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As the former U.S. First Lady, Michelle Obama, 53, was a major advocate of personal fitness for children when she led the Let’s Move! government program, which was organized to prevent diseases like Type 2 Diabetes in children by helping them become more physically active.
Not only was Mrs. Obama the face and major name behind the Let’s Move! initiative, she led by example in her own personal life as well. She was and still is an avid personal fitness buff who regularly engages in exercise activities.
She also has the bodacious figure to prove that she continues to work hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This past weekend, the former First Lady hosted an all-lady fitness boot camp, which she put together for a number of her close friends.
Mrs. Obama posted pictures from her private boot camp on Instagram. The photos featured the former First Lady doing an array of exercises and showcasing her well-toned biceps. She also wrote a message below the photos that talked about the history of her boot camp events while in the White House and after.
Her Instagram message reads as follows:
“When I was at the White House, I often hosted boot camp weekends for my close girlfriends. It didn’t matter that we were all at varying fitness levels. Our boot camp 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 boot camp or a walk around the neighborhood, I hope you and your crew can find some time this summer to be healthy together.”
The other women pictured at Mrs. Obama’s weekend fitness boot camp were in a variety of different age groups, body types, and nationalities.