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My First SpinJam!

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! emoticon

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!!!

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Here are a few pics of our sunset Spin:









They even had people balancing on this 'tight rope'. it was Awesome!!!

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  • CHIRPYBIRD
    The photos look fantastic, hooping must be really fun and good for bringing spirits up.
    2949 days ago
  • SJKENT1
    I love to hoop barefoot except when that hoop comes a'crashin' down on my unprotected tootsies.

    Shoes are the first thing off when I get home. Yep I'm a barefoot'r when ever I can.

    Glad you joined the group.

    I wish we had classes. Maybe once I get grooving on the hoop, I'll be the one to start a class.
    2953 days ago
  • no profile photo CURVYELVIESAYS
    I think it was great. You look cool with them shoes on! I am a barefoot kinda of person. You really are doing great hooping for an hour. The pics were awesome. emoticon
    2953 days ago
  • FREELY-LYNN77
    Cool! What a nice way to get out and do different things with people, and you DD, how sweet... Keep up the good work. Love the pics. You are so thin, and you look great.

    2953 days ago
  • ANGELWENDYMAMA
    OMG sunset SpinJam (not SinJam as you typoed in one spot.. LOL) looks and sounds SOOO cool! I would LOVE that! Didn't know you lived so close to the beach. Where are you located? Hurray about a class. I really don't think there is anything in MY area.. :(
    2953 days ago
  • LILYPAD12311
    sounds like you had a wonderful time,,,,,, so awesome that your daughter joins you "hooping",,,,,, very cool..... I love the pic of you hooping into the sunset! LOL You have a wonderful spirit and are a very determined lady,,,, keep it up ,,, amazing how many calories you burned hooping,,,, I can barely get in 5 rotations,,,, I get more exercised picking up the hoop! LOL As always,,, thanks for sharing! emoticon
    2953 days ago
  • BLUE48DOWN
    What a great way to take the hooping further!
    2954 days ago
  • CARMEL_466
    Beautiful and so peaceful looking. I hate the outdoors but looking at these pictures, I could see myself sitting out there watching the sun go down. Thanks so much for sharing them with us. I would take my shoes off in a second... this country girl is shoe-less most of the time..lol

    2954 days ago
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