Joanna Rohrback has the answer to solving America’s obesity epidemic — and it involves prancing around like a pony.
Her fitness routine, titled “Prancercise,” is a self-described “fitness revolution” that entails a dance/prance movement with ankle weights to make it a bit more rigorous. And it is taking the internet by storm.
The Prancercise website crashed Wednesday due to traffic overload.
If the idea seems looney to you, you’re not alone. But Rohrback says she doesn’t care.
People describe her as “spooky and goofy and weird and wacky,” she told The Daily Beast. “I say bring it on. I love it. Look at all the attention it’s getting me. If I wasn’t all those things, I wouldn’t be who I am.”
The practice of prancercising pre-dates the popular Zumba dance exercise classes. Rohrback developed it in 1989 when she was a social worker.
“I must have heard a really good song I liked on the radio,” Rohrback said to the Daily Beast. “I started moving in a rhythmic way, using ankle weights. And it just evolved.”
She made a video at the time, but because of technological limitations, tabled the idea — until it reemerged on YouTube.
Prancercising involves many different forms, including the “prancercise gallop” and the “prancercise box,” all based on horse jumps.
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Coming soon….The Daily Caller staff learns how to prancercise.