Were ripped grans who dazzle with our youthful looks – age is just a number

These women have proven that you can be fit and healthy at any age.

Charlene Farnsworth, Anca Nicoleta Ward and Lesley Maxwell have more in common than you may think.

Not only are they all grandmothers but they all turned to fitness later in life, which shows that it's never too late to pursue your dream.

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Here, Daily Star has shared their inspiring stories.

Charlene Farnsworth

A super-fit gran who didn't get into fitness until later on in life is now fit and thriving, despite trolls telling her to “cover up”.

Charlene Farnsworth worked hard for her figure after overcoming a health scare, so now she proudly shows it off.

The 53-year-old Canadian previously "let her health go" after doctors tested her for throat cancer but in her late 40s, she vowed it was time to get back in shape.

Charlene started pumping iron in the gym and soon got hooked – and now she's a qualified personal trainer.

But she does occasionally receive cruel comments from keyboard warriors who think she shouldn't be wearing skimpy clothes but she rises above them.

The gym bunny said: “The nasty comments they leave me says more about them than it does about me. It shows their own negativity and insecurities.”

Anca Nicoleta Ward

A gran who looks better than she did in 20s has scooped so many bikini bodybuilding titles that she's become a judge at fitness competitions.

Anca Nicoleta Ward has been competing in bodybuilding competitions for decades – and as a result, the Londoner has been able to maintain her youthful looks.

Despite having one son, two stepchildren and even a grandson, the 39-year-old is determined to be a world champion.

Anca started competing in bodybuilding competitions after moving to England from Romania 21 years ago.

Over the years, she's scooped victory in the ‘Mums that lift’ and ‘Bikini Wellness’ categories.

She’s got a giant cabinet packet with other trophies too – including multiple ‘Bikini Wellness’ titles at the World Championships and podium places at dozens of other competitions.

Lesley Maxwell

An Australian bodybuilder and personal trainer regularly flaunts her figure online.

Lesley Maxwell is a “hot gran” who is regularly praised by her fans for her six-pack abs and strong arms.

She loves posing in bikinis – and the sexy snaps have helped her garnered more than 139,000 followers on Instagram

The 65-year-old separated from her husband in her late 40s and turned to fitness when she started suffering from anxiety.

Now the bodybuilding guru shows people they can change their lives well into their 50s and 60s, saying it doesn't matter how old you are when you start training.

When she's not training her clients, the Australian is putting herself through a gruelling workout.

She's even won bikini competitions in her sixties!


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