Traci "CircularPraise" Bonney
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  • Long Beach, MS
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Traci "CircularPraise" Bonney's Discussions

Hoopers on SparkPeople

Started this discussion. Last reply by Traci "CircularPraise" Bonney May 12, 2013. 2 Replies

Just wondering - how many of us are also on SparkPeople, either with the same user name or a different one? I'm on there as Hoopin4Health.  If you're on too, feel free to add me as a friend. :) 

Tags: SparkPeople, exercise, diabetes, health, CircularPraise

Hallowedding costume ideas

Started this discussion. Last reply by Traci "CircularPraise" Bonney Aug 14, 2012. 4 Replies

That's right - Hallowedding.My niece is getting married at the end of October, and she's doing a Halloween themed wedding, with the guests encouraged to costume to both the ceremony and reception.I… 

Tags: goth, wedding, Halloween, costumes

Look what I spotted on Yahoo...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Traci "CircularPraise" Bonney Jun 7, 2012. 2 Replies

I'm just sneaking in for a moment at work to post this, so if someone else already did, my apologies.  I saw a video link titled "hula hoop workout" on Yahoo a few minutes ago, and thought I'd… 

Tags: workout, hooping, exercise

Just when we thought AGT was anti-hooper...

Started Jun 2, 2012 0 Replies

I just caught a re-run of the America's Got Talent auditions on Oxygen, and guess what?  A hooper actually made it through to Vegas!  Here's the video clip from YouTube:  

Tags: auditions, hooper, AGT

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Traci "CircularPraise" Bonney commented on the group 'Hooping over 40'
"Hi, Catherine! I'm glad you commented. I haven't been on in a while (two years, apparently), and I haven't been in the hoop regularly. When I do get my spin on, though, I always find the moves come easily. Yay, muscle memory! ;)…"
Nov 7, 2015
Traci "CircularPraise" Bonney replied to the discussion 'Hooping after Surgery' in the group Hooping over 40
"CC, thought you might enjoy this:"
Aug 28, 2014
Traci "CircularPraise" Bonney posted a video


Some of you know I underwent cancer surgery a while back. I'm cancer-free, thank God! This is my first post-operative video. I've tried several times to post...
Aug 28, 2014
Traci "CircularPraise" Bonney replied to the discussion 'Hooping after Surgery' in the group Hooping over 40
"You're welcome for the inspiration. I may just have to go for a hoop session today myself. :)"
Aug 21, 2014
Traci "CircularPraise" Bonney replied to the discussion 'Hooping after Surgery' in the group Hooping over 40
"You're welcome! I know how important it is to have someone to talk to who has already been through something like this. I can't tell you what to do about having your ovaries removed, but I know I don't notice the absence of mine in…"
Aug 21, 2014
Traci "CircularPraise" Bonney replied to the discussion 'Hooping after Surgery' in the group Hooping over 40
"I have seen a slight change (a loss and then a gain) in my weight, but I'm attributing that to poor eating choices and lack of consistent exercise. It's my understanding that my ovaries weren't functioning prior to the…"
Aug 18, 2014
Traci "CircularPraise" Bonney replied to the discussion 'Hooping after Surgery' in the group Hooping over 40
"Thanks for the friend add! Yes, mine was a robotic laparoscopic procedure, with the addition of a machine called the Firefly. They injected a fluorescent dye in me while I was in surgery, and any suspicious spots in my lymph nodes showed up on the…"
Aug 11, 2014
Traci "CircularPraise" Bonney replied to the discussion 'Hooping after Surgery' in the group Hooping over 40
"Hey, CC. I had a radical hysterectomy (including the removal of both tubes, ovaries, cervix and about 36 lymph nodes) to get rid of an endometrial tumor in late April. I was back in the hoop in mid-June, although my surgery scars were…"
Aug 11, 2014
Traci "CircularPraise" Bonney commented on the group 'Hooping Challenges'
"Hey, hoopers! I haven't been active on HC in a while for various reasons, but I'm still signed up for notifications on this group, so I'm excited to see there's interest in restarting the challenges. If Safire has no problem with…"
Aug 6, 2014
Traci "CircularPraise" Bonney replied to the discussion 'Your favorite craft/art (besides hooping, of course)' in the group Crafty Hoopers
"Sounds like you keep yourself busy with all the different types of crafting you do. :)  I've been concentrating on crochet lately - winter brings out the desire to make hats and scarves.  I have a jewelry project sitting on my desk,…"
Jan 24, 2014
Tiffany replied to the discussion 'Your favorite craft/art (besides hooping, of course)' in the group Crafty Hoopers
"Hi guys! I just found this group and had to comment. Funny how similarly minded we all are. I'm a fiber enthusiast as well, though my interests were always mainly macramé. I started when I was a young teen and now 15 years later, I got…"
Jan 18, 2014
Traci "CircularPraise" Bonney replied to the discussion 'Types of Dance' in the group hoopDANCERS
"I'm with Kathryn - it depends on what types of dance attract you and what's available in your area.  You might want to look at different types of dance on video and see what grabs you before committing to a class.  I took ballet…"
Dec 18, 2013
Traci "CircularPraise" Bonney commented on the group 'Hooping over 40'
"Haven't been hooping much lately - too much stuff, not enough day.  I need to get back to it - pants are getting tight and my moods are swinging.  The NP at the clinic this morning brought up the other D word - depression - and I…"
Dec 9, 2013
Traci "CircularPraise" Bonney commented on the group 'Hooping over 40'
"Been quiet around here last few weeks.  Shannon, how's the LED working out for you?  Everyone else, how are things going?"
Dec 3, 2013
Traci "CircularPraise" Bonney replied to the discussion 'What are some of you funniest hooping memories?' in the group Hooping over 40
"I have a recent one - a high school classmate I hadn't seen in 30 years called me two days before we were supposed to be getting together with a bunch of other members of the Class of '83 and said she wanted a black and gold hoop. …"
Dec 3, 2013
Traci "CircularPraise" Bonney commented on the group 'Hooping over 40'
"Shannon, the message hasn't come through yet."
Nov 3, 2013

Profile Information

Do you teach hoop classes? *Please only answer 'yes' if you teach classes on a regular basis.
Do you have a website or YouTube, Facebook or Myspace.
What year did you start hooping? (e.g. 2003)
January 2010
Who is your hoop mamma or papa? (The person who introduced you to hooping)
I'm my hoop mama. I was looking for a fun way to get some exercise and Googled hooping, and the rest is history...
Who's hoop style do you love? i.e. Who inspires you?
Chad, Rich, Khan, Caroleeena, SaFire, Brecken - lots of people. :)
What is your goal for 2014 and why is it important? (Doesn't have to be hoop related.)
I have several goals for this year - to improve my hoopdance in this second year of the journey, to tighten my writing focus, to work on being more consistent in several areas of my life and to finish the many projects I've started and/or bought stuff to do/make.

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Traci "CircularPraise" Bonney's Journal

Hooping at Walmart

Posted on April 20, 2013 at 4:16pm 4 Comments

So, I'm walking through the local big box store, arguing with myself about whether or not to get the kettlebell I want. Workout equipment, or gas for the car?  Of course, maintaining my means of transportation to work won.

Anyway, as I'm heading through to the front from the exercise equipment aisle, I hear a familiar "shoop shoop". I grin to myself and comment to no one in particular, "Someone's playing with a hoop."

Just then, I hear a plaintive cry: "I've…



Posted on April 2, 2013 at 9:10pm 2 Comments

I've been downsizing recently. It started when I began a new job in January and realized that the new pants I'd just bought a month earlier were too big. I'd been losing weight without knowing it, which was odd since I was not hooping or exercising (foot injury) and not really paying attention to what I was eating. I was mostly schlumping around the house in baggy clothes, job hunting online and haunting a couple of Facebook groups. I had no idea the pounds were dropping…


Slipping over the borderline

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 8:34pm 3 Comments

At the end of 2009, I had a bit of a scare. My doctor said I had Type 2 diabetes. Turned out to be a bad test result, but the prospect of the D word was what propelled me into my first hoop. 

For three years following that scare, I stayed prediabetic, skating along on the safe side of the borderline. In 2010, I was an avid hooper, even though I had a torn calf muscle and a foot injury. In 2011, I fought to maintain my enthusiasm as my monthly hoop jam died a slow death. Minor…


Calling all illustrators

Posted on August 8, 2012 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

I'm in the process of writing a three-book fantasy series in which hooping plays a major role. I can handle photo manipulation software okay, but I'm not sure I can manage to execute my vision for the book covers.

I figure, who better to capture the spirit of a hoop fantasy story than hoopers? If any illustrators/artists out there are interested in collaborating, please message me and I'll explain what I have in mind. Thanks!

ETA August 9: The first two books…


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At 7:58pm on October 9, 2013, Catherine West said…
Your welcome Traci and thank you for the warm welcome and encouragement.
At 8:47pm on April 29, 2013, suesue said…

hi Traci, mahalo (thank you ) for the add! i just started hooping in late February. been having trouble with spinning, you spin so darned well and smooth! also just got a wrist injury about two weeks ago, and heck, don't it get you down. i overdid it with the reverse infinity moves, and now, just to open a bottle gives me the tweaks of pain. i just saw your torn calf muscle video, wow!!! thank you for inspiring people far away, even in the 50th state! :)

At 2:16pm on December 24, 2011, Moregan Kira said…

Merry Christmas!  I haven't been around Hoop City much. :P  I miss all my online hooper friends. 

At 9:01am on October 6, 2011,
Cheez Hoops

No problem! I thought we were already friends then I noticed yesterday we were not so I made it happen! :)

At 9:02am on September 16, 2011, Heather Neill said…
im still new at hooping but its getting there lol
At 10:38am on September 12, 2011, Khaanee said…
will know more by thursday, have to see how the week goes.
At 10:14am on September 12, 2011, Khaanee said…
whew,,,,no monkeey's it!
At 11:30am on September 10, 2011, Khaanee said…
guerilla hooping??? I am terrified of monkeys..LOL 'splain dat one Lucy!
At 11:02am on September 9, 2011, Khaanee said…
sending you a grouch busting huggggg...:) hope you have a good day!
At 11:37am on September 2, 2011, Khaanee said…
oh ok, ya'll have fun and will ttyl!

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