Hula hoops have been a playground staple for generations of schoolchildren - and for many, that's exactly where they've stayed.
But one woman in Chicago refused to be deterred from her favourite childhood activity and has since become known online as the Queen of the Rings.
With more than 75,000 followers on Instagram, the girl uses every part of her body - including her hair - to keep the hula hoop spinning.
A hula hoop expert in Chicago has amassed 75,000 followers on Instagram for her incredible performances using multiple hoops
The hypnotic videos incorporate amazing gymnastics and flexibility to perform gravity defying routines
The hypnotic videos incorporate amazing gymnastics and flexibility to perform gravity defying routines.
The footage upload on to YouTube shows the Queen of the Rings in an airport lounge showing off her skills.
Beginning by spinning the hoops up her body at speed she soon moves on to more complicated techniques including using her neck, forehead and even her hair tied in a bun.
She even takes to Instagram to show off her skills. In this case she spins four hula hoops using only her bottom
Then, incredibly, she flicks her leg above her head and assumes control of the hoop using her foot - and then jumps into a handstand without missing a beat.
Bizarrely, while the girl is performing her feats of wonder, a couple in the background look on totally uninterested.
As the Queen of the Rings reaches the climax of her routine, the pair in the background chat quietly without paying much notice.
The girl they balances on one leg with her other above her head all while spinning the hoop.