Friday, April 8, 2011

MMA at 52?

I've been reading That Girl is Funny for a while, but only realised yesterday that Cheryl Ragsdale is 52. And have to admit I'm ageist, who would have thought you could take up a sport like Brazilian Ju-Jitsu (very) late in life and love it so much?
Cheryl, a former management consultant started training to make some health changes in her life and ... well, watch the video and you'll see.
Best quote: " You don't need strength, you just need to know how to leverage people."  




Do you know anyone else taking up intense sports at an, umm, unusual age?

7 comments:

Cheryl from thatgirlisfunny said...

Niamh,
You just made my day! I have the biggest smile on my face right now. Thank you xoxo

Snowcatcher said...

I noticed a news story the other day that suggested our best years may now be in our 80s. But this post truly is wonderful, to know age doesn't have to be a roadblock.

niamh said...

@ Cheryl - no problem Cheryl! Except you've just wiped out my best reason for being lazy...age doesn't cut it!

@ Snowcatcher - 80s? really? Now that's being optimisic:) But yes, great to see it's all about having the right opportunities

Tina said...

Awesome! That woman puts me to shame!

niamh said...

@ Tina - I know, been sending this around to anyone I know feeling like they're too old to get back into sports!

paul said...

Well Cheryl, you are a role model.

niamh said...

@ Paul - yes indeed, if you know of anyone else though your own work who would fit here, let me know!

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