10 Times Michelle Obama Made Working Out Look Like the Best Thing in the World
  • January 24, 2017
  • Not to get all political here, but I’m in denial that the Obamas no longer live in the White House. To cheer myself up, I put together this list of Michelle Obama workout gifs. Maybe they will inspire you to get moving, shake a tail feather, flex your biceps and be bold in 2017. It’s the least we can do to honor her legacy.

     

    That time she let loose on a punching bag. Wham bam, thank you m’am!

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    That time she showed some super-cute kids how to break it down.

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    That time she went push-up for push-up with Ellen.

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    That time she schooled Jimmy Fallon dancing the dougie.

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    That time she demonstrated excellent fencing form.

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    That time she squatted with the Biggest Loser crew.

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    That time she danced it out with Ellen in a rad pair of pants. (Seriously, I want a pair.)

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    That time she put my chest press to shame.

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    That time she got the whole crowd dancing along (or at least recording it to watch later).

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    That time she reminded people of all ages to just keep movin’!

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    About Kelsey Schagemann

    Kelsey’s fitness journey started at age 14 when she moved from St. Louis, Mo., to Portland, Ore., also known as Nike headquarters and the home state of Steve Prefontaine. She was one of only two eighth grade girls on the cross country team and didn’t particularly like running in the rain, but she doggedly stuck with it. Running became Kelsey’s exercise of choice for the next several years as she logged countless miles on her high school and college cross country and track teams. Nowadays, you’re much more likely to find Kelsey in the spin studio (absolutely her favorite workout), lifting weights, perfecting tree pose or biking to/from DePaul University in Chicago, where she’s an associate editor. When she’s not working out, Kelsey is often trying new recipes, keeping the library in business, supporting her husband’s team (go Illini basketball!) and writing for publications such as Refinery29, A Practical Wedding, Melo, Fiterazzi, PR Week, and, of course, aSweatLife. Kelsey holds a BA in English from Kenyon College and an MA in English from the University of Illinois at Chicago.