Day 31 of Firsts: Adult Hula Hoop

31 Jan

Continuity gives us roots; change gives us branches, letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights. ~Pauline R. Kezer

Today was a perfect example of why I love this adventure in Firsts.  Jennifer Rice was one of the first people to reach out to me through email and said TRY THIS for a FIRST: Hula Hooping.  It really wasn’t on my list of things to do.  I didn’t like it as a child. Why would I like it now?

 But Jennifer was so enthusiastic. (I’m a sucker for enthusiasm) Today we met and she showed me why this is not your kid’s Hula Hoop. 

Come on. That’s cool, right?

 Jen says she lost 20 pounds just hula hooping last year. She works for a major drug company and teaches hula hooping exercise classes and makes adult exercise hula hoops with her boyfriend as a hobby business.

She says you can burn 600 calories an hour. I believe it. This is a work out. It took me about a dozen tries to get this going.

I loved this. I bought one of her hula hoops. I might take it to the office. If I’m stressed,  I might just take it out and do a hula hoop break. (I would think it would put any issues in perspective) Jennifer is President and Ringleader of Tailspin and you can find her at

One Response to “Day 31 of Firsts: Adult Hula Hoop”

  1. Anonymous February 3, 2010 at 1:26 pm #

    Hey! I know her!!! I too bought one of Jenn’s custom-made hoops and LOVE IT!!! Exercise can be fun. Who knew!?


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