How To Buy A Hula Hoop
New to hula hooping and wondering what the right hula hoop is for you? Choosing the 'right' hoop can feel like a daunting task. Well, here is a beginner's introduction to the world of hula hoop sizes and tubing
Frequent questions I receive from clients are:
First, know there isn't a golden rule regarding what size hula hoop will be the best fit for you. Second, your fitness goal is the most important thing to consider when purchasing your first hula hoop. However, your height and weight will also factor into your choice.
You must answer the question, what do you want from your hula hoop practice?
Your choice will determine whether you decided on a more substantial, heavier hula hoop or a thinner, lighter one.
When it comes to hoop size, for a beginner, it is best to start with a hula hoop that comes to about 3" above your navel vertically from the floor.
Contrary to what most people think, a larger adult-sized hula hoop is much easier, to learn on-body hooping (using the hula hoop around your hips, shoulders, chest, legs, knees, and head) than a child's hoop. Have you ever picked up a children's hula hoop, and the darn thing just kept falling to the floor? One main reason for this was the size of the hula hoop.
Most hula hoops come in plastic:
When buying your first hoop, remember that size and material do matter:
The size and weight give you more time between your pushes-making it easier for the debutant hooper to understand how to move their body and do basic tricks.
The slower rotation also is a big help when learning new on-body movements (e.g., chest hooping, leg hooping, shoulder hooping, and duck outs).
Tips to keep in mind when buying your first hoop