Obama Has Personal Trainer Fly Weekly to D.C.

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Barack XIV and Michelle Antoinette (Design by BKeyser)

Washington, D.C., has at least 56 personal fitness trainers, according to the Yellow Pages. But none of them is good enough for Barry and Michelle.
J. P. Freire of the Washington Examiner asks (February 28, 2011) why does Obama “insist on having his old trainer fly out from Chicago to D.C. regularly when Obama and his wife exhort the rest of us to drive less? And in a recession?”

Cornell McClellan

Ashley Parker of the New York Times reports that Obama’s personal trainer Cornell McClellan owns Naturally Fit, a personal training and wellness center in Chicago, and now spends part of his week in Washington at Obama’s request to work out with the first couple at the White House gym. McClellan says he usually sees them two to four times a week, depending on their schedules.
Freire points out the hypocrisy of this arrangement:
Both Barack and Michelle profess to be environmentalists. Last July, Obama announced that he wanted federal workers to cut down on business travel and commuting by car in order to reduce emissions produced by the federal government. For her part, Michelle’s support for locally produced food is steeped in environmental concerns. As MotherEarthnews puts it: “Local food is…better for the planet. It supports a healthy, clean environment that benefits wildlife and the land. Growing local, seasonal food preserves genetic diversity and reduces our reliance on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Buying local contributes to the community economy and protects our food supply for the future.”
But the environmental cost of flying McClellan back and forth every week for a year is 50,000 lbs of carbon emissions, according to TerraPass.com. Obama could have hired a personal trainer in D.C. The Yellow Pages has over 56 entries under “Personal Fitness Trainers” alone, most of whom would have been able to reach the White House by bike.
Then there’s the matter of who’s paying for McClellan’s weekly roundtrip airfare, hotel accomodations, and salary.
The message from Obama is umambiguous: If you’re an average federal employee or your everyday taxpayer, stop driving and be careful of your carbon footprint. If you’re in the White House and you want some toned arms and a firm buttocks, fly your trainer out from Chicago every week.
In other words, do as I say, not as I do, ’cause as any good narcissist can tell you: RULES DON’T APPLY TO ME!”

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0 responses to “Obama Has Personal Trainer Fly Weekly to D.C.

  1. Eowyn, please tell me this is a joke… Obviously Mr. Personal Trainer is not very good – just look at them – moo’s big as Air Force One & nobama looks anorexic. Neither one looks fit. They should demand a refund – oh wait, we [the people] should demand a refund since we’re paying for it!!! I just don’t get it..

  2. Candance Moore

    I keep telling people, Napoleon could have learned a thing or two about arrogance from the Obamas.

  3. didn’t obama also fly in a pizza maker from the midwest to DC so obama could eat his favorite pizza fresh? and obama the supposed eco friendly president, what a farce that is 70 dolphins wash up on the beaches birds falling from the sky sort of seems he could be the worst thing the environment has ever met..

  4. Where is Reggie Love, Obama’s “Body Man” and M2M playmate?
    He earns over $100 K to workout with Barack and handle “personal matters”.

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  6. Not wanting to sound like a conspiratist, I read an article on the inter-net that Obama dabbled in homosexual activities. My thought, because nothing else makes sense or meets any rationale, leans toward his continual practice of homosexuality.

  7. Jewfromhell….you sound like a stocker and need a visit from the FBI. People like you are who destroy the true meaning of our Constitution. You need to seek the Son-Of-Man.

  8. It’s nice to read about how this individual is remaining focused on his goals even if his trainer must fly to DC every week to help him train. Great post.


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