When I saw this video on YouTube it made me smile right to the end so I decided to find out more about Yvonne. Here is our interview.
Tell me a little bit about yourself? My name is Yvonne, I’m 52 and I have 2 daughters Astin and Ashlyn. I’m in a long term relationship with Prince , I have 3 grand children Tatiyana 5 Christian 2 and Jayden 8 months I’m from New Jersey.
What inspired you to start Hooping? As a child I was the only daughter out of 3 brothers so I had to find games that I could play alone like jump rope, jacks and the hula hoop, and always loved it. It’s been years since I even seen a hula hoop, so one day last year I was looking at YouTube videos and came across a video of Ji Min Hwang that young lady was throwing that hoop all over her body and I was hooked all over again. I started looking at more and more videos trying to learn this thing called hoop dance which I had never heard of and then I seen mini hoops which I never knew there was such a things, so I ordered me a hoop and began practicing. And I fell in love all over again.
What is your favourite trick? The trick I’m working on now is hooping on my foot and on one leg can’t wait to get that down pack.
What has changed for you since you started hooping? I’ve been hooping for a year now and can’t imagine it not in my life. I use hooping to maintain the weight I have loss and to keep my in shape I hoop at least 4 times a week.
What would you like to do with your hooping in the future? There are no hoopers in my town and I had made it my mission to change that and I will be spreading the word that the hula hoop is back. All my grand children will be learning to hoop my granddaughter Tatiyana been hooping since she was 3 she is 5 now and loves it
If you would like to see more you can follow Yvonne on Twitter @katana229