I feel you on this! Watching the rain coming down and trying to keep warm IN the house, I am starting to really bum out about not being able to hoop as freely. My house is small to say the least. However, the gym that I go to for yoga class will let me use the room when it's not scheduled for a class (which happens to be right before yoga! ), so I plan to do that at least (errk--just) once a week.
As far a keeping warm outside, layer as best you can with un-bulky clothes, and work your own heat up by hooping like crazy!
Do you have any grip tape on your hoop now? Or is it just sanded? Depending what kind of tape you might even have already, I find it helps too to maybe take it off and add a fresh layer every now and then, as it tends to wear down after a while.
Hey Felicia, Perhaps there are other dance studio (gym) owners/managers like me who would be happy to have people Hooping in their space when the class schedule allows (big open spaces). We're trying to grow a Hooping Community in our dance studio and I think it's a great compliment to our Urban Dance Scene).
Anyway perhaps "food for thought".
Winter is a perfect time to explore more.When I'm out ice skating with my hoop, I need warm clothes that wont fess with the hoop. I find that wearing knee high socks with full leg warmers allows me to even wear a short skirt out in the forest in Montana. It's all about keeping your feet, legs, hands and head warm. I have the best dance snow boots. They are built for below freezing temps and water proof, but the best part, they are soft and very moveable near the ankle.
Hooping indoors durning the winter is fun. You need to change your moves up and maybe play with smaller hoops while hooping in small spaces. I personally dig the fact that I sorta need to head out to see live music just for the enlarged hooping space in bars or venues. But like livijoyhoops, there are dance or yoga studios that will help you out if you know where to look and how to ask. University of Montana allows ANYONE to sign up to use a dance room.
I love winter hooping! There are a lot of options and spaces, you just have to find them.
Ice skating and hooping? That is amazing :D I would fall flat on my ass a lot, I think. Gheh.
But with the rest, I agree! Find new ways to hoop and as for clothes, layering! The Netherlands is also cold and wet for the better part of the year so I'm forced to find ways around it, and layering helps - add and remove as you get cold/hot! :)
i have the same problem. once spring hits, im just like, okay, what do i know? lol. i plan to be more active with my hoop this winter. are you a member of a gym near your home? im sure they wouldnt mind you using some of their open space. good luck and happy hooping!
I suggest this to many friends who ask me what to do when it's cold. If you don't have a place or much space, you can literally practice moves that require more 'control'. For example one winter I had very limited space and so I worked on isolations in my HALLWAY lol and other small scale tricks. I also am an explorer like Swizzy though and I like to go outside in it. I usually just take a bigger/heavier hoop to counter balance all my layers. Which usually I shed half of once I start spinning and sweating ^.^ Happy hoopin to ya!