Did anyone else get a power hoop for Christmas?

(41 Posts)
SundaeGirl Fri 28-Dec-12 17:07:56

I've fancied hula hooping and the DCs have given me a weighted hoop for Christmas.

Anyone else want to do a weight loss/fitness thread and trade tracks to hoop to etc?

I've had mine for a while though it's shoved in the back of a cupboard. I suppose I could dig it out and join you.

SundaeGirl Fri 28-Dec-12 17:58:54

That would be great! I'm full of YouTube enthusiasm right now but I'm pretty sure I'll need company to keep it up.

Just weighed myself (urgh) and about to measure myself...

They are great. I did notice a difference when I was using it daily. I only stopped when my Dp came into the bedroom when I was using it in my bra and knickers and started filming my performance on his phone. I've not recovered from seeing my flab jiggling around on tape.

SundaeGirl Fri 28-Dec-12 19:10:00

ROFL. I can see how that would put you off!

What kind of difference did you notice? I'm pretty much expecting to be Elle Macpherson...

dishwashervodkaanddietirnbru Fri 28-Dec-12 19:34:44

I go to powerhoop classes at our local gym but am still quite rubbish at it. Some of the girls that have been going for a while can do dance moves, jump and go up and down a step all while hooping. I am still getting to grips with keeping the hoop up!

Dh got me a powerhoop for christmas (the 5lb one) so i can practice at home too. I notice a difference in some of the women that go to the classes - their waists are much slimmer and more defined.

I've got quite a lot of loose skin die to a 10 stone weight loss and having 4 kids and even my mum noticed that my stomach didn't look anywhere neat ad saggy aftet just a few weeks. I went down a dress size in around 4 weeks too. It does give you a really defined waist.

Sorry about typos. Stupid phone.

dishwashervodkaanddietirnbru Fri 28-Dec-12 19:50:09

well done on the weight loss - wish I had the motiavtion to lose weight and keep it off! I did go to a powerhoop class today though so thats good.

You'll hate me when I tell you I wasn't even really trying. It all started coming off so easily yet now when I try to lose a few pounds it won't shift.
If you saw all the loose skin on my stomach you'd soon feel better though.

SundaeGirl Sat 29-Dec-12 16:29:39

Wow, 10 stone! How did you do it?

About to settle down to Day 3 of hooping. I am feeling it around my waist a bit but I can't tell if it's just a bit of bruising or if the muscles are starting to work. Do you guys work to a DVD?

dishwashervodkaanddietirnbru Sat 29-Dec-12 16:56:39

After I did my first powerhoop class I had really bad black bruising at my ribs - it looked as if I had been beaten up! I dont get that any more thank goodness.

If you have sky there is a channel that does powerhoop workouts (I think channel 282). I practice in my bedroom at the moment as that is the only room with enough space for the huge hoop I have

dishwashervodkaanddietirnbru Sat 29-Dec-12 16:57:43

have you checked your local gym to see if they do powerhoop classes? I like going to classes as it is more social.

dishwashervodkaanddietirnbru Sat 29-Dec-12 16:58:31

have checked sky and there is a powerhoop workout on channel 282 at 4.30pm tomorrow

The weight first started coming off when I left home in my late teens. I got my first boyfriend then too so was getting more exercise IYSWIM. It was that and cooking for myself so not eating my mums massive portions any more.
I was too skint to afford bus fare so I had to walk everywhere too. I'd already lost loads before I even realised it myself.

SundaeGirl Sat 29-Dec-12 19:37:31

Ouch! Just tried to hoop and had to give up - too bruised! - I think I overdid it yesterday.

Please tell me this improves?!

Haven't got sky but will YouTube the Sky power hoop workout

I want sky now. It might keep me motivated. Has anyone else noticed shoulder pain when hooping?

dishwashervodkaanddietirnbru Sat 29-Dec-12 19:51:57

the powerhoop website says this:

NOTE: Use your hoop for no more than one or two minutes on the first day, and increase gradually as your muscles get stronger. Overuse can results in soreness, and even bruising

When I got bruising after my first hoop class I didnt go back for 2 weeks to let the bruising calm down. I then did 1 class a week and now try to get to 2 classe a week. I dont get bruising now.

dishwashervodkaanddietirnbru Sat 29-Dec-12 19:53:04

p.s. my shoulders do hurt sometimes but I think thats because you tense them when trying to keep your arms out of the way of the hoop

The shoulder pain always puts me off. I've had blisters on my feet too because of the rocking back and forth on them.

MorrisZapp Sat 29-Dec-12 21:07:35

The hoop girl on YouTube (DC hoop collective) is phenomenal. Black, bald and so beautiful. I've inherited SILs unused hoop - will get cracking.

Tabbykat Sun 30-Dec-12 14:07:15

Thanks for the Sky fitness info -have set it up to record and will give it a go! Picked up my hoop yesterday from Argos and have had a couple of goes - absolute agony as it keeps riding up and swinging across my nipples. Strangely enough Jessica Ennis doesn't mention this as a hazard on the box ....hmm

dishwashervodkaanddietirnbru Sun 30-Dec-12 14:51:01

Remember you have to use a back and forward movement rather than a circular movement and it does take a lot of practice.

Oh and remember to hoop in both directions.

dishwashervodkaanddietirnbru Sun 30-Dec-12 16:11:55

And if you are hooping to the right step the right foot forward, if to the left step the left foot forward.

I'll need to get my hoop out to see but I'm sure I do the opposite vodka.

SundaeGirl Mon 31-Dec-12 17:46:16

Still pretty bruised but five days in and my hoop style is improving. Able to hoop around my hips (ish).

Can I admit now that I still haven't ventured into the back of the cupboard to dig out my hoop?
I promise I will join you in the new year.

dishwashervodkaanddietirnbru Mon 31-Dec-12 21:42:29

get it out now! I am trying to do a wee bit each day so I can be a bit better at it by the time I get back to classes in January.

dishwashervodkaanddietirnbru Mon 31-Dec-12 21:43:53

I am hoping it makes a difference - am using the 5lb powerhoop so its fairly heavy

I really want a 5lb one. I don't think mine is even 3lbs. I'll order one in a couple of weeks once I've got back into the swing of things.

SundaeGirl Wed 02-Jan-13 20:35:34

O-Kay, yeah! Just did 7 min warm up (the beautiful DC girl warm up on YouTube) then 14 min hoop boogie. Feeling all glowy now.

I took yesterday off but I think one day out hasn't been a bad thing.

risingsunshine Tue 07-Jan-14 14:48:48

Disclaimer, this thread is is from last Christmas but I am bumping it, because I've heard a lot of good things about exercising with a weighted hoop and want to know if it's all true! grin

To people who were on this thread, how did you get on with it?

And to new people, have you got one and what do you think?! smile

risingsunshine Tue 07-Jan-14 21:53:49

Bump smile

risingsunshine Wed 08-Jan-14 12:41:59

Final bump then I will admit defeat!

RunningKatie Wed 08-Jan-14 14:13:56

smile I have a hoop although no idea what a power hoop is and i used to use a dvd to exercise with.

This thread has made me think about getting it out from behind the heap of rubbish in the bedroom

risingsunshine Wed 08-Jan-14 14:27:31


I am pretty sure a power hoop is just a brand name for a regular weighted hoop. I've ordered one (just a generic one from amazon) and it's going to be delivered tomorrow, I am sooo excited!

I don't have any room in the house big enough though so I'm going to have to do it outside, where I am overlooked but oh we'll, will do it under cover of darkness! wink

I haven't found a single negative review yet, I can't wait to see if it works for me. You should definitely get yours back out!!

PiperChapman Fri 10-Jan-14 12:28:40

I do the odd bit of hooping in front of the tv! As I do a lot of combat and spin classes I don't do it on a daily basis but I whip it out of the downstairs loo three or four times a week and have a little whirl for ten or 15 mins.

I was hilariously bad the first time I tried it but within ten mins of watching a YouTube tutorial I was hooping like a pro

risingsunshine Sat 11-Jan-14 12:09:16

I did some this morning and I have to say it didn't feel like it was very heavy at all... Or even see how it could have any effect on my waistline?!

Of course I couldn't admit this to DH who thinks my new purchase is hilarious and I can't let him know it doesn't work haha!! How long til you saw some results?!

risingsunshine Sat 11-Jan-14 12:12:01

It's a 3lb by the way.

risingsunshine Sun 12-Jan-14 06:04:12

Hmm, none of this fabled bruising either! hmm grin

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