This 63-Year-Old Personal Trainer Proves That Being Fit Isn't Just For the Young
Sixty-three-year-old Ellen Ector might have four grandkids, but she's certainly not your average grandma — as Buzzfeed originally shared, she's a kickass personal trainer who runs a fitness website, and she's got the body to prove it! After a career in social work, Ector decided to pursue fitness full time, founding "Black Girls Workout Too!" with her daughter, Lana. Specifically focusing on health issues that face African American women, the workout DVD series and website aims to demolish the statistic that four our of five African American women are overweight.
Ellen also organizes walks for adults with diabetes and trains kids in track, field, and cross-country running — basically, she wants to help people from all walks of life learn to take care of their bodies. If you're ever in Georgia, you might run into the grandmother-turned-trainer at her Atlanta gym or cold-pressed juice company . . . or you can simply follow her impressive fitness journey on Instagram. In the meantime, get inspired by Ellen's incredible physical shape, and remember that anyone — no matter their age — can lead a healthy life!