If you haven’t noticed… the new woman in the white house is in GREAT shape! You can’t wear what Michelle wore and not have a great physique. Here is an inside look from MSNBC on Michelle’s workout routine.
Both President-elect Barack Obama and the future first lady have exercise routines that would put most people to shame. Michelle Obama used to join a friend for 4:30 a.m. workouts, and Barack Obama usually starts his day in the gym.
Michelle Obama has been interviewed on television, graced the cover of Newsweek and hit the campaign trail, all with her buff arms bared.
“One of the things I always talk about is got to exercise,” the 44-year-old mother of two told an overwhelmingly female crowd at a campaign event last year in Chicago.
“Most of my workouts have to come before my day starts,” Barack Obama, 47, told Men’s Health magazine in an interview for its November issue. “There’s always a trade-off between sleep and working out. Usually I get in about 45 minutes, six days a week. I’ll lift one day, do cardio the next.”
Michelle Obama is equally devoted to her fitness routine, telling People magazine this summer that she manages a 90-minute workout three times a week.
Friend Sandy Matthews, who used to work out with her at 4:30 a.m., said the future first lady is a fan of cross-training, a mix of strength and cardio exercises usually involving weights, the treadmill, the stair-stepper or a spin bike.
Obama is competitive in her workouts, pushing herself to get the most out of her time in the gym, Matthews said. But it’s not only about keeping in shape.
“It’s your time. I think every woman has to find their space and their time during the course of a day, especially a working mom,” Matthews said.
If the Obama’s workout routines are anything like their overall work ethic; then we are in for a good 4 years. From a fitness stand point; they are role models to everyone. How many people can say that they spend 90 minutes at the gym 3 times a week ? Make fitness a part of your life and you will be rewarded everyday.
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