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Hooper Bowl Sunday Spins It Up

Hula Hoop Football If you’re in the Los Angeles area, you can join LA Hoopers for the 2nd Annual Hooperbowl Sunday celebration at Griffith Park from 1 to 4pm, spinning up your television alternative. Last year’s was awesome. But if you’re not in the City of Angels, you can still partake in the Hooperbowl experience anywhere you have a TV. This year Kirsten Tucker at Hoopy Thoughts has taken the idea community-wide inviting hoopers everywhere to get in on the act. In fact, she’s issued a Hooperbowl Sunday challenge for you this coming weekend. “Go ahead, enjoy the burgers, beer, nachos and BBQ on Super Sunday! But, at half time, no matter where you are, crank the volume on the remote, get off the couch and hoop for the duration of the half-time show. Move with Madonna!” Why just Superbowl when you can Hooperbowl?

Hoopy Thoughts Turn Exercise Into Fun

Dan Kreuger Hoops Hoopy Thoughts

Dan Kreuger Hoops Hoopy Thoughts

“There’s so many things you can do with a hoop that you wouldn’t imagine,” said Kirsten Tucker of Hoopy Thoughts in Houston, Texas, a certified hoopdance instructor who teaches at Houston Yoga and Ayurvedic Wellness Center. “The thing I like about it is it’s exercise in disguise. You don’t realize you’re exercising; you’re just having a good time. And for me, play is something I think adults don’t do enough, so this brings the playful aspect back in. The hula hoop is not a chore kind of exercise.” Yvonne Bohanon, one of Tucker’s students of two years, told the paper, “I’m amazed at what I’m able to do while I hoopdance. I’m not a natural athlete. I’m not a natural dancer. It’s amazing what you can learn over a few years.”

Hoopy Thoughts Spin Up Houston

Kirsten Tucker of Hoopy Thoughts

Kirsten Tucker of Hoopy Thoughts

KHOU Channel 11 reports that “One of the newest fitness crazes sweeping the country is hoola hooping.” Kirsten Tucker of Hoopy Thoughts told the station that working with hoops works every muscle group in the body while building up a strong core. “You can work every muscle from head to toe. Hooping’s really a mind, body exercise program that really focuses on cardio and the core.” Tucker also explained that hooping increases flexibility and can take inches off your waist. With KHOU noting that “the new craze has been made popular by celebrities like Beyonce and Marisa Tomei”, Tucker said, “While it’s not as easy as it looks, as with anything, the more you do it the better you’ll get.” So true, so true! Watch the news video report below: