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Hooping Helps Us Find Our Center

Personal fitness trainer and blogger Tina Reale recently shared a story she encountered that has stuck with her like glue, and we can see why. “It had been a frustrating day of too many responsibilities and not enough of me to go around. One by one, I named the hula hoops I had been trying to keep in motion: wife,…

It’s Not You, It’s Your Hula Hoop

Jess Wagstrom of Jess Hoops explains, “So you think you can’t hula hoop anymore? Chances are, it’s not you, it’s your hula hoop!” Those incredibly wise words kick things off and from there she proceeds to break it all down for us brilliantly in this, her latest vlog. Brilliant, hilarious, it really is one of the smartest things we’ve seen…

Hula Hooping and Prayer

Rick Hamlin, executive editor of Guideposts magazine, a Christian faith-based non-profit organization founded in 1945, thinks prayer is like hula hooping. He writes, “A lot of things you pray for can seem impossible. You work at it, you get frustrated, you give up. Then somehow something happens, and you know it wasn’t from any work you did. What was hard…

How To Make Your Own Chanel Inspired Hula Hoop Bag

When everybody got excited about the new Chanel Hula Hoop Bag at Paris Fashion Week, Jenna Sauers at Jezebel got excited about making one. She writes, “As soon as Karl Lagerfeld showed those ridiculous(ly sublime) hula-hoop bags on the Chanel runway for spring, my colleague Dodai and I knew we had to make one. ‘It’s not up to me to…

Hula Hooping as an Act of Bravery

Amy Young lives in China. Whe was at the beach recently with her nieces when they spotted a woman named Mary hooping it up. The girls asked Aunt Amy if they could give a hoop a spin and given that asking perfect strangers if you can join them can be awkward, Amy inquired on their behalf. It turned out Mary…

Making Your Own Hula Hoop Chandelier

Got an old hoop laying around you’re not going to be doing anything with or one that you cut wrong that wasn’t the right size? Why not reuse, recycle and repurpose it and turn it into something useful – like making your own hula hoop chandelier? Sarah with an H writes, “I was so excited to make this. I wanted…

Act Like You Have It

When people tell us they can’t hoop, they’re often right. If they believe they can’t, it’s often a self fulfilling prophecy. One of the first steps towards learning to hoop or finding that flow or nailing that move that has been eluding you is believing that you can. Jessica Wagstrom talks about “Acting Like You Have It”. She lives in…

A Social Experiment in Public Hooping

Ayo had an idea for a cool social experiment in public hooping. Ayo writes, “Could I use signs to break down social barriers and bring happiness to strangers? Upon Yair’s encouragement, I created, colored and laminated four signs: 1) Join Me! 2) Free Lesson 3) Free Hugs 4) Let’s Talk! (About Something Interesting… We Can Learn From Each Other). And…

Hula Hoop Your Way To a Fitter You

Michelle Escobar at Hello Giggles writes, “Let me start off by saying I’m not a very active person. I’m in my 20s and my day off includes lying in my bed for three hours with my laptop on my stomach and then taking 4 steps to my desk and spending the rest of the day there while my laptop charges.…