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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?

HOOPLOVERS!

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

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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?”

 

HOW TO ENTER : WHAT YOU COULD WIN : END DATE

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.

 

 

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!

Join the 7 Day Waist Hooping Challenge : Daily Lessons : FREE

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.

This 30 Day Challenge includes waist hooping, waist + arms (waist hooping while moving your arms), waist + legs (waist hooping while stepping, turning, travelling, moving, walking), waist + hips (hooping on your waist and your hips), waist + dance (your own freestyle HAVE FUN!)

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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

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ADDING SOME ARMS + DANCE

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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 saying that a hula hoop has changed their mood, life, fitness, body and soul. Yes you can start hooping right now too. Join the FREE 7 Day Waist Hooping challenge. 

Check out the reasons why you are going to love this fun way to support your health, well being, creativity and connection. And scroll to the bottom for some free tutorials.

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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.

Join the FREE 7 Day Waist Hooping Challenge : Daily Lessons : Move Your Body & Love It

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.

Free weekly hoop tutorials :  Subscribe to the Hooplovers YouTube channel

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

 

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25 Hula Hoop Tricks for Beginner Hoopers

 

 

21 day hula hoop flow challenge

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.

Join the FREE 7 Day Waist Hooping Challenge today

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