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We’ve got major hoop dreams — but not the b-ball kind (we’re way too short and old for that).
We’re talking hula hoops, specifically those being whirled by Pilates instructor Jen Bleier for her new Hoopilates classes in New York.
In this video, Bleier teaches some basic moves you can do from anywhere — and, yes, you will break a sweat.
If you think you can’t get a hoop up to save your life — think again. Bleier uses a handcrafted version by Brooklyn-based Circle Candy that’s heavier and wider than the standard — so it’s much easier to maneuver. Plus, you get a better workout.
Making it a slam dunk.
To buy a Circle Candy hula hoop, go to circlecandy.com. For more information about Hoopilates, go to hoopilatesnyc.com.
Music by Theresa Andersson and Yacht
Blind dating. Speed dating. Online dating. You’ve tried everything in your shameless quest to find the perfect man.
So you’ll totally relate to When in Rome. The new film stars Kristen Bell as an ambitious, relationship-challenged New Yorker who takes a whirlwind trip to Rome. There she defiantly steals coins from a fountain of love, inexplicably igniting the passion of the men who threw them in.
Her new suitors include a sausage magnate (Danny DeVito), a street magician (Jon Heder), an adoring painter (Will Arnett), and a self-admiring model (Dax Shepard). But when a charming reporter (Josh Duhamel) pursues her with equal zest, she’ll have to determine if it’s the work of the coins or the real thing.
Which is still easier than online dating.
When in Rome opens this Friday. Check local listings for showtimes.