Ripped at 75: how this granny went from flabby to fabulous

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Joan MacDonald has spent the past four years focusing on changing her lifestyle. (PHOTO: Instagram/trainwithjoan)
Joan MacDonald has spent the past four years focusing on changing her lifestyle. (PHOTO: Instagram/trainwithjoan)

Toned abs, rippling biceps and a taut tush – not quite the description you’d usually associate with a 75-year-old.

But Joan MacDonald is showing that age is no obstruction in the pursuit of awesome abs. The inspiring septuagenarian has turned her life around – and transformed her body – after heeding dire warnings about her health.

Many may consider her over the hill, she says, but as far she’s concerned there are many more mountains to climb and she can put people half her age to shame.

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