Prance your way to fitness?

“A springy, rhythmic way of moving forward,similar to a horse’s gait and ideally induced by elation.” That is pracercise, a form of excercise that’s been around since 1989 but just recently caught on and swept the Internet, leaving many a viewer, and there has now been over 2 million, wondering “Is this for real?” 

Yes. Yes it is. At least it is to creator Joanna Rohrback.  Heck, there’s even a book: Prancercise®:The Art of Physical and Spiritual Excellence.” Get it for your Kindle at Amazon. 

Rohrback started prancercising outside, every day, on the “boardwalk” in Hollywood. People asked her about it constantly. “I think I even got it on a news clip,” she said. She quickly realized she shouldn’t keep prancercising to herself.

The video (Find it here at YouTube.) takes viewers through “trotting” to shadow-box “galloping.” Apparently this is why I was so fit as a child.  

“Let them laugh,” Joanna Rohrback told CNBC on Thursday. “Who would pay any attention to a boring, average, everyday video? I am so glad … I have my confidence.”

While the type of exercise is apparently real, the photos used to market Pracercise certainly are not. The two photos below use two different horses, two different fields inducing elation, but the very same pose by Rohrback as she supposedly praces along a gorgeous equine partner. 
And in all the madness that her video has stirred up, the question I would really like to have answered is: Has she ever so much as walked through a field with a horse, let alone pranced? 
And that hair! There’s a mane that any mare would be envious.



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