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Meet some of the Hoop Love Coaches

Meet some of the Hoop Love Coaches

Hoop Love Coach training puts a huge emphasis on supporting, making positive and powerful alignments. In a group of over 200 other hoop teachers there is always a daily conversation and questions about a huge range of topics from class ideas and hoop making to marketing and business growth.

I always make a point of saying that you should never do any course for a certificate. Hoop Love Coach training is about getting what you need to follow through with your vision to teach hoop dance successfully, it is about support, connection, learning, creativity and community. If you need help and support to develop your unique classes, get ahead with your promotion and marketing and open up to a constant stream of inspiration so you are not doing it alone then Hoop Love Coach training is for you!

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I thought you might like to meet some of the other Hoop Love Coaches


Hoop Love Coach Missy
Missy the founder of Lansing Hoops who created and ran Michigan’s first hoop retreat. Missy inspires a huge tribe of adults and children to find their playful spirit through her classes, coaching, speeches, events and blog.


Meet Hoop Love Coach Tamsin


Meet Hoop Love Coach Tamsin the founder of the One Stop Hoop Shop who saw a need for UK made hoop supplies and broke through the obstacles to launch the One Stop Hoop Shop UK.



Meet Hoop Love Coach Caitlin Melbourne Hooper

Meet Hoop Love Coach Caitlin who showed up in my Melbourne class as a shy but determined hooper and is now making huge lifestyle shifts, launching her social media presence, gaining the attention of media and teaching children and adults in her area.



Meet Hoop Love Coach Sunny Diz from Greece

Meet Hoop Love Coach Sunny Diz Hoop It Greece who has shared her passion for teaching hoop dance on Greek television shows, leads hooping classes for adults in Greece and is launching the Hoop It Hoop Retreat in the Greek Islands.



Meet Hoop Love Coach Teakihoops

Tea Bowie-Ford of Teaki Hoops who has taken her special sauce and strengths seriously to launch and rock a successful hoop company in her hometown, seaside spot in Australia. Hoops, parties, classes, workshops and wonder are on the menu at Teaki Hoops.



Meet Hoop Love Coach Aimee

Meet Aimee B of Harbour Hoops Vancouver Island the wickedly creative school teacher who has launched a sell out hoop jam giving flow artists a supportive home and supplying them with the prettiest of props for their movement journey.



Meet Hoop Love Coach Lucy Innercircle from Melbourne

Meet Lucy the creator of Inner Circle Hooping who took a passion and rolled with it. In a few short months she took a desire to teach hooping and turned it into a string of successful classes and jams across Melbourne.




Meet Hoop Love Coach Abs

Meet Abs Marie creator of Hoops of a Feather in the USA who took a leap from full time school teacher to full time hoop teacher and now teaches hundreds with her beginners, intermediate classes and workshops and gives back to school communities with her junior classes and hoop camps.

Can you see yourself “hanging out” with these and hundreds of other creative hoop teachers?


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Hoop Love Your Body : A full body workout with your hula hoop

Hoop Love Your Body : A full body workout with your hula hoop

Hoop Love Your Body started from a desire to build  a movement practice that was conscious, connected and flexible. A series of workouts, hoop drills and training sessions that would keep hoopers focussed, strong…but they had to be FUN!

My daily plan had to have a structure, so I didn’t get to the gym/park/studio/backyard and not know what to do or waste my time, it needed to be flexible in case my schedule changed, it needed to motivate me and be super effective for regaining my strength, fitness, balance and super hooper powers…plus elevate my mood and help me feel changes.

Woah. That was a lot.

I brought together all of the fun and effective elements that had given me success and made me feel amazing (most important!) over the years. Let’s call them the Hoop Love Your Body Elements.

Hula Hoop Workout for Beginners – Waist Hooping

One of the most fun hoop elements is the HLYB Workout. This is an interval training style workout. There are 8 intervals, 30-40secs each with a 10 sec rest for transition or stretch. That is 7 moves plus 1 flow session using the 7 selected moves. Check out the chart below to make up your own HLYB workouts or follow along with me int he video examples. You are going to love these full body workouts. Not only will they help you drill some moves for awesome hoop break throughs but they are ideal to mix in with your daily movement and exercise schedule.

hoop love workout Hula Hoop Workout

Hula Hoop Isolation Trick

Hula Hoop Workout for Beginners – On Body Hula Hoop Tricks

Do you use a hula hoop for your workouts? Do you like to drill certain moves until they feel more comfortable?

You can find a whole lot more hoop workouts and tutorials on my YouTube channel. There are new tutorials and workouts every week so subscribe here.

Is teaching hoop dance sustainable?

Is teaching hoop dance sustainable?

In the Hoop Love Coach training we dig into how hoop teachers open up to abundance in the form of connections and income. In this blog we take a look at some ways you can sustain your income as a hoop teacher.

As more and more professional teachers and facilitators take on hoop teaching the focus on value, service and sustainability deepens. We question how to truly value our art and services, how to provide even greater value and service and how to sustain our practice and income.

The success of any business largely depends not only on how you started but how you are able to sustain it in the long run. You are not expected to succeed right after your launch. Rather, with hard work, patience and dedication, you can make your hoop teaching business flourish and sustainable over time. Offering hoop lessons can be a great way for anyone to be of service and earn money, but what does it really take to make this business a sustainable one?

How can you as a hoop teacher diversify your services and sustain your income?

Here are just 10 ways that Hoop Love Coaches have chosen to sustain their income.

1. Host team building workshops.

Hooping is perfect for team building, whether it’s for kids, teenagers, adults, professionals, and even the elderly. Many organisations are looking for new ways to bring their staff or team together and make connection more enjoyable and meaningful. Hula hoops can be used in team building games and challenges to strengthen the unity and camaraderie of the participants. 

2. Teach at dance or yoga studios.

Hoops are a powerful compliment to many other movement practices. Hoop classes are more commonly found on the schedule of a variety of studios from yoga spaces to contemporary studios. Collaborating with studios in your area or in new parts of town helps to support a growing network of movers and build community. Connecting with a positive and playful studio can provide a powerful experience as students of the studio are introduced to new styles and any students you introduce are welcomed by the studio.

Hoop Love Hula Hoop Teacher Ali Teachers Hula Hoop Class

Jill All in the Hoop teaching hoop dance in a studio

3. Create signature or niche workshops.

As your skills and unique style as a hoop instructor expand  it is very likely that you will begin to create your signature methods and teaching ways, this is your special sauce. It becomes your asset, your individual style and brand that sets you apart. As you become an expert, you can offer lessons in different levels, categories or niches for a more streamlined and specialised approach. Creating signature or niche workshops allows students to get a taste of your unique teaching style and set of moves. Focussing on what you do best and how you can share it openly sets you up as a sought after teacher and makes way for a sustainable income source.

4. Team up with other hoop, yoga, movement teachers.

If you are a new or established hula hoop teacher, teaming up with other instructors is a great way to grow your community. Firstly, you can introduce your students to new teachers and creativity and also introduce yourself and showcase your skills to a broader community. Many teachers find positive growth through collaboration with other professionals who are focussed on expanding learning.

Hoop Love Coach Teacher hula hoop classes in UK

Rachel rocking hula hoop classes in the UK for kids and adults

5. Go on a national tour

With hooping groups and communities popping up all over the world it might be likely that there are many other towns or cities in your country with hoop classes, jams or retreats happening. Many hoop teachers find great success and growth for themselves and other hoop group in their country when they go on tour sharing their workshops and classes in various cities.

Of course a national tour does not need to be limited to areas that already have hoop communities. Collaborating with other movers or venues in cities that don’t have large hooping populations can be a great way to introduce hooping to that area.

A national tour means there is no need to organise overseas working visas however many international hoop teachers tour the globe with the help of other organisations and communities.

6. Teach private or small group lessons.

There are many people who would love to hoop but they cannot commit to a class schedule, they prefer focussed attention from you or they are in a different location. One on one or small group classes are great for teaching the basics, tailored choreography or for those who prefer to learn in private.  

Weekly hula hoop classes

Michelle teaches weekly hoop classes Pachyhoops

7. Teach weekly classes.

Teaching regular classes not only builds a community in your area but it allows a consistent practice, provides students with regular connection and a stream of income for you as a teacher.

8. Teach classes online.

Almost everything can be taught online nowadays, so grab this chance to connect with a greater audience not just locally but internationally. Tutorials, workshops, challenges, tips, guidance, classes online through various platforms are a powerful way to reach out and be of service, share creative instruction and engage more hoopers in playful fun. 

9. Teach at retreats or run your own.

Retreats are a popular way to expand your teaching practice, to connect with others and have an unforgettable getaway. The retreat environment can be a very supportive one with the opportunity to expand your teaching creativity and make new friends and connections. These retreats do not have to have a hoop dance focus; presenting your workshops to a diverse range of retreats can be a positive experience and lead to many other opportunities.

10. Teach group fitness classes.

The fitness industry is ever expanding with opportunity for skilled and trained hoop teachers to share their effective and fun classes. The benefits of hooping align with the goals of many fitness focussed studios and many hoop teachers are finding regular teaching jobs in gyms and fitness studios all over.  

Teaching fitness focussed hoop classes at schools, offices and other businesses has also become a sustainable source of work and income for many hoop teachers.

There you have just 10 ways that sustainability is possible as a hoop teacher. Can you come up with some other channels of abundance? Hoop making, performance, kids shows, after school care, selling hoop supplies, making costumes, selling hoop apparel are just some of the other ways. The ideas for growth and opportunity are endless.

Take some time to plan sustainability into your vision. What are your strengths, talents and callings? How can you align them with others to build a sustainable hoop business? 


Want to join us from September 1 for the next Hoop Love Coach training? Find out all the details of the next teacher training here. 

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Q: What Size Hula Hoop Should I Buy? For Beginners & Beyond

Q: What Size Hula Hoop Should I Buy? For Beginners & Beyond

There are two basic things you need to hoop dance: a hoop that is the right size for you and hoop dance moves. (Learn how to hula hoop online with me)


You can find hundreds of free tutorials on my YouTube channel here; but first let’s make sure you have the right size hoop.


If you have tried a kiddies size hoop from the dollar store and felt like a failure don’t worry it is NOT you it’s the hoop!


But there are so many kinds out there. This hoop is very similar to the one I started with, but you could also try out a lighter weight polypro for off body faster moves or even a travel hoop if you want to be mobile. There are even LED light up hoops and twin hoops for doubles. But don’t get confused, there are many options. Keep reading and I will break it down even further. It is also great to contact the hoop maker you like and talk to them about your needs.

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