If words like "frail" and "sickly" and "weak" come to your mind when you think about aging, then you haven't met Ernestine Shepherd.
At age 75, Shepherd is the Guinness Book record holder for "oldest female bodybuilder." Every morning at 3:00am, she is off and literally running -- and lifting weights and working out. She works as a certified personal trainer at her gym, training mostly older females.
Ernestine, who didn't begin her fitness efforts until she was 56 years old, will speak at the Benjamin Harrison YMCA in Indianapolis on Thursday, July 14 from 3:00-4:00pm. The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Reserve your seat by calling Nicole Puchalski at (317) 713-8504.