This 94-Year-Old ‘Gym Rat’ Is Inspiring The World With Her Passion For Exercise

In addition to pumping iron 10 times a week, this 94-year-old exercise enthusiast ballroom dances every seven days.

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In recent weeks, True Activist has shared a number of articles featuring individuals over 50 who are combatting ‘ageism’ – and are looking good while they do it. From a 61-year-old swimsuit model to a compilation of handsome, aging men who have hundreds of thousands of followers on Instagram, the list of active, thriving elders is growing.

Now, news of another active, older woman has made headlines, and she’s certainly one to follow. 94-year-old Edna Shepherd from Hume, Australia, isn’t about to let her age deter her from going to the gym or living a life she loves. Ten times a week, she pumps iron in the gym. Additionally, she partakes in ballroom dancing classes every seven days.

Shepherd says in the 7 News clip below:

“I’m always on the go, I don’t like sitting around.”

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Like most older individuals, Edna gets lonely. It’s because of this that she really enjoys the gym, as it’s an extra opportunity to socialize. She’s also not shy about being ‘naughty’ and hugging men she meets.

“I like hugging the men: I’m a naughty girl,” says the exercise enthusiast.

Her story is similar to Ernestine Shepherd’s (they’re not related as far as we know), who competes in bodybuilding competitions. This year, she will celebrate her 81st birthday and is still looking incredible.

There’s a common misconception that as one grows older, their vibrancy, good looks, happiness, and energy will eventually fade away. But many people have proven that this doesn’t have to be the norm. Devotion to one’s health, a regular exercise routine, and a good amount of positivity are the keys to staving off degenerative diseases and living a long life. 

Gym junkie Edna Shepherd

94-year-old gym junkie Edna Shepherd participates in 10 fitness classes each week. Advice to young people? "Eat properly, keep off the grog." More – Health tips #7News

Posted by 7 News Sydney on Monday, January 16, 2017

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