World’s Oldest Female Bodybuilder Turns HOW OLD? No Way!

How good do you imagine you’re going to look when your age is closing in on a century?

For this writer, I imagine myself relaxing the days away with a good book and a porch swing, but I don’t think I’ll be looking nearly as good as I do now. With that being said, how old do you think the woman in this photograph is? Fifties, maybe sixties right? That’s what I thought too.

Ernestine Shepherd

This may come as somewhat of a shock, but her name is Ernestine Shepherd and she’s recently turned 80-years-old! Because of her age and complete dedication to what she loves, she now holds the world record for the oldest living female bodybuilder and she is killing it! Don’t let her dedication NOW fool you though, she wasn’t always like this. It wasn’t until she turned 56 that she actively started making a difference in her efforts.

Born June 16th, 1936, Ernestine has quite a selection of stories to tell, but I’ll bet the most uplifting one she’s got is the one she’s currently living. If the fact that an 80-year-old can get out of bed at three every morning for the start to a workout, what’s your excuse?

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