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Hula hoop for fun and fitness

An intense hula hooping session makes you feel the burn and drip the sweat.  Just a few minutes of that will get your pores pouring!  You may think that you’re burning a few calories here and there, but not enough to shed any pounds.  And that may be true if you’re just picking up the hoop for a few moments.  Hula hooping can in fact result in dramatic weight loss results, and like any other form of exercise, requires commitment and time spent.

Power couple Jen and Keith Moore brought the fitness magic of hula hooping to national attention with their epic story of losing a total of 300 pounds put together with help from the hoop.  A tragic loss of their second child, who was stillborn, led them into a downward spiral of bad eating habits to comfort their pain.  After feeling the social stigma of their resulting obesity and needing a change, they sought out a way to manage their weight issues and discovered hula hooping through Hoopnotica.  In an interview with WHAM Channel 13 in Rochester, NY, Jen Moore said, “Anytime I’d feel like I wanted to turn to food again, and overeat, and be stressed out, I would grab my hoop.”  They’re now passing on the wisdom by empowering others as hula hooping instructors.  Earlier this year, the couple was featured on the ABC show The Revolution.

Science backs up the anecdotes about the positive physical impact of hula hooping.  A study conducted by the University of Wisconsin La Crosse and published in the American Council on Exercise found that 30 minutes of hula hooping via an instructional video is equivalent to the same amount of time spent doing workouts like boot camp and cardio kickboxing classes.  In just one session, participants burned an average of 210 calories, or 7 calories per minute!  That’s enough to earn hula hooping the seal of approval from the American College of Sports Medicine as a form of exercise that is useful for weight management.

Hula ooping moves can work the abs, shoulders, arms, legs, and essentially all major “problem areas” of the body.  You may find that just like fun hula hooping moments can elicit a spontaneous smile, you may also lose inches, gain strength, and improve overall fitness without even realizing it.

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Hoop Dance class series 201: Decatur!

Hooping 101 was such a great hit in Decatur that I have decided continue hoop dance classes (hooray) and bring you the next 6 week series!

This class series is for those who would like learn to hoop on their chest, shoulders, legs, barrel rolls, angles etc. We will explore stretches to help open up and prepare your back and shoulders allowing more freedom for movement. Don’t miss this action packed playshop series!
*Join us for SIX Wednesday classes May 16-June13 UPSTAIRS at CoreDance Decatur.
Only $15 each class when you sign up for both through the link below, save $20 when you secure your space in advance or at the beginning of the first class. (Pay in cash, check, or credit/debit card in person please come to class 10 minutes early when paying at class)
**LINK TO COME SOON**
*$20 drop in.
*Contact Rebecca directly with your questions 404-431-8876
*Practice outside of class is essential for mastering these hoop dance moves.

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Sunday School:Hooping 101

What: Hooping 101 Series
Where: Ladies Workout Express
2865 North Druid Hills Road
Atlanta, GA 30329
(next door to Palace Bakery in the Toco Hills Shopping Center)
When: 5 week series, Sundays July 31-Aug 28 Time:1-2pm

No experience or dance background required! This class is taught as a series where each new class builds upon the previous lesson learned. I have designed this series to guide you through the basics of hooping. If you have never hooped before (or haven’t since you were a kid) or are repeating this class to gain better muscle memory, this series will give you all the basic moves of hooping so you may begin *dancing* in your hoop. We will discover new ways of hooping and not just on your waist! We will cover a wide range of movements with new moves in each new class as well as cover proper form, stretching and transitioning from one move to the next.

We will learn:

Hooping on our waist in forward & side stance
Walking & dancing with the hoop on your waist
Hip Hooping
Halo
Floating
Corkscrews & variations
Transitions & dancing in your hoops
PLus much more!

Wear comfortable clothing that fits and allows for freedom of movement. Bring your water!

Space is limited! All 5 classes $60 for the series ($12 per class), hoops are always provided or feel free to bring your own if you have a favorite. If you attend the Intro to Hooping class on July 17. Drop ins are allowed but your space is not guaranteed. $15 per drop in.

Call me with any further questions. www.hoopessence.com
~Rebecca 404-431-8876