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!