“Was About to Cry”: Everyone’s Favorite 66-YO Bodybuilder Granny Gives Fitness World a Mini “Heart Attack”

Published 01/15/2024, 6:43 AM EST

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You are never too old to chase your dreams. Granny Guns is the biggest example of that. 66-year-old Marlene Flowers is setting a huge example for everyone in the bodybuilding world of achieving goals regardless of age. The popular social media fitness influencer started her journey at 58 and it wasn’t like she went on a treadmill running at 3 m/hr. She started with strength training.

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Her life has been a rollercoaster ride with two toxic marriages and extreme body image issues along with an eating disorder. But after a colon surgery, her life changed forever and she decided enough was enough. She started exercising with her son Ryan who became her trainer. In a latest Instagram post, she chronicled her life and how it changed forever with just one decision. But the first picture of the carousel scared the daylights out of many fans.

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She uploaded five pictures in the form of a carousel and the very first picture was of her on a hospital bed with pipes going inside her nostrils and she was holding a plushy teddy bear and looking very sickly. However, this was the start of her incredible journey. Flowers mentioned it in the captions saying, “The first photo was a turning point when I decided to take my health back. When I decided enough was enough and began my journey.”

 

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The next pictures showed her working out in the gym, pumping her biceps, and also meeting famous bodybuilders on the way. She revealed that she had found her purpose and now it has been nine years since she started her great journey.

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The fans were very appreciative of her post but the first picture gave them the shock of their lives because they thought she might be sick and in the ER at present. Needless to say, she is in a different place now. She is extremely fit, quite possibly the fittest person of her age and she is strong like a big cat, both mentally and physically. That said, this lovable granny’s online grandkids did get seriously worried. 

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Fans get scared for her

Since the very first picture is pretty shocking the fans could not help but express their worry and later on expressed their excitement. One of her fans was so shocked that they wrote the comment in all caps stating, “STOP RHE FIRST PHOTO THRU ME OFF I THOUGHT THIS WAS A PHOTO STATING SHE DIED I ALMOST CRIED I LOVE YOU GRANNY.” Another fan chimed in as well saying, “GRANNY DONT SO THIS TO US I NEARLY HAD A HEART ATTACK.”

One fan was calmer than the others and stated, “You are so strong, Granny. A true inspiration.” A netizen talked about how shocked they were and said, “I’m NOT gonna lie the first slide scared the shit out of me fo. Don’t scare me like that. I was about to cry, HERE’S TO MANY MORE YEARS GRANNY.” Finally, another fan calmly said, “Love ya Granny.”

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I am Tanushree Bhowmick. I have always loved running and sprinting since I was a child and I often took pride in being unbeaten at sporting events in school. The love I had for sport continued to follow me into adulthood.
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