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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.

30 Day Hula Hoop Challenge : Full Body Workout

30 Day Hula Hoop Challenge : Full Body Workout

Your 30 day guide to the most fun way to workout, dance and play.

If you are new to this hoop thing then welcome. Note that hooping is more than just spinning a circle on your waist, but let’s take it step by step!

If you have been hooping for a while this challenge will be a great way to stay strong and improve your hoop dance fitness and skills.

Why don’t we try a 30 day jump start? Mostly waist hooping to get you stronger and more fabulous! Here is the plan. I have mapped out 30 days for you, use this as your guide but feel free to mix it up. The most important thing, if you really want to see results, is to show up, play, have fun and work up a glittering sweat. Every day. You got this!

Below your 30 day guide you are going to find a huge range of tutorials and workouts you can use as inspiration.

Let’s start off at 5 minutes per day and then challenge ourselves to reach a fit and fabulous 25 minutes per day of hula hooping! Grab a timer, your hoop, turn up your favorite tunes and get ready to transform the way you workout and feel.

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WAIST HOOPING

Waist hooping is the foundation of hula hooping. It can take a little getting used to so make sure you have an adult size hoop and you give yourself a couple of days of practice. Here is how to make a hoop and pick the right size for you.

Try this one out for a bit of extra 5-minute fun on your waist

ADDING SOME ARMS + DANCE

HIP HOOPING

ADD SOME LEG WORK

HOW TO GET THE HOOP UP! CHEST & SHOULDER HOOPING

Let’s stick together over the 30 days! You can find me on Instagram @deannelovexo use the hashtag #hooplovers to stay connected and find other Hooplovers

Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel for weekly free hooping tutorials.

If you are excited about some other hoop dance challenges then join my 21 Days to Smooth Shoulder Hooping

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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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hooplovers hula hoop tutorials

 

25 Hula Hoop Tricks for Beginner Hoopers

 

21 day hula hoop flow challenge

Fake it until you become it : Finding confidence inside your hoop

Fake it until you become it : Finding confidence inside your hoop

Amy Cuddy says “Fake it until you become it” Let’s dance until we become it! Confidence, strength and skill comes only from practice, action and doing. The body changes the mind and the mind changes the body. A powerful TED Talk One of my earliest memories of watching back a video I took of myself… Continue Reading

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