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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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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

images-15I call this on the go YOGA! Sometimes we are not able to get to the yoga studio, here are 3 poses I'm sure you know already know just be mindful when doing feel Zen and practice yoga on the go! Slow down and breathe, sip your honey and water.

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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Tips to stay healthy and have fun this summer! Also without breaking the bank!

Tips to stay healthy and have fun this summer!

Also without breaking the bank!

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Encourage kids  and caretakers join in to play sports such as soccer, basketball, skateboarding or surfing, boogie board Remember all summer long wear comfortable shoes likes crocs  www.crocs.com so you can keep moving from the boat to the playground, beach and backyard.

The more you move the more you can build strength, coordination and mental stamina doing unplanned fun activities. Walk, local parks, to the store, church friends house, wherever your heart desires. Its calming to the mind and great for your body. Also you will find that you sleep better with the fresh air.SFVI1439

Earn a little money, have the kids clean out and sell there old toys and clothes. Also a good old fashion lemon aid stand is great, it teaches kids very quickly about money and dealing with people.2016-02-09 22.46.54-2

Set up an obstacle course packed with different challenges. This is so much fun, a egg on a spoon race, wheel barrel, water balloon challenge.

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Book club and Art Club It’s a fantastic way for them to socialize and read a book.  Make it fun let your kids pick the book. Even if they just read a few chapters or draw pictures to join in the conversation its good constructive fun.IMG_7783

 

Movie night is great,  its fun to watch Dad’s favorite and Moms favorite comedies too. Very nostalgic and always a good conversation starter.

 

Meditate, in this busy world I know it’s hard to stop but just sit unplugged, for 5 minutes in  with your eyes closed unplugged.

You will see how you slowly increase to 10, 15 minutes. You will feel more refreshed and productive. A healthy mind and body makes you more productive and a better problem solver.

 

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Hat Trick Magazine Cover: Cherie Corso Spiritual #Entrepreneur

 

 

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#Earth Day should be everyday, #Green Chic Lifestyle! Im sharing a great BLOG!

 I just love this blogger and blog and wanted to share!

Friday, April 22, 2016

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Earth Day: Green Chic Lifestyle!

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My 2015 Beauty Finds

 

Happy Earth Day 2016! To celebrate such an important occasion, I have curated a special selection of mouth-watering items that will make your life easier and more environmentally-conscious. Who said that green couldn't be chic?
 

(Psst… Follow the pretty bold pink links to learn more about the products!)
 

1. Lavender aromatherapy candle by Lather ($10): This gorgeous candle is made exclusively with natural ingredients. Manufactured with paraffin-free and 100% natural soy wax, a spun cotton wick, lavender essential oil and lavender buds, this wonderful candle quickly scents the room with a soothing and calming fragrance. This is one of my personal favorite candles to pair with a relaxing bath or for burning after a stressful day, right before I go to bed.
 
2. Organic Manuka Honey Lozenges by Wedderspoon ($11.99): Want to bring some USDA Organic Certified goodness in your life? These eucalyptus lozenges are a life saver. Chock-full with manuka honey and bee propolis, they are great to soothe raspy throats without synthetic nasties. Since I discovered them, I always carry a few lozenges in my purse- with this crazy New York spring weather you never know what to expect!
 
3. Organic mini bath bombs by G2 Organics ($15): The perfect companion for the lavender aromatherapy candle, these small bombs are big in natural contents. One bath bomb is enough to draw a relaxing bath that also soothes and calms the skin (mine is extremely dry, and I have found these beauties also leave it hydrated. Yay!) The set of mini bath bombs includes six amazing scents: Amber, Passion fruit, Mango Cilantro, Aqua Blueberry, Pink Sugar and Fresh Apple (my personal favorite.)
 
4. Garden-in-a-can by Back to the Roots ($23.96/ 4-pack):  Do you have a green soul but lack the skills to keep your plants alive? Well, you've just found your soul mate: I sometimes believe I left my green hand back in Spain. This wonderful invention by Back To The Roots allows you to plant non-GMO/ USD organic-certified basil (shown in picture), cilantro, sage, and dill in the comfort of your own windowsill. As easy as opening the can, putting the seeds, and watering them, this cute kit allows makes it fun and easy to harvest your own organic herbs. With no chemicals and no messy drainage holes, this garden-in-a-can is the perfect companion for my wardrobe-sized apartment in Gotham, and makes it the ideal companion for families who want to initiate their kids in the wonders of healthy agriculture (and healthy eating!).
 
5. Pure Castile Rose Liquid Soap by Dr. Bronner ($10.99/ 16 oz.): This liquid soap boasts one of the cleanest vegetable oil-based formulas out there. Made with organic and certified fair-trade ingredients, Dr. Bronner's soap is created after the original formulas originating from the Castile region in Spain, with which I'm personally acquainted. Vegetable oil-based Castile soaps have been used in my country for centuries, and I'm really glad to report that Dr. Bronner's formula is very much what I expected.

This is a genuinely ecological and simple soap that can be used for almost anything: To clean your face, your body, or even your home – it's a great ally to wash food, do the dishes, get a sparkling laundry, mop your floors, or clean your pets– with no synthetic preservatives, detergents or foaming agents. This means no Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate, a common chemical detergent to which I am extremely allergic. I personally use Dr. Bronner's Pure Castile Liquid Soap to clean my kitchen and my bathroom; by mixing it with baking soda, it attacks the toughest grease stains. However, and because it is a very concentrated formula, you need to dilute it to get the best results. You can visit Dr. Bronner's blog here for suggestions on how to make the most of this wonderful product.

6. Hanging Air Plant Terrarium by Maker's Kit ($24, featured here with a black display stand from Amazon): This cute DIY green kit includes a hanging glass bubble, preserved moss and lichen, decorative rocks, a water atomizer, a Tillandsia plant, and an easy-to-follow set of instructions to take care of the lil' guy. You only need to provide a sunny spot for your new friend!

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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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#Roses and Citrus #DIY 60 second flower arrangement cost less $20.00, perfect for #Valentines’s Day

Citrus Rose flower ❤️arrangement in less then 60 seconds and less then $20.00 from Cherie Corso on Vimeo.

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The #Energy from #KungFuPanda3 # #Kate Hudson and #Lucy Liu

 

The #Energy  from #KungFuPanda3 # #Kate Hudson and #Lucy Liu and more!30999F7800000578-0-image-a-25_1453832668724

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It was one snowy day right after the storm hit the city. The weather was freezing cold and sunny and the road was extremely messy. I had to get up from the bed at 8 am and dressed up for Kung Fu Panda 3  screening event with Kate Hudson and Lucy Liu, by www.themoms.com  but that was not what excited me; the only reason to why I had the enthusiasm to get up and dress early in the morning in a freezing weather was the opportunity to learn from Cherie Corso. Cherie is an innovative founder of G2 Organics www.g2organics.com, blogger www.cheriecorso.com, mom, and of course my boss! G2 Organics? Are you sure they are true organics? Yes my dear, I can assure you they all are organics, odorless, and colorless. You know what I love about odorless products? First, they are not too confident that we would accept their choice of scent. Second, we can add our scent to the product. For example, you can spray your favorite perfume on the spot where you apply the Hickey Stick. Your perfume will last longer and get much stronger because the Hickey Stick traps the molecules so they do not evaporate as much as they would without the Hickey Stick. 

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The movie, besides telling impossible stories of animals doing Kung Fu 3, also teaches us about the power that comes from within. Our exclusive nail polisher that comes with Rikei Charge exhales positive energy. Well, of course, not colorful energy like the one you will see on the movie. It is that positive aura that you feel when you play around with the bottle. How do I explain something colorless, odorless, and can't be seen? There is no one definitive way to describe Rikei aura that comes out from the bottle, that is why you should get a bottle to feel it yourself, and I am sure you all will understand what I mean by then. 
 
Till my next post fashion bunnies! 
 
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#2016 #Valentines Day #Recipe for falling in #LOVE ! xoxo

#2016 #Valentines Day #Recipe for #LOVE, that works!
 
 
IMG_7992As a Reiki Master, I know this to be true, but people always want scientific proof. I challenge you to try it. Doing, with the right intention is the most powerful aphrodisiac in life not only Valentines Day.
 "Cooking with Love and Getting Results" is perfect for Valentines. I'm not sure if you ever heard of "THE Rice Experiment" or "What the Bleep do we know" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What_the_Bleep_Do_We_Know!%3F its very powerful and true. This experiment shows when food, water are treated with the right intention they flourish, when treated bad they die.  Most people agree that positive thinking has power, this would be a fun, informative and can only help.IMG_7991
 
 "COOKING WITH LOVE and Getting RESULTS"
 
"Cooking with LOVE and getting Results" highlights the intention and integrity of good energy!
- Send love and good energy into the food while cooking, even play happy music.
-positive intentions make the food taste better, it translates in taste and feelings as you prepare, eat, digest.
-Engagement Chicken, perfect example, its a delicious lemon chicken. Has all the right stuff, lemon for detoxification,andprotein.http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Engagement-Chicken-364889
-healthy ingredients raise ones personal vibration to feel better
-love has such a powerful energy that it does effect the way people taste and digest food.
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This is a example of intention when cooking.Engagement Chicken, every person should know, the recipe that started it all. And once you've made it, you'll know why. It serves up the kind of home-cooked goodness that no restaurant meal can top. The chicken's crispy skin is drenched in herb-infused juices (don't forget to pour the pan dripping back over the chicken before serving or, alternately, to drizzle them over individual pieces on the plate), and the trick of turning the chicken 15 minutes into cooking keeps the meet uniquely moist. 

All sides will work with a main course this splendid. You can go with either white wine (in which case a Riesling would be nice) or red (try pinot noir). Positive & Happy cooking-and an even happier future to you and the lucky person you've deemed worthy of this dish.IMG_7990Cooking with love, good ingredients and happy thoughts always makes everything taste better. As a mother who loves to cook, I think we all know nothing tastes better then a home cooked meal.

- See more at: http://www.cheriecorso.com/?tag=valentines-day#sthash.nPR2jLas.dpuf

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