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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 […]

Spinsonic Hoola Academy 2016

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 […]


Spinsonic hula hooping video in Digbeth, Birmingham

Check out my new video, filmed at the Custard Factory and surrounding area in Digbeth, Birmingham.  The music is Bella Belle, by the Electric Swing Circus available on iTunes here.  They are a 6 piece electro-swing band from Birmingham fusing the best of 20s swing with dirty, awesome, electro beats.  They […]


5 Ways to Support a Healthy (Hooping) Lifestyle

Taking up hula hooping in 2013 was the catalyst for a number of beneficial changes to my lifestyle.  The physical changes that that making healthy choices has had has been astounding.  My energy levels have rocketed.  My skin which was previously tired, dull, and prone to rashes and spots is […]

Hula Hooping in Oldbuy at the Christmas Lights Switch On

What Size and Type of Hula Hoop Do I Need?

I am often asked by students in my class and hula hoop customers about what size and type of hula hoop they should get.  Hoopers who have been using a 25mm MDPE pipe for a while usually really want to get their hands on a polypro, or even two polypros […]


Silencing The Inner Critic

I used to hate the though of uploading videos of my hooping. I look so crap! All the mistakes! The face pulling! I watch myself, and criticise and hate on me. I’m a Mean Girl! When I watch others hoop videos I just think how awesome they are – why […]


Warning: Hooping can seriously help your self confidence!

I am not a confident person. I am a hopeless introvert in fact. I love being alone, apart from hooping my hobbies are reading and knitting. I don’t like parties, large groups of people and definitely do not want to be the centre of attention! So when I uploaded my […]