I love my day job, but it keeps me sitting in front of a computer for hours. I also have a little rebel living inside me that has decided the machine to rage against is the gym. At the end of a long day, the last thing I want to do is move from machine to machine, hoping I remember how to use each of them and that no one is using the one I want. Hooping is the perfect answer for this sedentary gym hater. My hoop became my anywhere, any- time gym. I always have one in my car, I keep one at my office, and I have a healthy collection at home. When I go on vacation, I make sure I have a travel hoop in my bag. I would never think of using the gym in the hotel. I’m on vacation, why should I think about exercising? But I don’t want to forget my hoop. Ever. An anywhere, any-time, portable gym is awesome, but the best part is that a hoop isn’t just a piece of exercise equipment. It’s a partner. I’ve learned to move my body in whole new ways, with my partner. I’ve learned to love my body in a way I never thought possible, thanks to my hoop. At the end of a long day, I can hoop for so much longer than a treadmill can hold my interest. It has become a form of meditation for me, a movement therapy. What is the longest time you’ve ever fully committed to going to the gym multiple times a week? For me, I usually give up around month 3. I picked up my hoop in August of 2017 and haven’t looked back. I know there are other gym haters out there that could benefit both physically and mentally, by picking up and connecting with just one object. No complicated machines, no on-going monthly memberships guilting you into showing up, just one beautiful you and one beautiful hoop. Fellow gym haters pick up a sacred circle and rage against the machine with me!