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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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Hoopnotica hoop dance class Atlanta

August 7 · 11:00am – 12:00pm

Pera Dance Studio

Collier Center

1015 Collier Rd Suite B

Atlanta, GA 30318
Join us every Saturday at Pera Dance for Hoopnotica Hoop Dance classes! I am a Certified Hoopnotica Hoop Dance instructor and can not wait to share my love of hooping with all of you. This class is a drop in style class for beginner and intermediate level hoopers. If you have never picked up a hula hoop before OR if you are looking to expand your skills this class is for you! All are welcome ♥ I will provide student hoops for the class out of my collection of hand crafted hoops made with love by Rebecca DeShon (that’s me yay!) Already have a hoop of your own? please feel free to bring it to use for class.

In this class we will learn the foundations of hoop dance and the infinite possibilities you will find in the hoop for body and mind.
We will learn hooping on the waist, hips, arms, hands, chest, shoulders, neck, legs and MUCH MUCH more. We will explore the hoop on and off our bodies as well as learn cool isolation moves.

Here is a list of some of the benefits of hoop dance & hula 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
***YOUR FIRST CLASS AT PERA DANCE IS FREE*** Come check out this world class facility and share the energy ♥
~~Comfortable, form fitting, natural fiber clothing that allows freedom of movement is best for learning hoop dance. Custom hand crafted hoops are also available for purchase through Rebecca DeShon (see me after class) or through my site www.hoopessence.com

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