How Oberlin College’s President stays fit: tire flips, workouts with the football team (subscription)

As president of Oberlin College in Ohio, Carmen Twillie Ambar has hosted boot camps for students, challenged them to a tire-flip competition and occasionally joins the football team for workouts.

Ms. Ambar, 53 years old, wasn’t always this fit. Her weight yo-yoed for years, especially after giving birth to triplets in 2007. “We took a family vacation to the Grand Canyon and I couldn’t ride the mule down because of the weight limit,” she recalled. Going through a divorce a few years ago prompted her to shift her personal health priorities, she said.

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