Natalie Zem
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  • Canton, MI
  • United States
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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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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…  


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,
China Rose
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,
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,
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,
Love the kitty picture

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