What Do You Get When Prancer and Dancer Hook Up?

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?

~ by Lorna's Voice on September 22, 2013.

42 Responses to “What Do You Get When Prancer and Dancer Hook Up?”

  1. I’m laughing my butt off, Sara! You sure do have a way with words! 🙂 🙂 (And I totally agree. Didn’t anyone tell her? You should see the spoof videos out there aimed at just that very part of her fancy prance…).

  2. Imagine how tangled up the leash would get… 😉

  3. hahaha … I forgot that scrappy goes on your walks with you. I’m with him. Stay away from the “PRANCERCISE”. ~~~~~ : – )

  4. OK, I’m sorry I didn’t respond to this earlier, but I just now saw the video. Yikes. The thing that bothered me was the pants. That old Q-Tip has no problem displaying her business “down there.” Ack!

  5. Scrappy would disown me if I started prancercising while walking him He has his standards… 😉

  6. hahaha … I had seen this on the program “The Soup”. It was hysterical to watch. However, I had a friend who had that irritating New York accent
    ( sometimes, known as the Jewish American Princess tone ) and I dropped her just because of the tone in her pronunciations. This one has her hair-do too. I may have to go take a look at the video again; maybe, it’s her. EEEkkk … I hope she isn’t one of your followers.
    If I do any prancing it’s going to be to my bed and back to my office. hehehe
    Fun post but I’m not prancin’. ~~~~~ : – )

  7. 🙂

  8. Oh, Al, that’s all right. I couldn’t think of anything clever either. ;

  9. 🙂

  10. Oh, that’s funny! People will let their inhibitions go when the alcohol is flowing. But, you’re right, I think she filmed this well before cocktail hour.

    I also heard that walking around with ankle weights is quite dangerous–puts a strain on all manner of tendons and joints. Imagine how whacked yours knees and hips could get if you prancercised your way, say, around the block! I’m with you. I walk–but I do break out into a dance every now and then when the music is just too good… 🙂

  11. I’m sure she does. Actually, I bet it’s her third… 😉

  12. Scrappy approves! 🙂

  13. Don’t hurt yourself, Dahling! 😉

  14. Ursula, have I told you lately how much I love you? 🙂

  15. Hey, I have nothing against skipping. I dance when I walk my dog–but I listen to my iPod and actual music and don’t generally strut that flagrantly (well, it depends on the music). Kids should skip. I did when I was a kid. But Long Island socialites in tight white pants? Oh, what the heck. Perhaps I am being too judgmental. Let the woman prance.

  16. You know me too well! 🙂

  17. I had a visual of you singing, prancing and igzmos flying. This made me smile. XO

  18. Before I make disparaging remarks, I should remember that I use the excuse of teaching the grandkids to skip to go skipping along in a Mall. Well, heck, it’s fun!

  19. Currently (make that ‘for a long time’) I haven’t got any sound on my comp. Maybe it spares me torture.

    Several observations coming to my mute mind. What is it with certain (usually American) women that makes their head so HUGE in relation to the rest of their body? Shoulders – anyone? Maybe it’s those lemon slice starters you mention. Nancy Reagan comes to mind. And no I am not being unkind: If you are a sparrow by stature then, obviously, you will be big headed. Next thing that struck me: The choker. The only mitigating circumstances there that she didn’t put on three strings of pearls instead. To give her the benefit of the doubt: She clearly was on her way to a tea dance straight from the office, in one of those outfits that take you from day to night at the flick of a skirt out of your handbag.

    As to the prancing: Few will be invading your personal space. On the other hand she might be a graduate of Vienna’s Spanish Riding School. Re-incarnated.


  20. Oh, my. Funniness!!! How I needed this giggle you gave me. Thank you 😉 Always so much fun visiting you 😀 Off to prancersize, lol.

  21. Barkercize??? 🙂

  22. Awww, she’s kind of cute in her insanity. I hope she has a Thurston at home x

  23. I actually saw a woman doing this downtown in a parking lot. Problem is she was so inebriated that I doubt she remembers – unlike the woman in the video who doesn’t seem inebriated, just an egg or two short of a dozen.
    I heard/read that if you pace while you are talking on your phone (inside), you will loose 2.5 pounds in a year. I wonder how many hours of pacing/talking that is? Walking is my choice for trying to keep the pounds at bay.

  24. That’s true!

  25. Are you really going to give me an opening like that? I’ll give you a chance to reconsider.

  26. I think this would be a great “Neighborhood Watch” patrol move. Imagine several people moving around your neighborhood like that. I think most would-be thieves would find another neighborhood, don’t you? Not even criminals want to mess with “crazy.” 😉

  27. Yeah, all they have to do is spazz out while walking and they’ve got it! 😉

  28. Yeah, and in the dead of night… 😉

  29. Can you imagine anyone doing this in public? What was she thinking?

  30. I’ve seen some spoof videos. They are hilarious and kind of mean… 😐

  31. Agreed on all counts! 🙂

  32. Never going to happen, Al. The ankle weights really throw off my natural rhythm. And my hair is not poofy enough. I guess I’m not cut out for Prancercise… Maybe I’ll shoot a video of me dancing with Scrappy barking in the background. You think up a name for the video… 😉

  33. Couldn’t agree with you more on all counts! 🙂

  34. You and me, too! 🙂

  35. I’m beginning to learn more and more stuff when I come to your Blog. I hardly know what to make of that women. I’m left shaking my head and wondering why she doesn’t just go for a walk

  36. Firstly I think she could do with a meal… secondly I don’t trust a woman that has no hips, I like that coke bottle shape… and thirdly, no wonder the park is empty, they all thought she had escaped from the loony bin…

  37. I voted other. I’m undecided until I see a video of you doing this.

  38. Wow – John Mayer song “Paper Doll” uses prancercize in his video. Check it out. I watched in. ahh – or was it awww. No silly prancercizing for me, thank you very much.

  39. Hysterical. My poor babies, Sparky and Zoe…if I did that on our walk, I’d strangle them with their leashes and collars. Besides that, my neighbors already consider me a bit weird.

  40. Ahhh, maybe a few years ago…like 40….

  41. I can’t wait for the power walkers to switch on over to prancercize.

  42. I was going to vote “No way!” when I realized that if I did this in my neighborhood instead of a park it would be a way to keep the nosy neighbors out of my business. They already think I am crazy but this would cement it!

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