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Obama's jetset fitness trainer helps shed pounds, adds to global warming.
Washington Examiner ^ | 02/28/2011 | J.P. Friere

Posted on 02/28/2011 12:30:04 PM PST by txlurker

With a schedule as hectic as President Obama's it must be hard to stick to a training regimen without help -- but why does he insist on having his old trainer fly out from Chicago to D.C. regularly when Obama and his wife exhort the rest of us to drive less? And in a recession? According to Ashley Parker at the New York Times, Obama's fitness czar Cornell McClellan comes out to D.C. every week:

Mr. McClellan grew up practicing martial arts, eventually earning a black belt, and as a college student realized that he had a knack for working with people. He owns Naturally Fit, a personal training and wellness center in Chicago, and now spends part of his week in Washington at Mr. Obama’s request.

“It was an easy sell for me, because I thought of it as kind of a duty, to serve the president,” said Mr. McClellan, who works out with the first couple, often in the early morning, at the gym in the White House residence. Mr. and Mrs. Obama both try to exercise for at least an hour every day, and Mr. McClellan says he usually sees them two to four times a week, depending on their schedules.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agw; carbon; carbonfootprint; democrats; globalwarming; liberalfascism; obama; progressives
Wow...the hypocrisy is astounding.
1 posted on 02/28/2011 12:30:07 PM PST by txlurker
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To: txlurker
...but why does he insist on having his old trainer fly out from Chicago to D.C. regularly when Obama and his wife exhort the rest of us to drive less?

Because, while all animals are created equal, some animals are MORE equal than others...

2 posted on 02/28/2011 12:36:32 PM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: txlurker

Not to mention those little Marines never trained any one to stay fit. Butt, not miki’s, who is payin for this un needed care?,


3 posted on 02/28/2011 12:37:21 PM PST by bdfromlv (Leavenworth hard time)
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To: txlurker

“I thought of it as kind of a duty, to serve the president”

It could be worse: Idi Amin ate his assistants.


4 posted on 02/28/2011 12:38:52 PM PST by tumblindice
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To: txlurker
The guy needs more arm-stretching exercises.
5 posted on 02/28/2011 12:39:31 PM PST by palmer (Cooperating with Obama = helping him extend the depression and implement socialism.)
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To: txlurker
"“It was an easy sell for me, because I thought of it as kind of a duty, to serve the president,” said Mr. McClellan, who works out with the first couple, often in the early morning, at the gym in the White House residence. Mr. and Mrs. Obama both try to exercise for at least an hour every day"

Since Moochelle, who lives a sickeningly lavish lifestyle on the taxpayers' dime, has such a wide arse and linebacker shoulders, I should think it wouldn't do Mr McClellan's reputation an iota of good to be her trainer. What's he gonna do, put up a big photo of Moochelle Obama on his window with the words: "YOU TOO CAN LOOK LIKE THIS". If that's the best you can do Mr McClellan, I'll look for another gym, thankyou.

6 posted on 02/28/2011 12:41:11 PM PST by jiminycricket000
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To: txlurker

Gee, I wonder who pays for his flight?

Is it first class, or private military jet?


7 posted on 02/28/2011 12:44:26 PM PST by Noob1999 (Loose Lips Sink Ships)
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To: txlurker

“It was an easy sell for me, because I thought of it as kind of a duty, to serve the president,”

That’s the whole problem. People think that we are to serve the political elite, government workers, tax eaters. It is not my duty to serve this or any other President.


8 posted on 02/28/2011 12:46:29 PM PST by all the best
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To: txlurker
.....eventually earning a black belt.....

This is either racist or he got the benefit of "affirmative martial action".

9 posted on 02/28/2011 12:46:50 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: txlurker
I wonder if good ol' Cornell isn't one of Obummers "Buddies" from his Larry Sinclair days. It would explain a lot. He could be losing weight through crack use and "working out" with Cornell.


10 posted on 02/28/2011 12:48:02 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: txlurker
sacrifice
11 posted on 02/28/2011 12:55:59 PM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: jiminycricket000

“YOU TOO CAN LOOK LIKE THIS”

Uh. You left out a CAN. It’s “YOUR CAN TOO CAN LOOK LIKE THIS”


12 posted on 02/28/2011 1:44:22 PM PST by Twinkie ( PEACE)
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To: txlurker

I’m extremely dubious about this workout story.

If the taxpayers are funding this guy, I want video recordings of the “sessions”.


13 posted on 02/28/2011 1:50:03 PM PST by nascarnation
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To: txlurker
With a schedule as hectic as President Obama's

Hectic? Has anyone actually looked at Obama's schedule? Elementary school children work more hours than Obama.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/schedule/president

14 posted on 02/28/2011 2:00:51 PM PST by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: txlurker

I’ll bet the taxpayers are picking up the tab for this BS.


15 posted on 02/28/2011 2:04:33 PM PST by dennisw ( The early bird catches the worm)
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To: txlurker

Equatorial Guinea: Dictator’s Son Orders $380 Million Luxury Yacht

Lauren Frayer of AOL is reporting that Teodorin Obiang, the son of one of West Africa’s longest-ruling dictators has commissioned the building of a luxury superyacht for himself worth $380 million — almost three times more than his country spends annually on health and education for its impoverished people, an anti-corruption group said today.


16 posted on 02/28/2011 2:07:32 PM PST by dennisw ( The early bird catches the worm)
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To: dennisw

I’m waiting for the MSM to report this.


17 posted on 02/28/2011 2:13:33 PM PST by txlurker
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To: nascarnation
If the taxpayers are funding this guy, I want video recordings of the “sessions”.

Careful what you wish for...yikes!

18 posted on 02/28/2011 2:15:30 PM PST by txlurker
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To: txlurker

I’m waiting for the MSM to report this.>>>>

Like never


19 posted on 02/28/2011 2:24:24 PM PST by dennisw ( The early bird catches the worm)
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To: dennisw

You can not live like these two do on $400K/year salary, no way. So yes, the taxpayers are getting the bill. Who’s making payments on that $1.7 million dollar house in Chicago? Two kids in a private school. A nutball wife out spending every day. It adds up pretty fast to a lot more than $400K.


20 posted on 02/28/2011 2:25:35 PM PST by MrKatykelly
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To: txlurker

OK so he has a $110,000/year sinewy “body man” (the actual position title) who is with him ALWAYS, on EVERY TRIP for WHO KNOWS WHAT PURPOSE....

and now he flies some other bro out to DC four times per week to “work out with him”...

Have I got that right?

GAY AS HELL


21 posted on 02/28/2011 2:30:00 PM PST by gaijin
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To: txlurker

You know McClellan isn’t flying coach on his weekly visits, and the round-trip business class on Delta is $1,600 to $2,200.

Once you factor in the guy’s fee and per diem, the Obama’s are spending $5,000 to $6,000 per week, or $250,000 to $300,000 per year, on a personal trainer.

That’s your money.


22 posted on 02/28/2011 2:42:11 PM PST by Beckwith (A "natural born citizen" -- two American citizen parents and born in the USA.)
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To: gaijin

Well....it is strange that he has all these “guys” taking care of him isn’t it?

W didn’t need no stinkin trainer. Just sayin.....


23 posted on 02/28/2011 2:43:44 PM PST by txlurker
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To: MrKatykelly
WIKIPEDIA_
The president earns a $400,000 annual salary, along with a $50,000 annual expense account, a $100,000 non-taxable travel account and $19,000 for entertainment.[36][37

The Obama's go way beyond the official numbers above. They blew their $19,000 for entertainment just on last weeks Motown shindig at the White House

24 posted on 02/28/2011 2:45:46 PM PST by dennisw ( The early bird catches the worm)
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To: Beckwith
You know McClellan isn’t flying coach on his weekly visits, and the round-trip business class on Delta is $1,600 to $2,200.

Once you factor in the guy’s fee and per diem, the Obama’s are spending $5,000 to $6,000 per week, or $250,000 to $300,000 per year, on a personal trainer.

That’s your money.

So much for transparency! The bowing one is a lot of things but a leader he is not.

25 posted on 02/28/2011 2:46:04 PM PST by txlurker
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To: dennisw
They blew their $19,000 for entertainment just on last weeks Motown shindig at the White House

They party more than Paris Hilton.

26 posted on 02/28/2011 2:48:04 PM PST by txlurker
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To: gaijin
OK so he has a $110,000/year sinewy “body man” (the actual position title) who is with him ALWAYS, on EVERY TRIP for WHO KNOWS WHAT PURPOSE.... and now he flies some other bro out to DC four times per week to “work out with him”... Have I got that right? GAY AS HELL

Am I the only one who hears Sir Mix A Lot's 'Baby Got Back' playing in the recesses of my mind? I think MooChelle is flying in a toy for her weekly pleasure.

27 posted on 02/28/2011 4:12:30 PM PST by RobertClark (On a long enough timeline the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.)
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28 posted on 02/28/2011 6:46:51 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (up)
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To: txlurker

Why don´t they look it?


29 posted on 02/28/2011 7:01:49 PM PST by onedoug (If)
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To: txlurker
It's from a NY Times article (here is a funny excerpt):

The president and the first lady are the star students — eager, dedicated, with the toned limbs to prove it.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/28/us/politics/28trainer.html?_r=2&ref=politics

30 posted on 02/28/2011 7:13:49 PM PST by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: txlurker

Spare no expense — to the TAXPAYERS!!!!! :(
Recall during the campaign how they made such a big deal that they were “just normal” people—He wore off rack suit and she wore JC Crew; bought IKEA furniture, etc. Guess some of us “normal people” have weathered the recession quite well. However with her high calorie governor’s dinner last nite (2,200 calories for dinner?!?!) and her 1,500 calorie ribs in Vail, she needs to do something.


31 posted on 02/28/2011 7:18:28 PM PST by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: txlurker

This is nothing new... Many in government live like royalty and kings, then retire on lottery style government pensions...


32 posted on 02/28/2011 7:22:24 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: nascarnation

He’s probably bench pressing him.


33 posted on 02/28/2011 10:13:16 PM PST by Trillian
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