Dreaming of a Low-Impact Exercise Like “Prancercise”

Joanna Rohrback

Joanna Rohrback

The newest fitness sensation is “Prancercise,” which is a type of workout using ankle weights and jogging like a horse prances. I watched the video featuring Joanna Rohrback, the wacky woman who created it, and decided to give it a try. I had no weights so I thought about duct-taping my two dogs to my legs and prancing on my front lawn. I could see myself getting quite a workout with two angry dogs bouncing off my calves like mummies. I have no idea where I came up with that illusion but felt pretty good thinking about it. I doubt they would have liked the removal of the duct tape. Have you ever seen a hairless Corgi?  Not a pretty sight. I decided my calves would lose a significant amount of hair too. And I’m sure one of the dogs would have repaid me with a bite just before the neighbors called the cops to have me arrested for animal abuse.

I love my dogs, Bindi Sue & Dora, who, by the way, now have their own Facebook page. So I aborted this plan as another failed attempt at exercising. Thankfully the Prancercise woman didn’t abort her plan because if she had, I would never have had this amusing idea.

I now revert back to my best exercise: sitting in front of my laptop here in the Man Cave and having a good cigar with happy dogs sitting at my feet.

What low impact exercise programs do you suggest? Wacky is just fine, too.

Gary Ingram

Gary Ingram

I grew up in Golden, CO in the 50’s, the child of a middle class housewife and a lifelong employee of the U.S. Post Office. My professional career spanned 25 years with the U.S. Government and I retired early. Today I am an Aging-in-Place Specialist (which does not mean I just sit in a recliner and watch football), a devoted “Papa” to my grandchildren and partner to my lovely wife. I’m a crusty old fart who appreciates a good cigar, an old car, an occasional game of golf, Blue Collar Radio, NASCAR and my Denver Broncos. At BoomerReviews.com, I hold the title, “Chief of Questions.” Let’s see what you think about my questions and answers. Chime in!

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