Tag: frenchy

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…

Snowboard Hooping in New Zealand

It may be summer in the Northern Hemisphere, but it's winter time down under. Frenchy, aka Claire French of Frenchy Productions, hits the slopes with her snowboard and her hoop in Wanaka, New Zealand. Filmed by Phil Knapp, she lives in Wellington, New Zealand (Thanks Richie).


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…

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…

Frenchy Fires Up

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Frenchy of Dreads 'n' Hoops is spinning up some fire hooping in the beautiful english countryside in Shropshire on the towpath next to her friends canal boat. She lives in Manchester, United Kingdom.