Community ed takes hula-hoop fitness for a spin
Elvis has not left the building – at least not at Bailey Elementary’s gymnasium. The rock ‘n’ roll king’s tunes greet attendees taking part in a unique fitness class that’s well suited to his swingin’ songs.
The class, held by District 833 Community Education, is called Hoop It Up, where participants use hula hoops as part of a fitness routine.
After warming up to Elvis songs, the group transitioned into a stretching phase before tackling movements incorporating Pilates and yoga.
Convention hula-hooping-related movements are later introduced at the session, where participants enjoyed the low-impact workout.
The class is offered through community education through the Homeward Bound Theatre Co., a nonprofit group that incorporates performing arts into community activities.
Homeward Bound worker Dede Gusek led the hula hoop session on Thursday, Feb. 19, at Bailey Elementary. She instructed a group of women how to incorporate hula hoop activities into fitness routines they can use at home.
More information on community education activities is available at www.cecool.com.