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When I first started hooping some ten+ years ago, there were not that many people hooping in my then little community of Ojai, CA. I would hoop in my backyard on a regular basis as my everyday fitness, but I also longed for some quality time to be with others and hooping. So, I decided to take some hoops to a local park and hoop it up. At first, it took a little courage to be out in the public to play with my hoop, but it doesn’t take long before a curious onlooker comes over and inquires about the activity. Usually it comes in the form of a question or comment like; “Wow, is that a hula hoop? or “That looks like fun, but I have never been able to hula hoop,” which leads to a perfect opportunity to share the joys of hooping. It takes just a couple of minutes to give some tips on basic hooping and that’s how it happens, before long there will be others who come along to give it a whirl.
Initially, I would take my boom box and organize a good playlist on my ipod to play while hooping in the park, and then I discovered that there was a local drumming circle in that same park on another day, and thought this might add even more to the experience. It didn’t take long for a hooping community to be born and it became a regular weekly event. Years later, this hooping community continues to come together and while the faces come and go with change, the continuity of the hooping and drumming has become a regular and expected event, with an open invite for anyone to come and participate.
Getting a hoop community going in your own neighborhood is easy. First, choose a time that you can initially commit to on a weekly basis, and a time that is generally open for most people. Late afternoons in the middle of the week are good or a weekend afternoon is also a good choice. Secondly, choose a safe and public location that is centrally located in your town or city and has parking. Also, consider shade and a level surface for hooping, also check to see that it doesn’t conflict with other activities or events happening in that same location. If it is a public park, you may want to consider checking with the Parks and Recreation department to see if there are any permits needed. Lastly, bring some hoops along to share and possibly for others to purchase. You will find that as people in your community become interested in hooping they will want to have their own hoop, which provides another perfect opportunity to perhaps generate a little extra income. Bodyhoops provides the best in fitness and dance hoops for youth and adults and offers the best pricing for bulk orders. You can purchase a bundle of hoops at 50% the retail cost and then resell them to make a profit (10 pack minimum purchase). Hooping promotes a healthy positive lifestyle and hooping is such a fun way to get people together to experience the joys of dance and movement. Getting a hoop community going in your area is an easy and fun way to give back to your community by providing a positive healthy activity for all ages to enjoy and experience.
One of my favorite every day fitness classes that I like to teach and practice is Zumba fitness. Zumba is a fusion of mostly Latin inspired and world rhythms, dance steps and aerobics which create an exciting and effective fitness program. The class format uses interval training, which combines fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body and burn fat! You can expect to burn a lot of calories in this fun fast paced workout. The dance steps are easy to follow and include body sculpting exercises that target the butt, legs, arms, core, abs and the most important muscle in the body, the heart. If you love to dance, then you will enjoy the “fun” aspects of Zumba, the music will keep you moving and grooving. Experienced and non-experienced dancers can enjoy the dance steps to the individual level and pace. The music and dance steps are different, fun and can create a party-like atmosphere. The music is what motivates participants to include this workout in their everyday fitness or at least once or twice a week where they can get to a class. I started teaching Zumba about two years ago, after I completed the Zumba basic teacher training program. As a licensed instructor, I can enjoy being part of a large international network of teachers, and receive monthly music with new choreography to use in my classes, which keeps things interesting, and fresh, as you can learn the latest dance steps and workouts. Presently, I teach about 4-5 Zumba fitness classes a week, and practice often, so it feels like this program has definitely become a part of my everyday fitness. I love to Zumba!
The advantages of working with staff training in a private studio
Personal Training has become a very popular service today. You can easily find a trainer to help you achieve your fitness goals all over the place. You’ll see the instructors who work with members of the gym, teaching away from beaches and parks, or even have a coach to visit your home to workout. You can get great results from one of these methods. The main concern is that you choose a certified trainer who is motivated and helps you to stay motivated. In addition to all these placesto workout with a trainer, private studios are increasingly emerging. Is it better than other places to train? While any place where you can train with a certified personal trainer is beneficial, working in a private studio may have more appeal. First, consider the type of coaches to find at a gym. Let me begin by explaining that many coaches who work hard in the gym can be a success. Not only is certification important, but finding the right trainer who can specifically work with your needs and has a wide range of exercise and workout knowledge to work with special populations conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, low back pain and arthritis. If you see a coach who continues to train each client, with the same routine for each may not be your best choice. Even if the coach is certified and with some experience, the club will not do much to improve their education. Their main concern is that the coach can sell personal training packages and supplements. They spend most of their time teaching the coach to be a best seller, and does not improve professional competence. Until sales are rising, no matter if you’re a good coach or not. It is they who will be promoted to managers to teach others how to sell, not how to train. Most studios want to presume to have the best personal trainers in their respective fields. These people take their work seriously and constantly strive to learn more and do a better job. When you meet with your coach, you should hear them mention attending various conferences and fitness workshops to show they are trying to improve its service to you and gain knowledge on the latest and safest fitness trends. Obviously working with a private trainer in your home is going to be advantageous. If you’ve ever tried to work in club, you will understand my next point gyms can be very crowded and the trainers can be impersonal giving you the same workout they did for the previous person. At a private studio, you will not have all the equipment that would a gym, but you get what you need as well as a trainer to show you new exercises that you never thought existed. Not only is it for you, but your personal trainer will be able to help you improve. A trainer in a gym could be really great but you will have to determine that for what you are wanting target in your exercise program. Fitness Studio