Latest News on Class Times 2013 New Classes and Courses
I am hoping to run a routine/choreography class where you can come along and learn a whole hoop routine for fun or to take part in events or both! This is a great chance to learn how to make transitions work better and get some new skills!
Classes run as follows:
Mondays 6pm and 7pm John Pounds Centre - No class on bank holidays as the centre closes. Please note due to exams in the centre there will only be a class at 7pm on 13th May and that will be the last Monday class until Monday 2nd September.
Tuesdays 5:45pm at Bedhampton Social Hall (this class replaces the Havant Leisure Centre class) Great for beginners. Please note our last class will be Tuesday 14th May until we return on Tuesday 3rd September .
Wednesdays 6:30pm Portsmouth High School – IMPORTANT – As a rule it is a good idea to text 07787 950092/contact me for details as sometimes we have to cancel if the school is using the hall and let us know last minute. DUE TO EXAMS THE CLASSES HAVE STOPPED UNTIL SEPTEMBER – watch this space for new start dates.
Wednesdays 8pm John Pounds Centre. Last class of season will be 1st May as then the hall is in use for exams. Restarting on Wednesday 4th September
Saturdays 10am St James’ Hospital. Last class Saturday 11th May until Saturday 7th September – look out for outdoor classes weather permitting.
Contact Sally to book on any of the classes or with any questions – text or call 07787 950092. Email Sally@hoopshaker.com
There will be some more changes during May as it may or may not have come to some of your attention that I am completely pregnant. I say completely as often people ask me how pregnant I am. Definitely 100%. Am I going to stop hooping when I’m reeeeeeally pregnant – yep still definitely 100% completely and now massively pregnant. But my answer is the same – that I will keep hooping as long as my body says it’s ok. Here I am hooping on stage at a club night at 6 months pregnant…
I think that it’s really important to listen to your body, that goes for if you’re ill, tired or in my case – pregnant. I have been very lucky. Until the last month even I hadn’t really noticed the pregnancy. I ‘bloomed’ at 6.5 months with the arrival of a bump on landing on holiday in Egypt. I literally got ON the plane with nothing to show for 6.5 months baking and got off the other end with a big firm bowling ball smuggled up my top!
I thought after my holiday that I might be too round to hoop but it has been fine and we only spend around 30 or 40 mins of class on the waist and the rest is hand/off body usually depending on what I’m doing with then so it has been fine. They keep asking when will I stop but I can’t really answer as I will keep going until the baby or the body says otherwise! Just as ‘everbody’ is different so is every ‘body’.
Teaching is fine at the mo and fingers crossed it stays that way but I’m not silly – I know to be a bit careful and if I can’t cope then I have to stop and that is that.
As I said, I have been lucky and actually do keep forgetting that I am preggers! I must remind myself to be careful with lifting hoops in and out of the car or perhaps going in for some hoopy jumps which I shouldn’t in case I lose my balance. I am trying to make a pregnant hoopy video but I struggle with my laptop eating clips…for now I hope the pics of what the bump has been up to make you smile. 6.5 weeks to go to baby busts out…eeek!
My top tips for pregnant hoopers:
1) Check with you doctor if it’s ok for you to carry on. Don’t leave this decision to your hoop teacher or even to yourself really.
2) Listen to your body – does it hurt? Are you getting tired too easily or dizzy and hot? If so you don’t want to put yourself at risk of falling over or not getting enough bloody to your precious cargo. And KEEP listening to your body as things change quickly.
3) Can you keep talking normally as you hoop? If you can’t then you are over exerting yourself and need to slow down.
4) Have you had any complications/symptoms with pelvic conditions such as SPD? If your pelvis hurts you probably won’t want to do much let alone hoop! Keep movements to forward and back so as not to upset the pelvis.
5) Don’t overdo things – this means everything! Also watch out for those ligaments – it’s easier to accidentally over stretch the body when pregnant due to the hormone ‘relaxin’ (chillin out maxin, acting all cool) in your body which is there to help the body prepare for labour by making things looser ready to pop out a baby.
6) Use a lighter hoop - I’ve only been using my poly pro since being pregnant. Much kinder.
7) If you can’t waist hoop use the opportunity to work with the arms or off body.
Please note that this is not a professional opinion! I am basing this on my own experience and YOU need to speak with YOUR doctor and listen to YOUR body.
Sundays: Currenlty full at Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington Lane.
If you are a company that would like to promote healthy activity for your employees please get in touch as I can help provide something suitable from tasters, courses and workshops.
Please watch this space and the face book group for info and special offers. Please contact me via personal facebook message or email email@example.com or text 07787 950092 for details and/or bookings.
During classes you will learn the basic move and quickly progress! The class is very informal yet very effective. 10 minutes of hula hooping can burn up to 100 calories and it’s also a great way to increase flexibility and work those abs! Come along and get jiggy with it
Hoops are provided for classes & available to buy.