World's oldest body builder in town for Gladiator Fitness Expo

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Renowned health experts and fitness stars are coming together this weekend for the two-day Gladiator Fitness Expo. It features appearances by fitness stars Kai Greene, AJ Johnson, Ernestine Shepherd and Chicago's top fitness instructors and gyms.

Classes, seminars, workshops, meet and greets will be offered throughout the two-day show. Dress ready to exercise with classes including PIYO, Zuumba, aerobics, spin and kickboxing, plus fitness competitions with healthy prizes from The Dr. Oz show and Dr. Ian Smith.

At 80 years old, Ernestine Shepherd, is known as the world's oldest body builder. She told Judy Hsu what inspired her to get on the path to fitness.

"My sister and I didn't like the way we looked in bathing suits. So after that, we said 'we got to get fit!' So we started going to a gym and working out. That started the whole thing. At that time, I was 56 years old," Shepherd said.

The event starts on January 14th, 2017 from 10am-7pm and January 15th , 2017 at 2pm. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the Horseshoe Casino, online at, or by phone 1-800- 745-3000.

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