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Leaked Barack Obama workout video goes viral

India TV News Desk 06 Jun 2014, 9:50:26 IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: Video footage has emerged of the US President Barack Obama pumping some iron after he was secretly filmed working out at the gym.

A clip of Obama exercising in the gym at the Marriott Hotel Warsaw in Poland surfaced on Wednesday, providing a rare glimpse of the president flexing some physical as opposed to political muscle for a change.

A fellow gym user snapped a few covert shots and video of President Obama lifting weights at a 5-star hotel in Warsaw — evidently without being seen by the president's security team — then posted them on his Facebook page.

In the footage, Obama, in a black tracksuit with headphones in his ears, is seen doing a series of weight lifting exercises including lunges, side raises, step-ups and shoulder presses.

The 52-year-old did not let jet lag get in the way of his fitness, finishing up his workout on an elliptical machine.

Local snapper Marek Kwiatkowski said, "I know the gym, it isn't possible to snap these shots from outside, they must have had someone on the inside or maybe a hidden camera?"

Spread over 150 sqm and two levels, the presidential suite is one of the most prestigious guest accommodation suites Warsaw offers. On the ground level is a grand piano and bar and a winding staircase leading to two bedrooms on the upper level.

Onlookers told the tabloid, Obama did not hold back during his 45-minute workout, as he heavily sighed and groaned doing the exercises that were listed on a piece of paper he carried around during his routine. A number of other people are spotted in the footage.

Obama is currently on a tour to Europe, with stops in Poland, Belgium and France.