Edna Sheppard is an inspiring 100-year-old health fanatic who goes to the health club thrice every week – proving that age really is only a quantity.
The great-grandmother has been a loyal member of the Broadmeadows Aquatic and Leisure Centre in Melbourne‘s north for 40 years.
Despite her age, Edna can do full push-ups, sit-ups, planks, barbell squats and exercises whereas holding 5kg weights in every hand.
‘I do get pleasure from exercising, it makes me really feel good and it is vital to maintain the physique transferring,’ Edna instructed FEMAIL.
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Beloved Melbourne great-grandmother Edna Sheppard (pictured) has been a loyal member of the Broadmeadows Aquatic and Leisure Centre in Melbourne’s north for 40 years and participates in as much as 5 health club courses each week
Despite her age, Edna can do full push-ups, sit-ups, planks, barbell squats and exercises whereas holding 5kg weights in every hand
In the Nineteen Eighties when her late-husband Max retired at 60 she ‘did not need him sitting at residence doing nothing’, so she signed them each as much as courses on the leisure centre.
These days she goes to the health club each Monday and Friday participating in tai chi, aerobics and weights courses – and on Wednesdays she walks with the membership. Sometimes she participates in as much as 5 courses every week.
‘We do weights and all types flooring workouts, which I like,’ she mentioned.
From the age of three via to her teenage years Edna cherished dancing and did calisthenics. When she was a younger grownup she additionally took half in ballroom dancing.
‘At the age of 11 I gained the prize for the ‘greatest bodily tradition little one’ in Victoria,’ she recalled.
In earlier years Edna took half in eight courses every week, together with swimming courses and Zumba.
On days when she does not really feel like figuring out she nonetheless manages to place her sneakers on and go to the leisure centre for a coaching session.
‘I do what I can – it’s essential know what you’ll be able to and might’t do as you age,’ she mentioned.
In the 80s when her late-husband Max retired at 60 she ‘did not need him sitting at residence doing nothing’, so she signed them each as much as courses on the leisure centre. And from there she hasn’t stopped going again since (pictured: Edna on the entrance of a health club class figuring out)
During Covid lockdowns when the gyms have been closed Edna labored out within the consolation of her own residence utilizing dumbbells.
And her principal piece of recommendation to others is to ‘attempt exhausting’ and ‘preserve transferring’ however to additionally ‘perceive your physique’.
‘Make positive you recognize what you are able to do and what you’ll be able to’t do, it isn’t good pushing your self or hurting your self,’ she mentioned.
From the age of three via to her teenage years Edna used to adore dancing and did calisthenics (pictured: Edna, far left, with sister). Edna married her late-husband Max (pictured: second from proper) in 1942 however sadly he handed away 15 years in the past
When requested what her secret is to residing an extended and joyful life, Enda mentioned the secret’s to handle your physique and be type.
‘I’ve by no means smoked or drank alcohol and I’ve all the time exercised as a lot as I might,’ she mentioned.
‘I’ve all the time tried to combine properly with individuals and do issues for others.’
Edna mentioned her food plan consists of ‘plain, quaint good cooking’ and by no means eats spicy meals as a result of she does not get pleasure from it.
She cooks all her meals herself and makes positive she eats loads of fruit and greens too.
‘Make positive to take care of your physique, as a result of no-one else will do it for you,’ she mentioned.
Edna’s tricks to residing an extended life:
Take care of your physique, as a result of no-one else goes to do it for you
Try exhausting to exercise however do not injure your self
Get together with different individuals
Care for each other
Edna’s tips about love and romance:
Communication is vital
Talk every little thing out
Don’t be jealous
Be there for each other
Edna and Max wed in 1942 however sadly Max handed away 15 years in the past, and Edna mentioned the important thing to an extended relationship is communication.
‘You must hear to at least one one other and if in case you have variations [in opinions], speak it out and issues go proper,’ she mentioned.
‘I had a stunning marriage with Max as a result of we have been in a position to just do that – we would all the time work it out.’
Earlier this yr on January 29 Edna celebrated her one hundredth birthday on the Broadmeadows Aquatic and Leisure Centre surrounded by household, pals and members of the membership
‘Exercising has all the time been a part of my life and I’d be sad if I could not do it,’ she mentioned
Earlier this yr on January 29 Edna celebrated her one hundredth birthday on the Broadmeadows Aquatic and Leisure Centre surrounded by household, pals and members of the membership.
‘We had household from throughout Australia come and go to, it was actually beautiful,’ she mentioned.
‘Exercising has all the time been a part of my life and I’d be sad if I could not do it.’