Willie Murphy is a 77-year-old woman from Rochester, New York. A few years ago Murphy stumbled across a sign at her local YMCA about a weightlifting competition. Murphy decided to join in the fun and start weight training. Last week Murphy’s hard work and dedication to her craft paid off as she was named 2014 Natural Powerlifter of the year.
In case you missed it, Murphy is 77 years old and weighs 105 pounds.
Murphy works out three days a week and stresses the importance that young people catch her working out in the gym. “They see I’m old and I’m not being pushed around in a wheelchair,” she said, according to USA Today. “I can shovel my own snow. And I can push my car if it gets stuck in the snow… I’m almost 80 years old and I am still living life.”