Dr. Oz: 78-Year-Old Bodybuilder
Dr. Oz talked to a record-holding 78-year-old bodybuilder and fitness instructor named Ernestine. When she came out, I was shocked. She’s in amazing shape for 78! Dr. Oz asked her how she looked so good at 78 and she said before she answered, she wanted to Dr. Oz to know that he was a handsome man. She also felt his hair and declared that it was real.
She said she loves life and she loves her body and wants to feel and look great. She also said she loves people.
Dr. Oz: World’s Oldest Female Bodybuilder
Ernestine’s fitness classes are so popular, there’s often a waiting list to get into them. Ernestine’s fitness journey didn’t start until she was 56, when she and her sister went shopping for bathing suits. She and her sister came out of the dressing room, looked at each other, and laughed. That’s when they knew they had to do something and start an exercise program.
Ernestine went to the gym and began seeing some results. But when her sister was struck by a terminal illness, her dying wish was for Ernestine to go farther and become a professional body builder. So Ernestine did. In her very first competition, she took home first place. She hold the Guinness Book of World Records holder for Oldest Female Bodybuilder.
“I love my body and I work hard at it. And when others see me, they smile and they say, ‘If you can do it, I can do it, too,'” she said.
Dr. Oz: Elderly Bodybuilder Inspires Others
Ernestine said it’s her mission to make her clients as happy and healthy as they possibly can be. Dr. Oz surprised Ernestine with her clients, who all came out holding poster boards listing the ways Ernestine helped them.
One woman said that she’s been attending Ernestine’s class for three years and gained more energy, more flexibility, and lowered her blood pressure. She said it was all due to Ernestine’s help.