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THE GYM — There's many reasons people exercise.
There's the classic for health and well-being, the competitive sport route, and then, of course, for hula hoop tricks.
OK, so that last one isn't exactly what you'd call a mainstream reason, but for at least six men, it is the reason for becoming athletically fit and acrobatically skilled.
Hoops Désolé Circus is a team of comedic acrobats who perform tricks with hoops — some hula, some not. They jump, dive, flip, catch, and twirl their way through their performances while wearing brightly colored body suits. It's a little like Teletubbies if they didn't just waddle, except that it's not like Teletubbies at all.
The group does live performances, but they also create amazing and funny content for social media.
This video involves three of the troupe members and one hula hoop. It only takes one big circle of the hula hoop through the air for all the men to jump, dive, or flip through the hoop. They make it look as easy as stepping off a curb, yet it still gives the impression of death-defying greatness.
It's not just an impressive physical feat. The timing, trust, and coordination involved is also key. Is someone going to get kicked in the face? Is that hoop going to be where it needs to be when someone makes a blind backflip into the hoop? You won't know until you watch the video.