Spring, to me, is inextricably linked to hula hooping (and roller skating....and swinging...and silk dresses....).
But let's focus on hooping today.
Yes, it's got a retro panache, and a childhood association that makes you feel silly and can sometimes (lately) conjure up a fair lot of stinky dread-locked drum-circling images (for some reason)...but fundamentally, it's just damned good exercise.
I recommend getting a hoop made for you (it's inexpensive if you think of it as exercise equipment, as opposed to a toy: starting at about $25).
I had my hoop made locally by Hooped.com (based in Boulder), and they'll make one according to your hoop weight & color preferences.
|Jane Russell Hoops|
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|I had my custom hoop made by Hooped in Boulder, CO|