Air Force To Adopt Prancercise Physical Fitness Program

Nearly a year after changes to Air Force PT rules went into effect, service officials announced on Monday the adoption of a new service-wide fitness conditioning program commonly known as Prancercise, Duffel Blog has learned.

Defined as “a springy, rhythmic way of moving, similar to a horse’s gait and ideally induced by elation,” Prancercise will become the backbone of the Air Force physical fitness program on Sept 1.

According to a new Air Force Instruction, the goal of the new fitness program is to motivate airmen to participate in the freedom of a year-round free spirited fitness regimen. The new program will emphasize self-expression and enhance the inner-child of service members as they prance and galavant down the 1.5 mile fitness course.

“Based on feedback from our airmen, we believe tying our physical training to tired ‘workout’ routines and exercising in confined, unnatural environments like gyms is dehumanizing,” said Air Force spokesperson Capt. Steve Stephens. “We’re not like those poop throwing rock-apes they have in the Marines — hanging around a weight room full of meatheads lifting heavy objects and putting them down again is a redundancy beneath every airmen.”

via Air Force To Adopt Prancercise Physical Fitness Program.

3 thoughts on “Air Force To Adopt Prancercise Physical Fitness Program”

  1. We have a PT program? Damn, who knew?

    (Back in my day it was a mile and a half run, which a Marine could do walking on his/her hands. One Chief of my acquaintance on Okinawa used to do it with a six pack and a cigar. ISYN.)

  2. AF going for the strong horse win!

    You left out the funniest part of the story.
    “U.S. Navy will study … a program centered around the Shake Weight. Navy officials cite the vibration plate technology-based program as being a more functional and realistic biomechanical movement sailors actually perform on a daily basis.”

    Good thing this is a Duffleblog story.

  3. USAF went through several fads when my father was in. The best was the RCAF program that I remember doing morning jerks from before I went in the Navy. By the time my father retired in ’71, they had adopted a program based on aerobics because of a former AF Doc’s influence (can’t remember the name). For the AF I think the RCAF program combined with Aerobics was the best bet.

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