Anita B: thank you so much for this <3
celestialpassion: My measurements are 53"-49"-64". What kind of hoop should I get?
Lakeetha Collins: I have a fitness hoop, but I still can't hula hoop. Any suggestions?
Kati Bruce: This inspired me to get out and go hoop!
faeryface: yay I love this so much! being inclined to embonpoint and just a fledgling
hooper, this was really nice to see. lots of petite or toned performers and
tutorialists on YT and I love them so very much, but that doesn't look like
me... sometimes I get a little discouraged.... <3 you rocked my hulaworld
just now. excellent choice of songs too!
Shannon Herrington: My new hooping video. Please share!
Shannon Herrington: My latest hooping video has been viewed 229 times. Please keep sharing if
you haven't! I don't mean to whore it so much but I love the video myself
and I want to touch as many people as possible with it. <3
Stephanie Boardman: I started hooping about 4 months ago. THIS was one of the very first videos
I watched. It was so inspirational for me!! And I was even more inspired
when I saw that there are other hoopers in Kentucky HAHA! :) I'm sure there
are more, but they're in hiding lol.
signsofjoy: Awww, you're so adorable!! <3
Shannon Herrington: I only use 160 PSI hoops also.
Shannon Herrington: Don't hoop on bruises! Get some arnica lotion and rest. While the bruises
heal, try off body moves.
grayganjax: i just wanted you to know... several months ago i picked up my first hoop
and because i'm a bit heavier i was extremely hesitant about carrying on
with it... then a month into my hooping journey i came across your video
and you inspired me to push forward. I can't imagine my life without
hooping. Bless you for making this video.
Ida Review: excellent! well done, mama!
BigSisterTutor: Great jobb!!! I'm getting so discouraged, because although I love to
hoop...my two large lady friends hanging on my chest make it seem damn near
impossible to get the hoop up around my shoulders. I'm SO frustrated, it
seems I'll never progress from hooping on the waist/hips!!!
Shannon Herrington: @marisa289 Thank you! <3
Bonnie Taylor: I was greatly encouraged by your 50" experience. Tried a 50" and still
couldn't do it. Tried a 60" and now I'm a hooper for the first time, too!!!
The right hoop size for you turns night into day. It's magical. You CAN'T
then you CAN. I made my hoops, but if anyone needs a 60", I saw that Neon
Hoops at Etsy has a listing for that size and larger under their tandem
hoops. And probably most folks at Etsy who do custom hoops could fix you
up. Thanks, Shannon. Your bravery MADE ME A HOOPER!!
dianne falgoust: fantastic wish you were here to help me
Shannon Herrington: @ZenMamaof2 My hoop is about 44-46". If you are having trouble, upgrade to
a larger hoop. Don't feel bad that your hoop is large. Look through other
videos of mine and notice my hoop was VERY large in the beginning. You can
BlueSuki: where did you get you hoop from?
Devrie Wise: Hoop dancing is so pretty! I loved watching you hoop dance. I can't do all
that jazz, but that's how I felt when I decided to make some hoops on a
whim with the family. I'm like, "OMG, I can hoop?" Big kids' hoops are NOT
good for adults! lol I though I couldn't do it because I got to fat to
hoop! You are so pretty dancing. Makes me want to learn all that pretty
Carrie Freeman-Smith: BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3
snardlefarb: this just made my day!
Mary Jo Garcia-Brown: Just want you to know that a year ago, I went to my first hula hoop class,
and I was a miserable failure. Spent the entire hour dropping the hoop and
picking it up. At the time, I weighed nearly 300 pounds. I felt that there
had to be some trick to it, so I came home and Googled "fat people hula
hooping." Your video came up, I watched it, and was completely inspired. I
kept on hooping, and I got better...a lot better. I have since lost over
100 pounds and am now teaching hoop. Thank you!
Shannon Herrington: If you don't feel like you are getting better, get a larger hoop. The
larger the hoop, the slower the rotation. Also, when I'm teaching, I notice
that larger women tend to have bad posture. Bring your shoulders up like
someone is pulling you up with a string and exaggerate your movements. Push
as hard as you can, put your whole body into it. A lot of hoopdancers use
arms to various reasons (dance, tricks, paddles, etc). On my Hooplove
channel, there are videos on hooping which show saves.
Squeen DreadHead: U ROCK! how long have u been hooping when u made this video? i just
started, i cant do any tricks yet thou...
Jacqueline Campbell: awesome..I am wanting to learn to hoop....nobody here in Bo-hunk Oklahoma
seems to know what I am talking about!
Shannon Herrington: @hooprainedance Thank you! <3
CircularPraise: Great video, Shannon. :)
Jess Boyangiu: Is your 44-46 hoop 160psi?
Meghan Stevens: I love this! You are too adorable. Happy Hooping!
Shayla Covington: Hooping is beautiful in the sense that there is no judgement. Movement is
an act of expression and it should be unique. When I'm hooping, it's just
me, my hoop, and my body, soul and mind. Trick are fun, but it's more
rewarding to play around, video tape yourself, watch what you create in
your own freestyle, and expand on that! Minus the huffs and puffs, it
hardly feels like your exercising! Keep it up girl.
onewomanbeing: you are inspiring.....Im making my hoop TOMORROW!!!
Shauna McGrath: Shannon-WAY TO GO, GIRL! I'm a big girl, too, trying to get fit and connect
with my body. Recently started hooping,hope for help w couple of problems
encountered-seem to have an appropriately sized hoop (also weighted, 2.5
pounds)can't keep it up for more than 20-30 sec:(. Your vids and othersseem
to show seasoned hoopers using their hands/arms frequently; is key
'pushing' the hoop back up when gravity starts pulling? Also got WICKED
bruises on hips. I've been hooping for 30 minutes a day?
J Smith: Great Video! What size is your hoop? I have started hooping, but can't keep
the darn thing going on my waist. Wondering if my hoop is too small....even
though it is the largest in the class. Any tips?
Shannon Herrington: @Mostellermom Thank you! <3
Shannon Herrington: @MootieScootie Thank you so much! It just takes time, practice and the
right tools (ie proper sized hoop). To learn knee hooping, I actually
learned on a smaller hoop than my norm.
larusia: Haha, you're amazing! I'm not even overweight and I always think "omigosh
these women and girls are so tiny!!! I feel a bit silly..." Good to know
that bigger girls can look amazing while hooping as well. :)
MsLovesparrow: how do you chest hoop
Jenny Anderson: great hooping, great smile.
liquidsweep: Hi I'm a larger girl just learning to hoop, its been four days now since I
bought a 40" hoop and it comes up to my belly button and I'm finding it
hard to keep going for more than four rotations its incredibly frustrating
as I've been practicing for four days and it feels like I'm not getting
anywhere with it.
Shannon Herrington: @chinupchamp Thanks! I'm glad! <3
celestialcircledance: I'm a tiny girl with a small hoop but I am sympathetic to your cause . I
have definitely seen big girls on you tube cranking it out so you don't
have to convince me and sometimes a bigger hoop is nice for a slower
sensual core rhythm . Your intro was funny . All you need now is a sexy
outfit and a stage .
Anna Chandler: I did color guard in highschool, and now I hoop! Woohoo!
knolan4237: There are a few classes in the Tulsa area but you're right. I've not seen
alot of it here though there was a girl dressed like a gypsy hooping at the
nearby lake yesterday. It always takes longer for things to catch on here :)
Hoku Lau: .love. :)
MakeupToMudIn3Sec: So ive been hooping for a while now, and ive been too embarassed to show
anyone other than my closest friends because i figured people would make
fun of me, i was completley un-aware that there were other girls just like
me out there, thank you <3
Shannon Herrington: I don't really measure my homemade hoops but I'd hazard a guess that it's
Leslie Fulger: I think you'd make a wonderful mime you are too funny & I know people would
be laughing their butts off! Great vid!
JNesser817: I love you and your video from one plus size to another. I have a big hoop,
still cant keep it up very well but I love trying!...Thanks
KKatPhoenix: This video gave me laughter, joy, and inspiration! You are awesome!!! :D