Recently, a friend of mine started with hula hooping as a core-strengthening training. She noticed however that hula-hooping is as of yet, not available as a selectable training option. We consider this as a dissapointing discovery, given the long history and intercultural importance of this activity. For instance, hula-hooping has been covered in 39 languages in wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hula_hoop). In comparison, a selectable strava activity such as pilates only has 38 language entries: (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilates). If pilates is deemed a strava-worthy activity; then Hula-hooping should be as well!
As of yet, not many studies have investigated the fitness benefits of Hula-hooping, but the few studies that did, find significant fitness benefits compared to controls, further strengthening our stance that Hula-hooping is a viable exercize, see: