I just got myself a hula hoop! Haven’t tried this since (long-ago) childhood!
Not sure if I’ve got the right size. The first one I tried (from Sports Direct) was way too small and so impossible to keep up!
Checking online, I discovered that the recommended starter size is at least 1″ from floor to navel, but this is a good 2-3″ larger than that. However, I do seem to be just about able to keep the thing airborne for a while. In fact I probably stop more because of lack of stamina than lack of technique.
Certainly qualifies as cardiovascular exercise! I’m quite rapidly puffed! But it’s fun, and a challenge. And I hope should eliminate a few extra steroid-induced pounds and inches!