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Hula hoop class @ Wigwam Festival Atlanta

HULA HOOP DANCE PLAYSHOP WITH REBECCA DESHON OF HOOPESSENCE
SUNDAY APRIL 24, 2016
10AM

WIGWAM WELLNESS FESTIVAL:

Not your mama’s hula hoop! Modern hula hoop dance is a fun aerobic activity that strengthens the whole body; blending a mind-body connection that improves, balance, coordination as well as flexibility. Hooping burns up to 100 calories every ten minutes. Get ready for a fun filled full-body experience that will hook you from the very beginning! We will learn foundations of hula hooping and slowly add tricks/techniques that will blast open infinite possibilities. Think that “you can’t hoop”? No worries, no experience required. Hoops and smiles provided – Come ready to laugh, dance, move and get into the groove!

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Hula Hooping Fitness ACE Study

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. 

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Win FREE Hottie Hoop Camp ticket!

Are you in it to win it? Win yourself a FREE ticket to Hottie Hoop Camp, baby. What’s Hottie Hoop Camp? Only THE coolest, rad party thrown by my good friends in Texas, the TwoSisters Rowan & Blythe. Punk Rock Hoops style for sure and so much fun. This is THE hoop camp for introverts. Do you feel like you don’t fit in anywhere at all? Every hooper, every body… This is the camp for you. No glamour prance pressure every night to be the biggest sparkle pony, show up in your pi’s or your best costume, you will get all love. We help EACH OTHER *Feel* as if we are the hottest thing in the room, (cuz ya are) ya dig? No competition, all hoop love. So right on….

Back to the FREE ticket part! Win yourself some ol’ Hottie Hoop Camp loving, right here. Did I mention this is held in a swanky house (on STILTS no less) on the BEACH? Yup. Saddle up, hottie. I wanna see you there. Get out there and make a curvy video with the Curvy Hooper Video Challenge. WOO!

P.S. I am teaching TWO pretty rad workshops that weekend that you don’t want to miss. Hoop Dance Performance Skills AND Adding DANCE to your “hoop dance”. (I know, right?!, I am excited)

xoxox,

Becca

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World Record Hula Hoop Attemp Atlanta

Come be a part of something amazingly FUN at one of Atlanta’s most beautiful parks while supporting a great cause on August 17, 2013.

Presented by HoopEssence and AFFPS at the Piedmont Park Arts Festival, Saturday August 17.

*NO HULA HOOP SKILL REQUIRED!

Help us break the Guinness World Record for the Longest Human Chain to Pass a Hula Hoop!
WATCH an example video.

*Participants must be over 8 years old

Registation Info:
*Visit the HoopEssence Tent at the Charles Allen entrance of Piedmont Park between 11:00 and 3:30 PM
*Make a small donation ($2 suggested) to register to participate – All proceeds will be donated to charity
*You will receive a registration number that you must have in order to participate in the world record attempt
*Meet at the Piedmont Park Active Oval at 4:00 PM for record attempt

*After the record attempt, come celebrate with a community hoop jam hosted by HoopEssence! We will also have a booth all weekend long with FREE information about hoop dance, hand crafted hoops for sale, demo classes and more. Come play!

For more information on modern hoop dance & it’s amazing benefits, check out the Facebook page for the event and invite all of your friends!

SEE YOU THERE!

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Pixie Vision Photography

I just LOVE Pixie at Pixie Vision Photography. I was so ultra fortunate to book the last photo shoot appointment with Pixie this passed Winter on a tour stop in Atlanta at Tribal Con. What a thrill to finally be able to work with such a talented, patient and giving photographer. She really works her charm to bring out the best in each and every one of her photo subjects. Check out Pixie’s talented works on her website, like this entire amazing portfolio of just hoopers or this red-hot fire album. You can also “like” her on Facebook where she shares some pretty amazing shoots and tidbits of her travels.

On a side note, I think next year if I am not in Bali I will try to hit up Tribal Con for some workshops and fun. Perhaps I can teach hooping at Tribal Con next year, what a dream come true! After all, it IS my birthday weekend. What a way to celebrate 34 years of life!

I was her last shoot on her last day and she totally rocked it out with me! She suggested before hand that I create a playlist to listen to during the shoot. How awesome! I wish I had thought of that in the passed, it totally helped me rock it out and feel great for my shoot. Pixie does a great job at keeping you sane and relaxed during your shoot. She is a stellar director, too. With her direction we came out with hundreds of photos during my hour long shoot. I had such a hard time picking my favorites at the end. I have picked 4 for her to edit but am already checking out which ones I can purchase next. Check out Pixie Vision Photography out of L.A. and be sure to keep an eye out for her in your area. I will be adding the gorgeous shots we created together to my website soon. Keep an eye on the newsletter for more info!

Special thanks to my friend Molly who loaned me her fire-y boots for the shoot and my friend Caity at Salon Modello for hair and makeup help.

Have a great Monday!
XX,

Rebecca

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Free Hoop Dance Advice from HOOPLOVERS

Hooping is HOT in Atlanta! I am so excited about the upwards moment of hooping in Atlanta. I love facilitating such a huge movement and seeing others take the hooping love and pass it along to others by gifting adult hoops and teaching hula hooping to their friends. I want to share with you someone who inspires me beyond measure. I’ve  shared with you many of Deanne Love’s tutorials on this blog and by word of mouth in class. You may sign up to receive email alerts for when each new lesson is uploaded.

Who is Deanne Love?

“Deanne’s desire to connect people through dance, music and fun fueled the creation of HOOPLOVERS in 2007. Deanne’s mission is to inspire global beings to find their true potential through movement and self-expression via the all encompassing benefits of hoop dance.

Since 2011, Deanne has lived in Melbourne, Australia and currently teaches weekly Hoop Dance classes in Melbourne, including active and creative lessons for adults and children. She has taught in schools and dance studios both in Australia and Japan and brings her passion for international education and life long learning to every class she is engaged in. Deanne regularly performs Hoop Dance shows for corporate and private parties as well as kid’s events and a variety of celebrations. She has traveled the world sharing her individual style of hoop love and performed on stages in Sydney, Thailand and Tokyo.”

HoopLovers is home to Deanne Love. Check it out: “Hoop your way to health, happiness and hotness guided by Deanne Love.

Enjoy the numerous benefits of hula hoop dance and fitness. Sign up for FREE weekly video tutorials and tips.”

 

Watch one of my favorite videos of Deanne Love here on her YouTube page.

I will be utilizing some of Deanne’s teaching methods and sequences in my Intermediate Hula Hoop Dance 6 wks series classes beginning tomorrow, April 30 at Studio Burlesque here in Atlanta. I can’t wait to see you there!

XO,
Rebecca


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Hoopie Awards: Hoop the VOTE!

Hey guys! Thanks for reading. I wanted to be sure you knew about the 2012 Hoopie Awards from Hooping.org
Check out the amazing hula hoop dancer talent in our global community and cast your votes. From fire and glow hoop dance performances to TED Talks on hooping and hoop trick tutorials. This honors our global hooping community, shedding light on some fresh new hooper faces that have recently made hoop waves in our community online or in the press.

VOTING ENDS AT 11:59 PST TODAY, Saturday January 26th.

CLICK HERE TO CAST YOUR VOTE!

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Hoopy Holidays

Happy Holidays from my home to yours. XO, Rebecca

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Beginners Hula Hooping Dance Class

Beginners Hula Hoop Dance PLAYshop
Saturday Dec 1, 2012

Ladies Workout Express
1:30-4:30pm
(Sorry gentleman,This class is being taught at a Women’s only facility)

In one fun filled afternoon we will cover the fundamentals of hula hooping on our core and hands including choosing the correct hoop for your unique body/goals. We will explore hooping on different places of the core body including waist, hips, chest, shoulders for a fun dance workout. We will also begin to explore hooping on the hands in vertical and horizontal planes then twirl into corkscrews.

Come in as a bare bones beginner, to learn in your opposite current, whether you just want to perfect your own beautiful self-taught skills or as a great refresher course, all skill levels welcome. Leave with a whole lotta hoop love under your belt (and soon to be dropping from your waist line, if ya know what I mean). We will smile & laugh and yes, there will be sweating! Come find that inner child and bring them out to play! Bring a friend, co-worker or family member with you to play along to take advantage of our bring a friend special!

$35 to pre-register for this fun filled 3 hour workshop BEFORE Nov 30. Class goes up to $40/day of class.

Pre-register with a friend by Nov 30 and get class for you both for just $70, save 10! Class goes up to $40 each day of class.
New to hooping? No worries! Hoops for our beginners workshops (and plenty of giggles) are provided!
What to wear: Comfortable, breathable clothes that fit are recommended. Natural fibers are best for grip! Don’t forget your water bottle!
Call REBECCA directly with questions: 404-431-8876

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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.