5 Things I Learned About Hula Hooping

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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

Hula Hooping Workshop at Brookvale

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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

Weighted Fitness Hula Hoops – Where Can I Buy Hula Hoops for Exercise

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I am asked many times, where can I buy hula hoops for exercise? People also are curious about the 1.5kg heavy padded hula hoops that are out in the market which are targeted for weight loss and fitness. When I started hooping I was swayed into buying one of these 1kg hoops which ended up feeling way too heavy and left my waist bruised. Hooping with these hoops only limited me to hula hooping on the waist which wasn’t exciting enough for me to continue.

where can i buy hula hoops for exerciseIt wasn’t until I bought my first proper dance hoop that the wonderful world of hoop dance stumbled upon my door and absolutely stole my heart! My new dance hoop allowed me to learn to explore hoop dance and learn all of these amazing moves which made me work up a sweat. I soon then realized that this is the perfect activity for me to keep in shape.

Hula Hoop Fitness is a fun way of exercising in a playful way. The hula hoop isn’t just a children’s toy,  If used correctly, it can be a fun tool to dance with, tone your entire body and trim your tummy. Check our our Fitness Hula Hoops Vs Standard Toy Hula Hoops comparison chart which gives you an indication of the size and weight of the Fitness Hoops. Continue reading Weighted Fitness Hula Hoops – Where Can I Buy Hula Hoops for Exercise