Natalie Zem
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  • Canton, MI
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Natalie Zem's Discussions

Need help with "booty bump"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Natalie Zem Apr 28, 2010. 17 Replies

First, somebody PLEASE tell me there is another term for this move. I can't stand calling it a "bootie bump". My problem is when I'm hooping on an angle on my waist (facing the floor) the hoop goes… 

Looking for vinyl Hoop Stickers

Started this discussion. Last reply by Natalie Zem Mar 19, 2010. 5 Replies

Hello!Can anybody recommend a website the sells cute VINYL stickers/bumper stickers that depict cartoon hoopers, or anything hoop related (and cute)?? I'd like to have some for my car.Thanks! 

This is weird

Started this discussion. Last reply by Natalie Zem Oct 7, 2009. 7 Replies

I've been practicing and practicing and practicing the back lift up (into lasso) and can do it ok while standing still, but as soon as I try to do it while turning I get a caught up in the hoop (most… 

Best way to progress

Started this discussion. Last reply by Natalie Zem Oct 6, 2009. 8 Replies

Hello! Very new hooper here. Any suggestion on which order the "tricks" are best learned? Obviously waist hooping first. I've gotten pretty good at waist hooping in both directions, turning, walking… 

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Amanda of Hip Flick Hoops* liked Natalie Zem's discussion Need games/exercises for Hoop Fitness Class
Mar 27, 2012
Kate Morris replied to the discussion 'Need games/exercises for Hoop Fitness Class' in the group Hoop Teachers Unite!
"Hi!  I just started teaching my class a week ago, and I'm having a blast so far!!!  My gym, like most of yours, wanted a fitness based hoop class vs. a dance class, so I had to come up with some moves that were more fitness based…"
May 9, 2011
JEN replied to the discussion 'Need games/exercises for Hoop Fitness Class' in the group Hoop Teachers Unite!
"Here's some videos i made for visuals. Sorry they are kinda lame LOL I have my Hoop Face on, HA, and loud basketballs in the gym (and my 6yr old videotaping LMAO) but you can get an idea resistance band…"
Mar 4, 2011
Carly Dawson replied to the discussion 'Need games/exercises for Hoop Fitness Class' in the group Hoop Teachers Unite!
"A short video would be great, your class sounds like alot of fun but i'm struggling to picture some of the moves! x"
Mar 4, 2011

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Sarah Maccarelli Jordan replied to the discussion 'Need games/exercises for Hoop Fitness Class' in the group Hoop Teachers Unite!
"I would love to see a video of these moves...great suggestions!"
Feb 17, 2011
JEN replied to the discussion 'Need games/exercises for Hoop Fitness Class' in the group Hoop Teachers Unite!
"I have been teaching since February and teach about 15 classes a week, all different places. I have actually changed the name of my classes to Cardiohoop, instead of Hoopdance-as per feedback from many students and non-students, apparently Hoopdance…"
Nov 29, 2010

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Kathy (HoopKat) Bellamy replied to the discussion 'Need games/exercises for Hoop Fitness Class' in the group Hoop Teachers Unite!
"not using your hands? By that I mean hitting a hoop down with your hands..."
Nov 29, 2010
Joan Warburton replied to the discussion 'Need games/exercises for Hoop Fitness Class' in the group Hoop Teachers Unite!
"I've used the step in an interval class with the hoop. 3 minutes of a step pattern, 30 seconds squat thrusts off the step, 3 minutes hoop, 2 minutes weights. I change around the step pattern each interval, change the hoop to waist, hips,…"
Nov 29, 2010

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Judy Vanhooren replied to the discussion 'Need games/exercises for Hoop Fitness Class' in the group Hoop Teachers Unite!
"Liz, how did you incorporate the step into your class? I am picturing maybe, just doing a basic step up/down, while waist hooping? My class is just discovering the hoop again, so I wouldn't do that to them for sure, but maybe in the future!…"
Nov 29, 2010

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Judy Vanhooren replied to the discussion 'Need games/exercises for Hoop Fitness Class' in the group Hoop Teachers Unite!
"I would LOVE to see a video of your class! Sounds really interesting and fun.. I am in my first month of teaching a fitness class, and it is going well, but I would like to start adding some more 'gym' style exercises with it. Your ideas…"
Nov 29, 2010

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Liz Oehmen replied to the discussion 'Need games/exercises for Hoop Fitness Class' in the group Hoop Teachers Unite!
"Yep that is what is nice about being at a park district. It is the size of gym in there. We can really get some height when we throw the hoops up. Plus their closet is filled with fun stuff. I brought out the steppers for advanced students which…"
Nov 6, 2010
Erica Burroughs *Vitality Flow* replied to the discussion 'Need games/exercises for Hoop Fitness Class' in the group Hoop Teachers Unite!
"WOW what a great idea. wish my space was made for such an activity"
Nov 5, 2010

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Liz Oehmen replied to the discussion 'Need games/exercises for Hoop Fitness Class' in the group Hoop Teachers Unite!
"Yesterday was the last day of an 8 week class and i did a hoop ball. Which is soccer while hooping. We used a under inflated exercise ball (the ones they use for situps.) The gollies had to be waist hooping. everyone else can do hand or waist…"
Nov 5, 2010
the Mayor of Hooperville replied to the discussion 'Music for Class' in the group Hoop Teachers Unite!
"I have only managed to find one song by Lettuce and it is totally awesome! Do you have any suggestions about where I could get some more - I mean, besides, itunes, of course. Thanks! My future students thank you, two ;)"
Sep 8, 2010

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Kathy (HoopKat) Bellamy replied to the discussion 'Music for Class' in the group Hoop Teachers Unite!
"Would anyone be willing to post a sample playlist for a one hour class? One with some older stuff on there too?"
Jun 21, 2010
JEN replied to the discussion 'Need games/exercises for Hoop Fitness Class' in the group Hoop Teachers Unite!
"everyone hoops and tries to walk/nudge other hoops down at the same time :P"
Jun 15, 2010

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http://HoopIntoFitness.com
What year did you start hooping? (e.g. 2003)
2009
What is your goal for 2014 and why is it important? (Doesn't have to be hoop related.)
Increase proficieny in hoopdance/tricks.

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Back lift up thingy

Posted on October 26, 2009 at 9:46am 2 Comments

I posted a forum entry asking for help on the back lift up, and am glad to say that I finally got it! I can do it standing still AND turning now. It just finally "clicked". And, I'm getting a little better at chest hooping in my natural direction, but the other way---FORGET IT! I look like a fish out of water. But, I'm happy making progress in one direction, so no complaints!



I'm learning that even if I feel like I'm never going to get the hang of something, that I eventually do with…  

Progress---somewhat

Posted on September 23, 2009 at 8:30am 1 Comment

I'm getting better at moving the hoop down from my waist to my hips, and maintaining the hoop there (my Hoopnotica 1 dvd helped). But, the giant left hip bruise is back---which I expected since my form wasn't the greatest---my badge, as someone on here called it. I can hoop on the hips in both directions, but sometimes still have a hard time getting the hoop down, but I know with practice I'll be a whiz in no time.



I ALMOST did a correct "lift" up into a lasso, and then from lasso…  

Bruises be gone!

Posted on September 21, 2009 at 9:52am 7 Comments

After practicing for two weeks, and now that the baseball-sized bruise on my left hip (from my first hooping experience in 25 years!) I am making progress! I can't believe how much I enjoy doing something I TOTALLY forgot about over the last two and a half decades. I'm hooked, and am really happy to have found this site. I had no idea so many people were into this. Yay!! :)

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At 1:32pm on January 2, 2010, Natalie Zem said…
Thanks SeaStar!
At 9:40pm on January 1, 2010, SeaStar* said…
happy birthday!
At 3:33pm on November 18, 2009,
Student
China Rose
said…
Hello fellow Michigan hooper!
At 4:52pm on October 7, 2009, Sarah Sparkles* Sparkle & Burn* said…
you live in a good state if you're down with the "chili" weather, i guess. :-) i always want to migrate around this time...
At 6:46am on October 7, 2009, Natalie Zem said…
Yay, I'm the featured member!! That made my day! I totally wasn't expecting to see my Mr. Monts (cat) on the main page. I love this place! :)
At 12:09am on October 7, 2009,
Mod
SaFire*
said…
Happy that you've finally found a hobby! I felt the same way when I started. It's amazing much we realize we're missing when we finally find something we truly love.

Much love,
SaFire
At 8:08am on September 29, 2009, Natalie Zem said…
My kitty's are my babies!
At 4:20pm on September 28, 2009, Sarah Sparkles* Sparkle & Burn* said…
thanks, love!!
At 7:28pm on September 21, 2009,
Student
Rose
said…
Love the kitty picture
 
 
 

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