Frequently Asked Questions About Powerhoop & Corehoop:
Why are your fitness products and courses called "Powerhoop" in Europe and "Corehoop" in North America?
Expansion to North America was a natural step after Powerhoop's stunning success across Europe. Since the trademark was already in use in North America, Powerhoop naturally became... Corehoop!
Is there research to support your claim that a weighted fitness hoop shrinks your waist?
Yes, there is! A study at Canada's Waterloo University, conducted by one of the world's foremost experts in spine biomechanics, concluded that Innertrak's 4-lb, padded fitness hoop significantly reduced waist size in subjects who "hooped" for fifteen minutes a day, five days a week, for six weeks.
I've never been able to use a hula hoop before - what are my chances of success?
Due to their weight and large diameter, fitness hoops are easy to use, even for those who have never succeeded with old-fashioned lightweight hula hoops, with the help of pointers and a demo video.
Are weighted hoops safe?
Sports safety depends on common sense and on following the manufacturer's recommendations. Weighted workout hoops are meant to challenge the core muscles, causing them to become firmer, stronger and more protective, but this is a process that takes several days of gradually increasing the amount of hooping time. Beginners who overdo will notice soreness and even bruising, which is uncomfortable, unnecessary, and gives hooping a bad name. In addition, there are certain conditions that are contraindicated for hooping, like pregnancy and taking blood thinning medication. Read more about hooping safety.
Corehoop classes sound like fun - how do I find one in my area?
Over 700 fitness professionals have been certified as Powerhoop instructors in the UK, with hundreds more in other countries in Europe. Starting in early 2018, Corehoop instructors began teaching classes throughout North America. You can search for classes in your area and if there is nothing nearby, ask your local gym to check out our Instructor Training Courses. You can also visit our Corehoop Facebook Page. Check out some class pictures and videos in our Gallery.
Why does Corehoop recommend only certain fitness hoops?
There are lots of cheap hoops on the market, and they're cheap for a reason. They may have insufficient padding that leads to bruising or injury, or contain toxic plastic softeners. Phthalate-free material means safety in households with children, and no unpleasant chemical smell. Treat yourself to the "Rolls Royce" of fitness hoops with a Corehoop Deluxe - the world's most advanced fitness hoop, with loads of innovative features to guarantee your success.
What other results can I expect?
Fitness hoop fans actually call our office to tell us about their results. Read some of their stories.
I already own a weighted hoop and am looking for new ways to use it at home. Do you sell online courses to the public?
Innertrak's "Hooping Academy" provides an excellent home workout subscription service called the VIP Club. This includes the same full-body home workout that is sold as a DVD in Europe.