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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 towards all or any of these moves is a journey your body and soul is going to love. One that will unlock new movement, creativity, attitude and strength. Are you ready?

Worth the play time.

These 15 hooping tricks are a workout for the body and mind; totally worth the energy. If you are not already then I am guessing that you are totally going to be hooked on hooping after watching the hoopspiration video so I made you a FREE workshop to give you a break down of each move. Best of all it is online so you can start watching, learning and improving right now. ALSO check all of my tutorials below for extra support. It’s a hoop party yo!

Next level fitness.

As I said, not the easiest moves but the ones that will make the most impact on your body and your hoop dance flow. Be patient, take your time, practice often, play always! I recommend a focussed hoop dance practice of 15 – 60 mins 3 – 4 times per week will have you mastering these moves. Use this video as your hoop goals. #goals

If you are totally new to hooping check out my Total Beginners playlist on YouTube or the On Body Hooping workshop online.

Fun for EVERY body.

Now for a gazillion hoop tutorials. Don’t forget to scroll all the way to the bottom…I have some questions I would love you to answer!

1. Body Rolls :

2. Isolations :

3. Shoulder Hooping :

4. Mandalas :

5. Transitions On & Off :

6. Wedgies :

7. Breaks :

8. 3 Beat Weave :

Beginner Twins Sequence

9. Knee hooping :

10. Pizza Toss :

11. Escalators:

12. Vertical Hooping :

13. Knee to Waist :

14. Waist to Upper Body :

15. Vortex :

Don’t forget you can check all these vids out on the new Hooplovers app (Android version on it’s way…thanks for being patient) Download HOOPLOVERS App here for 100s of Hoop Tutorials.

Now tell me…

What is your fav hoop move?
What has been the biggest struggle for you?
What are you committed to working on right now?

Don’t forget to sign up for the Free workshop of “15 Moves for Your Body Thank You For

Twin Hooping Drill – Strengthen Your Coordination, Open Your Mind

Twin Hooping Drill – Strengthen Your Coordination, Open Your Mind

Brains and bodies are divine things, open to being changed and healed in positive ways. Incorporating simple and fun drills into your hoop playtime will most definitely help you to improve your skills, strengthen your muscles and unlock new patterns in your brain that level up your coordination and balance. This week I am sharing a drill that is ideal for any level of hooper. It is a great warm up for the hands, wrists and arms and with daily practice will help you to really define your twin planes so you create neat patterns and crisp shapes with your twin hoops.

All it takes is 2.5 minutes but will give you rich results. Oh yes! 5 moves, work up to 30 seconds for each move.

Check out the break down of the 5 moves in slow mo then watch the full length video at the bottom of this blog.

Twin hoop tips:
– find matching hoops that are not too heavy and feel good to play and be creative with
– don’t let the hoops take over, stay present in your posture, relax into the moves
– accept that it can take time to find your left and right coordination
– never hoop on bruises
– make sure you warm up and stretch
– play with shapes and patterns
– watch yourself in a mirror if possible
– off body twin hooping is not just about your arms and hands, it is a full body experience. Sometimes you need to bounce and pulse in your body to keep the beat of two hoops moving. Play with rhythmic body movements.

Twin Hoop Drill 2. Right Hand Extension (33" polypro)

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Twin Hoop Drill 3. Left Hand Extension (33" polypro)

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Twin Hoop Drill 4. Two Hands Extend Up (33" polypro)

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Twin Hoop Drill 5. Double Weave (33" polypro)

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Twin Hooping : Fun or Frustrating?

Twin Hooping : Fun or Frustrating?

Sure they look magical and oh so tricky but when you pick up your own twin hoops you wonder why you are not feeling the flow like that incredible hooper you watched for 15 seconds on instagram.

I get it!

I still remember my early learning process with a set of heavy twins. I would go to the park, plug in my ipod, stand under the shade of a tree and practice repetitively for hours. Phew! Hard work!

Yes it took time but there was something really meditative about the balance, focus and intensity that learning the foundations of twin moves took.

The other up side was all this practice completely strengthened my body, healed an old shoulder injury and gave me greater confidence.

While it is powerful to learn the foundations of off body spinning and weaves, it is never too early to get a bit fabulous with it all.

Remember two hoops can be double the trouble, but twice the fun. Try that mantra with a smile every time you feel the twin hoop fear. DOUBLE THE TROUBLE, TWICE THE FUN! Breathe and smile.

Here is a fancy twin flow session that you can use to build strength and coordination. The Double Extension Twisters not only look gorgeous they feel amazing too.

Want more twin hooping fun? Check out this playlist of completely free twin hoop tutorials.

Two Hoops – Twice the Fun

Two Hoops – Twice the Fun

Recently I have been reconnected with the empowering feeling of learning new movement with twin hoops. I have always had a passion for twins as I find them so challenging and the coordination does not come naturally.

If there is one thing I love more than playing with twin hoops myself it is teaching double hoop moves and seeing the process of learning in others.

It usually goes something like this: “oh no too hard” > “ow I might give it a try” > “woah this feels good, it looks great, but I am really just trying to work it all out” > “argh I might just give up” > “oh wait there is a pattern and movement that feels good and expansive” > “yes I think I am getting it, I want more!!” HA!

Not to mention how powerful twin hooping is for your brain, the feeling of success once you do crack the code is exhilarating.

By patiently, repetitively and meditatively introducing new patterns and drawing new shapes with twin hoops we are retraining and growing the plastic that is our brain.

So here is a fun twin puzzle for you to play with. The Twin Iso Orbit. Open your mind 😉

Why Using Two Hula Hoops at Once is Good for Your Brain

Why Using Two Hula Hoops at Once is Good for Your Brain

It was once believed that the brain was a static mass that hung out in our skulls; if you were lucky enough to be born “brainy” then challenges would be few. Thanks to the brainiacs of the world cracking open that theory we now know that our brain has plasticity, like the childhood favourite play… Continue Reading

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