This week, we meet 61-year old Helen Fritsch - a flight attendant, published fitness model, IFBB Bodybuilding Pro and Certified Wine Specialist who believes that age is irrelevant to pursue goals, dreams and desires. To that end, she started competing in bodybuilding shows when she turned 55 and consistently placed in the top 5. When Helen turned 60 last year, she won a national championship and earned her pro card. Four years ago, Helen was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, but that didn’t stop her from pursuing her athletic goals. Helen has been featured in Oxygen Magazine, D’Fyne Magazine, Center Stage Magazine and she writes a column in Max Sports and Fitness Magazine called Forever Young.
In this episode, we discuss Helen’s journey to becoming a competitive bodybuilder in her sixties, how she was able to stay disciplined with her nutrition while traveling for a living, and what she credits with keeping her cancer from advancing.
SEASONED ATHLETE STATS - HELEN FRITSCH
Sport: competitive bodybuilding
Quote: “Age is irrelevant.”
Facebook - Helen Fritsch Masters IFBB Pro