Natalie Zem
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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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Amanda of Hip Flick Hoops* liked Natalie Zem's discussion Need games/exercises for Hoop Fitness Class
Mar 27, 2012

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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

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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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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

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Amanda of Hip Flick Hoops* replied to the discussion 'Need games/exercises for Hoop Fitness Class' in the group Hoop Teachers Unite!
"What is death hoo0p? haha"
Jun 15, 2010
Megan of Hooptagious FlowToyz replied to the discussion 'Need games/exercises for Hoop Fitness Class' in the group Hoop Teachers Unite!
"WOW that was sooo helpfull..I'm teaching some hoop fit classes and was really wondering what other instructors do with there classes. I dont know about anyone eles but I would really enjoy a vid if you have time to put one together!"
Jun 10, 2010
Joan Warburton replied to the discussion 'Need games/exercises for Hoop Fitness Class' in the group Hoop Teachers Unite!
"We had a brainstorming session last week and came up with more moves. I'll see if I can't find someone with a video camera."
Apr 20, 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!
"This is all so helpful... I am becoming certified in May and am beginning classes in Sept. In discussions with another teacher, it has been suggested that teaching hoop fitness or cardio is more widely accepted by the general public, rather than…"
Apr 19, 2010
Joan Warburton replied to the discussion 'Need games/exercises for Hoop Fitness Class' in the group Hoop Teachers Unite!
"Amanda for abs I do just a few minutes in neutral spine. They've had enough rotation and pelvic tilt with hooping. I start with simple crunches for RA (30 degrees flexion, no more) in neutral spine and I play with the speed: ie, "up two,…"
Apr 13, 2010

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Amanda of Hip Flick Hoops* replied to the discussion 'Need games/exercises for Hoop Fitness Class' in the group Hoop Teachers Unite!
"I would totally LOVE to see a video!!! Your comment is so helpful, I am currently in the process of getting certicied to teach group fitness, and my class is going to be hooping focused. You lesson plan makes me feel like I'm somewhat on the…"
Apr 13, 2010
Joan Warburton replied to the discussion 'Need games/exercises for Hoop Fitness Class' in the group Hoop Teachers Unite!
"There's lots of things I can throw in here for variations like elbow hooping, vortex, chest hooping etc. I gear the hoop tricks to the class or demo something for the advanced people and go back and work with the basic hoopers. The advanced…"
Apr 12, 2010
Joan Warburton replied to the discussion 'Need games/exercises for Hoop Fitness Class' in the group Hoop Teachers Unite!
"I teach a hoop fitness class and we begin with an aggressive warmup (more of a fitness warmup than hooping warmup), then the class is broken down into sections. I can list what I do and you take the info and mix and match, add/subtract, whatever…"
Apr 12, 2010

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Lindsay replied to the discussion 'Need help with "booty bump"'
"This is actually what helped me get it. I could do the Sun easily but never the Earth. So I would start with the Sun and the slowly rotate my way to the Earth. Lots and lots of practice and patience, you'll get it. :)"
Apr 9, 2010

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Goldfish replied to the discussion 'Need help with "booty bump"'
"This is actually a barrel roll tutorial but I was having a little trouble with the booty bump before I saw this and now I have no trouble at all! Good luck :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUIoZuXSDps"
Apr 9, 2010

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circularlogic replied to the discussion 'Need help with "booty bump"'
"Ha ha, I had lots of trouble with this one too, both with the name & with the move! Now I usually call it Vertical Downward Waist. In general I'm tending to aim for simpler, more descriptive names of moves whenever possible, rather than…"
Apr 9, 2010

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What year did you start hooping? (e.g. 2003)
2009
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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,
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Rose
said…
Love the kitty picture
 
 
 

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