Prancercise Workout Video Becomes YouTube Hit

The YouTube video for Prancercise, created by Joanna Rohrback, has 5.6 million page views. And counting.

The Prancercise YouTube video first came to my attention in an email sent by our Club Industry group director early last Thursday. Later that day, my wife tweeted me—and she rarely tweets me, mind you—that same Prancercise video.

At that moment, I realized the universe was trying to tell me something. And that something was Prancercise.

The inventor of the smash hit and exercise, 60-year-old Joanna Rohrback of Coral Springs, FL, discussed the business that she launched in December with the Orlando Sentinel last week. The major media outlets came a-callin', and just like that, Rohrback was Prancercising with Al Roker and Natalie Morales on "The Today Show."

Last Thursday, the video had more than 350,000 views. As of this writing, the total is a whopping 5,651,055. By the time you read this, that total will surely increase, so let's just say the total number of hits for the video now stands at (insert outrageously large number here).

It does seem as though most anyone can do this exercise. Pretty much all you have to do is prance around like a horse. Seems easy enough. I know my kids can do it. My oldest daughter, who will turn 8 next month, is into Harry Potter books and movies now, and so I'll say, "What are you watching, Harry Trotter?" And just then, my 5-year-old daughter will start trotting around the living room, and it's pretty much the funniest thing you'll ever see.

Speaking of funny, do you find the Prancercise video funny? If so, you likely won't be hurting the creator's feelings.

"People have reacted to a kooky woman doing these exercises," Rohrback told the Sentinel. "Everybody wishes to have the attention I’m having."

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