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HoopGirl Hula Hoop

Get in Gear: HoopGirl Hula Hoop

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.

Want to see what the hoops really look like? Then

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?

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elysiamann elysiamann 7 years
i use a regular (its not that small, but it is a toy store) hoop, and i asked a physical therapist if it would be better to buy a weighted one. she said that is wasn't because more weight gives more momentum, meaning i'm doing less work. so isn't it better if you are struggling to keep it up because that means you are working those muscles?! if a weighted hoop really is better, is there anything i can add to my kid hoop to make it heavier? someone please reply to this asap!!!!
RubyJ RubyJ 7 years
I also LOVE my weighted hula hoop! I bought a funky MOD hoop here, it's called a Sassy hoop from Hooprama and I use it all the time and all of my friends beg to hoop with it too! www.hooprama.com
brombe1 brombe1 7 years
I absolutely loooooove my weighted hula hoop. My mom and I had one that we shared and we had to get another b/c we both wanted to use it all the time. It's great to do while watching tv at night or even reading! I highly suggest it, you see results sooo quickly (or at least I did)
efahey efahey 7 years
careful not to get to heavy of a hoop...(i got the travel one from hoopgirl cuz i live in canada and thats the only one they would ship me)...and it is so heavy I end up with bruises on my hips after only an hour of hooping! I love hooping though...I cant wait to show off at the electronica festivals this summer ;)
thirtythreezero thirtythreezero 7 years
I hoop everyday for about 2-3 hours, but then again, I'm a hoopdance teacher, so I'm paid to hoop! :-) To answer xrockette19x,(first of all, nice job for keeping the hoop up for an hour, that's awesome!) a weighted hoop like the ones from HoopGirl are much easier to keep up for a longer period of time and they do challenge your abs more, so you can get a much more effective workout. Also, if you want to start doing tricks, it's best to do it with a larger, adult sized hoop to be successful. I too can hoop with a tiny original "Hula Hoop", but when I try to do more complicated moves, it's nearly impossible for a tall person like me (I'm 5'9")!
xrockette19x xrockette19x 7 years
I am confused now!! I have a dinky hoop I bought at target, and it isn't the easiest thing to keep up, but I can do it (I did it for an hour yesterday). Is a weighted hoop a better workout in terms of burning more calories and toning muscles better, or is it just better because it makes you able to workout longer? Does anyone know? :)
rpenner rpenner 7 years
I've never tried hooping but I'm definitely going to after reading the post and everyone's comments!
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 7 years
Cool! After reading your review, I'm going to go order one!
Novaraen Novaraen 7 years
I've tried the weighted hoops before and they are great! I had forgotten about how great they are until i read this post. I am totally going to buy one now...they are a totally great ab workout and like someone said, they stay up better than the light kiddie ones.
tiff710 tiff710 7 years
i love hooping! i took a 3-day workshop with hoopgirl about a year and a half ago--it was so much fun! now one of my favorite things to do is to grab a bunch of friends and hoop in the park on a sunny day. :)
raieven raieven 7 years
A few years ago I started doing this and people made fun of me, I had great abs that summer! But the cheap hoop I bought from Target broke, I am so going to start it up again.
Stacey-Cakes Stacey-Cakes 7 years
i love hula hooping! it is a great ab workout and it seems to help definite my waist...
gabiushka gabiushka 7 years
I would try it if it means not having to do crunches...who likes crunches anyway???
pureperfection pureperfection 7 years
i love those! hahah my mum is good at this too!! im not as good. i can feel my tummy and abdominal area burn after doing that. means, the calories burn! HAHAH!
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
My mother just bought me a hula hoop, she swears by it and will do it for quite awhile every day. She is pretty good!
yoyankbmars yoyankbmars 7 years
i've so been considering getting a hoop not just to relive my childhood but to add some variety to my routine and plus hoops are awesome.
melizzle melizzle 7 years
Weighted hoops are a GREAT ab workout!
ikimashokie ikimashokie 7 years
I can't wait to have a place of my own, so I can make my own hula hoops. The one I have is slightly large, but what with being in college, I don't have the space to go make my own. I bought at a street fair, and I like to spend weekend nights hula hooping for the drunks. http://www.jasonunbound.com/hoops.html It's about 70 or 80 total, I believe to make your own, if you can get the tubing at your local Lowe's.
animatedpunk animatedpunk 7 years
I didn't want to spend too much on a hoop, so I bought one from this girl on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/Weighted-Fitness-Hoop-Spiral-Design-Great-workout_W0QQitemZ160179700529QQihZ006QQcategoryZ15274QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQ_trksidZp1638.m118.l1247QQcmdZViewItem I'm pretty sure she makes them herself... Anyways, she has good reviews from past buyers. I haven't received mine yet, but when I do I'll post back here again and let you know how it is!
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