Saturday, February 11, 2012
Did you know that hooping is really great cardio and really popular right now? I only recently became aware of that! Hey can one of you who does hooping (MostMom?) please comment what are the average calories burned per 10 mins of hooping, please?
I used to use a hula hoop when I was a kid and I loved it so much, that I imagine I'll enjoy it again. But you don't get a crummy one from a dollar store or toy store or dept. store!! You get a real one made by someone who DOES this sort of thing professionally so that it is a good quality, the right size and weight for your body, not molded plastic.
I got mine from Spellbound Hoops on etsy because I fell in love with this one and it was a good price. Most of the ones I found are $30-50 plus $10 shipping. This was $20 plus $8 shipping. I got Sport weight - 160 psi and 42", but she said she'd add a few inches more for me when I told her my dimensions. Then I ordered a kid's one ($15) - Zippy weight 115 psi and 30" wide with matching design for Nicholas's birthday which is coming in 11 days! Oh, and they are having a 15% off sale through Feb. I had not seen that discount promo code (homepage of her etsy) before I paid, but Michala gave me a refund for the discount, which is truly amazing customer service!!
I'll have it in a few days. They are custom made. This one is the Chakra hoop because the colors change as you go around it and match chakra colors. Most hoops have one solid background with a variety of tapes on top, so this was very different.