Joan Warburton
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  • Franklin Lakes, NJ
  • United States
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Joan Warburton's Discussions

Who Is The Hooper?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joan Warburton Apr 26, 2011. 2 Replies

Help Vote Jen Onto the Cover of Fitness Magazine

Started this discussion. Last reply by The CircularPhile Mar 6, 2011. 23 Replies

Many of you already know the story of how Jen and her husband lost almost 300 lbs hooping together.  Can you help put Jen on the cover of Fitness Magazine? Please vote here: … 

Help Find The Owner...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kelly Jean Jan 23, 2011. 2 Replies

... of these photos?  I know it's a long shot but if everyone posts on an international site maybe someone will recognize these guys. … 

Reebok and Cirque du Soleil

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joan Warburton Apr 12, 2010. 6 Replies

In 2008 Reebok partnered with Cirque du Soleil.  They have begun to establish new classes and new certifications for fitness studios around the world.The first, in 2008, was Jukari Fit to Fly … 

Tags: soleil, du, cirque, reebok, fitness

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Joan Warburton commented on the group 'NYC Area Hoopers'
"Join NYCHooping on facebook.  There's always lots going on.  Some people hooped last Sat in Wash. Sq. for the pillow fight.  You'll see more posted there as weather gets warmer."
Apr 6, 2015
Joan Warburton replied to the discussion 'Knee pain, help?'
"Try and wear flat, smooth shoes, dance shoes, or sneakers with a pivot box.  A pivot box is a round area under the ball of your foot so your foot pivots smoothly without any friction. RYKA makes several different sneaker models that have a…"
Feb 11, 2014
Joan Warburton replied to the discussion 'Electric Lifestylz LED Hoop Reviews'
"I'm getting ready to order a second hoop from them.  They've been great.  :)"
Jan 22, 2014
Joan Warburton replied to the discussion 'LED Artistry LED Hoop Reviews'
"I'm a bit of an LED nut and collector.  I own a SYNTH, 36" polypro, and must say this hoop is incredible. The hoop is light, balanced and the patterns are amazing.  Customer service is the absolute best I've ever run into…"
Nov 28, 2013
Joan Warburton replied to the discussion 'Trick Concepts LED Hoop Reviews'
"I've had many different LED hoops and my oldest is a Trick Concepts. It's 4+ years old, I coil it down constantly, lend it out, take it everywhere as my regular hoop, LED hoop and it's still going strong. The tubing looks like…"
Nov 28, 2013
Joan Warburton replied to the discussion 'Troo Hoops LED Hoop Reviews'
"Troo Hoops makes a good solid product and what's so great about all of their hoops is that they have a facility where you can go, see and try out hoops before you purchase them. Great customer service too."
Nov 28, 2013
Joan Warburton replied to the discussion 'Electric Lifestylz LED Hoop Reviews'
"I ordered a Kinetic Hoop, Base model, and received it on time. I love it for it's durability and fun patterns.  I have a SYNTH which I use on special occasions but the Kinetic I will take everywhere. It's not balanced like my SYNTH…"
Nov 28, 2013
Joan Warburton commented on the group 'New Jersey Hoopers!'
"Looking for someone who makes hoops and lives in Toms River. Have a friend in Barnegat who wants to buy a hoop. Please message me on facebook.  Thanks Joan Warburton "
Aug 6, 2013

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Jan 3, 2013
Joan Warburton replied to the discussion '~Synth LED hoop~'
"Took just less than a week and I'm only a state away from where it was made.  I would have thought it would have arrived sooner but it's a busy time of the year.  The on/off button is mostly recessed on the inside of the tubing."
Dec 14, 2012
Joan Warburton replied to the discussion '~Synth LED hoop~'
"Got my SYNTH today and it's worth every penny.  I bought the polypro and it's lighter than my Trick Concepts and Moodhoops LEDs.  It's a friction closure, very tight and you put a piece of tape around the closure. It charged…"
Dec 14, 2012
Joan Warburton replied to the discussion 'Moodhoops Future Hoop, WTF'
"What sold me on the Syth is that I believe it's the first and only hoop with no dead zone.  I love Moodhoops too but a battery will fit into this hoop causing a dead spot.  There's a big difference in the hoop patterns when…"
Nov 24, 2012
Joan Warburton replied to the discussion 'Polypro travel hoops?'
"If you look up RK Spinburne on Facebook and message him he has a large variety of polypro and will make one any size you want and break it down into pieces. TrooHoops also makes travel polypro. "
Nov 16, 2012
Joan Warburton replied to the discussion 'travel hoops - which one do you recommend?'
"I love the Troo Hoops 8 piece hoop.  It's 42" and you can take a section out and have a 36" hoop.  It's pricey but you can buy the hoop and tape it yourself.  I've had one for more than 2 years and bring it as…"
Sep 25, 2012
Joan Warburton replied to the discussion 'I thought hooping was supposed to help arthritis?'
"I never heard that hooping is good for arthritis. Exercising a painful or hot joint is not a good idea.  Arthritis is a degenerative condition of bone.  It's not like a muscle injury.  There's exercises you can do to…"
Sep 25, 2012
Joan Warburton replied to the discussion 'Smart Hoops in 5/8 Polypro'
"I have a 5/8 LED from Moodhoops.  LOVE it.  They don't make them in the size I have anymore, 36", because it's a little "wonky" but that's exactly what I love about it.  Takes the same battery as my 3/4…"
Aug 5, 2012
Joan Warburton replied to the discussion 'Searching for a Heavy Weight Big hoop!'
"You can purchase 1" 160psi irrigation tubing. You'll need roughly 11 feet for a 42" hoop, a bit more if you want to go larger. Most of my beginner hoops are 42" which is a good size. They're 3/4", 100 psi but if you…"
Jul 4, 2012
Joan Warburton replied to the discussion 'how to get someone to stop stalking?'
Jul 4, 2012
Joan Warburton replied to the discussion 'Rushing the process?'
"I agree with you but to each his own. It's easier to go faster with a lighter hoop. What I see is that so many people have gone small and light because very few hoop on the body anymore. Body hooping has become the break for all of the tricks.…"
Apr 12, 2012
Joan Warburton commented on the blog post 'a confession'
"Buy a second one and you'll have twins for all the mini hoop tricks. :)"
Feb 24, 2012

Profile Information

Do you teach hoop classes? *Please only answer 'yes' if you teach classes on a regular basis.
What year did you start hooping? (e.g. 2003)
What is your goal for 2014 and why is it important? (Doesn't have to be hoop related.)
Continue with new and innovative ways to help myself and others stay fit.
Homestay - Click yes if you would consider sharing accommodations with Hoop City Citizens visiting your hometown.
How old are you?
59 years young.

When did you first start hooping?
Latter part of 2009.

Would you call yourself a beginner, intermediate or advanced hooper?
Beginner soon to be intermediate.

How often do you hoop?
Not often enough!

Do you have an indoor hoop space?
Yes and no.... have a little bit of space but the ceiling is very low. It is now very colorfully marked up.

Is there a hoop group where you live?
No but I have limited access to NYC and will try and meet other hoopers when I'm comfortable with my own level.

Did you start it? N/A

Would you say that you are obsessed with or addicted to hooping?
I'm obsessed with exercise. Hooping, for me, is another way to get more people active, moving, and off the couch. It's fun and people forget they're working out. That's the best kind of exercise.

Have you posted hooping videos? How many?
No. I don't have a video cam.

Do you have friends nearby to hoop with?
Other than the group I work with at our fitness club and another group fitness instructor who's helping me with the class, no. There's no one around to just go out and have fun hooping with. There are some clubs in NYC where hooping is popular and there's people that get together in the city but other than that the general public her is the northeast, is just becoming aware of hooping. It's very different from the west coast where it's been part of fitness for a long time.

Since Reebok purchased and took over Cirque du Soleil I think there's going to be an explosion, awakening, and awareness on the horizon that will include trapeze, juggling, poi, silks, hooping, etc. I think it's very exciting!

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Clothing For Outdoor Winter Hooping

Posted on October 6, 2010 at 4:30am 1 Comment

One of the best sites (best deals are on internet) for warm, comfortable, clothing that you can layer without bulk is a company called Title Nine. They have a fantastic winter line, comparable prices to other better clothing outlets and their stuff lasts forever.

Their line includes winter skirts, dresses and sports bras too.

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At 2:35am on January 20, 2016, Denis Leveques said…

Good day,
How is everything with you, I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately. I have something very important to disclose to you, but I found it difficult to express myself here, since it's a public site. Could you please get back to me on my private email( for the full details?
Have a nice day and God bless you,

At 5:39pm on February 7, 2012, Sabrina Moxie* said…

Joan!  I hope all is well out in NYC.  I see you braving the snow to get your hoop on.  Good for you.  I hope to be out your way soon and I'll definitely let you know when I am.  Keep on rocking!

At 3:41pm on February 5, 2011, Richie 'Monkey Mooncalf' Isaacs said…
If your son is anything like me he'll be able to sleep no matter what time of the day it is (it's a gift)
At 11:10pm on February 4, 2011, Richie 'Monkey Mooncalf' Isaacs said…

So nice to meet you, thank you so much for your kind words and support, means a lot, ya know.

(Yes, I am a soppy git and totally refuse to change :o)

At 10:42am on October 8, 2010, Khaanee said…
thanks Joan! having fun and getting into the music are the best part of hooping! :)
At 9:07pm on September 23, 2010, Beck Hoops said…
Thank you:D. Your pictures are all pretty cool too!
At 7:06pm on July 24, 2010, Khaanee said…
thanks hon! ;)
At 9:44pm on July 23, 2010, Harley "Deniper foxx" said…
just been taking it easy on my arm...(and incedentally losing some ground on the fitness level.) me and moregan have plans to try to make a vid this weekend and since we are at it i may post one of my own soon too.

thanks for inqireing and i hope you are shiny good.

peace and hoops!
At 9:22am on July 22, 2010,
THE BEX* of *Sense of Motion
WOW custom reformers for football players?!? That's fascinating and intriguing. Are they ginormous??

I've been mat certified and teaching for 4 years, machine teaching for 3. I really love how Pilates anatomical training/ cueing informs my Hooping and Hoop teaching.

I didn't realize you were in Jersey until you mentioned it! Let me know what you hear about The Printing House (?) and we'll work something out!!

Nice to connect.
At 8:48pm on July 21, 2010,
THE BEX* of *Sense of Motion
Hi Joan!
I just saw your comment that you're subbing a Reformer class for a friend Thursday. It's nice to "meet" another hooping PIlates teacher!! Do you teach regularly? I'd love to know more about your PIlates background. Maybe we could exchange a trade sometime. I teach at Dance New Amsterdam and two studios in Williamsburg.

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