Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Hooping Already Has Its Own Jane Fonda

“Like millions of Americans, Marisa Tomei used to play with a Hula-Hoop as a child. And like most of those same Americans, she hadn’t hooped since. That is, not until two and a half years ago, when a friend asked her to come to a hooping class in Los Angeles. The class wasn’t about the familiar plastic hoops that Wham-O popularized in the 1950s and 1960s and are spun around the waist — rather, it was about heavier, wildly adorned, adult-size hoops that are spun around practically every part of the body. Ms. Tomei, the Academy Award-winning actress, was instantly hooked. Last year Ms. Tomei started working with Gaiam, the company that helped bring yoga to the masses, on a ‘Core & Curves’ workout video that will be released March 30. And when Gaiam asked her to work on another vide...

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