Leslie Durik organized a hoop jam as part of the River Hoops weekly meet-up at Goodells County Park in St. Clair County, Michigan. She told The Times Herald that since she began hooping in October she has been meeting with a group of 30 to 50 people every Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Algonac Elementary School to hula hoop. This week, with the weather getting warmer, Durik wanted to hoop outside. “It’s taken off like crazy,” she said about hooping. “It’s just fun, and it’s really community-oriented,” she said. Jules Becker discovered hooping in February and she said she is addicted. “I love to dance, so hooping gives me an excuse to dance and not look like a complete fool,” Becker said. She’s also found that her muscles are more toned through hooping. “You wouldn’t believe the exercise. But it’s fun and it’s all of us getting together just having fun.” Once the school year ends Durik intends to have the weekly hoop jams at Clay Township Park. The first jam at the park will be June 7th.