Yesterday I went to the park. I practiced old tricks and new and had a fabulous time in the process.
Several people stopped and watched, and one group of boys even gawked. We're talking pointing, open mouths and everything. For a minute there, I thought they'd come over and ask about the hoop, but they walked off. Short attention spans, I guess.
Someone did approach me soon after, however. The funny thing? He was the last person I would have expected, and he asked a question…
Added by Urbana Banana on March 31, 2010 at 11:17pm —
I got a shout-out yesterday. Not sure what kind it was...
I took two of my hoops and my tunes to a local walking track after work to play for a while before I went home. It was a beautiful day - sunny, a bit breezier than I would have liked, but still a great day to be outdoors with my hoops. I found a spot in the grassy area inside the track and started rocking the larger hoop, doing mostly off-body stuff and having a good time. The hoop went flying several times, and when it…
Added by Traci "CircularPraise" Bonney on March 31, 2010 at 3:08pm —
I'm goin'! I'm afraid! I'm excited!
'bout the music - Lujon, Henry Mancini...
what to wear? what to do? so many things to think about!
I'm not doing this for anything else but for showing the beautiful thing that hooping is!
I hope that it'll be cool :D
Added by happyhoop on March 31, 2010 at 3:57am —
I'm part of a team of 70 women who will be hooping the half marathon on April 24, 2010 in Nashville. I'm very excited and can't wait to see the finish line!
13.1 miles here I come!www.hoopingforhope.org
Added by Victoria Winters on March 30, 2010 at 1:20pm —
started learning to shimmy from waist to chest without the arms .....but read some tips and info ....so will try it from chest towards waist and then hopefully it will all fall into place ....
Added by Anita on March 30, 2010 at 6:00am —
I love this community, at the moment I am but a lurker though... oh well. I also regret not being able to afford SaFire's classes ): But hopefully at some point this year I will be able to!
So, hooping wise. I went busking in town with my hoop for the first time, only managed to get $14 which I guess wasn't too bad considering there seemed to be no one in town. A lot of people stopped to watch, though rarely gave any money. I guess that's okay though, at least they seemed interested!…
Added by Harlow [Hulacination Hoops] on March 29, 2010 at 3:30pm —
I don't know if any of you noticed, but I have been MIA from HC for an entire week. I took an extreme blow in my life that has sent me into a tailspin. I found out that my long-term boyfriend had been cheating on me for a couple of months with one of my supposed best friends. For obvious reasons this has caused me an immense amount of emotional, mental, and physical pain. I had several panic attacks and meltdowns last week. I got physically sick to the point that I was throwing up and…
Added by Mrs. Skittles of Sparkle & Burn* on March 29, 2010 at 10:30am —
Almost six months ago, I was in a bit of a pickle, as they say. Too much writing and too much working had given me eyestrain and carpal tunnel, one right after the other. I knew that if I didn't get myself the heck away from the computer, these problems would only worsen.
The problem was, I didn't know what I'd do with myself. I didn't have a single hobby that didn't involve looking at something up close while using my hands. Jewelry? Hands. Painting? Hands. Cooking? Hands. Hand…
Added by Urbana Banana on March 29, 2010 at 10:30am —
I went to the beach yesterday for the first time this year, and I took a couple of my hoops to practice. It was a gorgeous day, with just enough cloud cover to keep the sun from being too bright and hot. It was late afternoon and the tide was low, which gave me plenty of wet, packed sand to stand on, which meant I wouldn't have to be concerned about turning an ankle or injuring a knee (or burying my feet in loose sand).
I found a place that wasn't full of people, dogs, kites,…
Added by Traci "CircularPraise" Bonney on March 29, 2010 at 7:17am —
So, summer is coming on. Which means festivals and concerts are coming my way. Which means hoops are going to be hitting the green grass pretty soon. We all know how great it is to get to hoop on your front lawn or in you living room or basement with the cd player going,but nothing compares to hooping to live music. nothing is as good as that for me. Last year was my first summer with my hoops, and it was by far my best summer, i felt like a beautiful fairy in the hoop, i knew i was beautiful,…
Added by Emily Johnston on March 28, 2010 at 9:56pm —
It's been a day of reflection so far. Changing the bedsheets multiple
times because you have a child sick with a stomach virus leads to that,
I think. Up at 4 am and again at 5:45...early morning rendezvous with
the washing machine in the quiet darkness of the corner of the
basement., the being so tired you want to fall asleep yet having one
eye open in case she's sick again...you're running low on blankets. I
wouldn't trade holding her hair back and changing her…
Added by Ali solspinner* sol~flow hoops on March 28, 2010 at 1:07pm —
If you have not gone to see Moe. you should get out there this summer for summer camp or Moe. Down. They are AMAZING, and there are a few hoopers who attend. There was an outside event yesterday where I brought my hoops and ended up hooping with this (barley 5 year old girl) named Abby. She was the CUTEST thing I have seen with a hoop. It felt so nice to hoop outside with live music for my first…
Added by Becca ~Geannie~ Jean on March 28, 2010 at 12:00pm —
Okay, so it was a raving dance party at an old folks recreational centre (which no one came to unlock for the DJ hosting the dance, so we moved it to his church's gym, lol). It was tons of fun! This marks the first time that I have hooped in front of lots of people (as in, more than my neighbours, or the few people by the pool in Mexico!) It was really cool. I made sure not to hoop all the time, gave other people lots of space to dance (especially the country songs... we have a lot of…
Added by Abby Leach on March 28, 2010 at 9:50am —
I started a blog finally! Have been meaning to for a long time. You are welcome to check it out and take part. I love to connect with people so feel free to talk with me and leave your comments and thoughts about things. Take care!
Added by Omwoods on March 28, 2010 at 7:27am —
Yatta! I got leg hooping! I've been able to get it to go around just above my knees if it accidentaly fell down there for a while now. No way on earth was it coming back up, though. Today, though, I got it to go down and come back up again. Not just once, so it wasn't a fluke. (Still a no go in reverse current though.) What really helped me was figuring out that I needed to have my legs fairly far apart to get it to move around right. I think they're about at shoulder width. If I want it to…
Added by Domini on March 28, 2010 at 2:05am —
The Governor Morehead School for the Blind has started bringing kids on field trips to our hoop jams. It is such a delight!!! It has also been a learning experience. There are some challenges to teaching hooping to non-sighted people and I'd like to share what I've learned so far. I also want to encourage others to reach out to the blind to teach them hooping. Obesity is a huge problem among the blind. It's not impossible for them to go for a jog or to the gym but it ain't easy. Travel is not a…
Added by Caroleeena of Circles of Joy on March 27, 2010 at 10:15pm —
Hula Hooping for Fitness
Get in shape and have fun using heavier adult sized hula
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Added by GroovinMeGzz on March 27, 2010 at 8:51pm —
I made a hoop about 39' (didnt measure just guesstimated) 1" tubing. The only thing on it so far is a solid wrap of hockey tape.
Im not sure what I want to put on this hoop, so i'm going to leave it plain for now. I was kind of worried that it would turn out a wonky shape because my old roommate made a bunch of hoops with the same tubing and they all turned out bent weird all over the place.
but mine turned out perfect!! its a perfect circle! whew!
I've been practicing the…
Added by Zbena on March 27, 2010 at 7:07pm —
so my goal for this week was to "get" knee hooping. And I've "got" it, I just don't have the bringing it back up. haha. I've been practicing all week and I've got to tell you, my thighs are sore!. I've never been this sore from hooping since I started! I'm actually surprised. No bruises, but wow.... sore. So I'm giving myself a break from it for a few days. Thing is... I know what to do, it's just doing it.
Added by LoveLeighHooper on March 27, 2010 at 6:54pm —
Oh man, so being the shpongle nerd I am I was watching videos on youtube of their Live show in London Oct 2009 (which I cleaned out my bank account to go to) and I came across this video
AND lo n behold a close up of my smiley face at 4:40-4:54 pops up! I know most people won't be as excited about this as I…
Added by Mona "ShpongledHoops" on March 27, 2010 at 2:00pm —