Hula Hoops


No one can claim they invented the first hula hoop because it is an ancient invention.

  • Around 1300, hooping came to Great Britain and homemade versions of the toy became very popular. In the early 1800s, British sailors first witnessed hula dancing in the Hawaiian Islands. Hula dancing and hooping look somewhat similar and the name "hula hoop" came together.
  • Hoop dancing is a form of storytelling for Native American Indians dating back to the 1400s.
  • Hula hoops was introduced and became popular in America in the late 1950s. The fad died away but it is becoming popular again. It is a good way to exercise for your waist and hips.
Hula Hoopping is also popular on the Wii fitness game. It is virtual way of hula hooping without the actual hoop around you but the same excerise applies.

"Hoop History: Learn About Hooping, Hula Hoops, Evolution of Hooping." Hula Hooping: Facts, Fitness, Dance & Workout Information, History of Hoops, More! Web. 03 June 2011. <>.This website provided the information of the exercise behind hula hooping. It also gave information about the cultures behind hula hooping.
"Hula Hoop - History of the Hula Hoop." Inventors. Web. 03 June 2011. <>.This website included information about the history of hula hoops. It stated information about the inventors and the culture behind it.
"Hula Hoop History - Invention of the Hula Hoop." The Great Idea Finder - Celebrating the Spirit of Innovation. Web. 03 June 2011. <>.This website had more information about the inventors of hula hoops. It was very helpful and useful.