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Sharing the Joy of Success
CHulaHoop Schools

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Greetings & gratitude for having chosen a noble profession.

  CHulaHoops USA is Dallas based and Manufactures in Brownsville, Tx. Woman owned, family run and micro enterprise. We offer hoops and hoop services to all sectors. Retail in Toy, Gift and Sport stores. 

 Our team has hoop with over 20K people during R&D - made possible by a cultural endowment by Banco Nacional of Costa Rica to The Ministry of Culture and Youth for a free inner city hoop jam in an interurban park where there were 100 hoops to loan and a team of house djs for hours each saturday for over 300 saturdays (Enamorate de Tu CIudad). 

 Our products are the development of +10 years of teaching the general public the basics of hula hooping and having to build our own versions aimed at success for the masses. CHulaHoops is fully bilingual. All materials and support are available in Spanish.

    Our Mission

 Share the joy of success ! If you could never do it before, it was not your fault. It was the fault of the Hoop. When the hoop is the right size, every body can do it.   No one should feel bad about not being able to hoop.

No one should be left out ! Every Body including the tall, the fluffy, the challenged and coach can do it !

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State Fair of Texas 2018 l ChulaHoop Starz Show
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Coach Trillo  @ Solar Prep Schools
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Coach Trillo @ Solar Prep Schools

Soul Train danceline Chulahoops at the Dallas Parks and Recreation health wellness Expo 2017
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Chula Hoops, the One everyone can Do!! See our latest shows, Like and Comment please!
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• Marty Bernard, Founder

 From discovery while onset of Sports Illustrated photo shoot to HulaHoop Maven. Read about how we started in the jungle. Eight time presenter at the International Symposium of Sport Science Exercise and Health in Costa Rica. She has taught pro athlete clients - ie Four Time World Champion Hannah Gabriel, World Champion Cyclist Andrey Amador and from soccer, Volleyball, surfing and martial arts.

 • Andrey Sanchez, Executive Assistant / Performer

 World Class ChulaHoop Performer from Costa Rica joined our team 6 years ago.He has performed and sold at markets in Vegas, New York, New Orleans, Atlanta and Dallas. “Chito” mesmerized crowds at 64 shows at The State Fair of Texas.

The "Hula Hoop" throughout the centuries.

 As far back as 3000 BCE Egyptians were curving reeds and rattan into circles. These hooped circles were swung around the waist, pushed along the ground by a stick or thrown in the air. In  Later, both Greek and Roman children played with hoops made from grapevine and strips of scrap metal. It is worth mentioning that this sport was considered quite beneficial, which is why it was recommended by Hippocrates for the training of the body of those who could not respond to intense exercise.

Eromenos: he holds a hoop and a stick in his left hand

 In the North American continent, Eskimo children used hoops to learn harpooning skills. This fun form of target practice helped teach accuracy for many First Nation and Native American people as well. For the Lakota, however, the hoop has extra significance in that it symbolizes the Circle of LifeAlthough many tribes lay claim to the Native American Hoop Dance, it wasn't until the 1930s that a young man named Tony White Cloud (Jemez Pueblo, NM), began using multiple hoops made out of willow wood and became known as "founder of the hoop dance". 

 Native American Hoop dance usually focuses on very rapid moves, but sometimes speed and creativeness balance the scoring between Hoop dancers who use only four hoops but dance to extremely fast songs, versus dancers with 20 or more hoops who danced to a slower drumbeat.

 Native American CHulaHoop Ambassador, Brian Hammil, Five times World Champion Hoop Dancer demonstrating the story of creation. The dancer uses the hoops as storytelling props, spinning or holding them to transform himself into animals and other elements from the story.

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 Homemade hoops started showing up in English households by the 14th century, and were used by all ages. “Hooping” became a craze that swept the country until british doctors starting blaming the use of hoops for everything from back pain to heart attacks. But it wasn't until 18th century were british sailors visited the Hawaiian Islands was that toy got the name we are all familiar with. They compare the traditional Hula dance and recognized the similar hip movements, since then the name "hula hoop" was born.

 In the early 20th century, a modern version of the hoop was made of bamboo. Australian school children used hula hoops as exercise equipment. Soon the demand became so high it drew the attention of two American toy manufacturers, Richard P. Knerr and Arthur "Spud" Melin, the founders of Wham-O. They began producing plastic hoops in bright colors, for $1.98 each, and a craze was born. In 1958, in the space of four months twenty-five million Wham-O Hula Hoops were sold that were not geometrically correct for success and work for less than one third of the population.

 Knerr and Melin trademarked the name Hula Hoop®, but they could not trademark the hoop itself because it is such an ancient invention.

Hula Hoop Geometry

 Toroidal Equilibrium is the geometric concept which illustrates how the axis corresponds to the toroid. The axis represents your body and the toroid represents the hoop.
Wham-O sold over 100 million hoops that were not geometrically correct for success and worked for less than one third of the population smaller, cheap knock offs flood gymnasiums world wide, destroying the geometric opportunity for success and damaging self esteem around the world.

Physical and Metaphysical. Glandular alignment and Chakra alignment both occur with proper posture. The body and spirit work better when standing up straight.

Benefits of CHulaHooping

  • Low impact aerobic exercise.

  • Glands and joints activation.

  • Increases neurogenesis (neuronal activity).

  • Aids the musculoskeletal system.

  • Increases reflexes and balance.

  • Advocates off screen play.

  • Nurtures laughter and social skills.

  • Promotes weight loss, lymphatic drainage & self esteem.

Beneficios del CHulaHooping

  • Ejercicio de bajo impacto..

  • Activación de glándulas y articulaciones.

  • Incrementa la actividad neuronal.

  • Corrige el sistema esquelo-muscular.

  • Incrementa reflejos y balance.

  • Promueve el juego libre de pantalla.

  • Nutre las habilidades sociales.

  • Promueve la pérdida de peso, drenaje linfático y autoestima.

Basic Instructions:

Size matters! When the hoop is the right size, it’s easy. It is Not an Opinion. It is Geometry.

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Extreme CHulaHoop

Favorite of Tall, Plus and Pro Athletes

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Original CHulaHoop

Average Adult, Teens & Special Needs


Junior CHulaHoop

For Kids under 46'' & Flow Artist 

1- The Dominant Side: Most right hand dominant people hoop to the left and vice versa
Which hand do you write with is the most effective question.

2- Three Steps: Throw the hoop. Raise your arms. Rock back and forth.

  • Throw the hoop: With feet together, take one step forward with your “foot of Flow” left, for righties and right for lefties. 

       Place the hoop against your back at your waist with your hands at 5 and 7, like the clock.

       Hold the hoop parallel to the ground.

       Throw the hoop.
       With follow through, just like tennis or golf, pushing your
       hand towards your belly button.


  • Raise your arms: Raise your arms placing your hands above your head.

       Do not allow hands to hang in front of the body like aex, this disturbs your posture.

       Chin up. Look up.

  • Rock back and forth: With your feet in the original position and your hips

       Squared off at the waist, rock back and forth. Pushing the hoop with your abdominals.

3- Don't Look Down - The head is the heaviest part of the body. When you look down it. It disturbs your balance and causes the hoop to fall. Posture is key to hooping success!

   Hoops On!
 Which hand do you write with ? Feet together. One step forward. Keep your feet parallel.Put your hoop against your back at the waist. Hands at 5 and 7 like the clock. Throw hard with follow through. Raise your arms, Hands up. Chin up. Look Up. Rock back and forth.

  85% experience success on the first throw.
 What If they do not succeed immediately ? Try throwing/flowing to the other side.
Alternative sides of flow, activating both sides of the brain, until you can determine the dominant
side. If there is still no success, try with the eyes closed on the strongest side. This promotes use of body consciousness.
Sometimes a physical adjustment in the hip area is needed by “practice rocking” guided by you
holding the hoop and moving the student back and forth using the hoop.

Coach Truillo leads her class in The Macarena on her first day with her hoops !

 “Chito” Sanchez performs LIVE with multiple hoops. Classroom demonstration at Solar Preparatory Schools for Girls