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Meet Romio Parenting Expert: Cherie Corso

Meet Romio Parenting Expert: Cherie Corso

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Cherie Corso is an on-air Parenting Expert and Blogger who writes about Parenting, Lifestyle, Fashion and Family Fun. Her opinion isn’t only sought after in her social circle and New York City, but nationally as well.

Cherie has been a featured guest on a range of radio and television shows such as Fox Insider, Fox and Friends, Good Morning America, The Today Show and Dr. Oz – to name a few. With impressive credentials under her belt and passion for what she does, we were thrilled to welcome Cherie into our community as a Romio Parenting Expert.

Cherie is just as excited about Romio, too. Cherie shared, “As soon as I understood what Romio was all about, I wanted to be part of the Romio story. I wanted to be involved because it’s an extension of what I do every day. It’s an amplifier of what and who I believe in.



Cherie also loves that Romio can help her connect people together. Cherie continued, "The potential of connecting people is endless. As a national Parenting expert, I understand the importance of needing a good recommendation quickly. Romio can save time, money and effort. Romio is authentic, dependable and exudes excitement and passion – just like me!"

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Our Olympians need the best, I recommend #HEX #Laundry Detergent for Gold Medal Results

Our Olympians need the best, I recommend #HEX  #Laundry Detergent for Gold Medal Results ​FullSizeRender

I am so proud of all the Olympians especially proud of our athletes that we sponsor at the New York Athletic Club. The USA Gold Medalist Women Rowing team are incredible, they train hard, watch nutrition and need to look great in their uniform representing the USA. They also must be conscience of products that they use, especially their clothes and workout wear. A lot of people might not realize it but many leading brands of detergent have chemicals in them that can irritates the skin. As a "spandex mom" who likes to workout and admire our Olympians I highly recommend using HEX free and clear laundry I give it a gold metal, (yes that's me holding the gold metal) because it is eco-friendly, cleans and does not irritate your skin. USE this Promo code: 

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We all like excellence and high performance, let me tell you about HEX and why its the only detergent I will use on my athletic wear  Did you know that odor get trapped in the polyester and builds up because traditional detergents do not get the sweat, dirt and body oil. Sometimes instead of clean clothes, you get clothes that smell good, are just coated with a fragrance. Then when you workout and sweat the odor comes back again. YUCK, you will not have that problem with HEX detergents they clean. When workout wear is cleaned correctly it lasts longer. I may not be a gold medalist but I do strive for excellence and good health for myself and family. It does all start in the home, so treat yourself and your workout wear with the best products on the market. Personally knowing the athletes, I know everything does come into play when working out and competing and trusting your team. I have to trust the products I use just and know that they will help me not hurt me. FullSizeRenderUSE this Promo code: 

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10 minute WORKOUT with #BalletMuscle to elongate and define your MUSCLES!

 

10 minute WORKOUT with #BalletMuscle to elongate and define your MUSCLES! 

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Peter Cirolia brings to the health- fitness profession and ballet world education, experience and enthusiasm rarely seen in a fitness professional and ballet master.

Peter’s experience as a ballet dancer alongside the famed New York City Ballet helped develop an appreciation and intimate understanding of body mechanics, nutrition, and peak achievement techniques which set him apart from his competitors as a fitness training pro. Performing on stage in productions choreographed by the immortal George Balanchine and studying under world renowned dancers like Mikhail Barishnakov, Peter Boal, Jack Soto and Elliot Feld has helped Peter to not only “study”, but personally master techniques for performing at peak levels. It is from this foundation that Peter shares information and innovations of unmatched quality and ability to transform.

Peter is a licensed personal trainer and health consultant through the International Sports Sciences Association and founder/ owner of Ballet Muscle a highly successful health-fitness studio and ballet school in Westchester, New York. Peter has partnered with an internist for eight years helping to wean patients off medicine through exercise. He is the intermediary between his clients and their doctors. Through his consulting, teaching and unique individual instruction, Peter Cirolia has helped individuals from all walks of life ranging from beginner to elite athlete achieve their individual health, nutritional and wellness goals. His exclusive instruction and programs are in high demand for providing lasting results through a unique system that is safe, interesting, and fun. Peter owns and operates his own studio. www.balletmuscle.com and also trains clients in NYC. If you would like to book Peter for a corporate event or private training contact his studio.

Ballet Muscle exercises formulated and demonstrated by Peter Cirolia
Exercises can be conducted anywhere, holding onto anything that will help you stabilize yourself. Example a barre, wall, chair, cable machine etc.

Exercise#1 Plie straighten 
This is how to conduct: Hold onto barre with your left hand while the right hand is held straight out to the side. Stand with heels together in a duck position and only turn your feet out as far as your hips naturally allow you. Hold your pelvis in a neural pelvic tilt position elongating the hip flexors. Then bend the knees pressing the heals down to floor keeping the thighs aligned over the feet. Then return to straight leg duck position. Do 10 reps, 2 sets

 

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Exercise #2 Plie Releve 
This is how to conduct: Hold the barre with the left hand while the right hand is held straight out to the side. Start with the heals touching in the duck position holding a neutral pelvic tilt position. Always keeping the hips and pecs aligned. Then bend your knees pressing the heels down to the floor with your thighs aligned over your feet. This is called a plie position. From this position raise the heels up as high as you can elongating the legs to a straight position. As you do this be sure to squeeze your thighs and keep the heels facing each other the entire time as your thighs are held turned out in opposite directions. Then as you lower down bend your knees and come back to the starting plie position. 10 reps, 2 sets

 

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Exercise #3 Tondu lift
This is how to conduct: Hold the barre with the left hand and the right arm held straight out to the side. Start with the heels together in the duck position holding a neutral pelvic tilt position. Always keeping the pecs and hips aligned straight across when you look in the mirror. Point your right leg and foot in front of you in the center of your body. Hold the left leg completely straight with your body weight over the ball of the left foot. Make sure to keep the right leg externally rotated toward the outside of the body and the foot pointed throughout exercise. Then lift your right leg 45 degrees and lower back down to the floor. Make sure to always lift from underneath your leg ( use the hamstring muscles, never grip with the quadriceps.) Should be like a lever is lifting your leg up. 10 reps Repeat this to the side and back. 
When done all three positions with the right leg, turn around and hold on with the right hand and do the left leg in all three positions. 10 reps in each position.

 

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Exercise #4 Tondu lift and turn leg in/out
This is how to conduct exercise: Holding the barre with the left hand and the right arm extended straight out to the side. Start with heals together in the duck position holding your pelvis in a neutral pelvic tilt position. Make sure the Pecs and hips are aligned straight across. Point your right leg and foot in front of you in the center of your body maintaining external rotation. The left leg should be completely straight with your body weight over the ball of the left foot. Then lift the right leg with your foot pointed (using the hamstrings) to a 45 degree level and hold. Then internally rotate your right leg toward the inside of your body and then externally rotate it back toward the outside of your body. 10 reps  Repeat to the side and back of you.
When done all three positions with the right leg turn around hold barre with the right hand and repeat with the left leg.   

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Go see #Snatched Silly Fun, but meeting #GoldieHawn & #AmySchumer amazing!

IMG_1165Snatched was a silly fun movie, dumped by her boyfriend on the eve of their vacation, impetuous dreamer Emily Middleton (Amy Schumer) persuades her cautious mother, Linda (Goldie Hawn), to accompany her on an exotic getaway to South America.  Opposites, Emily and Linda must soon work through their differences to escape from a wildly outrageous and dangerous jungle adventure funny, entertaining. But the best part was meeting Amy and Goldie at TheMom's blogger movie premier event on Park Ave in New York City. The interview was serious at times but Amy true to herself was hysterical The moms interviewed and hosted Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn for a Mamaraazzi event in NYC for their new movie Snatched. They sat down with The MOMS to dish on the film and during the interview Amy admitted “her uterus remains empty for now, but she would like to have kids someday.” I also gave Amy Schumer a crystal for good energy and she liked it! I gave the one to Donald Trump too, hey we all need good energy, maybe on a higher level it will help. We all had a absolute blast and even all dance together in honor of #DanceforBreastCancerChallenge.  

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National #Yoga Month and #Wedderspoon Manuka Honey, 5 tips to stay ZEN!

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September is National Yoga month it's a perfect time to get "bendy" yoga well known to increased strength stamina and flexibility. I have been practicing yoga for years and it does enhance your ability to stay focused on task improve your attitude and decreases anxiety. I also think it helps you to feel Zen, focus, and even loose weight. When you feel good you look good! I find after I go to yoga class, my creativity and communication skills are much better. Yoga is fantastic it will only help you improve your overall health and well-being and mental function. I love National Yoga Month and Wedderspoon, its a perfect mixture.http://www.yogahealthfoundation.org/yoga_month

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 Favorite drink during yoga is to mix warm water and  Manuka honey using the little to go packs, easy to carry and store http://wedderspoon.com/our-products/honey/ . The honey helps increase circulation and gives me a little more energy. ws_honeyonthego-box__75318-1462507487-190-285

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These are my top 3 reasons why I love yoga and smile more!


1. Turn off monkey mind when the inner chatter is nonstop our bodies are functioning under a constant
low-level stress a simple smile and a good stretch can instantly relax the body and release tension on cellular levels. 


2. Just sitting and being positive. All the feel-good chemicals are released when you smile and stretch dopamine's and endorphins plus it
boosts your immune system strong balances your hormones and stabilizes your blood pressure and heart rate. 


3. Feel connected with people there is a magic that happens in the yoga studio when everybody is relaxed and completed a good class there's a connection that stays with you the whole day. 


4. Yoga is a journey
of life you will be amazed on how you progress if you keep at it. It Is a feeling of accomplishment and a great time to relax. 


5. Yoga is honoring your body and making yourself feel good, makes me feel centered when all the energy is flowing and the blood is pumping. 


Feeling good and having physical and mental flexibility will help you in every area of your life

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1. "Half dog"Makha" Svanasana

Hold on to chair lean forward in bend over. This perfect for relieving back pain if you've been sitting for a while on the bus or train just lean over and let your body hang. 


2. "Chair pose" Utkstasana  this strengthens your shins leg gluteus, of course, bring your feet to gather or hip width apart reach her tailbone towards the floor back straight and she said into an imaginary chair reach your fingertips towards the ceiling. 


3. "Forward bend" Uttanasana 

Place both feet firmly on the floor and place your fingertips are palms next to the outer edge of each foot pull your torso feel forward and just do a nice stretch. 


4. Tree pose is easy to do and helps get you back in balance.

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Hat Trick Magazine Cover: Cherie Corso Spiritual #Entrepreneur

 

 

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#Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel perfect for#kids Birthday Party

 

Sheraton New York Time Square #kids #parties, oh yes! I highly recommend it was a blast, for Mom and Dad too!

Parents, do you have fun at your kids party? I think last year when the Hawaiian luau had to be moved indoors because of the storm, and I had to cancel the flame throwers and hire my trainer from the gym to entertain, as well as the zumba teacher to be the Hula dancer, I said to myself the next year I'm having a fun, stress free party. I love my daughters birthday, she was born on Mothers's Day so its always a special to me. I've done sleepovers, backyard Hawaiian parties, spa parties, Lady bug party, Alice in Wonderland, Broadway, Candy Land. Even when I have it at a restaurant, its still lugging decorations, gift bags, and the after party party! This year I wanted to do something that was enjoyable for my husband and myself. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed all the other parties but this year I left it to  to the incredible, professionals at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.

​We all had the best time, the service and attention to detail was beyond. When we walked into the adjoining suites  and balloons, elegant hand written birthday note, chocolate covered strawberries, apple cider champagne, cake music playing  more, it set the mood for a fabulous celebration.The manager, and staff were attentive, engaged and made the party effortless. We all had the best time!

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The view of the city was amazing, the food at the hotel outstanding. Time Square had the energy and excitement. New York City has a energy that no other city in the world has.

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The best part was was the kids had fun and so did my husband and I.

 

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#Dr.Oz and #Manuka #Honey and my favorite #Wedderspoon!

Dr.Oz show, I'm the Beauty Expert giving my Manuka Honey anti wrinkle mask recipes and benefits of honey the organic beauty. from Cherie Corso on Vimeo.

The benefits of honey are amazing, as demonstrated on Dr.Oz my favorite is Manuka Honey which promotes skin regeneration, repairs cellular damage and lessens appearance of wrinkles.

Hydrates: When applied to your skin, manuka will hold in moisture and absorb moisture from the air for a dewy, glowing complexion.

Anti-aging: Because of its moisturizing properties, manuka retains moisture without making skin oily, the first step in wrinkle-free skin.,helps slow down enzymes that destroy collagen.

My favorite is Wedderspoon brand, because I know its pure, not mixed with fillers like some other brands you can purchase at  http://wedderspoon.com. On the Dr Oz  show, I showed my favorite manuka honey mask, it is with cinnamon and apply it as a mask. Steam your skin, pay dry and apply a thin layer of manuka blended with a pinch of cinnamon. Leave on for 20 minutes and gently wipe off. Close pores after by rinsing with cold water. Use the same mixture as a spot treatment and leave on overnight to see blemishes disappear.

Cleanser: Add a few drops of hot water to a quarter-sized dollop of  Wedderspoon Manuka and cleanse massage around your entire face for three minutes (make sure you're not wearing any makeup). Gently wipe off with a washcloth or sponge for extra exfoliation.

Dark spot treatment: To fade acne scars, brighten and resurface the skin, mix a quarter-sized dollop of  Wedderspoon manuka, fresh-squeezed lemon and a teaspoon of olive oil. Massage mask into steamed skin and allow the mixture to work its magic for 20 minutes. Rinse and close pores with cool water.

Manuka honey is often graded as "12+ or "16+," which indicates its concentration of beneficial compounds and antioxidants, so the higher the number, the stronger the antibiotic effect.  http://wedderspoon.com

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check out! What To Get Your BFF For Galentine’s Day

 
 

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What To Get Your BFF For Galentine’s Day

February 12, 2016 

What is Galentine’s Day? Well let Amy Poehler‘s character from Parks And Recreation explain it to you…

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How awesome is that?!

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It really should be! In honor of the unofficial holiday we have put together a list of things you can buy your gal pals to show her she doesn’t need a man to feel appreciated. Check them out below.

Ultra chic friendship jewlery– Full House darling Jodie Sweetin is back in full force and you may not know that she also has a jewelry line. The best part? It’s in collaboration with her friend Erica Anenberg and all the pieces have a positive message. If your friend is pumped up for the Fuller House reboot on Netflix then she will LOVE this. GO HERE FOR MORE.

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Hickey stick – If your friend constantly has hickies all over her neck and/or body then this gift is PERFECT. The best part? It’s organic! Getting a hickey has never been so non-toxic! GO HERE TO BUY IT.

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A same day massage – YAS. It’s available in 16 cities and you can give as little as a 60 minute notice! This gift is almost too perfect to be true! GET YOUR RUB DOWN HERE.

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A diamond ring for a single woman – Don’t worry, you just read that correctly. It’s the first ever diamond ring that is made for women who don’t need a man but want some bling. Never forget, diamonds are a girl’s best friend! GET YOUR DIAMONDS HERE.

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Care for that hair – This hair product comes with extra incentive, it’s a favorite on the set of the hit show Pretty Little Liars! Since every woman loves taking care of her hair this is perfect for the girl in your life who can’t enough Ashley BensonGET THOSE PRETTY LITTLE LOCKS HERE.

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Wolfgang Puck – Ok, you are not literally getting her the acclaimed chef but you can buy her a class in his renowned cooking school! Maybe she’s unemployed and this could be a career? Maybe she’s just a terrible cook? Either way this gift is delicious! GET YOUR COOK ON HERE.

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Organic tampons – This is not a drill. Biodegradable tampons are going to be all the rage. We are calling it now! It’s never too soon in a real friendship to get tampons that won’t harm the environment. Her grandkids will be thanking you later! GET THOSE TAMPONS HERE.

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#Bella Aura, another proven #beauty secret from nature!

 World of Bella Aura, is more then just another beauty product! 

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An aura is a field subtle, luminous energy that surrounds and maps the thought and feelings of a person or object.

Bella Aura means beautiful aura, your own reflective image that represents both inner and outer beauty, the deep glow from within that illuminates your complexion.

It is said that all living things manifest an aura and connotes a person’s particular power. Several authors associate certain personality traits with the different layers of the aura’s colours.

At Bella Aura Skincare we take the concept of a person’s aura one step further by producing remarkable products that help define the inner beauty of each person.

Each of our products has a different colour logo, which represents the characteristics of the product as it relates to the aura colours.

Our Antioxidant Booster logo is orange.  This colour symbolizes a burst of energy and creativity. It projects a radiant glow.

Our Daily Repair Moisturizer logo is green.  This colour communicates renewal. Green projects healing, rejuvenation and a sense of nature.

Our Gentle Purifying Cleanser logo is blue.  This colour symbolizes calmness. Blue projects tranquility and inner peace.

Our Instant Eye Lifting Contour logo is indigo.  This colour represents our spirituality and intuition.  Indigo projects a heightened sense of awareness.

Our Night Cellular Renewal logo is pink.  This colour evokes compassion, beauty and love. It projects warmth and passion .


Beautiful skin is the reflection of a person’s aura.

 

 

Bella Aura combines a serum and cream to formulate unique, natural, multi- purpose Emulsions for today's skin care needs.http://www.bellaaura.com/our-products.html

Serums are concentrated blends that include an extraordinary complex of energizing vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.  The molecules in serum are smaller, thereby penetrating deeper into the skin to give better results.  Serums will only moisturize to minimal degree; therefore, you have to use a moisturizer as well. 

Creams are typically made of water or oil and their moisturizing action may not contain active ingredients.  The molecules in creams are larger and will not penetrate the skin as far as a serum will.

Emulsion is a water based moisturizer with oil. It is lightweight and quickly absorbs into the deepest layers of your skin, leaving no greasy residue. An emulsion has the ability to maintain hydration levels and prevent moisture loss from your skin’s surface. It is beneficial for all skin types, including people with oily skin, as it is a water base and does not cause pore clogging.
 
Our superior dual action emulsion formulas are loaded with:

  • High Performance Peptides that penetrate the skin more deeply and more effectively.
  • Antioxidants to help stop the free radicals that cause oxidative stress in the body.
  • Vitamins to Nourish, Replenish Rebalance the skin for a more youthful glow.
  • Minerals To boost the skin's Performance.

We combine these essential nutrients and advanced science with natural active ingredients that contain:

  • High levels of Hyaluronic Acid to exfoliate the old cells and replenish new cells.
  • Elastin Boosters that minimize your lines and maximize a youthful appearance.
  • Collagen to improve and retain elasticity and firmer skin texture.

Bella Aura skin care has created a line of five multi-purpose products that are suitable for all skin types. Our skin care packaging uses unique dark violet glass bottles designed for natural formulations. These airless pump bottles protect sensitive and natural products from excessive exposure to air, thus increasing the product shelf life up to 15 % mor

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