Kaitlyn Guinness World Record - Most Hula Hoops Spun Simultaneously by a Team

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Kaitlyn

Age: 26

How long have you been hooping for?

5/6 years

What made you start hooping?

Fitness

Kaitlyn Watts Hula Hoop World Record

How many hoops?

Go to our instagram to guess how many hoops Kaitlyn spun??

What was your favourite thing about training for the GWR?

Bonding with the team. #Hoop fam

What was the hardest thing about training for the GWR?

Finding the time to practice. But we did it. Yay!

Why did you want to be part of the record?

Goals! It was nice to have something to aspire towards

What was it like on the day? Were you nervous?

I didn’t think I would be... but as the timer counted down I felt a little knot in my stomach.

How does it feel to hold the GWR?

Hoop-tastic!

Sophie Guinness World Record - Most Hula Hoops Spun Simultaneously by a Team

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Sophie

Age: 38

How long have you been hooping for?

3.5 years

What made you start hooping?

A girl had a hoop at an event and I asked if I could have a go ...and that was it...hooked!

Sophie Spinderalla All the Lights Hula Hoop World Record

How many hoops?

Go to our instagram to guess how many hoops Sophie spun??

What was your favourite thing about training for the GWR?

Meeting new Hooper's & working together to achieve a goal.

What was the hardest thing about training for the GWR?

The bruising! I wanted to train more but physically I couldn't always do that!

Why did you want to be part of the record?

The opportunity to break a world record as a team- what an achievement. Was a great challenge!

What was it like on the day? Were you nervous?

I perform a lot, in front of big crowds & I get a little nervous, but the day we were breaking the GWR- I haven't felt nerves like it in many many years. There was a point my legs were shaking with nerves! I just wanted to go well for the team :)

How does it feel to hold the GWR?

It feels quite surreal, such a huge a achievement. I am so proud to have worked with an amazing team . My heart is full!!

Jemma Morgan Guinness World Record - Most Hula Hoops Spun Simultaneously by a Team

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Jemma Morgan

Age: 33

How long have you been hooping for?

4ish years

What made you start hooping?

It looked like a fun way to get some exercise!

Jemma Morgan Hula Hoop World Record

How many hoops?

Go to our instagram to guess how many hoops Jemma spun??

What was your favourite thing about training for the GWR?

Having a hoop goal to work towards! And of course spending time training with such a great bunch of supportive women!

What was the hardest thing about training for the GWR?

The hardest thing was NOT training when I managed to injure myself.

Why did you want to be part of the record?

For a fun personal challenge! Any reason to get the hoops out is good enough for me.

What was it like on the day? Were you nervous?

I was very nervous on the day! I’d love to say I was 100% confident going in, but that would be a lie. After, lots of relief, happiness and pride in myself and the team! Also, I felt determined that we were all going to come back and do this again, even better!!

How does it feel to hold the GWR?

Great! Feeling proud, and excited for my next hoop challenge already!

2015 it's a wrap

I'm so proud of what I have managed to achieve this year with Happy Healthy Hoops. In June I was awarder the Spacecubed scholarship.  In July we closed our crowd funding campaign at 35% above target. In September the Happy Healthy Hoop Troupe gave a spectacular debut performance. And in November I broke the World Record for the most hula hoops spun by an individual. And in December we won Optus BigUps. I could not have done any of this with out your support. 

It honestly feels like 2 or 3 years have passed, so much has happened. When I came back to Perth in October 2014 I had no idea what I was in for. Would Perth like hooping? Where would I teach? Where would I get hoops from? 

It has been such a brilliant year that it's hard to even think about how I could possibly top it. But as I have learnt over the 3.5 years I have been hooping the bigger you dream the bigger you achieve. Watch out 2016!!!

I got lost in YouTube

If you are a hooper you will already know what happened. I started with the best intentions, I was going to get a lot of work done but before I knew it I was on YouTube watching hoop video after hoop video. Hours of my life gone but lucky for me (and for you) I'm a hoop teacher and I can consider this stuff part of my job. 

A couple of weeks ago Kaitlyn from our Wednesday night hoop dance class brought in her new LED hoop. As someone who has never owned one myself I was in ore of the flashing lights and who knew hoops could be so complex, this smart hoop came with a controller the size of my iPhone with just as many buttons and features built in. 

Alas my YouTubing is all LED!!! These are my three favs. They are damn sexy hoopers too.