A Hoop Group Grows

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(click on thumbnails above for full size pics) When Bay Area Hoopers formed several months ago, I don’t know that we even thought that much about creating a hooping community. We just wanted to hoop and we didn’t want to hoop alone. As the weeks rolled on there were times Vera and I were the only ones showing up, but we kept hooping for the sheer joy of it. With last weekend came the merging. Our crew met up with Missy and Cinthia and Tree and their hooping friends at Golden Gate Park. Jason showed up as the new arrival in town. Everybody who hoops occasionally all came on the same day. Everybody was hooping. People just walking through the park were even inspired to grab an extra hoop and join us, some for hours. This weekend we met at Live Oak Park in Berkeley and it was pretty great to see our hoop group community spirit carry over to the East Bay. We took over most of the park. It was nice to see Heather, Derek and Min Jung out with us for the first time, especially since the idea for BAH came about at a party at Min Jung’s house.
One of the most exciting things in recent weeks is that new and isolated hoopers are finding us through hooping.org. Antonia showed up last week for the first time and even taught a few us a new trick. This week Nora arrived with her super-fresh homemade hoop she’d just finished making. There were many new faces, as well as people I’ve met recently who are already becoming favorite faces in hooping life. Bay Are Hoopers has truly sparked and we’re catching and spreading like wildfire.

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7 comments for “A Hoop Group Grows

  1. August 18, 2003 at 10:32 pm

    excellent post, and yay! to all the new hoopers!

  2. August 19, 2003 at 7:39 am

    BAH is going to take over the wooooorld! :)

  3. Gerard
    August 19, 2003 at 1:45 pm

    so when is the next BAH gathering in the city?

  4. August 19, 2003 at 7:05 pm

    Not this Sunday, but probably the Sunday after that. This Sunday we’ll be in Berkeley again.

  5. August 19, 2003 at 7:15 pm

    People’s park! come join us, and the rest of the berkeley community hanging out on Telegraph…. :)

  6. August 20, 2003 at 12:33 pm

    I’m at Burning Man for the next two Sundays so happy hooping y’all. Gerard, if you (or anyone) wants to be updated on where BAH is meeting each week, join the email list. A link to it is located under Events in the sidebar.

  7. guadala
    August 25, 2003 at 8:20 pm

    guess it doesnt do much in the weighloss department.
    I tried to start hooping thinking it would be like bellydancing a whittle away a waistline, but to no avail.
    Looking at others pictures, I see the same is true for the females.

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