Weighted Hula Hoop
The Weighted Hula Hoop as a form of exercise and fitness has become increasingly popular recently having made it all the way from Los Angeles, where it's a huge craze, to homes and fitness centres in the UK.
These hoops are not quite the same as the lighter Hoops that you may have used as a child. They're a great form of exercise for adults (men and women - kids too!) and add that extra element of fun to a workout. Hula Hooping will make you smile and lift your mood!
What's Different About Weighted Hula Hoops?
Weighted hoops are significantly larger than the traditional ones and they're heavier (not TOO heavy though!) to give you a good workout. They are also known as sports hoops and powerhoops.
Don't think because they're more weighty that you won't be able to use them. I can guarantee that you'll surprise yourself, and once you start hooping you won't be able to stop. It really is an addictive activity but in the healthy sense of the word!
Weighted Hula Hoops are actually easier to spin than the light version and the larger ones go slower which will help you learn how to use it much quicker too.
Learning How to Hula Hoop
We'll help you learn how to use your Weighted Hula Hoop, whether you're an absolute beginner or if you're picking it up after several years of hoopless activity! It's something that everyone can do whether you're male, female, young or old.
We take you through each step to help you learn to keep the hoop spinning and your rhythm going. If you find you love it so much that you want to learn more, why not try looking for hula hoop classes in your area - they're often called Hulaerobics classes. Travel Hula Hoops (see powerhoops) are ideal for taking to classes as they can be taken apart and carried in a sensible sized sports bag.
There are many advantages of getting fit through a Hula Hoop Workout including weight loss, getting your body into shape and lots more. To find out what it can do for you, your body and your fitness levels, take a look at the Benefits of Hula Hooping.
If you want some inspiration to get you started, take a look at this video of Grace Jones Hula Hooping while singing "Slave to the Rhythm" at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebration Concert! This amazing woman is 65 years old, so if she can do it so can you!