I'll admit right here and now that I'm not an athlete. I've never been athletic in my life. Hooping was the first physical activity (besides just dancing my butt off) that I liked. Now that I'm addicted, I'm realizing that my body needs a lot more from me than when I was just sitting around.
I always kick myself after a good hoop session for not stretching or warming up because I'll be super sore the next day and unable to hoop again. But since I don't have an athletic background, it's just not one of my habits. It was hard to figure out where to start. Which is why I was so happy to see this video by groovinMegz. It lists a sequence of stretches and exercises that I can easily accomplish and fit into any practice. Thanks GroovinMegz!