By Josie Jupiter
Ok, here’s the thing… I want to stay fit and healthy and I want a body like Pink's but I hate going to the gym. I like freedom and flexibility, I like being outside on sunny days and I love being around people who are open minded and free spirited. These are the things I love about Hula Hooping. If you want to keep fit and active, laugh yourself silly, blow off some steam and challenge your mind at the same time as your body, then hula hooping is a much better option for you than the gym. If that’s not enough to convince you, here are some more great reasons:
1. Hooping is cheap or free – the Gym is not
Don’t you hate the heavy handed sales pitch at the gym? Contracts, hidden costs, membership fees, forms, direct debit… the list goes on. No thanks, I’ll buy my $35 hoop and then have endless exercise and fun at my fingertips for free forever instead! Shhhyeah, I think so.
2. Complete freedom to exercise anywhere and anytime
You can take your hoop anywhere any time and get your hooping fix. And trust me, once you’re hooked you’ll want to!
3. The emphasis is on FUN not body image
No mirror gazing and fat pinching here! With hooping it’s just fun tricks, feel-good moves, empowering challenges and laughing while learning
4. Abs of Steal without the pain
What’s this ‘no pain, no gain’ rubbish? I’ll take a 6 pack from power hooping to my favourite music any day over sit ups, crunches, and other repetitive painful exercises.
5. Social or Private – you choose
If you want to meet open minded, fun loving people then a hoop class is for you! My students often end up hooping regularly together outside of class and form lasting friendships based on fun and play. If you like to exercise solo, learning at home with a DVD or practicing in a quiet park or the back yard with your headphones on is a great option too.
Josie Jupiter is an event manager and entertainment director and creates world-class LED Glow Shows, Fire Shows and Cabaret Shows in Byron Bay, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.