New hula hooping classes start in Greenport

Hula hooping Greenport

Diane Gunder never felt comfortable exercising in a traditional gym.

Instead, the Jamesport resident, who owns River Rain Renewal Wellness Spa in Greenport, has always sought out non-traditional ways to pursue a healthy, active lifestyle.

With the help of a former classmate, Gunder has found a unique way to satisfy the exercise habits of like-minded people of all ages: by hosting weekly hula-hooping classes at her business.

“It’s a great workout on your core and you’re strengthening your back, your arms and your legs,” she said. “You can burn over 600 calories in an hour just keeping it around your waist. But we’re moving in there, so your cardio is up.”