I think I’ve found my new exercise routine. It’s called “prancercising.”
Have you seen this? Prancercise creator Johanna Rohrback posted a video of her demonstrating the moves on YouTube. The original posting now has over 6 million hits.
So exactly how does one prancercise? According the website, it’s defined as “A springy, rhythmic way of moving forward, similar to a horse’s gait and ideally induced by elation.” (Crucial: don’t forget the ankle weights!)
Rohrback started her health and wellness website prancercise.com well over two decades ago, with little success. But she recently decided to give it “one last go.” Thanks to social media, the clip hit the internet and instantly went viral.
Rohrback has since made appearances on the Today show, has been interviewed by numerous entertainment and news stations, and was most recently cast in John Mayer’s music video, “Paper Doll.”
“It’s been very chaotic, to be honest with you,” Rohrback tells CNN correspondent Jeanne Moos. “I just can’t seem to get a handle on everything.”
The key is to let go, and allow your body to move how it wants to move, to music that you enjoy listening to.
Of course, there’s been a huge wave of people mimicking Rohrback’s whimsical prancing and posting their takes on YouTube and Twitter. Moos even took her turn at it, allowing cameras to film her gangly flapping her arms alongside a horse and carriage, trying to imitate its graceful trot.
“Let’s face it, we all look as graceless as donkeys compared to the princess of prancercising.”
Agreed. Although it’s a scream to watch both the professional and amateurs take a whack at this sensational new way of staying fit while having fun.