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Hula Hoop Workout : Spell Your Name

Hula Hoop Workout : Spell Your Name

A little bit of fun to kick off the year. Whip up a quick and easy workout for yourself that you can do at home, in the park or at the gym. All you need is your hoop and your name.

 

Spell out your name. For each letter of your name practice or dance the hoop trick corresponding to that letter. Then repeat 2 times for a full workout. Check out all of the tutorials below if you need some help with the moves!

Hula Hoop Workouts HOOPLOVERS spell your name hula hoop

 

 

A : 1 MINUTE WAIST HOOPING


B : 1 MINUTE HIP HOOPING


C : 1 MINUTE HAND SPINS


D : 1 MINUTE SHOULDER HOOPING


E : 1 MINUTE FORWARDS WEAVE


F : 1 MINUTE TWO HAND ISO


G : 1 MINUTE WAIST + GRAPEVINE


H : 1 MINUTE VORTEX


I :  1 MINUTE TWO HAND MADALA


J : 1 Minute CAN CAN


K : 1 MINUTE PRAYER HAND MANDALA


L : 1 MINUTE SPEEDY WAIST HOOPING


M : 1 MINUTE WAIST HOOPING + ARMS


N : 1 MINUTE WAIST HOOPING + SIDE STEPS


O : 1 MINUTE HOOP IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION


P : 1 MINUTE WAIST HOOPING + JAZZ HANDS


Q : 1 MINUTE FOOT HOOPING


R : 1 MINUTE ESCALATOR PRACTICE


S : 1 Minute CAN CAN


T : 1 MINUTE HOOP IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION


U : 1 MINUTE TWO HAND ISO


V : 1 MINUTE WAIST + GRAPEVINE


W : 1 MINUTE HAND SPINS


X : 1 MINUTE SHOULDER HOOPING


Y : 1 MINUTE HOOP IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION


Z : 1 MINUTE CHEST HOOPING

How many letters in your name? Mix up the moves, add your middle name or last name if you want an extra challenge!

 

 

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25 Hula Hoop Tricks with Tutorials : Fun Hand & Arms Tricks You Might Not Have Tried Yet

25 Hula Hoop Tricks with Tutorials : Fun Hand & Arms Tricks You Might Not Have Tried Yet

There are hundreds of ways to spin a hula hoop and not all of them are on your waist (although that is super fun! Try it out ) Learning hoop tricks is a great way to strengthen your body and tone your arms but will also give you great focus for your workouts and dance.

Try any of these 40 moves, mix them up, use them as a workout or combine them for a fun hoop dance choreography. Then share it with me on Instagram @deannelovexo

 

Find the whole playlist of Off Body Hula Hoop tutorials here and subscribe to the Hooplovers YouTube channel here for weekly tutorials to keep your hoops spinning.

10 Reasons to Start Hula Hooping Right Now

10 Reasons to Start Hula Hooping Right Now

The most fun 2017 new year revolution

Hoopers around the world are world are saying that a hula hoop has changed their mood, life, fitness, body and soul. Yes you can start hooping right now too. Check out the reasons why you are going to love this fun way to support your health, well being, creativity and connection. And then scroll to the bottom of this blog for 100s of free tutorials to get you started.

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1. Mood Enhancer

When you hoop up a sweat & increase your heart rate levels of neurochemicals serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine rise in your body. This is what makes you feel oh so good while dancing around in your hoop.

2. Belly Blaster

Excess fat around the midsection is a strong risk factor for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and even some types of cancers. Blasting away belly fat by hooping is not only fun but it is essential for your health.

3. Stand Taller

Core strength is king! The strong core you gain from hooping will not only help to prevent pain and injury it will strengthen and improve your posture.

4. Disco Dancer

There is nothing worse than hearing your fav song come on but feeling too intimidated to dance and express yourself. The hoop is the ultimate dance teacher and partner.

5. Balance Giver

Hooping uses the left and right side of the brain and body improving strength and balance. When the body and mind are in balance so is life. The ultimate goal.

6. Brain Booster

Our beautiful brains have the ability to grow with new behaviours, experiences and focus. This is called neuroplasticity. As hoopers constantly learning moves and meeting new challenges we are strengthening our brains.

7. Friend Finder

Hooping is a great way to make new friends. With hoop groups and classes popping up all over the world and internet it is easy to find new hooper friends anywhere. Teach a friend today!

8. Heart Starter

A strong, healthy heart is essential. Increasing the heart rate often through hooping not only builds stamina and strength but helps to burn fat and support weight loss.

9. Soul Shaker

Hooping gives you a way and a reason to express your self, bring out your inner creative and shine your brilliant light.

10. Confidence Booster

Hoopers around the world report skyrocketing levels of confidence, finding new level of self respect and many even thank hooping for helping them to manage their depression and anxiety.

 

 

Ready to rock it? You will need the right size hoop. So to decide whether you want to get crafty and make your own or buy your first adult size hoop read : How to make a hula hoop or What Size Hoop Should I Buy?

 

How to Make Hula Hoop DIY

 

Next you will need some Hoopspiration! I have hundreds of free tutorials on my YouTube channel or you will find some ideas and inspiration by clicking on any of the images below. 

 

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25 Hula Hoop Tricks for Beginner Hoopers

 

21 day hula hoop flow challenge

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.

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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.

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