First Lady Promotes Fitness At NC Basketball Tournament

First lady Michelle Obama turned the hardwood floor at the Time Warner Arena in Charlotte into an elementary school gym.

Obama promoted the "Let's Move!" fitness program with children from two Charlotte elementary schools Friday before she attended Democratic Party fundraisers in Raleigh and Charlotte. It took place after a women's basketball game at the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association basketball tournament.

The first lady walked to midcourt and addressed the crowd about her national anti-obesity campaign. Then, she and North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan tossed basketballs to children from two Charlotte elementary schools competing in a relay in the arena.

The fitness event took place in the arena where the Democratic National Convention will be held in early September.


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  • by BLAHammed on Mar 4, 2012 at 03:58 PM
    They both took 10 trots and their blood pressure rose to 180 over 120.Pitiful clogged up aorta blood suckers!
  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on Mar 4, 2012 at 04:56 AM
    Politicians and their wives have been wasting taxpayer monies for decades. Only in the last decade has that information become more widely publicized. I remember my Father criticizing the Kennedy's way back in the '60's. I couldn't understand why, but I do now. Presidents and their families live like kings and queens in office, and afterward while regular folk work to pay for it all. It's not just presidents either; it's senators, congressmen, representatives all the way down to governors.
  • by voter Location: nc on Mar 3, 2012 at 05:47 PM
    she has nothing better to do than stress test spandex?
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      by Anonymous on Mar 4, 2012 at 08:39 AM in reply to voter
      Yea, but she make them look GOOOOOOOOD!
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        by Donna on Mar 7, 2012 at 05:14 AM in reply to
        No she doesn't.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 3, 2012 at 03:52 PM
    Now that is a picture of perfect health right there. Look at how fit they are. I'm inspired.
  • by SA Location: Greenville on Mar 3, 2012 at 03:17 PM
    Nice to see the First Lady promoting something other than her husband on our dime. Our tax money paying for all this promoting and frankly, I really can't afford it and I believe our country is broke.
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      by Lavon on Mar 3, 2012 at 09:00 PM in reply to SA
      Yeap the same way you paid for Bush and Laura but it seems you didn't have any problems with it then now did you? So keep your mouth zipped and go sit back on the porch
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        by Formerly O.L.I. on Mar 4, 2012 at 04:57 AM in reply to Lavon
        You have a valid point. Why not make it in a nicer way?
  • by WASTING OUR MONEY Location: NC on Mar 3, 2012 at 02:56 PM
    Just another example of this SOCIALIST-ARISTOCRACY witch spending OUR tax money to exaggerate her own importance. Yes!- Marie Antoinette all over again!
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      by Lavon on Mar 3, 2012 at 09:01 PM in reply to WASTING OUR MONEY
      In other words your a hater
  • by Once Again Location: Ayden on Mar 3, 2012 at 02:50 PM
    She needs a big fat beef rib...on her way to Hawaii!!!! She is the biggest JOKE as First Lady the country has EVER seen!!!
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      by JMM on Mar 3, 2012 at 05:36 PM in reply to Once Again
      No, that would be that chronic drunkard Betty Ford, followed by Nancy Reagan, then great-great grandma Barbara Bush. Those ladies were indeed the biggest jokes as first ladies. LOL!! First Lady Obama is my generations Jackie O. Kennedy. The children of this nation adore her and her initiative. Where was all the back lash when Laura was flying all over the country pushing the disastrous "No child left behind" agenda, disguised under "Reading Literacy." I think its more important to be alive and healthy, instead of obese, lazy, and dying. Being healthy allows you to be able to live and gain literacy. First Lady Obama hasnt traveled any more than any other 1st Lady. What is apparent about the mindset of most Republican, rural, conservative citizens, (I dare not call yall Americans) is that you really hate seeing the total opposite of what you were raised to hate and despise. You hate seeing your biggest fear and fallacy becoming discredited. Your parents and grandparents were wrong werent they? Minorities are alot better than what you imagined huh? LOL! I love it, you guys are on the edge of stroking out every time youre reminded of the Obama's success. Obama 2012!!
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        by Wolfgang on Mar 3, 2012 at 08:55 PM in reply to JMM
        How does Hillary Clinton feel? President Slick Willie used the White House as a brothel! Monica Who?
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        by Cindy on Mar 3, 2012 at 09:29 PM in reply to JMM
        To - JMM on Mar 3, 2012 at 08:36 PM - Your Quote " First Lady Obama hasnt traveled any more than any other 1st Lady. What is apparent about the mindset of most Republican " All opinion JMM on Mar 3, 2012 at 08:36 PM give us the the facts.
  • by Hey people on Mar 3, 2012 at 02:18 PM
    your pointy hat is showing..... I'm embarrassed for NC with all of these racist comments.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 3, 2012 at 01:47 PM
    Michele Obama ranked 8th in Forbes top 100 most powerful women.
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      by me on Mar 3, 2012 at 05:16 PM in reply to
      Power means nothing at all it can be lost in mere seconds. Just look at all of the fallen powers the world has seen.It is what you do that counts and she has done nothing.
      • reply
        by Anonymous on Mar 3, 2012 at 06:34 PM in reply to me
        I guess you know more than FORBES. People, just another case of an ignorant, repug in denial.
  • by carolyn Location: gvlle on Mar 3, 2012 at 01:03 PM
    First Lady is not the only one spendin your da.........tax money,, it was spent before Obamas got in Office..Be for real.. don't fool yourself..because that's what you're doing
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      by anon on Mar 3, 2012 at 01:51 PM in reply to carolyn
      honey, ya need to go back and see that all the presidents before him only soent 9 trillion, he has spent 6 trillion!!! now what were ya saying. laura bush had one secretary, mooch-shell has 24!!!
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      by Lavon on Mar 3, 2012 at 09:02 PM in reply to carolyn
      If I could get my hands on your money i would spend it too.
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        by Formerly O.L.I. on Mar 4, 2012 at 04:58 AM in reply to Lavon
        Thanks for sharing that, Lavon. Is that one of your better character traits?
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