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First lady hosts fitness demos

First lady Michelle Obama is offering some physical fitness opportunities to military families.

Mrs. Obama announced on Monday that the International Health, Racquet and Sports Club Association would offer free memberships to immediate family members of actively deployed reservists. She said the American Council on Exercise would provide at least 1 million hours of free personal training. And the Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition will hold a series of events with military families and celebrities.

Mrs. Obama was joined by gymnast Dominique Dawes, figure skater Michelle Kwan and basketball players Grant Hill of the Phoenix Suns and Chris Paul of the New Orleans Hornets as they led demonstrations at activity stations on the South Lawn. The activities included dancing, ball tossing and a three-part obstacle course.