So, What is Hoola-Fit?

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.

It's Time to Spin up Some Fun!

Our Programs Guide & Support You Every Step of the Way

  • Learn the Basics

    New to hooping? Then we invite you to start with Hoola-Fit Foundations... Part 1 of our Beginner Class Series. In it, you'll gain access to four hour-length classes with Abby Lee: Hoola Fit Founder, ACE Certified Fitness Pro and veteran hoop dance teacher. You'll discover the joys of modern day hoop dance and the benefits of hula hoop fitness. You can enjoy our Foundations course, with unlimited access, for only $25!

  • Be Uniquely You

    If you're like us - then you believe that hoop dance is more than just fun fitness. It's a transformational tool that can truly change you and your students' lives for the better. Your hooping journey is special in its own right, and we want you to share authentically. For this reason, it's our goal to provide you with a teaching framework that leverages your unique voice and honors your individuality.

  • Enjoy Teacher Perks

    As a certified Hoola-Fit teacher, you'll enjoy bonuses like discounts on Hoola-Fit merchandise and handmade hoops (we don't use the mass produced kind). You will have access to your course online course for easy, at-home learning/ training. It's our mission to support you and honor you for sharing your passion for hooping - so stay tuned for even more perks as we grow.

New to Hoola-Fit?

Our Foundations Course is Great for Beginners!

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!

FREE 30-Minute Class

Grab Your Spot in Our 4-Part Hoola-Fit Foundations Series

for only $30!

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About the Program Creators & Trainers

Meet Our Team

  • Abby Albaum

    Hoola-Fit Creator

    Abby Albaum

    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.
  • Casandra  Tannenbaum

    Hoola-Fit Co-Creator & Flow Fests Founder

    Casandra Tannenbaum

    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 Kirkendall

    Master Trainer

    Heather Kirkendall

    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."

Become a Hoola-Fit Teacher!

We're Seeking Inspirational, Motivational, Joy Spreaders to Join Our Tribe!

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.

This is what you'll learn:

  • 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

Your Vision, Our Mission

Do you see yourself teaching classes on the beach filled with enthusiastic adults? Maybe you're someone who gets fired up by the idea of working with kids. Do you thrive on the fast-paced, high-energy of a gym environment? Or maybe you're going for a more chill, zen vibe and would like to teach in yoga or pilates studios. Would you like to jam-pack the schedule with a variety of different classes and workshop offerings? These are just some of the questions to ask yourself, as you prepare for your teaching journey. We realize that sharing your passion for hoop dance is a unique experience. For this reason, we've created programming to guide you in the direction of your heart's desire and empower you as a legitimate hoop dance educator. Think of the Hoola-Fit Teacher Training as a toolbox of knowledge. At any given time, you can pull the necessary tools to build classes that fit your unique personality, style and vibe.
Sounds Great! I'm In!

What Our Instructors Are Saying...

Cyrena Lang

Hoola-Fit Changed My Life

Cyrena Lang

Because of this program, I quit my corporate job. I'm now able to fully focus on what I love... which is sharing my passion for hooping! It’s more than just teaching a fitness class. We are building community and making a difference in peoples’ lives.
Sarah Christine

I'm So Grateful For Hoola-Fit

Sarah Christine

I now feel qualified, capable and equipped to teach great hoop dance classes. I love the way that Hoola-Fit is designed so we can all work together and encourage one another on our hooping journeys.
Suzanne Garth

Exceeded Expectations

Suzanne Garth

The Hoola-Fit Teacher Certification Program was amazing. We graduated with a sound understanding of hoop technique, fitness, lesson planning and guiding the “I can’t” students through “I will” motivation and finally “I did it!” I couldn’t have asked for a better training experience.
Kailey Snayd

Empowering and Totally Worth It

Kailey Snayd

The Hoola-Fit Teaching Training and certification was truly cosmic, far exceeded my expectations, and blessed me with tools to help pave my future. With this new knowledge under my belt, I'm so excited to embark on my journey as a hooping instructor.

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We're bringing you the most comprehensive kids hooping teacher training to ever exist

Hoola-Fit Kids has been in the works for a long time, friends, and we invite you join our wait list to be among the first notified when we open enrollment.