You know you are a hooper when:

Hey, all. A few of us beginners were saying how we didn’t really feel like like hoopers yet. I started being aware of how into it I really was and decided to write a Signs That You Are a Hooper list for beginners to help us see that we are hoopers and also because I think the list could be hilarious. I want to open it up to suggestions from the community to see what kind of list we can come up with.

So far I have:

You know you are a hooper when:
1. You spend five minutes packing clothes and personal items for a weekend trip and 45 minutes deciding which hoops and hoop-making supplies to take.
2. You own more than five hoops.
3. You have so much hoop tape that your room looks like a rainbow threw up in it.
4. Your spinning class has nothing to do with bikes.
5. You choose your new car based on whether your hoops will fit or not.
6. Your family and friends start singing songs to you with words changed to hoop or hooping. My brother’s entire family sang, “I like to hoop it, hoop it,” during our vacation a couple of weeks ago.

Reply by Miss Q on December 15, 2009 at 4:39pm
You know you are a hooper when you walk into a public place in your town and 5 strangers ask you if you are the “hula hoop girl” I saw, here, there, everywhere around town =) I smile and ask if they would like to try either the one in my hand or one of the many in my mini van I just purchased….because it fit the most hoops!!!

Reply by Madison Orange on December 15, 2009 at 4:45pm
when you anything or everything round you think its a hoop and have to double take
example: I always double take on hoses on the ground thinking its tubing lol

Reply by Khaanee on February 1, 2010 at 1:30pm
You know you are a hooper when:
Your den furniture has been re-arranged to accomodate hooping but would make HGtv think “you need a room makeover”

Reply by insomniexx on February 2, 2010 at 10:35am
You know you are a hooper when your walls and ceiling are embelished with colorful stripes
Reply by MUNK * Amanda on February 4, 2010 at 6:07pm
I’ve experienced many of the signs, but also :
When you receive holiday cards wishing you ” HOOPY HOLIDAYS !”
When you go to bed at night and your thoughts are spinning around your head as if you’re hooping!

Reply by Mrs. Skittles of Sparkle & Burn* on February 5, 2010 at 8:44am
~ the manager of the hardware store asks you if you own an irrigation installation company and you have to explain what you are doing with all the tubing you purchase.

Reply by lauren | onesweetwhirled on September 28, 2009 at 5:41pm
“- Whenever you see a large open area you think “wow, great hooping space”

Reply by Jo-Ann on August 22, 2009 at 7:57am
You have a hooping bookmark folder on your computer.
You get the urge to try a new trick at midnight and you are outside in your pajamas in two seconds.
Your 11 month old son sees a hoop and puts it over his head and shakes.
You have the perfect spot for your collapsable on the floor of your car right under the babies car seat.

Reply by Wild Mountain Hooper on September 25, 2009 at 8:44am
-you have a bumper sticker that says “What Would Buddha Do?” with the word HOOP written over it in the dust that settled on the sticker(from backroads of course)
-when all u do is constantly think of places that would be great for hooping(ie. mountains, cliffs, meadows, etc.)
-when you spend more time on hoopcity than myspace, facebook, and twitter combined
-when random hooping in front of random people does not bother you anymore— may or may not be a good one. not all hoopers like to perform.

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