As a person born in the Year of the Horse, the art of prancercise appeals to every level of my being. My new fitness guru, Joanna Rohrback (who just so happens to be from the great state of Florida), demonstrates how to prancercise in this instructional video. It’s a fitness workout, yes. But it’s more than that.
Joanna describes prancercise as “a springy, rhythmic way of moving forward, similar to a horse’s gait and ideally induced by elation.” I always called it “unbridling my inner pony spirit.” It was something I did to annoy my brother.
Joanna’s website goes into further detail about the fitness revolution:
“It’s about self-expression. It’s about non-violence. It’s about conservation … This form of movement, along with dietary and spiritual principles can create the most satisfying, holistic and successful fitness program one could hope to experience. I encourage anyone who is ready for a huge change in their lives, from the way they see the world, to the way they see themselves to explore the principles inherent in this program, especially as outlined in my book.”
Oh, and obviously I intend to read Joanna’s book, Prancercise: The Art Of Physical And Spiritual Excellence, which will teach me to move, eat and live like a horse. If I could whinny with approval, I would. [Buzzfeed]