First Lady Michelle Obama does jumping jacks with 400 school children on the South Lawn of the White House

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5 Responses to First Lady Michelle Obama does jumping jacks with 400 school children on the South Lawn of the White House

  1. sweetopiagirl says:

    Reblogged this on inspiredweightloss.

  2. Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan takes part in an event on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington October 11, 2011, to launch a challenge to help break the Guinness World Records title for the most people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period. To break the record, more than 20,000 people from around the world must perform jumping jacks for one minute.

  3. Michelle Obama, ‘Jumper-in-chief’

    http://content.usatoday.com/communities/entertainment/post/2011/10/michelle-obama-jumper-in-chief/1?csp=34life&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+usatoday-LifeTopStories+%28Life+-+Top+Stories%29

    It’s another precedent-setting day for Michelle Obama: On Tuesday she became the first first lady to perform jumping jacks on the White House lawn.

    It was a stunt, but what a stunt. Mrs. O, the “Jumper-in-chief” as the White House called her, was leading hundreds of kids in an effort to break the Guinness World Record title for the most people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period.

    It was another event in the first lady’s Let’s Move! campaign to fight childhood obesity and encourage Americans to eat healthy and exercise more. So there she was, dressed in workout clothes of green tank and purple zip-up sweatshirt, leading 400 local schoolchildren in a minute’s worth of that old grade-school favorite, jumping jacks.

    “I’m the first lady, I get to do a lot of cool things, but this is really exciting,” Obama told the kids, according to the White House transcript. “I never thought in my entire life that I would be here today to break a Guinness World Record. Woohoo!”

    The event on the South Lawn, co-sponsored by National Geographic Kids magazine, was the signal for the beginning of a 24-hour challenge in which more than 20,000 people around the world will jump to break the previous record, set on March 22 of this year, of 20,425 people who jumped for a minute.

    NBC’s weather wizard Al Roker hosted, Guinness World Record winner John Cassidy was there to show them how it’s done, and Olympic skater Michelle Kwan, a member of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, served as an independent witness.

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