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Monday, November 22, 2010
Michelle Obama says MOVE!!
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS
Originally Published:Thursday, November 18th 2010, 6:12 PM
Updated: Friday, November 19th 2010, 11:51 AM
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Michelle Obama on her way to see "Fela."
got a workout in
Thursday when she dropped into a
Police Athletic League
center and led an exercise class for the kids.
Clad in street clothes, she dropped down and cranked out a series of pushups and then did some jumping jacks and squats.
Later, she got the squealing kids skipping and running - and burning off plenty of calories - in a 20-minute session.
Michelle Obama cranked out a series of push-ups with kids in Harlem.(Keivom/News)
"You are our future, that's why I spent so much time with you guys," the First Lady told the kids. "Turn off the TV, turn off the video games, put down the potato chips and the candy."
"She's terrific and a role model for all of you and all of us," said former
DA Robert Morgenthau
, longtime chairman of the city's PAL program.
She also was a hit last night on Broadway, where theatergoers gave her a standing ovation as she arrived for a performance of "Fela."
The First Lady lectured children on the importance of good nutrition and getting outside. (Keivom/News)
When the music started, she raised her arms and began moving to it.
Later, she got a second ovation, along with shouts of "We love you!" and "We love your husband!"
, who plays the heroic African musician
, came down from the stage to give the First Lady a hug as they got a standing ovation of their own.
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