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A new spin on old fun

Hula hoops are back in style, swiveling hips and bringing smiles

Allyson Makiej (above), taught a hula hoop trick to Lori McDonough, 10, of Littleton, at the Westford farmers' market. Norma Antonetti (left) of North Chelmsford decided to buy a hoop for exercise after being shown the technique. Allyson Makiej (above), taught a hula hoop trick to Lori McDonough, 10, of Littleton, at the Westford farmers' market. Norma Antonetti (left) of North Chelmsford decided to buy a hoop for exercise after being shown the technique. (photos by Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff)
By Taryn Plumb
Globe Correspondent / November 16, 2008

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Pick up that hoop. Stagger your feet. Do a Jane Fonda tuck - suck in, straighten your back, lift your head. Then: Fling the disc around your hips. Start off hard, keep the momentum - push it, push it, like you're edging a bureau into the wall. There you go. You've got it. (Full article: 1031 words)

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