SLIDESHOW: Get yourself in a fitness spin in Epworth

It’s attracted the likes of Michelle Obama and Kelly Osbourne, daughter to Black Sabbath’s Ozzy, and now Isle residents are becoming loopy for the latest keep fit craze of hula hooping!

Now, a hula hoop might seem like a toy most commonly used by children during playtime, however, people of all ages are currently using this piece of equipment in order to help lose inches from their waist and keep in shape.

The Hula Hoop session at Epworth Youth Club with fitness instructor Leanne Cross. (Buy this photo E1472TS) Picture: Tony Saxton

The Hula Hoop session at Epworth Youth Club with fitness instructor Leanne Cross. (Buy this photo E1472TS) Picture: Tony Saxton

And they’re doing it all without even sprinting on a treadmill or pumping the weights in the gym!

Hula hoop fitness sessions are certainly proving a hit in the Isle as instructor Leanne Cross takes weekly classes at Epworth Leisure Centre to help people beat the bulge and keep fit. Hula hoop takes place on Tuesdays at the centre in Burnham Road, between 10.30am and 11am.

They also use the Epworth Youth Club venue. For more information about hula hoop or other classes on offer, call the centre on 01427 873845 or email epworth.leisurecentre@northlincs.gov.uk.