Friday, January 30, 2015

Halftime Hoopla at the Roller Derby

Halftime Hoopla at the Roller Derby


A Quick Hooping Back-story:
"Last summer I started hula hooping to get into shape. After about a month I started taking hoop dance classes to help me stay motivated and meet other beginner hoopers. In November I started going to the weekly hoop jams with the Hoop Twin Cities group.


In January our group was asked to do the Half the halftime show for the North Star Roller Girls. This wasn't an organized performance by any means. It was just whoever wanted to show up for an extra jam. We all brought extra hoops so that people from the audience could come join us, but we underestimated how popular it would be. It was a full-on party with people dancing and hooping. At one point we were surrounded by a huge conga line!


The theme of the derby bout was Space Jams. We were all encouraged to dress up for the space theme. I dressed up as Leela from Futurama. I’m easy to spot in our group picture because I was the only Cyclops.


I think the best part was after the half time when I hung out with some young girls in the hallway. They were waiting to give high fives to the skaters as the teams left the stadium. These girls were really excited to interact with their derby heroes. I thought it was great that they had these tough female role models to look up to. "


This story, by a JunoActive.com employee, shows us that working out or being active doesn't have to be what everyone else is doing or the same old boring thing you did last year. If just thinking of running on the treadmill again is enough to make you want to eat a box of pastries, then why torture yourself? Find something that works. Think outside the box. Surround yourself with other strong, positive female role models when doing it, which allow you to be your best self. Confidence is contagious, and like attracts like. What did Gandhi say???? Oh yes, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” If you are positive, you’ll find yourself attracting people that are also positive. So what events are in your area that just might be kind of fun after all? Give something new a try this week and let us know all about it! Better yet, share a picture of what you did while wearing your JunoActive Clothing!





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