PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA IS GIVING THE PURSUIT OF “IDEAL SHAPE” A GREAT PUBLIC BOOST BY COMMENTING ON HIS EXERCISE ROUTINES…FOUR PACKS WILL REPORT ANY AND ALL POSITIVE EXAMPLES OF FITNESS…READ EXCERPTS BELOW….
“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.”
Most people would be shocked to find out that both the President-elect and the future first lady have exercise routines that would run many people ragged. That is unlikely to change when they move into the White House, since there is more than enough places for them to remain active.
Barack Obama’s workouts are the first thing he does each day. For November’s issue of Men’s Health magazine, he said,
If he had his choice, he said he’d like to be able to work out for 90 minutes each time.
Obama’s favorite activity is basketball and he enjoyed playing with friends, which became a ritual while on the campaign trail. He got in the habit of shooting hoops with friends on the days of primary elections, and that carried over to such major events as his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention and Election Day.
AP said that as a joke, Obama said he was going to replace the bowling alley in the White House with an indoor basketball court
The White House has seen many presidents who were fitness-minded. President George W. Bush is an avid mountain biker, former President Bill Clinton jogged around Washington and former President George H.W. Bush liked to golf and jog, play tennis and pitch horseshoes. It seems the tradition will continue at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue when the Obamas move in.