Geri McNiece has built a true community of aRoundJoy at The HoopShack in Arlington, Texas. At 57, she has trained hundreds of hoop students and inspired even more as the years go by. Geri truly believes that anyone, of any age can find joy within a hoop.
With a background in dance, baton twirling and musical theatre spanning over 20 years, Geri is authentically engages in her passion and purpose–perform for others, while at the same time inspire, excite and educate them. In 2010, she became a Teacher Trainer for a former global hoop company and trained multiple teachers in Texas. Today, she is focused solely on sharing her own brand of movement, offering both online & in-studio private hoop training, to help anyone & everyone hoop in their own homes, their own lives! Being the best instructor of FUN activities in her community, Geri is committed to spreading the joy of hooping the rest of her life.
Her compassion has led her to start a grass-roots initiative called H.O.P.E. …J.O.Y. which stands for Hooping Offers Possibilities Everyday…Just Open Yourself. H.O.P.E. …J.O.Y. has raised awareness for Autism with fund-raising efforts for NonPareil Institute. Geri has successfully created and taught breakthrough programs for after school girls, encouraging confidence and self-esteem. She helped victims of domestic violence in the same way at a local women’s shelter. Geri regularly participates in corporate wellness initiatives, activity centers, local school districts, and charitable organizations–all with hoop in hand.
In 2013, Geri was asked to perform at the George W. Bush Presidential Library Block Party. She partners with The Salvation Army, as well, to offer hoop fitness activities at the NFL’s new North Texas Youth Education Town in Arlington, Texas
Geri McNiece has been featured in the following media:
Television & Other Media:
WFAA 8 Good Morning Texas: Hula Hooping for Fitness & Fun – July 14, 2014
WFAA 8 – Some Adults Turning to Hula Hooping for Fitness – June 3, 2013
CBS 11 – Event Attendees Will Hula Hoop For Autism – March 2012
TXA 21 – The HoopShack Hoop Fitness – November 19, 2009
Hoop it Up, 360 West Magazine – August 2011
Arlington Fitness Instructor Hits a Big Hoop with Exercise Trend, Fort Worth Business Press – March 15, 2010
Hoop it Up and Get in Shape, Ft. Worth Star-Telegram – January 15, 2010