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Hoopnotica offers an alternative cardio workout

Who says hula hoops are a thing of the past? Not Kathy Bellamy, who runs Hoopnotica classes for Campus Recreation.

“Hoopnotica is a fun fitness alternative,” Bellamy says. “Hula hooping will strengthen and tone your abdominal muscles, strengthen and mobilize your lower back and hips. Because you are engaging and using so many different muscle groups at the same time you also have the benefit of burning far more calories than you would with just simple sit-ups or crunches.”

She says making it part of your fitness routine will also improve your posture, balance and agility.