Now you can learn the art of hula hooping. Anyone can with Alex as your teacher. Hula hooping: it’s all in your posture. Hula hooping is a high energy and whimsical activity that will elevate your mood and help keep you fit! Not only does it burn 400-600 calories per hour while toning your entire body, but it is also a great way to release stress, have fun and get your creative juices flowing. Whether you are brand new to hooping or you ready to move beyond the waist. Register for Alex’s class.
Other reason hoops fall is that people are not putting enough energy into it. What’s so great about it is that it’s part social time as well. It is one of the few exercise types where people can laugh at hemselves and have a good workout. There is no way you can take yourself too seriously. When is the last time you had fun and could burn 400- 600 calories/hr?
Hooping tones your entire body, and it is also a great way to release stress, and get your creative juices flowing. This class will teach students to utilize the hoop on and off their bodies. The class is geared towards students brand new to hooping or for those of you ready to move beyond the waist.
HISTORY : The hula hoop is an ancient invention – no modern company and no single inventor can claim that they invented the first hula hoop. The Greeks used hooping as a form of exercise.
Older hoops have been made from metal, bamboo, wood, grasses, and even vines. However, modern companies “re-invented” their own versions of the hula hoop using unusual materials, for example; plastic hula hoops with added bits of glitter and noise makers, and hoops that are collapsible.
Origins of the Name
Around 1300, hooping came to Great Britain, homemade versions of the toy became very popular. In the early 1800s, British sailors first witnessed hula dancing in the Hawaiian Islands. Hula dancing and hooping look somewhat similar and the name “hula hoop” came together.
Richard Knerr and Arthur “Spud” Melin founded the Wham-O company which helped popularize another ancient toy, the frisbee. Knerr and Melin started the Wham-O company from their Los Angeles garage in 1948. Wham-O has become the most successful manufacturer of hula hoops in modern times. They trademarked the name Hula Hoop ® and start manufacturing the toy out of a new plastic in 1958. In 1959, Arthur Melin applied for a patent for his version of the hula hoop. He received U.S. Patent Number 3,079,728 on March 5, 1963 for a Hoop Toy. Twenty million Wham-O hula hoops sold for $1.98 in the first six months. Today you can buy a hula hoop at many places. Walmart has some. Buy yours for the class, get a weighted or water hoop. We also have a few in the studio.