When this entertaining horse-inspired workout first hit the scene in 1989, it didn’t really catch on. But now, thanks to YouTube, it’s found it’s niche. According to Prancercise’s founder, Joanna Rohrback, the dance-walk workout is “a springy, rhythmic way of moving forward, similar to a horse’s gait and is ideally induced by elation.” As an added benefit, the weight-bearing, multi-directional movements are good for your bones. Every step is a surprise to your skeleton! Check out her video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-50GjySwew and if you like what you see, get yourself some nice white leggings and give it a go! You can also read more about it in her book, “Prancercise: The Art of Physical and Spiritual Excellence.” Before we know it moms will be Prancercising to school to pick up their kids, men and women will be elated as they do it in Home Depot, and, if you watch closely, you may even catch your boss rocking it in the office.
Although Prancercising is enticing, I prefer Ben Aaron’s Dance Walking workout. As an extrovert, I appreciate his social approach — I mean, why not get others involved in your elation? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib3Duz_6a9M
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