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How old are you?
When did you first start hooping?
I think back in the summer of 2010.
Would you call yourself a beginner, intermediate or advanced hooper?
An advanced beginner? :P
How often do you hoop?
I can go for about an hour or so. I try to hoop more regularly, but school keeps me pretty busy. I need to make more time for hooping!
Do you have an indoor hoop space?
I have the largest bedroom in my apartment and not a lot of furniture, so I use my room :)
Is there a hoop group where you live?
Not that I know of :(
Did you start it?
Would you say that you are obsessed with or addicted to hooping?
Maybe a wee bit :P
Have you posted hooping videos? How many?
Yep, I try to post semi-regularly. They can be found on my YT channel, under my name: Meg Desrochers
Do you have friends nearby to hoop with?
Do you teach hooping? If so, how many people have you taught?
What kind of songs do you listen to while hooping?
I'm really bad at remembering to use music that has a really good beat. I just listen to my favourites, regardless of tempo or style.
What is your favorite song right now?
I never have just one!
Do you buy hoops or make your own?
I buy mine. I'd love to make them, but I'm having a hard time finding tubing.
Have you lost weight since starting to hoop?
No idea, I try not to check too often.
What size is your favorite hoop?
I think my first hoop was 38" I liked the size, but it was a bit heavy.
Are you comfortable hooping by yourself in a public place?
How did you learn the majority of the tricks you know today?
YouTube and pain.
Who is your favorite hoop teacher?
What advice would you give to to beginner hoopers?
Just keep swimming! Once you taste that first feeling of nailing a trick for the first time, you'll be addicted to getting that feeling again :)
Do you fire hoop? If not, do you want to?
I keep dreaming of it :) I may be able to light my poi on fire this year! A big step!
Do own an LED hoop? Where did you get it?
Not yet. but one day :)
How much time do you spend on Hoop City Hooping Community?
Not a lot, actually. :P
What was the first trick you learned (besides waist hooping)?
Going from lasso to waist :D
What is the last trick you mastered?
I used a tutorial on YT to do a weave behind my body, in a forwards and then backwards current.
What trick so far was the hardest for you to learn?
Chest hooping, by far. And cat eyes on the minis! OMG, so hard.
Which one are you finding is almost impossible to get?
Keeping the hoop on my chest is still difficult.
How many hoopers would you say live in your town/city?
I have no clue. Hopefully lots!
Have you performed hooping in front of an audience?
Nope. It would be something worth exploring once I have a bigger bag of tricks!
Has anyone told you you were too old to be playing with a hula hoop?
What’s the worst injury you’ve acquired from the hoop?
Just bruises. Looots of bruises.
Have you ever hooped naked?
Not yet! Someday :D
Have you been to a hoop camp/retreat?
Nope :( One day.