Retro activity becomes new fitness trend Learn to Hula Hoop your way to health in the Parksville area August 8-16th

Retro activity becomes new fitness trend Learn to Hula Hoop your way to health in the Parksville area August 8-16th

The “Hoop Coach”, Betty Hoops will be in the Parksville area for 8 days only to provide workshops and training in hoop dance. A Guinness Book of World Record Holder for running 10 kilometres while hooping, Betty has taken one of America’s favourite past times and turned it into a fun sport. She is coming to the area to offer workshops for kids, and adults at all levels of fitness, from August 8-14th and then from August 14-16th she is offering a three day intensive course in teacher training – for anyone interested in becoming a certified Hoop Dance Teacher. The Hoop Dance program is based on body mechanics, body energetics, sport training, aerobics, dance and three forms of yoga. According to Betty, learning how to hoop is not as easy for adults as it is for kids; but Betty says that’s because adults take up more space and therefore need to use more space to move properly and effectively. “I fit people with the right size hoop, my measurements include: height, weight and spinal tension.” She adds, “It’s important to find the right circumference and weight for your proportions. The safest hoop weight for adults is 2-3 pounds and no more.”

Betty began hooping in 1998, hooping for 6 hours a day

Betty Hoops in action.

Betty Hoops in action.

a few days a week. For the past decade, she has set the industry standard for safe and effective hoops and programs, having tried every hoop on the market – she now sells her own unique brand. Betty offers training programs and workshops for schools, personal trainers, group exercise instructors and through corporate fitness and yoga clubs across Canada and the U.S.

She will be in the local Parksville area to bring her unique fitness awareness to the Coombs Fall Fair, Bradley Centre in Coombs, Qaulicum Beach Community Hall, Errington War Memorial Hall, Fitness Connection in Parksville, Forever Yung Dance Studio in Parksville, and the Errington Market… (working on a spot in Nanaimo too). For more information or questions contact: Sally Whibley at:, or to learn more about Betty Hoops please visit:

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For more information or for interview requests, please contact: Kimberly Plumley Maven-in-Charge Publicity Mavens Office 250-390-9285 Cell – 778-838-0514 Email –

1 Comment

  1. Thanks for sharing!
    Blessings for a blissful Hoopy 2010!

    xo Pixie Hoops

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