Hoop for Hope Challenge #7

PART ONE:  Learn To Perform a Basic Float

Note:  In this tutorial we used the Polypro Dance and Performance Hoop in 36″ diameter, 5/8″ tubing in purple with hot pink grip tape.  You can use any hoop to perform this trick. 

Today’s challenge teaches you to perform a basic hoop dance trick called a float.  This is a beautiful movement that can add variety to your hoop dance practice and is a good transition movement from one trick to another. Read more

Hoop For Hope Challenge #6

Before we start the challenge today, I just want to take a moment and tell all of you that I am so proud of the work that you are doing.  You are showing up.  You’re trying.  You’re taking risks.  Your commenting, reaching out.  It’s an amazing experience and I’m honored to be a part of your journey.  I have a special video I would like you to watch.  When you are finished, I want you to write down your thoughts.  Find your voice.  Find YOUR passion! Read more

The Magic Of Ten

ADD TIME AND INTENSITY TO YOUR PRACTICE without even realizing it.  And become a hoop master in the process!

Growing up in rhythmic gymnastics, mastery of skills was critical. If you’ve never seen Rhythmic gymnastics (look for it in the summer 2016 Olympic Games), it involves dance movements with the rope, ribbon, ball, clubs, and yes, hoop! Ironically the hoop was one of my least favorite and most difficult events as a child. Mainly because a standard size of hoop was required per age group and I was so tiny that the hoop came up to my collarbone. I’ll never forget one of the mastery skills had me jumping OVER the hoop while it was rolling on the floor. NOT easy. To this day, my parents giggle that the piece of equipment that I came back to as an adult was the hoop. Read more

Hoop For Hope Challenge #5

PART ONE:  Take Your Hoop From Waist to Overhead Lasso

Today’s challenge is all about moving your hoop from your waist to off the body in overhead lasso.

  1. Watch the video called “Waist to Lasso”.  Practice this at least 15 times today.
  2. Practice your walking and basic dance combination for at least 20 minutes.  Try adding waist hoop to lasso at the end of the combination.
  3. If you have additional time, include 15 minutes of “free hooping”.

We have a special addition to our challenge today.  Melissa Huggins from veganhuggs.com has added an amazing, easy swap that will nourish your body, feed your soul and not add a thing to your waistline. Read more

Hoop For Hope Challenge #4

PART ONE:  Walking With Your Hoop

Today’s challenge is all about walking with your hoop and then taking that skill to learn a basic dance combination using both walking and turning with your hoop.

  1. Watch the video called “Walking with Your Hoop”  When you can do this with relative ease, move on to the second video.
  2. Watch the video called “Basic Dance Combination”
  3. Practice your walking and basic dance combination for at least 20 minutes.  If you have additional time, include 15 minutes of “free hooping”

Please do NOT get discouraged if this doesn’t come easily to you right away.  Some of this is simply practice time in the hoop.  When you get it, you’ll have it for life, much like riding a bike.  Try to enjoy the journey, and the process of learning!  Have fun and laugh at yourself along the way.

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Hoop for Hope Challenge #2

PART ONE: The 4-7-8 Breath

Many of you have expressed what a positive impact hooping has had on your lives.  We’ve heard how you feel happier after a hoop session, more relaxed, and some of you have even reported less anxiety and depression.  Today’s challenge is all about harnessing the power of the breath to further deepen the mind, body, breath connection.  Our thoughts influence our breathing.  Our breathing influences our physiology.  Learning how to use this technique can have a wide variety of benefits:

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Wednesday Workout: Hoop Circuit

Want to Burn Fat and Boost Detox At the Same Time? Grab Our Done For You Circuit

Ever wonder if you can incorporate your hoop WITH your other workouts? We’ve put together a circuit with just two pieces of equipment that can boost your metabolism for up to 48 hours after you’ve finished (not even running alone can do that) and give your lymphatic system a big nudge in the right direction. Choose from three different levels of the circuit so whether you are a beginner, intermediate or want to take your fitness up a notch, we’ve got you covered.

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