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Tammy
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I love my hoop! This is my 2nd from Canyon Hoops. They're so easy to travel with, fits right over the handle of my carry on suitcase (good conversation starter too! people always ask me what it is) and great quality. I recommend!

Caz
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This is my first ever adult-sized hula hoop and boy, am I a happy hooper! I LOVE the PORTABILITY of this hoop. I bought it to stuff in a suitcase to take on a cruise with me. I haven't tried putting it in a suitcase yet, but it looks like it will fit in a large suitcase. But the thing I'm happiest about regarding the portability of this hoop is that IT FITS ON THE BACK OF MY BICYCLE strapped to the rack!! I'm a bicycle commuter (I don't own a car) and that means I can take this hoop almost everywhere! It collapses and opens easier than pie. I'm extremely happy with this hoop overall.

Brandy
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Great quality hoop. Fast shipping. I am recovering from a severe hip injury and wasn't sure I would be able to use or benefit from this, but I was wrong. It is easy and fun. The first few days caused a little tenderness but after that, I feel like my mobility has increased. Have also lost a few pounds! Opening and closing the hoop also took a little getting used to but now its easy. Construction is wonderful, LOVE this hoop!!

9 Ways to Rock Hula Hoop Tricks in a Small Space

Posted by Brandon Huston on

9 Ways to Rock Hula Hoop Tricks in a Small Space

Winter weather and small spaces don’t have to derail your hoop dance and fitness progress. So many of you have asked for hula hoop tricks and exercises you can do with your fitness and dance hoops inside small spaces. So today, we’ve compiled a list of hoop tricks and exercises to try that will keep you on track without breaking a lamp in the process!

#1 One Handed Basic Isolation

A one handed basic isolation involves using your hand to revolve your hoop around a center point, making sure to not spin the hoop around your hand. A masterful isolation can give off the illusion that your hoop is floating or suspended in mid-air. (Source: www.hoopsmiles.com)

Recommended Hula Hoops: Dance and Performance Hula Hoops, Weighted Fitness Hoops will be okay, but will provide more intensive shoulder work. Use caution with weighted fitness hula hoops if you’ve had shoulder injuries.

#2 Belly Breaks

Learn drills to keep your hands busy while waist hooping and the basic belly break. Appropriate hoops include both weighted fitness hula hoops and dance and performance hoops.

Recommended Hula Hoops: Weighted Fitness Hula Hoops, All Dance and Performance Hula Hoops

#3 Knee Hooping

How to Hula Hoop For Beginners hooping around your legs/knees. A hula hoop dance trick that involves hooping on both legs above your knee region. Learn various tips and techniques in this tutorial on how to leg hoop by Hoopsmiles, aka Jon Coyne. The music in this video is by Jon Coyne.

Recommended Hula Hoops: All Dance and Performance Hula Hoops. Weighted fitness hula hoops will be too heavy and can cause bruising.

#4 Vertical Hooping

This tutorial walks you through the basics of vertical hooping. Because the hoop is contained around your body, it’s unlikely to fly off and hit anything in the process!

Recommended Hula Hoops: All Dance and Performance Hula Hoops.

#5 Vertical Step Through (With and Without Hands)

I love this video for the adorable chickens in the background alone. But aside from that, Valdemar walks you through how to perform a vertical step through with the hoop and on to a hands free step through. Say whaaaaaat? Crazy cool.

Recommended Hula Hoops: All dance and performance hula hoops. The basic step through can be practiced with a fitness hoop as well.

#6 Hot Hoop Trick: Wedgies

Wedgies are super hot hoop tricks right now.

Recommended Hula Hoops: Definitely use your lighter dance hoops for this one – polypros are optimal. Go slow to prevent bruising.

#7 Shoulder Hooping

Learn how to shoulder hoop. Shoulder hooping is a basic hoop trick prerequisite for #8 Breaks and Paddles.

Recommended Hula Hoops: All Dance and Performance Hula Hoops. The first part of the drills can also be done with weighted fitness hula hoops.

#8 Breaks and Paddles

This is a drill for one pattern of doing breaks and paddles. This is a simple pattern one can learn to do slowly and then speed up or to which one can add squats or leg lifts. (Source: Caroleena)

Recommended Hula Hoops: Any dance and performance hula hoops.

#9 Squat Drills with the Hoop

Your glute muscles (made up of the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, and gluteus minimus) are the strongest muscle group in the body and activating them is important. Glute exercises boost your metabolism, leaning your entire body out, and do a fabulous job of working your core at the same time. Here are two squat variations you can try with your hoop.

Recommended Hula Hoops: All weighted fitness hula hoops and dance and performance hula hoops.

Leigh Little,
Precision Nutrition Coach
ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Creator of the Hoop Fitness DVD

To work with Leigh one on one contact her at leighlittle@real-fitness-solutions.com