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Hooping: A Revolutionary Fitness Programby Christabel Zamor and Ariane Conrad
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Imagine an exercise that works every major and minor muscle group, burns 600 calories an hour, builds balance and flexibility, requires no investment beyond $25 to $35, and makes you feel exuberant, delightful, sassy, and sexy. And is so much more like play than work that you want to keep doing it.
That's right, what goes around comes around--the Hula-Hoop, which burst into fad-dom fifty years ago, is hot all over again, but this time for enormously beneficial reasons. Christabel Zamor, credited with reviving the Hula-Hoop with her HoopGirl Workout, is leading what Time magazine calls "the inventive new wave of fitness...that is catching on in health clubs across America." Hooping brings the best of HoopGirl into a full-color, fully illustrated book plus a 40-minute instructional DVD. Here's how to get started--where to find and how to use the larger, heavier "sticky" hoops; stretches and warm-ups; and what to wear. And then more than 50 step-by-step exercises that focus on the core (abs, back, butt), upper body, lower body, and overall well-being. The exercises are as fun as they sound--Limbo, Booty Blitz, Float Up, Wildwest--and each group comes with a recommended playlist of music, plus "challenges" for going further.
Hooping!: it's not just fitness, but metamorphosis, into a renewed you, with a strong core, joyful attitude, and a glow of self-confidence.
Zamor is credited with reviving the Hula-Hoop with her HoopGirl workout. "Hooping!" brings the best of these workouts into a full-color, fully illustrated book plus a 40-minute instructional DVD.
Hooping is transformational, a revolutionary program of 50 exciting moves that make you feel fit, centered, sassy, and sexy. Hooping works every muscle group, improves flexibility and coordination, boosts energy levels, and builds strength, agility and endurance.
Explained in detail and illustrated with step-by-step full-color photographs, these moves combine the sheer joy of childhood play with results you can see and feel. Practice them individually, then weave them into hoopdancing routines. It's not just fitness, but metamorphosis, creating a renewed you, with a strong core, joyful attitude, and a glow of self-confidence.
Includes a 50-minute instructional DVD.
About the Author
Ariane Conrad is an editor and writer living in San Francisco. She is the coauthor of The Green-Collar Economy by Van Jones.
Christabel Zamor has been teaching sold-out hooping classes since 2001 and performing hoop dance internationally for clients such as Cirque du Soleil and Universal Pictures. She trains and licenses HoopGirl Workout to instructors in gyms across the country.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Story Behind HoopGirl
Chapter 1: Fitness as Fun
Limber Up Your Muscles & Your Mind
Chapter 2: The Evolution of Revolution
Hooping Comes Full Circle
Chapter 3: Explore Your Core
Toning Your Tummy & Energizing Your Center
Chapter 4: A Call to Arms
Getting Buff Biceps, Toned Triceps & Wrists of Steel
Chapter 5: Just Legs
Lunges, Lifts & Leaps to Sculpt Your Lower Body
Chapter 6: Getting in Flow
Fuse Moves & Create Dance
Chapter 7: Opposites Attract
Change It Up With Contrasts & Reversals
Chapter 8: The Pursuit of Hoopiness
Chapter 9: The Smoothest Moves
Invite Your Inner Sex Goddess Out to Play
Chapter 10: The Pinnacle & Beyond
Practice & Routines
Appendix I: Resources
Appendix II: Hooping & the Raw: Nutritional Notes
Index of Moves
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