Michelle Obama Shares Passion for Fitness at San Diego Health and Wellness Expo - NBC 7 San Diego

Michelle Obama Shares Passion for Fitness at San Diego Health and Wellness Expo

The former first lady will be a keynote speaker on health and wellness

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    Former First Lady Michelle Obama in San Diego

    The former first lady shared her favorite moments in the White House and her passion for fitness. NBC 7's Audra Stafford reports. (Published Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018)

    Former First Lady, Michelle Obama, spoke about balancing work with her family and her passion for fitness at a health and wellness expo in San Diego Wednesday.

    Obama was the keynote speaker for the MindBody Bold Conference at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront near the waterfront. 

    The former first lady walked onto the stage Wednesday to cheers from a crowd of about 2,000 fitness and beauty entrepreneurs. 

    Obama has been a longtime proponent of fitness. While in the White House, she launched the 'Let's Move!' initiative to address childhood obesity. 

    She spoke Wednesday about the importance of that initiative and why it meant so much to her. 

    Obama also shared details about her soon-to-be-released book "Upcoming," which details some of her favorite moments during her time in the White House. 

    She detailed her daughters' sleepover on her last night in the White House. Obama allowed the girls to order whatever they wanted for the kitchen and recalled getting the bill for it later. 

    She fondly remembered some of the people she had the opportunity to meet during her time as first lady, like Aretha Franklin, Nelson Mandela, Queen Elizabeth and the Pope. 

    The conference features speakers in the realm of wellness, exercise, and fitness, including sports icon Billy Jean King and Mindbody CEO Rick Strollmeyer. There will also be yoga, cardio, and dance classes at the event. 

    The Mindbody  Conference runs from September 18-20. For more information, visit here.