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7 Day Waist Hooping Challenge : Starts April 1

7 Day Waist Hooping Challenge : Starts April 1

Join the 7 Day Waist Hooping Challenge : Learn how to hula hoop for fun, fitness & creativity : It’s free

Are you looking for the most fun way to feel strong, confident and fit?

Have you tried to hula hoop and failed?

Do you need a little more excitement in your life, ready for something new? Perfect! Let’s get you hooping!


In this free 7 day lesson I will guide you to get stronger and more confident inside a hoop. In 7 days you will be waist hooping and ready for all of the other tricks and workouts you can do with a hoop.

You will get daily emails, video lessons and updates from me so be sure to check your inbox once you sign up.

You will also be invited to join me and all of the other hoopers taking this challenge in a private group so you can ask questions and get feedback.

In this challenge I will show you how to get the right size adult hoop or make one yourself.

Join before April 1 to enter into the draw to WIN 1 of 7 Hooplovers Hoops

2017 : The Year of Giving

2017 : The Year of Giving

Some major life events have given me the gift of reflecting on the important things in life. I have been contemplating what the future holds. The fact is that I don’t know; none of us truly do so let’s make the best of every moment. I do know that I am happiest when I am teaching and sharing. So that is exactly what I am going to focus on this year.

3 things to begin with…

1. The first thing I want to giveaway this month is a workshop I created called 360 Activation : The Power of Turning with Your Hoop. It is online and you can access it here.

This is not a competition, you don’t have to enter to win, you can just have it. Now. Here.  It’s a gift from me!

In February it will be for sale for the regular $37 price but for January I want you to enjoy it, soak up the moves and let them activate your dance.

Enjoy and let me know if you like any of the moves. If you try them out and share them on your Instagram please tag me @deannelovexo and use the hashtag #hooplovers so we can stay connected.


360 Activation : The Power of Turning with Your Hoop

360 Activation Online Hula Hoop Workshop by Hooplovers Deanne Love


2. Are you a Hooplover? I am sure you are. Another giveaway is happening here on the blog. I am giving away all of my 21 Day challenges, to one lucky winner. All of the details of that fun giveaway are in this blog post here.


Make sure you take the time to read some of the incredible comments hooper have been leaving already. I look forward to reading yours!

Are you a hooplover HOOPLOVERS


3. Since 2013 we have been sharing (almost) weekly tutorials on the Hooplovers YouTube channel.  Are you subscribed to that? It is free. All you have to do is click that red Subscribe button.

I always appreciate all of your feedback and ideas for the channel, thank you so much. I hope you find the tutorials helpful.

Sharing is caring. So if you have a blog or other platform you love to share your hooping adventures on it would be amazing if you share any of my tutorials that you have found helpful for you. The more we share, the more Hooplovers there are making this world a funkier place!

I have a dream for that channel. 100 000 Hooplovers subscribed. It is just a number, I know, but how cool would it be if there were 100 000 of us?!

hula hoop tutorial Subscribe to Hooplovers Deanne Love Hula Hoop Tutorials for FREE


I hope that the beginning of 2017 is treating you well and that you are giving yourself much needed reflection time to move into this year with focus, fun and flow.


What Size Hoop Are You Using?

What Size Hoop Are You Using?

Most commonly asked question on any hoop video I post : What size hoop is that?


You want to buy a hoop but you don’t know what size or style to get. In this video and blog I will show you all of the hoops that I use and give you some extra info and links so that you can get the right hula hoop for you.

I also made you this quick video showing you all of the hoops that I use most often at the moment.

The blog that I referred to in the video was Gala Darling. The blog post that started my hoop journey was this one.  


My first hoop was a 100cm/40″ diameter (25mm/1″ pipe) dance hoop much like this one, except mine was pink and blue. My husband bought it for me in Tokyo.

Here I am doing my best hoop pose, with my first hoop. 2007.


first hoop deanne love


Soon after that I started making my own hoops to use and to sell. I no longer make them, but you can find out how to make them yourself here (DIY : How to make your own hula hoops )


Irrigation Pipe (Polyethylene), PEX or HDPE Pipe Hoops – Great for beginners, dance and fitness

The hoops that I am holding in the video above are 20mm/ 3/4″ irrigation pipe hoops. You can get the Polyethylene irrigation pipe here in the USA or here in Australia. Many hoopers in the USA also buy their pipe from a company called LOWES. Let me know int he comments if you have another awesome supplier.

Here are some examples of irrigation style pipe hoops.

Glitter Dance Hoop

Adjustable size dance hoop

Gaffer Taped Beginner’s Hoop

 What about a weighted hoop?

No, I have never used a heavy, lumpy, hard fitness hoop like this or this. I find them painful, uncomfortable and far too heavy to allow the kind of safe movement I need for improving my skills, fitness and strength. I would never recommend buying a hoop over 800g / 1.5lb if you want to learn tricks, dance and use it for a fitness workout.

Hoops made from irrigation pipe, Polyethylene or PEX like pipe are also often called Weighted Hoops. They have more weight in them than children’s hoops or PolyPro hoops. Dance and fitness hoops (not the lumpy, bumpy, oversized ones) often come with gaffer tape or grip tape on them and this adds a little extra weight and grip.

LED Hoops

Yes the fancy ones that light up. They are incredible and a wonderful investment if you are performing or you like to light up at festivals!

The ones I use are Astral Hoops. I have the Atomics in PolyPro pipe. 90cm/35”

I have seen MoodHoops in action and they look amazing!

I have also used LED hoops from This is a SuperHooper LED in this Instagram video. I love it.

In this old video shot in Tokyo, I was performing with PsiHoops

#pastlife as a hooping gogo dancer in Tokyo with dreads and mohawks #whodat

A video posted by Deanne Love 💜 (@deannelovexo) on


You can find less expensive LED hoops on Amazon from The Hoop Shop. I have not personally tried these ones. The Fusion looks pretty fabulous for only $60 but again I am yet to try this one myself. Let me know if you test it out!

Travel Hoops

Yes you can travel with regular hoops. I often check mine in but if I am only taking carry on luggage then I take a travel hoop with me or I coil my polypro hoops down to fit in my suit case (always take care when doing that and ask your hoop seller if it is ok)

The gorgeous pink travel hoop that I showed in the YouTube video at the top of this post came from the Hooper Market 

I also like the travel hoops from Pretty Sticky in Australia

I also really love the Trinity Starr travel hoops.

And there are a few different ones on Amazon, like the Infinity Collapsible hoop, these dazzling 4 sections travel hoops by The Spinsterz

PolyPro Twins

The hoops I am using in the YouTube video and the Instagram videos below are 78cm/31″ polypro from Hoopologie. I really enjoy this size. I started with irrigation pipe hoops but find the polypro and thinner HDPE easier to work with for off body twin hooping.

PolyPro Hoops

I left my fav hoops until last. I have been using these polypro hoops from SuperHooper for many years and I love them. I use them for on and off body hoop dance. They would have been slightly too light for me as a total beginner but I love them now.

These are 90cm/35″ polypro in UV reactive 3/4″ OD (outside diameter) pipe

So one size does not fit all. Make sure you get yourself an adult size hoop from a quality hoop maker. No kiddies hoops allowed. They go into land fill too quickly, you want something that will last you a long time!

Want to make a hoop?
Read this blog post on Making VS Buying. 

How to Make Hula Hoop DIY


What size is best for you?
Read this blog : What size hoop should I buy? 

buy hula hoop

What size hoops do you have in your stack and where did you get them from? 

Are you a Hooplover?

Are you a Hooplover?

(So tricky to choose a winner! All of your comments are so mind blowing! You are all Hooplovers)

In 2008, Masao and I sat in our little Tokyo apartment with a pencil and paper. We brainstormed ideas and names. What could we call a group of active, fun loving, courageous, funky, fabulous hoopers dedicated to positivity, sharing and expression?


And so the tribe was born.  I sketched us up a quick symbol and a friend made it digital.


In 2017 we are many. There are Hooplovers all over the world. From New Zealand to Norway, Croatia to Canada, South Africa to South Korea. We are global.

But what does it really mean to be a Hooplover? Sure we love hoops, we love the freedom that hooping gives us, we love the community that we have gathered. But how do you know if you are a Hooplover? What makes you a Hooplover? Is it a certain type of behaviour, an interesting quirk, the words you say, the way you act, how you show up in the world?


I thought it would be fun to really explore what makes us Hooplovers. And you know I love a good giveaway…so let’s combine the two.


Complete one or all of the sentences below and go in the draw to WIN A Hooplovers Challenge Prize Pack. All the details are at the bottom of this blog. Leave your answer/entry in the comment below. You can be as creative and clever as you please.


You know you are a Hooplover when/if  ….


I am a Hooplover because …


The sign of a Hooplover …


Here are some fun examples:

You know you are a Hooplover when your Instagram feed is filled with other #hooplovers

You know you are a Hooplover when the only reason you clean the garage out is to make space for more hoops

I am a Hooplover because I am dedicated to keeping my body strong. I hoop every day!

The sign of a Hooplover… you are oddly attracted to circles everywhere and find yourself wondering, “Do you think I could hoop that?”



Enter this giveaway by completing any or all of the sentences above. Enter your responses int he comments below and include your country so we can see how global we are.

You will go in the draw to WIN A Hooplovers Challenge Prize Pack that includes 21 Day Flow Challenge + 21 Day Shoulder Hooping Challenge + 21 Day Twin Hoop Experience (Valued at $111)

One winner will be randomly chosen from the comment section of this blog. That winner will be notified the first week of February 2017.

Giveaway closes January 30, 2017 but you can enter comments as long as you like.

Really looking forward to reading all of your comments.



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