Skip to comments.Get Fit Like the First Family: Q&A with Michelle Obama's Trainer
Posted on 03/24/2011 9:03:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
If All My Children really does get cancelled as rumored, at least we can count on warmer weather to get ourselves (and all our children!) off the couch for an outdoor workout like Michelle Obama does. SHAPE scored an exclusive Q&A with Cornell McClellan, fitness consultant and personal trainer to the First Family who love to play outside.
Q: How does the First Family like to work out? A: The First Family believes in working out together, outdoors, when they can find the time. They are an active family and want to inspire the whole country to get active because it makes for a healthier, more productive nation.
Q: What's a typical outdoor workout for Michelle Obama and her family? A: They might begin with a brisk walk-jog or an easy jog, starting slow to warm up their muscles, plus a little stretching. From there: jumping jacks, running in place, arm circles forwards and backwards, deep knee-bends or squats, split-leg squats, push-ups.
Q: What's the best way to take advantage of good weather for a workout? A: Tricep dips on a park bench, step-ups on the curb, skipping, jumping rope, wall-sits (holding a squat with your back against a wall). You can also take a brisk walk to explore your neighborhood or visit landmarks, as the Obamas do. Finally, there are playground games like flag football, soccer, tag or a relay race. These games re-acclimate your body to moving three-dimensionally through space. We're meant to move, not just to sit at our desks.
Q: I guess that holds true even for the President! How can I make sure I follow through with my intentions of getting fit this year? A: Join the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA) Challenge to commit to, track the progress of, and get rewarded for your efforts. Adults can strive to be active 30 minutes a day, at least five days a week, for at least 6 weeks. Kids and teens can strive to be active 60 minutes a day for the same time period. This challenge is in harmony with Michelle's Lets Move initiative getting outside, getting active. The sun is calling!
Food prices are up and they want me to gain another 20 lbs?
Gimme a break!
So, “get fit” now means “grow a broad arse.”
Q: How does the First Family like to work out?
A: They begin with ice cream lifts and waffle presses...
Barry goes outside to smoke.
and to get away from Shelly, most likely
Free Stuff? Sign me up!
Never mind - I found the awards - you have to buy them
And you can buy a Gold Award Certificate without even getting off the couch......
You can even pretend you earned a gold medal - just like Barry pretends he earned the nobel peas prize
You can buy a medal and feeeeeeeel good about your intention to exercise.
I agree. I'm going out this weekend and going target shooting.
Apparently they get regular couples workouts cramming steak sandwiches and fried potatoes in their pie holes. So STFU Michelle, you lying sack of greasy french-fried hypocrite!! And get the fat-@$$ed FLOTUS another cheese-steak Barry. She's about done wit her first one.
“Uh, well, er, um, chewin’ food is exercise! Just ask Horace Fletcher!” - Barry O.
Yeah, she has a fat azz and she can kiss mine.
Sorry, PT, I have zero desire to look like a curtain wearing, rib belt sporting, slouch shouldered, knuckle dragging, perma scowl, fat assed, America hating communist pig b!tch like her.
Hope I’ve made myself crystal clear.
Will I get a free complimentary “WIDE LOAD” warning sign to stick on my arse?
I swear it’s steadily creeping *up* her back.
Eventually it’ll be on her shoulders.
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