Coach takes a spin at record
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.