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Paula (hoopaula) Hamblin
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  • Kansas City, MO
  • United States
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Paula (hoopaula) Hamblin's Discussions

What to practice during recovery from foot surgery

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paula (hoopaula) Hamblin Jun 11, 2011. 5 Replies

On June 16th, I'm having foot surgery on my right foot and the left is scheduled for June 30th. Nothing major. I have flat feet which I've learned is responsible for many an issue I've had over the… 

Do you have a 'pet name' for your hooping sessions?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shaina Buhler Dec 11, 2010. 3 Replies

When I'm ready to hoop, I always tell my husband, "I'm going to go play for awhile" and he knows I'll be down the basement with the music blaring. He also knows that if he hears a 'thud' against the… 

Has hooping changed the way you dance without the hoop???

Started this discussion. Last reply by Olivia Winterbottom Dec 12, 2010. 34 Replies

I've grown to prefer dancing with the hoop, but I think I'm using my body differently now when I dance without it. I haven't actually watched myself, but I can say that it feels more sensual - freer… 

What are your plans for Christmas day?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anput Dec 9, 2010. 12 Replies

Our plans haven't completely firmed up yet, but we will definitely be in town. We moved back 'home' a couple years ago and it's so nice not to have to travel for holidays anymore - did that for 32… 

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Paula (hoopaula) Hamblin replied to the discussion 'Monday November 24, 2014' in the group Daily Practice
"I like to drill walking backward and forward on waist and hips. I also like to practice sideways sometimes using one foot or the other going behind or back, if that makes sense. Off body, it is mostly halo or horizontal hand hooping...all easy…"
Nov 24

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Paula (hoopaula) Hamblin replied to the discussion 'Monday November 24, 2014' in the group Daily Practice
"Miles is awesome and timeless!"
Nov 24

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Paula (hoopaula) Hamblin replied to the discussion 'Tuesday November 18, 2014' in the group Daily Practice
"Couldn't help but cheat a little today. Spent ten minutes in front of the mirror doing ISOs and folds just in front to avoid my wound. It's true about music and the brain. I was much better with music and balance is much better with music…"
Nov 18

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Paula (hoopaula) Hamblin replied to the discussion 'Monday November 17, 2014' in the group Daily Practice
"I agree with Loop. It is A BEAUTIFUL VID. I have also found that most non-hoopers think t the easy stuff is the hard stuff. So no worries. You do it very well. Wherever it is posted, people will see and you will promote the joy with a beautiful you…"
Nov 18

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Paula (hoopaula) Hamblin replied to the discussion 'Monday November 17, 2014' in the group Daily Practice
"Congrats on the parade.What a fun opportunity!"
Nov 18

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Paula (hoopaula) Hamblin replied to the discussion 'Thursday November 13, 2014' in the group Daily Practice
"I don't travel much at all, but I keep a pull apart travel hoop at the reeady. Hoopnotica's old one was way to heavy, but the new one will fit nicely in the old bag. TSA will have to learn to deal with us sooner or later and just 5 minutes…"
Nov 13

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Paula (hoopaula) Hamblin replied to the discussion 'Hip Hop/EDM Mixes for Hooping' in the group Daily Practice
"I just had to share - my home health PT girl was here yesterday. I am her 1st hooper and she loves it. She wants me hooping as soon as my wound is healed enough - staples out next week. It will be easy to work on the simple exercises she gave me…"
Nov 12

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Paula (hoopaula) Hamblin replied to the discussion 'Hip Hop/EDM Mixes for Hooping' in the group Daily Practice
"cool; thanks!"
Nov 12

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Paula (hoopaula) Hamblin replied to the discussion 'Monday November 10, 2014' in the group Daily Practice
"Those helicopters are such a bear! my right can only go arm height, but the left does constant dropping. Keep up the good work! Love those challenges hooping teaches us!"
Nov 12

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Paula (hoopaula) Hamblin replied to the discussion 'Monday November 10, 2014' in the group Daily Practice
"Just as long as you keep teaching us...I am effecient AND selfish LOL"
Nov 12

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Paula (hoopaula) Hamblin replied to the discussion 'Monday November 10, 2014' in the group Daily Practice
"Loop, I learned from my husband that some people think 'cheat' while others recognize and know 'efficiency'.  You are indeed an awesome, efficient hooper. Stay that way! You are  a great teacher!"
Nov 11

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Paula (hoopaula) Hamblin replied to the discussion 'Monday November 10, 2014' in the group Daily Practice
"Thank you, all for the great hoop music! "
Nov 10

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Paula (hoopaula) Hamblin liked LoopDLu's discussion Friday Nov 7 - Sunday Nov 9 2014
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Paula (hoopaula) Hamblin replied to the discussion 'Friday Nov 7 - Sunday Nov 9 2014' in the group Daily Practice
"Loop, thanks for the crochet I idea..ewhat perfect therapy in more ways than one!"
Nov 10

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Paula (hoopaula) Hamblin replied to the discussion 'Friday Nov 7 - Sunday Nov 9 2014' in the group Daily Practice
"Typing and swiping ha ave been p pretty tough, but I really wanted to say ""hi".  Seems I'm swiping as slurred as I'm speaking. But they say it will go away. There's is no explanation, but kids will sometimes go…"
Nov 8

Profile Information

Do you teach hoop classes? *Please only answer 'yes' if you teach classes on a regular basis.
No
What year did you start hooping? (e.g. 2003)
2009
Who is your hoop mamma or papa? (The person who introduced you to hooping)
Actually, I stumbled upon it in an attempt to collect some exercise DVDs to encourage myself to be more active and not get bored doing the same thing every day.
Who's hoop style do you love? i.e. Who inspires you?
I enjoy all styles and watching all hoopers, but I am probably most drawn to those who move with grace as I am anything but graceful!
What is your goal for 2014 and why is it important? (Doesn't have to be hoop related.)
No earth shattering goals for 2014. Just want to keep hooping and see some improvement now that I've started documenting regularly. Other than that, my focus is on weight maintenance. Lost over 40 lbs last year (yet again) and I've decided that for me losing is the easy part. Keeping it off is what I need to learn. Hooping regularly really helps since it's the only physical activity I truly enjoy and don't have to make myself do it.

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Paula (hoopaula) Hamblin's Journal

Still here and still loving it

Posted on December 31, 2013 at 11:43am 4 Comments

It's obvious I've been here awhile...just check the dates on the few journal posts I've made. And as the whole New Year/new start really does lend itself to contemplation, I've been thinking a lot about my hoop journey during my daily sessions.

When I first started, I thought I'd discovered a path to the greatest joy in the universe and I wanted to share it with everyone. I imagined I'd become an instructor just so I could spread the joy. But I realized I don't have to be an…

 

My Journey to Find Physical Balance

Posted on June 27, 2011 at 2:19pm 0 Comments

Where to begin? If I'd known how fascinating the journey to find physical balance would be, I'd have started this journal years ago.

 

I had the talotarsal dislocation corrected on my right foot on June 16th. It still hurts to put weight on it and I'm still using a walker, but the changes are phenomenal. I can stand on both feet and my right side…

 

Is hooping hard???

Posted on June 6, 2011 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

Since I've been hooping, I've had a number of people want to give it a try. Some, of course, catch the hoop 'bug'. Others end up commenting, "Wow, it's hard" and simply give up. So I've been thinking a lot lately: IS hooping along with the associated tricks/moves hard?

I started answering myself with another question: What does learning to hoop really entail? Well, if you bring it down to the very basics, it's understanding the mechanics and applying the time and effort necessary for…

 

How weird is the sub-conscious mind!

Posted on December 9, 2010 at 7:41pm 0 Comments

I was just mentioning something in a forum about my balance (or lack therof). When I hit post, I saw my profile pic and it dawned on me that I must have subconsciously picked that particular picture. One of the desires of my heart is to have the ability to stand on one foot. Seems funny to me to even admit this when there are people with real problems. Thus far I'm unable to balance on one foot for more than a split second due to some vestibular issues I've been pursuing with the doctors.…

 

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At 1:47pm on February 22, 2011, Pixxy Haze said…
Good to meet you too, hopefully we will get to hoop together some more :)
At 2:23pm on December 16, 2010, Richie 'Monkey Mooncalf' Isaacs said…

(And thanks for the link!!!!!)

At 2:22pm on December 16, 2010, Richie 'Monkey Mooncalf' Isaacs said…

I meant to do that yesterday via a message but sidetracking and me, well, we go waaaaaaaaay back!

The best place to find my stuff is on a kinda hokey little critique site, all my stuff is there for a free download, I don't do the whole critiquing thing as I take stuff as it is BUT I DO like sharing so posted my stuff...and coffee (the latter maybe too much)

http://redfizz.com/rf/band.aspx?&bandid=434735

My alter ego has music too!

http://redfizz.com/rf/band.aspx?&bandid=434951

 

Hoop hugs!

 

At 11:23am on December 15, 2010, Richie 'Monkey Mooncalf' Isaacs said…

Hi!!! Nice to meet you!!! 

That lil bear was my much missed Japanese friend's son's bear so is used in conjunction with happy memories whenever I can :o)

I play & teach guitar for a living here in the city (the size of a U.S town!) of New Plymouth in little ol' New Zealand, used to play for a living but too many years before putting the ear plugs in has left me with tinnitus and the word 'pardon?' (or what!?!?!...depends on the mood!)

Oooh, one of my workmates has a Thunderbird bass...looooove those (and the Firebird guitar *sighs*) will share my music with yaz if ya want?

(I write lots)

At 8:45pm on October 18, 2010,
Student
Stephanie Brown
said…
Hey Paula, it was great meeting you too! I am hoping the weather is good on Sunday too! Hopefully will see you then!
At 8:24pm on October 17, 2010,
Student
Charly Delaney
said…
Hey Paula! It was great meeting you today! Thanks for all your tips, I can't believe I actually got the hoop to stay around my chest LOL
At 11:43pm on April 13, 2010,
Student
Satina
said…
Welcome to Hoop City! Enjoy!
At 8:49pm on April 13, 2010,
Student
Rose
said…
Welcome to Hoop City!!!
At 6:46pm on April 13, 2010, Jodi Flesberg Lilly said…
Welcome to Hoop City, Paula!

It's great to have another of my Hoop Dance Sisters here. I've just gotten started learning my way around. There are thousands of hoopers and tons of great hooping resources. I feel a bit like a kid on Christmas morning every time I enter Hoop City.

Enjoy!
 
 
 

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