A BRAND NEW type of exercise class has been taking the UK by storm as news spreads of the waist-whittling effect of the Powerhoop. Unlike the small, light, plastic hoops from the 1950s, Powerhoops are large, weighted and padded, with a wavy inner profile. Their size and weight make “hooping” easy for new users, challenging for the body's core muscles as well as bringing super fast mid-body results for women, men and children of ALL ages.
Powerhoop’s “full-circle” training is designed to flatten the stomach, firm up the abs and strengthen the back. Users quickly notice a tangible difference in the circumference of their waist and with regular use, the Powerhoop also contributes to weight loss/calorie burn, reduced lower back pain and improved coordination.
Group classes are now spreading to gyms and community halls all over Europe and now here in the UK. The classes run for about 45/50 minutes and involve much more than just hip-twirling; the weighted Powerhoop is used in a variety of manoeuvres to work all the body’s muscle groups, including resistance-training, cardio-aerobics, stretching and pilates-based exercise.
Exercise should be FUN and looking back to our childhood for new fitness trends is certainly a way to achieve this. Over the last few years it was all about the more ‘traditional’ hula hoops used in fitness classes but this year we have advanced onto the Powerhoop. It’s much larger than traditional hoops, which makes it easier to spin but it is also weighted so cranks up the heart rate. The wavy profile inside the hoop is great for whittling the waist as it tones and tightens the core muscles. Powerhooping never gets boring and when you ramp up the music it feels far more like fun than exercise.
“I absolutely cannot wait to get my new Powerhoop classes off the ground in Stevenage in February and I have already had a lot of local interest. It is totally different to anything else around our area and appeals to the local community where I teach. Training your body, mind and muscles with hoops is a lot of fun and the results you can achieve for a flatter more toned tummy and stronger and more flexible core and back in a short amount time is simply amazing.”
So if you are interested in giving Powerhooping a go BOOK onto one of Mel’s TASTER sessions taking place at the NEW Nobel Venue Community Gym during February. Spaces and Hoops are limited so don’t miss out on your chance to try out the latest and greatest fitness buzz and you can even get your own Powerhoop if you get ‘hooping’ bug like everyone else.
*NEW* STEVENAGE Powerhooping TASTER SESSIONS with Mel
Tuesday Evenings, 7.30 to 8.15pm, Nobel Venues Community Gym, Mobbsbury Way, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG2 0HS