A few hours ago, my good friend Rachael tagged me in the following Facebook post.
Alright, fine. Picture me doing a cart-wheel while screaming ‘I am the fitness CHAMPION!!!!!’ and then immediately watching the video.
While some might feel offended at being the first person who came to mind after watching a Prancercise video, I was completely over the moon. I think you’ll see why after viewing this sheer display of swagger and coordination yourself.
In case you’re unable to view video at the moment, allow me to share the featured image from the Prancercise website. It’s enough for you to get the gist of it.
And yes. There’s totally a website. (Not to mention an instructional book entitled Prancercise: The Art of Physical and Spiritual Excellence. I’d recommend picking up your copy ASAP…word on the street is they’re selling like hot cakes.)
The more I learn about the art of aerobic prancing, the more it seems that Prancercise creator, Joanna Rohrback is my fitness guru…and possibly my soul mate. Why you ask?
- She defines Prancercise as ‘A springy, rhythmic way of moving forward,similar to a horse’s gait and ideally induced by elation.’ It’s almost as if I wrote it myself!
- Joanna herself says that, “It’s about Self-Expression. It’s about Non-violence. It’s about Conservation.” (I think I just found my twirly, sparkly alternative to composting.)
- She believes in ‘Using imagery to imagine ourselves as a beautiful animal that’s a symbol of beauty, strength and endurance while we’re exercising in order to free our minds of any self-image that may be less appealing. . . Striving to be the best “ME” you can be!!’ (Do you think it still counts as Prancercise if I pretend to be a chihuahua?)
- Joanna embraces ‘Getting back to nature by exercising in it rather than a confined, unnatural, germ laden environment.’ A fitness guru who hates exercising in germs? Finally.
There are dozens of additional reasons to adore Joanna and her prancing community of workout/equestrian enthusiasts, but instead of wasting my time listing them all, I’ve decided to instead spend those precious moments creating my own spin-off of her gallop-tastic exercise program.
Not to toot my own horn or anything…but I think this new venture is going to make me ridiculously wealthy and give me really skinny thighs.