Bodies aren't one-size-fits-all.

Hoops shouldn't be, either.

Stumped on what size hoop to choose? Follow my sizing guide below! If you would like additional help, contact me!

For On-Body Hooping:

You’ll want to start with something big and heavy. The extra size and weight helps the hoop move slowly and keep momentum going so your body has more time to learn how to keep the hoop going.

  • Measure your waist at the smallest point. If you don’t have a measuring tape, you can use a piece of string and measure it with a flat ruler.
  • Take your waist measurement and multiply it by 1.2 to get your ideal diameter. My waist is 36″, so a good starter hoop for me will be 43″ in diameter.

-If you’re of average size, or have a little extra padding on you, choose 3/4″ 160 PSI tubing. It’s got a lot of weight to it and will make keeping the hoop up and moving easier.

-If you’re petite or prone to bruising, choose 3/4″ 100 PSI tubing. It’s more lightweight and will be easier on your body, while still providing momentum.

For Off-Body Hooping:

You’ll want something small and lightweight. The light tubing will be easier on your hands, and you’ll be able to manipulate the hoop through the air with more ease.

  • Measure from the floor to your belly button for a good off-body hoop diameter.

-If you’d like a hoop that still has some WEIGHT to it, choose the 1/2″ 125 PSI tubing. It is lighter than the 100 PSI, but not as light as polypro tubing.

-If you’d like something very LIGHTWEIGHT, choose the Polypro tubing. It is extremely light and responsive, making it easy to manipulate off-body.

*NOTE: Small, light hoops make learning on-body hooping more difficult.

Mir Hooping

For On/Off-Body Hooping:

You’ll want something thick and gentle. The size makes learning on-body less frustrating, while a lower PSI makes off-body work easier on your hands.

  • Measure your waist at the smallest point. If you don’t have a measuring tape, you can use a piece of string and measure it with a flat ruler.
  • Take your waist measurement and multiply it by 1.1 to get your ideal diameter. My waist is 36″, so a good dance hoop for me will be 40″ in diameter.

-Choose the 3/4″ 100 PSI tubing. It’s more lightweight than the heavier 160 PSI and will be easier on your body, while still providing momentum.