New workout craze has even gotten the First Lady involved - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/29/10

New workout craze has even gotten the First Lady involved

By Kristin Beerman | email

Edited by Jon Bush | email 

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – You've heard the saying what goes around comes around, which the same could be said for a simple workout that's been spinning through the decades and that's the hula hoop, but the newest spin on this craze is called hoop dancing.  Christabel Zamor is a hoola hoop instructor and she says this is an intense workout.

"Hoopdance definitely delivers a high body workout. It's not just strength building but also cardiovascular, builds endurance, core strength," Christabel Zamor, a hoola hoop instructor.

Over the past few years, hooping has exploded Across the U.S.  Even First Lady Michelle Obama has stepped into the ring.  Zamor says an hour of hoop-dancing can burn 600 calories.

"Yes, oh my gosh, especially in your abs, I really can feel it, it's a great strength builder, legs, absolutely," said Kitty Gordan, a hooper.

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