Read this if you want to know more about how to use your hoop in new ways that will really help your WHOLE body, and not just your waistline! I’ll be sharing more tips like this mainly for those who are wanting some ideas for more hoop practice ideas…but more than that, I want to inspire everyone to simply be more creative in their exercise routine, WHATEVER that means for you! MOVEMENT is what it takes to be healthier! Safe, simple, no-to-low impact activities are effective and don’t have to be BORING! See what I mean?
Is LED hooping unusual exercise? Sure!
Do I care? NOPE!
IS it FUN? ABSOLUTELY!!!
The key thing here is that I am repeating the same moves quite a bit, reversing the direction here and there, switching hands so I work my body out evenly, keeping things in balance. I’m also aware of the intensity I am using…going slower and faster, feeling how it effects the way I feel and the way my hoop feels as I execute the moves. The repetition is also great for letting the brain “get it” and you can then develop the muscle memory to make the move as easy and involuntary as breathing. This is just how you learn hoopdance…you do it over and over. This video captures my practice as I normally do it…pick a song, pick a few moves, repeat…maybe I’ll dance a little with my feet, it all depends how I am feeling and the music tempo…the fact that I did it with an LED hoop is just icing on the workout cake!
This sort of hoopdance is COMPLETELY achievable for ANYONE, even those who are not actually hooping on their waist yet. Off body moves improve your endurance, offering cardio and muscle development. OFF BODY MOVES ARE OFTEN WHAT YOU LEARN FIRST and it is where many folks stay while becoming better at on-body moves. There are other moves than just what you see here, too, as well…very basic ones…I just highlighted this vertical weave and other vertical moves that show off the pretty lights of my hoop. I mean, why not enjoy myself even more and be a little entertaining?
A little secret, I admit, is that I was wanting to document the different settings within one of the “modes” of my Astral Hoops Atomic Evoke LED hoop…so, I got even more bang for my hoop, so to speak…a workout and a study guide! This hoop has A LOT of options and I am trying to remember where they are within the menu and what they look like! I will do more of these with different modes and new moves…so, we all have that to look forward to! I’ll be helping myself AND you, too. If your really curious about LED hoops, visit my LINKS page for more special info about Astral Hoops. I recommend them highly and offer a little coupon code discount because I do think they are so fab. As for LED hoops…I have my own thoughts on the subject…what to look for, watch out for, plus my personal preferences, pet peeves and various “whys” of it all. I should share all that, huh?
Are you working out with your hoop regularly? Do you do something new with it to keep it fresh and interesting? If so, share your thoughts and ideas below! That would be SWELL!
I’m always happy to speak to anyone who’s interested in hoop training and hoopdance. It’s my passion. Never hesitate to contact me!