Not something I thought about until today when it started raining..... where do you hoop in winter months?
I don't have room in my home very small ceilings! I started making calls today to some park and rec facilities and they said they don't have spare rooms. Or the ones that do charge an astronimical day use fee.
I was wondering, for those of you with more dramatic climate changes (I am in Oregon) what do you do in the winter months?
Hello! I'm from Finland and the autumn is coming fast :D Last winter I hooped both outside and inside (I have very few furniture because at one point I gave up almost everything I had) With thin layer clothing it is also very nice to hoop in the snow :)
Im in CT and having the very same problem!!! Instead of checking with larger facilities I am now starting to contact small private owned dance and workout studios to see if it is possible to rent the space maybe weekly or something...Maybe you can try that... Good luck to you!!
I may have to try rain hooping! :o)
Also thanks Mallorie for the tip, we have some local dance studios I didn't think about contacting!
How about at community rec center/gym I know here the city owned gyms have big open matts/spaces in the work out areas for streaching or free weights, yoga... I know i could easily hoop in a space like that, the only thing is there always be people watching, another option is that there are rooms for classes that are not always in use but can be used. The memberships at the city owned gyms or day use passes are usually pretty cheap.
my boyfriend and i decided to rent a two bedroom apartment instead of a one bedroom so I could have an extra room to hoop in and do yoga in <3 i actually cleared it out today to prepare me for the winter months. that room is my savior, and so worth the xtra $$ ;)
but i agree w splynk, and indoor room at a rec facility or gym might be your best option... or sometimes you can surprise yourself in a small space...clear off walls and tabletops and give your room a shot?
I work out at a Y and casually asked one day about their studio room since fitness classes are over by 7:30. per the front desk, people go in and out of there to do their workouts and they didn't see hooping any differently. (Hooray!) I'm also eyeing local parks with covered areas for picnics, etc. It may not save me from the cold, but it will save me from rain.
Hi there, I'm in New Zealand so have just come out of [what seems like] a long, cold, damp winter. I got frustrated with trying to hoop at home in a confined space, so I joined the local gym and couldn't be happier. Plenty of room to rock out, and I have the advantage of being able to use the weights [to give me a nice strong body for hooping]. The gym staff are intrigued by my hooping and I've been approached to teach a hooping class there!
get a small hoop to play with indoors when you can't make it to a practice space. a naked polypro doesn't leave black scuff marks on the ceiling like electrical tape. i stayed with my mom for a bit and she would always yell at me for hooping because of the black marks on the ceiling. i got a polypro, and no more scuff marks.
in my opinion, hooping in confined spaces is a good thing to do ( sometimes ). you learn to work within the space. when i have overhead space i tend to do lots of big movements, no overhead space and i can work on core hooping especially in the non-dominant direction, or isolations.
i also use a studio at a gym when classes are out.