Michelle Obama hosts a bootcamp workout for her friends

Michelle Obama is adapting to life outside the White House, and she has brought one tradition with her: the workouts she shares with her close friends.

The former First Lady shared a series of photos of a bootcamp on Monday, revealing she got into the habit of hosting the fitness sessions during her husband’s presidency.

Now that she and Barack have moved out of the White House, 53-year-old Michelle is perpetuating the tradition, and invited her closest friends for a sunny sweat session, including plenty of planking and core-strengthening moves.

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Fit: Michelle Obama shared a series of photos of a bootcamp workout on Monday, revealing she got into the habit of hosting fitness sessions during her husband's presidency

Fit: Michelle Obama shared a series of photos of a bootcamp workout on Monday, revealing she got into the habit of hosting fitness sessions during her husband’s presidency

Working it: Now that she and Barack have moved out of the White House, 53-year-old Michelle is perpetuating the tradition, and invited her closest friends for a sunny sweat session

Working it: Now that she and Barack have moved out of the White House, 53-year-old Michelle is perpetuating the tradition, and invited her closest friends for a sunny sweat session

Tough! Michelle's workout included plenty of serious bodyweight moves, such as lunges (pictured)

Complete: The former First Lady also performed abs exercises (pictured)

Tough! Michelle’s workout included plenty of serious bodyweight moves, such as lunges (left) and some abs exercises (right)


‘When I was at the White House, I often hosted bootcamp weekends for my close girlfriends. It didn’t matter that we were all at varying fitness levels,’ she wrote in the caption, reminiscing on past sessions.

‘Our bootcamp weekends were a reminder that if we want to keep taking care of others, we need to take care of ourselves first.’

The session, which according to People took place at a friend’s house outside of Washington, DC, occurred on a sunny day and under the watchful eye of an instructor.

Michelle, who has been spotted attending classes at a Washington, D.C. Soul Cycle since moving out of the White House, is a well-known fitness fan.

She has previously demonstrated her push-up skills on Ellen Degeneres’ show, and as First Lady, highlighted the importance of exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle via her Let’s Move campaign.

Important: 'Our bootcamp weekends were a reminder that if we want to keep taking care of others, we need to take care of ourselves first,' Michelle wrote along with the photos

Important: ‘Our bootcamp weekends were a reminder that if we want to keep taking care of others, we need to take care of ourselves first,’ Michelle wrote along with the photos

Sharing: The former First Lady then encouraged her followers to find their own ways of staying active throughout the warmer months as she published pictures of the bootcamp workout

Sharing: The former First Lady then encouraged her followers to find their own ways of staying active throughout the warmer months as she published pictures of the bootcamp workout

In good company: In her photos, Michelle can be seen in a white and peach tank top and a black hat, performing some impressive strengthening moves under the sunny sky among her friends

In good company: In her photos, Michelle can be seen in a white and peach tank top and a black hat, performing some impressive strengthening moves under the sunny sky among her friends

‘Even though I’m no longer at the White House, I’ve continued this tradition and wanted to share some photos,’ she said of her most recent workout pictures.

‘My girlfriends have been there for me through all kinds of life transitions over the years—including a pretty big one recently!—and we’ve done our best to stay healthy together.’

The former First Lady then encouraged her followers to find their own ways of staying active throughout the warmer months. 

‘Whether it’s a bootcamp or a walk around the neighborhood, I hope you and your crew can find some time this summer to be healthy together,’ she added.

In her photos, Michelle can be seen in a white and peach tank top and a black hat, performing some impressive strengthening moves under the sunny sky.

Forever fit: Michelle, pictured earlier this year attenting a Soul Cycle spin class in Washington, DC, has kept up with her fitness routine since leaving the White House

Forever fit: Michelle, pictured earlier this year attenting a Soul Cycle spin class in Washington, DC, has kept up with her fitness routine since leaving the White House

Changing it up: As part of her exercise regime, Michelle has been known to try different types of workouts

A bit of everything: Her routine includes Soul Cycle, push-ups and bootcamp classes

Changing it up: As part of her exercise regime, Michelle has been known to try different types of workouts, including Soul Cycle, push-ups and bootcamp classes

Family: Over the weekend, the former First Lady also paid tribute to Barack for Father's Day with a snap of the ex-commander-in-chief with their two daughters, Malia and Sasha

Moving: Michelle, pictured at a 2013 Let's Move event, has a documented history of encouraging other people to have fun while working out

Family: Over the weekend, the former First Lady (pictured right dancing with children at a Let’s Move event in 2013) also paid tribute to Barack for Father’s Day with a snap of the ex-commander-in-chief with their two daughters, Malia and Sasha

She knows her stuff: Michelle (pictured in 2013 on a bike ride), who has been spotted in and out of Soul Cycle classes since moving out of the White House, is a well-known workout fiend

She knows her stuff: Michelle (pictured in 2013 on a bike ride), who has been spotted in and out of Soul Cycle classes since moving out of the White House, is a well-known workout fiend

Advocate: As First Lady, Michelle, pictured at a yoga class in 2014 celebrating the fourth anniversary of her Let's Move campaign, promoted the benefits of exercise

Advocate: As First Lady, Michelle, pictured at a yoga class in 2014 celebrating the fourth anniversary of her Let’s Move campaign, promoted the benefits of exercise

She's got it: The former First Lady has previously demonstrated her push-up skills, as she did while engaging in a contest with Nobel Prize Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu (left)

She’s got it: The former First Lady has previously demonstrated her push-up skills, as she did while engaging in a contest with Nobel Prize Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu (left)

She held a challenging plank pose—thus working on her famously toned arms—and also completed some lunges among her friends.

The trainer took the group through some more mat work, which included some abs exercises.

Michelle’s friends were by her side, each on her own exercise mat, going through the routine on the grass with towels at the ready.

Over the weekend, the former First Lady also paid tribute to her 55-year-old husband for Father’s Day. She shared a sweet throwback snap of the ex-commander-in-chief with their two daughters, Malia and Sasha, when they were children.

‘Our daughters may be older and taller now, but they’ll always be your little girls. We love you,’ Michelle wrote in the caption.

Barack responded with an equally loving message for Malia, 18, and Sasha, who turned 16 earlier this month.

‘Of all that I’ve done in my life, I’m most proud to be Sasha and Malia’s dad,’ he tweeted. ‘To all those lucky enough to be a dad, Happy Father’s Day!’ 

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