A Message From the Instructor
- Isolations Workout
- Vortex Workout
Shoulder Hooping Workout
- Shoulder Hooping Workout
Leg Hooping Workout
- Leg Hooping Workout
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. She's also an ACE-Certified Youth Fitness Specialist and the sole program developer for Hoola-Fit Kids - coming soon! 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, 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 Solei, 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.
Do I have to take Hoola-Fit Foundations Part 1 first?
Because Part 2 builds off the skills set covered in Foundations Part 1, it's a great idea to take that course first. However, if you are a recreational hooper who is already familiar with waist hooping and recoveries, hand spins, lifts and body passes, then you might be fine to take Part 2 alone. While you don't have to enroll in the first 4-part series, it's a great idea to do so. This way, you'll also get a feel for Abby's teaching style and flow of class.
What's Included in Hoola-Fit Foundations Part 2?
Part 2 is the next step in the moves we consider foundational for hoop dance fitness. You'll learn how to hula hoop on your shoulders and legs. You'll also learn how to properly do Isolations, which are great for strength training and optical illusion technique. Speaking of optical illusion technique, we also cover the vortex in this series. Each class includes drills, tips and exercises to keep you inspired and creative with your flow. Abby always provides modifications and advanced variations too!
When I learn the skills in Parts 1 & 2, will I be ready for the Hoola-Fit Teacher Training?
Yes! Hoola-Fit Foundations Part 1 and 2 are the moves required to participate in our American Council on Exercise approved teacher training. Be sure to check that out as well - as it's our flagship course and the most comprehensive curriculum offered for those looking to teach hoop dance fitness.