When this article was first written in 2016, Ernestine has just turned 80. As you can see the pictures and videos of her below in the article, almost nothing has changed, she is still looking a couple of decades younger than 82.
If you’ve ever felt too old for something, we are here to prove you wrong. Ernestine Shepherd was born on the 16th of June, 1936, and this amazing 82 year old lady from Baltimore, Maryland wasn’t even exercising until she was 56 years old. Can you believe it?
On a regular day, Ernestine starts her day in 2:30 am and she does her daily meditation and devotionals before her high protein breakfast, and hitting the road for a run. She is lifting weights at the gym in 7:30 am, and she teaches workout classes until 11:30 am. Then she heads home for lunch, she takes a nap and she catches up with her husband. Then she goes back to the gym, where she is training people from all ages, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.
She got into wellness with the assistance of her sister Velvet who had a thought that they should “attempt and get into the Guinness Book of World Records as the most seasoned working out sisters on the planet!”
In this way, they made an agreement and started working out together. Tragically, Velvet passed far from a cerebral aneurysm not long after she and Ernestine started their wellness crusade yet she made Ernestine guarantee to proceed with their objective to get into the Guinness Book of World Records.
Shepherd was crushed and discouraged and for some time abandoned dealing with herself. She grew hypertension and realized that she needed to respect her guarantee to her sister and her memory by recapturing her health. She started again and before long wound up in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most seasoned weight lifter on the planet.
If you ask her what is the key to success, she will say ‘not giving up worked fine for me’. So, the next time you think of skipping your workout or eating something that is not healthy, just think about Ernestine and Velvet, remember that life is too short and it is never too late to get in a good shape, to lose some extra weight and to live a little longer and healthier life.
Ernestine Shepherd turned 82 recently!
Ernestine didn’t exercise until she was 56 years old!
Happy 82nd Birthday Ernestine!