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8 unexpected fitness fads

By: Melissa Breyer on Sept. 9, 2013, 2:46 p.m.
Prancercise in John Mayer's "Paper Doll" video

Photo: Vevo

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6. Prancercise

When the odd prancing sashays of Joanna Rohrback recently went viral, people found her "Prancercise" video so bizarre that many thought it was certainly a spoof. Her odd moves and kooky coaching — “We’re gonna really cut the noose and let it loose, with the prancercise gallop,” she instructs — inspired no end of mockery. But the awesome Rohrback’s feelings have been far from hurt; she knows we’re snickering and she doesn’t care. Rohrback — part Jane Fonda, part Saturday Night Live character — says that people can think she’s “spooky and goofy and weird and wacky. I say bring it on. I love it. Look at all the attention it’s getting me. If I wasn’t all those things, I wouldn’t be who I am.” Plus, not everyone gets to star in a John Mayer video, which is where this photo originated. Check her out in her own video below.