Locals jump into first lady’s fitness fest


The Jamba Juice chain hosted 15-minute jumping jack sessions at its local stores Tuesday as part of a 24-hour period of exercise led by first lady Michelle Obama.

It was also part of a bid to set a world record for the most people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period.

Here in San Luis Obispo, Tait Avrit, 6, of Arroyo Grande was among a group who did jumping jacks for a minute in front of Jamba Juice on Foothill Boulevard.

At the White House, Obama led about 400 elementary and middle-school students from Washington, Maryland and Virginia in one minute of continuous jumping jacks on the South Lawn. It was part of Obama’s effort to promote physical fitness and combat childhood obesity.

It’s not too late to join the effort: more jumps are scheduled for this morning. One group is meeting between 9 and 10 a.m. in front of Cal Poly’s Mott Gym (facing the University Union) and another at 11 a.m. next to Morro Rock in the north parking lot.