My doorbell rang the other day and when I answered it, my postman had left this package (pictured on left) leaning against my door. I laughed out loud and thought, "Hmm. I wonder what that could be. I was so excited that my hoop had arrived, since practicing my moves along with the HoopDance DVD using a dinky hoop I found at a toy store wasn't quite cutting it.
HoopGirl, the woman who made the DVD, says that using an adult-sized slightly weighted hoop makes regular hooping and doing tricks much easier. The small amount of weight keeps the hoop spinning longer, so it's better for working out (the more time you're actually hooping, the more you can tone your muscles and burn calories).
You can order high quality hoops on the website that range in price from $29.99 to $54.99. The less expensive hoops are for people who want a basic hoop. The pricier hoops have more tape on them, which adds more weight so these are better for working out. The most expensive hoop they sell can collapse down in case you want to travel with it.
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When you check out the website, you can choose between three different color combinations. The bright colors make them look really cool when they're spinning.
I must say that my new hoop made hooping so much easier. With my first try, I was keeping it spinning around my waist for much longer than the kiddy hoop I had. Since it was easier, I kept with it longer, and was able to even figure out how to walk in a circle without dropping the hoop. If you're interested in taking up hooping, I definitely recommend treating yourself to a professional hoop. Now I'm curious, do you ever hula hoop?