Hooping is exercise like you've never done before. Namely, it's fun. And it's unique. And it can lead you into a state of bliss. When was the last time you said that about your workout?
Make no mistake: it is a workout. Hooping is aerobic exercise that will tone your abdominals, increase cardiovascular stamina and strengthen core muscles. It's been proven that hooping can burn up to 110 calories in 8 minutes, as many calories as running an 8-minute mile.
According to Steve Jordan, an educator with the National Academy of Sports Medicine, "...you're building the body from the inside out with gyrating and core-stabilizing movements." (NY Daily News, 7/21/04)
Hooping will work you out, and it will ground you by focusing on your breathing, clearing your mind, and freeing your body.
"I've found that it keeps me in unbelievable shape. I've lost 10 pounds since starting class 3 months ago."
Megan Leff, TV Production