Our Story

Our Hoop Life Timeline:

  • 2008: Adriene begins hooping
  • 2009: Adriene co-founds the Hooper Troopers. The Hooper Troopers introduce hula hooping to Memphis by selling their handmade hoops, attending the downtown farmer’s market & other local events, teaching weekly classes, & performing with their hoops on many stages and streets. Over the span of 4 years they build community around hula hooping.
  • 2010: Chloe begins taking Adriene’s hoop classes
  • 2011: Chloe organizes outreach with Youth Villages
  • 2012: Chloe creates HoopStatic, a blog about her life and hooping
  • 2012: They organize a fundraiser for Youth Villages and raise over $2000
  • 2012: Hooper Troopers disbands as most of the members take on new life paths
  • 2013: Chloe shares her vision to open a community studio/space. Adriene jumps on board. They spend over 6 months planning, creating, and dreaming. The idea of “Co-Motion” or community in motion is born.
  • August 2013: Chloe and Adriene are accepted into MEMShop grant program! (so grateful)
  • October 2013: We sign our lease in Crosstown!
  • December 2013: Co-Motion Studio opens its doors
  • December 2015: We celebrate our 2nd Birthday!
  • December 2016: We celebrate our 3rd Birthday!

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