Ernestine Shepherd World's oldest female body builder urges all to stay fit [Video]

Ernestine Shepherd, world's oldest female bodybuilder was born in June 1936, which makes her 79 this year.

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Ernestine Shepherd, world's oldest female bodybuilder was born in June 1936, which makes her 79 this year.

She hasn't been dedicated to fitness her entire life, but that's part of the message she wants to spread: you can start at any age. "I have to practice what I preach. I can't tell anyone to do anything if I'm not doing it," she says.

Ernestine exercises and eats right every day, and she spends extra time to inspire others through group classes she teaches to men and women of all ages.

"Age is nothing but a number, and you can get fit." Those are a few of the many wise words, amongst others that Ernestine uses to inspire her students and people of all ages around the world.

"It's deeper than just coming to this class and working out. It's deeper," one woman said.

If at 79 years of age, Ernestine Shepherd still sees the need to work out, whats your excuse?

 Watch the emotional full story of one day in the life of this incredibly inspiring woman.

Ernestine Shepherd, at 79 is the world's oldest female body builder

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