1.) Hula Hooping? Like I did when I was a child?

2.) Is hooping for everybody? 

3.) Can I use hula hooping to get in shape?

4.) Will I enjoy hooping? 

5.) I don't know any other Hoopers? What if I feel silly hooping? 

6.) What if I'm not very coordinated?

7.) These hoops are expensive! Can’t I just go buy one from the dollar store?

8.) I am ready to buy my first hoop! What size is right for me?

9.) I am a total beginner and can't even waist hoop. Are your workshops meant for me?

10.) I have some experience Hooping. Would I be able to participate in the Intermediate workshop?

11.) I have no space in my home to hula hoop. How will I practice?

12.) Do you offer corporate event entertainment and/or hooping classes?

5.) I don't know any other Hoopers? What if I feel silly hooping? 
Totally natural! You are, after all, trying something new and taking yourself out of your comfort zone. However, know that there is a world-wide community of Hoopers out there. It is a community that has encouraged and maintained a loving and up lifting environment since its early days. A fabulous website that has upheld this community since the very beginning is Hooping.org. This is the hub of the online community where Hoopers share pictures, stories, videos, and tutorials. If you see a stranger walk by with a hoop, think of them as a friend you haven’t met yet!

4.) Will I enjoy hooping?
I don’t doubt it! Hooping boosts serotonin, a chemical found in the gastrointestinal tract, responsible for feelings of well-being and happiness; which improves mood, sleep, and even memory. Also worth noting is that hooping promotes self-confidence and is known to be an effective too for those struggling with depression.

1.) Hula Hooping? Like I did when I was a child?
Sort of. Hula Hooping, also known as Hooping or Hoop Dance, has evolved from the childhood toy that first gained popularity during the late 1950’s. In the past 10 years or so it has become a form of creative expression and playful fitness. Spinning the hoop around your waist is only one of the many ways you can move with your hoop. Twirling, tossing and spinning the hoop on your hands, moving it up and down your body, or rolling it across your back are just a few examples of other movements. As you can see in the video below, the possibilities are endless!

2.) Is hooping for everybody? 
Of course! There are Hoopers of all shapes and sizes. It is an activity inclusive of any age, gender or skill level. It is even safe for seniors. The hoop is very versatile and doesn't fit into one single box or category, it takes on so many different forms depending on the Hooper. This is why it is a fabulous tool to bridge the gap of play between all generations.

9.) I am a total beginner and can't even waist hoop. Are your classes meant for me?
Absolutely! The Intro to Hula Hooping workshop is designed with the total beginner in mind! During these 3 classes you will not only master waist hooping but explore the fun and benefits of off-body movements, such as hand hooping. From there you will be introduced to transitions, these enable you to seamlessly change between moves. By the end of the workshop series you will be confidently Hoop Dancing.

7.) These hoops are expensive! Can’t I just go buy one from the dollar store?
First thing you need to know is: the bigger the hoop, the slower it move, giving you more time to find the rhythm. This is why kid hoops just won’t do for most adults; they are much too small and lightweight to keep up around the waist. Kurrent Motion’s Adult Beginner Hoops are sized and weighted to ensure your success with waist hooping. Unlike dollar store hoops, these won’t kink or loose shape. Each hoop is handmade and decorated with care using vibrant ribbon and bold tape. As for price, most hoops of similar size and quality sell for $30-$70.

11.) I have no space in my home to hula hoop. How will I practice?
This is a common problem for many, especially for Winnipeggers during the long winter months! This is why there is the Winnipeg Circus Club, which meets every Sunday from 1-4pm at the Broadway Community Centre (185 Young Street). This is a great place to not only practice your hoop skills but also meet and share moves with other Hoopers. During the nicer months Kurrent Motion will host outdoor hoop jams at parks around the city. Follow Kurrent Motion on Facebook to stay in the know. All ages, genders, and skill levels are welcome.

Frequently Asked Questions

6.) What if I'm not very coordinated?
No problem! In fact, Hooping improves your coordination, balance, flexibility and mobility. Not to mention it helps you become more spatially aware. As you become more familiar with you hoop you will find your “Flow”. This is when you begin to express your own hooping style.

8.) I am ready to buy my first hoop! What size is right for me?
I am delighted to hear you are keen to start hooping! To find the right size hoop for you, measure the distance from the floor to your belly button. That number, in inches, will be the diameter of the hoop for you. If you find that you are between sizes, choose the larger one. You will be hooping in no time!

12.) Do you offer corporate event entertainment and/or hooping classes?
Most definitely! Find all the details
here.

10.) I have some experience Hooping. Would I be able to participate in the Intermediate workshop?
I would love to have you in the Intermediate Hoop Dance workshop! This 6 week series focuses on moves that are a bit more advanced but completely achievable. The movements taught during these classes include, Lifts & Lowers, Chicken & Cradle Arm, and Shoulder Hooping, which are perfect for any aspiring Hooper. If you are uncertain or have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

3.) Can I use hula hooping to get in shape? 
Yes! Hooping is a low-impact exercise capable of burning 100 calories in only 10 minutes, all while strengthening and toning your whole body. In fact Karrie, Hoop Love Coach and Founder of Kurrent Motion, lost 75lbs (35kg) from hooping. Also, it is certainly worth mentioning that hooping creates new neural pathways in the brain; keeping the mind sharp and aiding against dementia.