Since I started hooping in January, I have had the luxury of having garage space to practice in private. I will be moving in a couple months and although I don't have a definite place yet, I doubt I will have indoor space or a garage because it's not going to be in my budget. So how do you find private hooping space? I haven't hooped outside before yet, and I am a little weirded out about the idea of passerbys watching me. Do you just hoop outside anyway and get over the idea of people catching you doing your thing?
i have a very small house, so i have this problem too! no garage, no open spaces in any of the rooms, only one floor.. it sucks for hooping. i hoop in the backyard, even though its supposed to be for the tenants downstairs.. the grass in my backyard sucks and theres a lot of dirt and its really uneven so its a challenge, but its definitely the only place i have.. when it snows, ill be screwed ahah,. but perhaps your new place will have a backyard! even hooping in the front yard might be a little more comfortable, because youre still on your own property so it wont feel so weird, and you can always duck inside whenever you do.
:) thats myy advice!
I don't mind hooping outside, but the hot weather has made it unbearable, so i gave my local rec center a call. Turns out they have a studio room where they do yoga classes and yada yada. I go there and pay $5.00 to get into the rec and I use that room! High ceilings! Two of the walls are mirrors (which has helped me phenomenally) AND it's air conditioned! I would suggest giving a rec center near you a call, definitely! Complete lifesaver and I can hoop for hours with no distractions.
People will forever stare at a person spinning a plastic circle around and around. They may think it is silly, but most of the time they are in AWWWWWWWWE! That and they probably think they could never do such a beautiful thing as you do.
I love spinning outside, but be smart about the ground you are on. Slopes can be dangerous because you can roll your ankle. Woods are fun, but there is more to trip on. But there is also more to jump on and over. Oceans and beaches are pretty flat and cool, but there is a lot of water and sand (no bueno for your hoops). Overall though, I find spinnin outside to be more spiritual (for myself, only speaking for myself). I get connected with the Earth, the animals, the Wind.
Than there is winter. I am trying to find a place that will actually let me spin inside for free or really cheap. But around here, there is not much at all. And I get really frustrated hooping inside because the ceilings and breakables are very restricting.
i want to call up a rec center, but im also nervous since i'm still so new to hooping, i'll be using this room and not doing very well, and if anyone walks in it'll be really weird! but i think in a little time, i miight try it. :)
Yes. That's pretty much what you gotta do. You'll learn to like it. :-)