Ernestine Shepherd (June 16, 1936) was the oldest competitive female bodybuilder in the world, as declared by the Guinness Book of World Records in 2010 and 2011.
Ms. Shepherd is in better shape than most people, decades her junior. Up at 3 a.m. every morning, she spends her days running, lifting weights and working out. She also works as a certified personal trainer at her gym.
Feeling better than she did at 40,”Bodybuilding champion Ernestine Shepherd shows us that ”being out of shape” as we age truly is merely an option — NOT a mandate! She is a role model not just for senior women everywhere, but for every one of us. .
Inspired by Sylvester Stallone she is a die-hard “Rocky” fan, and fan of First Lady Michelle Obama. She says Sylvester Stallone is her man, and she would love to meet him one day. Also, she is looking for an excuse to meet the First Lady Michelle Obama and help her with her work on controlling obesity, who she calls “so beautiful, inside and out.” She feels they are on the same mission and should combine their work.
Her diet consists of 1,700 calories a day, mostly from boiled egg whites, chicken, vegetables and a liquid egg white drink, and she runs about 80 miles a week; she does not take supplements. She is trained by former Mr. Universe Yohannie Shambourger.