I decided to start a little blog about my hooping life!
I am going to interview some finnish (and other) hoopers, share hooping tips, videos, pics, inspiration and anything I feel like sharing!
So excited yay!
I have been hooping for almost one year now and ever since I have been hoping that finnish hoopers would become more known in the world. We have AMAZING hoopers in this tiny country and we are getting more and more new ones all the time. Our hoop community is growing, more great events are being held. I am very excited to see where the finnish hoopdance is next year. We are definitely making our way to the map so to speak.
Last year (November) we had two amazing and umm.. I…
How old are you?
When did you first start hooping?
Would you call yourself a beginner, intermediate or advanced hooper?
I don't like labeling hoopers! :D Watch one of my vids and decide it yourself! ^^
How often do you hoop?
I try to hoop at least twice a week.
Do you have an indoor hoop space?
Is there a hoop group where you live?
Did you start it?
Sort of I think yeah :D
Would you say that you are obsessed with or addicted to hooping?
Yes. I love it and I seriously couldn't live without it anymore. ^^
Have you posted hooping videos? How many?
Umm.. a few.. x)
Do you have friends nearby to hoop with?
Yes. I started hooping with my little sister and my cousin also fell completely in love with the hoop when she tried it. Also my students are great to hoop with!
Do you teach hooping?
What kind of songs do you listen to while hooping?
Anything I like. :)
What is your favorite song right now?
I don't have a favourite.
Do you buy hoops or make your own?
I have bought three hoops, my first one, my LED-hoop and a Polypro-hoop with Quick Wicks. I make all basic hoops myself.
Have you lost weight since starting to hoop?
I've lost about 7kg (~16 lbs) and I'm trying to lose more. :)
What size is your favorite hoop?
I love all my hoops <3
Are you comfortable hooping by yourself in a public place?
I haven't done it yet, but I think it'll be okay.. maybe.. possibly.. :D I think it's better to hoop in company. ^^
How did you learn the majority of the tricks you know today?
Youtube and just hooping around. :) SaFire's classes, they are the best!
Who is your favorite hoop teacher?
SaFire, Hoop-a-trix, Baxter, Brecken, Ann Humphreys, Beka Hoop.. ANYONE!
What advice would you give to to beginner hoopers?
Don't try to be something you are not. Be yourself and move like you feel is best for YOU! Also, don't take hooping too seriously, because hey, it's not serious! ;)
Do you fire hoop? If not, do you want to?
I have done it twice and it was FUN but really scary. I'm just one of those people who has to get used to it and not be afraid. :P
Do you own an LED hoop? Where did you get it?
Yes. I got it from Trick Concepts. Luv it <3 Also my BF made me one and probaböy will make MANY. ;)
How much time do you spend on Hoop City Hooping Community?
Oh.. a LOT! :D It's becoming my second Facebook.. x)
What was the first trick you learned (besides waist hooping)?
Lifting the hoop off my waist and above my head. It was great <3
What is the last trick you mastered?
What trick so far was the hardest for you to learn?
Anything behind the back.. x) And Kickstart. And Knee-breaks.. Omg :D
Which one are you finding is almost impossible to get?
Cat eyes and other cool isolation-moves! :D They're hard! x)
How many hoopers would you say live in your town/city?
Three serious hoopers: me, my sister and my cousin. My students are totally going to be hooping superstars! ;)
Have you performed hooping in front of an audience?
Once :) Was fun!
Has anyone told you you were too old to be playing with a hula hoop?
Some people at work have laughed at my hoops, but they don't know anything! :D
What’s the worst injury you’ve acquired from the hoop?
Just little bruises and broken nails. :D One fat lip and one scratch on my cheek! :D
Have you ever hooped naked?
Yes, of course! ;)
Have you been to a hoop camp/retreat? Which one?
I was at UKHG this summer. Aaaand Hoopyweekend here in Finland! :)