Thursday, July 24, 2008


Another fire hooper.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Still Hooping

I'm still having fun with my hoop. The heatwave has forced me to hoop either early in the day or late. When I lose motivation I just go watch some hooping vids on line and that inspires me to try try again. I can do each move longer now but I still haven't transitioned in being able to hoop non-stop for ten or twenty minutes. I'd really like to hoop non-stop for an hour or more, but I can't see that happening anytime soon.
After watching the hoop song video below I think I want to make a corset and petticoat hooping outfit. Or maybe a Steampunk outfit or something. Something colorful I can enjoy hooping in to get the full experience. People are amazed when I told them I made my own hoops. A fencer wanted to try it and she has an amazing figure and had a great time hooping before fencing practice. She said the male fighters should do hooping because they are stiff in the hips and it helps loosen up all your joints. I couldn't agree more. It is a way to keep your flexibility and build coordination. Great for waist, hips, thighs. Those hard to work on areas like inner thighs and glutes. But I also get sore muscles in my neck and shoulders so I know those areas are getting a work-out too. If I take a week off I feel rusty and awkward so I really have to keep up. And it's fun, so it's not like going to the dentist. I have two more hoop connectors so I can make two more hoops.

Get your hoop on

Another super dooper hooper.

Silly hooping song

This video NEEDS good hoopers. But it is a crack-up full of colorful offbeat outfits. I might just have to buy this song to hoop too though.