Ever Tried Prancer-cising?

By: CNN
By: CNN

Wild horses couldn't keep us from reporting on this new exercise routine...why exercise when you can prancercise.

Is it a workout or is it a spoof? It is definitely something to behold. Let's pick up the pace.

With prancercise trot that's really hot nat music begins

The outfit, the jewelry, the 80's style...is this real?

When you prancercise, what's it make you feel like?

Um it makes me feel liberated

60-year old Joanna Rohrback of Florida invented prancercising 25 years ago.

“It didn't really start catching on until this week I think,” she said.

When blogs started featuring the video she put on line last year. She'd already written a book and created a website. She describes prancercising as...

“A springy rhythmic movement forward similar to a horse's gait, ideally induced by elation,” Rohrback said.

She's elated by the web's sudden discovery of prancercising, even if much of the commentary is mocking. On the Huffington Post, her fitness routine was put on the comedy page.

“I know but you know what? I'll take all of it. The harsh. The goof. Everything because that's what getting famous is about, right?” she said.

The lady's got horse sense. There are 4 modes of prancercising, most of them done wearing ankle weights.

Joanna says prancercising is great aerobic exercise, low impact on the body, and lots of fun. As for all that mockery, Joanna takes it in stride.

“Well maybe my presence because I’m not a youngster, not wearing you know the usual pierced ear and punk hairdo.”

She's a horse of a different color all right.


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