By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS
The National Foundation on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition and Funny or Die on Wednesday launched a new video starring First Lady Michelle Obama, actor-comedian Nick Offerman and actress Megan Mullally detailing the evolution of exercise trends during the past six decades.
The video, called “History of Exercise,” is in honor of the 60th anniversary of the President’s National Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition.
In the video, Offerman explores fitness fads of years past, with some help from the First Lady and Mullally, including the vibrating belt machine of the 1950s, the 1980s aerobics craze and the rise of the “As Seen on TV” Shake Weight dumbbell from the 2000s.
The video release also marks the start of the council’s #0to60 Campaign, a nationwide public health initiative encouraging Americans to participate in regular physical activity and adopt healthy nutrition habits.
An app and website were also released as tools for users to jumpstart a healthier lifestyle. Both will host the video.
Partners of the initiative include the American Heart Association, American Council on Exercise, and International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association.