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Ernestine Shepherd, 74-Year-Old Bodybuilder, Inspires, Teaches Fitness (VIDEO)

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Female bodybuilder Ernestine Shepherd is more than 70 years old and perhaps in the best shape of her life.

Shepherd dedicated herself to morphing "from a 'prissy' woman who never exercised to the Guinness Book of World Records' oldest female bodybuilder," ABC News reports.

As a result, Shepherd has received widespread attention and fans inspired by her story.

Shepherd said in a recent interview, she's up at 3 a.m. every morning: runs, lifts weights and works out other senior citizens at a local church in Baltimore. "I feel better than I did at 40," she said. "I am very, very happy."

Not only is she a bodybuilder and teacher, she's also a certified personal trainer.

WATCH the video below to learn more about Ernestine Shepherd:

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