A few years ago, now 63-year-old Ellen Bittner realized she had to take control of her life and her health. Too embarrassed to enroll in a class, she began one-on-one training with Vadim Vilensky at Vadim Fitness Studios in Scarsdale, NY.¬† When Vadim returned from a powerlifting competition, Ellen wanted to check it out and was surprised to see female competitors. If they could do it, why couldn’t she? – “Just let me see what I can accomplish.”¬† Ellen took home a gold medal from her very first competition. Her success and determination have inspired self-confidence never before experienced in her 63 years. In her own words, “You’re never too old to try.”¬† Now, she’s open to new experiences and even went skydiving for the first time.