Meet the 61-year-old bodybuilder working towards another ‘Ms. Olympia’ title

Dollita Okine October 25, 2023
She initially claimed the title when she was 55 years old. She is now preparing to take first place in this year's competition. Photo Credit: Instagram, Sheryl Grant

61-year-old professional bodybuilder Sheryl Grant has declared her intention to win the title of Ms. Olympia once more. According to News Nation, she initially claimed the title when she was 55 years old. She is now preparing again to take first place in this year’s competition.

She stated her desire on Instagram, saying, “On this journey to Ms. Olympia at 60+, my goal is to reach 50 million people around the globe, letting them know that age is just a number and that they can achieve their goals at any age!”

In another post, the fitness fanatic noted “Starting the journey to Ms. Olympia for the second time is difficult, but it has opened my eyes in ways I never thought imaginable.”

Grant told BET about her journey to become Ms. Olympia and how she got into bodybuilding after witnessing her roommate take part in it. She revealed that she didn’t even think she would win when she entered the Ms. Olympia competition. She explained that the reason she chose this particular competition was that it is all-natural; that is, no supplements or steroids are used during the competition.

In addition to pursuing her current goal, Grant urges others to start working toward their own personal fitness objectives by joining her FIT for Life community. She established the award-winning platform to support people in transforming both their minds and their bodies.

According to her website, the fitness queen is the world’s top AgeTech advocate, leading initiatives centered on women’s entrepreneurship.

She told BET, “The competition didn’t just transform my body. It transformed my mind. And I came up with something called FIT, which stands for faith, intuition, and tenacity. I realized that when I was on that journey in corporate America, systemic systems were built against me, but I had also built those same systems in my mind. I had started to believe that I wasn’t worthy or capable. I couldn’t do it. Winning Ms. Olympia at 55 taught me that there’s nothing impossible for me to do in my life. ”

The 61-year-old has also authored a book titled ‘Fit for Life’ that is aimed at mentally motivating people who seek to achieve their fitness goals.

Last Edited by:Mildred Europa Taylor Updated: October 25, 2023


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