Circus-inspired fun sports

for the home.

I researched 5 different types of movement for you. Each can be learned by yourself with the help of YouTube tutorials, passion and a little time. These sports can be practised in the living room, in the gym, in the garden, in the park, in the forest and on the sports field. They are suitable for every budget and can be performed alone, in pairs or in a group at any time of the day.

You can integrate fun and play into your training with the following types of movement. You can devote the first or the last 15 minutes of a training session to one of these new forms of movement.

Veera Kaijanen

Veera Kaijanen

Hula hoop

Facts

  • Can be combined with dance and rhythm.
  • Is a soft, flowing rhythmic form of movement.
  • The hula hoop works well as a warm-up.

Benefits

  • The circular movement is good against a tense and blocked back.
  • Gentle core training.
  • Pleasantly stresses the circulation, without breaking a sweat.

Buy

  • One hula hoop is enough to get you started. As a beginner, it is suitable to purchase a heavier hula hoop with a large diameter. Because the smaller and lighter the hula hoop is, the harder it is to keep it spinning.
  • Advanced participants can also let off steam with several fine Hula’s.
  • Cost: 20 euros, links on the bottom.
Starjonlgeur Kaspar Tribelhorn

Starjonlgeur Kaspar Tribelhorn

Juggle

Facts

  • Form of movement: throw and catch.
  • Alternatively training for ball sports.
  • Juggling works well as a warm-up.

Benefits

  • The circular movements of the arms is a wonderfully delicate shoulder workout.
  • Coordination Training.
  • Training for the eyes, which need to calculate the routes of the balls.
  • Promotes cooperation between the right and left hemispheres.
  • Increases the ability to concentrate
  • Pleasantly stresses the circulation, without breaking a sweat.
  • Is balanced right-left.

Buy

Pranay Werner

Pranay Werner

Diabolo

Facts

  • Form of movement: throw and catch.
  • Great for having fun outdoors in the fresh air, in the park or on the beach. 
  • The basics are learned quickly and are well suited to bring variety to everyday exercise.

Benefits

  • Practice the coordination.
  • Training for the eyes, which need to calculate the landing of the diabolo.
  • Promotes cooperation between the right and left hemispheres.
  • Increases the ability to concentrate.
  • Pleasantly stresses the circulation, without breaking a sweat.

Buy

  • To start with, I recommend buying a diabolo with ball bearings. It turns on faster and you can get into the flow quicker than without ballbearing.
  • Use good sticks, cheap wooden sticks are no fun.
  • Cost: Set from 20 euros, links on the bottom.
Mira Waterkotte

Mira Waterkotte

Jumping rope

Facts

  • Form of movement: jumping and running
  • Well suited as a warm-up, cardio, endurance and for working out
  • High-performance sport and art form

Benefits

  • Cardiovascular training with coordination
  • activates the whole body.
  • Can vary from easy to difficult depending on the trick combination.
  • Can be combined as a partner exercise with your colleague or partner. It’s good fun!

Buy

  • To get started, a simple 5 Euro jump rope from the discounter is enough.
  • Costs: 5 – 20 euros, links on the bottom.
Mara & Chris

Mara & Chris

Spinning or flow arts such as poi, buugeng, staff

Facts

  • Is a rhythmic coordinative form of movement.
  • Manipulating the objects is a smooth, flowing movement.
  • Well suited as a cool down because of the meditative Thai Chi-like flow of movement.
  • Also available with LED lights for special effects.

Benefits

  • Promotes flexibility in the shoulder area.
  • Promotes spatial imagination
  • Promotes cooperation between the right and left hemispheres.

Buy

  • Here it is worth doing 1-hour research on the Internet. Find out via YouTube videos whether you are enthusiastic about a staff, poi or Buugeng.
  • I recommend that you buy what fascinates you the most.
  • Costs: 20 – 50 euros.
Mara & Chris

Mara & Chris

LED light equipment

We work with Pyroterra Lighttoys. The company is characterized by high quality products and a lifetime service guarantee. If you decide to invest in an LED product, you will get 10% off at check-out. Use the discount code “chrisrockswithlighttoys”.

Quality circus equipment

Creativity is joie de vivre, makes you fitter and the world a better place!

All of these devices make great gifts. Imagine people would want skipping ropes and juggling items instead of a new iPad. I just wanted to mention it…

Which kind of movement appealed to you the most and which one has the potential to be your new hobby?

Chris Pettersen

Chris Pettersen

If you have any questions, I will be happy to support you, leave me a note in messenger.

Have fun in the process,

motivated training greetings

Mara


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