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Melody Teh

Is this 80-year-old the world's fittest grandma?

Meet 80-year-old Ernestine Shepherd from Baltimore in the US, the world’s oldest performing body builder.

The octogenarian record-setter has a figure that many younger would be envious of, but it wasn’t always this way. More than 20 years ago, Shepherd said she was a pudgy woman who hated what she saw in the mirror. But with the help of her sister, at 56 years of age Shepherd began going to the gym and started looking after her health. As you can see from the photos above, the rest is history.

In 2010, Shepherd was officially named in the Guinness World Records Book as the oldest female bodybuilder. Several years later, Shepherd is still competing in bodybuilding competitions as well as running in marathons.

Shepherd wants her story to show people, especially those who are older, that it’s never too late to get healthy! 

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