Hoop Play is a safe, simple, low-impact, high-intensity, functional fitness and modern hoopdance training program! Our Instructor Certification Program is independent, Canadian, and industry-recognized: nationally by Canadian Fitness Education Services (CFES) and members of the National Fitness Leadership Alliance of Canada (NFLA) in Alberta (AFLCA), Saskatchewan (SPRA), British Columbia (BCRPA), Manitoba (MFC), Ontario (OFC) and Nova Scotia (NSFA).
Are you a member of another professional association not mentioned? Contact us and we will have Hoop Play assessed for you!
Hooping burns as many calories as running (400+ an hour) and is comparable to group bootcamp in terms of heart-rate and oxygen consumption (read more here by the American Council on Exercise). As a bonus, all of the moves build core strength, balance, posture and stability! Our training is unique in that it blends standard, high-cardio, fitness hula-hooping with modern hoopdance/hooping tricks, and mindful movement. Hoop Play is Fun Fitness with no steps/beats to count!
The Hoop Play program is holistic exercise that uses only the hoop to provide a whole body workout. It is both easy-to-learn and hard-to-master, meaning there is always a way to modify the intensity level.Whether you want to safely teach basic hula-hooping to sedentary and/or older adults, inspire children of all-ages to get active and creative, or learn & teach impressive hoopdance moves and tricks, Hoop Play Certification will get you there! Get a sneak peak of one of our training events in the video below!
"I highly recommend Hoop Play Teacher Training! The guidance, wisdom and advice that they share with their students is invaluable. And it doesn't stop after the in-person training - they continue to share plenty of awesome knowledge and insight with us inside the private Hoop Play instructor group on a regular basis.
I have been teaching hoopdance for 6 years and I got a TON out of the training. I really like that the program is recognized in the fitness industry across Canada and because of this I took the training to gain credit toward my fitness re-certification.
The comprehensive program sets up brand new hoop teachers for success. They will give you ALL the tools you need to get teaching! So whether you are new to teaching or already have years of experience under your belt, you will gain valuable knowledge from this program.
Most of all, I must say that I love Katelyn and Cody's mission to make hooping accessible for everyone. You will learn how to teach anyone how to hoop - and how to make it super fun and rewarding!"
- Nina "Infinity" Wosar, Owner, Instructor & Performer @ Infinity Hoop Dance,
AFLCA Fitness Leader, Hoop Girl trained instructor, Level One & Two Hoop Play Certified CanSpin 2016 Most Influential Flow Artist Award Winner, Edmonton AB
The Hoop Play training program was independently designed by Katelyn Selanders, BA (PSY), BSW/RSW, Certified Group Fitness Leader (SPRA)
"Thank you Katelyn & Cody for putting your heart and soul into creating the Hoop Play program! The amount of information shared is immense! I am so eager to share my new Hoop Play knowledge with my students!
- Pamela Lamont, Owner, Instructor & Performer @ The Hoop Fairy ~ Certified Hoop Love Coach (Deanne Love, Hooplovers), Level One & Two Hoop Play Certified, Vancouver BC
"Very informative and just amazing training. The content is great and the whole experience was amazing!! Definitely would take again and again!!"
- Danielle "Nitrous Star' Fenske,BCRPA Fitness Leader, Hoopnotica Certified, Professional Hoopdancer/Performer,Level One & Two Hoop Play Certified, Vancouver, BC
Photo by Miranda Landry Photography
Level One Hoop Play prepares participants to teach adult hoopdance, hula-hoop fitness & tricks in a safe and effective way, to average fitness class attendees. Participants learn all of the Level One Hoop Play moves (13 lesson plans), which lay the foundation for modern hoopdance. Successful completion of training includes an industry-recognized Certificate - the required training program to teach hooping in most gyms and leisure centers across Canada!
Level Two Hoop Play includes an advanced skills immersion, building on another 12 lesson plans. Demonstrations of Hoop Play with children and families (all-ages) are also included and time is spent learning how to facilitate hoop "flow," host fusion classes, specialty workshops and parties to expand your personal practice and business! Both Levels One & Two (2 Days in total) are recognized by the CFES, SPRA, AFLCA, MFC, NSFA, OFC & BCRPA.
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With the recent launch of our "train-the-trainer" program, we anticipate multiple in-person Instructor Training events popping up across Canada in the Spring of 2018!