~I received a Hoopersize Kit for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions and stories are my own.~
My little one and I tend to get all crazy with workout and music videos in our living room. Our neighbors probably think we’re a bunch of oddballs, but it is a great way for us to have fun and exercise; especially on rainy days! Getting kids outside running and free playing is great, but sometimes that isn’t possible. We’re all subject to time and weather, and in some cases our environment. Not everyone has a backyard, a park or a gym nearby to allow them to get active with their kids. However, the majority of us do have televisions and VCRs and there isn’t any reason why parents can’t find at least 10 minutes to have fun and be active with their kids at home!
Hoopersize is the first retail fitness kit designed just for children and families to keep active. It comes with an indestructible, easy-to-assemble, full size Pro-Hoop that is designed to be a bit thicker and heavier for easier tricks as well as allowing kids to hoop longer. Once the Pro-Hoop is assembled it will not break nor bend.
Along with the Pro-Hoop, it includes two Parents’ Choice Foundation Award-winning DVDs. The DVDs feature a wide range of activities, including instructional music videos that teach tricks, dynamic routines and entertainment with nutrition and other tips.
First of all, my tot loves hula hoops. He doesn’t quite know how to use a hula hoop, but he uses one at school during physical therapy for pushing/pulling exercises and likes to do spacial relation activities with them. There are many ways for kids to exercise with a hula hoop that isn’t just hip spinning. You can come up with your own activities, or play along with the exercises in Hooper-Size Me! and How to Hoopy with Dr. Hoopenstein !
My tot loves to try and hold the Pro-Hoop over his head and dance around like the ladies in Hooper-Size Me!
The music on the Hoopersize DVDs reminds me of a cross between 80s synth pop, hip-hop and dance. They exude excitement and fun with their bouncy lyrics and really get kids moving. You could even just bop around to the music with the kids without the Pro-Hoop! Which is great if you have multiple children or just one Pro-Hoop, because it means they (or you) can still join in and have fun!
Hooper-size is for 6 and Up and my tot is only 5 (though he is big!), but we have fun together. I love what KidTribe is doing with their programs like the Hoopapalooza Fitness Concert for kids and families. With child obesity sadly on the rise and now declared as a disease by the American Medical Association, it is important for us as parents to get involved with our children and programs in the community where we can help. You can start by sharing information about the Hoopersize Kit, Hoopapalooza and what KidTribe is providing with your school, recreational centers and even special needs facilities.
Sharing with children how exercise can be fun and exciting and easy to do at home is a great start, becoming your child’s partner in exercise and play not only helps get them moving but is also wonderful bonding time. You get to see how being playful, silly and active with Hoopersize is also helping to keep them healthy and strong, and be a part of it.
Besides, who doesn’t like to hoop?
Purchase: You can purchase the Hoopersize Kit that includes the Award Winning DVDs and the Pro-Size Hoop for $39.95.
Winner of Hoopersize Kit – #173 Sara B.