From Frugivore —

Ah childhood! Those carefree days oh so long ago when we would go outside and run around all day innocently burning calories and eating whatever we wanted without a trouble in the world. One of the best toys from our wonder years had to be the hula hoop! All a hula hoop was back then was a big plastic ring that we entertained ourselves with for hours by simply trying to get it to stay put on our non existent hips (or feet and hands, if you really had skills). Now as adults we think out hula hooping days are over, but that couldn’t be far from the truth!

Back in the day playing around with a hula hoop was just fun, but now as an adult, it’s also a great workout. Don’t believe me? Enter former Hoopnotica master trainer Jocelyn Gordon and her HoopYogini™ workout. Jocelyn brings the sexy back to hula hooping “as a fun fitness, dance, meditation and art Holistic Conditioning experience that utilizes the modern adult-size hula hoop for flow, self-awareness and as a functional fitness tool to strengthen and stretch the body.” She recently dished out some great tips for beginners looking to get fit and reclaim some of their lost youth.

Get An Adult Size Hoop

Jocelyn’s first tip for Hula-Hooping newbies is to invest in an adult sized hoop so you can build up your strength and relationship with the sport. A large hoop will help newbies get a feel for the hoop and creat a really good vibe with it.

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  • Bri

    Great workout! You would think that it wouldn’t be much, but after 15 minutes, it’s exhausting! Especially if you use a weighted hula hoop.

  • Thank you Clutch magazine for posting this article! Hooping has enhanced my life in many ways including expanding my creativity, deepening my understanding of polarity and balance (energy in motion, as above so below, become the center around which life spins), widening my circle of community, and allowing me a right livelihood of service rooted in joy and embodiment. HoopYogini™ is birthed from this abundance and I’m so excited to soon announce dates for the inaugural HoopYogini™ Embodied Leadership Training. Yay! Readers, please consider joining me online for Skype classes, in Big Sur for delicious weekend immersions, or in Bali for fulfilling retreats. I look forward to dancing with you!

    http://jocelyngordon.com/events/hooplibations-big-sur-oct-2012/