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Weighted Hula Hoop Guide

Weighted Hula Hoop Guide

We’re here to help you make the best decision when buying a fitness hoop. Whether it's a Hula Hoop, Smart Hula Hoop, Weighted Hula Hoop or Powerhoop.

Hula Hoops™, Weighted Hula Hoops, “Smart” Hula Hoops or Powerhoop™?

Greetings from “Powerhoop HQ” - home of the world's best weighted fitness hoop. Ever wonder why there are so many different exercise hoops on the market? Having trouble figuring out which one is right for you? We’re here to help you make the best decision for your health, fitness and wellbeing.

Hula hoops and other home exercise equipment have been selling like hotcakes during the pandemic. You may have seen “YouTubers” and “Influencers” who have been flooding social media with their video clips and reviews. These content creators sell their influence to the highest bidder, earning their money by promoting products that they don’t actually know much about. “I tried this new smart hula hoop… and lost five inches in just one week!!!”

We would all like to see such results, but sadly these types of videos are often deceptive. Here at Powerhoop, we only promote creators who are experienced and passionate hoopers, with tips that will make your hula hooping journey both fun and successful.

Here is a description of the different types of exercise hoops:


Hula Hoops™

For aerobic dance routines or children’s toys, usually with a smaller diameter (under 98 cm) and weighing under 1 kg (2.2 lbs). Great for those who able to grasp the complex moves and coordination needed for gymnastic hooping.

Benefits: Lightweight, fun aerobic training

Drawbacks: Challenging for beginners, usually cannot be dismantled.

Buy a Kids Hula Hoop now from £7.50 Amazon


Generic Weighted Hula Hoops

You’ve seen many of these for sale online. These are usually about 100 cm (39”) diameter and 1.5 - 1.8 kg (3-5 lbs). You can recognise them from their narrow profile, usually with “bumps” instead of a gentle wavy interior. If you already have one of these, you can appreciate why so many of our customers have “upgraded” to a Powerhoop. Most weighted hoops are a low-quality imitation, with poor padding and weak connectors that result in bruising and breakage. Many contain “phthalates,” which are cancer-causing plastic softeners. There’s good reason why these hoops are cheap!

Benefits: Lower-priced

Drawbacks: Short lifespan, fixed weight, narrow profile and poor padding. May contain toxic chemicals.

Buy a Weighted Hula Hoop now from £9.99 Amazon


“Smart” Hula Hoops

Not really a hula hoop, just a noisy plastic “fad” product offering limited results. The hard bumps are irritating to the skin.

Benefits: Novelty, may be easier to use than lightweight hula hoops.

Drawbacks: Noisy to use, uncomfortable and no proven results. 

Buy a Smart Hula Hoop now from £11.99 Amazon



Provide a highly effective, full-body fitness hoop workout with scientifically proven research and results. Adjustable weight from 1.6-2.2 kg (3-5 lbs), and patented compression zones for comfort and safety. Large diameter of 102 cm (40”) for ease of use. No toxic materials or chemical smell.

Benefits: Quality, fun, full-body workout. Well cushioned with adjustable weight (“many hoops in one”). Scientifically proven to reduce waist size. Manufactured in Europe with high consumer safety standards.

Drawbacks: Higher cost.

Buy a Powerhoop now from £54.95



If you are looking for an aerobic, dance or toy hoop, a classic hula hoop is the right product for you. If you are looking for quality exercise equipment for a full-body fitness hoop workout, Powerhoop is going to be your new best friend.

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