This Teacher's Choice and President Obama's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Award winning obesity prevention program infuses fun into fitness. Endorsed by former First Lady, Michelle Obama, the Let's Move! initiative and millions of sweaty kids, Hoopersize has been hooping it up in elementary and middle schools throughout the US, UK and Canada since 2004.
Sought after to pump up community events, KidTribe has performed our hoop concert all over the world, including the White House Easter Egg Roll throughout all 8 years of the Obama Administration where 35,000 families would get hoopy on the South Lawn. We've also been an active attraction at the Nickelodeon Worldwide of Play in Brooklyn's Prospect Park each year since 2006.
Aligned with the National Physical Education Standards for grades K-5 and adaptable for students with Special Needs, this comprehensive program makes physical activity accessible - even the grouchiest couch potatoes participate. Too many people to count have claimed that they've never been able to hula-hoop before having success with our program.
The Hoopersize implementation model three components that can packaged together or a la carte:
Obesity rates have doubled among children and quadrupled among adolescents in the past 30 years.
After 600 K-5 students participated in Hoopersize, statistics improved:
- The average amount of time that students engaging in moderate to vigorously physical activity each day increased from 20 minutes at pretest, to 40 minutes at posttest.
- A 60% increase in positive attitudes toward physical activity, benefits of physical activity, regular participation in physical activity, group or team activities, locomotor skills, responsible and respectful behavior, individual or paired activities, development of fundamental motor skills, and manipulative skills.
- Students at the intervention schools reported an increase in the activities they like to do at school. They reported liking hula hoop “a lot.”
- For teachers who completed the Hoopersize Training, there was a significant difference for the following constructs: self efficacy, self confidence and knowledge related to teaching students about and using the hula hoop.