When Ernestine Shepard’s sister passed away when she was 56, she turned to exercise to help get her life back on track after tragedy. Her interest in exercise quickly transformed into a passion and Ernestine began to get into body building. Now, at 80-years-old, she’s still at it! Amazing. Watch the video below to see Ernestine’s amazing journey and her incredible strength!

Ernestine wakes up every morning at 3 AM, gets training by 8 AM, and spends most of her day exercising herself or training body builders in-the-making. She eats a strict diet of chicken, veggies, and lots of water.

Her trainer, a former Mr. Universe, has helped her win dozens of strength competitions. He even helped her on her journey to become a Guinness World Record holder and hold a place in the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not museum! Incredibly cool.