Exercise trends come and go. From exercise ball exercises, to recumbent bicycling, to power walking, to cross country ski simulators, our society has had a rich variety of useful and not so useful exercises. One of the most underrated, yet useful exercise trends, however, is the exercise hula hoop. Exercise hula hoops are great for weight loss, fitness, building mobility and flexibility, and a wide variety of other skills. They even help you to build coordination. Best of all, hula hoop exercises can be done anywhere. A hula hoop exercise requires very little space. You do not even need to be able to move around. You can simply stand in place, wiggle your hips, and there you go. You are hula hooping.
The exercise hula hoop has all the benefits of the more mainstream exercise routines. It is great for exercise weight loss, being the perfect fat burning exercise. Best of all, it is so much fun that it is easier to motivate yourself to do than most exercises. Jogging can be a drag, and bike riding can be dangerous, but the exercise hula hoop is always fun. After all, it is just like dancing, and everyone loves dancing. When you get very good at it, you can even build up to advanced skills. You can move to a bigger exercise hula hoop, learn to do two at once, or work with a heavier one. It really doesn’t matter. The sky is the limit, if you ask me.
Of course, there was a time when the exercise hula hoop was king. If you watch old videos from the 60s, it appears that everyone was using exercise hula hoops. You could see them at dance clubs, expositions, gyms, and even in the home. I don’t see very many exercise hula hoops nowadays, but I remember seeing them in elementary school gym as well. I think that the exercise hula hoop was one of my favorite toys when I was a little kid in physical education classes, but since then I lost interest in them. When I rediscovered the exercise hula hoop, it was like a revelation. All of the sudden, I had found the perfect exercise tool. It was easy to use, fun, and a great way to work up a sweat. It has even made me a better dancer! I really can not say enough good things about it, in point of fact.