Monthly Archives: June 2009

Heather Hughes Takes Time To Hoop

The Springfield News-Leader reports, “‘Whirling meditation,’ ‘blissful’ and ‘performing art’ are among the words Heather Hughes uses to describe her hula-hooping hobby. Hughes, 24, of Dresden, Missouri, can spin a large hoop around her waist, chest, arms and fingers for stretches of time without stopping. She can toss the ring in the air, catch it and begin spinning it again.…

The Hula Hoop Effect

porteR in Los Angeles, California writes, “In February a fantastic human being made a hoola hoop for me in exchange for a CD. A worthwhile trade if ever there was one! I was instantly drawn to the feeling of hooping, especially since the girl who made it showed me how to dance with it. But I’m learning there is more…

Irish Get Hooping To Get In Shape

Media in Ireland is reporting on the return of hooping. The Independent notes, “It’s a retro exercise that’s supposed to knock off pounds and even improve your sex life. Michelle Obama practices it in public, and singer Beyonce can’t do without it to maintain superb tone — in her abs anyway. Hula hoops (the gyrating exercise with plastic rings, not…