Ernestine Shepherd: The Oldest Female Bodybuilder in the World


“Age is nothing but a number. You can get fit at any age. You need determination, dedication, and discipline to be fit.” – Ernestine Shepherd

Ernestine “Ernie” Shepherd, age 80, is the oldest female bodybuilder in the world (2010 Guinness World Records).  In 2008, at 72 years-old, she won first place in her class at the Natural East Coast Tournament of Champions bodybuilding competition.

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How did Ernestine transform herself from an average middle-aged woman to bodybuilding diva? Watch video below as she shares her mission on teaching and inspiring people to become the fittest they can be.

Source: The Official 700 Club (YouTube), Ernestine
Photo Credit: Ernestine Shepherd Facebook Page



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