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Want to learn how to hula hoop? There are so many amazing resources available online for learning how to Hula Hoop. Adult, child, or grandparent (we see you!) - it's never too late to start. So lets pick up your hoop and give it a go.
Where Do I Start?
The best place to start is the Hoop Lovers 7 Day Waist Hooping Challenge. It is 100% FREE and provides an easy to follow detailed breakdown of the tips and techniques used to keep that hoop on your waist. The best part is - it's online! This gives you plenty of room to learn the basics in your own time and in your own space. Waist hooping is the foundation of all things hula and will set you on your path to mastering on-body rotation. It is not always easy and can take lots of practice, but stick to it and we guarantee it gets easier. Practicing waist hooping with proper technique is also a great way to get those abs firing, sweat pouring and even work on your posture all at once.
What Hoop Do I Need?
The hoop you want to start with will depend on your age, height and body size. For an adult, we would recommend starting with a HDPE hoop. These are heavy and the weight of the hoop helps to make learning on-body rotations so much easier. The bigger the better for a beginner - we recommend measuring from the floor up to your belly button as a great starting out size. If you are feeling a bit more confident, or if perhaps you have a more slender frame, then anywhere between "floor - pelvis" and "floor - belly button" will work great. An adult beginner hoop is generally somewhere in the 85-100cm range. For kids we would recommend a light weight hoop such as PE, and generally sized from 70cm upwards is a great starting point.
Want an excuse for crafting? We got you! You can buy a Naked Hoop from Disco Hoops and tape it yourself, or make it from scratch using our DIY Hoop Kit. Choose from HDPE or PE, either of these options are great for adults and kids alike. Decorate it with any of our amazing sparkly tapes, or for a cheaper option grab some coloured electrical tape from the hardware store and get wrapping!
How Do I Learn More Hoop Tricks?
Once you have mastered your basics it's time to get some more tricks under your belt. We always recommend checking out the local hoopers in your area and getting in touch about their beginner friendly classes and workshops. The hooping community is a fantastic and safe place place to learn, grow and make new friends. If that's not possible, the next step is to head online and check out the plethora of resources available world wide. Some of our online favorites are:
Hoop Dance Flow for Total Beginners - As titled, a great place to start to unlock your first hoop tricks.
Total Hoop Lover Bundle - Learn over 150 hoop dance moves, this is a complete package packed full of bang for your buck.
Expand Your Flow Bundle - A 2-for-1 hoop moves starter pack.
Have more questions? Leave a comment below! Happy hooping