Ernestine Shepherd is a 73 year old grandmother who has been married for over 50 years. She isn’t the typical grandmother however. Ernestine is up at 3AM each morning. She runs 80 miles a week and bench presses 150 pounds. Her physique and abilities are obviously impressive, but even more so considering that she did not begin exercising until age 56.
Fortunately, Ernestine isn’t the only grandmother getting it done despite a late start. Svenska Wanja began weight training at age 47. She then ran her first marathon at age 50. In the video below, you can see her cranking out pushups and dips with ease. Not too shabby for a woman who was born in 1936.
Lastly, below is yet another example of a high powered grandmother who knocks off pull-ups, dips, and pushups. I couldn’t find any information on who she is, but she’s certainly impressive for a 63 year old grandmother.
In summary, don’t use age as a crutch.Â It is never too late to improve. If these women can get it done, so can you.