The American Council for Exercise sponsored research on hula hoop for fitness and found incredible results!
“Hooping compares pretty favorably with most other group classes, in terms of heart rate and calorie burn,” says Porcari. In fact, exercisers can expect similar results from hooping as they’d get from boot-camp classes, step aerobics and cardio kickboxing—all of which meet fitness industry criteria for improving cardiovascular fitness (Table 1). Also, by burning approximately 210 calories per 30-minute session, hooping falls within accepted guidelines for exercise that can contribute to weight management”
AMAZING! Click here for the original study.
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.
Class dates for July are July 2, July 9, July 16, July 30th
PLEASE NOTE: NO HOOP CLASSES ON JULY 23rd at PERA DANCE!
This is an ongoing class with multiple skill levels often in attendance. Drop ins are encouraged!
Hooping for fun & fitness with Rebecca DeShon as featured on CBS Better Mornings & the Atlanta INtown Paper. Hooping is back and better than ever with next generation hoops.
This multi-level drop in class is taught as a practice. Each class has a warm up & cool down. You will learn new hoop techniques and variations of skills you already possess including open jam sessions in each class. I will give you tips and tools to use proper form & gain better flow in your hooping practice.
Join the global movement of exercise in disguise. There is no time like the present to begin a new practice that will get you fit all while having fun. No experience or dance background required!
Drop ins are allowed. Please arrive a few minutes early to sign in & pay Pera or punch your dance card. For information regarding class cards & pricing for PERA, please contact Pera Dance.
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
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
Sunday School: Intro to Hooping 101 with Rebecca DeShon
Sunday, July 17 1-2pm
Ladies Workout Express Atlanta
2865 N. Druid Hills Road
Atlanta, GA 30030
Let’s hoop together! This is an introductory class to show you what all the “hooplah” is about surrounding hooping for fitness, fun and dance with Rebecca DeShon. This is a special class to introduce you to the benefits and joys of hooping.
This class is a teaser for the new Hooping 101: 5 week series that will occur Sundays from July 31-Aug 28. More details below!
This is your chance to give it a whirl if you have been wondering what its all about. Learn some new moves, connect with other women in your community through movement. See why hooping is making such a big come back. No experience or dance background required. Rebecca DeShon’s hoop dance classes have been featured on CBS Better Mornings, Ch. 11 Alive, Atlanta INtown Paper & the North Side Neighbor Newspaper. She has been hooping and teaching across the East Coast for 3 years and has changed the lives of hundreds of men and women inside the plastic circle.
The benefits of hooping
- Builds core strength
- Tones the entire body
- Burns approximately 400-600 calories per hour
- Provides an intense cardiovascular workout with no or low impact
- Increases energy
- Develops balance and coordination
- Increases flexibility
- Clears and quiets the mind
- Reduces stress
- Improves self confidence
- Generates joy and laughter
- Improves one’s mood
- Enhances creativity
Hoops are provided! Wear comfortable clothing that fits, natural fibers are best. Bring your water! This class is gonna make you sweat.
You do not have to be a member to attend this fun filled class. Special INTRO CLASS PRICE $10 (this special introductory price is for the Intro class only, the series is set at $15 per class). Sign up & pay in full for the series at this event and receive this class for only $5 OR a $5 discount on the series (its all the same in the end). If you aren’t able to set the hoop spining on your waist by the end of this class, you will get your money back. It’s that easy!
The class series will be $15 per class for 5 weeks $75. Sign up at the Intro to Hoop Dance class to receive $5 off the price of the series. ($70 if you attend the intro class)
Call me with any questions you may have. ~Rebecca 404-431-8876 www.hoopessence.com
Hello beautiful people. What an amazing way to begin my 2011! My hoop dance classes and hooping were featured in todays issue of the Atlanta INtown Paper. Check out the article here.
A very special thanks to Julie and Wendy Binns as well as Atlanta INtown Paper for this great opportunity. You made my day!
“In revolving joy”,