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You’d be forgiven for thinking that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg does not have the time, nor the inclination to work out.

At 84 she is the oldest judge serving on the Supreme Court in the United States, and only the second woman ever to be appointed to sit on the bench. Even as questions arise about how much longer she might be expected to stay in the increasingly demanding role, she is, by all accounts, sharper and more determined than ever.

But according to her long-time personal trainer, Bryant Johnson, Ginsburg is as serious about her health as she is civil rights. In his new book, The RBG Workout: How She Stays

Strong... And You Can Too Johnson discusses his work with Ginsburg, which began in 1999 with her battle with colorectal cancer.

Since then, he has trained her twice a week with workouts consisting of full-body stretches, jogging on the treadmill, chest presses, squats and push-ups.

Never one to waste a moment, Johnson says she insists on watching the news during her workouts, wears a sweatshirt emblazoned with ‘Super Diva’ and gets angry if he goes easy on the push-ups.