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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 […]


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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 […]


New hula hoop class coming to Thimblemill Library in Smethwick

New hoop class news! Adult hula hoop class comes to Thimblemill Library! Every Tuesday, starting 18th October, from 6.30-7.30/, £5 per person, hoops provided. Hula hooping surrounded by books – what could be better! Please see my hula hoop classes page for all the info on this and my other […]

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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, […]


Three life lessons that hula hooping has taught me

There are  lessons I have learned about hula hooping that relate to so much more than the act of hula hooping.  Here are three lessons that I learned from my hula hooping activities that have had an impact on the rest of my life.   1) When a task, a  plan, a […]


Spinsonic Entertainment in Woman's Own

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 […]


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, […]


Weekly Drop In Hula Hoop Class for Fun & Fitness Returning on Saturday 9th January 2015.

The Spinsonic Hoola Academy Hula Hoop Class for all levels is a  drop in class every Saturday from 1pm – 2pm at Sam’s Health and Fitness, Wolverhampton Road, Oldbury (attached to the Oldbury College of Sport).  First timers always welcome! This is a friendly, fun class where you can learn to hula […]


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 […]