Monthly Archives: December 2008

CNN Discovers The Hula Hoop Workout

powers CNN discovered the hula hoop workout this week and ran a news spot letting people know that while the hula hoop has been thought of as a children’s toy for decades, that grown-ups are getting in on the action and using the plastic rings to get in shape at the gym. They note, “Keeping the hula hoop going is part of the challenge, but instructor Noelle Powers (pictured) says using the right equipment helps maintain control.” Powers told CNN, “It is easy with the right size and weight hoop because the heavier and larger the hoop, the slower it revolves around.” Hoop class participant Drew Fields told the news crew, “It’s more aerobic than it looks, so you actually get a really good workout from doing this.” Watch video of the feature below:

The Upside of Frugal: Hooping Is The Answer

upside of frugal Attorney Melinda Gustafson Gervasi in Madison, Wisconsin, has an interesting hobby – frugality. So when it came time to start thinking about burning some extra holiday calories while balancing career and motherhood she knew exactly where to put her dollars. She writes, “As 2008 comes to a close and 2009 approaches, I like countless others am beginning to think about ways to work off some of the tasty holiday treats I’ve consumed this past week. In addition to the normal holiday fare, I am also recovering from the birth of my son this past August. … So, what can a mom of a 4 month old do to stay fit inside? I have yoga and bellydance DVDs, but he doesn’t nap for long, so finding time for them is still difficult. I found an answer 2 weeks ago, and it is a frugal one to boot.” You guessed it, it’s hooping – and the price of a hoop is an investment that just keeps on giving! Read the full post: The Upside of Frugal

Kid Cudi and No Halo

no halo: put your hands upverve remixed

We’ve got two tracks for you this week. Our first track is by Kid Cudi and it’s called “Day ‘N’ Nite” – it’s all about the Crookers Remix too which is why we’ve added it to our listening station up top. Give it a listen in the listening station, and you can download it and find more mixes on iTunes by clicking:
Kid Cudi - Day 'N' Nite (Crookers Remix) - Single - Day 'N' Nite (Crookers Remix)
The second is by No Halo who are on the Hed Kandi label. It’s called “Put Your Hands On” and we’re especially digging the Alex Gaudino Remix. Give it a listen in the listening station up top and see if you don’t wind up with a hoop on your hand. You can check it out and listen to and download other mixes on iTunes by clicking:
No Halo - Put Your Hands On - EP - Put Your Hands On