Category Archives: Hooping Fun

My Big Fuzzy Stick

At last years Mountain Jam I received a pink/purple FUZZY hoop as a gift from a friend. I absolutely love it, but it was very VERY large and heavy. It was so tall it almost reached my shoulder! I’m about 5’4 so you get an idea for reference. I’m not sure the psi, but I would guess 160 & the tubing is 1 in. thick, way bigger than any hoop I am used to using. All of my other hoops are 3/4 in. 100 psi.
I wanted to bring it with me to this year’s Mountain Jam so I decided to modify my fuzzy hoop a bit and cut it down. It is now about 40 in. diameter I think.

After my modifications, I was left with this giant furry stick. Soo I decided to give to my dog, Rocky. I think he enjoyed it, look how cute he is!


Hooping in the Memorial Day Parade

I am wayy behind on blogging and have so much fun hoopy things to show and tell everybody! OK first off, me and my fellow hooper friends were in a parade a couple weeks ago! Hooping! We joined the Tigon Academy (where we have Open Hooping every week) in Watervliet’s Memorial Day parade.

Memorial Day Parade Hoopers

Here is a picture of the 4 of us in action. It was a lot of fun even though it was sooo hot out. We were all exhausted by the end of it, but it was a great time!

It was the first time any of us hooped in a parade & personally I think we all did an awesome job 🙂 Here are some more pictures courtesy of Zoraida Soul:

That's me!

Group Shot After the Parade

With my Supporters, Mark & Rocky

Hope you enjoyed the parade pics (and your Memorial Day), Happy Hooping! xx

Learning Some New Tricks

I am trying to learn some new tricks & thought I’d share these sweet tutorials I found today 🙂

I’m not so sure I’ll be able to get the kick start, but I want to try the other 2 out tomorrow at Open Hooping. BTW Open Hooping is tomorrow night (and every tues. & thurs.) at the Tigon Academy in Watervliet, so feel free to join us!

Happy Hooping 🙂

Open Hooping

Lots of hooping coming to the Albany area in 2011! Not only did we have the first hooping fitness class at  Maximum Fitness in Troy this past Saturday, there will also be weekly Open Hooping at the Tigon Academy in Watervliet! Open hooping will take place every Monday & Wednesday night at Tigon from 7:30pm – 8:30pm for ages 8 and up. Open Hooping is not a class, it is simply a time for hoopers to get together and learn, teach, and play with our hoops! It is open to everyone, even if you have never hooped before come give it a try! It costs just $5 per attendance for nonmembers of Tigon or $15 per month. Tigon is located at 711 3rd Ave. in Watervliet, NY. Hope to see you there!!


Hoopy Happenings!!

There are some exciting things happening in the near future!! HulaFit starts up again this week, I will be attending the Big Apple Circus on Wednesday, and I’ll be hosting an open hoop happening this Saturday January 8th!!! The guys down at Maximum Fitness in Troy are nice enough to allow us local hoopers to use their martial arts room from 11 AM to 12PM this Saturday for open hooping and if we get even just a few people to come, it could become a regular..even WEEKLY event!

If you are a hooper in the Albany area and would like to join us it is just $5 for nonmembers of Max Fitness. Everyone is welcome, even if you have never hooped before. I will be bringing a few extra hoops so if you are interested in giving it a try please come! I am super excited to meet some local hoopers and share our tips & tricks & love of the hoop! If you are in the area and can not make the event, join the Albany Hoopers groups on HoopCity and to connect with other local hoopers and keep up with the happenings/events. If you are definitely planning on coming to Maximum Fitness this Saturday to spin with us (or have any questions), just leave a comment to let me know…hope to see you all this weekend! Happy Hooping 🙂


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