*Obama personal trainer says "no time" is no excuse…
It's about a mindset, McClellan said (personal trainer to President Obama)."People have to first understand the benefits," said McClellan, who serves on the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. By exercising and reaping its benefits on health and stress relief, he said, "it is how we can maintain these busy lives, and how we can sustain them."
I love it and it’s so true.
Ok, so presidents are too far removed from everyday life for you to relate…. I get it.
So, how about my longest standing client? She’s in her 60’s and has the physique of a 30 yr. old who works at it. She holds down two jobs, has raised two children (some would say her husband makes three), has had breast cancer twice with resulting mastectomies and has never missed a beat in her workout schedule. You want to belly up to HER and wine about your time management woes?
But you can’t squeeze out 45 minutes; much less consider pulling off the dreaded, appalling 60 minutes it takes for a strong solid hour of training. Nahhh, it’s simply the only help to health you may have for the only body you’re gonna get. Sure you wanna go toe to toe with her on that one? I’m just saying….
"Being a personal trainer is just like being the president," McClellan told Obama, whom he has trained for 11 years.
That certainly got the president's attention.
"We're faced with similar things," McClellan said. "We have people that come to us, and they've created conditions or situations that maybe we've had nothing to do with, and immediately they want us to change it. Even if they don't do what they're supposed to they're upset with us when it's not changed. So I thought our jobs were pretty similar."
In the most sincere loving concern for us all as a nation,
* Madison Park, 22 News WWLP.COM 12/23/11