Many on the left hold U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in high esteem — and even more admire her famed workout routine.
According to the Daily Mail, U.S. Army Special Forces veteran Bryant Johnson elaborated an interview published Tuesday on the regimen he has implemented as her personal trainer to keep the aging jurist in the best health possible.
Too old to work out?
“Working with Justice Ginsburg is an honor and I am truly humbled to have been given the opportunity,” Johnson told journalist Kathleen Nicholson Webber of Pause Well-Aging.
Johnson also praised the justice’s commitment and tenacity, holding her up as an example for those who say they are not capable of regular physical activity.
“I remember someone told me once that they were too old to work out,” he recalled in the interview. “I said, ‘Justice Ginsburg is 87. She started 21 years ago with me, at age 66.'”
Busier than a justice?
Johnson said others have told him that they do not have time to stick to a workout schedule.
“I say, ‘Are you busier than a Supreme Court justice?’ Or they might say they have a bad back and are too weak to work out,” he remarked.
In fact, Ginsburg is reportedly so dedicated to the routine that she pressured her trainer to continue despite widespread coronavirus shutdowns that kept many Americans out of the gym.
“Everybody’s been shut down,” he said in a previous interview with The Hill. “The only reason why I didn’t shut the justice down is because, hey, she ain’t having it. She has that grandfather status to me and if she wants to train, that’s the least that I can do.”
Johnson noted that Ginsburg, like everyone he trains, feels “better after a workout is completed,” adding that she typically commits to at least two sessions each week.
“Justice Ginsburg has survived four bouts with cancer and each time has continued to exercise,” he told Pause Well-Aging. “I say be consistent over time and just show up.”
Regardless of her often divisive ideological stances, it seems Americans on both sides of the aisle can look to Ginsburg for inspiration when struggling to make time in the week for an exercise routine.