Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Hooping has changed my life

I was talking with a reporter from the Port Huron Times Herald on Monday.  She wanted to learn more about hooping.  During the interview I said that hooping has changed my life.  I second guessed myself after I said it.  I thought the reporter would think I was silly.  How can a round piece of plastic change your life?  After reading a blog post on today I know I am not the only one.

Here is the blog post:

I have a spring in my step that I have never felt before.  I find myself walking thru parking lots with a grin on my face for no reason.  I "play" more with my son.  It's as if my hoop has given me permission to act like a kid and not take life so seriously all the time. 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Voice Newspaper Reports on Algonac Hoop Jam

Jeri Packer from the Voice Newspaper contacted me last week to ask some questions regarding our Hoop Jam.  I invited her to join us January 12th.  She interviewed several hoopers and took some video. 

Here is the article with a video:

Thanks for helping spread the word Jeri!

Hoop Workshop/Detroit Fire Guild

I ventured downtown Monday night to attend a hoop workshop with Bonnie from HavenHoopDance.  It was absolutely amazing!  I really enjoyed the exercises that she had us do to get more in tune with our hoops.  Watching her hoop was pretty awesome too.  She has the most serene and graceful hoop style of anyone I have ever watched.  Check out her website:

Bonnie and I also discussed her coming to Algonac to teach a workshop in the future. 

After the workshop I hung out for the open practice that the Detroit Fire Guild holds every other Monday.  It was the first time I had seen a fire hooper in person.  I can not WAIT to start fire hooping!

Here is a link to the DFG's website:

Reminder: No Hoop Jam Thursday due to the elementary school being closed.  We will be back at it on the 26th.

We also need to come up with a name for our hoop group.  Bring your creative ideas with you :)

Happy a beautiful day ~ Lesley

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Special Guest(s) this Thursday 1-12-12

We will have a special guest at our hoop jam this Thursday.  Jeri Packer from the Voice Newspaper will be there to hoop with us and write a story about hooping.
I have not yet confirmed our second special guest but I am working on it.  Ms Olive Oyl is a certified hoop instructor.  She is also a fire hooper.  If she can light a hoop on fire and hoop with that I am sure she can do some pretty amazing things with a regular hoop! 
Exciting stuff going on!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Muscle Memory

I was asked several times at the hoop jam Thursday night why it looked like some people had to try so hard to get the hoop around and others looked like they were barely moving. 

Here is a perfect explanation:

Also, I changed some setting so hopefully you can comment now. 

Have a lovely day!


Friday, January 6, 2012

Couple more things...

What do you think of calling ourselves the Algonac HoopRats?  We are getting our start at Algonac Elementary....home of the Muskrats :)

Also, music is a big part of hooping for me.  If you have a favorite song or two or three please let me know and I will add them to our playlists.

Pure Bliss!

Last night was the first Thursday Hoop Jam.  It was a complete success!  The Algonac Elementary School gym was filled with smiling hooping faces.  I am already counting down till next Thursday!
Thank you to everyone who came out and for those of you who didn't make it...see you next week ;)

I will be at the Algonac Elementary School gym from 6-8 unless the school is closed.  Here is a link to the school calendar

I am not an instructor and their is no format to this class.  If you can't make it at 6 - show up when you can.  Have to leave early - no problem.  Bring a friend.  I have extra hoops.  If you want to buy one so you can practice at home I will bring some that are for sale too!

Haven't hooped in years and think you can't do it?  YOU CAN!  They are adult sized heavy hoops. 

Have a beautiful day and Happy Hooping!


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Chest Hooping Tutorial

This is the best chest hooping tutorial I have found - I know a few of you have been trying really hard :)

Tomorrow is our first of many Thursday Hoop Jams!