Sunday, April 20, 2008

I'm hooped, for sure

Jessikah Towle, hoop dance goddess

Have you tried hooping? You really should -- it's addicting, fun and empowering.

I spent a few hours recently attempting to learn the art of hoop dance from Jessikah Towle on a quiet, friendly street in NoDa. I was one of 12 women in the street, moving our bodies to the tunes of Nelly Furtado, Salt N Pepa, Snoop Dogg and Usher, among others.

Not only was it an incredible core workout, it was fun. Like F-U-N fun. Like laugh till your cheeks hurt fun. Doing tricks, letting go of self-consciousness and getting in touch with our bodies.

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We hooped around the block, much to the amusement of the neighbors

1 comment:

  1. I got hooked on hoops in January!! Great fun!!! Try belly dancing as well:>