Longview woman turns bodybuilder at 50

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Longview, TX (KLTV)  In an image conscious society, where many focus on health and fitness,  a Longview woman is re-defining what 50 looks like. It's the perfection of the human condition. Body building and sculpting and that is Rita Knight's life. She's in terrific physical condition at 50.

"I was tired of being sluggish, tired going to work everyday coming home and decided I just wanted to get into better shape," Knight says.

She's a personal trainer at Physical Impact, but she wasn't always in top notch shape. It was only 5 years ago she got into bodybuilding, and within 2 years she was winning contests.  The biggest change was diet, learning to eat healthy.

"Really the biggest change was my eating habits once I changed my eating habits everything else came much easier," she says.

Its all about structure and discipline and like anything, working at it.

"Its a lifestyle, you just learn to do it , it becomes very natural, very easy," Rita says.

She takes numerous supplements everyday and says anybody can do it.

"The bodybuilding look is very attainable for anyone of any age even if you're 20, 50, 60, 70. I feel awesome," says Knight.

She's redefining what feminine beauty is and she plans on looking good for a long time.

"I don't think there's anything I can't do anymore," she says.

If interested, you can reach Rita and other trainers at Physical Impact in Longview. Call 956-536-3330.