I have spent my whole life moving in some form or another. From toddler ballet classes to studying the Horton method at Alvin Ailey American School of Dance, to teaching Aerobics in Hollywood Ca, at the Holiday Spa on Sunset Blvd. I’ve taught tap dancing and ballet classes to youth and I have spent my adult life Jazzercising. This has helped to keep my sanity and strength up. After several years of Jazzing I started having knee and back pain from too much jumping and running. I decided to start creating my own movement workout. It had to be soft, easy and fun. As all of us in this group know research has shown that moving not only increases heart health, muscle health, but it also helps keep our brain firing, keeps our mood balanced, helps us to detox and keeps us breathing and smiling. There is nothing more lovely than starting your day off with some joyful easy movement to get the body and brain aligned and ready to take on the day. I hope you will all join me bright and early, wear your comfy clothes, sneakers or no shoes up to you an COME READY TO SHAKE YOUR BOOTY.
Meet Roseanne Romaine
have been on my own personal wellness journey for the last 10 years. I spent many years fighting severe eczema, IBS, chronic fatigue, panic attacks, and unsettling brain fog before being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease (Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis).
I have worn many hats throughout my life from theater student, to dancer, to aerobics instructor, to wife, to mother, to single mother, to pastry chef, chef, restaurant owner, & holistic chef & nutrition consultant. The immense stress and run hard lifestyle that I lead as a single Mom in the food industry and as a business owner took its toll on my health. Being a single mom over the last 21 years and owning a high stress business like a restaurant wore my system down. I realized that my work and my lack of self-care truly had a devastating impact on my health. After my diagnosis I was devastated to be told I could no longer have gluten, sugar and eventually nightshades. I felt my entire identity as an Italian girl from Jersey, and an accomplished pastry chef & chef were being taken away from me. I felt my heritage and my ethnicity were being ripped away by some disease I hardly understood at the time.
I thought I would never eat anything enjoyable again nor would I be able to physically and mentally continue to work at my profession. I was truly scared and depressed. I felt lost and unsupported. I realized the allopathic medical community was only able to treat my symptoms. I knew instinctively that I needed to get to the root causes of my issues if I wanted to gain back my overall wellbeing and energy. It was then that I embarked on my nutritional journey.
It has been a long road of schooling, researching, trials, tribulations, and experiments with food and lifestyle. I have had many successes and some failures too.
I’ve spent a great deal of time figuring out what worked and why, and along the way have found joy and delight in the path my health has taken me.
I would love nothing more than to be able to share my experience as to how I used my love of movement, my love of cooking and my knowledge of nutrition to help heal, recover, and find joy in my life. I would be honored to help guide you on your own Joyful Journey to Health.