Thursday, May 29, 2014


So, I guess I lied.  I haven't recommitted to my yoga challenge.  I seem to have a mental block right now since I know I'm not going to hit my goal.  I'll start up again in June.  I think.

But this doesn't mean that all is lost from a fitness perspective.  My fitness hula hoop has been stashed right next to the yoga mat, and while I haven't grabbed the mat, I have grabbed the hula hoop.

The hoop that I have is 42" in diameter and weighs about 2 lbs.  I bought it from Canyon Hoops several years ago. I've been thinking of getting a 40" hoop which would probably be a better fit for me, but I'm going to see if I stick with it before I invest more $ in another hoop.  Interestingly, I discovered that this company recently merged with Body Hoops which has a studio in Santa Fe (about an hour away).

It turns out that there are a bunch of exercises you can do with a hula hoop, but I've stuck with basic waist hooping to get back into it.   It is a lot easier for me to do do counter clockwise hooping than clockwise hooping.  I've got a killer bruise on my right leg from trying to master the clockwise hoop motion. Ouch. But I think I have it sorted out now.

Have you ever done fitness hooping?


  1. I have never been able to hula hoop - not even as a kid. But I have made a costume for a circus hula-hoop artist ((hula hooper?) so if you ever decide to take your skills to the public just give me a yell and I'll make you something totally outrageous.

    1. Oh, believe me, I am not ready for prime time. Lol

  2. I didn't even know there was such a thing. I was quite the hooper as a kid though...

  3. Injures apart, I don't think that the Black Knight Army can approve that their fearless leader dances the hula hoop....