Friday, July 2, 2010

Hoopnotica - The "Stoner Workout"

"Girl - if you want to wear the clothes, you have to make some sacrifices." - Ben S. 

This mantra was bestowed upon Budlover many years ago by her dear friend Ben, whose wise words went unappreciated for a long period of time. Ben was Budlover's self-appointed "Jewish Mama",  and the Fag to her Hag.  At that time, Budlover was a ripe, young nineteen year old girl living in NYC... she and her metabolism had not a care in the word (besides where her next pair of shoes would come from). We feared no cheeseburger or cup-o-noodles (judge not - we were broke and wanted to conserve $ on food to satisfy our sartorial appetite).

Years later, things (our abs and ass in particular) have changed and we find ourselves needing to heed Ben's sage advice. Budlover has a penchant for pretty things, clothes chief among them. Without a good diet and exercise, it would no longer be possible to rock the short skirts and form fitting dresses that we so adore.

It must be said that Budlover is (obviously) 1. a stoner, and (not to stereotype or anything) 2. lazy and quite sedentary in nature. We despise sweat and the monotonous, laborious, strenuous physical exertion required of a healthy exercise program. Most of the time, we simply cannot be bothered. 

Until now...

Budlover has discovered the secret to staying slim AND stoned - HOOPNOTICA!
The formula is really quite simple: weed + hoop + tunes = 8 )

Budlover was introduced to Hoopnotica by a dear friend and fellow stoner, M, who swore up and down that she'd lost 25lbs over 6 months simply by hooping for 30 minutes each day and counting her calories (If it's after 8pm, you'd better put the pasta down, girls. sorry.) Having observed M's transformation with our own eyes, we decided to give it a whirl. 

Budlover picked up this adult sized, portable "Travel Hoop" fitness-hoop from the Hoopnotica shop in Marina Del Rey just a few months ago; and has not been able to put it down since. We know that hula-hooping may sound intimidating, but don't worry - it is quite easy! The larger (adult) size and heavier weight create momentum, making it easier to "keep it up". Once you've mastered waist and hip hooping, you begin to learn other moves such as "halos" and "corkscrews". These are great for impressing your friends. Budlover finds that it is easier to master new moves while stoned, so we highly reccommend medicating prior to any hoop-jam.We usually enjoy our daily Hoopnotica practice by creating an ipod genius mix of 8-12 of our favorite songs, then we hoop till it's thru. 

Hooping is a blast, it's fun, it improves your coordination, it looks HOT, and it really blows thru the calories (400-600 per hour to be exact!). We've lost (and kept off)  a little over 2 inches from our waist since starting 6 months ago. What more could a girl ask for?

The answer is obvious... more hoops of course! Budlover has expanded her personal collection to include more than a dozen gorgeous "Limited Editions". They sparkle like jewels in our backyard and bring a smile to our face whenever we look out the window. Bet you can't say that about your treadmill / spin bike / elliptical.  ; )

Hoopnotica sells it's colorful, gorgeous hoops online at In addition, they've opened a Hoopnotica studio just down the street from Budlover's house, now offering classes 6 days per week

Check it out, you might find us there.... and if you're early, you might catch us vaping with our Magic Flight Launchbox while sitting outside in our car. If spot us, just knock at our window. Sharing is caring, after all. 

13453 Beach Ave
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
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Marijuana Dispensaries said...

This sounds fun.... way better than Fushigi I'm sure. Although I admit I've never actually tried either. Next time I stay with my beach bum friends I'll check it out.

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