"Not only loads of fun hooping is also seriously good for you!"
Learn all about what you can do with an adult size hoop and what hooping can do for you from the BiG HOOP Experts! If you'd like to first try a class to see what the Hoopla!s all about, the next Probestunde and Intro-to-Hooping Workshop dates are listed below, and if you'd like to learn more and make hooping part of your regular routine, come and join the fun, we have new weekly evening & weekend class-series starting monthly in Berlin.
About Hoopla! - We established Hoopla!Berlin and the Hoopla!Method™ of teaching, specifically to help everyday-people experience hooping and to help every-body get the most out of using a hoop. Our program consists of more than 160 moves which we teach over 5 'Levels' from Beginner to Advanced and is open to everyobody whether you want to learn hooping for fun, fitness / body-work, self-empowerement, as a form of dance, freestyle movement, meditation or to help creativity. It was developed based on our experties as performers and teachers with over 2500hrs of professional experience. We strongly believe that everyone can benefit from hooping regardless of lifestyle, job, age or shoe size and should try on a proper adult-size hoop to feel the fun, the goodness and the nearly endless possibilities for movement inside this simple but amazing circle.
About Hooping in general - It is a fact that hooping is physically and mentally good for you... The physical aspect is based on simple physics: While hooping, your body is making 100-150 non-stop, no-impact, rhythmic movements per minute (depending on hoop speed). The movements are of a pulsating nature (like 'trendy' EMS but analogue and non-intrusive) and require balance and counter balance (like using free-wheights). It activates, strengthens and tones all muscles involved from the midsection, core, legs and glutes down to the toes and all the way up to the neck - using the variety of moves we teach, literally all muscles of the body can be engaged. Moves can be done on repeat to target, or in sequence for a flowing non-stop circuit training effect. Not only will you get a super-effective workout for the body just by 'playing' with a hoop, the positive effects on the mind are pretty amazing too: The circular flowing nature of the movements and the unconscious multi-tasking necessary by default, hugely improve fluid thinking, hand-eye coordination, reaction time and mental discipline. Hooping is good for the body, good for the soul and good for you ...the only harmful side-effect is that it is rather addictive!
About our Hoops - It's vitaly important to choose the right hoop for the right purpose... With the growing populaity of hooping, there are many types of hoops on the market today ...and also ways of spinning them. Ours are designed based on over 15yrs of experience using them and teaching with them. We specifically made them to be easy to learn with and easy to use for on & off-body fun, for dance & freestyle and to provide a good source of fitness. With the right weight to size proportions, Hoopla!Hoops are modelled after the original Californian Style Dance-Hoops which started the revival of hooping for adults in the 90s - they are different from small light circus/juggling hoops and the scary large heavy `exercise-hoops´ which you typically find advertised online by mass manufacturers... Ours are individually shaped and made using a single piece of tubing and fitted with a special joint which enables Hoopla!Hoops to fold down for easy-transport. They come in 3 sizes to satisfy different speed, style & skill requirements and can be customized to your design & colour specifications (starting at 35eu). To find out more, you're welocome to come try one on to really feel what the Hoopla!s all about!
Curious about hooping...
An introduction to the many aspects of using a hoop
on-body and off-body for dance, freestyle & fun
and about the inherent fitness benefits of hooping
75min workshop 25,00€
* Special offer: Workshop+Hoop 60,00€ (incl. 3-colour 'grip' travel-hoop) *
Registration: email@example.com - subject 'Workshop'
Just try a class...
Come see what our classes are all about, get a
feel for a hoop, our proven step-by-step teaching
method and learn some fun moves in the process
** If you have experience it's also possible to come try
a lesson in one of the current on-going courses
60min lesson 15,00€
* Special offer: Probe+Hoop 50,00€ (incl. 3-colour 'grip' travel-hoop) *
Registration: firstname.lastname@example.org - subject 'Probe'
Join a weekly Course...
Hoop regularly!! Come learn new moves every week
to grow in confidence, improve your movement
and strengthen your body in a super fun way
• L1 Beginners (Tu.Su.)
• Essentials L2 (Su.)
• Move&Groove I/II L3/L4 (Mo.Tu.Th.)
• Freestyle&Flow L5 (Su.)
• Advanced L6/++ (Mo.Th.)
8-lesson Course 140,00€
* Starter offer: Course+Hoop 170,00€ incl. (3-colour 'grip' travel-hoop) *
Registration: email@example.com - subject 'Courses'
* Class Hoopla!Hoops are always provided to use for all our lessons *
To register and for up to date class availability
Tel: +49 174 477 8379
Tel: +49 (0) 30 4404 5749
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For hip-shaking 'HoopTunes' Mixes direct from Berlin >> check out our sounds @ soundcloud.com/hooplaberlin
Weekly lessons in Berlin...
Whether you're an absolute beginner or already love hooping, whatever your hoopability we can find a course to fit your skill level.
We take teaching & learning seriously, we don't teach single classes we teach Courses in a progressive learning format where you advance from level to level. Each course consists of 8 lessons, where in each lesson you'll learn 3-5 new moves and techniques which you can combine with moves from previous lessons into fun sequences. There is always a review of the previous lesson in case you need to miss a class here or there.
All moves are first taught step-by-step to the group and then time is given to experiment and play. We focus on proper technique of movement rather than waste time on achieving precise coreographies - we call it 'freestyle hooping' with the goal of helping everyone develop their own style and individual practice.
Our Courses are split into 6 sections: L1 & L2 contain all the essentials, including the all important transfers to move the hoop on and off body. L3 & L4 build on the essentials to get you really moving and grooving once you're already comfortable in a hoop. In L5 we will teach you loads of fancy moves to add to your repertoire of movement & in L6 we combine various selections of all 160+ moves in each lesson to come up with superfun combinations and work on helping to smooth out your flow.
L1 Hooping Essentials * Suitable for Beginners
L2 Hooping Essentials II
L3 Move & Groove I
L4 Move & Groove II
L5 Freestyle & Flow
L6 Advanced Flow & Combos
For registration information and for current class availability...
• Course cost: 8 lesson courses 140eu prepaid.
• Probestunde: Single taster class 15eu.
• Intro Workshops: 75min lesson 25eu.
• Private Intensive Lessons available by request.
• Group lessons & Workshops available by request // also for private events // ideal as an activity area at a public event.
Come and join the hip movement!
...your body will thank you :)
Our regular weekly classes are taught at two locations in Berlin, with 8 lessons taking place (Tuesdays/Thursdays/Sundays) at a large bright 250sqm studio with high ceilings in Prenzlauerberg and the 2 smaller classes on Mondays at a cool subterranean private studio in a reclaimed factory building in Mitte.
With over 2500 hrs of class time teaching hooping we've helped thousands of people to find their groove, work-it-out in a hoop and feel great about themselves ...what are you waiting for ? we'd be happy to get you moving & grooving too!
...if you have any questions at all about learning to hoop, or need a consultation to determine which Level would suit you best, just contact TeamHoopla at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ps. Just hoop it!
+49 (0) 30 4404 5749
+49 (0) 174 477 8379
Sport • Dance • Freestyle • Hoops
A hoop is more than just a tool or a toy it's becoming recognized as a life-style accessory - as it should - and we believe it should therefore be as individual as the person buying it ...for this reason, with us you get to choose your own colours + design + style!
Ordering one is easy as 1 • 2 • 3 . . .
1 • Choose your design & size (see size tips below)
2 • Decide on your colours & if you want extra grip
3 • Fill out the order form -or- mail your request to: email@example.com
Our team will confirm your order and your hoop will be ready in 2-3 days time. You can pick it up in person at our Berlin office, one of our classes, or we can have it delivered to you ...anywhere in the world.
About our hoops: All Hoopla!Hoops are 'Travel-Hoops'. We make them using a solid joint and a one-piece-design for durability, using a special 25mm tubing that is totally rigid when opened up for stability, but flexible enough to allow the hoops to coil down for easy transport. We make every Hoopla!Hoop individually with meticulous care at our workshop in Berlin using the best materials sourced from around the world.
Prices start from 35eu.
What's my size??
Hoop size is simple physics - the bigger the hoop the slower it moves and the slower you need to move with it / the smaller the hoop the faster it comes around, requiring more precision from you to catch it's rhythm.
To start body-hooping, we recommend the 'standard', it has the right size and weight to make it and you move at a reasonable rate - which makes learning to use it easy ...and therefore fun!
BODY SIZE HAS NEXT TO NOTHING TO DO WITH HOOP SIZE the speed and amount of movement required to keep a hoop going does not change according to body size ...personality however does have an influence, as some like it fast & some like it slow. * Note: Speeding up a bigger hoop is no problem, but there's no going slow with a small one.
If you're already comfortable in the big easy size and know that you prefer to spin fast, go on down to a smaller size * and give your big hoop to someone new or keep it for when you want to relax :)
Our Hoopla!Hoops do come in 3 sizes to satisfy all personalities, hoopabilities and speed requirements:
• The Standard - For all abilities - 110cm 700g
• The Dynamic - Intermediate skills - 102cm 650g
• The Trixter - Fast moves & off-body - 95cm 600g
* Ideally you should have all three - different speeds for different moods & different styles of music .oO°
NOTE: If you've tried and failed before, your hoop was probably the problem, too small, too light, too big or too heavy make things difficult. Yes weight does play a big role: A hoop that's too light maintains no innertia & one that's too heavy can potentally be painful and even bad for your spine. * Stay away from 1kg+ 'exercise hoops' unless you're super fit ...if you want more exercise, get one of ours and spin it faster!
OTHER TYPES OF HOOPS: PolyPro type - small (50-90cm) super-light hoops initially designed by jugglers for hand-work (not so satisfying on-body) • Mass produced Heavy 'Massage/Exercise' Hoops - sold online 'to slim your waist' (not much fun at all for dancing or moving ...or anything else really).
If you have any questions about hoops or sizing, please feel free to ask... firstname.lastname@example.org
* Music is an integral part of hooping! *
For a fine selection of specifically hoopable music check out the Hoopla!Music archive of taylor-made HoopTunes mixes ...for your hipshaking pleasure!
Mixed by Hooperfunk
Big or small, private, public or corporate, hoops can bring movement and a unique entertainment factor to any event!
...but not like the cliché 'someone on stage spinning dozens of hoops for 15min'. Our speciality is getting your audience involved in enjoying hours of hip-action themselves.
Imagine actually having your guests moving and grooving, laughing and having a great time. Not only will they have loads of fun and learn how to do something that's positively good for them, even more importantly for you, they will definitely remember the day!
• The German Pavilion at EXPO2010 in Shanghai
• DMY International Design Festival (trade-show)
• Bread & Butter Fashion Fair (trade-show)
• TheKey.TO Sustainable Fashion (trade-show)
• The Hayward Gallery London (opening)
• Lange Nacht der Museén (opening)
• SMART Mercedes Benz Roadshow (event series)
• Namaste Ibiza (event)
• Karneval der Kulturen der Welt (parade)
• Electroswing Revolution (event)
• Fusion Festival (event)
• Zwei Raum Wohnung (video)
are just some of our past clients.
Our interActive HoopZone Packages come complete with instructors, a set of custom made adult size hoops and a groovy 'hoopable' soundtrack to help induce the hip movements - live dj is available on request - highly recommended for extra visual impact. Our Hoopla!HoopZone can easily be set up in nearly any space by our professional team. The portability of the set-up allows us to offer it for nearly any occasion, nearly anywhere in the world.
With over 15 years experience in event production, promotion and management our team is more than capable of helping you out with every detail...
InterActive HoopZones are ideal for...
Also available for...
Film & Commercial work
To make any occasion memorable ...all you need to do is add a bit of Hoopla!
For questions about Hoops and hooping in general
* What hoops & hooping can do for you
* Buying a proper adult-size-hoop
* The new Hoop-at-work initiative
* Hoopla!InterActive business/private rental
Just drop a line ...we're happy to help!
The concept of Hoopla!Berlin was developed by ex-mountain bike racer turned hooping instructor Balazs Ari (CAN/HU) & contemporary artist / hoop designer Rachel Catton (UK). Their mission, through teaching classes, building & selling easy to use custom travel-hoops and supporting & hosting events with hoops, is to help improve people's lives by making it easily accesible for everyone to try on a proper adult size hoop and feel the goodness inside and to help every-body discover the potential life changing benefits of simply moving with a big hoop.
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