Who are you and how did you get to Brooklyn Boulders?
I’m Laura, originally from Massachusetts, Membership Manager at BKBS and member of the Boston Hoop Troupe
. I got into Brooklyn Boulders after working in a traditional gym setting. I was looking for something more creative and enjoyed the healthy lifestyle. I thought to myself – “there must be something better out there,” and funnily enough, there was.
How did you get into hula hooping?
Actually, I was terrible at it as a kid. But back in my sophmore year of college, I was at a party and saw some girl hula-hooping with a LED hula hoop. It looked so awesome that I just went up to her and asked her a million questions about it. She sent me to hooping.org
, and I bought my own hoop and then taught myself how to online.
Who or what inspires you?
I’m just inspired by people doing their thing and owning it. I went to school for comparative literature and to become a teacher, but then I fell in love with hula hooping and the fitness industry. I’m proud to be doing what I love.
What’s your favorite aspect of the BKB community?
I love that it’s so accepting and non-judgemental here. The “get weird” aspect is awesome. In the traditional gym setting, people are very close minded; they didn’t really talk to each other. It’s cool how everyone comes together pretty naturally here.
Climbing has opened me to a whole new world that I didn’t know that it existed. Hula hooping is my climbing – I can relate to the climbers because of the obsession aspect. I’m just obsessed with hula hooping. It’s also a full body workout (hello, core) that is just a whole ton of fun.
Say hi to Laura next time you’re at Brooklyn Boulders Somerville, and if you’re interested in a hula-hooping workshop at BKB Somerville, give her a shout: firstname.lastname@example.org
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