I was teaching one of my after school “Hula-Hoop Kid-Fit” classes when a little boy in a wheelchair entered the gym and said with the saddest voice “I probably can’t do this class”. Enthusiastically I said “Sure you can! Let me get the class started and then I’ll teach you some tricks that you can do.” A few minutes later I returned to him and taught him some hand tricks and breaks that he could do while sitting and his face completely lit up. Then he said “Watch this! I just thought of a new trick!” and put the hoop around his neck like a necklace and spun his chair around until he had enough momentum to do the best neck stall I’ve ever seen. I’m so proud of his “Can-Do” attitude, his willingness to try and to expand how we all define “hula-hooping”.
For everyone who says “I can’t hoop!” or “I can’t (insert any word here) — Please give it a try – you might discover something new about yourself.
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