Great Glute Challenge Day 28
Meet Ernestine Shepherd:
Ernestine “Ernie” Shepherd, at age 79, is a personal trainer, a professional model, a competitive bodybuilder and happier and more fulfilled than she’s ever been in her life. In March of 2010, on stage in Rome, Italy she was formally given the title of World’s Oldest Performing Female BodyBuilder (by Guinness World Records). How did Ernestine transform herself from an average middle-aged woman to bodybuilding diva?
In her youth Ernestine is said to have been a “prissy” girl with little interest in athletics or exercise of any kind. As a 56-year-old she was a sedentary, well-padded school secretary and “slug” who had never worked out a day in her life. The obvious question is: What happened to transform Ernestine into a role model for the rest of us, and senior women in particular?
Find out the rest of her story at ernestineshepherd.net
My point in sharing her story? Age is just a number. The body is a resilient miracle of movement. Remember that as you work your way through today’s lineup.
DON’T GIVE UP. Show your body who is boss. But be sure to rest and recover when you are done. 😉