Matthias Elliott, our very own Hoopie Award winning Male Hooper of the Year, is here with a hooping video featuring some really awesome isolation and pop moves while giving us a little vocabulary lesson on them along the way. He says, “A bit of ghost tech, and some off body doubles nonsense. This is basically what I geek on at the moment.” So for our off body hooping isolationists and those who’d like to be, enjoy! Matthias lives in Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA, and the song he’s hooping to is “One Day/Reckoning Song (Wankelmut Remix)” and it’s available for you to get your copy of on iTunes.
Kaitlyn Rihm uses a leaf-strewn driveway and fall trees as the stark background for this graceful hoop dance. Barefoot and windblown, she glides and prances, creating a moving picture that perfectly embodies the soulful mood of the song. Kaitlyn lives in Port Orange, Florida, USA, and the chillingly sweet soundtrack that she is hooping to is called “Let Her Go” by Jasmine Thompson and it’s available for you to download on iTunes.
Are you ready to learn some chest rolls? Good, because Audrey “OddTree” Scherer of OddTree Hoop Dance and Hooping Live is here with a brand new tutorial that is going to teach us all about them. And for those of you have this move relatively down already, she’s also taking us into angle rolls and more so you can take your chest rolls on up to the next level and turn up the volume. Yeah! Give it a watch and learn something new. Audrey lives in Sarasota, Florida, USA.
It’s a well known fact that hooping has amazing health benefits, but now it’s time to learn some basic moves you can work into your daily fitness routine! Over at Kurriosity.com, the “social network for healthy living”, Kurriosity Korrespondent Brittany Cascone meets with Casandra Tanenbaum of Hoola-Fit to learn some key exercises that will help anyone improve their health, regardless of their history with the hoop. Moves featured include waist hooping, hooping squats, figure-8 hooping, and even an intro to isolations. This video is almost like four tutorials hooped into one! Casandra even includes a few helpful tips such as keeping your arms moving so you burn more calories. Best of all, all you need for this work out is a hoop and anywhere between ten and thirty minutes of free time. Before you know it, you’ll be feeling the burn from your triceps to your hamstrings! Casandra lives in Lake, Worth, Florida, USA.