Hula Hoop

Hula hooping involves spinning a hoop around the waist, limbs, or neck through rhythmic movements. Originating as a form of play, it has evolved into a fitness activity and a form of artistic expression. Hula hooping can improve coordination, flexibility, and core strength. It’s suitable for all ages and skill levels, offering a fun way to exercise and express creativity.


  • Physical Fitness: Enhances cardiovascular health, burns calories, and builds core strength.
  • Improves Coordination: Develops motor skills and balance.
  • Stress Relief: Acts as a form of meditation, reducing stress and increasing mental well-being.
  • Creativity and Self-Expression: Allows for artistic expression through movement and dance.


  • Websites: Hoopnotica and provide tutorials, tips, and community support.
  • YouTube Channels: Deanne Love offers a wide range of tutorials for all skill levels.
  • Books: “Hoopdance Revolution: Mindfulness in Motion” by Jan Camp on Amazon explores the art and practice of hooping.

Best Age to Start

Children as young as 4 years old can start with simple hooping around the waist, with more complex tricks and routines being suitable for older children and adults. There is no upper age limit, making it a versatile activity for all ages.

Equipment and Materials Needed

  • Hula Hoop: Approx. $20-$50 for a quality hoop suitable for beginners or advanced hoopers. Prices vary for LED or weighted hoops.
  • Space: A clear, open area is necessary for practice.
  • Weekly/Monthly Cost: Minimal, primarily the initial purchase of the hoop. No ongoing costs unless replacing or upgrading equipment.
  • Membership Fees: Not applicable, unless participating in classes or workshops, which can range from $10 to $30 per session.

Starting Tips

  • Choose the Right Hoop: A larger, heavier hoop rotates more slowly, making it easier for beginners.
  • Start Simple: Begin with waist hooping and gradually try moving the hoop up and down your body.
  • Practice Regularly: Consistency is key to developing coordination and skill.
  • Watch Tutorials: Online tutorials can offer guidance and inspiration for new moves and techniques.

Recommended Frequency

Practicing hula hooping for at least 10-15 minutes a day can significantly improve skill and provide a moderate workout. Longer sessions or more frequent practice can enhance benefits.

Requirements/Tasks to Master Hula Hoop

  • Waist Hooping: Consistently keep the hoop spinning around the waist for extended periods.
  • Limb Hooping: Ability to hoop around arms and legs.
  • Tricks and Transitions: Master a variety of tricks and smoothly transition between them.
  • Routine Creation: Choreograph routines that incorporate various moves and demonstrate fluidity and creativity.

Famous People Known for Hula Hoop

  1. Grace Jones – Known for her hula hoop performance during live shows, especially her iconic performance at Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee Concert.
  2. Marawa the Amazing – Holds multiple world records for hula hooping and is renowned for her performances and skill.

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