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The man credited with keeping the First Family in great physical shape – Cornell McClellan – will be the keynote speaker at June 13 Vital Aging Conference.

DSC_2120McClellan, a 55-year-old grandfather, began his health and fitness career in his 20s as a student of karate. He now owns Naturally Fit, Inc., a Chicago training and wellness center. He met First Lady Michelle Obama 15 years ago and became her personal trainer, then started working with the President three years later. He regularly travels to Washington, D.C., to make sure the First Lady and the President keep a fitness routine in their busy schedules.

The free Vital Aging Conference, called “Eating Well and Staying Active,” will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at two venues: Liberty Station in San Diego and the San Marcos Community Center. The speakers from Liberty Station will be webcast to the San Marcos audience.

“Today, more and more, seniors are placing an emphasis on remaining active,” said Chairman Greg Cox, County Board of Supervisors. “This conference will provide older adults with practical tips for staying fit and healthy.”

Deborah Szekely, the 91-year-old health and fitness pioneer and founder of the Rancho La Puerta and Golden Door spas will also be a featured presenter. Both conference sites will have healthy activities, including demonstrations by local chefs, workshops on gardening and exercise, plus vendors and resources. Lunch will also be served.

“Supporting healthy choices is one of the goals of the County’s Live Well, San Diego! initiative,” said Nick Macchione, Director, San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency. “Using our abundant local food and fitness resources, the Vital Aging Conference is designed to inspire older adults to live long, and live well.”

Vital Aging sponsors are the County HHSA Aging & Independence Services, AARP, the City of San Marcos and the North County Action Network (NorCAN).

Reservations are required: see or call the AARP Registration Line at (877) 926-8300.

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