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Hooping It Up

By Michelle Boudin

For two hours, you can whittle away your midsection at a Hoop Jams session in Plaza Midwood.The latest fitness craze to hit Charlotte isn’t in a cold fitness room or spin class. instead, it takes place every Sunday afternoon in a 6,000-square-foot photography studio in Plaza Midwood. No weights, no workout mats, not even an instructor. But at Hoop Jams, there is often a DJ and everyone has … a hula hoop.

Turns out the game once relegated to kids’ birthday parties is a great workout (Michelle Obama, Beyoncé, and Liv Tyler are just a few notables hooping it up to stay in shape). Organizer Jim McGuire says there are Myers Park and Dilworth moms hooping next to hippies and twelve-year-olds. “it’ll be mainstream in a few years,” he says. Want to get your hoop on? Head to McGuire’s studio at 1212 east Tenth street on Sundays (starts at 4:30 p.m.) and Wednesdays (starts at 6:30 p.m.) for a two hour sweat session. You can purchase your hoop there.

This article appears in the April 2010 issue of Charlotte Magazine

Published by Cara Zara

Cara Zara, science educator and children's entertainer has performed at hundreds of festivals, libraries, birthday parties, school assemblies, corporate events and charity functions in the Southeast and interacted with over 75,000 children.

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