Benefits of the Hula Hoop

Kaleena Lawless

Personal Training Specialist

This new fitness craze makes me feel nostalgic! I picked up a hoop a few years back to shake up my home fitness routine. I did not stick with it for very long. The hoop was too light and fell down on me so often, that I did not get much out of it.

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Fortunately, these days they are making hoops big enough for adults, weighing in at about 5lbs. So they stay up long enough to sweat!

The Hula hoop or "hooping" craze hasn't hit Canada as hard as it has invaded the UK and L.A fitness scene. I am sure it will though! This activity is fun and has many advantages.

Benefits Of Hula Hooping

-It is a great warm up to start a home routine or group class.

-Hula hooping targets the abs, back, hips and surprisingly the legs from bracing yourself.

-Hula Hoops are inexpensive and easy to store.

-Anybody can try hula hooping. It's easy on the joints and can be made harder or easy, based on your fitness level.

-Different classes can be based around the hoop. Circus style, which involves multiple hoops and belly dancing. It's quite challenging to dance and hoop. A great workout!

-An excellent activity to blast some music to while throwing in some punches.

-An awesome cardiovascular workout.

-This is an exercise you can do with your kids.

Hula hoops are no longer just a kids toy! Hooping is a fantastic fitness alternative that everybody should try!

Hoop For Fitness!

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  • Wice says
    We had Hula Hoops as kids and they really were fun - but only for a few minutes at a time. They were something to share. You'd have a turn, make an idiot of yourself and pass the hoop on.When I think about it, my memories of them were more about laughing than anything else.

    I guess today they are aimed at a different market though. People didn't care so much about physical fitness then and adults like kids did the Hula Hoop just for fun!
  • Starlite5 says
    It's amazing how you can take something that's been around forever put a different spin on it and remarket it to a different audience and voila! instant cashcow...very clever.
  • Dee-Dee says
    ...what a cool article loved hula hoops will have to include in my daily exercise plan...always trying to mix it up a bit...and why not use something I use to love when I was younger....
  • New Member says
    My children play with hula hoops and I loved doing it as a child, same with skipping and running and being active. It was fun. If only we could retain that mentality as adults
  • mahmmatesrulez says
    I like trying to use a hula hoop but can never seem to get a good grip to it!
  • travelnaughtie says
    I loved the hola hoop when I was young and have found it again with having children and crikey it doesn't half give you a work out!!!
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  • Sophia says
    Thank you for sharing the post! It's very nice to know! Gonna buy one.
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