Healthy Living

Michelle Obama Goes Hard At SoulCycle

~*~She's ride or die.~*~

First lady Michelle Obama has always stood out as a health hero: She's been transparent about her passion for wellness through her Let's Move! initiative, the #GimmeFive fitness campaign, and her healthy school lunch programs -- and, yes, her sculpted arms certainly help. Now, according to a New York Times report, Obama is serving up some additional fitspo.

It turns out FLOTUS goes hard at SoulCycle, the Instagram-friendly, cult-like spin class that's a favorite among celebs and civilians alike.

No one rocks a cap sleeve quite like FLOTUS.
No one rocks a cap sleeve quite like FLOTUS.

Along with her Beyonce fandom and Target shopping trips, Obama's spinning habit means even more shared tastes and tendencies. Unlike most of us, however, Obama schedules private sessions on the bike "away from security risks and photo opportunities," the Times reported. Friends, aides and sometimes even her daughters join her, according to the paper.

But lest you think this is a low-effort social occasion, think again: According to SoulCycle's website, spinners can burn an impressive 500 to 700 calories per class. Many boutique cycling studios like SoulCycle incorporate full-body exercises with hand-weights and moves targeting the core.

If there's anything to take away from the news of Obama's SoulCycle habit, it's a reminder that switching up your fitness routine and giving a workout trend a go are great ways to keep things interesting. Having an arsenal of exercises, whether it includess spinning, running, walking or kickboxing, will keep you brain and your body engaged for those stress-relieving sweat sessions.

But if SoulCycle isn't convenient or affordable for you, allow FLOTUS to offer another great mix-it-up routine:

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