Friday, May 21, 2010

Hoopnotica Partners with HealthCorps & Joins Dr. Oz in the Fight to End Childhood Obesity

( Hoopnotica® is pleased to announce its ongoing commitment to fitness and health education through a new partnership with HealthCorps®, a proactive health movement with an in-school educational and mentoring program in 50 schools in nine states.

HealthCorps was founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz, heart surgeon and host of the nationally syndicated talk show, “The Dr. Oz Show,” to address the child obesity and mental resilience crises affecting communities across the country. His goal was to show American students and communities the value in taking charge of their health and making more beneficial lifestyle choices. The organization’s high school program activates and educates youth and faculty about their bodies, their environments and their abilities to affect them.

Based on the success of two pilot programs in Los Angeles, HealthCorps will launch Hoopnotica® fitness programs in additional schools during the fall 2010 semester.

According to HealthCorps President Michelle Bouchard, "HealthCorps wants to get and keep more Americans moving, so we’re excited to bring the world of hooping back to high schools across the nation with our partner, Hoopnotica. We have seen first-hand how this fun and easy activity helps students get in shape by themselves or with their friends."

HealthCorps’ curriculum is focused on nutrition, fitness and mental resilience. To encourage students to incorporate exercise into their daily lives, the Coordinators who educate and mentor teens look for fun and easy ways to stay active, such as hula hooping.

Hoopnotica® will raise funds to support HealthCorps through the sale of a branded Fitness Hoop that reflects the HealthCorps logo and its signature green and red colors and red heart. The HealthCorps Hoop, priced at $49.99, will be sold with a complimentary instructional DVD to help hoopers perfect Hoopnotica moves at home. The adult sized Hoopnotica fitness hoop measures 43 inches in diameter, weighs 1.5 lbs and is the perfect size for teens and adults. The hoop will be available for sale beginning May 15th exclusively at and 100% of profits will directly benefit HealthCorps through the end of the year.

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