I had my first regular hooping class last night with Jenny of Acts of Jennius. It was awesome! Rather than focus on the nitty-gritty of the class, I’m going to focus on what I improved upon and accomplished myself there.
First off, I sort of graduated from my big 42″ beginner hoop to my much lighter 37″ dance hoop. This means that my core is getting stronger! I have to work a bit harder with hoop to keep it up, but it’s getting easier. I was quite pleased with myself! I was able to do most off body/transitional techniques that we worked on last night with it, too.
Second, my upper body hurts today, especially my arms. It is a good hurt. We did a lot of work using arms last night, and a few us, myself included, tried the float technique. That requires some strength to keep that hoop in the horizontal plane. I need to get my upper body in shape.
It was also nice meeting people last night. A first time hooper in front of me apologized for accidentally launching her hoop at me a few times. I told her not to worry about it and that I’ve had to chase hoops rolling down the hill in my backyard from missed launches, such as going into lasso. We had a good laugh.
I’m looking forward to next Thursday, and very much so!