Month: February 2011

Spring Renewal: Our 30/30 Challenge Returns

[ columnist Rayna McInturf leads us again in deepening a daily hoop practice.] by Rayna McInturf A little structure, commitment and accountability to others in our lives can sometimes do us a world of good. So for those who have been wanting to know when's 30/30 Challenge would return so you could do it…

Adelaide Marcus and David Hooker

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Adelaide Marcus and David Hooker deliver a truly stunning performance at the San Diego Burning Man Film Festival, merging hoopdance, bellydance and acro yoga beautifully. Video by Akira Chan. They live in San Diego, California, USA.

Get Renewed With HoopGirl

In the San Francisco Bay Guardian's recent "Renew" Issue the publication shines the spotlight on HoopGirl. "Christabel Zamor moves like a snake — eyes fixed, lithe body writhing, hips rippling back and forth — which isn't really surprising, considering the number of times she's shed her skin. Zamor is a hoopdancer — one of those…

The Contender

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Pam Theobold of Hoop Dee Doo spins up a rather hilarious promotional piece Rocky Balboa style. She lives in Pittsboro, North Carolina, USA. (If this Vimeo video isn't loading you can also view it here.)

Tosh.O and the Flaming Hula Hoop

"Tosh.O" is a weekly topical series on the Comedy Central television network featuring comedian Daniel Tosh. On his most recent episode Tosh reviews a recent YouTube video that went rather viral of several guys jumping through a rolling hoop. Perhaps you remember it on In any case, in his "I'm Better Than You Na-Na…

Hoopdance Tutorials: Vertical Arm Wrap

2011 Hoopie Award nominated instructor and tutorialist Babz Robinson of Wild Girl Hoops takes time out on the beach in Tulum, Mexico to teach us the "Vertical Arm Wrap". She lives in Canmore, Alberta, Canada.

Mount St. Mary’s University Hoops It Up

The Mountain Echo, the publication from Mount St. Mary University in Emmitsburg, Maryland, gets hooping with Sue Kemp of Soolah Hoops. She explained, "Hooping benefits the core aspect of a fitness workout for your body. It can work your whole body with on the body hooping, hand hooping, and arm hooping. It is a terrific…

In Your Dreams

[This week columnist Lara Eastburn gets into the Hooposophy of our hoop dreams.] by Lara Eastburn One way to think of the unconscious is as a rich, deep, magical reservoir of untapped YOU. Ever wonder if yours is storing some mad hoop secrets just waiting to be unraveled? Can you resolve the mental block…

Natalie Walheim and Alyssa Lundin

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Natalie "Halo" Walheim (right) and Alyssa Lundin (left) do some "inner city hooping" at Western Michigan University in a room reserved for racquetball. Video by Tommy Thomas. Soundtrack: Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) by Marvin Gaye (on iTunes).