Are you hip to hula-hooping? Fashionista Kelly is, and she wants to share the slimming benefits of this retro fitness activity. Kelly told Self magazine that she’s succeeded in maintaining her 70-pound weight loss through using the Hoopnotica hula hoop. And if you think that it’s for children, consider this: One hour burns 400 to 600 calories per hour.
You can try Hoopnotica at home or take a class. To do it at home, you’ll need one of the fitness DVDs, such as Hoopnotica Fitness Hoopdance Hula Hoop (click here to order). You’ll also need a hoop, such as the Hoopnotica Fitness Hoop Combo Kit (click for details). Or, try the Hoopnotica Fitness Arm Hoop Minis Starter Kit (incl. Mini Hula Hoop Pair, Minis DVD Level 1) – click to buy.
“I have a Hoopnotica hula hoop,” Kelly told Self. “I use it every day, and it’s made my back and arms stronger, and my waist has gone down 2 inches! On Saturday nights my friends and I put on ridiculous outfits and hula-hoop.”
But you don’t need the outfits to benefit from it. Jackie Hesley, a certified Hoopnotica instructor, told ABC News that the moves incorporate “cardio and strength training.”
After losing 50 pounds in six months, Jackie is a believer, adding, “”You tighten up the sides of your body and you tighten up your center or your hips or your legs.”