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December 2nd

I am a new hooper! My friend and I started hooping a little over two months ago. She had learned to do the escalator and had showed me; I was hooked instantly! It took her I swear an hour to even teach me where to put my leg inside the hoop. I felt like a derpy dingus!! But I knew I had to learn more and something inside me was so fascinated with the hoop.

She came over and brought two walmart hoops. We sat and watched at least 10 different videos and just got…

 

Added by Layne Leingang on December 2, 2015 at 12:54pm — No Comments

Third Day of Hooping

So I have been really practicing the vortext and trying to become fluid. Im also try to hoop the opposite way. It's really hard, but practice makes perfect. Im also perfect the sliding which I have kind of gotten the hang of. Im a little worried about how hard Im working my body, I still can't believe my right hand is swollen. But it hurts a lot less. I have also tried dancing with the hoop, I suck but Hey its the third Day, so what can I say.

Added by Nyjzell Greene on November 1, 2015 at 7:14am — No Comments

First Day of Hooping: Halloween Challenge

So yesterday, I got my hoop! And I hoop all day long. It got to the point that my right hand got super puffy swollen. But anyways I've been learning a couple moves
♡Vortex in/out
♡Sliding door
♡Back spining
♡Passing

Added by Nyjzell Greene on October 31, 2015 at 9:20am — No Comments

11:11 Hoop Play Challenge

Join me for 11 minutes of hula-hooping, every day for 11 consecutive days starting right after our Thanksgiving feast! 



Many of you joined us for our 11:11 Play Challenge this Winter and it was a great way to stay active, present and creative when the weather was cold. This time, we'll use the challenge to motivate and inspire a habit of daily…

 

Added by Kate Lovenote on October 12, 2015 at 6:50pm — No Comments

Aspiring Hooper

Hello everyone! I'm Bekah Hope. I am 25 years old and 5'2".

I decided to take up hooping this summer after I attended Wakarusa in AR, for the first time. I am amazed by how graceful hooping can be, as well as how fun it is! I love fitness activities and hooping is my new fitness (as well as artistic) passion. I have a homemade 100 PSI 38" HDPE Practice hoop. I also just made a 100 PSI 34" hoop that breaks into 8, 13" pieces and packs easily into a backpack.

So far, I…

 

Added by Bekah Richter on August 25, 2015 at 3:28pm — No Comments


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SSUphotography MultiMedia&Retreat StartUp / Gofundme.com

Our goal is to work hand in hand, helping other artists show there creative expressions, and our love for helping people out, has caused us to have a need to expand our business. We are currently working on becoming a fully profesional multi-media/digital production team. Currently we have 15 beautiful acres in southern Missouri that has wonderfully breathtaking out door views year round with established trails to all preset locations. Our goal here is to rais money for the remainder…

 

Added by nicole padelli on July 25, 2015 at 4:05am — No Comments

Homemade Heady Piece

Check out my creations! I make stunning head pieces from scratch, great for performers or anyone who wants to wear something unique and eye catching
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Added by Carly B on July 11, 2015 at 10:47pm — No Comments


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30% off everything for 2 days

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To get 30% off anything and everything at teachkidstohoop, enter this code: DXAPIN88JM7H

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Added by Sarah Maccarelli Jordan on June 22, 2015 at 1:46pm — No Comments

It has been a while since I have been on here, but FREE SHIPPING code in here!

Good Morning Lovely Hoopers and Happy Hump Day! Did you know that we have extended our free shipping sale until Sunday! That's right. I love it so much! Use the code 1200SALES at www.hoopsgaloreandmore.etsy.com until sunday at midnight!! Have a beautiful day!

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Added by Katie L on June 17, 2015 at 7:01am — No Comments

slacking

I've been slacking a little bit lately. On hooping and on keeping up on my journal. 

Don't get me wrong I've still been doing my hoop thang just not as long lately. I hate the changing of the seasons. Especially into hotter weather. I really struggle with the sun and heat. It's almost like I get reverse seasonal depression. 

Most people get depressed in the winter, I get depressed in the summer.

Any advise out there on how to motivate myself?

Added by Ducky Dame on June 8, 2015 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Atomic evoke for sale

2nd generation atomic evoke with 199 settings and favorites menu that you can customize for sale I'm asking 300 it is 36" and in perfect condition

Added by Carly B on June 7, 2015 at 11:09pm — No Comments


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Win a spot in The Path To Performing: The Art of Professional Entertainment

I will give one lucky person a scholarship to our upcoming course, The Path To Performing: The Art Of…

 

Added by Sarah Maccarelli Jordan on June 4, 2015 at 1:19am — No Comments

I need Inspiration!

I just moved to Vegas a little less than a month ago, and now I am away from my flow buddies. They use to give me great ideas and spend hours just hooping with me. Now that I don't have them anymore I'm finding myself with nothing new to try. I feel like I'm inspired but when I pick up my hoop nowadays I often don't know what to do with myself. 

Added by Emma Laree McHenry on June 3, 2015 at 9:56am — No Comments

I kept my word for once.

I bought Safire's online classes and 3 new hoops last month and officially logged my first day of practice today. I got off my ass and practiced. Can I count that as a victory?

Added by Rainbow Faerie on May 31, 2015 at 12:30am — No Comments

Big butts and Fat bottom girls

EGADS where are my manners! I haven't been online for a while and I need to provide an update! Holidays and a coffee detox that has left me as one grumpy, sleepy coffee addict going through withdraw have caused me to slack a bit on learning to hula hoop in the opposite directions. But even that could not stop me from making an effort, albeit minimal effort at times, to learn this trick. 

All I have to say is mission accomplished! I can now hoop in my natural direction and…

 

Added by Ducky Dame on May 26, 2015 at 11:06am — No Comments

Beginnings and Complications

So I'm relatively new at both hooping and this online journaling thing, so bear with me!

I found out about hooping on YouTube. Or maybe actually Facebook. I can't remember which hooper was in the video that one of my friends shared, but she was insanely talented and graceful and I remember wishing that I could do half the things that she was doing. I started watching the suggested videos of other hoopers and after a couple of hours was pretty much hooked and decided that I needed to…

 

Added by Girl_0n_Fire on May 25, 2015 at 12:18am — 2 Comments

exploring LED

I am about to order some LED lights and teach myself how to make LED hoops! I hope I can make sense of the charts online! I am starting with single colors until I can figure out how to regulate the current and not fry the circuits!

Added by Poet L DeHart Torres on May 20, 2015 at 8:37pm — No Comments

First Hoop Retreat

I don't know how it is that hooping is so addicting, but it is! I am still a newbie but I love learning new tricks & perfecting new moves. I am always hosting yoga retreats with my travel business but I am so excited to announce that, for the first time ever, we are working with a talented Canadian hooper to host a yoga & hoop retreat in Nicaragua! 

As someone who has been to & hosted a ton of retreats in my lifetime, I couldn't believe how few retreats are out there for a…

 

Added by TL Travel on May 20, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

I need your help hoopers :)

So May 1st was my birthday and I am a little short on funds for presents to celebrate my birth so I entered a contest to win some. Please help a fairy hoop sista ouut and just go vote on my photo https://www.wishpond.com/lp/705659/entries/28711667/reference It would absolutely mean the world to me to have your support thank you so much! Oh and it ends tomorrow so please vote today.

Added by Giovanna Quattrone on May 5, 2015 at 5:05pm — No Comments

The magic word.

One of my clerks at work called me over to her desk and quietly asked me if I have been losing weight. I told her yup! Thanks for noticing! Naturally she follows up with what I have been doing. I practically shout it out that I have been hula hooping. 

She laughs. "Seriously?"

So we start to talk hoops and how it has already started to affect me and how easy it is to get the hang of it. Being the crafty dame that I am I have already made myself some beginner…

 

Added by Ducky Dame on May 1, 2015 at 8:08am — 1 Comment

Tortoise and the Hares

I LOVE to watch the transformation hoop videos. As in the progress made from 1 month to 12. I use it for inspiration and for something that I hopefully have to look forward to in a year. 

But I'm starting to notice something.

So many of these new hoopers start off freaking amazing! NO seriously month number one and they can do what and the who and the how the hell now? Tricks, Tips, flow and movement. Seriously? After just one month?

What the hell…

 

Added by Ducky Dame on April 23, 2015 at 11:23am — 4 Comments

Lucid dreaming experiences

Lucid dreams has a wide assortment according to a scientific research, which proves its existence.

http://exploringtheworldofluciddreaming.blogspot.com/p/lucid-dreaming-experiences.html

Added by Mary Pereira on April 20, 2015 at 2:57pm — No Comments

The Nagging Universe

Lately the Universe has really been nagging me to change my ways.

I admit I was a bit stubborn and ignored her constant harping for a while but how howdy did that come back to bite me in the ass.

I recently moved into a new house. Not even a month into settling in, my beloved jeep needed to be put down. So here I am with a new car (which due to it's bright blue color, has officially been named Nightcrawer after the X-men character) and a new house, that coincidentally has a…

 

Added by Ducky Dame on April 17, 2015 at 10:55am — No Comments

Hyperion hoop or SpinFX?

I want to buy a smart hoop but not if you buy a Hyperion Hoop or SpinFX. What do you recommend? What think it is the best?

I hope you can help me.

Thank You.

Added by Montserrat on March 16, 2015 at 1:50pm — No Comments

Hooping is an amazing thing <3

I've always loved hula hooping as a kid, and I never thought I would hula hoop like this later in life. I realized that I've always loved dancing but never took classes or anything so as I started teaching myself the ways of hula hooping I've become so happy that I've found a new hobby :) the best part is just getting high and listening to old, rad music that you can jam out to with your hoop. Can't wait till it gets warmer so I can hoop outside!

Added by Alyssa Vu on February 2, 2015 at 8:43pm — No Comments


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New Live Online Workshops beginning in Feb @ VelaCruxDance.com

If you are interested in classes that you can take from the comfort of your sacred hoop space, there are new 4 week workshops beginning Feb 2nd on velacruxdance.com There are workshops for everyone including Hoop Flow 101 for beginners or anyone looking to refresh their outlook on moves they already know, Face Flow Fun for more advanced hoopers looking for new ways to play with face hooping and a Twist and Turns workshop that'll focus on ways to turn with the hoop while adding in those…

 

Added by Vela Crux* on January 27, 2015 at 3:09pm — No Comments


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Geometric Revolution

Be an Agent of the Geometric Revolution!

More than a year has passed since I've used my journal here at hoop city.  I have been very active with a facebook group, Curvy Hoopers Unite.  I find that when I am involved with a forum a lot of…

 

Added by Caroline Krueger on January 14, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments


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Pay what you can Hoop Teacher Training Sale

Check out all the details here

Added by Sarah Maccarelli Jordan on January 7, 2015 at 1:33am — No Comments

I don't keep my word.

AKA I'm lazy, I have low self-esteem, and will make ANY and ALL excuses to explain why I haven't kept my word. Now to the point:

I have been trying to hoop since 2012. But I never stick with it. I have 3 excuses for that:

  1. A lack of money for lessons.
  2. General lack of coordination
  3. Huge tits.

So finally I decided that I love hooping too much to give up and there is a teacher willing to give private lessons. But every time I schedule one, I…

 

Added by Rainbow Faerie on January 6, 2015 at 12:57am — 1 Comment

January 1 & 2 //// 2015

Oh hey again!

Gonna talk about my first two 30 minute sessions of hooping for the hooping.org 30/30 hoop challenge.

I hooped New Year's night in my living room and down in my laundry room. I was not in the greatest of mindsets because of several factors. Most notably I have been very emotional lately. I want to be positive for the new year but cannot overlook my anxieties for living and working in the new year. Social awkwardness from losing touch with old…

 

Added by Courtney on January 2, 2015 at 8:46pm — No Comments

2015 has arrived - 30/30 has begun #hashtag ####hashtaggginmane - By your side

Hello Hi 

I'm suppose to talk about hooping here, yes? Well to start I am going to discuss some music because music is my hoop dance catapult. I'm currently listening to a Zeds Dead song typing this that goes "for an hour or two.. I will lay here with you by your side.." The By Your Side lyrics light something up in me. Speaking of ZD, I just downloaded a free Zeds Dead mixtape --check it-->…

 

Added by Courtney on January 1, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments


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Vela Crux Dance 1st live broadcast workshop!! Hoop Dance Flow 101

 

Added by Vela Crux* on December 30, 2014 at 9:14pm — No Comments

When In Doubt, Hoop It Out

Now that the Christmas crazies are over with it's a bit of a break before the new year parties. To be honest I'm not much of a partier so I'll probably stay home and hoop.



Speaking of hooping; it's 9:30 in the morning and I've been lying in bed awake for 6 or so hours. So much on my mind. Can't get comfortable. Too hot, too cold. Kill the boredom with youtube videos of all these awesome hoopers, so now I have the itch to hoop.



Still can't sleep and I have this song stuck…  

Added by Nikki Marchand on December 29, 2014 at 9:48am — No Comments

Everything You Should Know About the FUTmas

FUTMas is an essential event for FIFA Ultimate Team.It finally begins today !In order to help you take advantage from them this season.Today we created a short questions and answers guide for FUTmas.Let's dig in now .

Q: What is FUTMas ?

A: FUTMas is an initiative created by EA Sports to celebrate the Christmas season. During the FUTMas there is a new Happy Hour or a new tournament every day.

Q:…

 

Added by fifa15club on December 19, 2014 at 12:39am — No Comments

FIFA 15 Coins Guide:Buying and Selling Smart

It's no surprise that in order to make money you want to buy items for as low as you can, and sell them for as high as you can. Unfortunately most people don't know how to do this correctly, and they lose out on a lot of FIFA 15 coins they could have made or not spent. The following sections will explain the way I buy and sell players, as well as a number of great tips for buying and selling.

Buy your players for the cheapest…

 

Added by fifa15club on December 19, 2014 at 12:36am — No Comments

built my first minis

Built my first minis today but they seem a bit on the big side. I measured 60 inches of  poly tubing. Can't wait to try them out when finished! 

Added by Poet L DeHart Torres on December 18, 2014 at 11:16pm — No Comments

Man what a month so far...

So much has happened in this month I don't even know where to start. I can't even wrap my head around it.

End of November I helped out my grandma sell her candy at the local Christmas Craft Show and I also bought.... MY FIRST POLYPRO!! I've been having a lot of fun with it and it really helped me smooth out my isolation's. That with taking classes with Amanda of HipFlick Hoops being our instructor I learned a crazy bunch of new moves and really improved my flow.

Then we had a…

 

Added by Nikki Marchand on December 12, 2014 at 4:00am — No Comments

Day 6 - 100 Day Hooping Challenge

I've been pretty inactive with hooping lately (try the past year or so), and I'd failed at maintaining any other form of regular exercise. Nothing is as fun as hooping and the poi I've been slowly learning! 

So this is yet another attempt to get "back into the swing of things". Over the past week I've worked on my 3 beat weave and sticking my hands in, instead of carrying on the thumb. What a difference! Not only is it more difficult, but it feels completely different from what I was…

 

Added by Behoopd on December 6, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Maybe Not So New?

Hmmm, what to write about....

I guess I'm not completely new to the flowart community. I first saw spinning on vampirefreaks.com

and I also believe it was SaFire that was spinning, correct me if I'm wrong but I'm almost 100% positive she at one time had a VF profile. It was about 2006 - 2008 range and I was in my mid teen years. No idea what it was called, I just know I was mesmerized by spinning flaming balls of fire and swords on fire and hoops on fire and fans and…

 

Added by Nikki Marchand on November 27, 2014 at 7:49am — No Comments


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Holiday Deals on Hoop Teacher Training, Skype Lessons And More

Extending this deal to Friday...enroll in the Hooping with Kids Hoop Teacher training program ($135) and get Marketing for Hoop Dancers online course ($189 value) for free. Hooping with Kids covers not just how to teach, but how to actually book yourself too. Includes dozens of tutorials, choreography routines, lesson plans & resources, who to contact, places with budgets for this program, how to book classes and parties, how to go legit and more! Best of all it's online so you go…

 

Added by Sarah Maccarelli Jordan on November 26, 2014 at 5:58pm — No Comments


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Velacruxdance.com Private, Semi-Private and Group Live Online Workshops

My website now has my booking schedule available for those who might be interested in taking private, semi-private or group lessons via skype! Private or semi-private lessons can be shaped to your needs, wants and level. Group classes can consist of themed classes such as a class on tosses and/or series type classes. There will be live workshops available that also may not include the hoop the entire time such as talks about improving performance or the dynamics of flow state. Tutorials for…  

Added by Vela Crux* on November 7, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Progress with waist knees!

I was able to maintain at the knees & waist for almost 1 minute at Bristol Hoop Jam this week! My friend Iris videoed my practice for 20 seconds. I'm really pleased as this is a personal record for me. I've been on & off practicing the notorious waist knees split for a year. Joining the Multi Hooping class is helping to motivate me. If progress is slow that's fine with me as long as I'm hooping & get to see all my nice friends at Hoop Jam each week, it's part of my life :)

Added by hooprageous!!! on October 25, 2014 at 3:04am — No Comments


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Fall Scholarship Contest valued at over $900

Aloha,

I have four major projects in the works:

 

Added by Sarah Maccarelli Jordan on September 25, 2014 at 1:50pm — No Comments


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10 Hooping Hacks that will benefit you forever

1) Your hula hoop has a kink. Hack: Cut it out! Use this tutorial.

2) Your hula hoop slides down your legs. Hack: Sneaky tricks to get the hoop up from your legs.

3) You are stuck in a rut. Hack: How to get out of a hooping rut. 

4)…

 

Added by Sarah Maccarelli Jordan on September 17, 2014 at 2:25pm — 2 Comments


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3 Magical Days, are you in?

My Hooping with Kids hoop teacher training course is  half price (only $99) for the next 3 days. If you want to earn a nice side income (or career change) by sharing the joy of hooping with kids, I'd love to have you join us. When I started doing kids classes and parties I added an extra $10,000 to my biz in the first year alone. Here's the link to learn more:…

 

Added by Sarah Maccarelli Jordan on September 9, 2014 at 12:45pm — No Comments

All Things Circus Movement Retreat

Hi everyone, 

I'm a lover of all things circus, and I am in the midst of putting together a full movement retreat inclusive of hoop classes, aerial dance classes, yoga, massage, improv choreo...etc) to happen next summer! I'm currently running a fundraising campaign to lower students cost of the program. See here:http://funds.gofundme.com/index.php?route=fundmanager

If you are interested in the…

 

Added by indigo sky on September 8, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Wow. I didn't know we had journals!

So i havent been very active on this community, and i realize thats a big shame. I find it hard to stay motivated and active. Im willing to bet that this place could help with that. Everyone is so inspiring here!



It's hard for me to see people hooping for less time than i have and being more advanced. I know it's because of my busy mom-life, but still i could give myself more time to hoop, every night if i would just do it! But i don't, and i beat myself up over it a…  

Added by Janey Radiant on September 7, 2014 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Illinois to South Carolina

Hello everyone,

My name is Lauren. I moved to South Carolina from the Chicago suburbs just recently in February. I am new to hooping but have friends back home that have inspired me to pick up a hoop and enjoy :) I am enjoying the SC heat :) I do head out to the Charleston area every now and then. I currently have a 39 inch beginner hoop from Moodhoops which is great. I am in the process of saving for a smaller hoop. I am thankful for all the online support hooping has! Thank you all…

 

Added by Lauren H on September 6, 2014 at 4:53pm — No Comments

ANOTHER YOGA FAIL!

Why do i suck so much at being consistent?! I haven't been doing my yoga :( We've had guest staying at our house for about a week now so I haven't had the time or privacy to do my yoga. Since I haven't been doing yoga for very long (litterally have done it 3 times) I'm not very confortable doing it in front of people. i usually do yoga in the living room, connecting my laptop to the TV. I can't do that if there are people sleeping on my couches. (btw I like doing yoga in the morning after I…

 

Added by Kayley on September 3, 2014 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Yoga Fail!!

Sooooo....I've missed two days of yoga :( total sad face! I was planning on doing just 20 minutes before bed but my dear friend Christan as been in town so I've been slacking. But I have been hooping up a storm! He is such an amazing hooper. His issolations are ON POINT!!!! So magical! :) I wish he had his hoop with him toobad he left it in his home town. He was so shocked to see that my hoop was so much lighter then his, but he does have a REALLY heavy hoop! ANYWAYS! missing my yoga time!…

 

Added by Kayley on August 27, 2014 at 11:39am — No Comments

Yoga day 2!

So, yoga day 2. lol it was way harder today. I went from just 20 minutes yoga session to 40 minutes. It was so relaxing. I feel so amazing! Worked on my foundation and flexibility. It feels so amazing to actually stretch all my muscles out again. :) Can't wait for tomorrow. Going back to 20 minutes.

Added by Kayley on August 24, 2014 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Yoga day 1 :)

I started yoga today :) I feel so amazing! Just 20 minutes everyday for a week then I'll switch to 40 minutes. I started yoga to help my hooping and my body. I'm hoping yoga will also help me lose some weight. Happy hooping. :)

Added by Kayley on August 23, 2014 at 8:47am — No Comments

What I feel

I always have thought I was meant to dance, but I never had any classes or training ( no money to do so ) I can remember my grandma saying to me " You would twirl and spin on your toes in the living room" SO since I was little I was spinning with out my circle. I did cheer leading and that was the closest I could get to dance. When my friend started doing poi she had a hoop as well. That sparked my interest, but it didnt lead me to get a hoop till 2 years later. I feel that this has been the…

 

Added by Annie Inman on August 23, 2014 at 7:48am — 1 Comment

Poly-pro hoops are AMAZING!

Since I started dancing with a poly-pro hoop I have felt so much more confident with my hooping. The poly-pro has enhanced my skills and made it easier to hoop. I've learned so many moves recently. Behind the back elbow pass, behind the back pass, chest hooping, my issolations have been better. All in all I freaking love my new hoop. :)

 

 

Live, Loove, HOOP

 

:)  Kayley

Added by Kayley on August 18, 2014 at 10:20am — No Comments

hula hoop help

I used to hoop with a heavier hoop, and when I look at my old videos I look much better than in my light polypro hoop videos. Chest and shoulder hooping looked better with my heavy hoop, and just general hooping.

I need a list of tricks/moves/etc to practice to look better than now. Any moves I should start with/add to do daily?

I am already working on shoulder hooping, shoulder duck outs, and making the vortex look smoother. I'm having trouble with breaks and paddles, and not…

 

Added by Aksinya on August 9, 2014 at 11:51am — No Comments

VIVA Budapest

Well i'm back from Budapest, I found a hoop while out there (a childs one) and very amazed what I could actually do with it!! On another note BUDAPEST IS AMAZING!!! Everyone should visit!!! We loved it so much xxxx

Added by Kirstie Louise on August 6, 2014 at 5:24am — No Comments

Holiday kinda YAY kinda crying

Excited to be going to Budapest for 5 days but very sad I have to leave my hoop behind, damn airline won't let me take it on the flight!!! :(

Added by Kirstie Louise on July 31, 2014 at 4:04am — 2 Comments

The First Day...

As I have said, teaching fitness has been a way of life for me for 25 years now. This however is a new beginning. I am 60+. I said that I would still be teaching well into my 70's. So, this is the new form that I want to take on. I have hooped as a child, but never to teach others. I have purchased 5 hoops and tonight begins my first "learning" class.

Added by Sher Harris on July 30, 2014 at 10:43am — 1 Comment

New to building hoops

I recently started building hula hoops. Solid and break downs are wonderful! My big time consumer are the connectors. Sanding down the barbs and nubs takes 10-15 minutes each. If anyone has some time saving tips for break downs. I am open to suggestions from new hoopers and seasoned alike.

Added by Poet L DeHart Torres on July 30, 2014 at 7:09am — No Comments

My 9 year old son has challenged me to learn to hula hoop dance

 I have discovered a whole new world and its beautiful. I had no idea the things you can do with a hula hoop, I've been practising every day and its definitely going to be something I continue and hopefully get better at. On my first day it took me over an hour just to get it to stay spinning on my hips, but 12 days on and I'm doing much better, I'm still just trying to relax and flow with the hoop while keeping it spinning and I've been practising things like the mandala, the lasso and…

 

Added by Emma Barker on July 29, 2014 at 2:11am — No Comments

This is me.

Hello to anyone that reads!

Well i need somewhere to talk hooping as my boyfriend is going nuts! 

Ive just been hooping for a little while, but find it so good at relaxing me, or making me feel awake in the mornings. I finds i want to take hoops with me everywhere!

Very excited to be going to a festival in europe next week for 8 days. I hope to meet other hoopers :)

Added by kim sunshine day on July 26, 2014 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Hoop friends

I need more hoop friends. Come on guys be my friend!!! I promise I don't bite :)

Added by Kayley on July 22, 2014 at 12:54pm — 5 Comments

i'm just a baby hooper.

the past 2 months I have been losing weight, gaining confidence, but losing it as quickly as I obtain it! I've always been interested in hooping, but my lack of self confidence I think is what rains on my parade. I'm pretty ignorant to what is the right hoop for what I need. originally I thought it would be wonderful for weight loss, but now that I'm 10 pounds down, and only 8 to go, I really want to do this  right. i have a weighted hoop which i was using, but then i saw that is purely for…

 

Added by Ashie Rentner on July 22, 2014 at 12:45pm — 6 Comments

Hoop dreams

I will soon have a brand new hoop from HoopMammas on Etsy! I'm so incredibly excited for the new training I'll have to be going through. The hoop I'm getting is a convertible hoop mini set. I'm ready to start playing around with my mini set! If anyone knows a good website with mini moves tutorials let me know! Ingot a lot of my hoop moves from Hooptrix.com but I'm not sure if they have double mini tutorials on there.

Live, love, hoop!

Kayley

Added by Kayley on July 17, 2014 at 8:14am — No Comments

Trade?

I own a gorgeous 30" 3/4 clear nude collapsible hoop. Would you be interested in trading with me for one of your hoops?

Added by Emily Milano on July 15, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

My Journey

I feel in love with hooping at my first festival. It was the Earth Day Fastival at Green Moutain Creek in Eldridge, Missouri. I saw some really amazing hooping from some amazing people and since then I started hooping. My first hoop was a ground score. I was walking to a friends house with my husband and on the walk we found this cheap yellow hoop that was just laying in the grass. My husband was the one who saw it and i grabbed it and kept it. I actually took it with my to my second…

 

Added by Kayley on July 11, 2014 at 10:19am — 1 Comment

July marks 7!

So, I've hooping for 7 months now and I know I've come along way. I can do so much now that I never even imagined I could do when I first picked up my new weighted hoop mamas hoop fresh from the delivery truck. I was so excited! Just recently on my visit back home in PA I made a new hoop at my friends, it's about 32 inches. I've achieved so many more tricks since I've been using the 32 inch compared to my 42 and 40 inch hoops. They're just so big. But, I have to pretty much relearn how to do…

 

Added by Rachael Kylie on July 10, 2014 at 5:05pm — No Comments

Love Hoop Heal: A Global Healing Initiative

Hello Hoopers,

My name is Amanda Emsland and I have been on a personal healing journey for over 4 years which helped me create a philosophy for life and business/non-profit called I Am Love In Action, Healing Ourselves Heals The World!

Recently this philosophy lead me to Rwanda where I hosted a number of projects, one of which was called Love Hoop Rwanda. This is a call to Hoopers around the world to take your skills to the streets, the mountains, the places others are afraid…

 

Added by Amanda of "Hippy Hoops" on June 29, 2014 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Hoop Sick

I haven't hooped in over a year now! I am watching old videos and seeing how much I had progressed with all the classes and practice, and I am really missing it being a part of my life. I have been so busy with graduate school and adjusting to a new home that I put my hoop down for a bit. I never meant for it to go this long without picking it back up. Something has to change!

Added by Kristen on June 22, 2014 at 9:28pm — 3 Comments

Hoop Dream is Too Real

I've unlocked secret hidden powers with hula hooping. Queens of the Stone Age is such a real possibility for me to dance to live on stage, but I don't want to dance for them anymore.     

I've finally got why I was so angry with the online hoop community. I didn't understand why most couldn't feel the music or dance more than they discuss dancing. We as a community live in disharmony. Spending more time indoors than outdoors effects the soul. Spending more…

 

Added by Phoenix Sprite on June 18, 2014 at 3:59pm — No Comments

Hoop therapy

 

It is amazing to me that I have been hooping for nearly two years. I often remember how I struggled with basic waist hooping in the beginning. I would watch hooping tutorials on YouTube and be absolutely amazed at what some people can do with a hoop. It’s almost magical. The simple beauty that one person and one hoop can make astounds me, still.

I have come a long way down my personal hoop path since the day I bought my first hoop from Wal-Mart in the children's toy section.…

 

Added by Brittany Thackrah on June 17, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Back Into Hooping And Back Online! Lots Of Questions!

 

Added by Megan Sora Harpster on May 29, 2014 at 8:25am — No Comments


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life update

. Its been a while.

Lets see. I got married June 21st 2012.

I gave birth to our first child. A daughter, December 27th 2013.

So yeah. I'm a stay at home mom now. I'm trying to keep hooping. I'm also trying to keep up with crossfit. My brother lives with us and he is now a certified instructor. Its been hard for me to make it to the box . I don't like leaving my daughter and the car arrangements are less than stellar. So we're working pretty hard on building a home gym. But shits…  

Added by Ayla Hammons on May 28, 2014 at 3:00am — No Comments

Day... 6?

I put a few layers of electrical tape on my cruddy hoop and it made all the difference! Then my hoop bent... So I can't use it very well.
Anyways, my upward and downward vortex has gotten much, much smoother! :)

Added by Rachel Taylor on May 19, 2014 at 9:17pm — No Comments

Beginner

So this is my third day practicing hooping. I am using a hoop from the grocery store so it is feeling impossible to learn anything. Since I am waiting to start this new job it will probably 3 weeks before I get a proper hoop.

Added by Rachel Taylor on May 16, 2014 at 7:44pm — 3 Comments

Doubles hooping progress~*

atomic evoke twins

I never dreamed I would be able to do any of these moves, much less get a reaction from a crowd of people. I'm so glad I picked up the second hoop! I'm currently practicing more on body double hoop moves and am happy to see the results are starting to show. 

Added by Pippin on May 15, 2014 at 3:11am — No Comments

Weekly 303 Hoop Troupe Jam

Denver's 303 Hoop Troupe meets twice a week for 2 hours of freestyle practice. During the school year we meet at Cole Arts & Science Middle school, 3240 Humbolt St, Denver, on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30PM. Once school is out we will relocate the jams to Cheesman Park and they will meet the same days from 4:30-7:30. If you would like more information, please join us at www.MeetUps.com/303HoopTroupe to find our next Jam.…

 

Added by Shelly Agramonte on May 6, 2014 at 5:24am — No Comments

Exploring Axes Rotations & Palm Spins WORKSHOP, BOULDER CO

Added by Kristina Brothis on April 14, 2014 at 9:51am — No Comments

More practice

Hello hoopers. I'm new to this site. I'm looking forward to making new friends, and new skills.been hooping for about 2 yrs off and on. It's truly changed my life! Much Love~

Added by Natasha Moore on April 10, 2014 at 9:27pm — 2 Comments

Weekly Spin Jam Georgia

Everyone is welcome to join me for hooping in the park every week in two locations:

Mondays •••• Smyrna , GA
Taylor-Brawner Park

Wednesday••• Kennesaw, GA
Swift-Cantrell Park

Added by Gina - HoolaGina on April 10, 2014 at 6:59pm — No Comments

One Month Hooping

Here's my 1 Month Hooping video.

Note: I'm doing these videos for the sole purpose of recording my progress. I don't have a mirror to practice in front of, so I just record myself and watch the video afterwards. It's very helpful because I can watch it whenever I want and every time I watch, I find new things to work on. I'm not…

 

Added by Cami on April 7, 2014 at 1:43pm — No Comments

Bali or Bust!

I've been hired to be the offical blogger for week three of Sacred Circularties in Bali! When I got the invitation, my jaw hit the floor. I've been wanting to go to this event for the past three years but just haven't had the money. I put my call out to the universe and it was answered with this position. I'm so excited to be chosen as one of the few lucky hoopers to represent this event online and tell the outside world about it!

My admission is covered, which is amazing. But travel…

 

Added by Sarah on April 2, 2014 at 5:23pm — No Comments

Becoming a teacher

As I've been hooping for some time now, I decided that a way to further push myself would be to take some teacher training. I did this through Brass Vixens, a Toronto based fitness organization that offers pole, hoop, and aerial fitness instructor programs. I'm still part way through my training, and I can't wait to be finished. I love hooping! It has changed my life by giving me a fun way to relax and get in tune with my body. I love teaching people new things! I've even turned a few of my…

 

Added by Chana Weinstein on March 31, 2014 at 11:09am — No Comments


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How I got 76 students in 2 days without using Facebook, advertising, or deception.

Aloha,

Our house is in shambles getting ready to sell (or rent it out, we're not sure yet) and I'm still battling laziness/jet lag from our recent Hawaii trip, so this blog post is 3 months late. 

Yup, I've got a list of questions from fans and friends and "How did you sell your courses so quickly" has been in the back burner since December. I've been traveling, what can I say.

This blog post will show you how I got 76 students in 2 days without using Facebook,…

 

Added by Sarah Maccarelli Jordan on March 25, 2014 at 3:04pm — No Comments

My first day in the community.

So I don't really know how this works, but I just want to say that I'm dying to hoop outside and it's too cold. Plus I'm extremely excited because I'm expecting my first two polypro hoops tomorrow! Yay! Spring weather, come back so I can play with my new hoops!

Added by Amber Durnez White on March 24, 2014 at 11:51am — No Comments

Honestly still trying to perfect chest hooping today, though it seems like my breast are interfering ha ha. Id really really love to meet other wonderfully minded Hoopers in my area, I moved to such …

Honestly still trying to perfect chest hooping today,
though it seems like my breast are interfering ha ha.
Id really really love to meet other wonderfully minded
Hoopers in my area, I moved to such a small town
but I'm more than willing to commute to your possible soul
In myyyyyy sparkly future!  

Added by Tori Rae on March 7, 2014 at 12:18am — 2 Comments

Daydreaming about circles

It is safe to say that I am madly in love with hooping.  I love the lightness my spirit feels after a good hoop session.  As each day passes I can feel my muscles aching with growth and it is so uplifting!  I feel as if other things in my life are aligning themselves because I have let go of so much stress through my practice that everything just seems easier than before.  It is amazing that something as small as a hoop can facilitate this kind of change in my life.  I am only on day 5 and I…

 

Added by Cyncyrie on February 27, 2014 at 12:09am — No Comments

What are your favourite places to hoop?

do think you think flow is better depending on where you are?

Added by Aksinya on February 26, 2014 at 5:27am — 2 Comments

Hoop Journey

I've been hooping for about 8 months off and on now and I still feel like a beginner. There is so much I still want to be able to achieve as far as flow, creativity, and dance goes.

Watching all the amazing hoopers out there that flow and move with grace, are able to dance with their hoop like it's a partner,…

 

Added by Brie on February 22, 2014 at 3:26pm — 2 Comments

Evolution of flow; taking on the 100-day Hoop Challenge

Hello Beautiful Hoopers!! This is my first entry and I am so excited to be a part of such a vibrant online community.  A little about myself, I am 25 years old and live in Oregon.  I work as a Nanny and I have a deep passion for Early Childhood Education.  I love to experience new things either in my own backyard or, when I am lucky enough, a new and exciting place aboard.  I like to dabble in learning other languages; French, Spanish, Thai, and of course 'dirty' words in all the languages…

 

Added by Cyncyrie on February 20, 2014 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Achievement unlocked: One year hooping complete!

Hey all! Wow--I have really been neglecting my poor little hooping blog, haven't I? The past few months have been all work (schoolwork and job applications, unfortunately) and less play, so I haven't had a lot of time to make a really detailed post. (Come to think of it, I have a final project due on Friday, so I should probably be working on that now... Buuut, this is way more fun. :) )

So, as the title suggests, I've finally hit my one-year hooping mark! YAYYY!!! :D :D :D…

 

Added by Hoopiyali on February 17, 2014 at 2:23pm — No Comments

20 Days

Nothing was more exciting then when I finally learned how to chest hoop about 6 days ago. I seriously don't think I've felt that awesome in a long time. I've been hooping for 20 days (with the exception of about 3 days b/c I strained my shoulder doing isolations), and it has brought me so much joy. I literally think about hooping all day long when I'm at work... so I am a little bit obsessed. Being a beginner hooper can be a little overwhelming though.. I feel I have soooo much to learn and…

 

Added by Morgen Williams on February 17, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Snow day!

Feb 5, 2014

I am going to take advantage of this day to work on my leg hooping. As well as being fluid with my motions. As well as connecting my motions to make it more dance-like. I am not sure if I have made the connection with my hoop where I can match its motions. Today I'm also going to try to hoop with music, and not stop when I mess up. Which will be often! haha

Any suggestions to a good beginning hoop song to help me find my flow??

I am determined,…

 

Added by Emalee on February 5, 2014 at 12:21pm — No Comments


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How to Find Grace, Flow, and Fluidity

“How do I find flow?”

This is such a common question that pops up in the world of hooping.  First, let’s talk about flow; before we can find it, we should know what it is.  Some hoopers believe flow and fluidity are synonymous, while other hoopers believe there are distinguishable differences between flow and fluidity.  Often, flow is defined as a state of mind—flow means letting go. When one is in the flow, it’s almost as if the hoop is an extension of one’s self—the hoop and…

 

Added by Kim Cuppett on January 31, 2014 at 1:05pm — No Comments


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How to Start a Local Hoop Jam

How to Start a Local Hoop Jam

 

Back in 2010, when I first started hooping, I struggled to find other hoopers in my area (especially since I live in a smaller, rural town).  Since I didn’t really know anyone who already hooped, I decided to get people into hooping!  Since 2010, I’ve aided in fostering a local hoop community in my area.  It all began by starting up a local hoop jam.

 

So, what is a “hoop jam”?

A hoop jam serves as an…

 

Added by Kim Cuppett on January 31, 2014 at 1:03pm — No Comments


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Types of Hooping

My article published from: http://hooptricks.org/what-does-it-mean-to-hula-hoop-styles-of-hooping

What Does Hooping Mean to You: Types of Hula Hooping

 

“So, tell me about yourself.  What do you like to do for fun?”

“Well, I like to hula hoop.”

“Hula hoop?”  *puzzled look on face*

“Yes, hula hoop”

 

As I repeat my answer a…

 

Added by Kim Cuppett on January 31, 2014 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Day 4 and NO LUCK

I've been trying like crazy to keep my hoop from hitting the floor. I'm on Day 4 and that's all that's happening. Six, maybe eight, rotations, and it's on the ground. I have tried watching a ton of YouTube tutorials for beginners (GemGen 101 is my favorite)... but I've tried watching all that I can find for beginners. I also have the Waist Hooping for beginners video by Hoopnotica. I am 5'2" and using a 35in. hoop that's 3/4 and 100psi. Standing the hoop up, it comes right to my belly…

 

Added by Amy Joiner on January 29, 2014 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Pura Vita Hooping Retreat

Added by Dixie Honey on January 28, 2014 at 10:53pm — No Comments

I'm doing what??

Here I am, just turned 45 years old, been a widow for 4 months, and I've decided to attempt hooping. I received my first hoop I ordered over the weekend and for 2 days I've only been able to get the hoop to stay up for 6 to 8 rotations. I feel a little stupid and awkward. 

Added by Amy Joiner on January 27, 2014 at 3:07pm — 4 Comments

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