(WTNH) – At 79 years old, Ernestine Shepherd is in the best shape of her life as the Guinness Book of World Records holder as the Oldest Female Body Builder.

Ernestine got a late start to her body building days. She began at age 56. “It has really changed my life because now I’m happier than I’ve ever been, I have more confidence which I didn’t have before, and then I had the opportunity to try to help others to live a happy healthy positive confident lifestyle by exercising,” said Ernestine.

Ernestine’ will be attending the 6th Annual Women’s Health Conference in Middletown on April 23, 2016.http://www.crossstreetamezion.org/