The HoopScoop - November

HELLO BEAUTIFUL HOOPERS Its all about YOU, my friend. Recently, I have taken a real interest in our Facebook page- if you are not signed up as a fan, I suggest that you consider it. This last month was almost side-splitting as stories of hooping bloopers and pics of girls hooping on trampolines rolled in. It's absolutely one of the most fab uses of Facebook I have ever witnessed. We're running a contest this month for a $50 gift certificate: Submit your holiday travel photo on (planes, trains, and automobiles!) and enjoy how uniquely wonderful it is to be a part of this wonderful community. Post them directly to our Facebook page and we will announce a winner on December 15. As the winter sets in, it becomes more and more challenging to motivate, right? Even now, as I sit in my hotel room in New York, I have no desire to go outside. Luckily, there is a hoop group meeting INSIDE later this afternoon... POOF! Excuse-be-gone. Wherever you are in the world, there is likely a place to gather and hoop. Look online, join FaceBook... and don't let the season be an excuse you use to put your practice on hold. The Holidays are right around the corner; your hoop is your partner in staying positive, cool, and collected. Because in the end, it's all about YOU. Happy Hooping! Gabriella Redding CEO & Hoopmamma   THE SCOOP Hoopnotica Kids UNITE! Because it's all about (little) you, too! hoopnotica kids UNITE! Teaching kids Hoopnotica is fun and easy. Embrace the family holiday parties this year with a fun way to bring the family closer  together- there is nothing better than a good ole fashioned family hoop off! Plus it's a great way to wait for the bird, or to help it all digest after your meal (before collapsing in front of the tube for a few hours of the Twilight Zone Marathon)! Check it out! We feature great KidTribe DVD's (featuring MissKellee), and kid- size hoops on our rockin' new shopping experience, just for kids! We'd love to see more pictures of little hoopers this holiday season; look for contests on Facebook, or nominate your favorite little one for Hooper of the Month!   WHAT'S HOT NOW INTRODUCING THER HOOPEROLOGY COLLECTION! Stay tuned for the year of the Hooper; an astrology-inspired journey into a collection that makes YOU the center of the universe; quite literally! This month we present to you The Sagattarius, as a tribute to our CEO Gabriella's upcoming birthday! We will be releasing a special hoop honoring each subsequent sign the month before their stars align into place...Happy Birthday, to all our upcoming Sag Hoopers! NEW CLASSES! Hoopnotica studio now holding classes 5 days / week in our Marina Del Rey/ Venice, CA in our Pop-Up Studio! Click here to see the schedule! TEACHER TRAINING Classes are being planned all over the globe! Here's a preview of the schedule, for more info click here!
  • Honolulu, HI - Levels 1 & 2 * Saturday & Sunday, December 11 & 12, 2010
  • New York City - Levels 1 & 2 * Saturday & Sunday, January 22 & 23, 2011
  • Seattle, WA - Levels 1 & 2 * Saturday & Sunday, January 22 & 23, 2011
  • Baltimore, MD - Levels 1 & 2 * Saturday & Sunday, January 22 & 23, 2011
  • Austin, TX - Levels 1 & 2 * Saturday & Sunday, January 28 & 29, 2011
  • Philadelphia, PA - Levels 1 - 3 * Saturday - Monday, February 5 - 7, 2011
  • Amsterdam - Levels 1 - 3 * Friday - Sunday, February 18 - 20, 2011
  • Nuneaton, UK - Levels 1 - 3 * Friday - Sunday, February 25 - 27, 2011
  • Dover, NH - Levels 1 & 2 * Saturday & Sunday, March 5 & 6, 2011
  • Bali, Indonesia - Levels 1 & 2 * March 2011!
PRESS! After being featured on Access Hollywood (NBC), Gabriella (AKA HoopMamma) made a call out to our Facebook fans to see who could name all three Limited Edition Hoops used on the set! The Hoopers with the keen eyes are: Elizabeth Solomon Sarah Pugh Lindsey Jarosz We will be sending the actual hoops used on the show out as prizes to you on Monday! Please call the office to arrange for delivery! And, just in case you were wondering, they were: the Night Blooming Jasmine; theDesert Rose; & the Vamp! Join us on Facebook for more fun and games... and inspiration to find health and happiness in your Hoopnotica practice!   HOOPER OF THE MONTH We are so inspired by Sherry's story, and the men and women who work so hard to protect our country. Although there was some confusion in our Facebook postings, we want you to know that this story was chosen as the Hooper of the Month PRIOR to what shall now be referred to as "the Veteran's Day Fiasco & Facebook retraction of 2010". Read her story below, and see if it gives you the same warm fuzzies it gave us! The Hula Hoop that Supports our Troops: Hoopnotica loves Sherry Kaminski, LCDR,NC ! Sherry says: "I am a NAVY nurse currently serving in Afghanistan. When I got my orders, I decided to take my hoop.  That is right, I packed my seabag and strapped my hoop on top of my backpack.  I left North Carolina and went to Gulfport, MS for in processing.  Hoop in tow.  I hooped in my hotel room as a stress relief.  I was there a week or so then was flown off to NJ for hard core training.  Once again, my hoop came with me.  It is pink which turned alot of heads.  Many thought it was poles for mosquito netting for our cots.  I took it out on a field operation and hooped.  Alot of other sailors were intrigued and hooped too.  We were exhausted, fatigued and lost all humor.  The hoop added a spark of happiness.  Next, we loaded up on a plane to Kuwait.  Completely in combat hoop was there.  Finally, here I am in Afghanistan.  My hoop is dirty, scraped up but still with me.  I am lucky enough to be at the hospital now and I have it there to share during times that aren't really busy.  Unfortunately Hoopnotica doesn't ship to APO addresses because other nurses/medics have wanted their own.  My hoop has been a morale booster for me and others.  There was a challenge and currently i hold the record for longest consecutive hooping : 60 minutes exactly." Congratulations, Sherry! And thank you for sharing your story with us. You are truly an inspiration to us all, and it makes us all feel great to know that you are doing your part to keep everyone's spirits up while they are so very far away from home. We're sending you your choice of a NEW Nightblooming Jasmine, or Desert Rose as a special Thank You for just being YOU. Inspired? DO share..... send to!

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