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Exclusive Video: A Look Inside the South Lawn Series

This summer, hundreds of local DC children have been invited to the White House as part of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! South Lawn Series—an event that focuses on educating and engaging children and their parents with creative, fun and easy ways to be healthy. The series is one of many programs included in First Lady’s comprehensive, community-oriented campaign to combat the problem of childhood obesity within a generation. As role models for kids across the country, several athletes have visited the White House to promote a healthy lifestyle through physical fitness. Promoting health, fitness and fun, they hope to share the positive effects that physical activity has had on their own lives. Just as the city was gearing up for the Legg Mason tournament, professional tennis players Sam Querry and Mike and Bob Bryan brought the spirit of tennis to one-hundred children who were part of the United States Tennis Association’s Quickstart program. A morning full of tennis warm-ups, fundamentals, and matches with the pros ended with a surprise visit from the President, leaving the athletes and the children equally thrilled. Watch the video:

Dominique Dawes, former three-time gymnastics Olympian and  co-chair of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, participated in active games, snacked on apples, drank plenty of water and shared some pointers on jumping rope—a favorite exercise of the Olympian. Check it out:

The Let’s Move! South Lawn Series will continue throughout the summer, teaching kids how to have fun while staying fit.  Visit Let’s Move Outside to learn about exciting and affordable ways for families to stay active outdoors.