Michelle Obama wants you and your crew to stay healthy this summer, and she’s got the incentive! The former first lady posted pics of her ripped arms that she got from a fitness bootcamp. You have to see her work!When you think fitness, you thinkMichelle Obama, and the former first lady is keeping up that reputation after life in the White House. Michelle posted an inspirational photo series to Instagram that detailed what she and her friends do during their typical workout. Obviously, it’s pretty intense; haven’tyou ever seen those arms before? Michelle apparently hosts a weekend bootcampevery week for her and her closest friends, and it’s all about staying healthy — not losing weight.Want to get toned up? You too can have Michelle’s arms, but it’s going to take a little work.She does difficult planks to strengthen her arms, and launches into lunges and leg lifts for those gorgeous gams. Then it’s time for core work. From the looks of what she posted, those are the most intense crunches we’ve ever seen. It seemslike it’s impossible to get on her level, but Michelle wants her followers to know thatanyonecan do what she’s doing.Just ask her friends!“When I was at the White House, I often hosted bootcamp weekends for my close girlfriends. It didn’t matter that we were all at varying fitness levels. Our bootcamp weekends were a reminder that if we want to keep taking care of others, we need to take care of ourselves first…Whether it’s abootcamp or a walk around the neighborhood, I hope you and your crew can find some time this summer to be healthy together,” she wrote. So cool!
When I was at the White House, I often hosted bootcamp weekends for my close girlfriends. It didn’t matter that we were all at varying fitness levels. Our bootcamp weekends were a reminder that if we want to keep taking care of others, we need to take care of ourselves first. And even though I’m no longer at the White House, I've continued this tradition and wanted to share some photos. My girlfriends have been there for me through all kinds of life transitions over the years – including a pretty big one recently! – and we’ve done our best to stay healthy together. Whether it’s a bootcamp or a walk around the neighborhood, I hope you and your crew can find some time this summer to be healthy together.
Michelle fitness and nutrition for American children her initiative as first lady, establishing the Let’s Move campaign in 2010. Let’s Move provided kids and their caretakers with tips for healthy living that were easy and fun, like cutting down on soda and learning fun games to play outside after school. Fitness is Michelle’s passion, and she’s spoken out about it frequently.Personally, she loves hitting up SoulCycle in Washington, DC, andnever misses a workoutat the gym. She loves it! The Obama family trainer, Cornell McClellan, toldNPRthat sometimes Michelle would work out at 4:30am to get her fitness in for the day. “Being a healthy woman isn’t about getting on a scale or measuring your waistline,” she told Women’s Health in 2012. Hear, hear!