Our Fav Hoopers on Instagram

It's no secret, I'm addict to Instagram. There are so many hoopers on instagram I could easily of a top 100 but I'll start with a top 5. If you're on instagram and you think there is a hooper we should know about tag @happyhealthyhoops so we an check them out. 




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Help! We need your help.

Help! I need somebody. Help. Not just anybody. Help. Yep that's right it's you, I need YOUR help. 

The last 3 years have been a crazy going from accounting to being starting Happy Healthy hood has been a journey of highs and lows. Over the last few months I've been feeling frustrated because there are so many things I want to do with Happy Healthy Hoops and not enough money for me to do them all. So I have decided to take my own advice and ask for help. 

One of my biggest frustrations since I got back to Perth has been getting hoops. The quality of the hoops I had in the UK is amazing, I have hoops that have been used for classes for almost 3 years which are still in perfect condition. 

So I have started a crowd funding campaign to import them from the UK. You can pre-order travel hoops and hand hoops or you can pledge anything from $1 to $2000 and the rewards range from, classes and tops to private workshops for your friends and family. 

Please check out the campaign! I found a great spot in Perth to make the video so I hope you like it. 


I finally got it

Finally!!! I got it. I can do the box split. It has taken so long. In July 2014 I wrote this blog post because my friend Talia had send me a video of her doing the box split and I was so determined to get it. That determination lasted about 8 weeks and then I moved on to something else. 

Then a couple of weeks ago I was inspired by Lisa Lotties Ted Talk and that determination came back and today I got it. Not prefect, not by a long shot but I can do it for about 2 seconds. 

Massive thank you to Talia for challenging me in the first place and to Polly Hoops for trying to teach it too me. Even though I didn't get it straight away I still had your tips in my mind when I got it. Jennie Brennen for all her tips, Lisa Lottie for the inspiration and Katie for practicing with me yesterday. 

I hooped so hard it hurt

Every step hurts, my legs feel like they have been stretched to the point of breaking and I am discovering fresh bruises everywhere. And it’s all thanks to this video from Lisa Lottie. I watched it on Easter Saturday and immediately felt compelled to pick up my hoops and practise. 

I’ll be honest lately I have been lacking inspiration. Teaching 19 classes a week and dealing with all the highs and lows that come with running a new business I’m exhausted, frustrated, angry even. I actually stopped hooping for myself. 

But watching Lisa’s video her story reminded me so much of my own. These are the words that had me reaching for my hoops and out of the house with in 5 minutes of watching it

‘Something that gave me physical evidence of the fact that if you repeat something enough times eventually it will become automatic. And when you don’t even need to think anymore, for your brain and your body to process the information, your going to end up getting good at it.’ Lisa Lottie

There was a little twang of jealousy when Lisa mentioned she had found hooping 9 years ago at 21. We are a similar age but I discovered hooping at 29 and Lisa has 6 years of hooping on me. While I struggled through my 20s in a job I hated with out any true passion Lisa was already hooping, pursuing her passion, practicing. 

Listening to Lisa speak about her inability to touch her toes and her lack of enthusiasm for gym class made me realise that if I want to be good all I have to do is practise. So I went and I practised. I didn't master any new tricks but I tried, I tried really hard. And there is evidence of that in every step, in all my sore muscles and the fresh bruises, there is evidence that I tried.

x Bree