Category Archives: Breaks & Reversals

Floating through the vortex

Floating through the vortex

The Vortex is a move that just never goes out of style. It is equal parts mesmerising and powerful. A strong upper body connection is needed so let me give you a few tips this week plus a tutorial on a fun variation and a playful workout with 4 off body breaks. All of this in preparation for a floaty flow session using the Vortex Breaks, I am going to add all the videos below.

A great way to learn is to start off with the off body breaks as a warm up, move into working on the Vortex Break move and then see if you can float it all together in the flow session.

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8 Hula Hoop Moves for Strong & Toned Arms

8 Hula Hoop Moves for Strong & Toned Arms

Strong is the new everything!  And that is exactly what you are going to be feeling when you combine these hoop dance moves with the weight of your spinning hoop. Two new hoop workouts for you below.



30 secs dance 10 secs rest – try 2 – 6 rounds

  1. Horizontal Spin  2. Propeller  3. 2nd Horizontal Spin  4. Passing Up & Down

30 sec hoop dance 10 sec rest

  1. Hand to Hand Breaks (off body)  2. Pizza Pass  3. Pass & Break  4. Whirlpool Breaks


Find more hula hoop workouts here on the Hooplovers YouTube channel


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Upper Body Breaks : Tips, Drills & Flow Session

Upper Body Breaks : Tips, Drills & Flow Session

Breaks are those powerful and usually sharp changes in the hoop’s direction.

They can take time, focus and patience to become playful and part of your natural style so I made you three new tutorials this week to help you along the journey and I will add some of my past breaks and paddles tutorials below for some extra support. The key is to relax, understand the moves and have some fun; plus don’t give up too quickly, keep at it.

You can find all of these tutorials on my YouTube channel for free so make sure you subscribe. Or you can watch them on the Hooplovers App which is also free to download for iOS and Android. Or if you want to go next level then train with me via my Beauty in the Breaks online workshop.

We started the week with Inner Elbow Trap Breaks. Before I show you how funky and playful these breaks are I also share 4 tips for beautiful breaks, so give this video a watch and put a comment below the vid if you have questions or want to celebrate your success with me!

Inner Elbow Breaks Hula Hoop Tutorial

An awesome way to amplify your motor memory for repetitive moves is to drill them or try interval training like the practice I put int he next video. Pick a move, or in this week’s video I chose 4, and practice them on repeat. Grab your hoop and try it with me. We will do 4 moves for 20 seconds each and 2 rounds of that. You can always do more or less, depending on what feels right for you.

Hoop Drill: Upper Body Breaks Hula Hoop Tutorial

Now it is time to flow it all together, find freedom in the movements, more connection with your hoop, dance in your feet, and your very own style and playfulness. I combined the inner elbow trap breaks with a barrel roll into a mandala.

Flow Session: Break Barrel Roll

I hope you enjoyed this week’s in-depth look at the inner elbow breaks and how to practice them plus incorporate them in to your very own style.

Here are some of my past tutorials for breaks and paddles. Check out a whole playlist here.

Learn How to Paddle & Break Hoop Tutorial

Sorry Justin Bieber: Hoop Workout with Deanne Love

Hoop Breaks Patterns: Guided Hoop Meditation

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Sorry – Justin Bieber – Upper Body and Core Hoop Workout

Sorry – Justin Bieber – Upper Body and Core Hoop Workout

Whether you like or loathe the Biebs you have to admit that some of the tracks on his new album are pretty freakin’ catchy. Ideal for doing Hoop Love Body workouts because of the sweet melodies and repetitive beats.

So this week I chose Sorry by Justin Bieber to give you a seriously rocking upper body and core workout. This one is going to make you sweat with it’s cardio dance focus but most importantly you are going to be challenged to engage your core at all times, be hyper aware of your posture and form. You are going to need to find the beat to keep that hoop moving.

If you are new to hooping or still working on the Upper Body moves and Vertical Hooping found in this Hoop Love Body workout then make sure you grab my Upper Body Hooping workshop here. This workshop breaks down each of the moves and supports you to get really strong with these challenging upper body moves.

Watch the Hoop Love Body workout to Sorry on YouTube, follow along with me and remember to try it a few times to kick start your muscle memory and begin building strength. This is the fun way to drill!

Then you can download the workout plan here with a full list of all of the moves in order. Print it out and take it with you or download it to have on your phone at the gym, in the studio, in your bedroom.

Don’t forget to hashtag #hooplovers or #hooplovebody to share your workout fun, results or even cute bloopers!



If you missed last week’s Hoop Love Body workout out to Beautiful Liar, try it here. And find the workout trick list here. Try the Beautiful Liar workout as a warm up, doing it in both directions and when you are feeling ready kick start the Sorry hoop workout.

If you need extra help with form and understanding the moves in any of these Hoop Love Body workouts then check on my online workshops.

15 Hoop Moves Your Body Will Thank You For

15 Hoop Moves Your Body Will Thank You For

Hoop goals! Yeah. Watch this hoopspiration vid we made you when we were hanging at the beach. Then keep reading for the most packed list of hoop love ever! Note that the title did NOT say 15 easy hoop moves. These are gonna make you work it but I chose these 15 moves because working… Continue Reading

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