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Michigan Girl’s Feat Is One For The Record Books

Michigan Girl’s Feat Is One For The Record Books

A nine year old Michigan student has grabbed her second Guiness World Record. Mridual Shanker completed 166 rotations of a hoop around her ankle in just one minute, while standing on one foot. Mridaul’s Ann Arbor classmates cheered her on while she set the record. Her first world record was 215 rotations around her waist […]

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Pink Hoops For Breast Cancer Awareness

Pink Hoops For Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and there are lots of special events and fundraisers for this great cause. Hoopers are included in the awareness and fundraising efforts. What could be better than making a pink hoop as part of your promotion.  

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How Did We Miss This?

How Did We Miss This?

It turns out the Oct. was “World Hoop Day”, and we completely overlooked it.  It is already on our calendar for next year. World Hoop Day, sponsored (no surprise here) by “World Hoop Day” is an international celebration of all things hoop.  Their mission is to “bring joy through the importance of play to children […]

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Google Plus Challenges You Tube As A Host For Hooping Videos

Google Plus Challenges You Tube As A Host For Hooping Videos

Everybody knows that you can see some amazing (and not so amazing) hooping videos on You Tube. It turns out that Google+ is another great place to catch some hooping. Just put “hooping” in your Google Plus search bar.      

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This Might Be Fun, But Is It “$400 A Day Fun”?

This Might Be Fun, But Is It “$400 A Day Fun”?

The Fairmont Hotel chain has jumped on the hooping for fitness bandwagon with their “on the go” fitness program. The Fairmon Kea Lani in Hawaii features  hula hooping as one of their spa activities. It seems that if you’re going to spend the time and money to go to a luxury resort in Hawaii, you […]

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Let’s Make Up A Record So We Can Break It

Let’s Make Up A Record So We Can Break It

The good people of Southampton, England must have wanted to break a world record in the worst kind of way. They searched long and hard and finally came up with “the longest chain of people to pass throught a hula hoop“. Then they rounded up the junior high school kids and a few other neighbors […]

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Maybe She Should Change Her Name To “Hooprah”

Maybe She Should Change Her Name To “Hooprah”

It seems like Oprah Winfrey is making herself a regular on the hooping scene. After appearing with a purple hula hoop in her front yard to mark the success of her newest film, The Butler (we’re still trying to figure out that connection), she is at it again. This time the”queen of all media” is […]

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Has Hooping Gone “En Pointe”

Has Hooping Gone “En Pointe”

At first glance it might look like the classical art of ballet has adopted hooping and added it to its repertoire. Not quite yet, but maybe it could happen. The Carolina Ballet Theatre in Greenville, SC recently sponsored an evening of hooping in their performance space. A group of about ten women have been meeting […]

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Stub Hub Championship Leaves Something To Be Desired

Stub Hub Championship Leaves Something To Be Desired

When we heard that Stub Hub, the giant ticket reseller, was going to sponsor something they called the Stub Hub Championship for hooping at the US Cellular Field during a Chicago White Sox game, we expected some major league hooping. Sadly, that was not the case.  Take a look for yourself      

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Hooping Set To Sky Rocket, Due To “Oprah’s Hoop Club

Hooping Set To Sky Rocket, Due To “Oprah’s Hoop Club

All marketers know that an endorsement from Oprah Winfrey is like a license to print money. Oprah’s Book Club is a great example. Oprah endorses your book and it is an instant best seller. Hoop makers and decorators better get ready. Oprah has you in her sights. In what might be best described as “just […]

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