“My children (blended family of five kids ages 6, 5, 4 and a set of 3 year old twins) are my world and keep me insanely busy,” she said.
Her day starts promptly at 5 a.m. with an intensely invigorating dance workout and ends with “dance parties” in the kitchen while the kids and I make dinner. They are having fun and staying fit without even realizing it.
She calls that a win for mom. In addition to spending invaluable time with the kids, she was able to lose close to 50 pounds simply by doing what she loved, dancing. “This really started the wheels turning on ways that I could share this success with everyone. In searching for an alternative to running aimlessly on a treadmill, I came across House Party Fitness and was instantly hooked,” she said.
“I knew this was going to be the start of something amazing. This program works for everyone – no matter your shape, size, budget or schedule. I immediately got myself certified to become a House Party Fitness instructor and this is how The Hip Hop Shop was born.”
Fast forward a few months (Spring 2015)….
Romano was looking for a venue to host her daughters’ birthday party. They were in the process of moving and a party at home was just not feasible.
Through research, she found that her available options were not quite what she was looking for. The main issue she was facing was outrageous pricing.
“Not only were prices high, the overall value versus the cost just did not seem worth it. This was the final piece I needed to turn my vision into a reality and complete my dream known as The Hip Hop Shop.”
She thought what better way to share her passion with others, without breaking the bank, while allowing everyone to stay fit and have fun. “I know firsthand how hard it can be keeping everything in order – family, career, birthdays, holidays, extracurricular activities, etc. etc. etc. Money seems to be spent faster than I can make it! From one mom on a budget to another, I would love to be able to help.”
Whether its birthday parties for the kids, fitness classes for you or a holiday party for the family, The Hip Hop Shop can help make it an experience you won’t soon forget. They offer classes that work with your schedule, birthday parties that work with your budget and a pay-as-you-go option that allows you to dance at your leisure with no commitment.
They also have a retail shop. So please, stop by and check it out anytime. Romano wants everyone to be able to dance at their own pace while offering a fun environment for ages one to 100. Kids hip hop classes are starting Feb. 20.
The Hip Hop Shop is located at 1940 Kings Highway, Rear A, behind the big white house, in Swedesboro. Visit www.thehiphopshop.us or call 856-899-7989 for more information.