It's been years since The Hudsucker Proxy caused America to fall in love with the extruded flying dingus that came to be known as the Hula-hoop, but humanity keeps finding new uses for the delightful device. Today's Groupon encourages you to spin your way to fitness with a hooping class at HoopGirl for $12, a $20 value. This Groupon is good at the San Francisco Dance Ground Keriac location only. Classes run from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Mondays, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays, and 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturdays. HoopGirl will provide professional weighted hoops for the class.
HoopGirl's hoopdance classes give you a fun way to flex your core using exciting hoop drills, hoop moves, and a general understanding of hoop intuition. In a relaxed setting, you'll work your abs and tone your thighs, arms, and tush—all while spinning away stress, boosting your metabolism, and even boosting your libido (and possibly the libido of those around you, depending on your technique). Count the torso rotations you accumulate on your Huladex as your torso learns to spin hay into gold and then back into hay, so as to keep the hay business financially solvent.
If your cartwheeling cardio regimen results in too much spilled milk and too many holes in the walls, HoopGirl's licensed instructors will put you back at the center of things and jostle your endorphins loose with a little back-and-forth hip rotation, earning you many an envious stare from many a hoopless bystander.
- Hula hooping is back in the spotlight in a big way. – Lisa Hix, San Francisco Chronicle
Nine Yelpers give HoopGirl a unanimous five stars:
- This class is so much fun! I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking to try something new. The instructors are great, very supportive and very encouraging (even if you're a hooping misfit like me). – Gucci M.
Lauded by Prevention magazine as "easier to keep aloft than a kid's version," HoopGirl's oversize fitness hoops whittle midsections and evoke a cheerful sense of nostalgia. Founded by academic-turned-athlete Christabel Zamor in 2001, the activity-based exercise has spread to thousands of studios while building the core strength and flexibility of students in North America, Europe, Australia, and Middle-earth. Available either in-studio or on DVD, beginner classes increase body awareness, and intermediate workouts further develop strength and endurance. During advanced sessions, students twirl the loops around their waists, honing precision and poise while gaining total mastery of their Saturneqsue rings.