Break out your ankle weights and prepare to Prancercise with Florida-based fitness instructor Joanna Rohrback – the woman behind the horsey exercise craze that tells the joys of galloping in ankle weights. If you’re not yet familiar with Prancercising, it’s described as a “springy, rhythmic way of moving forward, similar to a horse’s gait and is ideally induced by elation.”
Joanna Rohrback knows you are laughing at her, and she doesn’t care.
She’s aware that people think her exercise routine “Prancercise” is “goofy,” and that by extension its founder must be “spooky and goofy and weird and wacky. 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.”
She also wouldn’t be an Internet sensation, which is something of an understatement. Since Rohrback recently revived the hilariously original aerobic routine she created in 1989 but shelved for more than two decades, the Coral Springs, Florida, woman has been bombarded with so many clicks at her website that it crashed Wednesday, and she’s scrambling to figure out how to add more server capacity.
She can barely keep track of the interview requests galloping in. It’s such a big deal that its founder can’t find the time to prancercise.