Ernestine Shepherd is proud to be the world’s oldest female bodybuilder… and rightly so! The 75-year-old grandmother from Baltimore says she runs 10 miles per day every morning and is in better shape than most people 1/3 her age. But it hasn’t always been that way. When her sister died of a brain aneurysm just four years ago, Shepherd was inspired to change her lifestyle.
Ms. Shepherd now teaches fitness classes to other seniors at her church, sharing her message of “health, happiness, and prosperity” with others in her local community. She says “motivating others” is her ministry. Check out this inspiring video from the BBC about her story: