For the past 10 years, I have been teaching hula hooping while cultivating and nurturing an accessible, body neutral, supportive community.
I realized early into my journey that hula hooping is a powerful catalyst for transformation in our lives.
I believe in this so much that I have dedicated my life to sharing the magic with as many folks just like you as possible.
But it wasn't always like this.
I've been big my whole life. I know how it feels to see smaller women dancing or playing sports and doubting I could even do things like that with my thick legs and wide hips.
Before I found hoop dance, I struggled. I lived a mostly sedentary lifestyle, working in an office and never seeming to stick to an exercise routine.
I also wanted to lose weight but could never make it happen. My blood pressure was on the rise and I was tired all the time. I felt desperate, like a prisoner in my own body.
Hula hooping changed all of that for me.
I became addicted immediately to the keen sense of accomplishment I felt every time I learned a new move. That drove me to practice every day.
No more bargaining with myself to try to stick to a routine. No more feeling like a failure every time I skipped the gym.
I started breaking a sweat every day without even trying - I just loved (and STILL love) hooping that much.
Before long, I noticed my body felt much stronger. My flexibility and coordination vastly improved. I had energy brimming out of me. I lost weight easily.
I found myself admiring how I looked for the first time. I couldn't believe those were my hips, my arms moving with so much elegance.
Even my relationships improved with everyone in my life, because hooping helped me find peace within myself.
Now I get to spend my precious time feeling good about who and what I am, knowing I have hooping to ground me and carry me through life.
If I can do it, you definitely can. And I'll be there with you every step of the way!