Time to cut the excuses?

Edith Murwe-Traina, who lifts weights ranging from 40 to 150 pounds, is shaking up the competitive powerlifting circuit and proving to the world that age is not an excuse to be inactive. She is 100!

"While I was watching those ladies doing their thing, I thought I just as well should pick up a few bars, and I did."

"Going on a regular basis, I found that I was enjoying it, and I was challenging myself to get a little bit better and a little bit better. Before long, I was part of the team."

Elizabeth Murwe-Traina


Elizabeth Montoya. (2021). 99-year-old competitive athlete become the world’s oldest powerlifter. Guiness World Records.

What an inspiring story. Now I really have no excuses to not get back in the gym. I have been thinking about getting back into a routine and it’s hard to get into the right mindset. Edith is super inspiring. Time to get back to my early mornings.

Thanks for sharing.

Edith is such an inspiration! I’m in my 30s and really hate working out but she has motivated me to try again one more time!

WOW!!!! I will officially stop finding excuses!!! Edith is an absolute inspiration!

There is no better feeling than finishing a great workout. Always perks me right up.

I can only imagine how she feels at 100!!!


No she isn’t about to turn 100! She started lifting at 91?!  If she isn’t motivation to keep in shape, I don’t know who is.  She looks GREAT!  Go Edith! Sometimes women get afraid of weight lifting, thinking they’ll get too bulky…but that’s not true.  Weightlifting tones, and keeps you strong.  I love that she came to realize in her 90’s our need as humans to be seen for who we are.  Yes Edith, that is a beautiful thing.