Chicago Hoop Lessons
Poi Spinning Instruction
Performance, Training and Workshops

Announcing Monday Hooping Training and Workshops
at REACH GYM, (huge 2nd floor open space with tall ceilings)
Mondays in December, 2013

Hula Hoop Training and Jam
Hoopy Mondays at REACH Gym
Instruction, workouts and skill-share

Mondays, December 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th, 2013
Beginners and beyond welcome.

REACH Gym: Second Floor
1709 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Phone: 773.800.1723
$10 suggested at front desk
$30 for all 5 Mondays
7 - 9 PM

REACH Gym has a large second floor with a tall ceiling and plenty of room to move while hooping. Using the hoops as tools for training, as well as traditional 'hooping' and developing tricks, will be part of the evening.

Hooping helps to strengthen your core, increase your spine's flexibility, and burn fat while toning important muscles. Hooping can also be as low impact as your body needs. It improves your coordination and sense of rhythm that may translate into other area of your fitness activities, such as martial arts and dance. Hooping is also fun!

Various sized Hoops will be provided and for sale. Feel free to bring your own hoop. Poi and other flow toys welcome. Hosted by Mister Petey (Hoopy Hoops) and Mike Smith of Environmental Encroachment, a circus-style performance troupe in Chicago.

Please register online at REACH Gym. Advance registrations appreciated.



Hula Hoop performance, gear, and services for hire, with live music potential.
Quality Hula Hoops for sale.

Hooping, Poi, and Staff instruction and workshops available in Chicago, Illinois

hula hoop for sale Chicago
hula hoop for sale Chicago


Professional, built-to-last hula hoops, sized for adults or children. A variety of colors and patterns for you to choose from. Made in Chicago, these are not the cheap ones you find in stores, these are great for exercise or performance. $30 for a 1 or 2-color hula hoop, $35 for three colors. Kid's sizes $25/30. Photo is a pro clown with 3 of our designs, and a close-up of four designs you can choose from

Mike Smith, Kate Reigle van-West, and Peter (Mr. Petey) Mueller, from Chicago, are the teachers.
Our credentials include EE's Fire Spinning Team, numerous performances,
pro clowning, and lots of tricks and techniques.
Performance ready!

email for contact: encroach(at)mindspring(dot)com

Mike Smith hooping
during an EE performance at HONK Festival in Seattle:

Video of Mister Petey Hooping:


More Hooping Links with Mikee and Petey


POI, FIRE and FLAG spinning LESSONS and GEAR also available:
Link to EE's Poi, Fire and Poi lessons page:
EE Magic Circus Band Chicago Poi and Fire page

* also from Kate Riegle - van West


*Here is a link to conceptual research on sacred geometry
and spinning arts, hoops, poi, music, healing and breathing
Link to: Sacred Geometry and Spinning Arts Page on EE website






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