I bought myself an adult-sized hoop in 2012 for my 43rd birthday. When I cleared some space, put on some music and gave it a spin, my first thought was: Everyone needs to know about this! That mission began with weekly hoop jams and local events, and led to the opening of my Hoop Joy studio in 2015. I offer adult hoop classes that focus on individually-paced skill-building, and promote the physical and mental workout of hooping as a tool for healthy aging. It fills me with delight to encourage new hoopers, and to support people who have made the courageous leap to let themselves be beginners!