REASON NUMBER ONE: Sitting Erases Your Hard Work – by Leigh Little
Get ready for these statistics!
Let’s assume you do a good paced run for an hour or a good aerobic hoop fitness workout. For every hour that you sit the rest of the day, you erase 8% of the benefit of your run.So let’s assume you have a desk job where you may find yourself sitting a good portion of the day.Over the course of a day, we’re going to assume a half hour commute each way, a minimum of 8 hours sitting during your workday and an hour sitting during your lunch.We’re not going to even take into account night time sitting.Given this scenario of 10 hours of sitting, you’ve just erased 80% of the benefit of your workout.
Lately more and more hoop stores and hooping individuals have been using the adjective “collapsible” to describe a feature of their product. Unfortunately most of these hoops are clearly not collapsible.
What is a collapsible hoop? How is collapsible best defined in relation to a hula hoop? It is clear that meaning of “foldable” is the closest synonym for “collapsible”. Foregoing the definition of collapsible in terms of a building collapsing, the dictionary defines the term collapsible as “being able to fold into a smaller space”. This definition becomes clear when we examine a number of different types of hoops.
Which holiday really kicks off weight gain and heart disease? Hint, its right around the corner and on every shelf in the store right now.
Halloween is a sneaky, sneaky time of year. It’s scary because it’s the REAL holiday that kicks off an almost three month long weight gain campaign for many people. We often think of weight gain starting around Thanksgiving and continuing on past Christmas, hence the New Years Resolution popularity. But October is particularly tricky, not only because most people don’t equate it with a big feast like Thanksgiving, but also because of the TYPE of “food” that it’s centered around, sugar.
Ever wonder if you can incorporate your hoop WITH your other workouts? We’ve put together a circuit with just two pieces of equipment that can boost your metabolism for up to 48 hours after you’ve finished (not even running alone can do that) and give your lymphatic system a big nudge in the right direction. Choose from three different levels of the circuit so whether you are a beginner, intermediate or want to take your fitness up a notch, we’ve got you covered.
Our Hoop for Hope Challenge kicks off Monday, January 11. It’s FREE and will keep you on track with your health, fitness, and hooping goals! We’ve got an all star line up of contributors in the areas of nutrition, fitness, AND OF COURSE hooping!
Growing up in rhythmic gymnastics, mastery of skills was critical. If you’ve never seen Rhythmic gymnastics (look for it in the summer 2016 Olympic Games), it involves dance movements with the rope, ribbon, ball, clubs, and yes, hoop! Ironically the hoop was one of my least favorite and most difficult events as a child. Mainly because a standard size of hoop was required per age group and I was so tiny that the hoop came up to my collarbone. I’ll never forget one of the mastery skills had me jumping OVER the hoop while it was rolling on the floor. NOT easy. To this day, my parents giggle that the piece of equipment that I came back to as an adult was the hoop.
PART ONE: Abs, Abs, and More, well, abs!
Note: In this tutorial we used the Weighted Exercise Hoop Vinyl Tapes. However, you can use any hoop to perform these exercises.
Today’s challenge teaches you how to challenge your abdominals and core with additional exercises using your hoop. If you find these challenging, make the modifications suggested in the video and always begin any new exercise conservatively to avoid excessive soreness. If you are just beginning to do core work, please don’t do more than one set of these exercises.
IT’S A SUPERBOWL DANCE COMBINATION CHALLENGE!
In this challenge, we teach you a basic hoop dance combination using a half horizontal toss, pass, and reverse escalator kick out. You can use a dance hoop or weighted fitness hoop to perform this combination, but admittedly lighter dance hoops will be a bit easier than weighted fitness hoops.
Upload your photos or videos of you practicing the combination to your Facebook timeline or Instagram and use the hashtag #canyonhoopssuperbowl We will be featuring our favorites on our Facebook page during the Super Bowl on Sunday! All photos should be posted by Saturday, February 6 at 11pm PST for consideration.
SUPERBOWL DANCE COMBINATION CHALLENGE – PART 2
In this challenge, we are adding on to the dance combination from Part 1. We continue the series by adding an escalator and float to the end of the sequence! You can use a dance hoop or weighted fitness hoop to perform this combination, but admittedly lighter dance hoops will be a bit easier than weighted fitness hoops.
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!