighs, you need to stretch. Stretching is often overlooked or minimized. And quick stretches during and after a workout are not enough. When weighed against how much time we have available to dedicate to exercise in our often busy lives, spending an extra 20 minutes or even 10 minutes doing a slow, mostly static activity can feel like an easily dismissable task. Instead, overall goals are emphasized, like gaining muscle or losing fat.…