Hi gals, do you have wide hips and narrow shoulders? Then you have what's called the "Pear Shape". This makes you appear fatter and wider than you really are. This can be genetic. Having a wide bone structure is strictly a genetic trait that creates the the illusion of having fat hips. Here's my take on this... The biggest mistake I see women make to correct this imbalance is to do more cardio. To these women, "I'm going to the gym" means, "I'm going to do cardio". Big mistake. Doing lots of cardio will only make you a smaller pear. The good news is I have a weight training workout that will allow you to change your physique without using heavy weights. If you have a pear shape, give this workout a try: MON: Squats: 4 sets of 10 reps (rest 60 seconds between sets) You can use dumbells here by holding them at your sides. Stiff Leg Dead Lifts with DB's: 4 sets of 12 reps Standing Calf Raise: 5 sets of 15 reps WED: Superset: (no rest between exercises) Pushups on Knees:3 sets of maximum reps to failure Standing DB Lateral Raise: 3 sets of 15 reps (keep pinkies pointed towards the sky) Seated DB Lateral Raise: Drop sets 1x15 reps, drop weight and rep to 10-15 reps to failure. 3 total drop sets. (remember the pinky thingy) Incline Bench DB Fly's: 3 sets of 15 reps Cable Tricep Pushdowns: 3 sets of 12 reps FRI: Machine or Cable Rows: 4 sets of 12 reps (45 sec. between sets) Straight Arm Cable Pullovers: 8 sets of 8 reps (20 seconds rest between sets) Reverse Pec Deck Fly's: 4 sets of 12-20 reps (45 seconds rest between sets) This is a great routine when combined with a HIIT cardio routine done 1-2x per week and will change your physique in 8-12 weeks, or get you moving in the right direction! Of course the diet will be crucial. If you are unsure of the exercises I've listed, or have questions on the routine, or want a personalized routine with the accompanying diet specific to your goals and body, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or send me a PM.