She’s just turned 74 and has osteoarthritis in her hands and feet.
She has had hip and knee replacement ops and overcome breast cancer, bulimia and depression.
But yet, this granny has no plans to slow down just yet and has just released her 27th fitness DVD – Jane Fonda: Trim Tone and Flex.
Ok she admits she had a bit of cosmetic surgery on her chin, neck and eyes but there’s no doubting her enthusiasm for all things health and fitness.
And this workout is designed for anyone who has never done a workout in their life as well as for the 50+ audience.
The routines are simple and can easily be done at home with a chair, mat and weights being the only props.
If you are advanced however, this dvd could make a great workout on days when you’re doing an easy workout.
Or you could increase the intensity of the workout by using heavier weights.
The Trim, Tone & Flex workout includes an Upper Body Workout, a Lower Body Workout and a bonus 10 minute relaxation programme to quiet the mind and relieve stress.
The Upper Body Workout begins with priming the body with easy joint movements followed by sculpting the arms, shoulders, back and belly using weights and balance exercises.
It finishes off flexibility stretches to improve range of motion.
The Lower Body Workout starts off with loosening up with gentle joint rolls before working out all the major muscles of the legs, hips and buttocks with seated and standing exercises to tone and trim.
It’s completed with stretches to improve flexibility.
What this DVD does is promote the importance of staying active, strong and active rather than the standard “getting thin” message as is often associated with fitness dvd’s.
Instead this is about being able to remain independent, getting up and down stairs, in and and out of cars, protecting your bones and joints.
The thing is, these are all important messages we need to remember whether we are in our 20s, 30s, 40s, or 50+.
The fact of the matter is that if we take this ethos on board now, it will serve us long into the future when it will really matter!
As Jane said in a recent interview: “Ageing can’t be prevented but the effects can be minimised if you stay active when you’re older.”
Jane Fonda: Trim, Tone and Flex is available on DVD from December 26, priced £17.99