by Philo Hagen
It’s almost October, can you believe it? With the arrival of Autumn many of us are falling back into our routines, but that doesn’t mean we have to stop having fun in the process. As the outside world gets a little colder and darker, actively working on spinning some fun into our daily lives is a beautiful thing. Fall is the perfect time for this too, the perfect time for us to fall back into our hooping practice. Hooping is not only a joy creater, not to mention a great meditation this time of year for spinning away the things that really aren’t that important, it’s also the perfect solution to help us ward off those additional pounds that seem to like to visit this time of year. Doing so now will also help carry us beautifully through the holidays. That’s why we’re proud to present Hooping.org’s Fall Fun & Fitness 30/30 Hooping Challenge this October.
For those who may not be familiar with 30/30 hoop challenges, they originated right here at Hooping.org. The basic premise is this: 1) Make a public declaration that you will be hooping for at least 30 minutes a day for 30 consecutive days in October and do so by leaving a reply or comment below at the end of this post. 2) Starting on October 1st, once you have completed your 30 minutes of hooping you will post about your daily hooping experience, as brief or as detailed as you wish, on the post for the corresponding challenge day on Hooping.org’s Facebook Page. Why? So we can have accountability with one another and support each other along the way. I don’t know about you, but Autumn can feel a little lonely sometimes, but we can meet up with old and new hooping friends online each step of the way. Every day a new challenge post will go up on Hooping.org’s Facebook Page in the wee small hours and you’ll post about your Day 1 hooping on our Day 1 Facebook post, Day 2 on the Day 2 Facebook page post, etc.
The more the merrier is so true when it comes to hooping, and bonding with others in doing what feels good in our lives is awesome. The more people we have involved in the challenge, the more fun and love and support we’re gonna be able to give and receive along the way, so we invite you to help us spread the word. And because October has 31 days, anyone you know who can’t get on the hooping bandwagon on October 1st itself can simply begin on October 2nd, and those who do start on October 1st will have one wild-card day off to use at their discretion should they find themselves needing it, so don’t let a rough day at work or a cold take you down for the count.
The Fall Fun & Fitness 30/30 Hooping Challenge is indeed a challenge, but I have faith that each and everyone of you can make it happen. We can accomplish things together that we can never do alone, so join in the fun with a friend where you live or a hooping pal online. Prioritize time to make room for hooping fun and fitness, and here’s a tip – try not to put it off to be the last thing to do at the end of the day. Squeeze in three ten minute segments if it’s all that fits into your schedule. And you are likely to find that your days will be happier and more energized. Don’t be surprised if you lose some weight too – I lost 12 pounds doing a 30/30. It only takes 21 days to create a life habit, so by doing this for 30 I’m really looking forward to creating happier and healthier hooping habits together this month. And to motivate you even more we’ve got a little prize incentive too. At the end of the challenge we will be doing a drawing and one lucky hooper will win a prize. It’s really not about that though, because everyone is going to be feeling like a winner who participates – and let’s all be winners this Fall! To be eligible for the prize drawing though, here’s what you need to do:
1) Post your intention to complete the Fall Fun & Fitness 30/30 Hooping Challenge with a Reply or Comment below.
2) Hoop for a minimum of 30 minutes during each day of the challenge.
3) Post about your daily hooping experience on the corresponding post for that day on Hooping.org’s Facebook Page. At the end of the month, all who completed the challenge will be entered into a random drawing and a winner will be selected. So, are you accepting the Fall Fun & Fitness 30/30 Challenge?
Are you ready to rock October and spin some more fun and fitness into you life? Welcome aboard! We can’t wait to hear about your experiences and transformations each day and we wish you all the very best of luck. The Fall Fun and Fitness 30/30 Hooping Challenge is back. You can do it!
UPDATE: Our Day 1 reporting post is on our Facebook page now and you will find them there each day throughout October. Good luck everybody!
Philo Hagen is the Co-founder and Managing Editor of Hooping.org. He’s been spinning things up online and off since April 2003. Co-Founder of the Bay Area Hoopers and LA Hoopers hoop groups, Philo has performed internationally and has won Hoopie Awards for Male Hooper of the Year and Video of the Year. He lives in Los Angeles, California, USA.