It may sound really stupid, but 6 months ago I would not have been able to use one of those things at all. I was at a luncheon for volunteers for the local county fair and for fun they had a hula hoop contest. I was on my way to the ladies room and was kind of roped into trying. And I was the winner! I won a unicorn on a stick and a free dinner at a local restaurant. Under the circumstances the past couple of years, (could barely walk at one point) it is really a neat thing to be able to have won!