I want to learn to hula hoop. I'm 57 years old and 5"10" tall. I could never keep up a hula hoop as a child. Once I learn to hoop, I will be using it mainly for fitness. I am looking at the basic hula hoop, light weight and 42" size. Do you think this would be a good beginner hula hoop / selection for me?
A good hula hoop for beginners is one that hits about 2 inches above the belly button. A 42 inch hoop would probably be a good choice. I believe the light weight tubing will be ok as it can cause bruising on some folks, and the hoop will be large enough that it should be easy to manage. Since you are beginning you may consider a candy cane hoop instead, it is just a bit more and has a grip tape layer that helps keep the hoop from slipping.