Weighted hula hoops and lightweight hoops are both great for differing people and purposes. But which is the right hula hoop for you?

The most frequent problem beginner hoopers have is deciding on the best hula hoop size for his or her particular purpose.

If you’re a beginner looking on your own or another, either adult or child, this hoop chooser will spin that you the most purrrfect hula hoop for you!

After more than a decade of handcrafting a large number of hula hoops, I’ve created for you the best hula hoop buyer’s guide for choosing the right size hula hoop with the right weight.

Start with the body size – what’s your height and clothing size?

Match the body size to hoop size as shown in the diagram below.

Is this hoop for your body, your arms or both?

Select a Dance Hula Hoop if you:

Certainly are a beginner hooper with smaller body type or previous hooping experience.
A hooper looking to transition between an exercise hoop and a lighter polypro
An off-body/trick hooper seeking to add more core work to your flow

Choose a fitness weighted hula hoop if you:

That is your first hula hoop.
Certainly are a beginner seeking to get the hang of on-body hooping
Are searching for a fun way to add cardio to your workouts
Want a gentle, low-impact workout
This hoop is just a little heavier and can, generally, be better to hoop with if you are a absolute beginner. This hoop is most beneficial for someone that is buying a good workout and seeking to lose weight. It bridges the gap between your lighter 1 LB and heavier 1.7LB hoops. This is best for someone with the average build, 5’4″ or taller and under 220 pounds. Have a look at our entire collection of these weighted hoops.

Choose a Resistance Hoop if you:

Are an adult beginner with a larger waist size
You intend to hoop in climates that want bulky clothing or multiple layers
You’re searching for a fun interval training tool
This hoop is a major one and honestly feels really nice as it is rolling around the body. This hoop feels as though it is massaging your internal pipes and your belly, which is truly a good thing and helps to find the blood moving as well as detoxify your system. This hoop is most beneficial for someone with a Medium – large waist, 5’6″ or taller and up to 155 pounds.

Choose a fitness Hoop if you:

That is your first hula hoop.
Are a beginner seeking to get the hang of on-body hooping
Are buying a fun way to include cardio to your workouts
Want a gentle, low-impact workout
This hoop is a little heavier and can, generally, be simpler to hoop with if you are a absolute beginner. This hoop is most beneficial for someone that is searching for a good workout and seeking to lose weight. It bridges the gap between your lighter 1 LB and heavier 1.7LB hoops. This is best for someone with the average build, 5’4″ or taller and under 220 pounds. Check out our entire collection of these weighted hoops.
Select a Resistance Hoop if you:

Are an adult beginner with a more substantial waist size
You intend to hoop in climates that require bulky clothing or multiple layers
You’re looking for a fun intensive training tool
This hoop is a major one and honestly feels really nice as it is rolling around your body. This hoop feels as though it is massaging your internal organs as well as your belly, which is truly a positive thing and helps to obtain the blood moving as well as detoxify your system. This hoop is best for someone with a Medium – large waist, 5’6″ or taller and upwards of 155 pounds.