Santa can't be watching them all the time...

Santa can’t be watching them all the time…

PRANCERCISE! That’s what you get!

It’s the newest rage for people who want to burn some calories, tone their bodies, and don’t care what people think about them.

What? You haven’t heard of Prancercising?

Don’t feel bad. Neither had I until yesterday.

Usually, I hear about these newest crazes when they become yesterday’s news. I just happened to be in the right place at the right time (my mini Fall Equinox retreat). One of the women spends WAY MORE time on You Tube than I do. She told me about this hysterical, gone-viral video of a woman demonstrating her trademarked form of exercising, which she enthusiastically calls “Prancercising.”

Take a look at a shortened version of her original 5 minute demo video.

Indulge me in just a few observations:

1. This woman seems fit, so I’m not going to discount the potential health benefits of Prancercise, but she also looks like the kind of woman who considers the lemon wedge in her water as an appetizer.

Oh, I couldn't possibly finish all of this.

Oh, I couldn’t possibly finish all of this.

2. Do most outdoor parks have piped in music? When I dance/walk–which is what this is and I’ve been doing this, like, forever–I have to clip my iGizmo with iEar buds somewhere on my iCloths. Inevitably, iCords get in the way of my flailing arms and my iEar buds go flying. Sometimes the iGizmo does, too. This seriously disrupts my iGroove and the prance looks more spazzy than jazzy.

3. Notice that Ms. Prancy Pants was all alone in this public park. Where was everyone? My guess is people skedaddled when she started her dressage moves. Some were probably calling for help. Wouldn’t you if you saw a woman dressed for “tea at the club” [insert Thurston Howell the Third voice] bouncing around paths in the park, punching the air, and swaying her hips to imaginary music?

Oh, Lovey, I think that outfit is fine for your pre-cocktail Prancercise routine. And the white gloves are a nice touch.

Oh, Lovey, I think that outfit is fine for your pre-cocktail Prancercise routine. And the white gloves are a nice touch.

I’d like to know what you think about this new exercise craze.

What’s your favorite form of exercise, assuming that Prancercise isn’t it?