Yoga and Hula Hoop Fusion – A Workout

Yoga and Hula Hoop Fusion – A Workout

October 01, 2018 2 min read

Hoop Community meet the Yoga Community..... I think you're going to like one another! I have always been a fan of fusion classes. Exercising in different and unique ways is FUN! I would ask myself, "How can belly dancing benefit my hula hooping practice?" Or, "how can yoga benefit my abilities as a hula [...]

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How to Hula Hoop Dance for Beginners

June 17, 2018 11 min read

Hula Hoop Dance is a dynamically evolving genre, adaptable to any style of music, approachable for the solo dancer, duet or ensemble, and accessible to all generations and body types. Some styles of hula hoop dance keep the hoop rotating on the core body, as the dancer focuses on foot work and the movement of [...]

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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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So, I Can Hoop Around My Waist. Now What?

October 12, 2015 3 min read

YEAH!!!!! I can hoop around my waist, but where do I go from here? As a beginning hooper I found myself asking that same question. Hmmmm. I guess I will just start tossing and throwing the hoop around, jump through there; maybe a little something like this...... Photo Credit: Emma Kenna from Hooping Mad [...]

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Beginner Hoop Isolations: Step by Step Instruction

October 09, 2015 2 min read

Here are my tips that I teach my students in my classes. Here is how to do isolations and how to keep them controlled and "isolated" in the same spot. Isolations are very important to learn and are a pre-requisite for many tricks you will learn down the road. 1. Start on the floor, so [...]

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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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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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Variation on Reverse Escalator to Wedgie – Tutorial by Frank Olmstead

May 01, 2015 1 min read

https://www.youtube.com/embed/kMdZX9Gm6Y8 Check out this new variation on the reverse escalator into wedgie! This tutorial was made by Frank J. Olmstead!   

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How to Make a Gyro Hoop

April 17, 2015 2 min read

What is a Gyro Hoop? A gyro hoop, (or also called gyro doop) is a flow toy that is made up of two, or more, hula hoops, that can spin and twist independently from each other, or in sync with each other. They are connected by a fishing swivel that can move in any direction. [...]

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Hoop Tutorial: Escalator + Wedgie

March 27, 2014 1 min read

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