Ruth Bader Ginsburg mid workout in "RBG" (Magnolia Pictures)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s personal trainer pays tribute by doing 3 pushups in front of her casket

Ginsburg was 87 when she died of cancer on September 18 after spending 27 years as a justice

Alex Henderson
September 26, 2020 7:49AM (UTC)

This article originally appeared on AlterNet.

This week, one of the admirers who paid tribute to the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Washington, D.C. was fitness expert Bryant Johnson. In front of her casket, Johnson got down on the floor and did three pushups — and there was a reason for those pushups: Johnson was Ginsburg's personal trainer.

Ginsburg, who joined the U.S. Supreme Court in 1993 under President Bill Clinton, was 87 when she died of cancer on Friday, September 18 after spending 27 years as a justice. Johnson's pushups were in honor of her memory.


Ginsburg was known for her workout routine, which she described in her 2017 book, "The RBG Workout: How She Stays Strong…And You Can Too!"

Here are some responses to Johnson's affectionate tribute to Ginsburg:



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