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Hooping for Fun

About 10 years ago, I bought a hulu hoop in Ketchum, Idaho. I hadn’t hula hooped since I was about eight years old when I had mastered the art of hooping and could do it for hours in my driveway or in my bedroom. Years later, I thought hula hooping would be a fun way to exercise. Periodically, I have picked up the sparkling hula hoop that has water inside swishing around and had fun while hooping in our basement.

If only I had had the foresight 10 years ago to start the movement of hula hooping for exercise and weight loss. Last week’s New York Times, an article appeared about hooping and how it has become all the rage for an exercise that’s fun and helps people lose weight and presumably keep it off. Marisa Tomei will be its spokesperson and fitness guru.

So what did I do? I ordered a new hula hoop and DVD for intermediates from Hoopnotica because mine is starting to split at the seams. My goal? I’d like to have fun and lose weight at the same time.

Feb. 13, 2009