Hoop it Up by: Josie Fernandez
Hoop what up?
Last year I came across a Groupon for a deal on a Hoop (adult hoops, not a kiddie hoop from the toy store) and instructional dvd from Hoopnotica.com. That grabbed my attention since I loved hooping as a kid. In fact, that is one of the memories an old neighborhood friend has of me… “you were always outside hula hooping”. So I got it. I also learned that Hooping didn’t disapear – there are many type of hoops, classes, communities (blogs, websites), hoop jams and retreats.
I began hooping in my living room learning a few tricks from the beginners dvd. Hooping is not just standing in one spot. Oh no, not for “hoopers”. There are moves, tricks, even illusions called isolations. I fell in love with the hoop again, I wanted more. So I found Jackie Hesley who was a certified Hoopnotica instructor. Jackie developed a Hoop workout and program called Hoop Trainer that combines fitness, hoop and dance.
When I went to Jackie’s class in a park under the Cali sun, I was surprised of how much I sweated and how much my leg muscles burn ed (it didn’t help that I wasn’t in the best of shape). None the less, it was fun. I stayed and attended the next class that focused more on tricks and moves… double the fun.
Well I’m hooked, so hooked that I became a Hoop Instructor. I took a Hoop Trainer workshop and got certified! I plan to start teaching at Del Aire park this summer and do private group classes also.
For inquiries, email me at Josie@HoopTrainer.com or call 424-B Hoopy-6.
Hooping has some great health benefits and is fun for the whole family also. Here are a few articles:
Oh.. and I wrote one to:
Give it a try… Need a hoop, I can make you one!