Hooping isn’t just what you may assume it is with a Hula Hoop ™. It’s a full body workout, an excellent stress reliever and a beautiful way to connect with yourself and with others.
Where do I begin? Movement meditation is the first thing that comes to mind. The obvious one is that it’s good for your body. Did you know that hooping can burn 300 to 600 calories in an hour?? It’s an excellent way to improve your balance and coordination, increases energy levels and it’s fun!
Anyone can hoop! Men and women of all ages, shapes, and sizes can learn. My classes are geared for adults, so please, no one under the age of 18. I’ve been known to do a few birthday parties, however, so contact me for details!
Comfortable, cotton clothing! Think yoga clothes… The hoop will be much harder to keep up if you wear any kind of slippery material. The hoop loves bare skin, so shorts and tanks are perfect. Anything too bulky will get in the way, so please be mindful of this, as well. Tennis shoes are a must, especially when you’re just learning. A 2 lbs. hoop doesn’t feel good when it falls on your bare toes. Bring water and a positive attitude!
I provide the hoops, but I encourage you to purchase a hoop through me so you can practice. What you put into your hoop is what you will get out of it! I strongly recommend play and exploration outside of class. If you have your own fitness hoop, feel free to bring it. Please NO toy hoops!
For a beginner, a hoop should come up approximately to your navel when it’s placed standing upright from the floor. The bigger the hoop, the easier it will be and the slower it will move. As you progress in your practice, you may prefer a smaller, lighter hoop.
The hoops we use in class range between 1 – 2 lbs. Excessively weighted hoops are not recommended and may result in injuries. Hoops that are lighter will be harder to keep up, but are excellent for hand hooping, other off the body moves and if you want to embrace the dance aspect in hooping.
Go to canyonhoops.com and apply coupon code “laura” for $5 off your order.
Hoops are also available for purchase in class – $40 for a standard fitness hoop and $35 for a lightweight polypro. Hoopers who sign up for a session will receive $5 off their hoop.