July 14, 2013

Hoopnotica Review

Workouts shouldn’t be boring. They should make you motivated and want to do it again. If you are looking for a fun workout that feels more like playtime, check out the Hoopnotica hula hoop.

Hoopnotica Dance
When was the last time you laughed on a treadmill? Turn up the fun on your workout with one of the hottest new ways to burn fat, build muscle, and improve balance and coordination. 

HoopnoticaDance provides a low-impact, fat-blasting cardio experience that will leave you feeling strong, inspired, and incredibly sexy. Build your best body and engaage your mind with HoopnoticaDance which pairs elements of belly dance, hip hop, and rhythmic movement with the resistance training only a hula hoop can provide!
Come out to play!” – Hoopnotica.com

My Thoughts
Hula Hooping is a really fun workout. As a kid, I would listen to music in the garage and hula hoop for hours. I never considered it exercise. It was fun. As an adult, I do admit, I do not exercise as much as I should. I find treadmills to be boring hamster wheels, and don’t even get me started with crazy looking workout equipment that should really just be called torture devices.

When I saw that hula hooping could be considered a workout, a light bulb went off in my head. I instantly remembered being the hula hoop champion in my subdivision, and thought that this would be a fun workout that I could do. To be fair, I haven’t picked up a hula hoop for probably over 15 years, but I thought it would be just like riding a bike – you don’t forget, right?

Well, it isn’t quite as easy as remembering how to ride a bike. Bodies change with age, if you know what I mean. However, it can be done, even if you aren’t as skinny as you were as a kid.

 I was really excited to try out the Hoopnotica hoop when I got it, so I put it together and tested it out. I tried out the Total Knockout Starter Kit, which is really a great kit for beginners to start out with. It didn’t stay up for long at first, but I kept trying. Eventually, with the help of the DVD, I was able to re-learn how to hula hoop and keep it up to effectively workout with.

The hula hoop itself is pretty, and lightweight without being too light. It has an extra weight to it which helps it to stay up, but it doesn’t hurt you when you are using it either. The tape on it looks good, but more importantly, it is functional. It helps the user keep the hoop up, too.

Not only is hula hooping fun, it is also a great workout! Just doing a basic hula hoop stance can burn some serious calories per hour – about 400! The Hoopnotica DVDs show you how to hula hoop with some flair, which will also make this workout fun, and never like a boring hamster wheel.

I used the Hoopnotica hula hoop for 15-45 minutes per day for 2 weeks, and I lost 2-3 lbs. I didn’t change my diet in any way; I just added this in to my routine. Not everyone will have these results, so I can’t guarantee it will work for you. I would however, place my bets on this being one of the most fun workouts you have had.

So, get off your hamster wheel, and start exercising the fun way with Hoopnotica! I highly recommend it.

* Thank you to the amazing people at Hoopnotica.com for providing me with the total knockout starter kit for review. All opinions expressed are my own.


Sienna said...

I just found your Blog and am loving it, girl! Great job on it (love the geisha pic at the top too) .

I have this magazine with Kelly on it about hooping. I was thinking about trying it out but unsure if it would be good for me. Seeing this review now makes me want to try it out. I'm also not a skinny-mini so knowing you can do it even you aren't a size 2 is refreshing. Thanks for the review!

Laura said...

Hi Sheri! I LOVED hooping as a kid, too. I never thought that this would be considered a WORKOUT. How glad am I to come across this post today! What a fun new way to look at working out!