Monday, January 26, 2015

The SUN!!

You know that feeling when you're sick, and it's like, "well, this is it, I'm never going to feel better again." Yeah, that was me last week. Beyond awful. Luckily, the germs have passed and I'm back to feeling like a normal person! And just in time for this beautiful sunshiny week ahead of us.

So hoop class tomorrow night is ON!!!

And don't forget to sign up now for my annual Valentine's Burlesque Class! Let your partner buy their own chocolates and give them the gift that keeps on giving ;)

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

No Class 1/20/15

Well. The bug going around has finally gotten me, so there is no hoop class tonight. :( See y'all next week!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Are you ready for Valentine's Day?

Yes, Christmas is over, but Valentine's Day is around the corner! A lot of people hate this holiday, but it's always been a favorite of mine. Even when I was a single girl, I still enjoyed buying chocolate, dinner with friends, and always dying my hair bright red. Ok, I still do that. :)

It's hard to buy for a partner on Valentine's Day. As adults, we typically buy whatever we want for ourselves. Especially men, my husband at least. Also, it's right after Christmas, so all those gift ideas have usually been used up. How about something else...something romantic that can't fit in a box?

Yes, it's back!! Febuary 7th, 1pm-3pm, come get a crash course in burlesque!! What guy doesn't want to see his beautiful lady in a way he never has before? No dance experience necessary, we'll go through everything from the moves, the music, the fashion, learn a choreographed dance, AND we'll talk about the mindset of being open and fabulous with your partner. This class is 18+, women only, and wear whatever workout clothing you feel comfy in. Bring a boa, and a pair of elbow length gloves (I will have extras to use, first come, first serve). You'll leave with the knowledge and confidence to really surprise your partner this February 14th, and for years to come! Space is limited, sign up securely below!

Burlesque for Body and Mind! 
February 7th, 2015
Yoga Studio of The Woodlands
26603 Oak Ridge Drive
Spring, TX 77373

Burlesque for Body and Mind

Monday, January 5, 2015

Well hello 2015!!

There's nothing like the start of a new year. The first Monday of 2015 is upon on, and while it's cold outside, the sun is shining, FINALLY!

Of course, for so many of us the first thing we think is, "time to get in shape, time to lose weight!". Those things aren't always mutually exclusive though. So how about instead of trying to change your body, try changing your mind?

Enjoy moving your body! We all do so much everyday that isn't very fun at all, don't let your workout be one of those things. We work off calories, move our bodies in ways we forgot how to, and laugh until our guts ache. Not bad for a Tuesday night, right? See ya tomorrow! 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Last Class of the Year!

Yup, 2014 is coming to a close! Can you believe it?? It's amazing how fast time passes as you get older. I've got LOTS of great stuff in store for HoopCubed in 2015, including more hoop jams, more classes, more burlesque, and above all, more FUN!!! You guys make life so wonderful, can't wait to hoop with you soon :)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Am I the "fat hooper"?

So I'm about to get really real. REALLY real. If you know me, you know I rarely give a damn about what others think about me. It doesn't even occur to me usually that someone may be judging me. I walk around with a smile, oblivious to any dirty looks that may be coming my way. But there are times when my self confidence takes a nose dive, and last Sunday was one of them.

Said Sunday was the Rachel Lust hoop workshop here in Houston. I signed up for the evening course over the summer, and was moderately excited. Why only moderately? Because I knew that I would be the biggest girl there. Often I am at these workshops. I don't know why. Normally I don't care, but the thinness was just intense this time. I felt like a fool, using my larger hoop while others used hoops that looked like minis to me. ME, I felt like a fool!! The girl who is CONSTANTLY reiterating that hoop size doesn't indicate being better! The girl who constantly reminds students that hooping is not a competition.

Except that it is. Everything is. Who has been hooping longer, who learns tricks faster, who has the best hoops, who has been to the most (and best) conferences, whose videos have the most hits, who performs most, who gets better gigs, etc, etc, etc.

Don't get me wrong, the workshop was great, and I learned a ton of stuff. Really great stuff that I cannot wait to use in my own dance, and Rachel is a great teacher. But I have to say, I was grateful to have a reason to bail early. Looking at myself in the mirror next to the thin girls was starting to wear on my soul. This is no one's fault but my own, and certainly not anyone else in the class. But still, it was a problem.

Why am I telling you all this? To show that it's ok. Even the most confident people feel like crap sometimes. And this too shall pass.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Love your body!!

One of my favorite things about hooping, or dance in general really, is that no matter what kind of body you have, you can do it. And having a smaller body doesn't necessarily make it easier or vice versa. A lot of people shy away from hooping after seeing videos online, thinking that it's only something for smaller ladies. Nothing could be further from the truth! With the right size hoop, anyone can excel. I'm a huge supporter of loving the body you're in, not the body you want. So, on to my annoucement...

I'm the new Street Team Leader for Body Love 4 All (! We're an organization of like minded people, looking to spread the idea of respect and love for everyone, regardless of size. Society and media doesn't make this easy, and one of my personal goals as the street team leader is to change that. Can I change everyone's mind? Nah. Can I change at least one? You better believe it. Join our local chapter for soon to come fun events!! Here's our meetup group,