You might recognize the name Jessie Graff. She's an American Ninja Warrior. But I want you to meet her mom, Ginny MacColl. She's a Warrior too! Ginny and I worked together many years ago, and keep in touch today via Facebook. I've been watching her journey the past several years, and it's been incredibly inspiring!

In this video, Ginny will tell you her story of how one pull-up at age 63 turned into becoming an American Ninja Warrior herself.

I reached out to Ginny yesterday to ask her if she had any words of wisdom for someone who might need a little help. Here's what she had to say:

My slogan is STRENGTH IS AGELESS, and my message is AGE AND INEXPERIENCE SHOULDN'T BE BARRIERS BUT JUST PART OF THE JOURNEY.

My quote I love is from Winston Churchill: "Success is not final. Failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts."

I guess what I would say is that...I want to inspire seniors, so they get up and get moving. Too many think when they reach retirement that they can't get started this late, or they're too old. I look at it as an exciting time when you can do things you never did before. I never knew I'd be doing what I am...until I tried. We just don't know what we can accomplish. Take baby steps. Go to a trainer, take a class, walk with a friend, but take the first step. As you feel better about yourself, you naturally pay attention to nutrition, and health.

I was inspired by a book I read called, "Younger Next Year for Women." It will get one going!

Also, I want to encourage people to follow my instagram account @ginnymaccoll.  I've found that having a lot of followers can bring about more ways to get the message out to seniors...or anyone over 40!

Ginny has always been incredibly kind and thoughtful. When someone is such a good person, it's even more fun to watch them accomplish goals they never dreamed possible. And to watch them use that success to inspire others, well, that's really what it's all about. Thanks, Ginny, for reminding us that age should never be a barrier when following our dreams!

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Pictured above:  Ginny MacColl and her daughter, Jessie Graff

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