Photo credit: Kenny Holston on Flickr (Side note: you need to check out his photos of our men and women serving in the US Air Force. Great stuff!)
Close to a year ago, I had a class with Jenny where she incorporated an aerobics step platform into hooping. I was doing moves while stepping, and then did waist hooping doing this the same thing. It was hard. Read about my experience in this older post.
Now that the weather has turned bleepin’ cold, I went out yesterday and bought a step platform of my own to practice moves, waist hooping, and get some general exercise while the weather is freezing.
I tried it out last night. One thing, that while doing moves such as lasso and twirl, my posture is better while using the step platform. I tuck that tailbone in and look straight ahead.
I did not try waist hooping….yet. First, I don’t have a lot of room in my living room to waist hoop, and the hoop I use for indoor practice is a tad small for waist hooping, thought I can waist hoop a little with it. That doesn’t mean I’m not going to try once I move some furniture around.
So, really, a step platform can add a whole new level of difficulty and newness to your hooping, at least it is for me. When I get home tonight, I’m looking forward to experimenting more with it in the warmth of my home.