ABOUT 2018-05-15T00:27:34+01:00

ABOUT HOOPSPIN

Welcome to HoopSpin. Home of quality hula hoops, world class hoop instruction and stunning hoop performances.

Gail O’Brien has taught and performed in a global capacity for the last 8 years. Winning Instructor of the year awards from Hooping.org and Flow arts Institute in 2015 and performing at many international festivals, corporate events and cabarets including EJC gala show in 2014.

Gail has trained at Greentop Circus School, Belfast Circus School and with top level professional teachers around the world. She is a dynamic contemporary hoop performer. She uses her background in physiotherapy to break down movement patterns giving her a unique edge in teaching workshops and classes.

Gail is proud to be an ambassador for Hoopologie and has been making and supplying hoops to the UK and Europe since she started hooping 8 years ago. We are especially excited to launch our range of coloured polypro tubing in Europe.

 

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Ground-breaking performer

It has been a pleasure to watch Gail's performance style evolve over the last few years: dazzling fire pieces, original choreography and jaw-dropping "how DID she do that?!" moments mark her out as a truly inspirational, ground-breaking performer.

Victoria B - Belfast

2016-03-11T17:56:25+00:00

Victoria B - Belfast

It has been a pleasure to watch Gail's performance style evolve over the last few years: dazzling fire pieces, original choreography and jaw-dropping "how DID she do that?!" moments mark her out as a truly inspirational, ground-breaking performer.

Gail is awesome!

Gail is awesome teacher. She knows how to explain the trick thoroughly so everyone will get it!! Also she brings lovely energy in a room and make her workshop more awesome.

Henna M.  - MataHoops

2016-03-11T17:46:18+00:00

Henna M.  - MataHoops

Gail is awesome teacher. She knows how to explain the trick thoroughly so everyone will get it!! Also she brings lovely energy in a room and make her workshop more awesome.

Powerful!

Gail O'Brien is POWERFUL and TERRIFYING.

Stirling F

2016-03-11T17:52:05+00:00

Stirling F

Gail O'Brien is POWERFUL and TERRIFYING.

Beautifully crafted

I have purchased a number of hoops from Gail over the last few years (very often as a result of trying and loving them in her classes). Every one is beautifully crafted and a pleasure to dance with - connections are always flawless and have proven sturdy enough to travel all over Europe, and withstand the pressures of training and fire. Top quality hoops from a performer who is always happy to offer her expertise.

Victoria B - Belfast

2016-03-11T17:57:41+00:00

Victoria B - Belfast

I have purchased a number of hoops from Gail over the last few years (very often as a result of trying and loving them in her classes). Every one is beautifully crafted and a pleasure to dance with - connections are always flawless and have proven sturdy enough to travel all over Europe, and withstand the pressures of training and fire. Top quality hoops from a performer who is always happy to offer her expertise.

She is magical

If you ever get the chance to take a workshop from Gail - DO IT! She is MAGICAL. Her ability to break down complex technique and make you laugh your way through tricks you never thought you'd conquer is astounding. Her workshops always show beginning to advanced variations of any move so you don't have to worry about being left behind. She doesn't just teach you how to do fancy things, she shows you how those tricks naturally flow into your other movements. Taking her classes will really push you outside of your usual routine and maybe melt your brain a little - which is really the perfect balance. Seriously, you want to learn from this lady!!!

Shauna T. - USA

2016-03-11T17:48:37+00:00

Shauna T. - USA

If you ever get the chance to take a workshop from Gail - DO IT! She is MAGICAL. Her ability to break down complex technique and make you laugh your way through tricks you never thought you'd conquer is astounding. Her workshops always show beginning to advanced variations of any move so you don't have to worry about being left behind. She doesn't just teach you how to do fancy things, she shows you how those tricks naturally flow into your other movements. Taking her classes will really push you outside of your usual routine and maybe melt your brain a little - which is really the perfect balance. Seriously, you want to learn from this lady!!!

Extraordinarily talented hooper!

Gail is an extraordinarily talented hooper that brings all the magic to her workshops and performances in an accessible way. Funny, witty and hugely likeable - can't recommend highly enough!

Samantha C - Fleet

2016-03-11T17:51:19+00:00

Samantha C - Fleet

Gail is an extraordinarily talented hooper that brings all the magic to her workshops and performances in an accessible way. Funny, witty and hugely likeable - can't recommend highly enough!

Professional, supportive and inclusive

Gail's classes and events are professional, supportive and inclusive; she teaches with the needs of each learner in mind, offering new challenges, big laughs, fab soundtracks and an emphasis on style, individuality and process.

Victoria B - Belfast

2016-03-11T17:55:27+00:00

Victoria B - Belfast

Gail's classes and events are professional, supportive and inclusive; she teaches with the needs of each learner in mind, offering new challenges, big laughs, fab soundtracks and an emphasis on style, individuality and process.

Always flawless

I've been super happy with all my HoopSpin purchases. Such a gorgeous selection of colours and the connections are always flawless. Gail is very approachable & always happy to receive my queries. I recommend her Polypro's to everyone!

Rose T.

2016-03-11T17:49:31+00:00

Rose T.

I've been super happy with all my HoopSpin purchases. Such a gorgeous selection of colours and the connections are always flawless. Gail is very approachable & always happy to receive my queries. I recommend her Polypro's to everyone!

Fantastic Skype teacher!!

 

 

 

When I stumbled on Gail’s “HoopSpin, Italy July 2013” video, I was completely inspired to step up my hoop game! I thought, What better way to learn some new moves than straight from the source of my inspiration? Because I don’t live anywhere near Gail, we set up a private class though Skype. At first I couldn’t picture how my small laptop screen would be sufficient to see her, and how she would be able to see what I was doing enough to correct me. But I decided to give a Skype session a try anyway….and I have to say that I was blown away by how easy and great using Skype with Gail was! I was so impressed with Gail as a teacher. There is a big difference between being an amazing hooper and also being able to explain and break down what you are doing for others to learn. And Gail is a fantastic skype teacher! Before our session, I had sent her a list of some of her moves that I wanted to learn. She broke them down step by step, and had great phrasing for easily explaining how to get the hoop from point A to B. She was also quick to point out issues in my form, making it easy for me to know what to fix!
I would highly recommend taking a private class from Gail. Learning from other hoopers is a great way to spice up your flow, and Gail is one of the best hoopers and instructors out there. I will definitely be taking classes from her in the future!

 

Morgan Jenkins
www.hooptownhotties.com

2016-03-12T13:26:49+00:00

Morgan Jenkins
www.hooptownhotties.com

      When I stumbled on Gail’s “HoopSpin, Italy July 2013” video, I was completely inspired to step up my hoop game! I thought, What better way to learn some new moves than straight from the source of my inspiration? Because I don’t live anywhere near Gail, we set up a private class though Skype. At first I couldn’t picture how my small laptop screen would be sufficient to see her, and how she would be able to see what I was doing enough to correct me. But I decided to give a Skype session a try anyway….and I have to say that I was blown away by how easy and great using Skype with Gail was! I was so impressed with Gail as a teacher. There is a big difference between being an amazing hooper and also being able to explain and break down what you are doing for others to learn. And Gail is a fantastic skype teacher! Before our session, I had sent her a list of some of her moves that I wanted to learn. She broke them down step by step, and had great phrasing for easily explaining how to get the hoop from point A to B. She was also quick to point out issues in my form, making it easy for me to know what to fix! I would highly recommend taking a private class from Gail. Learning from other hoopers is a great way to spice up your flow, and Gail is one of the best hoopers and instructors out there. I will definitely be taking classes from her in the future!  

I learned loads and had the MOST fun!

I have done several workshops with Gail. My hooping skills are credit to her talent and patience as a teacher. She approaches every workshop with immense good humour.She breaks tricks down so that they are accessible to all those attending the workshop whilst skillfully extending those are able to go further. I can truly say that at every workshop I learned loads and had the MOST fun.

Kerry. C - Leicester

2016-03-11T17:30:39+00:00

Kerry. C - Leicester

I have done several workshops with Gail. My hooping skills are credit to her talent and patience as a teacher. She approaches every workshop with immense good humour.She breaks tricks down so that they are accessible to all those attending the workshop whilst skillfully extending those are able to go further. I can truly say that at every workshop I learned loads and had the MOST fun.

Gail is amazing!

I'm a pretty amateurish hooper who had the pleasure of meeting and casually taking a workshop with Gail a few years ago. I then saw her several times at some very small gatherings saw her doing yet another thing I never imagined anyone being able to do with a hoop and remembered "oh, yeah, this person is amazing in this way! HOOPING is amazing in this way!" I am thrilled that she gives me this experience all the time through the Facebook and maybe that'll scale up with her new website.

Zach S - USA

2016-03-11T17:53:12+00:00

Zach S - USA

I'm a pretty amateurish hooper who had the pleasure of meeting and casually taking a workshop with Gail a few years ago. I then saw her several times at some very small gatherings saw her doing yet another thing I never imagined anyone being able to do with a hoop and remembered "oh, yeah, this person is amazing in this way! HOOPING is amazing in this way!" I am thrilled that she gives me this experience all the time through the Facebook and maybe that'll scale up with her new website.