Tag Archive for Maine Hoopers

Hooping with Megan Collopy

Megan Collopy Megan Collopy just made a new video showing off her skills “in the field”, as some would say, and from where we are sitting she’s spinning up some serious career advancement. With mad skills and a fast and frenetic flow, this rising star is a fun one to watch. She lives in Bangor, Maine, USA, and the song that she’s hooping to is called “Papaoutai” by Stromae. You can snag your own copy of it easily on iTunes.

Carol Turner is Hooping to Heal

Carol Carol “Hoop Sistah” Turner is spreading the news that hooping is healing. She told The Franklin Sun Journal, “It may be thought of as a children’s toy, but it can be very healing. Everyone can use it. Turner has been teaching a six-week class offered through Mt. Blue Regional School District Adult and Community Education called Hooping To Heal. Turner explained that hooping “heals the mind, body and soul. It builds core strength, reduces stress, brings joy and laughter and helps clear the mind.” And Turner should know having personally healed her life through hooping. After going through some traumatic life changes and needing to feel better, she gave hooping a spin. “It became a healing tool,” she explained. And now having lost 50 pounds and having hooped her way into becoming more confident and grounded, she told the paper, “At 49, I’m in the best shape of my life.” Franklin Sun Journal