Michelle Obama And The Jumping Jacks Mob


There’s no stopping Michelle Obama and her Let’s Move! campaign.

This time, she was targeting the Washington DC’s grade school kids. And she was having fun!

On Tuesday, October 11, the First Lady was leading about 400 elementary and middle-school students from Washington, Maryland and Virginia in one minute of continuous jumping jacks on the South Lawn of the White House. Her goal, aside from promoting fitness and healthy eating, was to help set a world record for the most people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period.

Attempt To Break The Jumping Jacks World Record

To break the record, more than 20,425 people from around the world must be recorded doing jumping jacks by 3 p.m. EDT Wednesday, October 12. National Geographic Kids magazine is supporting Mrs. Obama’s initiative by hosting events across the country in schools, malls, parks and other places.

From The Washington Post:

The first lady bounced out to squeals from the crowd.

“We’re going to show people today is that moving is fun, right?” she exhorted.

Yeah!!! The kids were all ready to jump their little hearts out. . .


Obama began jumping jacks at the stroke of 3 p.m.; the kids broke ranks and pressed around her, some jumping jacks, some just bouncing up and down and mugging for the cameras. At the end of the minute, the tiny mob rushed the first lady. . . and almost knocked her down.

Secret Service agents swooped in while (The Today Show’s Al) Roker vainly tried to regain some semblance of order : “Everybody get back in line!” Obama never stopped grinning, one kid ran over to reporters and exclaimed: “She touched my hand!”

Just One More Let’s Move! Promotion

It was just one more outdoor activity keeping the First Lady’s body busy, after last week’s soccer clinic and pumpkin picking and a tennis exhibition last month.

Go, Michelle!

You can see a video of the event here.


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Betty Schueler
Betty S5 years ago

I am grateful that Michelle Obama is encouraging people, but especially kids, to get more active. I know my activity level has increased about 500% since she became first lady. It was her arms that shamed me into getting more active.

Shaheen N.
Shaheen N6 years ago

Being the First Lady, she is a role model for women, yoth & kids. Whatever she is doing to dicourage Obesity is commendable.

Sharon H.
Sharon H6 years ago

Lets face it...the obviously people here who are bashing Michele are gleeful when any article is written about her as that's their opportunity to point out the number of people on her staff and any other thing they can find to bash her. If she had a figure like Audrey Hepburn used to have, they'd bash her for looking too anorexic. If she never exercised, they'd bash her for being lazy and sitting on her ass all day. No matter what this woman does, they will take the opportunity to bash her. They criticize her clothes....all the while ignoring that Nancy Regan would NOT wear ANYTHING from a rack and clearly showed her disdain for store bought clothes. She had to have designers make her clothes and only FAMOUS ones too...who I'm sure didn't work for free. And, she was proud of her stick like figure and mask like plastic face. Wonder how much they both spent on plastic surgery because neither one of them looked natural. I'll bet none of these Michele haters ever said beans about all of that.

myra d.
myra d6 years ago

Great mom, great wife, great First Lady, great role model for all of us.

stella bleu
stella bleu6 years ago

Michelle Obama fat? Some gals have serious eating disorders around here. If you think she's fat, you must be malnourished - pity!

Elizabeth K.
Elizabeth K6 years ago

follow this link to see a recent picture of Michelle looking incredible.


Vivianne Mosca-Clark

Michelle Obama is a great person. her ways of helping children is good. she is working on seeing kids be healthy, and has been working in that most hall the time in the White House.
As she is the First lady , and a wife and mother...I think she has a full plate.

Elizabeth K.
Elizabeth K6 years ago

Mary l

Please post your picture. We may want to make fun of how you look. Besides like a frog.

I worked out with weights for years, and couldn't get my arms to look as good as Michelle's. I'm admitting I'm jealous.

Maryanne E.
Maryanne E6 years ago

The whole "Michelle Obama is fat!" comments amuse the heck out of me, I have to say. Fat? Really? She looks great. She's at a healthy weight and looks toned!

Ah Jealousy, the things you make people say!

Emanuel v.
Emanuel v.6 years ago

What a bloody silly woman.that Michelle is Exersize only helps to make you healthy if your nutritional status is not compromosed. Most people diets are deliberately so low in nutrition that exersize demands extra nutrition which most people just have n't got.in reserve. So needless to point out that the more you exersize when malnurished which most people are , the worse their health gets and the poorer their immune defense functions. In short ,exersizing is an additional way to make people chronically ill and send them to an early grave. Part of the depopulation agenda diguised as preventative health care, for sure!!!!.