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Choosing the Right Size Hula Hoop - The Ultimate Guide

July 11, 2023 4 min read

Choosing the Right Size Hula Hoop - The Ultimate Guide - Hoop Empire

Welcome to Hoop Empire, the world's premier supplier of recycled plastic hula hoops. We're proud to be the industry leader in offering a sustainable solution that combines the joy of hula hooping with a commitment to the planet. Our hula hoops are meticulously crafted using recycled plastic, ensuring that each spin you take makes a positive impact on the environment. By choosing Hoop Empire, you're not only getting high-quality hula hoops, but you're also becoming a champion of sustainability. Join us in our mission to reduce plastic waste and create a greener, more circular future, one hoop at a time. 

What size hula hoop should you get? Are weighted hula hoops best?  

The most common problem beginner hoopers have is choosing the right hula hoop size for their particular purpose. 

If you are a beginner looking for yourself or another, this hoop chooser will spin you to the most perfect hula hoop for you!

After 20+ years of handcrafting thousands of hula hoops, I’ve created for you the ultimate hula hoop buyer’s guide for choosing the right size hula hoop with the right weight. Read on to discover the best hula hoop for you.

The best hula hoop for beginners is a weighted hula hoop. 

To learn how to hula hoop, choose a bigger and heavier hoop that spins slower, giving you more time to connect with it. 

But you don't want your hoop to be too be heavy or it may hurt your body, especially if you are new to hula hooping. Think about it - would you go heavy duty with any kind of new workout? Hula hoops over 1kg/2lbs are not our recommendation. 

All of our hoops are weighted in the manufacturing process for the best results and the ultimate hooping experience. We base our weights on what works best for different people with different hoop goals. Generally speaking, most people who want to hoop on their body prefer a heavier hoop.

We've recently revamped our collection to provide you with a simpler and more eco-friendly hoop selection process. Our dance hoops, glam hoops and weighted fitness hoops are all made with recycled plastic and ship worldwide in a box. They coil, fold and pop back into perfect shape for smooth and successful hooping. These hula hoops do not break, they come with a 5 year warranty and 3 FREE video lessons to teach you how to hula hoop.    

Read more about our eco hoops here  

You'll find our hula hoop size guide and full details below. 


Weighted Fitness Hula Hoop Australia High Quality - Hoop Empire

Ideal for plus size hoopers.

Full details below.





Dance Hula Hoops Australia High Quality - Hoop Empire


The ultimate hula hoop for hooping on the body and in the hands. Details below. 



The  purrrfect gift hula hoop with that extra bit of sparkle and fun!

Full details are below. 



LED Light Hula Hoop Australia High Quality - Hoop Empire LED HULA HOOPS FOR ADULTS + KIDS
Elevate the excitement with our LED light up hula hoop. Full details below!



Dance hula hoops are the ideal hula hoops for both adults and kids.

Recommended sizes: 100cm (39in) for adults.  85cm (33in) for kids aged 5-12.*

* These sizes are recommended for average sized adults and kids. See detailed size guide below. 

Weighs: 380grams (13oz/0.8 lb) | Tubing thickness: 20mm (3/4in)

Free custom sizing is available upon request. For custom sizing, choose any size from the drop down menu and add a note of your preferred size on your order form. Selecting this option may delay your hoop delivery by a few days.


100cm (39in) for average sized adult beginners.  

95cm (36in) for petite adults & teenage beginners.

90cm (35in) for experienced and petite adults, teenagers, kids aged 7+ with bigger bodies.

85cm (33in) for average sized kids aged 5-12.

75cm (29in) for kids aged 3-5 or pro hoopers. 

108cm (42in) Eco Fitness Hoop for plus-sized adults. 

SHOP Eco Dance Hula Hoop here


Weighted Fitness hula hoops are the best hula hoops for adults with bigger bodies. 

Our fitness hoops are ideal for plus-sized or curvy hoopers who want to learn how to hula hoop on the waist for exercise, fitness and weight loss.   

For hooping in the hands or on the arms, choose a dance hoop.

Our Eco Fitness hoops are available in one standard size: 108cm (42in) *

Weighs: 500grams (1.1lb) | Tubing thickness: 25mm (1 inch)

* Custom sizes below our standard 108cm Fitness Hoop are available for smaller sized hoopers who want a heavier, weighted hula hoop. Simply add a note to your form for custom sizing or contact us if you'd like some advice. 

SHOP Eco Fitness Hula Hoop here

LED Light Hula Hoop Australia High Quality - Hoop Empire Ignite the energy with our dazzling light-up hula hoop, the ultimate choice for gifts, parties, festivals, and show-stopping moments! Prepare to captivate and mesmerize as you spin with our LED hula hoop, illuminating the way to unforgettable memories. Get ready to shine with the hula hoop that takes excitement to the next level! 

Available in 3 models:  
160 LED: 88cm (35in)
80 LED: 88cm (35in)
26 LED: 85cm (33in) 

  1. 300+ settings
  2. 16 favourites menu
  3. Coils down to 40cm for travel
  4. Weighs 420gm (15oz)
  5. Tubing thickness: 19mm (3/4in)
  6. 10-step Speed Adjustment
  7. ~3 hrs battery life, charger included
  8. 32-step Brightness (single colour modes)

SHOP LED Light Hula Hoop here      




Here’s some common considerations and our recommendations.

Looking for the most cost effective and/or environmentally friendly hoop?
Choose: Eco Dance Hoop or Eco Fitness Hoop in the Naked model.

Want to learn more advanced hoop moves, like hooping on the chest or legs?
Choose: Eco Dance Hoop or Eco Fitness Hoop in Sports style. 

Bling is your thing and you want your hoop to sparkle and shine?
Choose: Glam Hoop OR spin the light fantastic and choose the Rainbow Unicorn LED Hoop

Want a weighted hula hoop?
Choose: any Hoop Empire hula hoops. All of our hula hoops are medium weighted for your hooping ease. Our Eco Fitness Hoop is the heaviest and our recommended weight for a fitness hoop. 


Your body is curvy and smaller hoops have never worked?
Choose: Eco Fitness Hoop

Your hoop is for a small child under the age of 5?
Choose: Eco Dance Hoop with a custom size request for 75cm. Select 85cm and add a note to your order form. 

You still don’t know which one?
Drop us an email with your dilemma and we will get back to you with our suggestion. Email: info@hoopempire.com

Thank you for choosing Hoop Empire and we hope this buyer’s guide has been helpful!

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