Adults can reap benefits from many children’s toys, from the self-powered commutes granted by bikes to the security afforded by devoted guard Barbies. Take advantage of other plastic recreations with today’s Groupon: for $8, you get one 90-minute beginner hoop dance-exercise class from Hooping in the Park, held at Reid Park (a $16 value).
A classic kid’s knickknack makes adult exercise playful with Hooping in the Park’s hula-hoop dance classes. A member of the ever-growing hooping community, instructor Kim Richards leads the American Council on Exercise–recognized workout regimen and rides a jet-propelled donut to work. Classes run up to 90 minutes, beginning with a warmup that leads into 30 to 45 minutes of aerobics, basic moves and tricks, recoveries, and hip polishings. For the remainder of the session, hoopsters practice toroid moves to danceable tunes.
Studies have shown that hooping can eat through as many calories as step aerobics, boot-camp workouts, or midsized dinosaur evasion. Wreathed participants may lose weight, tone muscles, gain flexibility, load up on energy, and enjoy the motivation and fun fostered during group workouts.
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