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 life.


I have also enabled two of my students to go off and become hoop teachers themselves, which is amazing! I am so happy for them and glad I could help them learn how to hoop, how to teach, and gain the confidence to share this with others.  The hula hooping community in the West Midlands is going from strength to strength!

One of them is truly following in my footsteps and working within my own specialism, which is hooping for people with additional needs, physical and learning disabilities and hooping for mental health. I feel very proud to have started them off in their hoop journey and look forward to see how they find their own path.

Seeing how they have taken the learning and support I have given them and created  their own  career as a hoop instructor has given me the impetus to design my own hula hoop teacher training program, with additional modules for children, older adults and adults with additional needs which I look forward to sharing with you soon.

It was a really difficult decision to stop the Saturday classes, but  I decided to consolidate my Friday and Saturday classes into one big class on Friday evenings at Lordswood Boys'School Harborne at 7pm as the two classes were so close together.  It also means I get to have weekends free to do normal life things, hula hoop hen parties, childrens' parties and potter around in the garden!

However, hula hooping never stops! There will be a new Introduction to Hula Hooping Course coming soon to Solihull on Sunday afternoons, so sign up to my mailing list and like my Facebook page to be kept updated.

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

  • Jane Gallimore

    Oh wow Rachel! So wish I lived closer to you. I would love to teach hooping to people with additional needs and for mental health in particular (knowing the positive effect it has on myself). Very best wishes to you for your future plans! X

  • Lorraine Airey

    You mention that hooping is comung to Solihull on Sunday afternoons. Do you have start date & location please? This is something I have always wished I could do & the idea of being able to teach it to people with additional needs or mental health issues is exciting. Regards Lorraine

    • HoopsRock Post author

      It will be at the Flash climbing Centre. I haven’t set the date yet, but it will be an Introduction to Hula Hooping course in the next couple of months. Keep updated on my Facebook page at and I will post it there first. you will love hula hooping! Anyone can do it – it can be challenging, exhausting but so much fun and so rewarding!