“Hooping is something that I didn’t believe I could do,” I said at my cardio hooping class. “It took me about a month to successfully spin the hoop around my waist. I saw it as a challenge and jumped right into it.” I am a personal trainer, yoga instructor, opera singer, actress, server and formerly, a Hoopnotica Master Trainer and certified hula hoop instructor and an FXP Fitness Master Trainer/Director of Education. Being inside the hoop made me happy and boosted my confidence; it felt great. It became my obligation to share this passion with the world, one hooper at a time. I love that hooping keeps you in the moment; it’s not important what is going on around you, all that matters is the hoop. I can feel my stress melting as I am hooping. The bonus for me was that I could see my body changing. I felt empowered by the hoop.
Wildkat Hoops was born. Now, almost 8 years later I craft specialized customized hula hoops, hold hooping classes for a fabulous cardio workout, movement-intensive workshops and host birthday parties and other events. I believe it is everyone’s right to express themselves and to be healthy and strong. The hoop is a fabulous medium for achieving that! The movement created a wonderful transition into yoga for me too. It’s important to find stillness and ease to create clarity and alignment in both the body and the mind.