How shy mother-of-five transformed herself into bikini-wearing bodybuilder at age of 53

How shy mother-of-five transformed herself into bikini-wearing bodybuilder at age of 53

“I never wanted people to notice me”: How shy mother-of-five transformed herself into bikini-wearing bodybuilder at age of 53

11:38 PM on 13th July 2011

Debra Berney Debra Berney

Transformed: Debra Berney, 53, had always been self-conscious about her body, but changed her life when she retrained as a personal wellness coach and began competing in bodybuilding competitions (right)

Debra Berney

Confident: The mother-of-five (centre) held her own against women up to three decades younger