My friend Adele got into “hooping” last year.  It almost sounds illegal doesn’t it?  Basically its a walking exercise that you do while managing to keep a hula hoop spinning around your waist (which will quickly disappear if you stay dedicated).  You should see her, she looks fantastic.

As with any exercise fad (think Jane Fonda or Richard Simmons), there are videos to buy and great looking equipment port around with you.  A new website, Hoopnotica can set you up.

Artist Rusty Wolfe puts a different spin on things.

Gallery representation: Rice Polak Gallery and Caldwell Snyder Gallery

Don’t miss this video of Cirque de Soleil’s amazing hoopster.