Yay! Michelle Obama does Pilates. She came clean in this month’s issue of Ladies’ Home Journal. Can I say I suspected it? She was rocking those arms last fall but then they got a bit of a softer line these past few months. I wondered if she had started to add Pilates into her routine as that is a tell-tale sign, and lo and behold she did!
Pilates is a resistance training exercise like free weights, circuit training, a BodyPump class, or even yoga. But there is a specific look to a “Pilates body,” one of the reasons so many celebrities do it. Plus, it gets rid of a lot of aches and pains, back, hip, or knee troubles; it’s amazing!
OK, so I’m biased. I’ve been teaching Pilates since 1998. I’m addicted to it personally and it has cured my own bad back and also helped me avoid surgery on one of my knees. It’s given me great arm definition, a butt I’m pretty happy to show off in jeans, and abs that make me happy.
So Mrs. Obama, if you’re ever in Boston, I’ll be happy to train you (and your Secret Service detail). In fact, if you want me to come down and share an organic salad from the White House garden then give you a killer workout, I’m there.
Although the article says she and the President work out at 4:30 am so I guess it’ll be a post-workout smoothie instead.
What do you think? Will the First Lady encourage you to try Pilates?
Let me know your thoughts.