I recently cancelled my Curves membership because I have no one to watch the baby and was just paying and not able to actually use the memberhip for the longest time. But when I was going, I started doing their weighted hoop after my circuit training. One of the workers there told me that if you did their hoop for 5 minutes the 3 times a week you were supposed to be there, that you could lose 2 inches from your waist. Well, I must've hooped too low, cause I lost 2 inches from my hips! LOL I never could hoola hoop until I started doing the weighted one. It was easier to keep around my waist. After doing that for about a month, I found I could keep my regular $1.99 hoop on my waist. So I do it now at home.