STUDIO CITY (CBSLA.COM) — The American Council on Exercise found that “hooping” burns an average of 420 calories per hour – the equivalent of a cardio kickbox class.

Hoopnotica is a full-body cardio workout that tones the core, legs, arms, back and glutes.

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Experts say a child’s toy hoop won’t cut it. Adults need to use an adult-sized fitness hop, which are larger and heavier.

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Hoopnotica offers a “travel hoop,” which breaks apart into six segments for easy storage and transport. For a more intense workout, you can remove one segment to create a smaller hoop for a cardio challenge.

There are more than 1,000 certified Hoopnotica instructors throughout the country.

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Visit to find a class near you or for more information on how you can be an instructor.