Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Workout Is Pretty Tough by the Forward

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Workout Is Pretty Tough

For those who fret about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s health, it turns out that her exercise regimen might be more rigorous than yours. Or at least that’s what one reporter found when he spent an hour and a half simulating her routine with personal trainer Bryant Johnson.

“As for Ginsburg’s continued vitality, after going through one of her workouts I can confirm she could not be in better hands. Sore, disoriented and cranky, I didn’t feel a day over 65,” wrote Ben Schreckinger of Politico, after he underwent the Ginsburg workout, which includes bench presses, curls, squats, push-ups and planks.

He added: “I’m no athlete, but I’m young and reasonably fit. I thought the workout would be pattycake, but it was much harder than I expected.”

According to trainer Johnson, Ginsburg does her routine twice a week, as part of an effort to keep mind and body healthy as she ages. Now an 83-year-old, her continued survival and service on the Supreme Court is critical to progressives, who want to prevent her from retiring and seeing her seat from being filled by President Trump.

Contact Daniel J. Solomon at or on Twitter @DanielJSolomon


Daniel J. Solomon

Daniel J. Solomon is the former Assistant to the Editor/News Writer at the Forward. Originally from Queens, he attended Harvard as an undergraduate, where he wrote his senior thesis on French-Jewish intellectual history. He is excited to have returned to New York after his time in Massachusetts. Daniel’s passions include folk music, cycling, and pointed argument.

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