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
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
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.
It 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.
Thank you so much. My gorgeous beginner hoop arrived in record time. I absolutely love it! I've started working my way through the online course and am loving the easy-to-follow instruction and relaxed, no-pressure vibe. In my head, I am already picking out the colours of my next hoop (why just have one?).read more
If you’re wondering whether to buy a hula hoop from Maria then take my advice and DO IT!! Maria is a total sweetheart and her hoops are a work of art. I adore mine, I want ten more. It’s sparkly and pretty and sturdy and light and you definitely should purchase your hoop from her.read more
Most incredible purchase! The colours and pattern it is like the ocean is swirling around while playing. This was a gift for my partners birthday and she absolutely adores her new hoop. Thanks so much you are a talented artist creating beauty that makes people smile. A.read more
Maria make the most incredible travelling hoops, not only functional but absolutely beautiful and perfectly weighted. I recently travelled for 7 weeks overseas and whilst on tour, I assembled my hoop at each destination in just 60 seconds and was ready for my hooping workout, what a great way to keep fit whilst eating & drinking your way around europe, in fact I returned home 2kgs lighter, thanks Maria ��read more
I bought my first 2 hoops from this shop and are super happy with the purchase! I have bought a couple more hoops since then but love my HoopsAlive hoops and use them all of the time! There was a shipping issue but it was sorted ASAP and all issues were resolved in a speedy and pleasant matter :)read more