When I first started hooping, I bruised myself often. One day a few months in, I got a massive bruise when I tore a muscle in my leg. I was limping for five weeks.
Before hooping, a setback like that would have stopped me from continuing whatever I was doing. Hurt my wrist? No more crocheting for me for a long time. Eye strain? Done with cross-stitch. But this was different. I was determined not to be deterred. After I healed, I was back in the hoop, and have been for the last two years. :)