You won't believe this woman's true age!
- Publish Date
- Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 8:47AM
An inspiring senior has knocked decades off her age - by weight lifting.
Peggy Hilbert, 70, from Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, works as a personal trainer and an aerobics instructor - and she has the body to prove it.
The strong senior has always been a fitness fanatic and enjoyed running in her 20s and 30s, but it was when she picked up weight lifting in her fifties that she found her calling.
When her husband was diagnosed with ALS, also known as motor neuron disease, the couple decided to take life by the horns and despite losing him three years ago she has continued to live life to the fullest. 'I stay young because I feel young in my mind and stay up with today's music, news and sports,' she explained.
'Most of my friends are 15 to 20 years younger than me. It's all in the mind.'Passionate Peggy teaches abs and body sculpting classes and a boot camp class every week.
She added: 'Most all my life I have been athletic but now I would say I am fit.
'I was a runner until age 32. I am so happy I stopped then because I wouldn't be doing what I am doing today
'Then I started attending aerobic classes and it became a permanent high.
'I then started working out with a personal trainer in groups of four and weights became my best friend.
Tragically her husband Tom died from ALS three years ago which spurred Peggy to raise $21,000 in charity walks.
Peggy said: 'When my husband was diagnosed we decided that we would continue to be happy every day and live our life as normal as possible going through this process.
Now Peggy works out with her niece, Jennifer King, also known as Instagram star Farmer Jen on her channel: bansheemoon.
Jennifer said: 'Ever since I can remember Aunt Peggy has been moving.
'My first memories of her were when she was in her mid to late 20s and as the years progressed and I grew up, she never seemed to change much except that each year she was more and more fit.
'I love that she will never give up on being healthy and young at every age and it inspires me to do the same.'
This article was first published on dailymail.co.uk and is republished here with permission.
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