She's The World's Oldest Female Bodybuilder At 82, But She'd Never Set Foot In A Gym Until She Turned 56
August 2, 2018
82-year-old Ernestine Shepherd is living the life most people can only imagine. She has conquered the world of bodybuilding and looks healthier than most people in their 30s.
She’s only one of the thousands of women who picked an interest in female bodybuilding when it began formally as a competitive sport in the 70s.
But what’s remarkable about this old woman is her determination. She was a latecomer to the sport: she only began to do the workouts to build her body when she turned 56 and became a competitive bodybuilder at 71.
Guinness Book of World Records awards
This energetic oldie who began her workout journey with her sister who passed on in 1992 has an inspiring story.