Hooping


The End of Saturday Hoop Classes & the Start of Something New 4

Last Saturday was truly the end of an era, as I held the last ever Saturday hula hoop class at Sam’s Gym in Oldbury.  I have been doing Saturday hoop classes for nearly 4 years, and made some wonderful new friends that I am very glad to have in my […]


Hula Hoop Workshops

My Weapon of Choice for Inclusion & Community Cohesion – a Hula Hoop. Tips for creating an Inclusive Exercise Class.

My passion is hula hooping.  But if you’re reading this you probably know that already. I love it because it’s fun, makes you feel fantastic, and because it’s inclusive and adaptable so that nearly everyone can find their joy of hula hooping. My other passions are inclusion, inclusive exercise, and […]


How a hula hoop took a Brummie hula hooper to No. 10 Downing Street

I never dreamed that when I first picked up a hula hoop around 3 years or so ago, that it would take me to No. 10 Downing Street, the residence of the Prime Minister of Great Britain! I often tell my students in my Birmingham and the West Midlands hula […]


Spinsonic Hoola Academy 2016

Why hula hooping is a fun & effective workout for the body and the mind 2

Every year a new fitness craze fills the dance studios, community centres and sports halls of the nation. You may have tried Bokwa, Poundfit, Prancercise, Clubbercise,Burlesquercise, but did you know that hula hooping has made the transition from children’s toy, to circus act, to a super fun hobby and a […]


Facebook’s copyright violations policy and what you can do

In the online hula hoop community, we like to upload videos to Facebook and Instagram of ourselves hula hooping to or favourite music. I have posted many of myself and other hoopers on my website www.hoopsrock.com Why do we do this? We upload because we like to share our practice, […]


What do Michelle Obama, Usain Bolt, Kelly Osbourne, Haley Reinhardt, Katie Holmes and Grace Jones all have in common?

 They have all been snapped hula hooping, the latest fitness craze for people looking for an alternative to traditional fitness classes and training on gym equipment. While many people think of hula hooping as a children’s activity, with adult sized heavy hula hoops, hooping can burn 7 calories per minute, […]


Spinsonic Entertainment in the press!

I was thrilled to be featured in Woman’s Own magazine last week.  I was splashed across two pages, with a fantastic article about how I began hula hooping, and how it developed into Spinsonic Entertainment,  teaching and performing and selling adult hula hoops online. I have had a lot of […]

Spinsonic Entertainment in Woman's Own

Bimingham MIND

Birmingham MIND and hula hooping for physical and mental wellbeing

I am thrilled to be able to provide hula hoop classes for physical and mental wellbeing at the Birmingham MIND Beechcroft Wellbeing Centre in Erdington.  Readers of this blog will know that I am passionate about promoting the benefits of physical activity (in particular hula hooping!) for physical and mental […]


In praise of hula hooping in small spaces in the winter

Every winter sees a shift in hula hooper’s living arrangements, as furniture is moved to the sides of the room and breakables put away, as we are forced indoors to hula hoop for much of the season.  For hoopers with low ceilings and small rooms hula hooping in small spaces presents a […]


Hula hoop tutorial – how to hula hoop around your waist

Whether you have decided to hula hoop for fun or fitness, the first hurdle many new hoopers face is how to keep it going around your waist! There are some people who are a natural, and can do it instinctively.  For most of us however it is a challenging, sweaty, […]