Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg may be getting on in her years (she's currently 87), but that certainly hasn't stopped her from pumping iron.
RBG is known on the hill for her daily workout routine.
Even now, with a global pandemic shutting down public life all over the country, her drive to break a sweat cannot be stopped.
Though most facilities have closed, Ginsberg is still using the Supreme Court's private gym, and is being aided by trainer Bryant Johnson. Johnson notes, however, that the pair are maintaining plenty of distance and wiping down all their equipment as they do their "planks, pushups and other exercises."
Justice Ginsburg’s trainer told me that he and the 87-year-old are still doing their workout sessions at the Suprem… https://t.co/4SxZwpKM5l— Jimmy Hoover (@Jimmy Hoover)1585694756.0
Johnson told Law360 he might have shut down the gym if not for Ginsberg, saying:
"Everybody's been shut down. The only reason why I didn't shut the justice down is because, hey, she ain't having it. If she wants to train, that's the least that I can do."
Bless, bless RBG. https://t.co/QhkK2jmfxv— Neal Katyal (@Neal Katyal)1585709896.0
Officials have allowed RBG to continue working out after consulting her doctors.
An update on RBG’s workouts: "At Justice Ginsburg’s request, the Court has set aside the limited private space next… https://t.co/4LkhHVG9vU— Adam Liptak (@Adam Liptak)1585774492.0
"The space is being used exclusively by the Justice. No other Justices are using the space, and the employee gym is… https://t.co/9V4rNtWMgZ— Adam Liptak (@Adam Liptak)1585774513.0
Ginsberg's routine has been titled "The RBG Workout" by Johnson, who described it to Politico as including:
"...a machine bench press, where Ginsburg normally puts up 70 pounds. From there it was leg curls and leg presses, chest flies and lat pull-downs, all on machines, while stretching the muscle groups being exercised in between sets."
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Despite having received cancer treatment on four occasions, the notorious RBG is a force of nature.
According to Johnson:
"Her choice is, she doesn't make excuses not to do it. So we find ways to do it."
*NO ONE* but RBG is allowed in the SCOTUS private gym !!— Juan Carlos Mora (@Juan Carlos Mora)1585755201.0
Twitter, as always, had to give it up for the Supreme Court's most senior justice.
@NYDailyNews Please stay well and safe Justice Ginsburg— GJ Timmons (@GJ Timmons)1585748401.0
@JimmyHooverDC @cmclymer For the love of all that is good, somebody please wipe that gym down every night with the… https://t.co/UufAD522QK— Rob Major (@Rob Major)1585699445.0
Stay safe, Justice Ginsberg. We're counting on you.