Who needs ninja stars when you have Ninja Hoops?! Zach Fischer and Marria Grace of Ninja Hoops strike again with their recent video showing off some updated skills. If you move quickly (you know, like a ninja!), you may still be able to catch one of their workshops on their recent tour to learn some of these moves yourself. Zach and Marria live in Oakland, California, USA, (though this was filmed in London) and the soundtrack is “Mystery Dot” by MartyParty.
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.
This year World Hoop Day is celebrated on Wednesday, December 12, just one more day away. What are you doing to celebrate? Bay Area Hoopers got a jump start on WHD this year with the 2012 Bay Area World Hoop Day celebration and fundraiser. All proceeds of the fundraiser were donated to the Bay Area Hunger Foundation and the World Hoop Day Foundation which distributes hoops to underprivileged children all over the world. The event included workshops, performances, raffle prizes and a silent auction. Tiana Zoumer, who shared the 2012 Hoopie Award for Performance Group of the Year with Brecken Rivara, was one of the amazing performers who entertained the crowd. She lives in Oakland, California, USA. A Hooping.org Video of the Day.