A true testament that age should never limit you from challenging yourself, Ingrid is one of the hardest working people we know. At 66 years young, Ingrid exudes the positivity and athletic ability of someone half her age – evident in the recent addition of 3 full chin-ups to her weekly workouts.
How many grandmas do you know who can do that?
Ingrid has always been interested in staying healthy but for many years while raising her family, she struggled to find the time to exercise consistently. Throughout that period, her persistent drive to look and feel good about herself got her moving on those busy days and she came to understand the importance of putting herself and her health first.
Ingrid has one of the most positive attitudes we have ever seen and her sheer determination to be the absolute best she can be is truly mind blowing. We have had the pleasure of working with Ingrid for over 8 years now and every day she amazes us with what she is capable of achieving.
When did you realize it was important to take care of your health?
I was very hard and critical on myself, I had to work on that and it was when I learned how to value myself that taking care of my health became easier.
What keeps you going?
I’m a little vain and want to look good. I also don’t want to hurt, and I know that once you start to get frail you don’t last very long.
What’s your attitude towards working out?
I don’t think of exercise as work. It’s social, it keeps my brain sharp, and it helps me to live longer.
What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?
“If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” – Bruce Lee
What is your favourite quote?
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill