LovelyHoops

Lovely Hoops

Manchester, United Kingdom · 0 Sales

LovelyHoops

Lovely Hoops

Manchester, United Kingdom 0 Sales On Etsy since 2012

Announcement   Welcome to my wonderful hula hoops! Hopping is the best exercise ever - I lost a dress size in less than a year and I still eat a slice of blackforest gateaux at 2am if it takes my fancy!. I have become unbelievably confident to the point where I don't give a second thought about taking a hoop into Piccadilly Gardens and pulling off a few tricks for the crowd! I am not the thinnest person on the earth, however my body image is at an all time high, I can ride a pushbike through tightest of spaces as my balance is the best it has ever been, and most of all I am HAVING FUN!!

Take a browse around - if you don't see anything to tickle your folly, message me with your colour scheme and hoop size requirements and I will make you a one off completely personal hoop!

All hoops are hand crated in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester, UK

Announcement

Welcome to my wonderful hula hoops! Hopping is the best exercise ever - I lost a dress size in less than a year and I still eat a slice of blackforest gateaux at 2am if it takes my fancy!. I have become unbelievably confident to the point where I don't give a second thought about taking a hoop into Piccadilly Gardens and pulling off a few tricks for the crowd! I am not the thinnest person on the earth, however my body image is at an all time high, I can ride a pushbike through tightest of spaces as my balance is the best it has ever been, and most of all I am HAVING FUN!!

Take a browse around - if you don't see anything to tickle your folly, message me with your colour scheme and hoop size requirements and I will make you a one off completely personal hoop!

All hoops are hand crated in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester, UK

Andrea Eli

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Andrea Eli

About

I hula hooped to fitness, positive body image, confidence and happiness!

I challenge anyone to pick up a hula hoop and with the right encouragement, I guarantee you'll be completely hooked, just as I am. Please don't be discouraged about trying "because you did it years ago and weren't any good then!" With the right hoop, I have seen people who were absolutely adamant they couldn't do it, hooping just fine!! and I love the surprise on their faces when they realise they can actually hula hoop!

Last year I decided I didn't want to be fat and 40, so I decided to go for walks. One particular day, I was walking down the banks of the River Mersey in Chorlton cum Hardy with my headphones on, listening to music. SOS by Take That came on, and I thought to myself -" I could really hula hoop to this music. " Then I couldn't get the thought of hula hoops out of my mind so I ended up buying a fitness hoop off the internet. This arrived a few days later, in the biggest box I ever saw, and for a week I practiced keeping this up around my waist, much to the scepticism of my family (“That hoop will end up stored under the stairs along with the skipping rope, fitness ball and etc…”). I found a hoop class where I learned some fab moves and the rest is history.

I'm not the thinnest person on the planet and by far I am not the fittest, but these days I have positive body image, my confidence is as high as it has ever been, I am balanced both physically and mentally, I am happy and having fun!!

I am so confident now that I wouldn't think twice about standing by myself in the middle of Piccadilly Gardens and pulling some cool moves with a hula hoop for the crowds!! (which I did 3 - 4 August for Manchester Picnic!)

I can challenge anyone to take the difference between a cheap manufactured hoop from the likes of Tesco or Decathalon, and compare it to the quality of a handmade hoop. I make my own hoops to use in any public performance or display.

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  • Andrea Hailwood

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Hi I'm Andrea. To cut a year’s story short, in less than 1 year, I have lost a dress size, my body image is the best it has ever been, I am happy and confident and I am enjoying myself! I challenge anyone to hoop to happiness! It really works!!

Shop policies

Last updated on August 6, 2012
Welcome to Lovely Hoops - a place for Positive Body Image and of course, Lovely Hoops!

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Payment
at the moment I can only accept payment through PayPal
Shipping
I will deliver hoops using Royal Mail. The hoop will be carefully wrapped in bubble wrap and brown paper. Obviously the size of the hoop means it will not fit through your letter box, so if you are not expected to be home at the estimated time of delivery, please let me know an alternative address where the hoop can be delivered to.
Refunds and Exchanges
I will refund or replace if there is any dissatisfaction with your hoop. All hoops are delivered with recommendations to keep your hoop in pristine condition - the worst abuse you can put your hoop through is using it on a rough surface such as concrete. Please do not let children pull the hoops out of shape as this will kink the tubing or pull out the connector! And please to prevent melting your hoop out of shape, do not lean your hoop against a hot radiator or leave it inside a hot car!
Additional policies and FAQs
If the fancy tape around your hoop becomes worse for wear, I can recover hoops for a standard cost of £12 (plus postage and packing). All I ask is you pull off as much of the covering and return the naked hoop to me. Please contact me lovely-hoops [!at] live.co.uk for availabilty of this service, and estimated time when I can get your sparkling new hoop back to you.