DIY: Hoop Wax Tutorial

May 28, 2018 4 min read

First things first,... "what is hoop wax and why would I want it?" Hoop wax is rubbed onto the inner side of your hoop (where your hoop touches your body). If you don't wan to commit to having the inside of your hoop sanded, then hoop wax is a great alternative! Hoop wax makes [...]

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Hoop Away That Extra Baby Weight!

October 30, 2015 2 min read

Have you recently had a baby? You have been working out really hard and exercising, but there is that last little bit of fat around your tummy. No matter what you do it won't go anywhere! Well, look no further. I have found a couple videos that will blast the fat and leave you feeling [...]

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Competition with Hooping: Discouraging or Motivating?

October 15, 2015 5 min read

Looking at the above picture, you may wonder why I chose it. The majority of hoopers wouldn't ever dream of being able to compete with them, right? You have to train your life away from the time you are born. However, they are extremely inspiring and make us think about our skills. The question remains: [...]

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A Hooper’s Guide to Festival Preparation

October 01, 2015 5 min read

This is a guide to packing and preparing for an overnight festival.

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Hula Hoop Halloween Costumes!!!

September 28, 2015 3 min read

  It's the first week of fall and we're saying good bye to summer, and beach hooping. What better way to welcome fall than with Hula Hoop Halloween costumes. When you are a hooper, you want to be able to take your hoops with you everywhere you go. Right? Who can blame you? I know I don't. Some Halloween [...]

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What Shape to Expect from Your New Polypro

September 07, 2015 3 min read

My ShelLED polypro day hoop just after being connected (left) vs. a month later (right). So your new polypro has come in the mail! Hooray! You unbox it and even let it sit unconnected for a while. But when you go to connect it...it is NOT a circle. And that's okay. It is surely true [...]

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YouTube Video Tips for Hoop Dancers

September 04, 2015 1 min read

​Repost from our previous blog site hooptricks.org - originally published on September 4, 1015 Are you a hoop dancer looking to make your Youtube mark but not sure how to make something memorable, leaving viewers coming back for more? I started my YouTube channel back in 2011, armed with giant HoopGirl Hoops, eager friends, and [...]

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How To Hoop Like you Had Years of Formal Dance Training

August 25, 2015 4 min read

Do you want to appear as if you had years of dancing classes when you were younger - even if you never stepped foot inside of a studio? I took some classes as a kid, but I never stayed in them for very long. I was sort of a quitter most of my life. I [...]

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Hooping Weight Loss Can Take Longer Than Expected

July 23, 2015 4 min read

Heather Kirkendall (Photo above) - Weight Loss Advice "Don't give up if you're in a lull. The hoop will not let you down. Try to stop concentrating on weight loss and put your thoughts inward. That is the best medicine" My story: I didn't necessarily start hooping in order to lose weight. I started because I [...]

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Mistakes to Avoid While Recording Hooping Videos

June 10, 2015 3 min read

Do you want to record and upload a really great video? Do you want many people to watch your videos, share them and watch them from start to finish? Here is a list of some of the most common mistakes hoopers make that greatly decrease the quality and watch-ability of your hooping videos. I am guilty [...]

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How to Watch Hooping Videos on YouTube in Slow Motion!

June 04, 2015 1 min read

Do you like to watch slow motion tutorial videos to learn how to do hoop tricks? You can turn any YouTube video into a slow motion tutorial by following these steps! You may need to use a desktop computer to do this. I don't know if this works for mobile devices, but you can try!   Step 1 [...]

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The Beginner Hooper’s Guide to Choosing Hoop Sizes

May 19, 2015 3 min read

The most commonly asked first questions from a beginner: What kind of hoop do I need? Where do I get one? What do all of the tubing types mean and what purpose do they serve? This will break it all down for you in one article.   The most important tip: Plan to get at least [...]

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