Ernestine Shepherd: The 80-year-old Bodybuilder

Ernestine Shepherd

You only get one body.  Ernestine Shepherd treats hers like a temple.

Every single morning Ernestine Shepherd wakes up at 2.30am, embarks upon a 10-mile walk and then heads to the gym at 7.30am where she continues to work out and lead exercise classes until 11.30am.

Ernestine is 80 years old.

The Baltimore native was crowned the world’s oldest competitive female bodybuilder in 2011 by the Guinness book of world records. She has washboard abs, impressive biceps and lives on three to four hours sleep ever night.

Read more about this phenomenal woman here (HT Olivia Blair).


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