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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, public gym membership is optional for many goals. If you…

  • 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 17 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…

  • Flexibility

    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 the teacher. For over fifteen years, Danielle Diamond has been teaching a kick-asana yoga class. With heavy focus on alignment and breath, Danielle creates a creative sequence, designed to make you smile as much as you’ll sweat. Her program, called Xen Strength Yoga, is a modern twist on yoga combining a powerful Vinyasa flow with light hand weights. Work toward…

  • 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 tends to get overlooked or minimized. And quick stretches during and after a workout is not enough. As a general rule, you should have at least one 20 – 30 minute stretching session per week. Two to three sessions per week is best. You don’t have to do yoga. There are plenty of stretching routines you can do, without having to perform an excessive amount of downward…