Sunday, October 11, 2009

10.3.09 Hoop Performances w. EOTO

These were by far the best performances I've had in my life! I felt so inspired from the amazing summer! I was full of energy and feeling grateful to spend time on stage with the boys again! Thanks to mattD for the footage!

Friday, August 21, 2009

2 New Hoop Classes @ DivaDen beginning Aug 25th &26th!!

Greetings my lovies!!!

I have 2 new classes beginning Aug 25 & 26th

Beginners Hoop Dance Tues. 8:15-9pm
Intermediate/Advanced Wed 8-9pm

Beginner HoopDance w. GroovinMeGzz-
Tues 8:15-9pm ($10)

MeGzz is a Certified and Licensed Hoopnotica Instructor and will cover the basics of Hoopdance-how to keep the hoop spinning on your waist, hips and above your head, and how to take the hoop on and off your body in a beautiful spiral! Plus tons of other fun and exciting moves!
There are many benefits of Hoop Dancing!

Intermediate/Adv Hoop Dance with GroovinMeGzz
Wed 8-9pm (Special introductory Price) $80 for 8 week series

This class is geared towards hoopers who have been inside the circle regularly for at least 3 months. We will be working on a choreographed routine to a specially selected song. Combining on body movements and off body isolated movement, flips and tosses, this routine will be fun to learn and to perform! At the end of the series, we will dress up in costume and perform the routine and put the clip on YouTube to share with the hoop community! I am delighted to share this opportunity with you! Please sign up soon, class is filling up!
Please email for any questions and for the music track we are working with.

Class space is LIMITED! So please sign up online TODAY!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

ahhh yes... Reflection on this year so far..

I got a package from my mom today and inside was a magnet with my favorite quote:
"Life is not about finding yourself, but creating yourself."
Wow, and then it hit me. I wanted to take a moment to jot down my thoughts on life right now at this moment! Things are getting better and I am basking in abundance!!

Its funny to think where I was mentally a year ago, I had just moved out to Portland, barely knew anyone in the Hoop Community... I was unemployed & stressing about it, unsure of what was to come...I didn't even know what direction I wanted to go towards...
so many friends gave me positive words and hopefully thinking, I tried hard not to roll my eyes! But finally...things are coming together !

My personal training clientele is finally building! I actually got productivity bonus this pay term which increased my $ per session a great deal!! finally!!!!! Several of my clients are loosing inches, dropping the pounds and getting closer to their goals! I am leading 2 group training programs, one has 8 people the other has 5 and its a real blast! I love turning up crappy workout beats and working people HARD!! What's even better- my boss believes in me & respects my work! It is an incredible feeling!!

My HOOP life!
WHOOHOO finally broke through my plateau. I felt in a HUGE RUT-my hip and neck pain have really been holding me back, especially working with doubles on the body... I was watching everyones videos and seeing all the new moves and feeling ENVY! argh! she has that move! and that one!!! haha, you know the feeling. Anyways I got the 3-beat weave...FINALLY jeez. that is a boost and a couple other concepts from Rich's diagrammatic hoop workshops..feels good to anti-spin indeed :)

Teaching- wow wow wow. My Diva Den studio classes were going okay.. the attendance was low but the students I did have were GREAT! but it brought down my confidence! Why wasn't anyone attending my classes? Who knows sometimes.... but
Since my Hoopnotica certification I have learned SO much!! and my class is now FULL and I'm looking for a new studio to begin more classes! Things are really taking off,I have ever growing opportunities and tremendous respect for the company and honored to be a part of Hoonpotica! I have more confidence than EVER in my teaching technique and how I can really impact the world in the most positive way possible.

Loving life, thick and thin, its all gravy baby.

Love to all you hoopers!!!

2009 is our year to SHINE!!!!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

New HoopDance Class begins Tues 4.28.09 :)

Greetings lovelies!

I am excited to announce-I AM OFFICIALLY a CERTIFIED & licensed Hoopnotica Instructor! wheee


Therefore, I will be beginning a brand new style of class beginning Tuesday April 28th 8:00-8:45pm @ Diva Den Studios!

Introducing Hoopdance for Beginners w. GroovinMeGzz!

We will cover the basics of Hoopdance-how to keep the hoop spinning on your waist, hips and above your head, and how to take the hoop on and off your body in a beautiful spiral! Plus other fun and exciting moves!

Physical benefits of hoop dancing:
-Build Core Strength
-provides incredible cardiovascular workout
-strengthens and tones your entire body
-develops balance and coordination
-reduces stress and increases vitality

Emotional Benefits:
-improves self confidence
-elevates your mood
-opens up creative self expression
-generates joy and laughter
-clears and quiets your mind



Free for Diva Princess & Queen members

$10 per class
punchcards and memberships are available!
Duration: 45 minutes

This is no longer a SET series, we will always welcome new students!

***PLEASE you HAVE to sign up ONLINE before you come--class size is LIMITED! & It's filling up QUICKLY! ***

For more Hoopnotica information go here:

SAVE 10% on your order of Hoopnotica gear by using this code! APMA0415!!!!!!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Hoopnotica Level 1 Teacher Training in PDX!

Things have been spiraling up up &up for me! My heart has been open to many new experiences and new paths have shown themselves!
Recently, I've had a calling to pursue a Hoop Teacher certification and began browsing my options. I was loving all I had to choose from! Then, fate showed me my path! I became in touch with a lovely representative of Hoopnotica and have some great opportunities coming my way! Looking forward to joining the team and was tickled to know Rayna actually knew who I was! heh :)

Hoopnotica is very excited to be hosting a teacher training in PORTLAND!!!!! Have you had the desire inside to share your hoop love? Want to start teaching classes and inspiring others? Come join us!
Sunday April 19th @ 24 Hr Fitness!

Right now for the rest of March- There is a special offer!! $50 off the price of Teacher Training which means you can attend for only $349! It's a sweet deal!!!

Contact or FOR MORE DETAILS!!!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

2 New HoopFusion Series start Feb. 14!!!

Diva Den Studios
9220 SW Barbur Blvd Ste 110
(ON LEFT in Barbur Place Shopping Center)
Portland, OR 97219

SATURDAY Feb 28th classes will NOT be held. Stay tuned for details on when it will be made up. :):)