Coming Together for Heart Health

On Sunday 28 October 2018 in Hagley Park, Christchurch you can be part of  breaking the New Zealand record for the most people hula hooping together!

The Super Heart Hoop-Off is being organised as a charity event to raise funding for The Heart Foundation, and to help support and raise awareness of heart health. It will also be a combined celebration of the Heart Foundation 50th Anniversary, and In2hula’s 10th Anniversary.

The main event of the afternoon will be an attempt to break the current New Zealand record for the most people hula hooping together in one place for at least two minutes consistently. The record of about 150 people is currently held by a group in Invercargill.  We would like to bring the record back to Christchurch!

This event is for all ages from preschool children connected with the Hoop with Heart programme through to grey-power hoopers.

Bernadette Smith, Director of In2hula, and Faye Robinson, who has rediscovered the joy of hooping.

You can read and watch the interview with Faye here.

We Can Be Heroes!

The theme for the event is super heroes and dressing up is highly encouraged!

There will be a ‘photo booth’ tent containing super hero themed backdrop banners that you can take selfies or photos in front of.

Dark Side Entertainers and Melanie Poppins will be in attendance on the day, mingling with the crowd and posing for photographs. Melanie Poppins will also give a stage performance, along with super hooper The Strawberry Fairy.

In2hula will give a demonstration of a HoopFitness class and some of the hoop activities from the Hoop with Heart programme for preschoolers that audience members will be able to join in with.

Event sponsors will be invited to have information tents at the event.

Sign up for The Super Heart Hoop-Off newsletter to get all the information
and stories in the lead up to the event.

In your welcome email you will receive a voucher code for 10% off any large or medium sized hoop from In2hula.

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Register individually, or as a family,
or as a team.

Prizes will be distributed throughout the afternoon for best costumes, inspirational hooping, team entry and
general prize draws.

Everyone who registers and takes part in the Hoop-Off will be given a New World Goody Bag courtesy of New World South City.

Video footage of an In2hula Try It Workshop.

“Great session – loved it, forgot I was doing exercise!”

How your business can be involved:

Enter a Corporate Team!
Your business can enter a team (any size) to take part in the New Zealand hula hoop record attempt.  This is an effective way to build team purpose among staff both for those taking part directly and those supporting.  Teams are invited to dress up for the event in a way that promotes their business.

What if your staff members can’t hula hoop?

In some ways it is even better if your staff members can’t hula hoop to start with as learning a new skill together where everyone is out of their comfort zone and is collaborating in a new situation is one of the best ways to build connection among your staff.

In2hula hula hoop classes are marked by laughter, encouragement and celebration.

In2hula is offering business’s a 30 minute Try It Workshop where participants can learn how to hula hoop.   In2hula can run this workshop with your staff group alone or staff can attend a Try It Workshop for a combined group of businesses.  The price for this workshop will vary depending on venue and group type.  If you have a team of people interested in taking part in the Hoop-Off your business can run a Hoop-Off Preparation Package of 6 thirty minute group teaching sessions for $50 (plus GST) per session – total cost $345 (including GST)

There is also a discount price for In2hula Fitness Hoops of $39 (including GST) each for 5 or more hoops – these hoops are normally $45 each.

For more information or to make a booking contact Bernadette Smith on 021 2466 779 or at

If you want to take part, but need to buy a hula hoop or get some lessons
then visit the In2hula website.