Monday, June 11, 2012
I decided to check out what my city had to offer as far as hooping goes. I mean really, there is only so much I can learn on my on without a fresh point of view.
I found two people who host classes, however one just finished her session until September and the other has 2 left. She said I can drop in and pay just for the last two which works out great! I will try tonight and see what I can learn.
I also found a Facebook page for local hoopers. Apparently they have a SinJam weekly on Sundays near my end of the city. It's a sunset SpinJam and there were several people there with varying levels of skill. Surprisingly I was not the lowest on the totem poll....CLOSE, but not last!
They had advertised a Hoop Picnic for earlier but I had a nasty migraine all day so I decided to skip that event. Kinda wish I hadn't but, you can't change that!
I went with my daughter and although it was a 2 hour thing, we stayed for a bit over an hour then left. We were both pretty tired and I had actually hooped for an hour at home before going so I had lost my hooping feeling.
We were AMAZED at the stuff people were doing, it was GREAT!! The woman running the thing came over and gave us some pointers which was great. It turns out she is the one who teaches the class I want to join in September.
We hooped on the beach, which for me was challenging. For one, it's harder to get your footing and having broken my ankle a few years ago, made it a bit challenging. The other thing was that I can not stand being barefoot EVER. So I kept my shoes on, then the stand got in them and YUCK!
My daughter and EVERY other human being there was barefoot. One woman actually wore her socks only. Still, it was not gonna happen for me I tell ya!
All and all we both enjoyed it and we had a spectacular sunset. So It was great for us to do. I burned nearly 1K cals during both my hoop sessions so I am thrilled about that too, considering when I started my calorie burn was at 1100 and by the time I got home it was at 2450!!!
Here are a few pics of our sunset Spin:
They even had people balancing on this 'tight rope'. it was Awesome!!!