Month: January 2004

Last Seattle Group Hoop — for now!

This upcoming Monday will be the final meeting of winter series of Seattle group hoops! We’ll be back in a few months, but for now we’re going to take a little rest. If you’re in the Seattle area, please do…

Catalog Hooper

Hoopnotica posted in the forum about this Urban Outfitter’s catalog picture (link) which looks like it was taken on Venice beach. That’s definitely not a kid-sized hoop!

Heavy Hoops, Bad Business

When the news about Heavy Hoops and their fab fitness claims hit the news in October, I found it amusing that the obvious became obvious. Hooping is great exercise. We all knew that already. Nevertheless quite a few comments started…

Greebo brought the strings, the audience brought the hoops

In Chico, California, bluegrass music has found a niche at Woodstock’s Pizza with the quartet Greebo, who put a lot of joy into the plucking of strings on Thursday nights. As the night goes on, the clapping gets louder. During…

Capacity!

We knew it would happen eventually — but not THIS fast! Unfortunately, we’ve reached full capacity at hooping.org in terms of our server space. This means we’re having to go through and cut out some of the photos in the…

Hooping in Canada

A few weeks ago I received an email from a Canadian web surfer who had stumbled across one of my posts about the Seattle Group Hoop. According to this Canadian reader, hooping has a very different meaning in Canada. A…

Committal at last

Throughout my adolescence I have participated in a number of activities, otherwise known as hobbies. All of them were short-lived. I tried swimming and gymnastics. I played handball for about a day. I played the flute and the piano. Every…

Hoop poi

Several of us at the Bay Area Hoopers gathering today practiced hoop poi. I had only seen Seth do it so far, but several others made some progress today. If you have done poi, it tends to be much easier…

Exercise advice includes hooping

In today’s USA Today there’s a health column offering “10 ways to make it a habit to eat less, eat better and exercise more” – and guess what number three says? “3. Think of the TV as an activity box.…