• COVER YOUR EYES: Michelle Obama Releases Workout Video

    Michelle Obama offered a glimpse into her workout routine with the release of a supercharged workout video highlighting her own five exercises to stay fit to mark the fifth anniversary of her “Let’s Move!” anti-childhood obesity initiative.

    “I want to emphasize that you should only do exercises like these with a coach or a parent around to make sure you’re using the right form,” she warns viewers before launching into her workout routine.

    The first lady tweeted a link to a YouTube video Tuesday night showing her getting physical in the White House gym.

    The video features a pumped up soundtrack as the cameras focus on the First Lady is seen lifting a pair of 35-pound weights, jumping rope, using a medicine ball while doing abdominal work, jumping up on an exercise bench and squatting before she takes a few jabs during a kickboxing routine while her personal trainer looks on.

    “We’re not afraid to lift weights,” her trainer Cornell McClellan, a member of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, says, “This is an incline bench exercise, which kind of really works the upper region of the pectoral.”

    The two-minute clip was released as part of Obama’s #GimmeFive campaign, which encourages Americans to share five ways they’re being healthy.

    Michelle Obama appears on-camera with a full glass of water at the end of her sweat session. “Don’t forget, always drink up,” she says, as she downs a glass of water.

    She released the video after she was prompted by a throw-down from her husband.

    “Here are five ways even a president can stay active and healthy,” President Obama said in a video last week, challenging the first lady to “GimmeFive, FLOTUS style.”

    The president’s  video included shots of him jogging down the White House colonnade with Vice President Joe Biden and skipping up the stairs to Air Force One.


    The only glimpse we have into what his standard workout actually entails comes from a video captured in secret of the unsuspecting president as he worked out in a hotel in Warsaw, Poland. The video shows Obama doing lunges with free weights and sweating it out on the elliptical.


    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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