“The Great Weight Debate” was published at hooping.org, an online magazine, January 30, 2007.
“Can you make me a five pound hula hoop?” “Do you have any seven pound hula hoops for sale?” “How much weight is right for me?” These common questions are asked over and over again. “I need to lose a lot of weight so I need a heavy hoop”.
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.
Peanut butter and jelly, mac and cheese, red beans and rice. Some things JUST GO together. But some things are better left apart, and today I’m going to talk to you about the number one exercise you should NOT be doing while hooping. (And stay to the end because we are going to give you my number one exercise for reshaping and lifting the butt – it’s not what you think).
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.
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!
Learn which of these top 15 hula hooping apps just might take you from beginner to expert. Technology can make not only our schedules and productivity more efficient, but it can take your hula hoop dance and fitness practice to the next level. So today, we’ve complied our 15 most interesting and applicable apps that can help you:
Millions of us abuse our bodies emotionally and physically every day. The fact is we engage in harsh self talk, radical strategies, or strategies that work for someone else and at the end of the day end up frustrated and feeling hopeless in the war against weight loss. This is happening all across America. A recent article from the New York Times shed light on The Biggest Loser Contestants and the problems that resulted following their radical experiences on the show.