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!
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!
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.
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.
Let’s talk about the F word! Yep the four letter one.
F – L – O – W
Hoop dance FLOW
What does it all mean? Where do we find it? How do we get there? What should it look like? How must it feel?
Woah woah woah, too many hooping questions.
You know that little tingling feeling you get when everything is just right in your circle, when you don’t think you just move and you feel like you could play forever? That’s flow. It is actually a state of focus. With energy. Flow is when you enjoy the process. Pretty cool huh? It is not something you search for, rather it is something you access. The most awesome thing is that it is always inside of you BUT you must dance, move and play to unlock it.
So that is exactly what we are going to do from November 1. Together. For 21 days. Dance. Move. Play.
Every day I will share with you a new concept lesson to help you clear a pathway for your hoop dance flow and a daily flow session lesson that you can use as flow inspiration.
Yes that is 42 video lessons for you to play with and go back over any time you need + playlists + a support group + …HERE. Watch the video on this page and check out all the details for this challenge. I explain it more there.
If you are up for the challenge and want to hang with some other fun hoopers then sign up, join us, let’s do this!
Join the 21 Day Hoop Flow Challenge starting November 1 and access your own unique hoop dance flow.
What you get:
– 21 hoop dance flow concept lessons (daily video lessons taught by Deanne Love)
– 21 hoop dance flow sessions with break down and slow mo (daily video taight by Deanne Love)
– Unlimited access so you can repeat any of the classes or flow sessions any time you need
– Access to the private 21 day hoop flow challenge group
– Support from Deanne Love and Hooplovers around the globe
– A chance to open up to new style, flow and freedom in your hoop
– 21 Day Hoop Flow Challenge playlist to keep you flowing through your moves
Why do this challenge:
– It will bring new movement, freedom and flow into your hoop dance
– You will discover new strength, balance and connection in your body
– You will have a chance to explore hoop dance with Deanne Love and other hoopers (online) for 21 days and beyond
– You will deepen your hoop dance practice
– You will unlock the blocks between you and accessing hoop dance flow
This challenge begins November 1, 2016 and you will open a new hoop dance lesson and flow session every day for 21 days. After the 21 days you will have unlimited access to all 42 videos plus extra resources and videos provided by this challenge.
Scroll to the bottom of this page to see the daily video titles. You will unlock them starting November 1.
If you have been hooping for more than a couple of days you have probably heard about the concept of Hoop Dance Flow. There are hoopers all over the world “searching” for their hoop dance flow. But I have to wonder if we truly understand the meaning of flow. You see, flow is not something that we search for it is something that we access. But we need to get rid of the blocks before we can create a clear pathway.
There are three major block to hoop dance flow.
Apathy : this is when you have accumulated a few hoop dance moves but your learning has kind of stalled and you are not quite sure where to go next so you are kind of doing the same moves over and over again.
Boredom : this is when your skills are really improving but you don’t really have any new challenges so you are stuck in a hoop dance rut.
Anxiety : when the challenges appear really high and you feel like your skills are just not quite improving as fast as you would like so everything seems a bit overwhelming.
So here is how I propose that we overcome these 3 blocks and we access our hoop dance flow together. We go on a journey together. 21 days. Every day I am going to give you a concept lesson plus a fresh, new hoop flow session so that you can open up to new tricks, transitions and technique.
Let’s call it the 21 day hoop flow challenge. And yes there will be challenges but you can go back over any of the lessons or flow sessions whenever you need and you will have extra support from me (a lot of it!)
The first 21 day hoop flow challenge starts November 1, 2016 and you can find more details here and sign up to get prepared to access your own unique hoop flow with me and a bunch of amazing hoopers from around the world!
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.
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