Month: September 2007

Philly’s Hooping To Lose Weight

In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, CBS TV Channel 3 turned the spotlight on hooping to lose weight. Stephanie Stahl reported, “They’re not using a traditional hula hoop. They are made by 26-year-old Tina Hemmerle of Bethlehem. Her hoops are bigger, heavier, and…

Hooping Is A Workout

Helen Vanderburg (pictured), for the CanWest News Service in Canada, writes, “I remember countless hours in the backyard Hula-Hooping with friends and competing for the best time. The recollection came rushing back when I attended a hoop aerobics class this…

More Hoop History

According to a paper by Master Brusten de Bearsul, OL, OP, with thanks to Natasha, hoops have been used in various games since at least the classic Greek period. There are pictures of men playing with hoops on pottery and…