Hula hoop evolves from child's toy to fitness gear

10/4/2011 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Hula hoop fitness classes, which can incorporate dance or yoga, provide a low-impact workout for adults that burns about 210 calories in 30 minutes while toning and strengthening muscles. The hoop itself has evolved from a plastic child's toy to become exercise gear that can weigh 5 pounds and cost $30.

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