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Mental Health Awareness Week & How Hula Hooping Can Help Your Mental Health

It is Mental Health Awareness Week. Shout out to all the people struggling to get through each day. Shout out to all those who are not doing too badly at the moment but waiting for the Black Dog to reappear.  Shout out to everyone fighting their own personal battles and […]

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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 […]


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

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 […]


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 […]


Stay Hydrated While You’re Hula Hooping!

The Importance of Staying Hydrated In our daily lives, we often neglect our bodies need to stay adequately hydrated. Many of us will have heard that drinking 6-8 glasses of water a day is recommended,but how many of us actually manage that? It’s not easy, especially with all the essential […]

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Hula Hooping in Oldbuy at the Christmas Lights Switch On

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 for Physical and Mental Wellbeing 1

  Stress, anxiety and depression are increasingly common in our society.    It is a subject that is very close to me having fought my own mental health battles.  Having found hula hooping at a particularly low point in my life, at first I wasn’t aware of the physical and […]

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