How old are you? 23
When did you first start hooping? February 2008
Would you call yourself a beginner, intermediate or advanced hooper? no idea - everyone seems to have their own hooping style and I feel very comfortable in my own!
How often do you hoop? I used to hoop for hours every day. Grad school has dwindled this time down to about 2-4 hours a week, unfortunately. I need to make more time for my hoop!
Do you have an indoor hoop space? Not officially...but I have pulled off some crazy ninja-hooping in my living room and bar from time to time....
Is there a hoop group where you live? Yep! And we're growing ^.^
Did you start it? I don't think anyone could take credit for that. We all started it, right?
Would you say that you are obsessed with or addicted to hooping? completely and utterly obsessed!
Have you posted hooping videos? How many? Yes - and no clue...quite a few, but I always want to post more :)
Do you have friends nearby to hoop with? YES! I love my hoop group here in G-ville
Do you teach hooping? If so, how many people have you taught? Yes - both a beginner and an intermediate series. My students are freaking rockstars.
What kind of songs do you listen to while hooping? pretty much anything, but really into psy-trance, dub-step, and electronica.
What is your favorite song right now? hmmmm....any song by shpongle or bassnectar makes me want to get up and hoop!
Do you buy hoops or make your own? I make 'em
Have you lost weight since starting to hoop? Nope - not really the goal. But I have gained some serious muscle tone since picking up the hoop!
What size is your favorite hoop? 30" diameter, PPE tubing
Are you comfortable hooping by yourself in a public place? I love hooping - anywhere, anytime
How did you learn the majority of the tricks you know today? primarily from youtube, learning from other hoopers, and lots of flight time!
Who is your favorite hoop teacher? soso many wondeful hoopers out there with tutorials and sharing at festivals - can't even begin to narrow it down to only one!
What advice would you give to to beginner hoopers? keep with it - practice makes improvement!
Do own an LED hoop? Where did you get it? Yep! I have a PSI hoop and a Cosmichooper hoop.
What was the first trick you learned (besides waist hooping)? Oh, I have no idea....
What is the last trick you mastered? Not sure about mastering, but I've been playing a lot with my minis recently - love them!
What trick so far was the hardest for you to learn? haha - they alllll are hard before you learn them!
Which one are you finding is almost impossible to get? Oh gosh....quite a few...but never say never, right? I'll get them eventually...
How many hoopers would you say live in your town/city? I would say there's at least 50 of us at this point...maybe I'm being overly optimistic, though :)
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? haha, don't knock it till you try it.
What’s the worst injury you’ve acquired from the hoop? crazy bruises all over my legs, waist, shoulders, and hands when I first began hooping! Those bruises are like medals when you have them, though
Have you ever hooped naked? mmmhmmm...not so much now that I have roommates again, argh.
Have you been to a hoop camp/retreat? Which one? Hoop Path and regional burns (they've become something of a hoop retreat now)