Hula Hooping anyone?

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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.
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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I have a weighted fitness hoop. I suck at it. One thing that keeps me from doing it more is...it kinda hurts.
I would probably get a good core work out with just a regular hoola hoop. LOL
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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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.
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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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.
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.
Originally Posted by sarah42
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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I bought a DVD today. It definitely made me sweat.
where you get your hula hoop? i am interested in trying this.
A friend made mine, so I can't help. I know you can buy hoops and DVDs from hoopnotica.com.
A friend made mine, so I can't help. I know you can buy hoops and DVDs from hoopnotica.com.
Originally Posted by CurlyGrey3
thanks! i didnt know there was so many different types of hoops. Overwhelming! which do y'all have?
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..
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..
Originally Posted by Josephine
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!!!
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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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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