Month: July 2011

Mat Plendl: Inside The Hoop

by Lara Eastburn Mat Plendl could very well be the most incredible, jaw-dropping hooping performance artist most of you have never heard of. So why hasn’t he shown up as brightly on our hoop-star radar? Because he’s been around for a lot longer than we have. That’s right, Mat began performing with hoops in 1972…

Urban Hoop

Shimarella spins up the urban setting in this hot video by Erik Bosse. They live in San Antonio, Texas, USA. Soundtrack: "Mysterious Ways" by U2 (on iTunes). A Video of the Day.

Lighting Up Noblesville

Krista Bocko of Cachet Hoops (front) and Lynn Spencer-Nelson of Indy Hoopers (back) light up downtown Noblesville, Indiana. From this photo set by Ernie Mills Photography. A Photo of the Day.

Robin Rapture Hoops Up New Hampshire

The Nashua Telegraph in Hudson, New Hampshire, reports that things are spinning up there as well. "She’s turning heads and hips with her hoops. Robin Ann Peters (pictured), known on the hula-hooping circuit as 'Robin Rapture,' is changing the way people exercise. She started a business called Hoopium, making custom hoops, teaching classes in the…

Hooping and Weight Loss

by Philo Hagen Back in the early days when we started hooping I must admit that we weren't really interested in fitness. We were just out there doing it because it was fun, because we wanted to play, because we wanted to dance, because we wanted to express ourselves. The whole hooping for fitness thing…

Kit The Hooping Bride

Veronika "Kit" Petra officially became Veronika "Kit" Goodnight this past weekend after tying the knot with her husband Torin Gray Goodnight - aka Bird of Prey. congratulates the happy couple - YAY!!! - and of course the bride hooped! Photo by Phillip Van Nostrand of Photography. They live in Santa Barbara, Caifornia, USA.…


An awesome demo video from Gundega Liepina, aka Voodooflame. She lives in Sankt Anton am Arlberg, Austria. A Video of the Day. Soundtrack: "Pleasure" by Benga (on iTunes).

Fox News Denver Discovers Hooping

Fox31 in Denver, Colorado, tuned into Danielle Odette of Hoop Horizon and The Spin Summit, reporting that "What was once a kid’s toy is now Danielle Odette’s bread and butter. You might even say she is jumping through hoops on her way to success. 'I teach hooping,' says Odette. "Hooping allows us to express our…

Moving Mandala

Moving Mandala performed at the first annual Spin Summit in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The foursome includes Jeny Jones, Emily Boger, Anne Havens and Tracy Knowles. Soundtrack: "Monsoon Malabar" by Bombay Dub Orchestra (on iTunes).