World’s Fittest Grandma Body Builder Celebrating Her 81st Birthday

Imagine your 80 years old grandma going to the gym and looking like she was 40? Your friends would surely say that you have a super granny and would be jealous of you. What if such a grandma actually exists? Her name is Ernestine Shepherd. She started the ninth decade of her life as she actually looks like she is middle aged. If one day you tell yourself that you are too old for something, then just think of this lady.


There has been a very popular meme, one with one old lady fit as you cannot imagine, and the other one – looking like she hardly waits to pass away? The first is actually the lady we are talking about today.

Being the oldest female bodybuilder to compete, she entered the Guinness Book of World Records. She was born in 1936 in Baltimore. And if you think that she was doing this bodybuilding since she was a young girl, you are wrong. Actually, she started at 56! What motivated her? As it usually happens in life, we need something bad to happen to us or someone close to us to decide to turn some new page in life. So did Ernestine. Her sister died from a brain aneurysm, and the bodybuilder champion stopped carrying about herself. She gained high blood pressure and at that moment she decided that she needs to change something in her life.

How does her life look like today?

She wakes up early in the morning – at 3 or 4 am, runs about 20 km a day and follows sports diets with lots of proteins and low sugar.

Never give up! That is her motto! She must be right! And don’t forget it whenever you suffer from laziness to do something you want.

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