~ Is a qualified educator ~ Like spending time with friends and family ~ Love shopping, listening to music and just relaxing ~ Love watching pro wrestling, have since a young age ~ Enjoy going to circuses and see amazing acts ~ Passionate about animals of all kind ~ Love belly dancing! Go to several classes a week and am in a performing group ~ Trying to teach myself to hoop! ~ Anything you want to know about me just ask :-) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ How old are you? Too old, mid twentys
When did you first start hooping? 2009
Would you call yourself a beginner, intermediate or advanced hooper? I would say still a beginner but moving towards intermediate
How often do you hoop? Lately it's been everyday, but I have gone through periods where I hoop a lot and then don't find time for it.
Do you have an indoor hoop space? Mainly the living room but not much indoor room for it.
Is there a hoop group where you live? I don't think so :(
Did you start it? Yep, membership of one so far lol
Would you say that you are obsessed with or addicted to hooping? Pretty much, I like watching videos online when I'm not actually hooping myself
Have you posted hooping videos? How many? Yes, a few random ones
Do you have friends nearby to hoop with? Nope
Do you teach hooping? I taught myself, does that count? lol
What kind of songs do you listen to while hooping? Mix between bellydancing/bollywood type songs and moden pop songs
What is your favorite song right now? Don't have a particular fav at the moment
Do you buy hoops or make your own? My first two were bought but have since been making my own
Have you lost weight since starting to hoop? My weight goes up and down :( Don't think that's really due to hooping though lol
What size is your favorite hoop? It's a large, 920mm (36”)
Are you comfortable hooping by yourself in a public place? Yes
How did you learn the majority of the tricks you know today? Hoopgirl workout dvd, Hoopnotica 1 and 2 dvds and then good ol' youtube
Who is your favorite hoop teacher? Hoopnotica and Safire
What advice would you give to to beginner hoopers? Keep trying and keep having fun and it'll become easier over time :)
Do you fire hoop? If not, do you want to? HAHAHA The amount of times I drop my normal hoop on myself, I think it's safe to say I am not ready for that yet. But would love to one day
Do own an LED hoop? Where did you get it? No :( But I desperately desperately want one
What was the first trick you learned (besides waist hooping)? Getting the hoop from my waist up into halo
What is the last trick you mastered? Leg hooping, getting a leg out and back in again and then getting it back up my body.
What trick so far was the hardest for you to learn? Chest hooping and the corkscrew from the back (easily done from the front but for some reason had so much trouble doing it from the back)
Which one are you finding is almost impossible to get? Shoulder hooping
How many hoopers would you say live in your town/city? :-| I 'think' I'm it? Could be wrong...
Have you performed hooping in front of an audience? Yes as part of my belly dancing group, they let me do one dance as part of their set
Has anyone told you you were too old to be playing with a hula hoop? Nope
What’s the worst injury you’ve acquired from the hoop? Continually bruising my hands, wish they would get used to it already
Have you ever hooped naked? LOL If I had, would I be admitting to it ;P No I haven't
Have you been to a hoop camp/retreat? Which one? No...but they look fun
I so hope your new classes are attracting some interest! A friend pointed it out in the paper last week, awesome! It would be great to just be in a room with some like minded people ready to have fun and give it a go :-)
Hi snickals-lovely to 'meet' you too! :-)
I am very much a self taught hooper-I saw it online once and just thought it looked so amazing and when I did try it I became obsessed! There is just something about that circle hey?! I am getting confident enough to very much desire a fire hoop. It is so great to see that someone in the bay has the confidence to get out there and show other people the benefits of hooping, it has so many! Keep me in the loop in regards to the beginners classes that may be occuring, I would love to be involved :-) Have a great weekend, I'm off to Fraser for a couple of days, whoo hoooo!!!
G'Day! Looks like you are local to me so it's nice to know there is a kindred spirit in the Bay! If you are ever up for it maybe we could meet for a hoop. I have to warn you that I may talk ALOT about hooping...:-) Have a great day!
"Oooo can't wait!!! I was part of last years video by myslef and this year I have taught several people how to hoop so am hoping to get a group together to represent my area and have a fun hoop jam on the day! :D"
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