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Michelle of Boca Magazine and ModernBocaMom.com shares the fun of FXP Fitness and Pound Fitness classes with her Boca Raton community. These classes are offered at Organic Movements Dance Studio.

Here's what inspired her to try the classes:

Michelle of Boca Magazine and ModernBocaMom.com shares the fun of FXP Fitness and Pound Fitness classes with her Boca Raton community. These classes are offered at Organic Movements Dance Studio.

Here's what inspired her to try the classes:

Like most Boca moms, I LOVE my accessories. So, I consider it a major bonus if my workout class includes a cool prop to use [aka: hula hoop or drum sticks]…to distract me from the inevitable sweating and heavy breathing during my (much needed) exercise session.

What Michelle had to say about FXP Fitness:

Hoop it up during this fitness class by taking advantage of a specially designed FXP Hula Hoop! You’ll swivel your hips and strengthen your arms, legs and core muscles by using the hoop’s built-in resistance. FXP® Fitness wanted to design a pain-free path to getting in shape and this class does that and more, offering a fun hula hoop routine designed for all fitness levels, even beginners. The music is great too.

I am the least talented person alive when it comes to “hula hooping,” but the weighted, flexible hoop in this class changed the game for me. It’s so simple, even kids can partake! And instructor, Connie Mullen, is top notch.

Read the full feature at bocamag.com!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Melissa, fitness lover and foodie behind A Fit and Spicy Life gave the FXP Fitness Hoop a whirl and reviewed it in her weekly post "Fitness Friday."

Here's Melissa's take on the FXP workout:

Melissa, fitness lover and foodie behind A Fit and Spicy Life gave the FXP Fitness Hoop a whirl and reviewed it in her weekly post "Fitness Friday."

Here's Melissa's take on the FXP workout:

"I tried one session on Sunday and my entire core was pretty sore on Monday ... It’s amazing how these small moves really make a difference.

Read the full review on A Fit and Spicy Life!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Wendy, blogger behind Wendyful World, reviewed the FXP Fitness Hula Hoop System and had a blast!

Wendy on what inspired her to try FXP Fitness:

Wendy, blogger behind Wendyful World, reviewed the FXP Fitness Hula Hoop System and had a blast!

Wendy on what inspired her to try FXP Fitness:

I remember I used to “play” with [a hula hoop] in Taiwan when I was much younger. But I didn’t know what else to do other than twirl it around my waist. Thank goodness to the creator and trainers at FXP Fitness, this fun “toy” now has a new life as a fun and effective exercise tool.

Here's what she had to say about the hula hoop fitness experience:

I had so much fun with it. I definitely got a nice cardio workout in just 15 minutes.

Check out her blog for the full review!

Sunday, July 19, 2015
Videos

Fox 40 Sacramento welcomed the FXP Fitness team on set to learn about getting fit, the fun way (FXP burns up to 880/calories an hour!). From the practicing ballet barre inspired move, waterskier, to watching the weather man waist hoop, the excitement for this fun fitness revolution was inevitable. Watch the video on Fox40.com!

Fox 40 Sacramento welcomed the FXP Fitness team on set to learn about getting fit, the fun way (FXP burns up to 880/calories an hour!). From the practicing ballet barre inspired move, waterskier, to watching the weather man waist hoop, the excitement for this fun fitness revolution was inevitable. Watch the video on Fox40.com!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

(June 18, 2015) - BroadwayWorld.com editor, Christina Mancuso, gave the FXP Fitness Hula Hoop® a whirl, and discovered that the workout is "challenging enough for even the most fit person, yet precisely targeted and toned trouble spots without being too difficult for the novice exerciser."

(June 18, 2015) - BroadwayWorld.com editor, Christina Mancuso, gave the FXP Fitness Hula Hoop® a whirl, and discovered that the workout is "challenging enough for even the most fit person, yet precisely targeted and toned trouble spots without being too difficult for the novice exerciser."

Here's Mancuso's view on the hula hoop and fun fitness:

The FXP Hula Hoop easily breaks down and fits into a carrying case provided, giving you no excuse to have fun while staying fit anywhere. With so many fitness trends and products on the market today, the FXP Hula Hoop System reinvents a fun childhood experience that will almost "trick" you into working out. You won't even realize how many calories you are blasting with all the fun you are having.

Mancuso on the 'Fit in 15' DVD:

The 'Fit in 15' series features 3 workouts, each 15 minutes, targeting cardio, arms and abs, and a lower body sculpt. Although I haven't picked up a hula hoop in many many years, I found that the FXP Hula Hoop was perfectly weighted to easily stay around my waist without ever dropping. My core was constantly engaged for the intense 15 minute workouts, which helped in maximizing calories burned, increasing metabolism, and achieving great results.

Check out the full story on BroadwayWorld.com!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

(6/7/2015) - Denise, blogger behind Healthy Family Media, is a runner. Right now, an injury has her sidelined from distance running - and she turned to FXP Fitness to find a fun fitness program to maintain her healthy weight.

(6/7/2015) - Denise, blogger behind Healthy Family Media, is a runner. Right now, an injury has her sidelined from distance running - and she turned to FXP Fitness to find a fun fitness program to maintain her healthy weight.

Denise introduces FXP Fitness as a "brand new workout [that] is easy, exciting, and can burn as many as 880 calories/hour!"

She continues to excitedly explain:

"FXP Fitness was born from the idea that fitness should be an enjoyable, accessible experience that yields great results. It is a low to no impact program inspired by proven methods such as pilates, barre, and yoga, and combines them into a high intensity interval training system…all while using the specially designed fitness hula hoop licensed from the original makers of the hula hoop, Wham-O. "

Denise recognized that this hula hoop isn't just for waist hooping - it's perfectly weighted so that it's an amazing sculpting tool, too.

"Perfect for toning arms, strengthening legs, and slimming middles, FXP is designed for “all ages and all stages” and is backed by a recent metabolic study on the effectiveness of the FXP hula hoop and workout DVDs. Plus its curriculum is easily modifiable to fit tight schedules, tight spaces, and lifestyles continuously on-the-go!" 

It gets better - right now, FXP Fitness is offering her blog readers, 15% off their first purchase with the coupon code HOOP15 at checkout. Check out Healthy Family Media to learn more about her experience with the FXP Fitness Hula Hoop®.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Articles
Cleveland, OH (May 2, 2015) - Debi Lantzer, running blogger behind 2014 and Beyond, burned major calories while having a blast with the FXP Fitness Hula Hoop®.



Cleveland, OH (May 2, 2015) - Debi Lantzer, running blogger behind 2014 and Beyond, burned major calories while having a blast with the FXP Fitness Hula Hoop®.



When Debi was first approached about hula hoop fitness she thought to herself, "Hula hoop - like what, from 1975?" but as she kept reading she wanted to know more about the system and jumped at the opportunity to review it.

Lantzer's take on the FXP Hula Hoop:
"This thing has to be the biggest hula hoop I've ever seen! ... There's no swishy noise when it goes around or cheap plastic feeling flimsy hoop going on here. This is a solid piece of fitness equipment. As you can see by the [video] I put together from the photos, the hoop comes in pieces that you can easily snap together and take apart. It comes with a carry bag so you can pack it up and take it with you."
Lantzer's review of the Fit in 15 DVD:
"The 'Fit in 15' workout series includes three different workouts: Cardio Blast, Lower Body Sculpt, and Sculpted Arms and Abs. These workouts are all low impact. You can tell [FXP Fitness] was inspired by yoga and pilates - the workout is high intensity without putting any pressure on joints and bones. It's great for all fitness levels and you can burn over 800 calories per hour! As a runner, I know that running one mile burns a little over 100 calories. Doing some quick calculations, that tells me that this Hula Hoop System burns double the calories my running abilities do in an hour! That gives me something to think about there!"
Lantzer's message to those who think they can't hula hoop:
"If you are sitting there shaking your head saying, 'I hated the hula hoop when I was a kid' or 'I was horrible at hula hooping,' then you need to put those thoughts out of your mind right now. This isn't the same at all - it's better! You are getting a workout at the same time you are having a blast challenging yourself and learning new things."
Lantzer was sure to share with her audience that FXP Fitness offers classes in many areas around the country, and you can become a certified trainer!

Read the full story on 2014 and Beyond!
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Articles
Pittsburgh, PA (June 1, 2015) — Originally posted by The Pittsburgh Tribune‑Review.
Pittsburgh, PA (June 1, 2015) — Originally posted by The Pittsburgh Tribune‑Review.
Instructor Kat Suwalski poses for a portrait at All Zen and Fitness Studio in Hopewell on Sunday, May 31, 2015.
A group of 17 women spent the day playing with hula hoops — and smiling — while learning the latest fitness exercise.

An instruction class for FXP Fitness was being held at All-Zen and Fitness Studio in Hopewell (allzenfitness.com). Owner Barb Michna, who is always searching for new class offerings, found out about this workout and invited Kat Suwalski, director of education and master trainer for FXP Fitness, to teach the daylong class.

Michna's clients have been asking about hoop classes, she says. Hers will be the first studio in Pennsylvania to offer FXP Fitness. She plans to charge $8 a class with discounts available for multiple classes.

“It is so important to have the proper training, because you don't want to teach the wrong thing,” Michna says. “You can watch a video, but that doesn't always explain why you do something a certain way. So, having someone in person show you and tell you are the best ways to learn an exercise. ... I really like that it's a fun as well as a good workout.”

Hoop exercises have been around for years, but this is a newer, fresher way to take a hula hoop and incorporate it into an exercise regime. A holistic exercise created by fitness leader Niece Pecenka, who has over 20 years in the fitness industry, the FXP Fitness program, based in Nashville, is optimally designed to help clients shed pounds, lose inches from their waistlines and sculpt their bodies all while having fun. Studies have shown you can burn up to 880 calories per hour.

The low- to no-impact, high-intensity interval-training program was inspired by the proven methods of pilates, ballet barre and yoga, all while using the specifically designed hula hoop.

Participants in Suwalski's class learned proper and safe instruction of moves, and got a detailed understanding of modifications and intensifiers for every movement.

FXP stands for fun, accessible to everyone and progressive in that your fitness level progresses as you do it.

Many instructors agree they like this program because it combines three workouts, which offers a little bit of everything. What is nice is this workout can be modified by a trainer to fit his or her class based on skill level or what the participants want.

The instructors who took the class will submit a video for the final decision on certification.

“It can be designed to fit a person's lifestyle,” says Kristin Benton, senior vice-president of operations for FXP Fitness. “It's a fantastic workout, and we are hearing from studios all over the country interested in learning more about it. There is room for everyone in this class, because it can accommodate all skill levels.”

The hoop is 2 pounds — any heavier weight is not recommended, Suwalski says. The hoop can be taken apart for travel.

“One of the best things about it is you are having a complete blast while you are working out,” says Suwalski, who is based in Boston. “I see results from what hooping has done for me. Since I started doing FXP, I look and feel better. ... Life can be chaotic, so it is nice to have something to do for your body that you don't mind doing.”

Even if instructors know about other hoop workouts — from hoop dance to aerial hooping — this workout is taught from the beginning. There is also follow-up training, so instructors can continually learn new moves.

The workout launched in March 2014 with a DVD.

Using the hoop around your waist is one component, but this workout becomes a gateway to a different type of exercise, where you feel better about yourself. It is serious fitness, but it is also seriously fun, Suwalski says. She says it can be looked at like Legos. An instructor can build a workout that is like an entire boat or just connect a few pieces together.

Rose George, a Team Beachbody coach who is certified in turbo kick at All-Zen, says she likes that it's for people of all sizes.

“I am a person who, at one time, was 270 pounds, and I thought my life was over and that I would never be fit,” George says. “I want to be an inspiration for people who think they can't do it, to know that they can. People of all sizes can do this workout.”

Maggie Drennen of Chicora, a certified hoop-dancing coach, hopes a certification in FXP will give her a way to get into a studio to teach it.

The hoop class is another option for Michelle Garner of Altoona, where she teaches Zumba at Progressive Martial Arts System (pmasaltoona.com).

“Zumba is high impact, and it isn't right for everyone, especially those who are developing knee pain or other problems,” Garner says. “I thought it would be great to be trained in a workout that has some variety without being overly taxing on the body. It's definitely a challenging workout, and I love the variety.”

So does Liz Newberry, a yoga instructor at All-Zen.

“There is so much energy in this workout,” Newberry says. “I loved hula hoops as a child playing in my backyard. It's a way to stay active and smile while you are staying active.”

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at [email protected] or 412-320-7889.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Articles
(May 25, 2015) - Cari Shoemate - nationally renowned fitness instructor, consultant, and model - chose the FXP Fitness Hula Hoop as one of her top fitness favorites for the month of May.



Here's her review on the FXP Fitness Hula Hoop System:
(May 25, 2015) - Cari Shoemate - nationally renowned fitness instructor, consultant, and model - chose the FXP Fitness Hula Hoop as one of her top fitness favorites for the month of May.



Here's her review on the FXP Fitness Hula Hoop System:
"The hula hoop is making a comeback! I was a little skeptical to try this workout, but once I did I really liked it! It actually gets your heart rate up pretty fast and burns a lot of calories. Surprisingly you don’t have to be super coordinated to use it either! The best part is that it’s just fun and having fun is a must if you are going to stick with a workout!"
The FXP Hula Hoop was in great company - her other top picks included Gaiam "curve" pants, Sakroots Yoga Bag, and a new fitness monitor called Tinke.

Read the full article here!
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Videos
(May 20, 2015) - Debbi Matenopoulos of the Hallmark Channel's Home and Family, takes viewers through her favorite moves from her new workout with the FXP Fitness Hula Hoop®!



(May 20, 2015) - Debbi Matenopoulos of the Hallmark Channel's Home and Family, takes viewers through her favorite moves from her new workout with the FXP Fitness Hula Hoop®!



Excitement was in the air on set and all cast members were at play when the hula hoop fitness segment began (after all, what's more fun than hula hooping?).

To get the crew in the loop, Mantenopoulos introduced hula hoop fitness:
"Hula hooping is sweeping the nation - people from Michelle Obama to Zooey Deschanel are all getting into the hoop hooplah (...) The [the hula hoop workout] is all about exercise, working your core, working you balance, posture, flexibility, and coordination."
You can achieve this through an exercise hoop! "[The FXP hula hoop] is not a normal hula hoop, this is an exercise hula hoop. It weighs 2 lb., is 40 inches in diameter, and it's something you can do anywhere."

Mantenopoulos then picked up the carrying case bag, and demonstrated how the sturdy hoop breaks down into 6 pieces - so you can take it with you on the go! She explained that you can do the workout inside or outside - and that it's fun (which is major, because a lot of people don't exercise because they don't find it fun).

Host of the show Mark Steins mentioned that the hoop workout has healing properties - and Mantenopoulos excitedly confirmed that "it's great for your core, glutes, thighs, and is fantastic for your posture...And if you think you can't hoop because you have a bad back, think again! A lot of the time you have a bad back because your hips or quads are tight. [Hooping] loosens your hips and massages your lower back. And it burns up to 400-600 calories and hour!"

The crew was excited to try out hoop fitness moves and have a great time. They started with triceps press. To perform triceps press, the hoop is used as a form of resistance, and you are standing on one foot (which is a ballet barre inspired stance). This move works the triceps, core, balance, and glutes.

The second move was wide 2nd plié - a ballet barre inspired move that engages obliques, glutes, and inner thighs.

The last move demonstrated was waist hooping! Kim was excited for this, as she won the 3rd grade hula hoop competition! The group truly learned that workout time can also be playtime.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Articles

(May 15, 2015) - Blogger behind Mama Fashionista finds that the FXP Fitness Hula Hoop® is so much fun AND burns major calories each workout.




(May 15, 2015) - Blogger behind Mama Fashionista finds that the FXP Fitness Hula Hoop® is so much fun AND burns major calories each workout.



For Mama Fashionista, her inspiration to try the FXP Fitness system is that warm weather has creeped in and is here to stay. Mama Fashionista became a fan of the workout because it's low impact, exciting, and can burn up to 880 calories per hour. When she gave the fitness hoop a whirl, she found that the workout is "SO MUCH fun!"

She continued to express how much she enjoyed it:
"I work up a sweat and [workout] my waist while having a blast. My daughters love to pull out there hula hoops and work out with me!"
Here's Mama Fashionista's spot-on explanation of the FXP Fitness Hula Hoop workout:
FXP Fitness was born from the idea that fitness should be an enjoyable, accessible experience that yields great results. It is a low to no impact program inspired by proven methods such as pilates, barre, and yoga, and combines them into a high intensity interval training system…all while using the specially designed fitness hula hoop. Perfect for toning arms, strengthening legs, and slimming middles, FXP is designed for ”all ages and all stages” and is backed by a recent metabolic study on the effectiveness of the FXP hula hoop and workout DCDs. Plus, its curriculum is easily modifiable to fit tight schedules, tight spaces, and lifestyles continuously on-the-go.
She also shares to her audience that with FXP you're not limited to home workouts - you can become a trainer, or take one of the many classes nationwide. Here's her take on the teacher training:
The Hula Hoop Level 1 Teacher Training is designed for trainers by trainers. It’s the first step in teaching FXP Fitness classes. Trainers receive the highest level of individual support in the industry, from business tools and webinars to lesson plans and troubleshooting support. Training is $250 with discounts for groups and military.
Catch the full story here!
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Articles

(May 19, 2015) - Jen, the blogger behind Real Mom of SFV, gave the FXP Fitness Hula Hoop® a whirl, and found that it was an awesome time-efficient workout that will make you work up a sweat!



Here's her reasons for giving FXP a go:

(May 19, 2015) - Jen, the blogger behind Real Mom of SFV, gave the FXP Fitness Hula Hoop® a whirl, and found that it was an awesome time-efficient workout that will make you work up a sweat!



Here's her reasons for giving FXP a go:
"I know from my own experience that if you do not enjoy your workout, then you are less likely to commit to it & be consistent. Personally I like variety and trying new exercise classes. However between work & my daughter’s school schedule, I don’t always have time to hit the gym. So when I heard about FXP Hula Hoop, which is a workout that you can do at home, I decided to give it a whirl!"
Jen on the FXP Hula Hoop®:
"The FXP Fitness Hula Hoop is easy to assemble. All you have to do is click each of the six sections into place. Once you hear the click, then you know it is locked in!"
Jen's take on the Fit in 15 DVD and the progressiveness of the program:
"The DVD contains three different workouts: Cardio Blast, Sculpted Arms & Abs and Lower Body Sculpt. Each segment is 15 minutes. You can do them one at a time or play them all at once so that you get a 45 minute workout! The DVD gives modifications for certain exercise moves, which I can appreciate since it allows me to work up to that next level."
Why she's a fan of the FXP Fitness System:
"I had fun doing this workout and yes, it did make me sweat! It’s a great complement to my existing exercise routine. I like that I can customize my workout and do one segment for 15 minutes or if time permits, then I can do two segments for 30 or play all three for 45 minutes! The fact that this is portable is also a plus. Later this year my family will be driving to Arizona for a 3-Day weekend family event. With the nifty [hoop] carrying case, I can bring my hula hoop & DVD with me so that I don’t miss a workout!"
Read the full story - and check out adorable photos of her daughter hooping - here!
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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