May 2009 Journal Entries (58)


Student
Wow, that was fun!

So I'm back from my first official Hoop class and it was awesome! Six people showed up and they were all able to get the hoop going in the first 5 minutes. We went over hooping in both directions, the 'switcharoo' (hitting the hoop as it comes around to change directions - got that name from Miss Saturn), hooping on the hips, basic halo and arm hooping, putting both arms in while hooping, a little knee hooping and lots of foot work with the hoop. Everyone did really well and I think I may have…  

Added by Amy Irish on May 14, 2009 at 5:40pm — 2 Comments


Student
My First Hoop Class (I'm teaching!)

Today I'm teaching a beginner hoop fitness class at the gym where I work. I am sooo excited! I'm going to mix in a little yoga and pilates and hope to teach a few people the basics while having a lot of fun! I will update how my first class went soon. I can't believe this is already happening - I've only been hooping for 5 months!

Added by Amy Irish on May 14, 2009 at 12:57pm — 2 Comments


Student
First part of my hoop journey!

Helloow lovely hoopers,this is my first journal entry, and thought I'd write a bit on where i am on my hoop journey!



I'm a newbie here so in case you want to know, here's a bit about me: I started hooping about 6 weeks ago after stumbling accross hooping on youtube whilst looking for videos on poi (which my sister likes to do). And i thought 'oooooooh that i amaaaazing' and i HAD to make a hoop! So my first hoop was born and that was it.



I'm studying at university and have…  

Added by Bee on May 14, 2009 at 4:13am — 2 Comments


Student
3 Months Hooping

I've been hooping since February 18, 2009. I started with figuring out my 'in and out' flows and watching the hoopgirl video late at night after Kavi went to sleep. It was hard to find a place to hoop and I figured out fast that my first hoop from hoopgirl was small and heavy - which made for some interesting bruises. But I kept on throughout my trip and took 3 classes at tastyhoops which got me going on taking the hoop up and down from my waist, off body moves and isolations.



Now…  

Added by Shireen Advani Lee on May 14, 2009 at 2:55am — 1 Comment


Student
Hooping.Org

Many thanks to Hooping.Org for featuring my video!

Added by Natalie Kelley on May 13, 2009 at 10:57am — 3 Comments


Student
My hoop is on it's way :D

New Status: Sent!

Ha!

So I can start to smash the furniture soon^^ or maybe it would be better to simply hide in the basement and lock myself up in an empty room down there ;)

I thought about making a hoop myself but I think I would have injured myself very very seriously...like cutting my thumbs off or something..or wrapping up the poor cat in tape by accident.

If I find my webcam, I'll try to use it to make a few little videos and entertain you with my clumsiness, but I'm…  

Added by Bianca on May 12, 2009 at 3:55pm — 1 Comment


Student
Hello Again!

Hi everyone. I am so excited at how many wonderful people are in this community, commenting on my videos and genuinly being great friends. I love it! In preparation for Summer Camp Festival (less than two weeks!) I have been trying to learn some stuff..flow better..etc..I hope that I am improving! The reason I am tryign to improve before then is I have convinced myself I'm "good" enough to own an LED hoop..it's sort of a big investment when you're BROKE like me. I'm very excited though! It'll…  

Added by Kim on May 11, 2009 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment


Student
...I was down in it!

--Nine Inch Nails' "Down In It" is stuck in my head--



--I downloaded both of the Pretty Lights albums. Great hooping music; can't wait to see PL at Bonnaroo!



--Today's hooping practice was brought to you by the letter 'M,' for MUD. It didn't rain today so I went to the park with Lance so he could run the trail and I could hoop. The ground was rather squishy and now my MJ crocs and Krakken hoop are rather dirty. But I had fun…  

Added by Kinetic Kristen* on May 10, 2009 at 11:07pm — 1 Comment


Student
Parking Lot Hoop Love

As I loaded the groceries into the back seat, I glanced up and noticed a note tucked under the windshield wipers. It read, "Noticed your hoop. I'm a hooper too. Call me so we can hoop it up!" I started jumping up and down right there in the parking lot. When I called the mysterious hooper, it turned out to be a gal I went to school with. We're going to meet up next week to jam in the park. I'm so friggin' excited I could pop! Yippee!



In the 10 minutes we spoke, I realized two…  

Added by Tangled Macrame on May 9, 2009 at 8:41pm — 5 Comments

Full moon full sunshine

Trying to sit in the sun as I type so my legs can get some color, seriously. i know it is bad but I LOVE how my skin feels tan. I feel gross to myself in the winter all white.



Anyways I just got done hooping for an hour and a half! Longest flight time in a while, damn rain

I start with seeing how I could do a sun salutation in yoga with he hoop. Worked out perfectly. Waist hooped in prayer then to lasso with a backward bend then to take a bow, lowering and switching hands till…  

Added by Circle Light on May 9, 2009 at 1:38pm — 1 Comment


Student
My First Journal

Hello all...

Who is all? I have no idea! I really hope to make some hoop friends on this website, but I have no idea how to go about doing that, so if you're reading this... :)



Soo I'm going to graduate from college in two weeks. I'm skipping graduation to go to Summer Camp (festival in Illinois) I'm goign to buy my first LED hoop from Headyhoops while i'm there and i'm so excited! Then we'll come back and then STARSCAPE and ALL GOOD.



In addition to this…  

Added by Kim on May 7, 2009 at 4:16pm — 7 Comments

HOOP GROUP????? ROAD TRIP BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY???? ALL GOOD MUSIC FEST??? LED HOOP!!!

SO WHERE SHALE I BEGIN...THIS IS AN UPDATE ON ...MY LIFE AS A HOOPER..LOL



We are plaing a road trip up the blue ridge parkway for the month of june, possibly all the way to the top of vermont....possibly vermont...definetly Blue Ridge and then the Skyline Drive...anyone live in that general direction...i know ive met a chica from Vermont on here....so maybe ill get to se her...if we go to vermont...



So hooping has been on the back burner...i made an LED last week , took me…  

Added by amy on May 7, 2009 at 10:54am — 2 Comments


Student
Hooping Name

I have recently begun to notice that many people have hoop performance names and i have had a difficult time deciding on one. However i have chosen Echo as my hoop name.

Added by Brionna Echo* on May 6, 2009 at 5:28pm — 1 Comment

First LED lighted constructions

under construction right now. and man what a bitch to make one from scrach. but i bet it will be awesome once i'm finsh.....or my step dad. lol
ive helped. liked make the hoop and bought the supplies. but he is doing the electioal work. i want to help but it seems like he turned it into his project.

but maybea hopefully i will have it done before the weekend. going camping and kayaing and i would enjoy to have a lighted up hoop for my entertainment

peace

Added by tasha on May 5, 2009 at 7:47pm — 1 Comment


Student
Creating my Hoop Identity

So over the last few months, I have been helping my old hoop instructor with with several gigs: birthday party's, open air events, etc. And as I become more integrated into her business, I have been struggling with idea of making sure I maintained my own identity as a hooper. So I felt it was really important that I establish my own name as a hooper, through which I could draw my costume, makeup, and style choices. This became especially important when she started offering solo gigs which she…  

Added by Lauren "Hoop Fairy" on May 5, 2009 at 11:36am — 3 Comments

May hoop dance classes are starting this week! not too late to sign up!!

Hey Friends and fellow hoopers!

My classes continue to grow and I have added a 3rd class!

Also, its now official....I am a Certified Hoop Dance Instructor! Yay! I just completed my teacher training with Hoopnotica! It was soo great! I learned alot....

www.hoopnotica.com



Classes are doing really well, and the studio only fits 8 people at once, and i end up with a long drop-in list of students, some of which never get to come to class due to the lack of space. SO, i am…  

Added by Serena the Doodlbug on May 4, 2009 at 3:32pm — No Comments


Student
reason 537 for why hooping is the best

so i go to my grandmas this weekend i call her my PEMO

she is the light of my life, my rock, the best old lady the lord

could give me.



so PEMO is 72 she say shes 82

in my reply "my dont you look good for 80!"

shes laughs out loud.



i took my hoops to see her and she was

very proud of me.

the next morning she takes my hoop

and starts to neck hoop

hah this was a site



we then for about half an hour

stood in her living…  

Added by l "lady lamb" to the inz on May 2, 2009 at 9:37pm — 2 Comments

Crash! Boom! Ugh!

Ah, the joys of working in a nursing home. If the supervisors and charge nurses aren't making you nuts (and some of the co-workers too; believe it or not, the patients are easier to get along with than all of the above), then you just might have the chance to twist, crash and slide on a wet floor because the janitor didn't put the "Wet Floor" sign where you could actually SEE it. So while I'm dealing with a cranky back, I've been trying to figure out what I can do with a hoop right now. Waist…  

Added by Space Girl on May 1, 2009 at 10:38pm — 4 Comments

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