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Old 05-23-2013, 06:45 PM   #1
 
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Default Hula Hooping anyone?

Apparently there is a new trend of hooping for exercise. I guess Kelly Osbourne has lost like 70 lbs or something. I've looked into it a little and it looks like a lot of fun. Some yoga, dance, pilates etc. all incorporated. Anybody doing this? I'm having trouble finding classes here in Columbus that I can attend.
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:15 PM   #2
 
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It is a RIDICULOUS amount of fun . I have a fitness hoop, it weighs 1 or 2 pounds, I forget. The classes are great for core work and are really fun. I took a class for a couple months, but unfortunately the instructor moved to Santa Cruz and we haven't found a new place to go yet.
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:39 PM   #3
 
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I have a weighted fitness hoop. I suck at it. One thing that keeps me from doing it more is...it kinda hurts.
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:09 AM   #4
 
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I would probably get a good core work out with just a regular hoola hoop. LOL
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:44 AM   #5
 
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I've had a weighted hoop for years (I think it's 3 lb). I don't do anything fancy. I just stand in front of the tv and hoop around my waist for a half hour to an hour. It's actually very calming, like meditation.

Years ago, I saw a weighted hoop at the gym and since there was no one around I thought I'd try it out. I hooped for about 20 minutes and liked it. Til the next day, when my whole middle was bruised and I could barely move or breath. Looked online and it said to start off at 3 minutes or so and work your way up. Yea, no, I didn't know that. So if any of you do try it out for the first time, be warned. : )
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:11 AM   #6
 
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How hard is it to learn how to keep the hula hoop going? I was never good at it as a kid, and I haven't tried in years.
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:27 AM   #7
 
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Cympreni hoops. She recently bought different sized ones IIRC (and I do. I have been secretly following her stories of hooping )

I just watched a video on YouTube. I need to get me some hoops. Looks like a ton of fun and something I might be good at.

And if not, who is there to judge me right?
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:10 PM   #8
 
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I love hooping! I have a bunch of hippie music friends, so there are always hoops around. I have two - not fitness hoops, but I have a larger and a smaller one. I can just go around in circles but some of my friends can dance and do tricks. Two summers ago I managed to teach myself one trick, but it's been so long I can't do it anymore.
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How hard is it to learn how to keep the hula hoop going? I was never good at it as a kid, and I haven't tried in years.
The kid ones were too small and light. I could never do it either. My festival type hoops are very easy. If I can do it, anyone can.
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Yes, the weighted hoops are very easy to keep going.
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Old 05-24-2013, 05:41 PM   #11
 
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I bought a DVD today. It definitely made me sweat.
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where you get your hula hoop? i am interested in trying this.
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A friend made mine, so I can't help. I know you can buy hoops and DVDs from hoopnotica.com.
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A friend made mine, so I can't help. I know you can buy hoops and DVDs from hoopnotica.com.
thanks! i didnt know there was so many different types of hoops. Overwhelming! which do y'all have?
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For those of you who have hooped, did it actually help? It sounds interesting but if it doesnt give me more results than situps on my balance ball(which works), I see no point..
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For those of you who have hooped, did it actually help? It sounds interesting but if it doesnt give me more results than situps on my balance ball(which works), I see no point..
Really? I just want something that works and maybe a bit more fun then situps to build up my core.

sidenote: I did my first situp in my life yesterday!!! I was so proud!!!
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Old 05-29-2013, 02:49 PM   #17
 
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I got my hoop on ebay.

I don't hoop to lose weight or get six pack abs, but I'm sure that's possible depending on how they are used. I use mine more for low impact movement and relaxation. And I find it fun!
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Old 05-29-2013, 03:09 PM   #18
 
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I do it just for fun.
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Old 05-29-2013, 04:08 PM   #19
 
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Thanks..yes thelio, I want results. I find hula hooping fun but not that much to replace something that works. At least not on a regular basis. I'll still do it for fun once in a while(not the weighted ones since apparently they dont work). I think I tried it long ago but didn't keep up.
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