Coach takes a spin at record

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Driveway - By ROSANNA CAN­DLER

THE next time hula-hoop­ing coach Bree Kirk-Burn­nand is asked how many hoops she can do at once, she hopes to re­ply: ‘More than any other per­son in the world’.

On Thurs­day at Cen­tral Park in Perth’s CBD, KirkBurn­nand will at­tempt to break the cur­rent Guin­ness World Record of spin­ning more than 162 hula-hoops si­mul­ta­ne­ously for at least three ro­ta­tions.

“I think I’m go­ing to be re­ally ner­vous…I’m go­ing to be pet­ri­fied,” she said.

“It’s al­ways been a record that I have had in the back of my mind, but only in the last six months did I think I could ac­tu­ally do it.”

The Happy Healthy Hoops founder is al­ready no stranger to world records, hav­ing al­ready bro­ken the record for most num­ber of hoops spun by a group while tour­ing with 10 fel­low hoop­ers.

For this chal­lenge, Kirk-Burn­nand said she was build­ing mus­cle in the gym to spin at least 20kg of hoops around her body.

Af­ter tak­ing a hoop­ing fit­ness class “on a whim” three years ago, Kirk-Burn­nand said it had quickly changed her life.

“It was the most fun I had ever had while keep­ing fit and I was in­stantly hooked,” she said.

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