A few years ago I bought a hula hoop and did some hoop dancing. It was fun!
A few weeks ago I tried a free aerial hoop class, which is like trapeze acrobatics but with a hoop instead of a bar. I liked it, so I signed up for a 6-week class.
It involves a lot of chinups and upside-down sit ups so its pretty tough, but the hardest part is the toe-pointing. Ballet was a long time ago and all the yoga lately really encourages tow-spreading – which I have embraced. The hanging from keens, elbows, etc also induces a lot of bruises, but maybe I’ll toughen up over the next few weeks. By the end I hope to do pike mounts in the recommended way, without kicking to get my feet through. Eventually I hope to be able to put it all together like in the video.