I will do just about anything to be like Beyoncé. She uses red toilet paper? So do I. She wears sequins all the time everywhere? Me too. She hula hoops to get fit? Done and done. Because there is a class for every weird fitness thing you can think of, Hoopnotica — a lesson in advanced hula hooping — exists and is somewhat thriving.
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The exercises, all performed with hula hoops, are supposed to strengthen the core. While the whole class was super low-impact and borderline snoretastic, if you just do these few moves in rapid succession, you'll have a pretty fun routine. This is supposed to strengthen back muscles and increase the spine's flexibility.
So when you dance to Get Me Bodied you won't throw your back out. This stretch gently opens the side of the body. Good prep for anything that will involve burning away love handles.
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Waist hooping allegedly burns 955-655 calories an hour. That's, what, one Starbucks pastry? Pliés further elevate your heart rate while toning inner thighs.
Upside: you'll look really wiggly like this model! Works the obliques as you rotate your torso.
You can also do this move in a sustained plié to force your inner thighs to engage. Passing is supposed to help develop a super sleek upper body. This looks easy, but if you do it 75 times, you'll feel it, promise.
You'll feel this one all the way down the length of the arm, including the shoulders and upper back. You also might feel it in your head when you hit it a couple of times. Lunges tone the booty, while hoop squeezes engage the arms, shoulders, and chest. Yes, you could work these same muscle groups with dumbells, but if you were GIF'd doing it you wouldn't look like this.