1. Megan says:

    February 19, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Hi there! I was wondering if you’d be able to recommend a hoop size for me? I’m 5′ 4″ and about 160-170 lbs. I’m interested in learning to hoop as a way to strengthen my core and try to lose weight. Any particular diameter or weight you’d recommend? Thanks!

    • rubyhooping says:

      February 19, 2014 at 4:30 pm

      Hi Megan! Thanks for visiting my blog. If you have never hula hooped before, I would recommend starting with a 40″ diameter hoop. That should be the perfect size for your body. The hoop will be large enough to rotate a bit slower so that you can learn how to hula hoop, but it will still be small enough to evolve with you as you get better at hooping. I recommend a hoop that weighs anywhere from 2 to 3 pounds. Anything heavier than that, in my opinion, can cause more harm than good, as I wrote about here in this post. I can make you a hoop the perfect size & weight for you. Check out my Custom Hoops page. The link is at the top-center of this site!

  2. Melody says:

    September 19, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Hey, I used to hula hoop using a light one, but then I shift to a heavy hula hoop to strengthen my core muscles. I know use a 2.5 pounds hula hoop.
    Will this actually help me in reaching my goal?

    • rubyhooping says:

      September 19, 2014 at 12:09 pm

      Hey Melody! Thanks for stopping by. Yes, your heavy hoop will help you to strengthen your core muscles. Heavier hoops are often easier to hoop on-body with, so you’ll be more likely to keep up a waist-hooping routine with that hoop. The lighter hoops, will can be used for waist hooping, are generally better for hoop dance, and off-body tricks such as isolations. However, any hoop is going to help tone those muscles! :) Hope this helps.

  3. c ramouche says:

    April 20, 2015 at 11:05 am

    This was very helpfully thank you very much.i wanted to know how long were your workout and how many times a week did your workout.

  4. Red Fox says:

    February 26, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    I recently bought a 85 cm hoop it is around 115 gm… I am 5’4″, and I need to lose my belly fat for a wedding next month. Would I be able to do that? I hoop daily for 12-15 mins morning and evening…but I don’t see any results as such, any workouts?

  5. Stephanie says:

    May 16, 2016 at 4:56 am

    My husband bought me a kids size light water hoop that reaches my hip, I just want to make sure that it will work for me I can hula for 30 to 1hr. Do I need a bigger heavier one I’m 5′ 3″ and 103 I’m trying to strengthen my abs

    • rubyhooping says:

      May 16, 2016 at 1:38 pm

      I would recommend a larger one. If you want to build muscle you’re going to want a heavier hoop. I would suggest one of our Weighted Exercise Hoops in a size 38.

  6. Phyllis Nance says:

    May 28, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    Thank you for sharing this information. I am a beginner. My hoop weighs 2.5 pounds. My issue is keeping the hoop on my waist while hooping. My hoop slants while I am hooping.

    • rubyhooping says:

      July 6, 2016 at 1:31 pm

      That means you are pushing harder on one side than the other! Try going in both directions with the hoop.

  7. Ash says:

    January 26, 2017 at 5:13 am

    I am 5’4″ and weigh 56 kg. I want to loose up to 3 kgs and get a flatter tummy. These extra few kgs have settled on my belly and waist. I want to get rid of this fat. Please suggest. I have never used a hoop before.

  8. Bin16 says:

    March 19, 2017 at 8:00 am

    Can hoop made of plastic of around 400gms be used.. my height is 5’3″ and weigh around 50kgs and want to reduce my belly fat

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