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Friday, December 02, 2011

Hey guys, bear with me while I geek out a moment. The Godzilla-like audio delay on my video yesterday was making me nuts. I don't want to delete the first blog, I just want to post the video again in a slightly different format, to see if it works. Thanks for being my guinea pigs; you know how I love guinea pigs. :)

ORIGINAL BLOG (good grief Shelli, pull it together) :)
I finally got a chance to report back from my first hoop class. We had SO much fun! I took Audrey, her BFF (Emily) and we met one of my friends and her DD there. Turns out, they cancelled the class at the last minute because the teacher was gone. But all the regular hoopers stayed to hoop, just for fun. The class was a little slice of people pie--all shapes, sizes and different ages. We took our own hoops, (see vlog) but there were plenty there. Somebody plugged in an iPod, cranked up the music and everybody started hooping. There were all different skill levels and everybody was sharing tips and tricks. Hoops were spinning and flying through the air; everybody was laughing and smiling. There was a ton of energy in the room. My friend had never hooped before, but she had a blast. (She ordered her first hoop when she got home.) I was finally able to ask an experienced hooper for help on things that have been stumping me and I was able to share a few tricks too. YouTube tutorials are great, but in-person help makes such a huge difference. Next week is another freestyle class and then the teacher will be back. You can bet I'll be there.

When I got home that night, I thought about what made that evening so much fun. I mean, we were in a gym, sweating up a storm. It was a serious cardio workout. Yet, they had to run us out of there; nobody was ready to stop. That's not normally how I feel about exercise. And then it hit me--when was the last time I was with a group of adults, just to play? No agenda, no competition, no pressure--just pure, joyful play. That's rare! It was like recess, only better, because nobody had cooties. :)

PS: Thanks DAIMERE, for teaching me those behind the back passes. They're fun!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
THECRAZYMANGO 12/2/2011 9:33AM

    Love it! Your video loaded SUPER fast!!! emoticon

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TMW54812 12/2/2011 9:26AM

    Hoop-de-doo! Congrats on finding a fun way to's the holy grail of fitness!

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CBAILEYC 12/2/2011 9:22AM

    You gals are great! Thanks for sharing the fun!

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RUNNER4LIFE08 12/2/2011 9:19AM

    I absolutely LOVE reading your blogs! They are always fun, exciting, bring a smile to my face, and make me laugh. Thank you!

I need to find me some of those hoops. Where do you order yours?

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    Came through great.

You two always have such fun hooping! Great video!

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A_NEW_JAN 12/2/2011 8:46AM

    Both worked fine on my end, but I loved watching it again!

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CONRADBURK 12/2/2011 8:13AM

    This worked for me. The sound was good. Thanks for sharing! WooHoo!
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SUNSHINEGB 12/2/2011 7:59AM

    This one didn't come in for this guinea pig! emoticon
Try again? Can't tell you how much I enjoy watching your 'hooping'!
I spoke too soon, it did come in eventually but a long wait!

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