Hoop­ing heads to Hamil­ton

Hamilton Metro News - - Front Page - Danielle Ni­chol­son Con­tact Amy on 021 431 974, email amy.mcau­ley@pow­er­hoopnz.co.nz or visit http://pow­er­hoopnz.co.nz/.

Hula hoop­ing— it’s still a fun pas­time for kids, even in our dig­i­tal age. But it’s also a great form of ex­er­cise for adults, which has taken the Auck­land mar­ket by storm and is on its way to Hamil­ton.

Founder of Pow­er­hoop­ing NZ Amy McAu­ley is look­ing for lo­ca­tions in Hamil­ton to host demon­stra­tions and for peo­ple to train as in­struc­tors with a view to hold­ing reg­u­lar classes.

“We have demos planned for around the country over next few weeks in­clud­ing in Hamil­ton— it’s a great way to get in shape and it has the fun fac­tor,” said Amy.

The classes, says Amy, are suitable for any­one of any age, shape, size and fit­ness level. Top ath­letes have been known to at­tend the classes along­side first­timers.

“The el­dest we’ve had along is 76. The ma­jor­ity of peo­ple who at­tend the classes tend to be women, although Amy has heard from women whose hus­bands do the hoop­ing ex­er­cises at home.

Hoop­ing is said to be a great core work­out but be­cause the colour­ful hoops are weighted, par­tic­i­pants also get an up­per body re­sis­tance and car­dio work­out.

Amy is keen to hear from a busi­ness, such as gyms or health cen­tres, that may wish to host a pow­er­hoop­ing demo.

She would also like to hear from those whomay be in­ter­ested in be­com­ing a pow­er­hoop­ing in­struc­tor.

“The classes can be run from in gyms through to places like a com­mu­nity hall. Some­one who’s been a zumba in­struc­tor, for ex­am­ple, is ideal.”

Pow­er­hoop­ing is set to come to Hamil­ton.

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