According to Sir Isaac Newton, a body in motion tends to remain in motion, which explains why humans occasionally depart the Earth via Gravitron. Experience centrifugal motion while remaining firmly grounded with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get three body hooping classes at Nola Hooping (a $60 value). Perpetually gyrating fitness buffs can redeem this deal at eight locations, and an adult must accompany participants younger than 16 years old.
A hip-limbering hula-hoop-style class, hooping offers a low-impact way for exercisers of all fitness levels to strengthen cores, with the potential to burn about 500 to 800 calories per hour. Human centrifuges can choose from three hooping classes. The 45-minute basic hooping class teaches fundamental moves, and the 50-minute hoopilates workout synergistically combines Pilates and hula hooping. Hearts in search of a more rhythmic beat can engage in the high-energy cardio challenge of the 30-minute cardio hoops class. Hula hoops are provided for in-class use, so there’s no need to cobble one from old Conestoga wagon wheels.
Unlike dragging elliptical machines from one room to another, swinging hula hoops is a fun, stress-relieving activity that takes place in a group setting. Classes are available at various times throughout the week; check the schedule to register online.