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Get Fit Like the First Family: Q&A with Michelle Obama's Trainer
Shape Magazine ^ | March 25, 2011 | Melissa Pheterson

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!


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Hobbies; Sports
KEYWORDS: exercise; fitness; fotus; michelleobama; obama
Comments?
1 posted on 03/24/2011 9:03:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Food prices are up and they want me to gain another 20 lbs?


2 posted on 03/24/2011 9:05:06 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Anthropomorphic kinetic kookiness with the obamites......

Gimme a break!

3 posted on 03/24/2011 9:08:47 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So, “get fit” now means “grow a broad arse.”


4 posted on 03/24/2011 9:09:12 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Q: How does the First Family like to work out?
A: They begin with ice cream lifts and waffle presses...


5 posted on 03/24/2011 9:11:28 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Barry goes outside to smoke.


6 posted on 03/24/2011 9:11:28 PM PDT by Ticonderoga34 (Free Obama's Birth Certificate!)
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To: Ticonderoga34

and to get away from Shelly, most likely


7 posted on 03/24/2011 9:14:56 PM PDT by bigbob (u)
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To: Smokin' Joe

8 posted on 03/24/2011 9:15:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet ("You cannot invade the US There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass." Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Shape magazine takes her seriously?


9 posted on 03/24/2011 9:20:23 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 ~ Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
A: Join the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA) Challenge to commit to, track the progress of, and get rewarded for your efforts.

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

10 posted on 03/24/2011 9:20:23 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: libertarian27

You can buy a medal and feeeeeeeel good about your intention to exercise.


11 posted on 03/24/2011 9:23:25 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
They are an active family and want to inspire the whole country to get active — because it makes for a healthier, more productive nation.

I agree. I'm going out this weekend and going target shooting.

12 posted on 03/24/2011 9:23:48 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
How does the First Family like to work out? A: The First Family believes in working out together

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.

13 posted on 03/24/2011 9:24:54 PM PDT by RoadKingSE (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash ?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
She has a WHAT?


14 posted on 03/24/2011 9:27:18 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: RoadKingSE

“Uh, well, er, um, chewin’ food is exercise! Just ask Horace Fletcher!” - Barry O.


15 posted on 03/24/2011 9:28:54 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Comments?


Yeah, she has a fat azz and she can kiss mine.


16 posted on 03/24/2011 9:29:51 PM PDT by unkus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


17 posted on 03/24/2011 9:33:43 PM PDT by chris37 (awesome!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Will I get a free complimentary “WIDE LOAD” warning sign to stick on my arse?


18 posted on 03/24/2011 9:38:00 PM PDT by Salamander (I think I need some rest......but sleepin' don't come very easy in a straight white vest.)
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To: Libloather

I swear it’s steadily creeping *up* her back.

Eventually it’ll be on her shoulders.


19 posted on 03/24/2011 9:39:35 PM PDT by Salamander (I think I need some rest......but sleepin' don't come very easy in a straight white vest.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
get FAT like the first blimp ya mean...
20 posted on 03/24/2011 9:40:44 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The First Lady staying fit with an ass like that? Get out of here. April 1st isn't for a couple weeks.


21 posted on 03/24/2011 9:40:58 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think I’ve only seen a picture of Obama and his family once, since he became president.


22 posted on 03/24/2011 9:42:00 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: mylife
Moo-chelle’s butt has its own Zip Code.
23 posted on 03/24/2011 9:43:23 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: 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.

You too can have a caboose like a double-wide.

24 posted on 03/24/2011 9:43:59 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("It's hard to take the president seriously." - Jim DeMint)
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To: bwc2221

Yeah Michelle, tell us about your workout regimen--really, I'm interested!!!LOL

25 posted on 03/24/2011 9:52:21 PM PDT by notaliberal
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To: notaliberal

Reminds me of “Ma Kettle”


26 posted on 03/24/2011 9:54:18 PM PDT by notaliberal
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To: notaliberal

One of these things is not like the others,

One of these things just doesn't belong,

Can you tell which thing is not like the others

By the time I finish my song?

Did you guess which thing was not like the others?

Did you guess which thing just doesn't belong?

If you guessed this one is not like the others,

Then you're absolutely...right!

27 posted on 03/24/2011 9:58:52 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Democrats- Forgetting 9/11 since 9/12/01)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I want to know what HER BMI is....and I’d like her to ST*U also....


28 posted on 03/24/2011 10:05:01 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Unlike the West, the Islamic world is serious.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
MOOSTOOLS
29 posted on 03/24/2011 10:18:17 PM PDT by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The First Linebacker back in her physical prime:

One of the true Monsters of the Midway!

30 posted on 03/24/2011 10:19:28 PM PDT by WPaCon (Obama: pansy progressive, mad Mohammedan, or totalitarian tyrant? Or all three?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“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. “

THAT’S the best they can do?

Here’s what I did today without a personal trainer: Unloaded 5 bales of hay (80 lb each) and hauled then to the trailer. Spent an hour round penning a horse, then another 30 minutes working on mounts/dismounts. Jogged, but not ‘in place’ - ran & walked 3 miles in the desert.

THEY hire a personal trainer who treats them like a PE teacher from 1963! Maybe that explains why Michelle has a big butt, and Barry looks like a eunuch.


31 posted on 03/24/2011 10:33:45 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (Poor history is better than good fiction, and anything with lots of horses is better still)
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To: notaliberal

But she has toned arms and silver, gold and turquoise flats. Oh yes those 500 dollar sneakers.


32 posted on 03/24/2011 11:19:34 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: FrankR

LOL


33 posted on 03/24/2011 11:20:14 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Michelle's trainer poses for a photo on the South lawn.
34 posted on 03/24/2011 11:40:01 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (Northern flags in South winds flutter...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Q: What's the best way to take advantage of good weather for a workout? A: You can also take a brisk walk to explore your neighborhood or visit landmarks, as the Obamas do.

They certainly do visit alot of landmarks...

35 posted on 03/25/2011 12:38:24 AM PDT by Darth Dan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If I were a Fat Man.... Yah, Tah, Dah, Dah, Dah, Dahhh, Dahhh, Dah....


36 posted on 03/25/2011 12:42:40 AM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; GOP_Lady; maggief

I’ll ask the question on everybody’s mind:
Nutrition -check
Fitness training- check
THEN WHY DOES MOOCHELLE HAVE SUCH A FAT A$$?


37 posted on 03/25/2011 12:50:46 AM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: chris37

Chris, you are my new favorite writer! Excellent!


38 posted on 03/25/2011 3:58:57 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah, how much is this stupid trainer costing we TAX SERFS? She sure hasn’t helped thunder butt lose any of that thunder butt.


39 posted on 03/25/2011 6:55:48 AM PDT by GailA (2012 rally cry DEMOCRATS and RINOS are BAD for the USA!)
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To: Cincinna
...WHY DOES MOOCHELLE HAVE SUCH A FAT A$$?

It's in her "jeans". Get it? Get it? :)

40 posted on 03/25/2011 7:19:04 AM PDT by LUV W (I'd rather be a Tea Partier than a FLEEbagger! :))
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To: chris37

41 posted on 03/25/2011 7:27:16 AM PDT by LUV W (I'd rather be a Tea Partier than a FLEEbagger! :))
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To: Doc Savage

<3 <3!


42 posted on 03/25/2011 8:55:02 AM PDT by chris37 (awesome!)
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To: unkus

That comment gave me a good laugh...thanks! ( Have a wonderful Easter. )


43 posted on 04/23/2011 5:39:08 PM PDT by SoKatt ("Change" is not a strategy!)
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To: SoKatt

I’d forgotten all about that comment. You have a wonderful Easter, too.


44 posted on 04/23/2011 6:18:32 PM PDT by unkus
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