choosing the right hula hoops australia

Choosing the right Hula Hoop

Hooray on deciding to learn to hula hoop. Hula Hooping has been the most rewarding activity for me and I have really enjoyed the benefits of hula hooping immensely. Along the way you will switch from beginner dance hula hoops through to poly pro hoops. Each hula hoop may feel different and you may feel more comfortable using a specific hoop for a specific trick or hula hoop dance move.

It’s best that before ordering you pick a hoop size based on your ability. See Hula hoop profile and your body size below. We make hula hoops for adults and kids for sale in NSW, Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

A simple fact that will take you far If you are interested in a good workout, keep in mind that the lighter in weight the hoop is, the more calories you will burn, because you will need to work harder to keep the hoop up in revolution. Here you will get an idea of how to determine what size hula hoop you will need to get you hula hooping!

Hula Hoops Sizing

    • Beginner Dance Hula Hoops: My dance hula hoops are 95cm in diameter, 20mm thick and weigh 370 grams which are great for learning to hula hoop being suited for on body hula hooping and off body hula hooping.
    • Fitness Hula Hoops: My fitness hula hoops are 100cm in diameter, 25mm thick and weigh 500 grams. These hula hoops are perfect for waist hooping as well as suited for those of you who are larger in waist size to help you learn to hula hoop with greater ease.
    • Travel Hula Hoops: My Travel Hula Hoops are 95cm in diameter with all 6 pieces connected together and 83cm with 5 pieces connected. This hoop is perfect if you travel a lot with your hoop or want to make hula hooping more readily accessible by carrying your hula hoop around.
    • Intermediate OR Kids Dance Hula Hoops: My kids or intermediate hula hoops are 85cm in diameter, 20mm thick and weigh 210 grams – perfect for kids 6 years and under
    • Twin Hula Hoop Packs: My twin hula hoop packs consist of 2x 85cm diameter hoops, 20mm thick and weigh 210 grams each
    • Mini Hula Hoops: My Mini Hula Hoops Packs consist of 2x 76cm hoops, 20mm thick and weigh 150 grams. Mini size is suitable for kids under 6 yrs of age.

the right hula hoop size for you

New to Hula Hooping / Hula Hoop Dance?

If you are new to hula hooping it is preferable to start off with a 95cm Dance Hula Hoop, however if you are experiencing extreme difficulty in keeping the hoop in orbit you are best to start off with the 100cm fitness hula hoop, the larger the diameter . The more that you practice, the better you will get at it, each time.

The rule is: Lighter and smaller the hoop = lighter and faster. Thicker and/or larger = heavier and slower. Make sure you check out my online course learning to hula hoop which contains a large collection of beginner hula hoop classes and lessons which will have you started with all of the core foundations and packed with beginner hula hoop tricks.

Ready to move into more advanced Hula Hooping?

Once you become more experienced and have mastered keeping your hula hoop up in orbit around your waist and hips with ease and control, its time to upgrade to a medium size hoop which is ideal for learning off-body hooping techniques. Off-body hooping is the practice of manipulating the hoop with your hands, arms, and elbows, lifting it off your body in circular momentum.

Consider your Hula Hoop profile:

Review the hoop profile and body size information below. Never hooped before? Don’t panic, It really is simple, just keep reading, it will only take a few minutes to learn to speak our language.

Now that you’ve determined what hula hoop profile you are and what hoop size you’ll need, its time to choose your hand made new hula hoop, and start having loads of fun by hooping into health and well being! Make sure you check out my online hula hooping course learning to hula hoop which contains a large collection of hula hoop classes and lessons which will have you started with all of the core foundations and packed with beginner hula hoop tricks.

Fitness Hula Hooping

Fitness hoops are slightly heavier and thicker than Dance Hoops, weighing 500gms and 25mm thickness. These hula hoops are designed for on-body hooping and some basic off-body hooping. Check out our Fitness Hula Hoops

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Learn Hula Hoop

NEW to hula hooping? Learn hula hooping with my Hula Hooping Beginners Course which you can access all 41 lessons online or download anytime. Join my hula hooping course online

These online hula hoop classes contains 6 modules and 41 hula hooping classes covering the absolute beginner foundations of hula hooping and hoop dance. My classes contain the necessary hula hooping classes to give you the skills to kick start your hooping journey. By the end of this beginner hooping course you will have learnt how to hula hoop around your waist with full confidence and control. You will learn how to stand correctly whilst hula hooping to allow maximum posture and support. You will learn to save when it falls and more importantly sustain relaxed movements while practicing a full body workout with your dance hoop.

Together with a large range of on-body hoop moves as well as loads of off body hoop dance moves, at the end of the modules we celebrate by combining the hoop moves together into a hoop dance flow session.

As you work through these hoop dance classes with me one by one, I want you to be aware that practice is key to learning hooping so make sure to be patient with yourself and more importantly relax and have fun with it. Hooping is about moving freely with your hoop and bringing play into your daily practice so leave any self criticisms behind and lets learn to hoop.

29 thoughts on “Choosing the right Hula Hoop

  1. Hello which size should I buy my 8 year old

    1. Hi Skye, thanks for getting in touch 🙂 I would recommend an 85cm diameter hoop for your 8 year old. Hope this helps and let me know if you have any other queries xx

    2. Hi There Skye,just wanted to know do the Hula Hoops come in any other colours like, black please.

      1. Hi Richard, thanks for getting in touch, yes if you view through my hoop designs you will see a ‘black cat’ hoop which is all black. Hope this helps 🙂

  2. Hi. Just wondering how much the travel hoops weight? I got one from eBay and it’s super heavy. Thanks!

    1. Hi Sheridan 🙂 my travel hoops weight about 410g and come in 6 pieces. Let me know if you have any other questions x

  3. Hello
    My niece is turning 11 & did hula hooping lessons at school which she mastered well.
    What size do you recommend?
    Thank you.

    1. Hi Belinda 🙂 Thats great that your daughter loves to hoop. At her age, i would recommend a 85cm hoop. Hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions xx

  4. Hullo. I have a 4 year old. Wouldn’t 85cm be too big for her?

    1. Hi Judy 🙂 If you feel that 85cm would be too big for your 4 yr old, i would recommend the 76cm hoop. Hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.

  5. How long does it take to receive it in Perth?

    1. Hi Maaike 🙂 As soon as an order comes through I post my hoops the next business day, I would allow at least 3-4 days for Australia post to deliver to Perth. Thanks xx

  6. Hi! I’m after a smaller hoop to use on my feet. What do you recommend?
    Thanks ❤️

    1. Hi Samantha, thanks for getting in touch. I would recommend an 85cm polypro hoop for foot hooping which you can find here. Much love xx

  7. Hey! I’m looking for some advice on which hoop to get. I am about 5’3″ and have a background of gymnastics and dance. I have only hula hooped for fun before (I have no trouble keeping the hoop going on my waist) But now I’d like to take it up more seriously and try out some fancy moves! What do you recommend? Thank you! Meg x

    1. Hi Megan, thanks for getting in touch. So exciting that you are wanting to learn hoop dance 🙂 I recommend that you start off with a beginners dance hoop which you can find here: Thanks again and all the best xx

      1. Thank you! I’m looking forward to learning ? Xx

  8. Hello, I would like to get a Hula Hoop each for my 2 daughters. They are 11 and 10 years old, would you recommend a kids hoop or a small adult hoop for them? They have done some hula Hooping in their aerial silks classes, but are still beginners. Also we are in Newport, am I able to pick up the hoops from you?
    Thank you!


    1. Hi Sarah, thanks for your time on the phone earlier. Hope you’re excited to receive the hoops xx

  9. Not sure if I should get beginner or overweight hoop? I’m both lol 165cm and about 80kgs. Want it to help tone my stomach.

    1. Hi Tracy, The beginner dance hoops are great for your height, and learning to hoop dance with these are fantastic for toning and getting your heart rate up for burning calories. Hope this helps xxx

  10. Hi Maria
    I have recently ordered one of your hoops and can’t wait for it to arrive!
    I’m now considering purchasing the hoop course you have online. Once purchased will I have access to the course forever or will I only be able to access it for a certain amount of time?
    Am I able to download it and save all the course content?

    1. Hi Sannen 🙂 Thanks for getting in touch, so glad that you’re wanting to learn to hoop! Yes once the course is purchased, its yours to stream or download so that you can have it forever. Thanks again, and looking forward to teaching you to hoop xx

  11. Hi I’m 56 and would love to start hula hooping which hoop do you recommend for fitness and weight loss thank you Donna

    1. Hi Donna, thanks for getting in touch 🙂 My fitness hoops are your best bet, they are larger in diameter 100cm so that it makes it easier for you to keep it in orbit, however its slightly heavier 550g which will help you keep it up as well. Engaging your core while hooping is a great way to stay in shape 🙂 Let me know how you go xx

  12. Hi i used a hoop when i was 14 i am now 71 have the same hoop its been around Australia a few times and in storage
    I now find it to lite
    Are your hoops made from Rattan?

    1. Hi Valerie 🙂 I love it that you are wanting to hoop again at 71 🙂 You will really enjoy it again. My Dance Hoops are made of irrigation piping and weight about 430g my fitness hoops are 500g they are both a great size for adults and are decorated with grip tape which helps you keep the hoop in orbit.
      Please let me know how you go xx

  13. Hi Valerie, Need to get waist to 85cm in a short space of time due to a serious heart issue. I can already hula hoop. Which would be the best one to add to my exercise program to achieve goal?

    1. Hi Karen, thanks for getting in touch, i’m sorry to hear about your heart issue! My Fitness hoops which are 100cm are the best for waist hooping and getting into shape. Hope this helps and all the best xxx

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