You’ll Never Guess What’s on Barack Obama’s Workout Playlist

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You already know the Obamas are a health-conscious family and relationship goals—the former president gets in regular time on the basketball court and loves snacking on almonds (sometimes more than seven a day), and, while serving as First Lady, Michelle spearheaded the White House's Let's Move! fitness campaign (and is known to have an intense SoulCycle habit).

We don't know the Obamas' exact weekly workout regimen (although the former FLOTUS is basically our dream running buddy)—but do have a workout playlist courtesy of Wired that number 44 guest edited.

What have we learned? First, Obama's a Beyoncé fan—not a surprise considering Queen Bey sang at both of his inaugurations. But he's not strictly listening to the pop star—Obama's taste covers a range of music genres. Also on the playlist are the more indie Icona Pop and Forro in the Dark, with some classics like Sting and Nina Simone thrown in there. Oh, and Bob Marley. Try out his playlist during your next HIIT session and see if you feel like the most powerful person in the free world.


Speaking of fitness, should you be doing Pilates on a spin bike? And does a smart bra actually make you a better runner?

This post was originally published on October 20, 2016; it was updated on August 4, 2018. 

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