Trainer Spills Michelle Obama's Workout Secrets

First lady follows intense weight routine
By Sarah Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 8, 2009 9:23 AM CDT
Michelle Obama walks down the stairs of Air Force One at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix on Aug. 16, 2009.   (AP Photo/Matt York)
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(Newser) – How does Michelle Obama stay so buff? Only her personal trainer knows for sure, so good thing he's willing to dish. Cornell McClellan credits "a holistic approach that includes strength, cardiovascular, and flexibility training," Women's Health reports. He says the first lady's routine includes lunges, bench presses, hip raises, and rows, with intervals of cardio. She mixes it up with rope-jumping, kickboxing, and calisthenics.

"She's truly committed herself to the importance of health and fitness," McClellan says.