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.”