I hate when I write a post and save it as a draft and forget to publish it! Urggg anyway, I wrote this one a couple weeks ago…oopsies…here ya go!
The trial period for my fitness class has ended and seems to be going fairly well. Although we didn’t have much of a turn out for the class this past Saturday morning, it has led to some good changes for future classes. It seems to be that the cold weather is partially to blame for the lack of participation along with the original time frame of 9am-10am. No one wants to get up early on a Saturday morning in below freezing and snowy conditions, myself included. The classes will now start at 11am which I am SO happy about since I am sooo not a morning person. Hopefully the later time frame from 11am-12pm will get more hoopers to come work out with us! Spring will be approaching soon (I hope!) and we all will want to get our bods in shape for the warmer weather and eventually bikini season!
The class was started very unexpectedly and planned within a very short time period so we did not have a lot of time to get the word out about it. We are taking a step back for a little while in order to spark more interest and get more organized. We will be taking a break from the weekly class for about a month and will resume at our new time, 11am-12pm, on Saturday February 19th. SO keep an eye out for our fliers and online “ads” and spread the word yourself! I really want to introduce the joy and benefits of hooping to others in the area and the more people we have in class the more fun we’ll have! Hooping really does provide so many health benefits and it is so much fun you won’t even realize you’re working out. I really hate exercise and before I started hooping I rarely went to the gym or partook in any exercise activity at all. Hooping is a great way to get in a regular exercise routine that you will actually look forward to doing!
Last week I made 8 new hoops to bring with me to my first hooping fitness class this past Saturday. I wasn’t sure how many people would come to the class or how many would want to purchase their own hoop so I just made a bunch! The class went well and 3 of these hoops went to new homes (and new hoopers!)… take a look 🙂
All are made with 3/4 in. 100 PSI tubing. To keep them on the cheaper side, all of these hoops were made with duct tape, vinyl tape, and/or gaffer tape.
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!!
With the launch of the new hooping.org I have found inspiration to start a blog that will chronicle my hooping journey. Although I started hooping with an adult size hoop about a year ago, only recently have a started getting more serious about it. I have started taking a Hula Fit class twice a week (on vaca this week, thank god, it’s been 95 degrees every day!) which is more of a work out class than a hoop dance class. I have learned a couple new tricks though, like the revolving door and realized I can hoop while on my knees (I am on my knees, not hooping on my knees).
Since it has been so hot out the last few days I haven’t been hooping at all. Hopefully it will cool off a little in the next hour or so seeing as how it’s dark now so I can get in a little time with my fuzzy hoop!
So today after browsing the new hooping.org I started searching for decorative hoop tapes. I need to make myself a new hoop because mine is too small. I realized this after using the hoops in my Hula Fit class. I need one that is bigger so I can learn new moves more easily. Also, I think I am too tall for the size of it. Imagine that, ME, too TALL? hehe Anyway, aside from identi-tape.com which has been recommended by a lot of people on Hoopcity, I found some really cute tape on this site:http://www.modes4u.com/en/ just doing a Google search. I hope it will work. I think I’m going to order a few rolls anyway since it’s pretty cheap compared to other tapes. I’m thinking about getting a couple for possible future hoop gifts, but I want this one for myself cuz I love the cute little bunnies! (SUPRISE)
I do wish the bunnies were smiling though, why so sad?
OK off to spend some money and hang out with my REAL bunny bun.