Hula Hooping anyone?

poisonivypoisonivy Posts: 1,551Registered Users
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.

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  • gekko422gekko422 Posts: 4,869Registered Users
    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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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,259Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I have a weighted fitness hoop. I suck at it. One thing that keeps me from doing it more is...it kinda hurts.
  • inheritedcurlsinheritedcurls Posts: 2,954Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I would probably get a good core work out with just a regular hoola hoop. LOL
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 20,726Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    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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  • sarah42sarah42 Posts: 4,034Registered Users
    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.
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  • CurlyminxCurlyminx Posts: 5,581Registered Users
    Cympreni hoops. She recently bought different sized ones IIRC (and I do. I have been secretly following her stories of hooping :oops: )

    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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  • CurlyGrey3CurlyGrey3 Posts: 508Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    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.
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  • CurlyGrey3CurlyGrey3 Posts: 508Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    sarah42 wrote: »
    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.

    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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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 20,726Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    Yes, the weighted hoops are very easy to keep going.
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  • poisonivypoisonivy Posts: 1,551Registered Users
    I bought a DVD today. It definitely made me sweat.
  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    where you get your hula hoop? i am interested in trying this.
  • CurlyGrey3CurlyGrey3 Posts: 508Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    A friend made mine, so I can't help. I know you can buy hoops and DVDs from hoopnotica.com.
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  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    CurlyGrey3 wrote: »
    A friend made mine, so I can't help. I know you can buy hoops and DVDs from hoopnotica.com.

    thanks! i didnt know there was so many different types of hoops. Overwhelming! which do y'all have?
  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,408Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    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..
  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    Josephine wrote: »
    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..

    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!!!:blob2:
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 20,726Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    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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  • CurlyGrey3CurlyGrey3 Posts: 508Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I do it just for fun.
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  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,408Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    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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