Sunday, July 29, 2012
And no, it's not for my cat. Trust me, he HATES my hula hoop. Or he's jealous. Either way, he does his best to thwart me when I'm trying to practice. Maybe he's just embarrassed for me and is trying to spare me? Maybe. Anyway, back to the hoop. After hearing about hooping on a knitting podcast recently, I decided to give it a go, especially when I heard it was good for your back. So I bought a handmade hoop from local hooper, Hooperina, and I love it. LOVE IT. If you're local and looking to get into hooping, I really recommend her hoops, they're super cute, really well made, and she does custom work.
So I've been practicing on my own for a couple of weeks and I've gotten...okay. I'm not super skilled yet, but it's a ton of fun so it's all good. And today I took it one step further and took a hooping class with my friend Chelsea! It was at Studio Booya and we were the only ones in the class, which was good because the space was ridiculously too small for hooping. The class was fun, mostly because I was taking it with a friend, the instructor was way too touchy feely "give your body permission to move without judgement" for me, but that's okay. If you know me, you know I have a more cynical, sarcastic sense of humor, so that stuff is not my cup of tea and I find it hard to take seriously, but that's okay, it was still fun! The hoops they had weren't great either, they were a lot lighter than the one I had and that made them harder to use. So I wouldn't take another class with that instructor, but my hooping journey will continue on. And hopefully Chelsea will buy a hoop too and we can be ridiculous together, yay! Oh, and I also learned that Chelsea is the queen of hula hooping around her neck, it was crazy! I was terrible and it felt like I was getting sucker punched in the neck.
Have you tried hula hooping as an adult?