June 29th, 2011

Mayor Emanuel talks about his exercise routine

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer spoke with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel at City Hall today. A full transcript of the interview is posted at CNN.com and a highlight is after the jump. Tomorrow, Blitzer will sit down with former President Bill Clinton to discuss the Clinton Global Initiative, economic recovery and domestic job creation.

Highlight from Interview
THIS IS A RUSH FDCH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.

WOLF BLITZER, ANCHOR: We’re out of time but a quick question about your lifestyle now.  Are you exercising, sleeping well?  How are you doing as Mayor of Chicago?

RAHM EMANUEL, MAYOR OF CHICAGO: It is so good to know that there is a Jewish mother quality to your questions, first of all.

(CROSSTALK)

BLITZER:  Want to make sure you’re eating well, you’re sleeping well.  How are you doing?  Because we’re a little worried because you’re not swimming every day.

EMANUEL:  No.  Here’s the exercise schedule.  I work out seven days a week.

BLITZER:  Seven days a week?

EMANUEL:  Yes.  I swim on Monday, Wednesday and Friday a mile, and then I run two miles home.  Tuesdays and Thursdays, I bike on the stationary for 25 minutes at a high level and then do 15 minutes elliptical and then I do a weight routine.  On Saturday I bike 25 miles outside and then I do a Sunday, a private yoga class.  And I take a multi-vitamin every day.  Is that OK?

BLITZER:  Just one, no fish oil?

EMANUEL:  Huh?

BLITZER:  No fish oil?

EMANUEL:  You got to be kidding me, Wolf.

BLITZER:  No Vitamin D?

EMANUEL:  Wolf, you have too much time on your hands.

BLITZER:  The ballet is gone?

EMANUEL:  You want to join me on a yoga class?

BLITZER:  No.

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