Monthly Archives: November 2007

Diana Lopez: Inside The Hoop

How did Diana Lopez, the 38-year-old Founder and Co-Owner of BodyHoops LLC, become such a hooping talent? Spending one to three hours a day in the spin probably has something to do with it. Lopez is dedicated and from picking up her first hoop in the summer of 2000, she’s become one of the most noteworthy names in Hoopville. It’s…

Ariel Meadow Stallings Retires Her Hoops

Is it the end of an era? Ariel Meadow Stallings, author of Offbeat Bride and a co-founder and driving force behind Hooping.org, who resigned from the publication a year ago, now claims she has retired from hooping. She explains, “Dre and I were in Iowa for Thanksgiving visiting his mom this weekend, and at one point hula hooping came up.…

Hayden Panettiere Hoops For Trouble

Actress Hayden Panettiere who plays indestructible cheerleader Claire Bennet on the NBC television series Heroes has been named GQ magazine’s Obsession of the Year. She told GQ, “You can’t schedule rehab for me. And I don’t think you can schedule any DUIs. I think I’m going to be one of those boring girls. I get into trouble on my own…

Chemmy Alcott Hoops Toward The Olympics

British skier Chemmy Alcott, pictured, is convinced that hooping and juggling will help her achieve her goal of Olympic medal success. Anna Thompson writes for BBC Sport, “She is ready to put it to the test with the opening race of the World Cup season, a giant slalom in Soelden, Austria, on Saturday.” Alcott said, “I thought I was doing…