Forget Jazzercise, it's all about Prancercise!

Jun 6, 2013 at 5:44 p.m. ET

Joanna Rohrback came up with the idea for "Prancercise" in the '80s but it's just now taking the internet by storm. See what all the hype is about and find out what your Prancercise pony name would be with our fun game.

Prancercise goes viral

Have you ever wished your time at the gym was less routine and more equine? Then Prancercise is for you. Last week, the internet gods sent us a gift from above in the form of a viral video posted by a Florida woman named Joanna Rohrback. Featuring one of the best workout outfits we've ever seen (white stretch pants, hot pink blazer and ankle weights, anyone?), Rohrback dances her way through the four moves of Prancercise, including the trot and gallop, to some sweet tunes.

Inspired by a horse's gait, Rohrback's website describes Prancercise as "a springy, rhythmic way of moving forward" that is about "liberating ourselves from the fitness chains." While the jury is out on the effectiveness of Prancercise as a weight loss tool, we have to say it looks a lot more fun than running on the treadmill and would be a fantastic way to beat the cubicle blues during lunch.

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If you're going to get in touch with your inner pony, don't forget to give it a name using the chart below. We're also giving one lucky reader the chance to win an iPad Mini with our SheKnows Prancercise Parody Video Contest, while two others will take home a copy of the Prancercise book and a set of ankle weights. For details on how to enter, click here. Giddy up!

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