Hoop Away That Extra Baby Weight!

Hoop Away That Extra Baby Weight!

Have you recently had a baby? You have been working out really hard and exercising, but there is that last little bit of fat around your tummy. No matter what you do it won’t go anywhere! Well, look no further. I have found a couple videos that will blast the fat and leave you feeling hoopy and happy! Enjoy! First things First EXERCISE!!!!   If you haven’t started some sort of workout routine than you need to! It can be anything! I have two little boys (3  and 1 years old) and it was difficult to get back in the swing of things. I was busy being a wife, new mom, and also going to school for Geology. I started going to Zumba (which I highly recommend). I was also doing a couple other routines (weights, hiking, exercising) however, I just couldn’t shake that last little bit of weight around my tummy. I’m not overweight- I just wanted to get toned back up, as I’m sure all of you do too! So get your booty up and moving! Extra bonus- when you exercise with your baby, they act as a weight and you get to spend time together! Now What? Go find your hoop silly! Any hoop, any size (the smaller the hoop the more you will be working your core). If you don’t have one, go to K-mart or the Dollar Store and buy one (for less than $5), drain out the beads or water and voila! You’re good to go! If it is a new hoop, make sure you’re comfortable with it; it will just make it...
3 Beginner Hula Hoop Moves to Build From

3 Beginner Hula Hoop Moves to Build From

Well, hello there you fabulous new hooper you. That hoop looks good on you! Welcome to the circle, my friend. Let me help you rock it out even more. If you got waist hooping down and you’re looking to progress your hula hoop skills on the fly, here are your core three basic moves. Of course, for every hooper, the process is different, but I think these will start you off spectacularly! Get these sweet moves down, and you’ll unlock a treasure chest of other moves to stem off the basics, promise!   The Vortex Yes, it’s as cool as it sounds. This move is such an integral part of hooping, and it’s super pretty. This is the first move I learned, and it’s the first thing I teach those who want to learn to hoop. Vortex A video posted by Nina – Hooper And Expolorer (@that_hooplife) on Oct 9, 2015 at 10:14am PDT KEY: Spin. I can’t stress this enough. Spinning is the key to nailing this trick instead of nailing your ear (which really hurts, by the way). Don’t forget to spin until completion.   Isolation Let’s start off with just the basic isolation. There’s a slew of others to follow! Mix this up with the vortex so you’re not just studying one thing. Isolations are a wicked illusion where it looks like the hoop doesn’t move, but you do. Basic isolation A video posted by Nina – Hooper And Expolorer (@that_hooplife) on Oct 9, 2015 at 10:12am PDT KEY: Mirror. Doing this trick in the mirror will work wonders for you. You need to get it...
Hooping In Beautiful Ireland with Ashley Cribbs

Hooping In Beautiful Ireland with Ashley Cribbs

Ashley “Smashley Spins” Cribbs hoops in gorgeous locations throughout Ireland in her video. Make sure to watch through the whole video to see how many locations she chose to record in.  “Traveled to Ireland and Northern Ireland for summer vacation this year and hooped my way around the countries! Locations include Inch Abbey, Tollymore Forest Park, Bloody Bridge, Pigeonhole Cave, Corcomroe Abbey, and Kinnitty Castle. Music credit: Reckless Kelly – Seven Nights in Eire, and Dropkick Murphys – Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ya” Ashley’s facebook page is: facebook.com/SmashleySpins...
Two Exceptional World Hoop Day Celebration Videos!

Two Exceptional World Hoop Day Celebration Videos!

Sheila Sumrell, leader of the facebook group “You Know You’re Addicted to Hooping When…“ worked tirelessly for months putting these videos together in celebration of World Hoop Day. These two videos are the first of three that she expertly put together. The third video – the dedication video – will be released in a few days.   Children’s Celebration “A beautiful video by the children, promoting, world peace and love through the art form of hoop dance. This video is also in celebration of World Hoop Day 2015. The children are from all over the world from the United States to India. Most of the children are the children and grandchildren of some of your favorite hoop dance performers. Sit back and enjoy a beautiful video with a wonderful message to be shared with the world.” Adult’s Celebration The adult version of our video “joyously celebrates “World Hoop Day 2015 with the musical selection “You Want To Be Starting Something” by the King of Pop, the late Michael Jackson. Participants in this video are from all over the world having one common goal, one purpose, the love, the fun and the joy of the art form of hoop dance. Enjoy!”   Please share this video far and wide, tag your friends, and celebrate this wonderful day!    Enter our like and share flow prop giveaway!!! 3 winners will be chosen after our Facebook page reaches 6,000 likes!!!...
Hooping Transitions and Combos Tutorial by Soul Hula

Hooping Transitions and Combos Tutorial by Soul Hula

This tutorial covers transitions from vertical to horizontal, vice versa, and some extra move ideas for making combinations or a routine. “For more tricks go to www.SoulHula.com. Soul Hula sells hoops, performs and teaches dance hooping classes in Perth, WA.” Enter our like and share flow prop giveaway!!! 3 winners will be chosen after our facebook page reaches 6,000 likes!!!...
Brain Tips for Muscle Memory With Double Hoops

Brain Tips for Muscle Memory With Double Hoops

By the time you pick up your second hoop, you likely already have the muscle memory down in your dominant hand, and your natural current. Your non-dominant side probably feels pretty foreign, so you will want to practice spinning on that side. Caterina Suttin shares some effective exercises to help speed up the process of training your muscle memory on both sides in this tutorial “Drills for Twins Practice”, filmed at Sacred Circularities in Bali. Now you’re feeling a bit more comfortable with your ‘left’ side, it’s time to exercise our brain to establish a connection with both sides. The key to this, is where you bring your focus. You already *know* how to draw flowers with your right side, and keep the hoop on a clean vertical plane, but you feel your left side is still sloppy. Maybe you keep going, naturally, keeping that clean plane on the dominant side, while the other hoop is spinning more and more out of control, until finally, it flies out of your hands, or manages to swing up and hit you in the face. “WHYYYYY?!” Now, we have to evaluate what went wrong, and how do we get our ‘left’ side to stop being so lazy, and straighten out that plane? We shift our focus from the right side, to do this, we area really tuning in to where our mind, and body are paying attention to, and work on thinking and feeling, focusing on the hoop in our left hand. So although you are spinning two hoops at once, you are really only concentrating on the parts of yourself that feel awkward. Eventually with practice,...