Hoop for Fitness only offers profressional, trained flow artists for your learning and entertainment pleasure. Meet our group!
Robbie Lewis, founder
Robbie has been spreading the "hoop love" for over 7 years to the Birmingham area. "I'm not one to love exercising or dancing, but when I get inside the hoop it transforms and moves me!" You can find Robbie teaching Beginning Hoop Dance classes, spreading hoops around events, providing birthday parties and Summer Reading Program sessions. LED hooping and fire performing are in her repoirte, as well. She lives in Chelsea with her husband, Chuck, and daughters, Annabelle and Evie.
Ann Kirkwood, co-owner
Ann has been teaching hoop dance at St. Vincent's One Nineteen for over 5 years. She loves teaching this All-Levels class, so no matter where you are in your hoop learning you can count on Ann to teach you some new mad skills! Ann also enjoys monthly Chick-fil-A Inverness Family Nights during the warm months, providing birthday parties, and spreading her love of hooping around town. She lives in Inverness with her husband, Jimmy.
Victoria Laviolette, instructor
Victoria saw her first hooper at a music festival in 2005. She went home, picked up a hoop, and hasn’t stopped hooping since. She has been teaching classes in the Birmingham area since 2008. "Hooping clears my mind and gets me moving and having fun. I love how creative you can be and that my whole family can get outside and hoop together. Hooping puts a smile on my face and makes my heart sing."
Victoria lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband, Jimmy, her son, Asa, and her daughter, Elizabeth.
Paige Marmolejo, instructor, performer
Paige is a lifelong dancer who has been hooping since age 14 when she saw a hooper on "Ripley's Believe It or Not". She began performing and teaching while in college at The University of Alabama. "I have always loved dancing and see the hoop as the perfect dance partner. Hooping lets me relax and express myself while also getting some exercise. I am excited to join the Birmingham hoop community and hope to see it continue to grow." Paige has a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from the University of Alabama. She has performed professionally with Tuscaloosa's Pink Box Burlesque and the El Paso/Las Cruces group Odd-Lab Entertainment. She has experience teaching hoop classes as well as dance styles such as jazz, tap and modern. She lives in Birmingham with her husband, Adrian, and their two dogs.
Paige also leads our sister group, Luminarts Entertainment, featuring fire and LED performances around Alabama. For more information, visit luminartsentertainment.com.