Hi fab ladies!
Does this look like the most fun way to stay fit, or what? As you already know, I am a huge fan of keeping my fitness routine fresh and exciting (as seen in this post)! I’m all about variety, variety, variety. Boredom is no bueno.
So if you’re starting to snooze in spin class or bored to tears every time you hit the barre, hooping your way to health is a fun workout variation that you can easily add into your exercise sched.
Unfortunately, breaking out a hoop from who knows how long ago, isn’t going to cut it. Most recreational hoops weigh a few ounces at most. This particular Hoopnotica hoop that I purchased weighs in at 1.5 lbs, which is a significant increase for a hula hoop. However, if I were going to do it all again, I would go a little heavier and pick this one. What I like most about this hoop is that it suits both beginner and intermediate levels because it’s adjustable. The break-a-way feature enables your hoop to go from 40″ (easier, slower variation) to 36″ (intermediate, faster variation).
Since I’m a hooping newbie, I decided to take the plunge and pick the Fitness Hoop Starter Kit that included 2 DVDs. However, since my hubby and I are such Apple TV addicts, we haven’t even set up our DVD player in our new apartment. It’s next on my to-do list. According to the cover of DVD #2, hooping isn’t just for widdling your middle, it can also work out your chest + your shoulders?! Once I get my DVD player up and running, I will test it out and report back on these babies! For now, I’m having too much fun hooping to my heart’s content the old-fashioned way (oftentimes in front of a new episode of RHONY…my guilty pleasure). I already have my eyes on these guys. Arm hoops? I think yes!
Before you go –
Isn’t this strappy, pink tank the cutest?! It was Lululemon love at first site when I saw it. I just purchased it about a week ago and, as I’m sure all you Lulu ladies can imagine, it’s already sold out and nowhere to be found…typical. On the bright side, I have linked to some equally fabulous options below that will have you looking all sorts of fab while you hula your way to health! Also, if you are a Lulu lover like me, you’re going to be giddy over the giveaway below!
Hoop Hoop, Hooray!
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