Hula-Hoop Yourself Slim

What's not to love about this super-fun workout? It burns mega calories, sculpts your body, and blasts off belly fat.

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A super-fun belly-blaster

by Su Reid-St. John

Everyone from Zooey Deschanel to First Lady Michelle Obama is hot for Hula-Hooping. To get in the swing, too, try our exhilarating Hula-Hoop workout from Gabriella Redding, CEO and creator of Hoopnotica, a Los Angeles–based company that offers hooping classes, plus sells hoops and how-to DVDs.

Start with the basic moves until you feel comfortable, then step up to more advanced ones, mixing and matching for your own personal head-to-toe tone-up. Do any combination of moves for 30 minutes (you'll burn 150 to 250 calories per workout) three times a week for four weeks and you’ll lose 3 to 6 inches all over your body. Yep, belly included!

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