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Weird Tube of the Day: Prancercise, A Fitness Workout
So everyone is making fun of this. And it is goofy in presentation, obviously.
But the thing is, try it. This is a short demo video and she is dressed up. You put on some ankle weights and actually DO THIS in the park (all that shame built up aside), and I am willing to bet that it is actually tougher than it looks. Just like jump roping is easy, jump roping at a decent pace for any length of time is very hard. Just ten minutes can be quite the ass kicking.
Also, this routine is primarily aimed at older persons. This requires coordination and some movement, something many people stop doing after a certain age. And making fun of it will only discourage people that might have gotten out and done some moving around in their local park.
I say prance your ass off, kids. It is better than sitting at home on the couch. If it gets someone out there, it does SOMETHING. Not everyone is going to be a runner, boxer, spinner, what have you. Not everyone is going to walk into a gym and feel at home.
So? Enjoy your prance.
And let them enjoy it too.
Reblogging from my main. I know it is the unhappy opinion and everyone is enjoying making fun of this video, but I had to.
You see, I enjoy Crossfit. And is there is ONE thing that Crossfitters do love, other than cleaning a nice heavy bar or eating bacon, it is making fun of other forms of exercise. I instantly call people out on this. You want to make fun of Zumba or complain about someone else choosing to work out on a treadmill, then you complain to someone else. I will not tolerate that arrogance in my fitness life.
Different workouts provide different ideas, stimulations, and happiness for different people. Maybe the person on the treadmill would love to be out in the park but there are no parks around their home. Maybe they can only fit night runs into their time and they feel unsafe running around alone at night. Maybe the person in spin has had an amazing journey of weight loss through spin and it is a vital part of their feeling good about themselves. Maybe the man in yoga feels calm and structured after yoga, maybe the girl in aikido feels empowered. Maybe the guy jogging on your block would give anything to be able to afford your gym membership.
Part of living a fit life, to me, is being supportive of others.
You can drive someone back out of the gym with your stares, back onto the couch with your comments, and back into a hole of bad self esteem. You can do it without ever even knowing it.
Making fun of whatever makes someone else happier and healthier is just bullshit.
(Even if it is this.)