First Lady Michelle Obama and former "Parks and Recreation" TV star Nick Offerman have teamed to promote the importance of daily physical activity with a dose of humor.
To honor the 60th anniversary of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, Obama and Offerman star in “The History of Exercise,” a video released on Aug. 31 in partnership with the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association and the National Foundation on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition.
The “History of Exercise” video will be featured on the President’s Council’s #0to60 app and 0to60fitness website. The #0to60Campaign is a new national public health initiative to inspire Americans to engage in regular physical activity and good nutrition, according to a release from IHRSA. Other video partners include the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Council on Exercise (ACE).
“IHRSA was thrilled to be a partner in producing this video, with the goal of encouraging more Americans to get active,” said IHRSA President and CEO Joe Moore.
The video highlights that while fitness routines have changed through the years, a healthy lifestyle remains the goal. The video includes a nod to the many fitness crazes of decades past—including some gym fashion trends that some people might deem questionable.
The United States has more than 36,000 health clubs, and about 64 million Americans are members of a gym, the release said.