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Self Magazine Shows How to Skip Gym Fees with the Best Low-Cost Equipment to Help You Get a Great Workout at Home (from CBSnews.com, September 7, 2010)
Hula Hoop - $15 and up Workouts should be fun and here is a perfect example of that. It is an oldie, but a goodie. Hula hooping is everywhere. Everyone from Michelle Obama, Marisa Tomei and Beyonce are getting in on the action. Not only will you have a blast and target your abs, but you're burning major calories here. In about 20 minutes, you can burn 200 calories. And most importantly, blast belly fat and big thighs. And develop a sexy butt. And if you recall using a hula-hoop during your childhood years, then you know how much fun it can be. We're all so used to doing lower-body cardio (running, elliptical, etc.), but switching it up and doing cardio focused on using your upper body can up your burn since your body isn't as efficient at using energy this way. You don't have to be rhythmically gifted to succeed either. There are also some pricier workout hula hoops, which are weighted and range in price from $35 to $50. Inexpensive versions work equally, as well.