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Video footage of US President Barack Obama working out in the gym of the Marriott Hotel in Warsaw, Poland has leaked and went viral.
A one-minute and 25 seconds video of Obama exercising in the gym surfaced Wednesday, June 4, showing an unusual glimpse of the president in full workout mode.
In the video, it’s clear that Obama is working alongside other individuals in the gym. He’s wearing a black gym suit, ear buds in place, lifting weights, lunging and working through exercise routine that includes shoulder presses and deltoid lifts.
The Secret Service confirmed the authenticity of the video.
According to the report of ABS-CBNnews.com, Fox News reported that the Secret Service allow everyone to use the hotel’s gym though Obama was there and working out.
"Guests were not asked to refrain from taking pictures," Secret Service spokesman Edwin Donovan explained (via TheHill.com).
He described the situation as "no different than if the President visited a restaurant off the record and other diners took pictures of him".
Obama was in Poland marking the 25th anniversary of the Solidarity movement and meeting with Ukraine’s newly elected President Petro Poroshenko and to “reaffirm U.S. support for central and eastern European countries against Russia,” based upon the statement accompanied on the video.
Meanwhile, some think the video raises serious security concerns, based on the video reports of NBC White House correspondent Peter Alexander. Watch the video below.