A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from April 16, 2017
“How do bunnies stay in shape?"/"Hareobics.”

An Easter bunny riddle is:

Q: How do bunnies stay in shape?
A: Hareobics.


The joke has been cited in print since at least 1999.

“How do bunnies stay healthy?"/"Eggercise” is a related riddle, and they’re often combined. “Q: How does the Easter Bunny stay healthy? A: Eggsercise, particularly hareobics!” was posted on the newsgroup alt.support.depression.manic on December 9, 2002.


March 1999, Ranger Rick (Vienna), “Reader riddles,” pg. 11:
How do rabbits stay in shape?
With hare-robics.

25 February 2000, The News Journal (Wilmington, DE), “Just for Laughs,” pg. 17, col. 1:
Q: How do bunnies stay in shape?
A: Hareobics.
Mariah Brooks, age 7

23 April 2000, Orlando (FL) Sentinel, “AARP puts out welcome mate for convention” by Joan Ralston, pg. 3:
How does the Easter Bunny stay in shape?
Hare-robics!

Google Groups: alt.support.depression.manic
Bunny Jokes
11D Meow!
12/9/02
Q: How does the Easter Bunny stay healthy?
A: Eggsercise, particularly hareobics!

Southern Maryland Online
101 Easter jokes
jazz lady
04-08-2004, 01:40 PM #1
(...)
Q: Do you know how bunnies stay in shape?
A: Hareobics.

Google Books
Wacky Jokes
By Matt Rissinger & Philip Yates
New York, NY: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
2005
Pg. 17:
How do rabbits stay in shape?
They do hare-robics.

Twitter
Gregg Brettschneider‏
@supertweeting
How does the Easter Bunny stay fit? EGG-xercise and HARE-robics!
1:45 PM - 8 Apr 2009

Google Books
Horrid Henry’s Hilariously Horrid Joke Book
By Francesca Simon
London, UK: Orion CHildren’s Books
2010
Pg. ?:
How do rabbits stay fit?
EGGxercise and HARErobics!

Twitter
Steve Brunton‏
@SteveBrunton
How Do easter bunnies stay in shape?..... Hareobics. lol
7:05 AM - 2 Apr 2010

Twitter
Blog Fred‏
@blogfred
How does the Easter Bunny stay healthy? Eggsercise, particularly hareobics!
2:00 AM - 2 Jul 2010

Google Books
Srsly Best Jokes Ever: Jokes for Kids
By Chantelle Grace
Racine, WI: BroadStreet Kids
2017
Pg. ?:
How do rabbits stay in shape?
They do a lot of hareobics.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityExercise/Running/Health Clubs • Sunday, April 16, 2017 • Permalink