The 81-year-old Bodybuilder Who Inspires Others To Get Fit

The 81-year-old Bodybuilder Who Inspires Others To Get Fit


Most people are really surprised when I tell
them that I am 81 years of age. And I say why do you say that? Down and hold. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. I want all of my people that I train to love
themselves, to love their bodies. I first started exercising at age 56. We don’t
want, you now, the big muscles. All I want is just that right there. I met Ernestine about 26 years ago. She came to me her and her sister, they wanted me to
help train them to get them into exercise. She wanted to look like me, now she looks
better than me. We started doing aerobics first, then from
aerobics we started lifting weights It took her 7 months to get ready for her
first show. She just wanted to fulfil her dream but it changed her life.
I did this bodybuilding show, I came in first place. We got a call from the Guinness Book
of World Records stating that they thought that I was the oldest female competitive bodybuilder
in the world. Last stretch on your knees.
I love to do motivational speaking on exercise. I also teach many, many classes and I meet
so many wonderful people doing this particular thing. She absolutely inspires me. Mainly because her journey with fitness started so late in
life. I’ll be 46 this Thursday and I’m like you’ve got to be kidding me, I have
the body that wanted 20 years ago. Miss Ernestine is my mentor, I think that
she’s helped to save to life. I’m going to do this until my day is done.
So I’m not thinking of retiring any time soon. As long as I can move my arms, move
my feet, have presence of mind, I will continue this until my last breath is taken.

100 comments on “The 81-year-old Bodybuilder Who Inspires Others To Get Fit

  1. 5HINee property of Lee Taemin Post author

    I saw her on Instagram and showed my mum. She believed it was Photoshopped, especially as her skin was so good. She's gonna be shocked when I show her this!!!

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  2. Ethan Benson Official Post author

    This brought tears to my eyes. What inspiration. Tomorrow is Monday. I pray for the strength to "just start" and then keep it going. Thank you Ernestine.

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  3. RedPill Individual Post author

    A lot of us expire before our time because of lifestyle choices. Take care of yourself, workout consistently and have a better quality of life.

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  4. Dimi Tsioubris Post author

    So old people who cannot move are just people who never went to the gym, i m a bit shocked i must say

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  5. Lois Johnson Post author

    Age is just a number. Damn, I thought that I was doing something special reinventing myself at age 54, but she is killing the game. I love this.

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  6. Jon Moris Post author

    What a beautiful woman physically and personality im so amazed i wish that more women would look to this woman and inspire to be like her

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  7. Vegan Mum Post author

    Amazing!! She look young!! So inspirational indeed!! 😍💖👍👌👏👏

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  8. INSPIRATIONAL POST BY LEVERSON DAILY Post author

    AND YOU SAY THAT YOU CAN'T DO IT, STOP THE LIES AND START SOMETHING.

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  9. Peaches Health is your wealth Post author

    I rate this lady she looks real good love her personality I’m all about health is your wealth trust age is nothing but a number 💯😊 live in the uk 🇬🇧

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  10. Yinka Akindayomi Post author

    A great story. It has really put me in my place, I’m so many years away from 82. No excuse no excuses

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  11. Jürgen Schaefer Post author

    What a Body. She looks much younger. The Main Benefits for her besides her Fitness must be the attention she receives all over. So adorable.

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  12. Roc Star Studio Post author

    This woman is an inspiration to anyone…..proof that age doesn't matter. Get yo ass off the couch pt the chips down and hit the gym.

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  13. Just Me Post author

    Has she had ANY plastic surgery or other "work" done…maybe to her face? She's just incredible!

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  14. Mountainmeshe Fitness Post author

    Good for you. You look Amazing! I just turned 60 and I joined a gym and I'm on the way to looking my best. ♥ 💪

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  15. fff аа Post author

    i truly don't believe she's 82. there's some fraud here definitely. there have been a lot of cases where people exaggerated their age. She 's like 60 or something. i won't believe till i see her passport

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  16. Sunkissed Showers LPS Post author

    Man that old lady stereotype has been knocked down! Whoever tries to snatch her purse better look out lol

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  17. Алина Tiralin Post author

    How does she care of herself? What does she eat? Like come on what are her secrets?!

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  18. veronica kiyoko Post author

    Thank you Ernestine, you are an inspiration to me because I too love being healthy, and I love climbing mountains

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  19. Liz Beth Post author

    There are obviously people out there who are incapable of lifting weights but those who are overweight and have things like diabetes, high blood pressure etc can do this at any age. I was hugely overweight and have a lung condition that makes it necessary for me to be on disability but once I started weight training and walking, my condition has improved no end. I'm fitter now that I was in my 20s and I started when I was 62. To keep me motivated, I watch a lot of exercise youtubes at the free exercise programs. It feels great to be fit and healthy. Slim and fit tastes far better than any unhealthy foods for sure.

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  20. s moten Post author

    Oprah and Michelle Obama need to be shaking her hand because she is the role model not the other way around! I send this womans videos to every person over 40. Stop letting the world brainwash you and be the best you can be. This woman is an inspiration, a role model and everything people should aspire to be at every age in life. Thank you Sis…

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  21. WhatAWorld Post author

    Omg! She first started exercising at age 56! She's so incredibly inspiring! 👏👏👏💖

    And she's rockin that beautiful grey hair!

    I really needed to see this today. I'm middle aged & about to turn my fitness around. 💪

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  22. Freshie Gott Post author

    She is amazing and has a beautiful spirit to go with that body . That's a blessing to be her age and still doing what she loves….

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  23. Cacaseshid pom Post author

    Look at her skin ! Its so smooth for her age .. god damn grandma!!! Your skin smother than mine omg hahahaha

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