Perhaps you have seen a group of young women hooping in a park, or gyms advertising a hula hoop aerobics class. It’s hard to imagine that the popular children’s toy has any place in a fitness regimen. The American Council on Exercise also had their doubts about the growing trend and decided to do a study. To the delight of hula hoop lovers everywhere, they found that 30 minutes of sustained hula hooping can have the same impact as a step aerobics or cardio kickboxing class. After watching this video, I was certain that it was also one of the most fun ways to get some aerobics in as well.