Aussie granny (95) still goes to gym

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AGE isn’t stop­ping one granny. Edna Shep­pard, of Aus­tralia, will be turn­ing 95 at the end of Jan­uary but she still works out five times a week at the lo­cal gym she’s at­tended for 35 years, Broad­mead­ows Leisure Cen­tre.

“I love com­ing here to do the work­outs and meet the lovely peo­ple,” Shep­pard said.

Shep­pard said she’s been ac­tive since the age of 3, be­gin­ning with danc­ing and then calisthenics, and go­ing on to play many dif­fer­ent sports. At the gym, she par­tic­i­pates in Zumba, yoga, aqua aer­o­bics, and weightlift­ing classes, among other things. The city coun­cil of Hume is now hon­or­ing Shep­pard for her ded­i­ca­tion to health and fit­ness.

“She is an ab­so­lute in­spi­ra­tion to peo­ple of all ages in the Hume com­mu­nity and be­yond, and Coun­cil is rec­og­niz­ing this,” Hume Mayor Drew Jes­sop “Many use ex­cuses to avoid ex­er­cise and a healthy lifestyle; Edna proves that age is no bar­rier.” And she’s be­come a fam­ily mem­ber to those in her fit­ness com­mu­nity.

“Not only has Edna been get­ting fit, she has also de­vel­oped life­time friend­ships with staff and mem­bers over her 35 years at­tend­ing Broad­mead­ows Leisure cen­tre,” Jes­sop said “Edna is a much adored and loved part of the leisure cen­tre’s com­mu­nity – so much so that many of the staff and mem­bers re­fer to her as ‘mum’.”


Edna Shep­pard been go­ing to the same gym for 35 years.

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