Hoop for Your Heart
On Friday, Feb. 18, give fitness a spin!
More than just child's play, hula-hoops are making a comeback. First Lady Michelle Obama gave it a whirl on the South Lawn of the White House and it’s been grabbing headlines as the newest fitness craze. But hooping for fitness has been around for ages. Made popular in the 1950s by an American toy company, hula-hoops actually trace their exercise roots to Ancient Greece.
So, if you’re looking for a fun way to stay in shape, now is your chance to hoop with a master and fellow Club Red members.
Burn away calories
Hooping has been shown to help
tone abdominal muscles
increase cardiovascular stamina
strengthen core muscles
Just 8 minutes of hooping can burn up to 110 calories—as many calories as running an 8-minute mile.
Make fitness fun
“Hooping can add an element of fun and dance while toning your core muscles,” says Loren Bidner, a nationally renowned fitness expert who teaches Hoopclass, a workout dedicated to hooping in New York City. Featured on NBC’s Today Show and Fox News Live, Loren’s been leading the hooping revolution.
Hoop with the expert for FREE
On Friday, February 18, Loren will lead a FREE hooping workout for Club Red members and the community.
When? 6-7 p.m. Where? Aquatic and Fitness Center at UVA
What better way to celebrate Heart Month and get moving toward your heart-health goals? Sign up today. Don’t have a hula-hoop? Don’t worry, hoops will be provided.