Introducing Prancercise: The Horse-Inspired Exercise Trend

"Stop talkin' and do some walkin'."

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We all know that exercise is important, but with summer nearly here, why keep slogging away on the elliptical or treadmill? Instead head to the great outdoors to Prancercise.

Created by Joann Rohrback, Prancercise® is defined on the official website as “a springy, rhythmic way of moving forward, similar to a horse’s gait and ideally induced by elation.” The exercise looks, to borrow a phrase from the golf world, like a good walk spoiled. Rohrback, who also wrote a book on the subject, says on her website that, “This form of movement, along with dietary and spiritual principles can create the most satisfying, holistic and successful fitness program one could hope to experience.”

The exercise regimen was invented back in 1989, but never caught on, until now. The video was recently unearthed and is sweeping across the internet, undoubtedly turning yoga, Zumba and pilates fans into enthusiastic Prancercisers. Check it out and decide whether Prancercise is right for you.

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4 comments
SamMarcott
SamMarcott

that's how the pink panther walks...

ErinPippa
ErinPippa

forget horse inspired, check out that camel toe!

ajain31
ajain31

PRANCERCISE! Its a joke! A fad! Isn't it?

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sylviakronstadt
sylviakronstadt

She didn't make this exercise up! I have been doing it since 1982, referring to it as my Soulful Scoot. I do give her credit for being willing to execute it in broad daylight, though. I go out while everyone else is still sleeping. I skip as well, tossing invisible flowers at nonexistent fans. Then I do a hot-mama, hip-swinging walk, smacking my gum provocatively. And that's when I begin jogging. She's adorable, but please stop stealing my ideas!