Aussie granny (95) still goes to gym
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.