Hoola-Fit is a health and fitness program incorporating mindful hoop dance movement with creative self expression. We believe in the power of play and fun fitness to inspire, motivate and spread joy through hooping. For this reason, we're on a mission to bring Hoola Fitness programming to more gyms, schools, dance studios and summer camps worldwide.
Our instructor network is growing rapidly, and we've been certifying hoop dance educators through our ACE-Approved program since January 2012. Due to popular demand, we are now so excited to offer online courses!
Our online Hoola-Fit Teacher Training launched in January of 2019, alongside our Hoola Fit Foundations Part 1 Class Series (Part 2 is coming soon). Now, you can learn the art of hooping and/or take your hoop dance passion to the next level by becoming a certified Hoola-Fit instructor, in the privacy of your own home.
Meanwhile, we totally understand if live trainings are more your thing. So, don't worry; we've got those too! In fact, we're always on the hunt for new locations also. Curious about hosting? Email [email protected] to request more information.
Our Hoola-Fit Foundations Course is a great place to begin your hooping journey. And we're so confident you're going to love it, we're offering a totally FREE Beginner Hoola-Fit workout with Abby so you can try before you buy!
Abby is the founder of both Hoola-Fit and Hoola Monsters - Florida's first full service hoop dance company, which specializes in handmade fitness hoops, hoop dance classes and performances. A play professional and fitness pro for more than a decade, Abby's certifications include: ACE Youth Fitness Specialist, ACE Group Fitness, Kidding Around Yoga, Les Mills Body Combat, ACE Cardio Kickboxing, Coach by Color Indoor Cycling, and Hoola-Fit (of course). A hoop dance educator since 2007, Abby has taught the art form to thousands of people of all ages. She's also spent years developing, testing and implementing her training programs. Her mission is to inspire and empower hoop dance teachers, in an effort to make hooping accessible worldwide. Prior to beginning her hoop business ventures, Abby worked as a public relations executive in New York City. In 2012, she created, wrote and starred in the children's hoop dance adventure & instructional DVD, "Molly and the Hoola Monsters." Abby's Hoola Monsters performance resume includes MLB, the NFL, ESPN, Cirque Du Soleil, and NBC’s America’s Got Talent. She has traveled the country teaching workshops and performing and has been featured as a hoop dance expert in media outlets such as BuzzFeed, First for Women Magazine, Better Homes & Garden Magazine, the Washington Post and NBC’s nationally syndicated show, Daytime to name a few.
An educator for more than twenty years, Casandra earned a Masters degree in Contemplative Education at Naropa University in June of 2012. She's also the founder of Flow Fests - free, public, urban arts events offering participants the opportunity to study movement with instructors from across the globe. Her multi-day workshop focused festivals bring the fun and learning of flow arts, circus arts, yoga and dance to cities big and small. In her own words... "I love blending my creativity with my rebellious, resourceful and grounded intellect. I love being a ‘golden mandala of delight,’ a kid-whisperer, and a visionary woman. I love my feisty, juicy passionate heart, and I love that my willingness to generate joy inspires others to do the same! I created Flow Fests to make flow arts accessible to all, to expand awareness of this unique cultural community and to encourage all people to play. I think play is essential to learning, flow is essential to play, and flow arts are a tool for expanding consciousness and improving vital well-being."
Heather is the creator of Peace, Love & Hoopiness - a Nokomis, FL based hoop dance company that offers Hoola-Fit classes, workshops and handmade hoops. In addition to being the first Master Trainer with Hoola-Fit, Heather is an ACE-Certified Group Fitness Instructor, ACE Senior Fitness Specialist, and ACE Mind/ Body/ Spirit Specialist. She leads more than 100 students every week, with her sold-out Hoola-Fit classes! Heather's hoop dance journey began in 2010, after seeking out fun ways to connect with her then pre-teen daughter. The duo looked forward to exploring new hoop moves together, and their relationship improved as a result. Then, her life changed in a major way after successful completion of her Hoola-Fit certification in 2013. Not only did she lose 110 pounds hooping, Heather describes her training weekend as "incredibly powerful." It helped her discover a new life path and build a lucrative, heart-centered company. In her own words... "Hooping transformed my life in more ways than I could have ever imagined. I left behind a 20-year nursing career, an addiction, financial hardship, and so much stress. Through hoop dance, I discovered my true self (and a much leaner version at that!). It became my form of meditation, and this powerful mindful movement practice transcended into all areas of my life. I now feel so privileged to share my passion in an even bigger way, by putting more Hoola-Fit teachers out in the world."
Are you ready to rock sold-out hoop dance classes and build a thriving community in the process? If so, then you're in the right place!
Inspiring people of all ages to lead healthier, happier lives through modern day hoop dance is what we're all about! We also understand that branching into unknown territory can be scary...
- Where do I start?
- What if I'm not good enough?
- How do I source class locations?
- How do I ensure that my classes are safe and effective?
- What does a hula hooping business really look like?
- How do I market myself and get students into my classes?
- What does it mean to build a local hoop dance community?
- Why is an American Council on Exercise approval important?
- How do I teach hooping to kids?
- What do I need to know about hoop sizing for optimal success?
These are just some of the questions that we answer in our course offerings. It's our mission to empower you by providing you with the skills set to share your passion for hooping in a MUCH bigger way.
So, we invite you to join us... and step into your power as a legit play professional.
Strategies to teach safe, fun and effective hoop fitness classes
How to use our hoop dance foundational moves as building blocks for endless class combos
Safety precautions, injury prevention, and Hoola-Fit Best Practices
How to reach hoopers of all skill levels using our innovative, multi-level instructional format
The importance of transitions, bi-directional hooping, planes and level changes in hoop dance instruction
Student hoop sizing protocol and why different hoops work for different people
How to understand flow and teach it efficiently
The art of layering and drilling moves, to guide your students deeper into the practice
All about the business side of things, from insurance to negotiating venue contracts and pricing your classes
Cutting-edge marketing and educational strategies for optimal success