President Barack Obama: Fitness Guru

If he’s not maintaining our country, you can find him at the gym!


President Barack Obama: Fitness Guru
It's not hard to see that the new President of the United States is well fit. His main game being basketball; he was the first President to be seen hitting up a real NBA game front and center row.

President Barack Obama, as well as the First Lady Michelle Obama are perfect fitness icons for today's world. Even some of the presidents favorite snacks scream health – conscious and consist of pistachios, fruit, and bottles of Fiji water.

Before entering the White House, Barack was caught regularly coming out of the gym from his daily workout. He was always sporting his black White Sox cap and his Asics sneakers, looking like your ordinary American.

But Barack Obama is not like any ordinary American. He is a role model for those that are fighting obesity across the country and a competitive athlete that has the drive to perform both on the court and off the court for his country. His confidence seems to shine through his genuinity, and his drive keeps him on track.

Obama focuses on cardio and strength training for his work outs. Barack's routine consistently starts with cardio every day for 20-30 minutes. Then he follows up with strength training, including lat pull downs, and back exercises. Both him and the First lady get up every morning at 5:30am, go through their workouts, have breakfast, and then maintain our country. Our President never misses a work-out. If he is out of office, he finds a gym where he is. He stays dedicated to not only his country, but his physical regimen.

Obama reported to Men's Health Magazine his reasoning for his consistency with his work outs. "The main reason I do it is just to clear my head and relieve me of stress," he said. He goes further on to say, "Most of my workouts have to come before my day starts. 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 [weights] one day, do cardio the next. I wish I was getting a 90-minute workout."

Now, with that being said, it is easy to note that maybe the rest of the country could learn a thing or two about consistency and determination from their country's leader – President Barack Obama, a.k.a. Fitness Guru.

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