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  • - I am Ernestine Shepherd, 80 years of age.

  • (upbeat instrumental music)

  • I bench press 110 pounds.

  • I started training at age 71.

  • I was named the oldest female competitive body builder

  • at the Guinness Book of World Records.

  • My sister and I started exercising together.

  • I had never done any type of exercising before.

  • Before she died, she said, promise me

  • you will follow my dream and try to get

  • in the Guinness Book of World Records.

  • So, that's what I did.

  • (upbeat instrumental music)

  • I have been in six or seven competitions.

  • I win, but some I come out second and third,

  • and I'm pleased with that.

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  • I'm up every morning at 2:30.

  • After I have my devotions, I walk

  • and I run approximately 10 miles.

  • I'm at the gym at 7:30, and I have

  • a group of ladies that I train.

  • Down, and one.

  • I train all ages.

  • One of the youngest, I think she's about 20 years of age,

  • and the rest go from 40, all the way up to 80.

  • (cheering and applause)

  • When people come to my class for the very first time,

  • they are really, really surprised.

  • They said, "I didn't think this exercise

  • "would be this tough, but if you can do it,

  • "we are going to do it, too."

  • I really don't feel as though I'm 80 years of age,

  • but I am!

  • I want to keep training until my day is done.

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Fitness Goals: Bodybuilding at 80

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