Watch This Incredible Transformation By This 74-Year-Old Woman

74-year-old Joan Macdonald went viral after showing her amazing body transformation.

Watch This Incredible Transformation By This 74-Year-Old Woman

We all know how it’s hard to stick with a workout routine and as a result, a lot ends up failing to achieve their goals. But if a 74-year-old can totally change her body, then anyone can do it.

Joan Macdonald is the 74-year-old that we are talking about... and after explaining what it can do with hard work and commitment to diet, she went viral. Macdonald chose to change her life three years ago and today, after losing over 65 lbs and building lots of muscle, she has earned quite the following with 800,000 on Instagram.





3 years ago I began this long, slow journey and now I realize that there really isn’t any end to it. Each day I move in a direction based on my choices. Each month is a new milestone. Each year I seem to have changed so completely I think I can’t change any more and yet I do.💕💕 At this point, I truly realize that we are limitless. At any moment we can make a decision to change. No matter how difficult or challenging life is, we must remain steadfast in our aim and keep inching forward. When I got started I never imagined I’d be where I am today. I just wanted to get my health back and get off my medication. Each door we step through leads to another door and then another. I hope you all keep choosing to grow! To learn to love yourself, take the best care of yourself, and dare to dream and love with your whole heart again.🙏🙏 . Pink outfit by @womensbest . . #transformation #hope #justdoit.
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Joan Macdonald did not do this all by herself though, because she is personally coached by her daughter Michelle Macdonald, who knows exactly what she is doing. 

Joan also provides useful training and techniques she was informed by her daughter/coach as you can see from her Instagram posts.

"I thought I’d share with you how my coach actually trains me. 😅
I think a lot of women my age get really pacified at the gym. I see a lot of chit-chat going on in general between trainers and their older female clients, and not much effort. I imagine Trainer’s must think we can’t be pushed and we are there to mark time, and not accomplish much.

If I can advise you on one thing: find a trainer who really knows their stuff and can teach you good form and really push you. 🏋ðŸŧ‍♀️ I would NEVER have even thought to learn how to hip thrust or deadlift on my own. I used to just go and sit on the machines and do circuits. But that all changed when I started working with a proper coach. @yourhealthyhedonista just puts me through my paces like a drill sergeant and shows me videos of my form and also does a lot of demonstrations and hands-on corrections.

There’s definitely a common misconception that women shouldn’t do certain exercises or lift relatively heavyweights. However, by avoiding efficient, proven movements, you’re shortchanging the potential for progress and gains. 

This has really helped me learn how to lift properly. I only get to work with her a few times throughout the year but every time I do I seem to make huge improvements. She always tells me: whether you’re young or old, all bodies respond to the same technique of proper exercise selection, proper volume, and progressive overload (making the workouts harder each week). If you dumb it down just because you’re older you won’t get the results you are looking for. Don’t be taken advantage of my dears. If you really want to make changes, decide to become strong and decide that you’re worth the effort. 🏋ðŸŧ‍♀️"




I thought I’d share with you how my coach actually trains me. 😅 I think a lot of women my age get really pacified at the gym. I see a lot of chit-chat going on in general between trainers and their older female clients, and not much effort. I imagine Trainer’s must think we can’t be pushed and we are there to mark time, and not accomplish much. ðŸĪ·ðŸž‍♀️. If I can advise you on one thing: find a trainer who really knows their stuff and can teach you good form and really push you. 🏋ðŸŧ‍♀️ I would NEVER have even thought to learn how to hip thrust or deadlift on my own. I used to just go and sit on the machines and do circuits. But that all changed when I started working with a proper coach. @yourhealthyhedonista just puts me through my paces like a drill sergeant and shows me videos of my form and also does a lot of demonstrations and hands on corrections. This has really helped me learn how to lift properly. I only get to work with her a few times throughout the year but every time I do I seem to make huge improvements. She always tells me: whether you’re young or old, all bodies respond to the same technique of proper exercise selection, proper volume, and progressive overload (making the workouts harder each week). If you dumb it down just because you’re older you won’t get the results you are looking for. Don’t be taken advantage of my dears. If you really want to make changes, decide to become strong and decide that you’re worth the effort. 🏋ðŸŧ‍♀️ I don’t know about you all but I am ITCHING to get back in the gym. I am eagerly watching people in other provinces and states and countries returning to the gym. How exciting! I can’t wait to start hip thrusting again and getting my pull up strength back. What about you? When is your gym reopening or are you already back? What do you want to train? Let’s all make the rest of 2020 something truly amazing. 💊 stay strong, love your neighbour, and work hard for your goals! With love, Joan ❤️ . @anytimefitnesscobourg
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There is a popular belief that women do not do such workouts or lift weights that are fairly heavy. However, you’re shortening the potential for change and gains by ignoring successful, tested moves.

Once she physically found trust in her body, MacDonald says she felt the necessity to drive herself even mentally. "My daughter introduced me to apps like Headspace and Elevate, and I decided on Duolingo to learn Spanish too,"

Double biceps pose…



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Stay strong!!! 🏋ðŸŧ‍♀️🏋ðŸŧ‍♀️🏋ðŸŧ‍♀️ As a big “thank you” to all of you for the love and support you’ve given me, I am going to be leading a live video this Saturday right here. For this upcoming at home workout session you will need just a pair of circular bands (the small ones) and your warm body. My bands are by @hopefitnessgear and part of their proceeds go towards helping our youth fight back against illness.. It’s a great cause! Please tag someone who needs this motivation 💕💕 It’ll be about half an hour, and a sweaty one. ðŸ’ĶðŸ’Ķ I’ll be doing all the exercises with you, huffing and puffing away. Don’t be afraid to join me. Make it a family affair. Remember I have a bad knee, a bad shoulder, and lately even my left butt cheek has been acting up. ðŸĪŠ that’s the joys of getting a wee bit older. Anyways, if I can do it, YOU can do it! 🙌ðŸŧ🙌ðŸŧ See you at 8 am EDT (TORONTO/NYC time), this April 18th. . Outfit: @womensbest pink seamless 💕💕 #fitover70 #homeworkout #womensbestwear
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