Meet Eva, a 14 year old hula hooper from Austria, or as she likes to call herself, the Blue Tornado. She picked up her first hula hoop a couple of years ago and taught herself the basics as well as some new tricks. Now she can't stop.
"When I first spinned that hoop around my waist, I felt like I never felt before. It was new for me to move without thinking about any other things. When I'm hooping, I just concentrate on the sport, I don't think about school or friends. When I'm stressed I just have to pick up my hoops, and after a few minutes I can think clear about everything.
From the first moment, hooping gave me a feeling of happiness and maybe of freedom. I built confidence, cause I knew that I was something "special" now - In Austria you can't find many other Hoopers. I lost weight, but that wasn't the most important thing. The most important thing is, that I've got a passion now - I know that Hula Hoop is the thing what I'm made for."
And she's not kidding. Just check out this video of her in action. You can learn more about the Blue Tornado on her website and see more of her hooping it up on YouTube.