This Astounding 63 Year-Old Grandmother is a Personal Trainer

This 63 Year-Old Grandmother Doubles Down on Beauty and Fitness


Meet Ellen Ector, a 63-year-old beautiful mom of five, grandmother of four, and health inspiration to people everywhere.

After 20 years as a social worker, she decided to quit her job and pursue fitness training in 2009. 

Ellen Ector

Ellen concluded

Either you’re gonna do this fitness thing or you’ll be working for someone else for the rest of your life.

She told Buzzfeed,

“I haven’t looked back since…I love what I do!”


She co-owns Gymnetics Fitness and GymJuice in Atlanta. She and her daughter Lana released a fitness DVD series entitled Black Girls Workout Too!

Ellen Ector and Daughter Lana

All of the exercises can be done with little to no equipment.

Ector says,

“Your body is a machine.”

She also says that it makes working out affordable for women who may not have the means to invest in a gym membership or buy workout machinery for their homes.

Ector lost her 63-year old Mother to uterine cancer. The loss is one of the drives behind her fitness obsession.

In these times of women buying “assets” and blindly trying to gulp their way to physiques of admirable scrutiny- Ector and her daughter’s approach offers a more realistic, rewarding, and healthier option. Work your unique “thickness” into your own unique form.

Author: Geo Gee

I'm a curious one that finds politics, social issues, and diverse progressive solutions interesting. I believe information and education are the most powerful weapons one can arm himself with. Those two dynamics alone open the doors to opportunities. I also subscribe to each one teach one for a better world for all.

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