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Hooping Q & A


How old are you? 28

When did you first start hooping? summer 2009

Would you call yourself a beginner, intermediate or advanced hooper? Intermediate

How often do you hoop? I try for every day, but at least 5 times a week.

Do you have an indoor hoop space? Yes -- the studio at my gym, as well as my living room (the latter is not ideal, though).

Is there a hoop group where you live? Sort of.

Did you start it? Yes.

Would you say that you are obsessed with or addicted to hooping? Getting there!

Have you posted hooping videos? How many? Just a few...90! :o

Do you have friends nearby to hoop with? Starting to.

Do you teach hooping? If so, how many people have you taught? A handful.

What kind of songs do you listen to while hooping? Anything that catches me! Rocking Christian music, soundtracks, anything with a funky drum beat, anything that sounds sort of tribal.

What is your favorite song right now? We No Speak Americano!

Do you buy hoops or make your own? Both

Have you lost weight since starting to hoop? No.

What size is your favorite hoop? I'm not sure -- probably somewhere around 36".

Are you comfortable hooping by yourself in a public place? More and more.

How did you learn the majority of the tricks you know today? SaFire and YouTube.

Who is your favorite hoop teacher? SaFire of course! Baxter's Hoopcamp workshop rocked my socks off, though.

What advice would you give to to beginner hoopers? Just do it, and remember that it's supposed to be fun.

Do you fire hoop? If not, do you want to? Not yet.

Do own an LED hoop? Where did you get it? Yes, I got a chakra hoop at Hoopcamp.

How much time do you spend on Hoop City Hooping Community? Far too much!

What was the first trick you learned (besides waist hooping)? Hand hooping. Or maybe the revolving door or barrel rolls? I can't remember.

What is the last trick you mastered? Vertical step through reverse.

What trick so far was the hardest for you to learn? Knee hooping.

Which one are you finding is almost impossible to get? Shoulder hooping...argh!

How many hoopers would you say live in your town/city? A few.

Have you performed hooping in front of an audience? Not yet. :)

Has anyone told you you were too old to be playing with a hula hoop? Haha no...

What’s the worst injury you’ve acquired from the hoop? A bruised bridge of the nose.

Have you ever hooped naked? Ouch, no!

Have you been to a hoop camp/retreat? Which one? Hoopcamp 2010 :D

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What year did you start hooping? (e.g. 2003)
summer 2009
What is your goal for 2014 and why is it important? (Doesn't have to be hoop related.)
To trust God and grow in confidence in both Him and myself.
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At 4:50pm on May 7, 2011,
The CircularPhile
Me, too.
At 8:57pm on April 25, 2011,
The CircularPhile
Hey, Betherann. Safire has made me the administrator for the flow challenges group. I am tagging you for May. Please post your challenge on May 1st or as close to that as you can get. There will be some changes in the way the group is run soon. I'll try to have everything up by May 1st.
At 12:19pm on March 29, 2011,
Kym Spins

I was coming to your page to get the name of your blog again (I always type in "to the fullest") and I saw your e.e. cummings quote. After feeling how I did today (

it was almost too perfect. Thanks for cheering me up without even trying! (now to scan your blog archives...)

At 10:14am on March 21, 2011, Amanda.Spark said…
At 6:58am on January 14, 2011,
Martika* of MartikasMysticDesign
Hi lady, what were you interested in getting?
At 10:50am on January 6, 2011, EnigmA Jade Sky said…
haha, I just found out how to view my comment wall, just came to me, and made me it's there to stay
At 12:25am on December 30, 2010,
Hi, Betherann!! Hope everything is going well for you.  LOL on dressing your Chihuahua! Just posted a new pix of my puppy for you. Sorry it took me so long.  For some reason my computer isn't playing your new vid properly. Will have to try again. Love the song! Take care!
At 1:34pm on December 28, 2010, Shannon Delavy said…
Hi lovely lady! how are you?
At 9:39pm on December 9, 2010, Kortney Blankenship said…

well hey there! i checked out your blog and I really like it! So I am now a follower of your blog too!

At 8:50pm on December 8, 2010, spin gypsy of Centric Hoops* said…
Hoop friends :). LOVE your hat btw.

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Danielle Starshine replied to the discussion 'Non-hooping exercise?' in the group Living Healthier One Day at a Time
"I do yoga and some pilates if I can't hoop. I find that I often integrate them into hoopdance (ex - the cat/cow stretch made me able to angle hoop from the beginning), so even if I can't hoop, I am still doing something relevant. :)"
Feb 17, 2012

Nina Leib replied to the discussion 'Non-hooping exercise?' in the group Living Healthier One Day at a Time
"I am having fun with Kettlebells twice a week and besides that I ride my bike to work. To keep/gain flexibility I do yoga a couple times per week. Unfortunately my body doesn't agree to doing Kettlebell workout at the same session as hooping. I…"
Feb 17, 2012
Nicole C. replied to the discussion 'No-skid-marks hoops/hoop tape?'
"My LED Hoop is a Mood Hoop and they only tape the interior with gaffer.  My non-LED hoops are all made with colored gaffer and the only thing that seems to get the skid marks off of my walls is a Magic Eraser.  But be careful, because it…"
Jan 29, 2012

Liquid Lucy replied to the discussion 'No-skid-marks hoops/hoop tape?'
"I used to have (before polypro) inside hoops with white tape and outside hoops with colored gaffer."
Jan 29, 2012

Meagan Collinge replied to the discussion 'No-skid-marks hoops/hoop tape?'
"I have only used hockey tape for my hoops and I've never had marks left anywhere, and there has been a LOT of wall smashing. As a preventative measure might work great"
Jan 28, 2012

Rose replied to the discussion 'No-skid-marks hoops/hoop tape?'
"Maybe the Swiffer wet jet?"
Jan 28, 2012

Terri Wyllie replied to the discussion 'No-skid-marks hoops/hoop tape?'
"Thank you so much for the helpful suggestions.  It is the gaffer tape for sure that is leaving the heaviest marks to remove.  The Magic eraser does work great if you have 1 big mark to get.  But if you have a class of 8 newbies, and…"
Jan 28, 2012
Joan Warburton replied to the discussion 'No-skid-marks hoops/hoop tape?'
"It's the gaffer tape that leaves marks.  PE black tubing might leave marks but everyone covers that with tape. "
Jan 28, 2012
ᏆяᎥs моггεll replied to the discussion 'No-skid-marks hoops/hoop tape?'
"Good to know! I'll try this for sure. Thanks!"
Jan 27, 2012
ᏆяᎥs моггεll replied to the discussion 'No-skid-marks hoops/hoop tape?'
"I have just discovered this the hard way - it's left marks all over the place!"
Jan 27, 2012

Maggle Rock replied to the discussion 'No-skid-marks hoops/hoop tape?'
"Polypro doesn't leave marks at all for me! "
Jan 27, 2012

Betherann's Journal

Curvy Girl WENT to Hoopcamp

Posted on December 9, 2010 at 4:30am 6 Comments

It occurred to me that I never posted a follow up to my last journal entry here, in which I worried over being the heaviest chick at Hoopcamp. The following is reposted from my blog, To the Fullest. Find the original post here, which I wrote upon returning from Hoopcamp this past October. Enjoy!…


Curvy Girl Goes to Hoopcamp

Posted on September 21, 2010 at 1:57pm 9 Comments

I'm going to Hoopcamp. And I'm scared.

I'm also totally psyched. The events look amazing. The hooping looks amazing. The redwoods sounds amazing.

And yet . . . a part of me is dreading going. Because, as a result of healthy stuff and a hard summer, I've gained more weight than I'd like. I'm officially a "curvy hooper," and I don't wear the title with grace.

Why am I posting this? Mostly because I need some encouragement. Also, I need to know -- will I be the…  

Montanans Take Over

Posted on July 30, 2010 at 9:00am 3 Comments

Okay, not really. But I started a Montana group on the new page to give us all the best possible chance of meeting up. We may not be many, but we still rock.

Find the Montana group here. :)…


Hooping with kids

Posted on March 18, 2010 at 5:18pm 2 Comments

I just posted another hooping article. This one is about hooping with kids in an effort to keep them healthy and fit:

Fit Kids: 5 Ways To Get Children Hooping For Health

Some thoughts from my hooping club for kids. If you missed it, my previous article was about the holistic benefits of…  

Just published: my article on holistic hooping

Posted on March 18, 2010 at 10:30am 2 Comments

Hi, all!

I just posted an article on hooping and holistic fitness! Just wanted share the spreading of SaFire, Hoop City, and hoop love!

Hula Hooping: A Holistic Fitness and Weight Loss Practice


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Reverb 10! Anybody participating?

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What does your regular hooping practice look like from the inside?

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Hoop Stars documentary

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chantal Dings Feb 18, 2010. 4 Replies



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