From Sunday hoop groups to hooping at festivals, the hoop has definitely invaded the city of Auburn, Alabama, and Auburn University. “The hula hooping trend started to come on at a time when I had a lot of friends who were really active hula hoopers,” Laura Bronson, hula hoop maker and avid hula hooper told The Corner News. “People who have gotten bit by the hula hoop bug realize that they love it because it’s a great fitness exercise, it’s fun and it’s connecting with people.” One special place for hoopers to meet is the Sunday Hoop Group. Sunday Hoop Group was spun at the beginning of this year by 23-year-old Auburn University Student, Caytlin Komara. Komara decided to start the group as a way for hoopers to learn from one another and share the joy of hooping. Komara explained, “Some of us pack a lunch and I bring music and all of my hula hoops so anybody can use them. We just have a good time. It’s fun that every Sunday someone will learn something new.” The Sunday hoop group is open for all ages, meeting weekly at 5 p.m. by the lake at Town Creek Park.