‘She ended up doing all her stunts’ – Serena Williams’ trainer revealed the mammoth task of training a 62-year-old Linda Hamilton for the Terminator

Many tennis fans believe that Patrick Mouratoglou is responsible for Serena Williams’ continued tennis success. However, few people knew that Mackie Shilstone also had a greater influence on their game.

Serena Williams has had him as a personal trainer for almost a decade. In fact, he was instrumental in Serena’s expansive professional career. Shilstone once shared that at one point he had a big task to accomplish while coaching American actress Linda Hamilton.


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Mackie Shilstone hardcore training with Linda Hamilton

Back in September 2021, Mackie Shilstone gave an interview to the podcast episode titled The Holy Grail of Longevity Part 1. During the interview, he chatted with Chanda Rubin, a former world No. 6, Grand Slam singles semi-finalist and doubles champion. He shared things related to the training of 62-year-old Hollywood star Linda Hamilton for the movie “Terminator”.

I’m a junkie on the Terminator movie that I did. 2019. For James Cameron. I managed to do what I usually do, the diet. I take care of the exercise physiology, psychology, rehabilitation and body composition adapted for Linda Hamilton. And it was a 10 month project. And she ended up doing all of our stunts at the age of 62.said the 71 year old.


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Shilstone became friends with Serena even before they started training together in 2008. Despite her injuries serena was able to serve at the highest level thanks to his shoulder program. Through his influence, she has become as fit as any current athlete.

Serena Williams and Mackie Shilstone share a great bond

Mackie’s rise to fame as “Medicare Mackie” on the internet can be traced directly to Serena. He was so close to Serena that he officiated at the ceremony at their wedding. The two did not initially meet, but instead shared a connection. Mackie is best known for his role in Riddick Bowe’s boxing victory over Evander Holyfield.


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Cora Berry, the head of the District of Columbia Boxing and Wrestling Commission, suggested him to Oracene Price, Serena Williams’ mother. Mackie Shilstone is way more qualified than us to talk about Serena Williams’ height. What he says is nothing more than a repetition of what we already know. It’s safe to say that Serena Williams will go down in history as one of the toughest athletes of all time.

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