I wonder what a monkey would do if you gave one a hoop.
Katie had a run in with a monkey while spending time out in a state park. She met some guy who kept one as a pet. And it bit people. A lot. Eeeee.
Ok, monkeys aside, class was great last night! We did a pretty intense warm up and the strengthening exercises we did were pretty intense.
Technique-wise, we worked on paddles and breaking. This was completely new to me. I would see other hoopers doing these moves, and thinking, that was a long way off for me. By the end of the night, I was doing it! Yay! Katie says it will help with my shoulder hooping. I wish it wasn’t raining outside right now so I could practice doing this tonight.
We also worked on elbow hooping. I had done elbow hooping in Jenny’s double hooping class, so I had the basic idea of what to do. Katie showed us how to pass the hoop from elbow to elbow behind our backs, too. I have the right idea, but it will come with practice.
Speaking Jenny…..she has a spiffy new website! You need to take a look.
So, that’s my hooping fun from yesterday. I’m thinking of making a short video of my progress thus far and posting it. I have some old video game remix tunes that would be great for a soundtrack. If the weather cooperates in the next few days, perhaps.