There are more than 30,000 gyms in America…but if you look around, you quickly realize that we’re not utilizing them to the fullest. According to a National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, more than two in every three adults are considered overweight or obese. Roughly 80% of people who join a gym in January will terminate that membership within five months.
It seems like people need motivation to exercise and get healthy more than ever.
That’s where 78-year-old Shirley Webb comes in. The grandmother recently became a viral sensation when a video of her deadlifting 225 pounds was uploaded by her trainer. After watching this video, you’ll probably ask yourself, “What’s my excuse now?”
Webb joined a gym two years ago when she realized that if she was on the ground, she couldn’t get up without some kind of crutch. She wanted to end that and by following the advice of her trainer, she has.
Webb has gone on to set records for lifting in Illinois and Missouri for her age and weight group. She also has no intentions to stop lifting.
Go home and look at yourself in the mirror, get motivated, and follow in this woman’s footsteps!