There is something very empowering about being able to master a hula hoop trick. As much as I encourage new hula hooper’s to experiment and learn hula hoop tricks on and off body, I am a big advocate of encouraging people to learn all of the basics of hula hooping when starting out so that you can feel comfortable about switching from one hula hooping move to another.
This allows for you to flow all of your hula hooping tricks together effortlessly Having said this, I can’t deny the magic one feels when they have finally, after a lot of practice mastered a hula hoop trick.
The Palm Spin hula hoop trick is definitely a favorite for me, I just love adding this one in between switching from vertical to horizontal plane and vice versa. The Palm Spin makes a great way to create the illusion the hoop is spinning around your hand. It is a great hoop move to transition into on body hooping or off body hooping as you are able to move straight into vertical or horizontal plane.
Before you grab your hula hoop and have a good crack at this one, I recommend practicing balancing the hoop on your palm along with taking these steps to performing the palm spin. In this Palm Spin hoop trick tutorial we go from vertical hand hooping straight onto an open palm spin.
Can you believe that we are well into February already? Studies tell us that about 80% of our New Year’s Resolutions fail by the second week of February, and guess what? Its the second week of February – I don’t know about you but that’s just where I am! So I thought it’s an ideal time to dedicate this morning in sending you a motivational note.
Some of you may be wanting to learn to hula hoop dance for some time, or some of you may be wanting to engage in an activity that is fulfilling and helps you lose weight and stay healthy.
I know that learning a new skill is challenging and takes time but I don’t want you losing any drive on what is the most crucial aspect of living a crazy fun and healthy life – your mind and body health. The first step to feeling great and happy with our health is gaining more energy and motivation, I believe that motivation is the key drive to achieving your goals and staying on the right track to productivity and well-being.
So what are you waiting for? Lets get to it and start learning to use your dance hula hoop in super fun ways which will give you the balance, health and co-ordination that you never thought possible. My hula hoop dance classes for beginngers are perfect if you have a busy lifestyle (which most of us do) and want to learn to hula hoop at your own pace. Your can mark off your hooping classes / lessons as you go so that you know exactly where you are up to. You also have the freedom of downloading them or streaming them from any device.
Lets get motivated and start your journey in learning to hula hoop dance. When we learn to hula hoop, it opens up a world full of opportunities for new friendships in the hooping community as well as improving your energy levels, happiness and overall well-being.
My hula hooping for beginners course is perfect for those of you who have busy schedules (lets face it – we all do!) and are looking to learn at your own pace. You can download all off of the hooping lessons or streamline where you can watch from any device. Come and join 100’s of other hoopers who have enjoyed my course and hoops, check what they have said here. also check out my facebook reviews
If you are an absolute beginner to hula hooping, it can be a little daunting and confusing when buying your first proper dance hoop. Don’t let that be a step back in your motivation, if you are unsure of what size hula hoop you will need, check out my video which explains all of the hoop sizes and what they are best suited for.
I can’t wait to see you get into the hoop and gain all of the confidence and joy that you’ll find in it!
Have you ever tried to learn foot hooping and found it to be quite the challenge? Don’t worry you are not alone, hundreds of new hula hoopers who are learning to hula hoop experience the same difficulty with foot hooping that’s for sure!
In my personal experience, I found that foot hooping took me a good few weeks if not months to perfect, so make sure you stay focused and continue practicing – I promise, it will just click one day and before you know it you will be a foot hooping expert!
Throwing in a chest roll hula hooping trick when practicing hula hoop dance adds some real sparks to your hoop dance practice. This chest roll in hula hooping teaches us balance as well as aligning our body in a central and balanced stance whilst doing the chest roll. Our wrist control here is key and as we practice this move we gain more control and strength in our wrists to control the hoop as we roll it across. This hula hoop trick can me tricky if not practiced properly, however with the write posture and stance you will master it in no time. Let me know how you go with it and more importantly, have fun while learning to hula hoop dance 🙂 Continue reading Learn how to do a Chest Roll Hula Hoop Trick
In this hula hoop tutorial, I explain how to do a continuous k roll which is also known as the continuous vertical chest roll. I love adding this hoop trick into my hoop dance flow because it adds a funky illusion that the hoop is rolling down my chest from my hands up above down to my receiving hand below.
You will find that the K Roll will help you practice your eye hand coordination plus give you a great arm workout! I have seen the k roll combined with hoop folds which looks incredible!
Pre hula hooping days, back in 2010 before settling down and having a family, I invested a lot of my time in hobbies and made sure that my spare time outside of work consisted of creative and fun activities. Not to mention now days I look back and realize just how much spare time I had compared to now raising a family, which gives me tremendous satisfaction and joy, however the days for taking up new hobbies or interests are gone for a few years. Having said that there is lots of fun in entertaining a toddler and engaging in what makes her giggle and getting to share in many fun kids activities.
I was living with my husband in a small one bedroom apartment by the beach in Dee Why on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Australia when during my lunch break at my work computer I somehow stumbled upon a YouTube Video of Shakti Sunfire performing hoop dance in this video with the Pyronauts at San Fransisco Decompression in 2009. My jaw literally dropped and I found myself on a quest on YouTube in pursuit of more and more hula hoop videos which ignited a fire inside me to give it a go as soon as I got home, so I remember on my way home from work dropping into my local Rebel Sports store who had a selection of small kids hula hoops which I eagerly raced home with to play around with at home in the companion of plenty of hula hooping YouTube clips which just fed my fire even more! Continue reading 5 Things I Learned About Hula Hooping
Lets face it, life can get pretty jam packed and busy with not enough time for play, so what better way to escape than to escape on a holiday with your travel hula hoops 🙂
When it comes to planing a holiday or your travels, as a hula hooper it is essential that you get yourself a instant collapsible travel hula hoop which you can travel with your hoop comfortably and safely while flying.
A six part collapsible travel hoop which is what we offer here on our site can be easily strapped to the side of your backpack or carry on luggage. I recommend that you check with the airline that you are travelling with to find what dimensions they allow on-board. These travel hula hoops are great because once collapsed they are small, and easy to manage as you travel, in addition you will not run the risk of being charged for over sized luggage.
Our travel hula hoops which are made and designed here in Australia when collapsed are 50cm long by about 12cm in height which in most instances can fit into a carry on luggage bag which goes into the overhead compartments. I would also suggest that you keep them wrapped and protected, I usually use a towel or a tote bag which is more than sufficient.
During check-in or after landing at your travel destination, security may ask you about your travel hoops and may want to inspect them closely. I usually make light of the situation, give them a smile and say ‘They’re just hula hoops”. Continue reading Travel Hula Hoops Australia
It is mid spring here in Sydney and I’m loving the smell of all the flowering fauna on our Northern Beaches. I dare to say that my hooping practice has been minimal during the winter months, however I’m super excited to get outside and start hooping out in the sunshine barefoot 🙂
In the coming weeks I will be introducing some new hula hoop designs so keep your peepers peeled. For those of you hooper’s in Sydney, I will be teaching a 1 hour Hooping Workshop at Integral Aerial Silk in Brookvale on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Saturday 15 November 2014 2.30pm – 3.30pm. Continue reading Hula Hooping Workshop at Brookvale
There are a few hula hoop exercise videos and hula hoop workouts out there on the web and I must say all of them are great in motivating me into picking up my hula hoop for a fun workout. I have just stumbled upon one of Hoopnotica’s many Hula Hoop Workouts that will surely make you sweat!
What I love about this one is that the moves are all in gifs, which is perfect for loading if you have a slow internet connection. This is a truly fun workout so grab your hula hoop and go for it! 🙂
Dance and Fitness Hoops are big and can be quite awkward to carry around, transport and store. There are a few pointers to keep in mind for maintaining that nice circular shape of your hula hoops.
1. Keep your hula hoop flat
Storing your hoop upright leaning against a wall or another object can cause it to lose its circular shape, especially if it is located in a warm environment. Consider storing your hula hoops flat on the ground to help maintain its shape. Continue reading Storing your Hula Hoops and Maintenance
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