Powerhooping is a truly exceptional form of exercise which puts the fun into fitness: Powerhooping. Charlotte Dawson runs a Powerhoop class in the New Forest, the only class in the area and tells you about the ‘hoopla’ behind this inventive work out.
The Powerhoop is a weighted hula hoop designed for adult use for a full body work out, weighing between 3.5 to 5 pounds and varying in different sizes and models, including:
The Powerhoop Deluxe: A hoop comprising of four stainless steel weighted inserts, waved inner surface, compression padding.
The Powerhoop Slim: A 3 pound hoop consisting of plastic with foam lining, has no waved inner surface.
The hoop is used as a tool for a full body workout, used for cardio, strength and training exercises: primarily training the core muscles. The hoop follows the concept of a hula hoop, powered by the rotation of the hips and waist of the user. It’s fairly easy to get into the swing of things, and from personal experience.The weight of the Powerhoop makes it easier to keep spinning than a regular hula hoop. This routine burns calories, up to 420 calories per hour, and improves co-ordination, flexibility and balance. Additionally it increases muscle tone, relieves back ache and slims the waist and hips.
The classes are a great way to “Keep fit, lose weight and have a laugh”.