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?


Cheryl from thatgirlisfunny said...

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!