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New Zealand Hoopfest Spins It Up

[Guest blogger Anne-Marie Emerson gives us the hoop scoop on the New Zealand Hoopfest/a>] by Anne-Marie Emerson The New Zealand hooping community came together for the second annual New Zealand HoopFest, held in the beautiful setting that is the Brookfields Outdoor Education Centre in Wainuiomata, near Wellington. The event attracted 75 hoopers from throughout New Zealand and all around the…


Join our hoop companion Frenchy, aka Claire French, as she spins, twirls, and whirls her way through her new demo for Frenchy Productions. She currently lives in Wellington, New Zealand, where she organizes the NZ Hoopfest. Watch for her fire hooping with her hat. Soundtrack: “Flow” by Dub Fx (on iTunes). A Hooping.org Video of the Day.

Hula Hoop Naked and Lose Weight

Claire French is in The Daily News. The 22-stone dancer who was mistaken for tubby TV star Lisa Riley halved her bulk by hula-hooping naked. A barman asked her if she was the actress who starred in ITV’s “Emmerdale” and “You’ve Been Framed”. The blunder spurred her to lose weight and she discovered a passion for hooping. Claire explained, “It…