How to Hula Hoop - What you Need
Learning how to Hula Hoop with a weighted hoop is not as difficult as it might sound. And it's a bit like riding a bike - once you get the hang of it you'll be able to pick it up at any time and swing those hips like a professional!
Remember, Hula Hooping is a great fitness program, aids weight loss and is a lot of fun!
Before you start, you just need to bear a few things in mind.
Weighted Hula Hoop
First and foremost, you need to buy a Hula Hoop!
As a beginner, you should measure from the floor to your belly button and buy one that measures that distance or maybe an inch or two more. The larger ones are easier to learn with as they rotate more slowly meaning that you can get into the rhythm easier.
Don't go for one that is too heavy either. Start with a lighter Weighted Hula Hoop and then move on to a heavier one for a harder workout once you're a more accomplished Hooper.
Visit our Online Hula Hoop Store (UK) for a large selection of Weighted Hula Hoops.
What to Wear for Hula Hooping
Before you begin, you should make sure you're wearing clothing that isn't going to get entangled with your Hula Hoop!
Leggings, tracksuit bottoms, cycling shorts or yoga pants are ideal bottoms.
A vest top is ideal on top or else a tightish t-shirt. Anything baggy will hamper your efforts to keep the Hula Hoop around your waist.
Space to Hula Hoop
A Weighted Hula Hoop is quite large so you need to ensure that you're in a room that has plenty of space and that you move anything that may get knocked as you Hoola!
If you have a garden, you could even go outdoors. Hooping in the fresh air is great for your lungs and it's a lot cooler too. If you're brave enough first time to go to the park, try it out there!
Once you become a more accomplished Hula Hooper, you'll probably be taking the hula hoop up over your head too so you'll need extra room height for this.
Hula Hoop Music
It's great to Hula Hoop to your favourite music. Dance music or pop music are especially good for hooping to but choose whatever rocks your boat and you'll find you enjoy it even more.
For inspiration, take a look at the Hula Hooping Music in our online Hula Hoop Store.
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