3. The Hourglass Hoop
This move is poised to help you get an hourglass figure. Start hula hooping and stretch your arms out on both sides of your body, like you’re making the letter “T.” Keep your hands up the entire time while tightening your stomach muscles. Do this for three sets of two minutes at a time with a 15-second break in between. You’ll feel your belly sore after this workout!
4. The Prayer Halo
Begin spinning the hoop on your arm above your head. As the hoop moves around your right hand, raise your left hand and bring your palms together, as if praying. At this point, the contact points with the hoop will become the edges of your hands (by your pinkies and by your pointers). Be sure to keep both thumbs extended. Do this for one minute at a time with a 10-second break in between. As you get comfortable and want more of a challenge, add lunges or squats, try balancing on one foot, or just dance!
5. The Walking Hoop
Begin hooping in forwarding Stance. Once the hoop is spinning parallel to the ground, take a small step forward each time you push against the hoop with the front of your hip. (The hoop will hit on alternating sides as you walk.) Once you feel comfortable, try walking faster. You can also walk backward (pushing against the hoop with your lower back) and take side steps (beginning in Side Stance and pushing with the sides of your waist).