Hoopy things about me
How old are you? 28
When did you first start hooping? June 2009
Would you call yourself a beginner, intermediate or advanced hooper? Let's say intermediate
How often do you hoop? Several times a week minimum
Do you have an indoor hoop space? Yes, but the ceiling fan prefers that I hoop outside
Is there a hoop group where you live? Yes. PHX Hoopers
Did you start it? I sure did.
Would you say that you are obsessed with or addicted to hooping? Obsessed and addicted both sound very unhealthy. Hooping is my passion!
Have you posted hooping videos? How many? No
Do you have friends nearby to hoop with? Yes!
Do you teach hooping? If so, how many people have you taught? I've probably taught around 15-20 people over the last few months.
What kind of songs do you listen to while hooping? EDM
What is your favorite song right now? I don't play favorites ;-)
Do you buy hoops or make your own? I make them... (R)evolved Hoops
Have you lost weight since starting to hoop? Maybe a little.
What size is your favorite hoop? ~39"
Are you comfortable hooping by yourself in a public place? Absolutely
How did you learn the majority of the tricks you know today? Online tutorials, a few DVDs and other hoopers
Who is your favorite hoop teacher? It's hard to say since I haven't really had a regular teacher
What advice would you give to to beginner hoopers? Smile, laugh, push against the hoop every time it touches you, smile and laugh some more!! =)
Do you fire hoop? If not, do you want to? Very soon...
Do own an LED hoop? Where did you get it? Yes, Trick Concepts
How much time do you spend on Hoop City Hooping Community? A few hours a week
What was the first trick you learned (besides waist hooping)? Gaps and lift up to lasso
What is the last trick you mastered? leg hooping, and some fun "starts"
What trick so far was the hardest for you to learn? Probably shoulder hooping
Which one are you finding is almost impossible to get? Working on doubles, and a 3 beat weave... it makes my brain hurt. ;-)
How many hoopers would you say live in your town/city? At least 20-30 have shown up for jams
Have you performed hooping in front of an audience? Yes
Has anyone told you you were too old to be playing with a hula hoop? No
What’s the worst injury you’ve acquired from the hoop? It wasn't a lasting injury, but bad timing coming up from a duck out resulted in me seeing stars as the hoop smashed into the bridge of my nose.... **OUCH!!**
Have you ever hooped naked? I don't think I have... Ok, now I have! ;-)
Have you been to a hoop camp/retreat? Which one? Not yet, but I'm registered for Hoopcamp 2010!! =)
Renae of (R)evolved Hoops*'s Journal
Posted on October 21, 2011 at 6:40pm
I have so much fun hoopy stuff happening in the coming weeks including the release of my first instructional video "HoopFlow: A Holistic Hooping Practice" and a Virtual Fundraiser for World Hoop Day where we will be giving away an ATOMIC HOOP from Astral Hoops.
Check out my recent blog post for more info! http://www.revolvedhoops.com/2011/10/feeling-fall-flow.html
Posted on April 1, 2010 at 1:30am
You might say the thoughts have been revolving in my mind non-stop... this thing that I'm doing, making hoops, teaching people, (hopefully) inspiring them... it's got to be something more. It's not just a hobby, it's a passion. It's calling to my heart of hearts stronger than anything has before, but what do I call this "thing".
Tonight after some free writing it occured to me...
(R)evolved Hoops - Live. Love. (R)evolve.
* I have to figure out the…
Posted on March 24, 2010 at 10:00pm
It occured to me the other day that while I was making continued progress mastering more and more moves, and started to find new and interesting flow between those moves I had yet to master anything on my second side. Yes, I could break and reverse around my waist on my second side, but I had never even tried to paddle, or turn, or ANYthing else in reverse. So I set out to the task of practing to the right.
Part of me was appalled at how awkward it was, and how entirely…
Posted on March 16, 2010 at 9:00pm
I started hooping in the summer of 2009. At first I was into hooping because I thought it looked cool and was a fun way to play with movement/dance. I had belly danced before and found there was a lot of similarities in body movement. I knew a few hoopers in my area, but not very well, and it was intimidating asking them to teach me. I made some hoops, tried some things that I had seen and scoured the internet for tutorials.
At first I was a bit of a "closet hooper" I…