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Mridula Shanker’s New Hula Hoop World Record

Mridula Shanker Mridula Shanker, the nine-year-old who has set previous world records for hula hooping, has gone and done it again. Spinning her way in to the Guinness World Record book for a second time, the fourth grader from Northside Elementary School now has the most hula hoop rotations on the leg in the arabesque positions in one minute, spinning up a mind blowing 166 rotations. For those who may not be familiar, the arabesque pose is a ballet move in which one leg is off the ground and extended behind you. Mridula attempted the feat at school in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, where her classmates gathered to watch.

Her other Guinness award is for the record number of hula hoop rotations around her waist while standing on one leg, spinning up 192 of them (Meet Mridula Shanker: Hula Hoop World Record Breaker). It was a record she achieved at the age of 7, though she beat her own record in January 2012 with 215 rotations in one minute. Mridula taught herself to hula hoop when she was six-years-old after watching videos online and this probably won’t be the last Guinness record for Mridula either. “She loves to beat them,” her father Shanker Kalyana-Sundaram told MLive.

For her next feat, Mridula is practicing holding one of her legs in the air above her head while spinning her hoop on her ankle, saying that she’ll be in shape to challenge a new record in that pose in about three months. How does she do it? She practices religiously: one hour every day. She’s also been teaching her four-year-old sister Shruthi Shanker how to hula hoop too. When asked if her younger sister would beat her Guinness records one day, Mridula just laughed. You migh also enjoy our post: Mridula Shanker: Hooping Star.

Del Rey Elementary School Sets a New World Record

del rey Yesterday Del Rey Elementary School in Orinda, California, set a new Guiness World Record. With 402 students participating in a five minute hula hoop workout, they smashed the previous record set by 290 students in Hutchinson, Kansas, in November 2012. The event organizer, Eric Menke, said that the event wasn’t just about fitness or hula hooping. He wanted to use this event to teach students three life lessons: (1) Anything you put your mind to you can achieve (2) Never dream small – always dream big (3) Always believe in yourself. With a new world record under their belts, it’s safe to say the students at Del Rey learned all three lessons and then some. More photos available here.

Amanda Moore Training to Break Hula Hooping World Record

amanda moore Amanda Moore of HoopaHula is a cancer survivor, as well as a hula hoop teacher and performer, but if she has her way she will be adding Guinness world record holder to her list of titles. Amanda initially began hooping after she was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2001. Her love of hooping blossomed into a full time career as a professional hooper. She decided it was time to attempt to set a new Guinness World Record to bring attention to Hooping 4 Kids, a new charity intended to fight childhood obesity with free hoops and hoop instruction, and to give current world record holder Aaron Hibbs of Hoop Forever a run for his money. His record of 74 hours and 54 minutes was set by in October 2009.

On June 4, Amanda will attempt to hoop for 80 hours – that’s over three days of hooping! She will be allowed five-minute breaks every two hours, and she will be given a 15 minute break every six hours, but other then that she will be hooping non-stop. She told the East Anglian Daily Times, “I’m confident my training regime will give me the stamina to go the distance. But my biggest challenges are not endurance related; they’re being able to cope with the sleep deprivation and overcoming the boredom.” Like most hoopers, Amanda likes variety in her hooping, but she won’t be able to use that to keep her alert doing her world record attempt. She says, “I have to keep the hoop revolving around my torso at all times to comply with the world record rules and that will quickly become boring because the real joy of hooping is moving the hoop all over the body.”

Hutchinson Kansas Sets Guinness Hula Hoop World Record

Hula Hoop World Record in Hutchinson Kansas It’s time to add Hutchinson, Kansas, to the hot spots of hooping. Hutchinson, located 39 miles (63 km) northwest of Wichita, on the Arkansas River, has been home to salt mines since 1887, thus its nickname of “Salt City”. But now the city with a population of 42,080 has something else to brag about. They’re the current holders of a Guiness World Record for the Largest Hula Hoop Workout.” 290 Students at Hutchinson Magnet School lined up on the playground and danced a hula hoop routine in a bid to establish themselves as Guinness World Record holders and this week they got the word from Guiness that they did just that.

Guinness emailed local coordinator Michelle Clinage, of Sei Bella Studio, announcing: “We are pleased to confirm that you have successfully set the new Guinness World Records title for Largest Hula Hoop workout. Guinness World Records congratulates you on your achievement. Your official certificate confirming your world record is being created and will be sent to you shortly.” The previous record was held by the Sheraton Grand Hotel and Spa in Edinburgh, UK, where 232 locals and staff performed a Hula Hoop workout in April 2012. Hutchinson, however, beat the record with more than 50 participants to the soundtrack “Firework” by Katy Perry (on iTunes). Clinage knows the record is vulnerable though. Another school in the U.S. and another group in the UK have or are making attempts so she’s thinking about breaking the record herself with another school group. Watch video of their world record achievement below: