Age ain’t nothin’ but a number.” So says Baltimore-born Ernestine Shepherd. And rightly so. She may be eighty years old but that’s not stopping her hitting the gym every single day and ripping it up. She’s the world’s oldest female bodybuilder and, well, she looks nothing short of INCREDIBLE.
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.
She might be crazy ripped now, but it’s not always been this way. Shepherd used to be scared of working out. “I was too prissy to exercise,”she said. “I just didn’t want to have my hair messed up. Didn’t want my fingernails broken.”
Imagine this old girl was your grandma. She’d wipe you out at the gym! We love Ernestine.