01 Jul '11, 11pm

fears:

fears:

Hooping—a combination of hula-hooping and other exercise moves, like squats and lunges—is a relatively new fitness sensation that has left some skeptical. “The most common fear we encounter is, 'I was never really that good at hula-hooping when I was young, so I probably wouldn’t be any good at it now,'" says Jacqui Becker, Hoopnotica-certified instructor. “But more often than not, adults have only previously tried hula-hooping using a child’s toy hoop." Exercise hoops are larger and heavier, which helps create centrifugal force and keeps the hoop up, making it much easier to use. Some also shy away from hooping because they feel the workout is too dance-inspired, but there are different class styles to choose from. “In addition to dance classes, during which the instructor often teaches a routine, there are also fitness-based classes, in which the hula-hoop is used as mor...

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/stories/how-...

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