Michelle Obama offers glimpse of workout routine

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Michelle Obama has finally revealed some of her workout secrets.

The first lady skips rope, does abdominal crunches with a weighted ball and jumps on and off a bench in a White House video released as part of the fifth anniversary celebration of her "Let's Move" initiative against childhood obesity.

She also chest presses 35-pound dumbbells and kick-boxes with a heavy bag in the brief video, which was recorded in the gym in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building next door to the White House and blasted out late Tuesday on the first lady's Twitter feed.

Mrs. Obama, 51, has been asking the public to use social media to tell her what five things they do to stay healthy.

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First lady Michelle Obama delivers the commencement address during graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2015 at Dr. Martin Luther King College Preparatory High School held on the campus of Chicago State University, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Chicago. King College Prep is the high school where Hadiya Pendleton would have graduated if she hadn't been shot and killed in a gang incident. It is expected to be the latest speech by the first lady aimed at at-risk youth in her hometown. (AP Photo/Christian K Lee)
US First Lady Michelle Obama kicks off the South Lawn Series by exercising with local school children at the White House to promote physical activity and engage children from the DC community in support of her Let�s Move campaign on May 25, 2010 in Washington. AFP PHOTO / Tim Sloan (Photo credit should read TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 25: First Lady Michelle Obama dances in a Zumba class during a visit to the Gwen Cherry Park NFL/YET Center on February 25, 2014 in Miami, Florida. The visit was part of a celebration around the fourth anniversary of Lets Move!, her initiative to ensure that all our children grow up healthy and reach their full potential. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 06: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama does jumping jacks while exercising with schoolchildren at Orr Elementary School as part of a ''Let's Move! Active Schools'' event September 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. Obama was joined by Shaquille O'Neal, and Dominique Dawes while announcing a new commitment around the program that aims to more physical activity into schools before, during, and after the school day. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 25: First Lady Michelle Obama (R) dances in a Zumba class along with children and actor Mario Lopez (C) during a visit to the Gwen Cherry Park NFL/YET Center on February 25, 2014 in Miami, Florida. The visit was part of a celebration around the fourth anniversary of Lets Move!, her initiative to ensure that all our children grow up healthy and reach their full potential. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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US First Lady Michelle Obama (C) kicks-off the South Lawn Series by exercising with local school children at the White House to promote physical activity and engage children from the DC community in support of her Let�s Move campaign on May 25, 2010 in Washington. AFP PHOTO / Tim Sloan (Photo credit should read TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Michelle Obama (l) kicks off the South Lawn Series by exercising with local school children at the White House to promote physical activity and engage children from the DC community in support of her Let�s Move campaign on May 25, 2010 in Washington. AFP PHOTO / Tim Sloan (Photo credit should read TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Michelle Obama kicks off the South Lawn Series by exercising with local school children at the White House to promote physical activity and engage children from the DC community in support of her Let�s Move campaign on May 25, 2010 in Washington. AFP PHOTO / Tim Sloan (Photo credit should read TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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First lady Michelle Obama uses a jump- rope during exercise activities at an event highlighting the work of the Physical Fitness Council, Wednesday, June 23, 2010, at the Columbia Heights Education Campus Bell Multicultural High School in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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Celebrities are helping the first lady promote her "GimmeFive" challenge and, this week, she began responding on Twitter to challenges from the public to reveal her five favorite workout songs, ways her family stays active and strategies to minimize stress. She said meditation is one stress reducer.

The video was Mrs. Obama's answer to President Barack Obama's video of his five healthy things - and his challenge to her to do the same.

In his video, the president and Vice President Joe Biden jog along the White House colonnade. The president is also shown jogging up the stairs to Air Force One and holding walking meetings.

"So that's me. What about you? Give me five FLOTUS-style," Obama says, using the acronym for "first lady of the United States."

At the end of her video, Mrs. Obama plugs a related initiative designed to encourage people to drink more water.

"Don't forget. Always drink up," she says, before sipping from a glass.

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