Erika Fey, the Mayor of Hooperville shows some of her hoop moves to the shoppers at the Grand Re-Opening of Fred Meyer’s. Fey started hooping in 2005 and has been doing it ever since. She likes working with the public at events. She says, “I wanted to get hoops into as many hands as possible because I believe the world will be a better place."

It’s time to swing your hips back to those hot summer days of hula hooping, because the sport isn’t just for kids anymore. Portland Monthly photographer Heather Zinger scoped out the Rose City for those hooping their way to happiness and even smaller waistlines.

Feel like picking up the favorite past time yourself? You can get in the groove with classes from Erika Fey, the Mayor of Hooperville (visithooperville.com) or from Portland Juggling Club member and performer Kari Jones (revolvahoopdance.com).