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

Hula hooping Guinness World Record  Jemma Morgan

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. 

 

 

We did it!

In fact the campaign is currently 114% funded. I'm so happy! SO HAPPY! 

Honestly when I launched this campaign I was nothing short of terrified. I was so worried about putting myself out there. What if I failed? How would I show my face in public again. 

I've always let fear of failure get the better of me and it took a lot of encouragement from friends and family for me to launch this campaign. 

The first few contributions brought tears to my eyes. It was so reassuring to see that my students were willing to support me and also that they wanted the hoops. So the first week was pretty easy and then it slowed down... For almost 2 weeks that number only moved a little bit and only occasionally. I worried that I wasn't going to make it. Again that fear of failure reared its ugly head and I seriously thought about putting my head in the sand and pretending there was no crowd funding campaign. 

But that's the thing about putting yourself out there, you're accountable and everyone was asking how the crowd funding was tracking. So rather than putting my head in the sand I realised it was time to knuckle down, not time to give up! 

So I got some advice from the lovely people at Spacecubed and I made sure I talked to everyone of my students about the crowd funding campaign. I did some things that were well out of my comfort zone. The text marketing was one of them and giving out flyers at Vic Park Farmers Market (big thanks to Katie Mills for keeping me company).

It's been so much fun watching that effort pay off. I can't tell you how addicted I became to refreshing the crowd funding page!

I actually feel a bit emotional now that we have reached the target. I'm immediately thinking about the next big challenge. The success of the campaign has really inspired me to keep challenging myself and see where we can take Happy Healthy Hoops. I'm of course going to give myself the time to celebrate this victory (there is a glass of bubbles with my name on it at home) but I'm already feeling determined that I'm not going to let fear of failure hold me back, not again! So watch this space there are even bigger and better, Happier Healthier and Hoopier things in this pipe line! 

x Bree

P.S. You can still contribute until the campaign ends. Remember it is cheaper to purchase through the crowd funding that it will be to get one later.