73-year-old Maria Cristina is a bikini body champion, and 71-year old Jane Thurnell-Read is a proudly vegan weightlifting granny who’s made her mark on Instagram
Cristina, from Reno, Nevada, is a former college president who became hooked on fitness after seeing her first ever personal trainer when she was 69! She is now a bikini body champion – at the grand old age of 73.
After she retired, she started working out three times a week and doing cardio training in the morning. She competed in her first competition in 2017 against women half her age! She’s on a mission to defy stereotypes of women in their 70s.
A septuagenarian vegan gym bunny – frequently thought to be at least a decade younger – has become an unlikely Instagram star who delights fans with pictures and videos of her workouts and proudly boasts a following of “hot, muscled men”.
Vegan granny, Jane Thurnell-Read from Exeter used to hate sport and hadn’t seen the inside of a gym since her twenties, but a friend dragged her to a weightlifting class and she was hooked. She started working out with a personal trainer and can now deadlift 55kg, amongst many other achievements.
She also shares vegan recipes with her followers on Instagram.
Inspired yet? We certainly are!
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Today’s lunch, made ready to go. On a Saturday I often volunteer in our local Oxfam bookshop. I’m usually there around lunch time, so I sometimes take my food with me. This is today’s salad: chickpeas, cherry tomatoes, red peppers, pomegranate seeds, black onion seeds, parsley, summer savoury (a great herb to go with any sort of bean salad), lime juice, a little olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Want to eat it NOW!
In Kruger National Park
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