Friday, February 4, 2011

Workin' It OUT

What did you do this morning?


Well.  I started off the morning with my daily bowl of Raisin Bran.  MmmMmm, Good.

Nothing like keeping yourself regular.

Then, I hula-hooped with a room full of elderly women for 45 minutes.

No big deal.

It's called Hoopdio.   And it is as amazing as it sounds.

Channel the little girl inside you as you hula-hoop yourself into a frenzy. 

While jammin' to old school funk and modern Christian pop. 

With old women. 

It was epically awesome.  What a great way to start the day.

They sold me with the description:  Low impact cardio workout for all fitness levels.

Sign me up!  It didn't sound intimidating. It didn't sound like I would drop dead before we'd even gotten out of the warm-up phase of the class. 

AND, like a cherry on top of the sundae, the hoops are bedazzled and wrapped in prismatic, glittery mirror tape.

Umm.  Sa-weet.

After that amazing experience I was on a hoopin' high and didn't want to call my workout quits.  Henry was chillin' with his posse in the nursery, and I stumbled upon this beast...

It's like a step machine, elliptical and tread mill all in one. 

You shorten or lengthen your stride and step so you can go from stepping to jogging to a full-on sprint.  

All on one machine!  Pretty awesome.  

Hold on to your butts.  I'm about to reveal an amazing cardio secret that I have discovered.

Wait for it....

That's right... 

JUUUSSSTTTTIIIN BIIIIEEEEEBBBBBEEERRR (shake your arms and yell like Oprah and you really get the full effect.)

I know your laughing at me, but it works.  I speak the truth.

The helmet-haired little twerp can hammer out a phat beat.   Really pumps up your workout!!

That's really all I have for now.  Keep your eyes peeled. 

Hoopdio.  DO IT.  You know you want to.


  1. Emily, that is hands-down my favorite machine at the gym - it's amazing! Love your blog and Emily-isms...they never fail to put a smile on my face. :-)

    -Kristin W.

  2. Just recently found your blog and love it! I am from NC also (about 3hrs east of your general area). I see you haven't updated in a while, hope you aren't giving it up! Love your sense of humor in your posts!

  3. Hey, just found your blog about my Hoopdio class! So glad you came and I'd love to have you back anytime. Work yourself into a frenzy at Robinhood YMCA Wed nights at 5 or Fridays at 10:50 (for the more "mature" crowd you mentioned). Bring it woman! Full schedule is at my website You can even order your own bedazzled hoop! :-)